JSW Steel in talks with Whitehaven for coal mine stake

India’s JSW Steel Ltd is in talks with Australian miner Whitehaven Coal for a stake in its Blackwater metallurgical coal mine, a source aware of the discussions said on Tuesday.

India’s plans to double coal production ignore climate threat

As climate diplomats at COP28 in Dubai debated an agreement to transition away from fossil fuels last December, India was facing another energy conundrum: It needed to build more power capacity, fast.

China’s coal king is catching up with its new battery champions

Mining News Pro - China’s battery giants are at the forefront of the global energy transition, but on the stock market they’re being outshined by the dirtiest fossil fuel.

Mexico finds first remains of coal miners lost in 2022 accident

Mining News Pro - Mexican authorities have located remains from two of the 10 coal miners trapped and killed at the El Pinabete mine in the state of Coahuila in August 2022, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

Replacing coal with biofuels in lime kilns not as ‘green’ as previously thought

The different chemical and physical properties of biofuels pose serious challenges to the idea of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from lime kilns, new research has found.

Peabody to resume output at Australia coal mine next quarter

Mining News Pro - Peabody Energy Corp. plans to resume production next quarter at its North Goonyella mine in Australia, which has been closed since a 2018 fire.

Coal financing is still booming

Mining News Pro - The amount of bank financing going to mining coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel of them all, remains at surprisingly high levels. Most of it is coming from China.

Glencore’s prized Canadian coal mines come with rising environmental scrutiny

Mining News Pro - A Glencore-led consortium’s successful $9 billion bid for Teck Resources’ steelmaking coal unit could face tougher environmental clean-up obligations, as water pollution from the mines comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and Canada.

Vitol funds to help restart Australia coal mine shut since 2007

Mining News Pro - Australian Pacific Coal Ltd. and its joint venture partner have agreed terms for $60 million funding from Vitol Asia Pte Ltd., allowing them to restart a coal mine in New South Wales that’s been shut for more than 16 years.

Australian company revives its push for a controversial coal mine in Alberta

Mining News Pro - A company whose application for a coal mine in Alberta was rejected two years ago is back – with a new name, and an updated request to explore its lease in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Esfahan Steel Company guarantees the future of Iran’s coal production

Mining News Pro - Chief executive of ESCO says that this company guarantees the future of Iran’s coal production.

Canada’s Lassonde ‘mystified’ by Teck choice of Glencore bid for coal unit

Mining News Pro - Canadian businessman Pierre Lassonde said on Wednesday that he is “mystified” by Teck Resources’ decision to sell its coal unit to a Glencore-led consortium for $9 billion because his group bid the same price.

Glencore ready to spin-off coal unit after sealing Teck buy

Mining News Pro - Glencore is moving ahead with plans to spin-off its profitable but polluting thermal coal business after clinching on Tuesday a $9 billion deal for the coal division of Canada’s Teck Resources.

US Indigenous coal miners with black lung disease unlikely to qualify for federal support

Mining News Pro - Indigenous coal miners may develop disabling black lung disease but are less likely to qualify for medical benefits using currently required lung function standards rather than standards specific to Indigenous populations, according to new research.

Whitehaven to buy BHP’s Queensland coal mines in $4.1bn deal

Mining News Pro - BHP Group said on Wednesday Whitehaven Coal will acquire the mining giant’s Blackwater and Daunia mines, which are part of the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) metallurgical coal joint venture in Queensland, for $4.1 billion.

Teck says it won’t necessarily sell coal assets to highest bid

Mining News Pro - The highest bid for Teck Resources Ltd.’s lucrative coal assets won’t necessarily be the winning bid, said chief executive officer Jonathan Price.

BHP plans to keep remaining coal after completing mine sales

Mining News Pro - BHP Group Ltd., the world’s biggest miner, plans to keep its remaining metallurgical coal assets after completing an existing sale process, pointing to a strong outlook for higher-quality raw materials.

Teck aiming for coal, metals business separation announcement by end of 2023

Mining News Pro - Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd is aiming to make an announcement on the separation of its coal and metals business by the end of 2023, chief executive officer Jonathan Price said on Thursday.

South Africa says Kusile coal plant to revive capacity this year

Mining News Pro - South Africa said its state-owned power utility will add 2,400 megawatts of generating capacity to the country’s strained electricity grid before the end of the year.

European insurers are underwriting 30% of US coal, study says

Mining News Pro - Some of Europe’s biggest insurers are underwriting close to a third of the coal production that takes place in the US, even after pledging to target net zero emissions, according to a report by climate campaign group Insure Our Future.

Looming strike by miners raises worry about India coal supplies

Mining News Pro - The world’s biggest coal producer, state-owned Coal India Ltd., is facing a potential three-day strike across its core and subsidiary units, according to a stock exchange filing, prompting fears of supply disruptions across the country.

No quick end for sale of Teck’s coal unit as mining giant weighs more bids than expected

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Teck Resources is surprised by the global interest in its coal business, suggesting that bidders such as Switzerland’s Glencore will face a highly competitive bidding process whose outcome will not be known quickly.

Coal miners forced to save for a rainy day by insurance snub

Mining News Pro - Some coal producers are having to set aside tens of millions of dollars to cover their own risks as they are cut adrift by insurers, making it more difficult and costly to do business amid a surge in demand for the fossil fuel.

AI’s potential role in the coal industry

Mining News Pro - In this thought-provoking interview, we delve into the intriguing realm of artificial intelligence and its potential to reshape the landscape of coal mining and utilization. Join us as we engage with an expert at the intersection of AI and energy to uncover the promises, challenges, and prospects of integrating cutting-edge technologies into a time-honored sector.

Four killed in Vietnam coal mine collapse

Mining News Pro - Four people have been killed in a collapse in a coal mine in Vietnam’s mining centre of Quang Ninh, the state-run Thanh Nien newspaper reported on Sunday.

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