Iron ore and Coal

Mining News Pro - Poland authorities and mining unions said on Thursday an agreement on a plan to restructure the country’s unprofitable and polluting coal industry is imminent, as hundreds of workers protesting the government’s intention to shut mines refuse to return to surface.

Mining News Pro - Poland may finally be on the path to set the end-date for its unprofitable coal industry as an agreement with mining unions is within sight.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Glencore has awarded mining services provider Thiess with a contract extension to provide mining services at the Mount Owen coal mine, in the Hunter Valley.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has inked an agreement to develop blending operations within the Port of Dalian in China as it moves to expand its offering to customers across Asia.

Mining News Pro - New Hope Group forecasts that 500 jobs could be created, and a further 125 jobs saved, if the New Acland coal mine in Queensland finally wins a stage three approval.

Mining News Pro - Yancoal is closely monitoring the condition of international coal markets to best assess how its business will be impacted for the remainder of the year and beyond.

Mining News Pro - Fenix Resources has started the first works including clearing, grubbing and topsoil stripping activities at the Iron Ridge direct shipping ore (DSO) project near Cue, Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - West Virginia environmental regulators are proposing to reduce the fines that a coal company owned by the state’s governor could pay for water pollution violations that are the focus of a federal court case. The move comes after the company stopped paying penalties required as part of a settlement four years ago to clean up its mines across the Appalachian coalfields.

Mining News Pro - Fitch Solutions is revising down its thermal coal price forecast for 2020 to $55/tonne from $65/tonne as demand for Newcastle coal is set to remain weak while supply is ample, the market analyst said in its latest report.

Mining News Pro - Iron ore prices fell back sharply again on Thursday on the back of rising port inventories and clear signs that supply has caught up with particularly strong demand from China.

Mining News Pro - Adani Mining chief executive David Boshoff says company will remain “full speed ahead” on construction of the Carmichael rail and mine project in Queensland, which is set to continue through to 2021.

Mining News Pro - The New South Wales Government has recommended that the Independent Planning Commission approves the expansion of Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale mine.

Mining News Pro - BHP is continuing to review its Mt Arthur coal operations, including making moves to lower operating costs, despite the mining giant expressing its interest to sell the New South Wales mine.

Mining News Pro - Even before Rio Tinto made its fateful decision to blow up the ancient Aboriginal rockshelters at Juukan Gorge, this was turning out to be another terrible year for the mining industry.

Mining News Pro - BHP is establishing a new company that will comprise Banjima Elders and senior company representatives to provide input into mine plans at the South Flank iron ore project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - BHP has awarded Monadelphous a contract at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia as one of three agreements between the two companies which combined have a value of approximately $120 million.

Mining News Pro - State-owned power utility Eskom says the conveyor belt that feeds coal into the Medupi generation units, which failed on the evening of September 9, has been repaired and is back in service.

Mining News Pro - Bowen Rail Company (BRC) has launched a haulage business to service the Abbot Point export terminal on the Queensland coast, close to the Galilee Basin coal reserves.

Mining News Pro - State-owned power utility Eskom on September 10 warned of an increased risk of load-shedding following the failure of a conveyor belt feeding coal into the Medupi generation units on September 9.

Mining News Pro - The British government has refused to allow a new open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern England, the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said.

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