Colombian government asks nation’s coal mines to up exports

The government of Colombia is reportedly requesting the coal mines in the nation to increase their exports to European, Central American and Caribbean countries as each requests additional supplies amid the Ukraine crisis. Mines and Energy Minister Diego Mesa Puyo told Reuters that, with the shake-ups in global energy flows, it has entered talks with Glencore’s Cerrejon mine in the…

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Pay increase at centre of Polish miner protest

A number of miners in Poland have taken a position of blocking deliveries of coal at state-run power plants in the country, demanding an increase in pay for their work. According to the Associated Press, protesters from Polish Coalmining Group’s Halemba operation and other mines in the southern Silesia region have been stopping trains as they are ordering higher pay…

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