Rio Tinto has named China’s Yancoal as the preferred buyer of its Hunter Valley coal division, Coal & Allied Industries, ahead of Glencore, which made a superior bid earlier this month.
Services company Whittens has been awarded a $22 million contract by G&S Engineering Services at MACH Energy’s Mount Pleasant coal mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.
An industrial dispute over workplace agreements at Glencore’s Oaky North coal mine near Rockhampton in Queensland has now spanned six weeks.
Federal parliament has passed changes to native title law, removing legal uncertainties surrounding development of Adani’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
Australia has contributed as global coal consumption fell sharply for the second consecutive year in 2016, according to a BP report.
The Australian mining marketplace is watching for Rio Tinto’s response to Glencore’s attempt to trump Yancoal Australia’s $US2.45 billion ($3.23 billion) offer for its coal operations in New South Wales.
The second report from the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into the resurgence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis has found there to be a ‘catastrophic failure’ in the regulatory system designed to protect mine workers against the disease.
Yancoal has launched a $US710 million ($946.9 million) offer for Mitsubishi’s stake in its Hunter Valley Operations Joint Venture (HVO JV) with Rio Tinto in New South Wales.
With the 20th confirmed case of black lung in Australia since reports that the disease resurfaced two years ago, the Queensland Government has been taking extra protection measures for mine workers, but is this enough?
TerraCom subsidiary Orion Mining is officially the owner of the Blair Athol coal mine after the Queensland Government transferred the mining lease for the operation.
Consolidation in Australian mining has been subdued in recent years, but market conditions may have now reached a point where a revival in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is set to emerge.
Glencore has awarded Mitchell Services with a three-year contract to provide drill services across its Queensland coal operations.
South32 evacuated all workers from one of its Illawarra coal sites in New South Wales last weekend due to potentially hazardous gas levels.
Hundreds of coal mining jobs may be saved after Glencore today put its Tahmoor underground mine in New South Wales up for sale.
The Queensland Government has approved New Hope Group’s mining lease for the Colton coal project, bring it closer to development.
Orion Mining is preparing to restart operations at the Blair Athol coal mine in Queensland next month after it satisfied several conditions required by the state government.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has approved a $US204 million ($270.1 million) investment in the Caval Ridge Southern Circuit (CRSC) capital growth project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Chinese-controlled Yancoal has secured Australian Government approval for a $US2.45 billion ($3.2 billion) acquisition of Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley coal division in New South Wales.
Workers have returned to BHP Billiton’s coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin following Cyclone Debbie.
Aurizon has begun assessing and repairing damage to its coal rail systems, following flooding caused by Cyclone Debbie that affected Queensland last week.