Anglo American has defended its safety systems and practices at the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland, saying they draw on international best practice despite an accident that injured five people in May.
The Queensland Government will roll out new health and safety regulations for underground coal mines next year.
New methane eating organisms have been discovered.
A professor from Cornell University has called on Australia to halt coal seam and shale gas production, due to emissions and the risk of leaking wells.
In a climate of political turmoil, when we don’t know which way the climate tax is going to go, one thing is for sure: Investing in cleaner mining techniques is a safe way to go, no matter the political outcome.
Japan’s recent successful extraction of methane hydrate, known as “fire ice”, from its seabed could secure the country’s future gas supply.
The Federal Government has provided more than $70 million in funding to aid the mining industry in reducing ‘fugitive emissions’ from coal mines.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate and mining unions are investigating a series alleged coal gas leaks at the Collinsville mine.