CO2 storage project in America’s coal country one step closer to becoming a reality

Mining News Pro - A second deep test well for site characterization is being drilled near Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette, in Wyoming, where the CarbonSAFE program is working to determine the suitability of the underground geological formations for commercial-scale carbon dioxide storage.

Iron ore price rises as heavy rains force miners to halt operations in Brazil

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price jumped on Wednesday as heavy rains disrupted southeastern Brazil’s iron ore industry, with Vale among the companies halting operations and regulators sent to monitor the impact on tailings dams.

Coal slurry dam spills near historic South African game reserve

Mining News Pro - Coal mining wastewater spilled near a historic South African game park last month, raising community concerns about the environmental effects.

Rio Tinto to transport iron ore in Pilbara via battery-electric trains

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is buying four battery-electric trains from US-based Wabtec for use at its Pilbara iron ore mines in Western Australia, as part of the miner’s ongoing efforts to halve its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.

Brazilian deluge halts giant iron ore mines

Mining News Pro - Heavy rainfall is disrupting southeastern Brazil’s giant iron ore industry, with the world’s No. 2 producer Vale SA among companies to halt operations and regulators dispatched to monitor any impact on tailings dams.

French-owned mine in Brazil ordered to stop operating after dike overflow

Mining News Pro - The regulatory National Mining Agency (ANM) suspended operations of French steel pipe maker Vallourec at its Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil on Sunday, a day after a dike at the mine overflowed and cut off a federal highway, the company said.

Rains overflow dike at French-owned mine in Brazil

Mining News Pro - Heavy rainfall caused a dike to overflow on Saturday at a Brazil iron ore mine owned by French steel pipe maker Vallourec, cutting off a major federal highway, the local fire department said.

Indonesia holds talks with industry on coal distribution problems

Mining News Pro - Indonesia is yet to reach a decision on lifting its coal export ban as authorities discussed overcoming logistic issues that have slowed efforts to distribute coal to domestic power plants, a mining group executive said on Sunday.

PGG miners launch blockade of coal shipments in Poland

Mining News Pro - State-owned mining company PGG coal miners launched on Tuesday a two-day blockade of coal shipments in Poland to protest what they say is inadequate pay for extra work.

China coal futures surge on supply worries amid Indonesia export ban

Mining News Pro - China’s thermal coal futures surged by as much as 7.8% to kick off 2022 on concerns of supply disruptions after Indonesia, its biggest overseas supplier, banned exports.

Indonesia miners seek a solution as coal export ban rattles global sector

Mining News Pro - Indonesian coal miners are seeking a quick resolution to a government coal export ban that is already causing fuel prices to rise and could disrupt the energy needs of some of the world’s biggest economies.

Private equity lines up for coal ‘bonanza’ left by public miners

Mining News Pro - Private equity firms are lining up to take on the dirty — and highly profitable — assets being divested by publicly traded commodity producers as the world grapples to decarbonize.

Indonesia miners seek a solution as coal export ban rattles global sector

Mining News Pro - Indonesian coal miners are seeking a quick resolution to a government coal export ban that is already causing fuel prices to rise and could disrupt the energy needs of some of the world’s biggest economies.

Benchmark iron ore to end 2021 with 12% plunge amid China climate efforts

Mining News Pro - China’s benchmark iron ore futures headed to their first annual decline in three, with a roller coaster year that saw prices hit record highs before nearly halving amid Beijing’s strict output curbs to meet climate change goals.

Extraction of 8.7 million tons of iron ore in Sangan during H1 in 2021

Mining News Pro - Sangan Mining Co. extracted 8.7 million tons of iron ore in the first six month of 2021.

Iron ore’s heady days are fading as China’s growth engine cools

Mining News Pro - Iron ore, a barometer for the Chinese economy and driver of the Australian dollar, is probably having its wildest year ever. Prices jumped to a record above $230 a ton in May, crashed to about $85 in November on a government pledge to reduce steel output, and have now rallied 50% in just six weeks.

Vale to sell Moatize coal mine to Vulcan for $270 million

Mining News Pro - Vale is selling its Moatize coal mine and the Nacala logistic corridor, a multi-billion dollar port and rail project in Mozambique, to Vulcan Minerals in a transaction valued at $270 million.

Coal miners urge Manchin to rethink opposition to spending bill

Mining News Pro - America’s biggest coal mining union is calling on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to reconsider his opposition to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social and climate spending bill.

Resources exports to skyrocket

Mining News Pro - Australia’s resource and energy exports are expected to reach a record $379 billion in 2021-22, up from $310 billion in 2020-21, according to the Resources and Energy Quarterly for December 2021.

Court gives New Acland new hope

Mining News Pro - The Land Court of Queensland has recommended that New Hope Corporation’s New Acland coal mine near Brisbane be granted stage-three mining leases and the environmental authority amendment application, subject to conditions.

Australia sees energy shortages driving record resource export earnings

Mining News Pro - Australia has raised its outlook for mining and energy export earnings to a record A$379 billion ($272 billion) for the current fiscal year as coal and gas shortages in China and Europe pump up prices, the government said on Monday.

All 128 miners safely evacuated after incident at Russian mine

Mining News Pro - Al 128 miners were evacuated from a Siberian coal mine on Sunday after fire sensors were triggered, Russia’s emergencies ministry said, just weeks after a blast at a mine in the same region killed 51 people.

Iron has been key for life on earth. What about on other planets?

Mining News Pro - Scientists at the University of Oxford have uncovered the likely mechanisms by which iron influenced the development of complex life forms, which can also be used to understand how likely advanced life forms might be on other planets.

Iron ore price rockets as China imports hit highest in 16 months

Mining News Pro - Iron ore price surged on Tuesday after customs data showed China’s iron ore imports rose 14.6% in November from a month earlier to hit their highest since July 2020.

BHP to reconsult Mt Arthur workforce on vaccine

Mining News Pro - BHP has had its vaccine mandate overturned by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) at the Mt Arthur coal mine in New South Wales, with a recommendation to consult the workforce before reconsidering.

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