Category: This Month in Coal

Australian Met Coal Production Dips

A number of Australian metallurgical coal exporters have recently signaled that they have suffered production setbacks and they are expecting lower output for Fiscal Year 2018. In its most recent production report, BHP said...

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Wesfarmers Will Sell Curragh Mine

Wesfarmers announced it has agreed to sell one of the world’s largest metallurgical coal mines, its 8.5-million-metric-ton (mt) producing Curragh mine in Queensland, to Coronado Coal Group for $700 million under an agreement...

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CONSOL Energy Prepares for Upcycle

CONSOL Coal Resources, formerly Consol Energy, is preparing for the next coal upcycle as its longwall mines in Pennsylvania rebound from operational challenges during the third quarter. The coal company, spun off by CNX...

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Contura Sells PRB Assets to Blackjewel

Executing a move that narrows its focus to eastern U.S. operations and reduces reclamation obligations, Contura Energy said it plans to sell Contura Coal West LLC and related entities to Blackjewel LLC. The sale includes the...

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Thiess Will Expand Sangatta in Indonesia

Thiess Will Expand Sangatta in Indonesia Thiess has been awarded a $300 million contract by Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) to expand operations at the Sangatta coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The contract will extend the...

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CNX Resources Spins Off CONSOL Energy

CNX Resources Spins Off CONSOL Energy CNX Resources Corp. (CNX), formerly named CONSOL Energy Inc., announced on November 29 that it has completed the spinoff of CONSOL Energy Inc., formerly named CONSOL Mining Corp. (CEIX),...

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Peabody Completes Sale of Burton Mine To Lenton JV

Peabody Completes Sale of Burton Mine To Lenton JV Peabody Energy has completed the sale of the majority of its inactive Burton mine in Australia and its related infrastructure to the Lenton Joint Venture for approximately $11...

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Gardner is Nominated to Lead OSM

Gardner is Nominated to Lead OSM U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Steven Gardner to be the director of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) at the U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Secretary...

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SEC Files Complaint Against Rio Tinto Over RTCM

SEC Files Complaint Against Rio Tinto Over RTCM The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in relation to Rio Tinto’s disclosures and timing of the impairment of Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique (RTCM). The...

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This Month In Coal – October 2017

Whitehaven Posts Impressive Results Whitehaven Coal, Australia’s leading independent coal company with five operating mines in northwest New South Wales, has reported a net profit after tax of $405.4 million for the fiscal year...

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This Month In Coal – September 2017

Cloud Peak Hosts EPA Administrator Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt visited the Cloud Peak Energy’s headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, last month to discuss the agency’s priorities and steps...

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This Month In Coal – August 2017

Alpha to Transfer Idle Assets, Eliminate Self-bonding in West Virginia Alpha Natural Resources plans to pay Lexington Coal Co. (LCC) to take its idled assets. Included with these properties, which are located in Kentucky,...

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