Category: This Month in Coal

Haulage & Loading Moves to Tucson

A straw poll held during Haulage & Loading 2017 (H&L 2017) indicated a need for change. Delegates were unhappy with the pricey venue and thought the technical program could be improved. Exhibitors and sponsors were not...

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Thiess Wins 3 Indonesian Contract Extensions

Thiess, one of the largest mining contractors and a subsidiary of the CIMIC Group, recently announced it won three contracts for coal mining operation in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The company secured a $150 million contract...

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Hwange to Revive Coke Oven Battery in Zimbabwe

Hwange Colliery Co. Ltd. (HCCL) has invited bids from companies interested in rebuilding a coke oven battery that was decommissioned four years ago, according to Nehanda Radio. The company is looking for bids to either rebuild...

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Indonesian President Caps Domestic Coal Prices

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a government regulation authorizing the energy and mineral resources minister to set the price of coal for the domestic market, Reuters reported. Coal and Minerals Director-General...

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MEC Completes Acquisition of Armstrong Properties

Murray Energy Corp. (MEC) announced that its subsidiary, Murray Kentucky Energy, has completed the acquisition of a 51% interest in Western Kentucky Coal Resources, which holds certain assets formerly owned by Armstrong Energy...

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Teck Restarts Elkview Dryer

Teck Resources has recommissioned the coal dryer at its Elkview Operations following repairs to address damage that was caused by a January pressure event, which suspended operations. According to the company, full commercial...

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Warrior Met Coal Prepares for 2018

Warrior Met Coal, the leading U.S. exporter for high-quality metallurgical coal, confirmed it has completed three planned longwall moves. It plans to ramp up production in Alabama to meet a tight market for high-quality premium...

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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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