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Metallurgical coal

May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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May 10, 2021
Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Australia will continue to be a strong supplier of metallurgical coal over the next couple of decades thanks to its high quality, according to a new Minerals Council of Australia report. Australian Metallurgical Coal: Quality Sought Around the World is the second in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Commodity Giants series. Written by… ...

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May 07, 2021
Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

A team has re-entered the Moranbah North underground coal mine, where elevated gas levels prompted an evacuation in February. Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) has approved the re-entry, which is the first step towards resuming mining operations at the Anglo American site. Chief executive officer of Anglo American’s metallurgical coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said… ...

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May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… ...

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May 05, 2021
Liberty Mutual backs away from Baralaba South plans

Liberty Mutual backs away from Baralaba South plans

Owner Liberty Mutual has missed a deadline to proceed with the Baralaba South mine project in Central Queensland. The company opted not to submit its Environmental Impact Statement by the April 30 deadline, in a move that the Lock the Gate Alliance hailed as the end of a decade-long David vs Goliath battle. The Baralaba… ...

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Apr 29, 2021
Stanmore outlines progress on $85m project

Stanmore outlines progress on $85m project

Stanmore Coal is laying the groundwork for a smooth shift into operations at the $85 million Isaac Downs mine as the project moves through the final stages of the approval process. The Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science has completed the EIS assessment report for the open-cut mine at the company’s Isaac Plains complex… ...

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Apr 28, 2021
Stanmore drops coal from company name

Stanmore drops coal from company name

Bowen Basin miner Stanmore Coal is changing its name to Stanmore Resources and setting up a business arm called Stanmore Green. Chief executive officer Marcelo Matos said the name change reflected the company’s aim to explore diversified mining and renewable energy opportunities. The move was passed at the company’s AGM. Chief executive officer Marcelo Matos…. ...

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Apr 28, 2021
Report finds ‘unacceptable risks’ in CQ coal project

Report finds ‘unacceptable risks’ in CQ coal project

Central Queensland Coal insists there is a way forward for its contentious coal project after a State report that points to ‘unacceptable risks’. In a media statement, the Department of Environment and Science said its assessment report recommended that the Central Queensland Coal Project, 25km north-west of Marlborough, was not suitable to proceed. “The project… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Bumpy start for Curragh production

Bumpy start for Curragh production

A breakdown of the bucket wheel reclaimer and seasonal wet weather contributed to a 10 per cent loss in production at Curragh early this year. Mine owner Coronado issued its quarterly report this week, noting that prices received for Australian metallurgical coal are on the rise. ROM production for the March quarter at Curragh was… ...

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