Coal

The Times: coal is vital for global energy mix

The Times: coal is vital for global energy mix

A leading UK newspaper has recognised the global coal industry as a crucial component of the world’s energy mix and is vital in providing power for developing economies. The article recognises the vital role coal plays in the world’s energy mix, contributing one third of all energy used and 40% […]

The comeback of the Zimbabwean mining industry

The comeback of the Zimbabwean mining industry

The recent fall of Robert Mugabe is setting the scene for a return of the mining industry in Zimbabwe, led by Andrew Groves and his long-term business partner and former England cricketer Phil Edmonds. Grove is preparing to re-list the partnership’s Zimbabwe coal, chrome and gold assets in London via […]

Global thermal coal sees 5% growth

Global thermal coal sees 5% growth

The chief coal analyst at Noble Resources has said the global thermal coal market will rise by 5% in 2018, the equivalent to 48 million tonnes of coal more than last year. It was also added that part of this growth would come from imports to India, following two years […]

Drax secures two agreements for coal units

Drax secures two agreements for coal units

The power giant Drax has secured two provisional agreements to provide power from two coal power units, worth a combined £10 million, which will provide a total of 1,217 Megawatts of capacity. The provisionally secured agreements will deliver power between October 2021 and September 2022 at a price of £8.40 […]

Zinke: Keep coal power plant open

Zinke: Keep coal power plant open

US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has joined a new coalition that is working to promote the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) as a vital resource and supply of power to the West. There has been growing pressure from the Navajo Nation and other stakeholders, with support from the Trump administration, to […]

US coal exports up 60% in 2017

US coal exports up 60% in 2017

US coal exports reached 88 million tonnes in 2017, up 60.9% from 2016, according to US consensus data. The data shows that US coal exports were at their highest levels since 2014 last year, when demand from Europe and Asia meant 88.3 million tonnes of coal was exported from the […]

US coal production see growth in 2017

US coal production see growth in 2017

Last year the US coal production industry jumped 6% as a result of increasing demand from Asia and Europe. Consol Energy was one of the companies that benefitted from the gains within the industry and saw a record year at its Baltimore coal export terminal, which serves ship travelling to […]

Academic: coal will be essential for the foreseeable future

Academic: coal will be essential for the foreseeable future

Recent rounds of severe weather in the US have highlighted the necessity of coal generated electricity as the country transitions to natural gas and eventually renewable energy. Coal and nuclear power plant played a vital role in providing baseload power for the US during a recent bout of extreme weather […]