Coal

US coal exports and production rise significantly

US coal exports and production rise significantly

US coal exports have risen exponentially statistics show. US coal exports to France increased 214% in the first quarter of 2017, to Germany by 94% and to the UK by 282%. Overall weakly coal production under the new US administration has increased by 14.5% and exports have increased by 58%. […]

Australian coal industry invests in modern coal technology

Australian coal industry invests in modern coal technology

The Australian coal industry is set to invest Aus $255 million into research into modern, more efficient coal technology. Funding will be extended for the Coal21 fund – which develops and researches modern coal technology. Finances in part come from a levy on coal mining production by major companies. Examples […]

Coal to play a part in Australia’s energy mix – Minister

Coal to play a part in Australia’s energy mix – Minister

The Australian energy minister has said high efficiency, low emission coal power has a role to play in Australia’s future energy mix. Josh Frydenberg, the minister, is in favour of a technology neutral approach to energy, saying: “Certainly existing and new coal does have a role to play in our […]

Coal to lead US electricity generation

Coal to lead US electricity generation

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said that coal will be the leading source of US electricity for at least the next two years. The increased demand will see a boost to US coal production. The acting administrator of the EIA, Howard Gruenspecht, said: “U.S. coal production is getting […]

US to export coal to Ukraine

US to export coal to Ukraine

The US will begin exporting coal to Ukraine. US company Xcoal Energy & Resources have signed a contract to supply one of the largest power companies in Ukraine, Centrenergo PJSC with over 700,000 tons of steam coal. A spokesperson for Xcoal, Ted O’Brien, said: “It was very much the result […]

US producing and consuming more coal in 2017

US producing and consuming more coal in 2017

The United States’ production and consumption of coal is growing as the country, new figures show. The Government’s Energy Information Administration new statistics show that production has increased by 7% when compared with 2016 and consumption has increased by 3.2%. The rise comes as the states of Wyoming and Montana […]

Bangladesh coal plant construction to begin

Bangladesh coal plant construction to begin

Work on a new coal plant in Bangladesh, built by Japan, will begin in August this year. The $6.7 billion power plant and accompanying port was delayed following a terrorist attack in Dhaka. The project will be completed by 2024. The power station, once completed will supply 10% of Bangladesh’s […]

Chinese Economic improvement drives up coal imports from the US

Chinese Economic improvement drives up coal imports from the US

An improvement in the Chinese economy has led to an increased national demand for coal. In the first seven months of 2017 the US exported 4.03 million tonnes of coal to China. This represents a 30% increase on the total amount exported to China in 2016. Zhang Min, a coal […]