India says coal reforms to continue

2015-01-09 08:45

India says it will stick to its plans to open up the coal industry to private firms and sell a stake in the state-run company.

India's coal miners on strike

2015-01-06 10:09

Five major unions of mine workers at state-run Coal India have begun what they said could be their biggest ever strike.

Coal shortage presents Ukraine with dilemma

2014-12-01 09:09

With eastern Ukraine's rich seams of coal under rebel control and Russia cutting off supplies, Kiev faces the awkward prospect of turning to its enemies for help.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 09:15

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA has warned that climate change targets are at risk.

Germany can't exit coal-fired energy

2014-10-13 09:45

Germany has dismissed a report suggesting it planned to exit coal-fired power generation, saying this would impose too great a burden on industry.

China coal-mining region turns to wine

2014-10-10 10:30

To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes.

China bans 'dirty' coal sale, imports

2014-09-16 14:26

China will ban the sale and import of "dirty" coal in less than four months, in an anti-pollution move that could have repercussions.

Ukraine to buy coal from SA

2014-09-03 20:01

Ukraine will buy one million tonnes of coal from South Africa because the military conflict in its Donbass region has disrupted domestic coal production.

Indian court rules on govt coal allocations

2014-08-25 12:30

India's top court has held as illegal all coal blocks allocated by the government to various firms between 1993 and 2009.


Exxaro boss Sipho Nkosi tells Fin24 the group is confident about Medupi's unit six coming on line in December as it announced an 11% rise in first-half earnings.

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Exxaro Resources earnings up

2014-08-21 09:22

Diversified resources group Exxaro has reported a rise in first-half earnings on as it lifted coal exports on the back of a weaker rand.

Beijing cuts coal use in first half of 2014

2014-08-12 09:30

China's capital Beijing has cut total coal consumption by 7% in the first half of the year as part of its efforts to tackle smog, according to a report.

Mozambique still counting on coal

2014-07-28 18:15

Mozambique is still counting on increasing coal exports to expand its infrastructure and drive economic growth, despite depressed global prices.

Chinese coal industry's outlook worse

2014-07-24 15:00

More than 70% of China's coal firms are making losses, with prices eroded by falling demand growth, a worsening supply glut and a war on smog.

N West ditches coal contract for hospitals

2014-05-29 20:00

The contract with Lorato Consultant T/A Lorato Constructions to supply coal to some North West hospitals has been terminated because of low product quality.

European energy pushes for cleaner coal

2014-04-25 12:07

European utility companies are under pressure from shareholders to source their coal in a more ethical and environmentally friendly way.

SA coal exports jump in March

2014-04-03 19:00

Richards Bay Coal Terminal has exported 6.9 million tonnes of coal in March, compared with 4.5 million tonnes in February, data shows.

Natural gas may be the fuel of the future

2014-03-14 14:43

A cheaper and easier way to turn natural gas into usable fuels and chemicals could lead to natural gas products displacing oil products.

NUM members march over Rio Tinto miners

2014-02-06 16:34

About 200 NUM members have marched to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to protest against the alleged ill-treatment of Rio Tinto miners in other countries.

Australia gives nod to coal project

2013-12-22 16:51

Waratah Coal has welcomed the Australian government's approval of its $5.7bn Galilee coal project, as conservationists warned the decision threatened the environment.

Eskom stops weekend coal-haulage

2013-10-13 17:51

Eskom is bringing an end to the trucking of coal to its power stations over weekends amid a spate of fatalities in Mpumalanga.

Unions still thrashing out coal wage demands

2013-09-19 09:23

NUM has scaled down demands while Solidarity says talks are at a sensitive stage as another round of negotiations is scheduled for the coal sector.

Coal mine turns village into ghost town

2013-09-08 15:00

The tiny western German town of Immerath and nearby towns will soon be wiped off the map to allow energy giant RWE to enlarge its lignite mine of Garzweiler.

Coal, iron ore exports rise - Transnet

2013-06-27 12:02

State-run logistics group Transnet says it has moved slightly more coal and iron ore for export during its latest financial year.

China to cut coal use amid protests

2013-06-06 07:56

China is considering plans to cut coal consumption in some major industrial regions as part of measures to reduce air pollution, sources say.


Germany targeting coal plants to reach 2020 goal

2014-12-03 09:15

Germany's cabinet will agree plans to cut CO2 emissions by up to 78 million tonnes by 2020, pushing operators to shut some coal-fired plants.

China needs to cap coal use by 2020

2014-11-18 13:03

China needs to hit its "peak coal" use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade.


Wescoal CEO Andre Russel Bojé speaks to Fin24 after the group announced an increase of 92.8% in revenue to R897.8m for the six months ended September 30.

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Australia anger mounts over China coal tariffs

2014-10-13 08:55

Criticism is rising in Australia over new Chinese tariffs on coal imports to shield domestic producers facing record price lows, say media reports.

Australia plays down China 'dirty coal' ban

2014-09-17 12:00

Australia has played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of "dirty" coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be affected.

No quick fix for India's coal supply crisis

2014-09-08 10:00

The Indian government has blamed cost overruns at coal projects and $50bn in losses at state electricity distributors for a power crisis.

Europe drafts emergency energy plan

2014-09-01 16:18

The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter.

Exxaro managing costs well - CEO

2014-08-21 18:12

Exxaro is on firm ground to make great strides in the mining industry because it manages costs diligently, says boss Sipho Nkosi.

Eskom offers 'bucket of water' to put out fire

2014-08-21 11:26

Eskom's current pollution reduction plan is wholly inadequate and like offering one bucket of water to put out a fire, says Greenpeace.

SA's coal clean-up digs deep with gasification

2014-08-13 16:28

If scientists are right, coal in the future could produce electricity without ever leaving the ground.

Rio Tinto sells Mozambique coal assets

2014-07-30 10:15

Global miner Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its coal assets in Mozambique to a joint venture of Indian companies for $50m.

SA's Exxaro buys Total's coal assets

2014-07-28 15:09

Mining group Exxaro says it has acquired South African coal assets of Total as part of the group's programme focussing on its core activities.

Timing 'tough' for Thai-Mozambique coal project

2014-07-23 10:15

A Thai-Mozambican consortium has set a target to commission a $4.5bn coal export railway and port terminal project in central Mozambique.

Australia leases world's biggest coal port

2014-04-30 16:05

An Australian and Chinese consortium won a 98-year lease on the world's biggest coal export port, the New South Wales government says.

China to close many small coal mines

2014-04-04 13:55

China will close 1 725 small-scale mines as part of its programme to phase out low-quality coal production, says its energy administration.

Chinese coal firms creak under heavy debt

2014-04-02 11:26

China's top coal-producing province of Inner Mongolia is in crisis, and the outlook for miners across China is grim.

Coal mine blast kills seven in Ukraine

2014-02-18 09:56

Seven miners were killed and nine others injured when a methane blast ripped through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine, say emergency officials.

Indian company explores mining SA coal

2014-02-05 14:52

Officials from the South African department of trade and industry and representatives of Coal of India have agreed to explore mutual prospects.

Rio Tinto boosts output forecasts

2013-10-15 10:09

Global miner Rio Tinto has lifted its forecast copper output for 2013 after a better-than-expected recovery at its landside-hit US Kennecott mine.

New coal railway line to ease road damage

2013-09-29 12:04

The scourge of coal trucks tearing up Mpumalanga's roads will come to an end following the announcement that the R5.2bn Majuba railway line will start in the next two years.

Glencore halts $7bn Australian mine

2013-09-11 12:06

Mining giant Glencore Xstrata says it has put its proposed $7bn Wandoan open-cut energy coal project in Australia on hold as oversupply drags on prices.

Coal prices rise on strike talks

2013-08-13 15:08

Coal has been trading higher for the first time in six weeks, as unions declared a wage dispute and buyers stocked up ahead of winter.

Mozambique's coal railway under threat

2013-06-19 16:36

The Renamo opposition party has threatened to paralyse the only railway line out of Mozambique's vast coalfields, which is mainly used by Vale and Rio Tinto.

Coal exports fall in April

2013-05-06 13:56

The Richards Bay Coal Terminal exported 6.24 million tonnes of coal in April, down from 7.49 million tonnes the previous month, RBCT data show.

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