Asia’s coal mining revival doesn’t mean the energy crisis is over

Mining News Pro - A crunch on coal production from key hubs in China and India is beginning to ease, but that won’t be enough to halt Asia’s energy crisis.

Rio Tinto cuts 2021 iron ore shipments forecast on labour squeeze

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Group on Friday reduced its 2021 iron ore shipments forecast, as a tighter labour market in Western Australia delayed the completion of a new greenfield mine at Gudai-Darri.

Mantashe opposes coal ban for climate aid

Mining News Pro - Rich nations shouldn’t force South Africa to ban new coal-power projects and impose other conditions as a requirement for funding to help reduce its environmental footprint, the country’s energy minister said.

US coal use is rebounding under Biden like it never did with Trump

Mining News Pro - Donald Trump vowed to revive the coal industry, but it’s President Joe Biden who’s seeing a big comeback of the dirtiest fossil fuel.

Fortescue grabs 60% of Dutch energy tech firm

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group’s green energy arm has bought a 60% stake in Dutch renewable firm High yield Energy Technologies (HyET), as part of the iron ore major’s plan to supply 15 million tonnes of green hydrogen globally by 2030.

The world needs Simandou iron ore

Mining News Pro - The world needs Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore deposit to be developed, Rio Tinto’s chief executive said on Thursday, despite uncertainty in Guinea after last month’s coup.

Coal industry is getting ample funding to pile into new plants

Mining News Pro - The coal industry is still getting enough funding to enable significant investments in the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel, according to a report from German campaign group Urgewald.

Eskom is now world’s biggest sulphur dioxide emitter

Mining News Pro - Eskom Holdings, South Africa’s coal-reliant power utility, has become the world’s biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, a pollutant linked to ailments ranging from asthma to heart attacks, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said.

Brazil prosecutors seek $457 million from Vale, Samarco, BHP for dam disaster

Mining News Pro - State prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais have filed a lawsuit seeking 2.5 billion reais ($457 million) from miners Vale, Samarco and BHP related to a tailings dam disaster in 2015, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Fortescue Metals to eliminate scope 3 emissions by 2040

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer, became on Tuesday the first major miner to commit to achieving net zero scope 3 emissions, those produced by its customers including steel makers, by 2040.

Solar hybrid system at Fekola mine exceeding expectations

Mining News Pro - ollowing the commissioning of the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system for the mining industry, at the Fekola gold mine, in Mali, expectations to reduce the mine’s heavy fuel oil consumption by over 13-million litres a year and to lower carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 39 000 t/y have already been exceeded.

Coal surges to record as global scramble for energy accelerates

Mining News Pro - Coal prices soared to their highest on record as China accelerated a global struggle for resources that has brought the dirtiest fossil fuel roaring back.

China orders top energy firms to secure supplies at all cost

Mining News Pro - China’s central government officials ordered the country’s top state-owned energy companies — from coal to electricity and oil — to secure supplies for this winter at all costs, according to people familiar with the matter.

Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal shuts for ten-day maintenance

Mining News Pro - Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has announced that the Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal’s ten-day planned maintenance shutdown started on September 28.

An obscure Chinese mining law is hobbling global energy security

Mining News Pro - China’s current energy crisis can be traced back in part to a legal amendment targeting miners that garnered little notice when it went into effect in March.

Forces combine to study CCUS opportunities in the NT

Mining News Pro - The Northern Territory government has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of oil and gas companies to develop a path towards rapid emissions reduction across the energy sector in Northern Australia.

South Africa miners back gradual move away from coal-fired power

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s mining industry has given its backing to moving the continent’s most developed economy away from coal but said it must be done gradually and responsibly.

China pledges to stop financing international coal projects

Mining News Pro - As China pledges to stop financing international coal projects, local coal producers have met to try and resolve the ongoing domestic coal shortage, as the winter peak generation season approaches.

China goes after low-hanging coal fruit, the real challenge is at home

Mining News Pro - President Xi Jinping’s promise to end China’s financing of overseas coal-fired power plants was broadly welcomed by environmentalists, but the move should be seen as a first step rather than a major effort to mitigate climate change.

Bowen Rail on track for Bravus coal delivery

Mining News Pro - Bowen Rail Company has taken a step closer to transporting its first coal for Bravus Mining and Resources’ Carmichael coal mine in north Queensland with the arrival of its state-of-the-art locomotives.

Iron ore price back above $100 after Evergrande debt deal

Mining News Pro - Iron ore price jumped on Wednesday after China Evergrande Group said it reached an agreement with yuan bondholders on an interest payment.

China vows to end funding for overseas coal power plants

Mining News Pro - China’s president Xi Jinping has pledged to stop backing new coal power plants overseas in a move that would cut off a key source of financing for projects involving the fossil fuel.

Fortescue restructures for future in greener resources

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group has restructured its executive team with four appointments expanding its capacity from purely iron ore into green renewables and resources.

Fair Work Commission confirms coal worker pay rise

Mining News Pro - The Fair Work Commission has reviewed the Black Coal Mining Industry Award to find the workforce will be receiving a pay rise, subject to final approvals.

Sino Iron operations resume following incident

Mining News Pro - Operations at CITIC Pacific’s Sino Iron mine in Western Australia have recommenced following suspension on Friday due to an incident involving a 52-year-old maintenance worker.

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