Thermal coal

Sep 11, 2020
Adani wins injunction against anti-coal activist

Adani wins injunction against anti-coal activist

Adani has won a battle against an anti-Carmichael mine activist, with the Queensland Supreme Court granting an injunction against activities including a ‘Dob in a Contractor’ campaign. The ruling will require Galilee Blockade spokesman Ben Pennings to remove online material related to that campaign and content encouraging collection of confidential information about the mine. A...

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Sep 10, 2020
NSW opens coal mine explosives testing facility

NSW opens coal mine explosives testing facility

Australia’s only independent underground mine explosives testing facility has opened on the New South Wales Central Coast. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro this week launched the first round of explosive testing at the new facility, which will operate under the management of the Mine Safety Technology Centre within the NSW Resources Regulator. Mr Barilaro said th...

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Sep 03, 2020
Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

The Ensham coal mine near Emerald may host a ‘biomass hub’ under a renewable energy initiative by owner Idemitsu Australia Resources. Idemitsu Renewable Developments Australia (IRDA) is investing $200,000 in a trial to assess the viability of producing a fully renewable biomass product that could be used with coal to reduce carbon emissions from power stations. The trial will id...

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Aug 25, 2020
TerraCom builds fleet to back owner-operator move

TerraCom builds fleet to back owner-operator move

TerraCom has invested $3.2 million in mobile plant and equipment to allow its transition to owner-operator at the Blair Athol mine in Central Queensland. The extra fleet, already in operation at the mine, includes excavators, trucks, dozers and other equipment. Combined with Blair Athol’s dragline and CHPP, TerraCom says it now has the necessary plant and equipment to achieve a two mi...

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Aug 19, 2020
Coronado boosts its coffers as COVID-19 hits coal sales

Coronado boosts its coffers as COVID-19 hits coal sales

Curragh mine operator Coronado Global Resources has successfully completed a $240 million capital raising to boost its balance sheet. It comes after the company reported a net loss after tax of $US123.2 million in its half-year results, released last week. “The placement and institutional entitlement offer were well received by the market with strong demand from new and existing institut...

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Aug 09, 2020
Glencore rolls out coal mine stoppages to cut volume

Glencore rolls out coal mine stoppages to cut volume

Glencore has announced temporary shutdowns at its Newlands and Collinsville coal operations. Workers will be required to take leave to co-incide with the September school holidays. It is part of a push to reduce Australian coal volumes by about seven million tonnes against a backdrop of poor returns. The company also plans to roll out temporary production shutdowns across a number of...

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Aug 07, 2020
Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Queenslanders can count on the resources industry to continue to strictly comply with all government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The industry was working closely with the State Government and office of the Chief Health Officer (CHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, especially into regional areas, and will do what...

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Aug 06, 2020
Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

The ecological health of the waterways of the Fitzroy Basin has received a ‘B’ on its latest report card. The catchment area is home to scores of coal mines as well as farming interests. According to the annual Fitzroy Partnership for River Health Report Card, the ecological health of the waterways improved in the 2018-19 period compared to the previous year, rising from a high ...

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Aug 06, 2020
Coal giant Peabody details global jobs cull

Coal giant Peabody details global jobs cull

Peabody’s latest quarterly report has outlined cost cutting measures across its Australian and United States operations in the face of reduced coal demand and pricing. Over the past 18 months, Peabody has reduced its workforce by about 24 per cent. This includes 450 jobs shed since April, including contractors, across several mines – taking the total cuts across operations and c...

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