China encourages digitalization of coal production

China’s National Energy Administration said the country vows to further accelerate the “intelligent construction” of coal mines.  The agency encouraged all coal-producing provinces, coal industry management departments, and relevant central enterprises to step up efforts to promote the intelligence transformation of major production processes at coal mines, and to support the stable supply of coal.  Additionally, the agency advocated for…

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India hits coal milestone

Coal production in India recently crossed 900 million tons – an unprecedented milestone, setting the stage for the country to hit 1 billion tons by 31 March.  The Indian government said that the country has an ample coal stock of around 85 million tons, with domestic coal-based power plants having around 43.28 million tons in reserves. “The sufficient coal stock…

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Dartbrook coal mine to restart operations

After nearly two decades, the Dartbrook mine in New South Wales, Australia, will resume operations after Australian Pacific Coal and JV partner Tetra Resources finalized a three-year, US$60 million (A$90 million) funding package with Vitol Asia. The companies said the funding will cover forecast restart capital expenditure at Dartbrook through to first coal and the acquisition of additional mining systems…

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Contango’s Lubu starts washed coal production

After dry and wet runs of the wash plant at the site as well as the integration of the screen with the broader processing facilities, UK development company Contango Holdings confirmed production of washed coking coal beginning 23 May at its flagship Lubu project in Zimbabwe. Officials said coking coal stockpiles have already been established by the Wirtgen surface miner,…

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Coal mining to continue in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has reversed plans to halt mining in a key black coal region to help the country safeguard its power supply amid high demand, reported Reuters. State-owned OKD will continue its mining activities in the Ostrava-Karviná coal district in northeastern Czech Republic through the end of the year with a possible extension until 2025, according to Finance Minister…

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Colombia production, exports up in 2021: ACM

The Colombian Mining Association (ACM) has reportedly verified a year-on-year rise in mining production and exports during the 2021 calendar year and are projecting a 10% increase in mineral output over this year as well. The ACM recently told Reuters that coal production last year totaled 59.6 million tonnes, an increase from 49.3 Mt in 2020. Its data, which consulted…

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