ARTICLES RELATING TO COAL

China puts coal production capacity on chopping block

2016-02-07 12:57

China plans to chop coal production capacity as part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s government to cut industrial overcapacity and use cleaner energy sources.

Eskom slams Gupta coal report as mischievous

2016-01-31 15:24

Eskom has denied reports that a mine linked to the Gupta family has been awarded a contract to supply coal for its Arnot power plant.

US freezes new coal mine permits

2016-01-17 18:00

The US government has announced a freeze on issuing permits for new coal mines on government land, in a review of the environmental impact of federal policy.

US coal miner Arch files for bankruptcy, hit by cheap gas

2016-01-12 14:52

One of the largest US coal miners, Arch Coal has filed for bankruptcy protection succumbing to the competitive pressure of cheap natural gas from fracking operations.

The last king of coal makes his stand

2015-12-29 07:00

At 75, Robert E. Murray may be the last of the old-time coal barons, he has positioned himself as King Coal’s warrior-in-chief.

NUM vows to fight for Eskom coal supplier jobs

2015-12-07 21:30

NUM says thousands of its members face a bleak future as Eskom’s decision not to renew contracts with some of its coal suppliers places their jobs in jeopardy.

Eskom on Arnot job losses: SA can't afford output costs

2015-12-01 10:12

Eskom says it is deeply concerned over the potential loss of over 1 000 jobs at a coal mine but that neither Eskom nor SA can afford the mine's high production costs.

Riaz Gardee: Exxaro’s BEE future – an uncertain one

2015-10-13 16:02

The commodity cycle rout has left none in its wake. Riaz Gardee looks at what the current climate means to BEE deals, in particular Exxaro.

Tshwane procures coal that fails to ignite

2015-10-12 12:31

The City of Tshwane has allegedly procured coal that does not ignite for its Pretoria West power station.

Glencore closes SA mine, cutting over 800 jobs

2015-10-07 18:57

818 workers from Eland platinum mine have been fired while another 60 others have been moved to the firm's other operations, says Glencore.

 

Eskom can't afford 'exorbitant' coal - Molefe

2016-02-01 18:48

Eskom can’t afford to pay 'exorbitant' amounts of money for coal used in its plants, Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe says.

Gupta connection cloud over Eskom coal supplier

2016-01-29 13:07

Eskom is allegedly buying coal for its Arnot plant from a mine being bought by a company controlled by the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, say sources.

Water scarcity and move away from carbon riles Medupi, Kusile

2016-01-14 06:18

Bankruptcies, project shutdowns, regulation, and emission limits curb enthusiasm for fossil fuels, says Circle of Blue senior editor Keith Schneider.

What is the outlook for commodities?

2015-12-30 07:30

The fall in commodity prices came as a surprise. Should we expect metals to recover in 2016? David McKay examines the sector.

Amplats agrees to $36m sale of Australian coal mine

2015-12-24 16:30

Anglo American has agreed to sell its Dartbrook coal mine in Australia for about $36m as the company sheds assets as part of a drastic downsizing.

Eskom must pay for Arnot shutdown - Exxaro

2015-12-02 06:13

Exxaro says it will initiate “appropriate activities” following Eskom’s decision to allow the termination of a Coal Supply Agreement at its Mpumalanga coal mine.

Nuclear and renewable: SA's ambitious new energy mix

2015-11-23 06:39

Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, SA is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding load shedding.

Chamber urges NUM to accept new wage offer

2015-10-13 09:34

The Chamber of Mines is expecting feedback on its latest wage offer today and has urged NUM to consider the impact of "unrealistic" wage hikes on jobs in the coal sector.

Union expects deal that will end coal strike

2015-10-12 06:33

The week-long strike in the coal sector could be coming to an end soon, as NUM members examine the Chamber of Mines’ latest and, seemingly, attractive offer.

The ball is in miners' court, say NUM coal strikers

2015-10-06 09:24

NUM says it is happy with its members' participation in a coal sector strike, as the affected mining companies prepare to meet to chart a way forward.

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