US increases its coal export to Europe and Asia

MINEX FORUM | July 31, 2017
img0 Coal exports to Europe and Asia are surging despite criticism from countries such as France and China over President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change agreement, according to new federal data, washingtonexaminer.com noted. Coal exports for making steel and generating electricity rose 58 percent in the first three months of the year compared ...

Rio Tinto confirmed the sale of its Coal & Allied Industries Limited to Glencore

MINEX FORUM | June 26, 2017
img0 The Rio Tinto board today confirmed its recommendation that shareholders vote in favour of the sale of Rio Tinto’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries Limited (“C&A”) to Yancoal Australia Limited (“Yancoal”). The recommendation follows consideration by the board of a revised offer from Glencore plc received on 23 June 2017, and a revised offer ...

UN climate conference will be held in 2018 in the heart of Poland’s coal mining

MINEX FORUM | June 9, 2017
img0 Image: theaustralian.com.au The pivotal 2018 UN climate conference will be held in the heart of Poland’s coal mining industry, in a move that has angered some campaigners but offered others hope that it symbolises transition away from fossil fuels, climatechangenews.com reported. The town of Katowice – founded on coal mining – is in the heart of the Upper ...

Polish Debiensko scoping study assumes a good potential for the project to be mined

MINEX FORUM | March 20, 2017
img0 Image: boell.de A scoping study for Prairie Mining’s fully permitted Debiensko mine has highlighted technical viability and robust economics for it to potentially be a large-scale, low-cost and long-life premium hard coking coal supplier. The scoping study indicated cash costs of approximately US$47 per tonne (steady state average) potentially positions Debiensko as by far amongst the ...

Ukrainian mining and metallurgy can collapse – Borys Kolesnikov

MINEX FORUM | March 15, 2017
img0 The blockade of Donbas would provoke a domino effect and the metal and mining complex would collapse, then the energy sector, railways and ports would follow, Interfax said with reference to Prime Minister of the opposition government Borys Kolesnikov. “The organizers of the Donbas blockade demand that authorities sign international contracts on coal supplies. Where ...