Russian coal grows despite the very long distance to consumers

MINEX Forum | October 25, 2016
img0 Image: boell.de US Energy Information Administration issued the report regarding Russian fossil fuel production, consumption and export. The last part describes situation in the Russian coal industry. With 177 billion short tons of coal at the end of 2014, Russia held the world’s second-largest recoverable coal reserves, behind the United States. Russia produced 394 million short ...

Around 20 miners trapped in flooded mines in China

Irina Dorokhova | July 4, 2016
img0 Image: http://mfgtalkradio.com/ Source: http://aa.com.tr/en/anadolu-post/china-around-20-miners-trapped-in-flooded-mines/602007 Around 20 people are reported to be trapped underground in China after water flooded coal mines in the country’s north and southwest. State news agency Xinhua reported the country’s top safety watchdog as saying Sunday that 12 miners remain trapped in a flooded mine in the city of Jincheng in Shanxi Province. Local authorities have said ...

Coal production in Poland to increase slowly

Irina Dorokhova | July 1, 2016
img0 Image: http://poland-today.pl/ Source: http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsreport-polish-coal-industry-witness-growth-both-production-consumption-4935830 Coal production in Poland is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 2.8% to reach 156.2 million tonnes (Mt) in 2020, while consumption is also expected to grow by 2.6% to 149.4Mt, according to a report by Timetric. Entitled “Coal Mining in Poland to 2020“, the report states that ...

“Decrease in the volume of investment will surely endanger the existence of the industry”

Irina Dorokhova | June 29, 2016
img0 Image: blog.richmond.edu Source: www.mining.com/web/future-russian-coal-industry/ By Bilan Uzhakhov, Russian Coal Group Director General It is an open secret that the global electric power industry of which the coal industry forms a part is experiencing a system-wide reduction in both volumes and prices of energy resources. In Russia, the coal industry now employs around 151,000 citizens, and another 500,000 people ...