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.

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.

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.

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.

Billionaire Adani’s disputed mine shows ditching coal isn’t easy

Mining News Pro - Billionaire Gautam Adani’s coal mine in Australia, a project that’s become a global emblem for opposition to fossil fuels, is preparing to begin exports after more than a decade of bitter dispute over its development.

Glencore’s Australian coal mine revealed as methane super-emitter

Mining News Pro - Just inland of Australia’s east coast, roughly 200 miles from the Great Barrier Reef, a single coal mine run by Glencore Plc emitted so much super-warming methane in a year that it had the same climate warming impact as the annual pollution from more than 4 million U.S. cars.

Activist Bluebell asks Glencore to separate its coal business

Mining News Pro - Activist hedge fund Bluebell Capital Partners has asked Glencore Plc to separate its thermal coal business because it has become a barrier to investment.

China’s coal prices plunge after govt signals more price regulation

Mining News Pro - China’s thermal coal futures dropped 5.6% on Monday after the state economic planner signalled further regulations for prices of the dirty power-generation fuel.

Coal India warns price hike is inevitable to combat higher costs

Mining News Pro - Coal India Ltd., the world’s largest producer of the fuel, said rising costs mean it’s “inevitable” that it will be forced to hike prices of supplies in long-term deals to protect profitability.

Return of Mao-era coal coupons show China’s crisis isn’t over

Mining News Pro - A local government in China is resurrecting coal coupons — a relic of Mao Zedong’s planned economy days — to ensure its citizens have access to heating fuel as they brace for a bitter winter.

Mechanism behind coal creation may be different than previously thought

Mining News Pro - The mechanism behind one of the first stages of coal creation may not be what has long been thought, new research at Pennsylvania State University shows.

Anglo CEO expects investor support for plan to keep ‘met’ coal

Mining News Pro - Anglo American, which divested its thermal coal mines this year after pressure from investors, plans to retain its steelmaking coal portfolio as it is confident that they will not press for an early exit, the mining group’s chief executive said.

New Hope stays positive on coal demand

Mining News Pro - New Hope Group executives have epitomised the optimism in Australia’s coal industry, with production at the Bengalla mine in New South Wales underpinning such positivity.

Biden faces tougher sell to Manchin as coal hits 12-year high

Mining News Pro - Central Appalachia coal prices at a 12-year high could give West Virginia a boost just as President Joe Biden needs to persuade its Senator Joe Manchin to support a $2 trillion tax-and-spending package that includes climate-change measures.

China’s coal support continues with $31B finance promise

Mining News Pro - China continues to set itself apart from global peers when it comes to coal, allocating more than $31 billion (200 billion yuan) in financing at a time when most global banks are shunning the fuel.

14 million tonnes a day show why China and India won’t quit coal

Mining News Pro - There’s a reason India and China defended coal’s future at the Glasgow climate summit: no nations have added more coal-fired power-plant capacity in the past decade than these two major emitters.

China doubles down on slower coal exit after COP26 spat

Mining News Pro - China extended its defense of coal’s future after diluting demands for action at the COP26 climate summit, insisting a transition away from the dirtiest fossil fuel must be gradual.

China coal’s last hurrah comes too late for old mining towns

Mining News Pro - On the edges of an old and depleted mine on the rugged outskirts of Pingdingshan in central China’s Henan province, workers sift through dunes of low-grade coal, looking to extract every last calorie of energy from the city’s crumbling seams.

China resists COP26 push to end coal as energy security prevails

Mining News Pro - China is likely to end up in opposition to efforts at COP26 climate talks to phase out coal worldwide and urge countries to beef up their emissions plans as soon as next year.

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