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THERMAL COAL-
Scant trading,
Europe-bound
cargoes bid lower

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Trading activity in the European, South African and Australian coal markets was scant on Friday afternoon, with prices down slightly in Europe on forecasts for a mild winter that would dampen demand from power companies.

Coal cargoes for delivery in December to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) were bid at $71.40/t, but none had traded by 1434 GMT. On Thursday, the contract had settled at $71.80/t.

ARA cargoes for delivery in January were at a bid/offer range of $71.10/$72/t. The contract settled at $71.35 on Thursday.

"Although not unexpected, the prospect of another mild winter is weighing on trading activity," a coal trader said.

Europe experienced milder-than-average temperatures last winter, which reduced power demand and the need to buy coal.

Current weather forecasts predict warmer-than-average temperatures in most of Europe into early next year but with a possibility of a late cold period.

South African physical coal had also not traded at the time of writing. In Australia, however, cargoes for delivery in November from its Newcastle terminal were down $0.20 at $63.25/t.

Hundreds of protesters on Friday joined environmental activists from a dozen South Pacific countries attempting to halt shipping at the port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export terminal in eastern Australia, by forming a blockade with canoes, surfboards and kayaks.

The action at the entrance to the port briefly interrupted ships heading for open waters under a police marine escort but failed to bring any coal vessels to a halt.

by Nina Chestney, Thomson Reuters

This month's top international coal headlines

  • Botswana reliant on S Africa's Eskom as power station fails — Reuters
  • Coal futures drop below $72 for first time since March 2009 — Reuters
  • SA considers declaring certain minerals as 'strategic' — Reuters
  • China takes a more protectionist stance towards its coal miners — World Coal
  • CIF Turkey price slips $1 — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot prices edge higher for third straight session — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot rangebound — Platts CTI
  • Good demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay cargoes for China — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB falls with low Asian demand — Platts CTI
  • Demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • China coal imports slump on weak demand, could keep dropping — Reuters
  • Glasgow University divests from coal — World Coal
  • Rio denies merger with Glencore — World Coal
  • Rio Tinto completes sale of Coal Mozambique — World Coal
  • Tajikistan increases coal production — World Coal
  • ‘Lower electricity tariffs could attract investment’, says Nersa — Business Day
  • Indian coal import growth outstrips China — Financial Times
  • FOB Richards Bay drops following lower spot trade — Platts CTI
  • Overcapacity may continue to disrupt global coal export market for years
    — SNL
  • Emerging miners get 5% share of RBCT coal tonnage — Mining News
  • Risks and challenges of CBM are manageable, says Chief Scientist
    — World Coal
  • Oregon rejects Wyoming’s appeal in support of coal terminal — World Coal
  • New Polish prime minister vows to support coal industry — World Coal
  • Richards Bay coal to Pakistan — Platts CTI
  • S African Aug thermal coal exports to India drop to 2.29Mt: customs
    — Platts CTI
  • National debate needed on ways to lower high rail costs – CoAL
    — Mining Weekly
  • CoAL axes employees as collieries bleed cash — Business Report
  • Asian Thermal Coal Prices to Remain Weak on Oversupply — Fitch Ratings
  • Transnet signs first $2 billion take-or-pay coal rail agreement with BHP
    — Platts CTI
  • Shortage of coal — Platts CTI
  • Supply tight for South African thermal coal, Indian demand limited — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot drops for eighth session — Platts CTI

News Archive

September 2014
  • Research and Markets: Precious Metals Mining in Zimbabwe to 2020
    — Business Wire
  • Japan's August thermal coal imports down 9.8 pct — Reuters Africa
  • Uncertainty will plague coal sector for the time being — Business Standard
  • Denationalize coal, produce gas along with it — The Times of India
  • BHP-Mitsubishi says cutting about 700 jobs in Australia coal mines — Reuters
  • Sumitomo, Vale to shut Isaac Plains coal mine due to low prices
    — Mining Weekly
  • Futures hit 5-year lows below $75 a ton — Reuters
  • Richards Bay FOB slips $1 — Platts CTI
  • Supply tightness for 5,500 NAR South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Attack on Coal Will Not Save Lives, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons — PR Newswire
  • Solution of energy crisis: Let's develop coal gas — Engineering Review
  • SA coal demand snapped by low-cost Australian coal — Mining News
  • Funding secured for the managed closure of UK Coal’s deep mining business
    — World Coal
  • Over 200 Polish coal miners blocked trains carrying coal from Russia at a border in northern Poland — World Coal
  • The Australian government has approved Adani’s proposed coal railway
    — World Coal
  • Transnet 'confident' of R5bn rail expansion — Miningmx
  • Coal pricing more stable at home where Exxaro outlines R16bn capex plan
    — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay spot drops to fresh low — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay swaps drop 10 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops to record lows — Platts CTI
  • The coal tide is turning — World Coal
  • Profit margins hindering demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot dips 5 cents — Platts CTI
  • China introduces coal import regulations — World Coal
  • CIF Turkey price drops as Colombian, S African coal remains competitive
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay remains around $68/t FOB — Platts CTI
  • Increased focus on efficient mine planning for SA coal mines — Mining Weekly
  • No imminent increase in global coal prices expected — Mining Weekly
  • Buffalo Coal halts production at Magdalena mine — African Mining
  • China coal import ban to hit SA and Australia — Mining News
  • Indian thermal coal buyers turn to Indonesia amid South Africa tightness
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal spot prices slip $1 as October trades at near 9-week low
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal prices tick up with Indian appetite — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA spot market falls to 7-week low — Platts CTI
  • Somkhele FY anthracite output rises above 1Mt mark — Mining Weekly
  • Sasol repositions itself for gas-based future — Mining Weekly
  • Sasol expects R4bn in restructuring savings, sans ‘forced’ job cuts
    — Mining Weekly
  • Global coal glut prompts coal miners to chant ‘cut, cut, cut’ — Mining Weekly
  • Physical Atlantic thermal markets diverge as Richards Bay eases lower
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF Turkey thermal coal price drops as market waits for tender results
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA swaps remain rangebound amid lack of upward drivers — Platts CTI
  • Indian thermal coal buyers scout for cheaper Indonesian coal deals
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay 6,000 NAR edges lower — Platts CTI
  • Regional report – Japan: into the breach — World Coal
  • Profit margins shrink as Richards Bay prices near average export costs
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay 6,000 NAR gains 60 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • The burning question of coal — Financial Review
  • FOB Richards Bay stable at $67.10/t — Platts CTI
  • Aussie mining tax scrapped by government — Mining News
  • Steel Mont to supply 1Mt of SA coal to Ukraine — Platts CTI
  • Physical implied freight widens — Platts CTI
  • Lonmin to go up for sale — Mining Review
  • No interest in Anglo American assets — Mining Review
  • South Africa no longer “an attractive investment destination” — Mining Review
  • Glencore warns of SA divestment if target returns aren’t met — Mining Review
  • Richards Bay FOB price dip sparks talk of opening markets — Platts CTI
  • Coal turns a corner — Andrew Peaple
  • Richards Bay rebounds from low as Ukraine reveals S African coal purchase
    — Platts CTI
  • Ukraine to import South African coal as Russia targets sector — Platts CTI
  • Thermal coal price outlook cloudy as issues plague Asian market — Platts CTI
August 2014
  • India facing acute shortage of coal — World Coal
  • Indonesia to cap coal production in 2015 — World Coal
  • Germany needs coal power — World Coal
  • India facing acute shortage of coal — World Coal
  • Transnet, Eskom coal boost for black-controlled Exxaro — Mining Weekly
  • Bisichi H1 earnings fall as S Africa operations struggle — Mining Weekly
  • Draft scoping report for Delmas Coal extension, upgrades to be published for public comment — Mining Weekly
  • A week in coal: 22 August 2014 — World Coal
  • Turkish demand for South African thermal coal rises — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic thermal spot prices diverge, Richards Bay 6 000 at new record low
    — Platts CTI
  • Nearby Richards Bay swaps pressured by weak physical, higher freight
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay 6,000 stabilises — Platts CTI
  • Europe Struggles to Pay Its Energy Bill — Cornerstone
  • Indian buyers opting for small quantities of SA 5 500 NAR — Platts CTI
  • Near $2 fall in Richards Bay 6 000 spot as shippers gravitate to Atlantic
    — Platts CTI
  • Indian interest in S African coal up as Australian prices rise — Platts CTI
  • Back in the Black: Coal Makes Comeback — Bentek Market Alert
  • Act on Climate Change, but Tackle Other Global Problems, Too
    — Scientific American
  • BHP Eyes Split From Billiton Assets in Mine Spinoff Plan — Bloomberg News
  • South Africa's coal clean-up digs deep with gasification — Reuters
  • Major SA assets fail to make cut in BHP Billiton portfolio remake
    — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay spot slips — Platts CTI
  • Glencore H1 coal output up 5% at 71.2 million mt — Platts CTI
  • South African to possibly replace Ukrainian coal — Platts CTI
  • Beijing steps up efforts to curb pollution — World Coal
  • South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Regional report – Japan: into the breach — World Coal
  • Stable Richards Bay FOB spot — Platts CTI
  • The energy landscape today — IEA Southeast Asia Energy Report
  • Junior raises cash for Botswana coal, power project — Mining Weekly
  • Transnet Freight Rail signals bold plans for growth — Mining Weekly
  • South Africa's RBCT exported 5.4Mt of coal in July — Reuters
  • Indian buyers seek SA 5 500 NAR amid tight supply — Platts CTI
  • European traders mull S African thermal coal trades as risk appetite rises
    — Platts CTI
  • RBCT July coal exports climb 10% on month to 5.42Mt — Platts CTI
  • S African 5,500 NAR thermal coal supply tight for Indian buyers — Platts CTI
  • Lower Australian prices into India pressure S African 5 500 NAR coal
    — Platts CTI
July 2014
  • Global picture for coal offers reason to pause — Newcastle Herald
  • Australia okays huge India-backed mine — Khaleej Times
  • Richards Bay FOB spot prices dip amid limited Indian demand — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay spot falls over $1 — Platts CTI
  • Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad — Observer-Reporter
  • Ghana: The Achievements of the Energy Minister - and the
    "Failed Desperation" of Franklin Cudjoe — The Chronicle
  • Mining confidence plumbs the depths — The Australian
  • Richards Bay FOB spot stable — Platts CTI
  • Miners dig in to meet surging coal demand — The Courier-Mail
  • Richards Bay FOB spot ticks up — Platts CTI
  • Exxaro acquires Total Coal South Africa Proprietary Limited — Exxaro
  • SA Mining: What an Iraqi in Norway can teach us all — Daily Maverick
  • Carbon reduction threat to King Coal — The Australian
  • Miners dig in to meet surging coal demand — The Courier-Mail
  • Regional update – Botswana: railways and CBM — World Coal
  • Southern Africa’s largest spreader commissioned at Grootegeluk expansion project — Mining Weekly
  • Coal transportation infrastructure in South Africa — World Coal
  • South African coal priced out of market — Platts CTI
  • EURO COAL-Up on concerns about Colombian supply — Reuters Africa
  • Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Zacks Analyst Interviews
    — Zacks.com
  • South African arbitrage question — Platts CTI
  • Oversupply of thermal coal could close mines — Reuters
  • South African bids creep up — Platts CTI
  • Coal stocks run dangerously low at India power stations
    — The Straits Times Asia
  • Richards Bay 6,000 NAR rallies — Platts CTI
  • The tiger roars as the dragon sleeps — World Coal
  • Anglo’s South African mines up output, platinum sales ‘normal’ despite strike
    — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay FOB prices resume downtrend — Platts CTI
  • Transnet initiates Waterberg rail studies — Mining Weekly
  • Australia Becomes First Developed Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax
    — The Wall Street Journal
  • Growing renewable generation pushes out coal in the EU — World Coal
  • Richards Bay FOB trades below $70/t for first time in over 4 years — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB bear-run enters third day to hit sub-$70/t record low
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay prices slip to new lows on Australian competition pressure
    — Platts CTI
  • Indian power firm eyes coal acquisitions in S Africa, Indonesia — Mining Weekly
  • Asia: steam coal prices yet to reach bottom
  • Germany: the power glutton — World Coal
  • Can we really do without coal? — Reuters
  • FOB Richards Bay drops to fresh record low on bearish Asian market
    — Platts CTI
  • UK unions join forces in struggle to save coal mines and power plants
    — World Coal
  • Transnet coal railings up 61% — Platts CTI
  • RBCT June coal exports slip 11.9% on-month to 4.9 million mt — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB market tradeless — Platts CTI
  • S Africa thermal exports to India up 3% to 3.12 million mt in May: Customs
    — Platts CTI
June 2014
  • EURO COAL-Prices edge lower on healthy supply, weak demand
    — Reuters Africa
  • EURO COAL-Prices fall to new five-year low below $70/tonne — Reuters Africa
  • FOB Richards Bay stable on-day — Platts CTI
  • China searches for an energy revolution — NEWZEA
  • Coal supply to thermal power plants dwindles — The Economic Times
  • Coal Sector Shooting Higher — ZING
  • FOB Richards Bay coal jumps 50 cents on firm spot trade — Platts CTI
  • EURO COAL-Prices fall further on weak demand, oversupply — Reuters Africa
  • Richards Bay FOB drops to 12-day low — Platts CTI
  • Blending of coals to meet power station requirements — BrightTALK
  • Disinvestment critique is black gold — Thomson Reuters Eikon
  • Coal still has a big future — Thomson Reuters Eikon
  • Coal reserves in a carbon constrained future IEA — Clean Coal Centre
  • Richards Bay FOB spot firms further — Platts CTI
  • Big Data and the coal industry — World Coal
  • Coal mines losing money: Anglo — Thomson Reuters Eikon
  • Richards Bay FOB spot market ticks up — Platts CTI
  • Moz to start exporting coal through Nacala by December — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay FOB spot gains — Platts CTI
  • A fresh start: coal and power in India — World Coal
  • Indonesia's Coal Industry in 2014 - A Snapshot — Salva Report
  • Is China’s Coal Logistics Plan a game change for coal imports? — Salva Report
  • International coal markets – it’s not all doom and gloom — Salva Report
  • Constrained SA mining sector forcing contractors to seek African operations
    — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay spot drops to 10-week low as traders question demand
    — Platts CTI
  • The coal industry and resource nationalism in South Africa — World Coal
  • The German Coal Conundrum: The status of coal power in Germany's energy transition — The Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Smoke screens — WASHPO
  • Sasol Mining’s coal projects on track for 2015 completion — Mining Weekly
  • Forbes widens net loss, coal revenue up 5.6% — Mining Weekly
  • Saleable coal production in Mozambique to increase by 67% — Mining Weekly
  • Railway limitations still a serious problem for Mozambique’s coal sector
    — Mining Weekly
  • Development of black junior coal sector now a matter of urgency as Eskom approaches ‘supply cliff’ — Mining Weekly
  • South African Richards Bay Coal Terminal exports 5.58Mt in May — Platts CTI
  • Gas boom dulls carbon rule's effect — LA Times
  • EURO COAL-Prices drop on low summer demand, Ukraine gas compromise
    — Reuters Africa
  • Is Coal Set for a Comeback? — Rupert Hargreaves
May 2014
  • Federal EPA's pollution rules may oust coal — Tribune-Review
  • FOB Richards Bay falls 15 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Coal Watch — Platts CTI
  • Outlook for coal remains weak - Yancoal — Mining Weekly
  • Port, Botswana–Moz rail feasibility study set to start this year — Mining Weekly
  • Climate change warnings may be invalid — AFP via I-Net Bridge
  • What to watch in 2014: Policy developments that will shape the coal industry
    — Cornerstone
  • Global thermal import demand growth to slow to 2% a year until 2018: GS
    — Platts CTI
  • Quiet Richards Bay spot gains 80 cents — Platts CTI
  • Concerns about MPRDA Amendment Bill linger as industry awaits President’s verdict — Mining Weekly
  • Botswana ropes in Dutch firm as it seeks to craft coal-bed methane gas development strategy — Mining Weekly
  • Mozambique benefiting from mining taxes but needs to improve infrastructure — Mining Weekly
  • A quarter of Queensland coal produced in the red - QRC — Mining Weekly
  • 1 980 workers to be ‘affected’ by Exxaro’s 2015 restructuring plan
    — Mining Weekly
  • Fossil-free isn't folly free — The Boston Globe
  • FOB Richards Bay spot climbs 35 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • European physical spot edges lower; S African market firms further — Platts CTI
  • Environmental impacts of KiPower 600 MW plant outlined — Engineering News
  • Turkish coal mine disaster cranks up pressure on miners, utilities — Reuters
  • African Energy waits for higher coal prices or lower freight costs at Mmamabula — Mining Weekly
  • China’s coal output, consumption almost as much as world combined
    — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay catches up after outage — Business Day
  • AEO2014: coal prices and productivity — World Coal
  • Coal rules will devastate, say biz groups — The Hill
  • South Africa's RBCT exported 5.5Mt of coal in April — Reuters
  • The deadliest environmental threat (it’s not global warming) — Bjørn Lomborg
  • Richards Bay spot coal not competitive — Platts CTI
  • How green policies hurt the poor — Bjørn Lomborg
  • S Africa’s stuttering economy adds to gloom in run-up to election
    — Financial Times
  • Richards Bay FOB spot remains stable — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s Richards Bay coal exports fall — World Coal
  • Glencore Xstrata Q1 coal output up 4% on-year to 34.1Mt — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s Richards Bay April coal exports fall 13% on-year — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay 6 000 NAR at $77/mt — Platts CTI
  • Alpha Natural, Walter Energy cut coal output to boost prices — Reuters
  • Rio Tinto warns of job cuts at Queensland coal mine — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay 6 000 NAR drops to near three-week lows — Platts CTI
  • Why the Chinese are Bullish on Coal – and You Should Be, Too
    — Energy and Capital
April 2014
  • Solar Power Is Booming, But Will Never Replace Coal. Here's Why. — Forbes
  • Solobay: Coal Still Vital Source of Energy and Jobs — pasenate.com
  • Pennsylvania coal group wants government to collaborate on 'clean coal' technology — SNL
  • Indian mining, steel heavyweight opens up shop in SA — Engineering News
  • The Atlantic Basin thermal coal markets – The present and the future
    — Informa Australia
  • Forbes Coal extends Ikwezi property acquisition closing date — Mining Weekly
  • Firestone narrows efforts to optimise Waterberg project — Mining Weekly
  • CoAL progresses turnaround as last noncore asset sale advances
    — Mining Weekly
  • Walter Energy to idle Canadian coal operations — World Coal
  • FOB Richards Bay 6 000 NAR price falls 35 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Mick Davis wants BHP’s coal division to be cornerstone of his new
    mining empire — Mining.com
  • Former Xstrata chief seeks to buy BHP thermal coal unit - report — Reuters
  • FOB Richards Bay spot unchanged — Platts CTI
  • Coal-based growth to accelerate; reiterate Buy — UBS
  • Richards Bay 6,000 NAR prompt market slips although tightness persists
    — Platts CTI
  • World Bank gives Mozambique tips on avoiding a ‘painful bust’ as minerals boom beckons — Mining Weekly
  • Arch Coal widens Q1 loss as weak coal prices weigh, lowers guidance
    — Mining Weekly
  • Peabody Energy widens Q1 loss as weak coal prices persist — Mining Weekly
  • Large mining projects under pressure as capital strategies are reviewed
    — Mining Weekly
  • No finality on Eskom ‘support’, but DPE confirms immediate R25bn shortfall
    — Engineering News
  • The fuel of the future, unfortunately — The Economist
  • R17.5m Anglo project to improve, accelerate mine rehabilitation
    — Mining Weekly
  • Spot Richards Bay FOB rises — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot steady amid tightness — Platts CTI
  • El Niño could start as early as July — Financial Times
  • Keaton Energy almost doubles coal output
  • BHP Billiton hikes iron-ore, met coal production forecasts — Mining Weekly
  • Energizer completes Madagascar graphite project consolidation
    — Mining Weekly
  • Walter Energy to idle Canadian operations — Mining Weekly
  • Tulear court grants Lemur tenure over Imaloto permit 4578 — Mining Weekly
  • Martins opens way for coal, co-generation IPPs, extends renewables allocation
    — Mining Weekly
  • Gas emerges as potential aid for Zimbabwe energy crisis — Mining Weekly
  • Development of UCG industry gains momentum as government reveals
    policy stance — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay 6 000 price drops 80 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Coal gasification: The clean energy of the future? — BBC
  • Mining in sub-Saharan Africa — World Coal
  • Huge export potential for coal from subcontinent — Mining Ne.ws
  • Germany sets a new tone on energy policy — Financial Times
  • Westminster’s £10m loan delays coal mine closure — Financial Times
  • Eskom headed for distress, bailout — Engineering News
  • Martins set to make IPP procurement announcements on Monday
    — Engineering News
  • What future for UK coal? — World Coal
  • Bankruptcy filing unlikely to impact coal market — World Coal
  • Initiatives underway to improve greenfield exploration in SA — Mining Weekly
  • Attack halts coal trains in central Mozambique — Mining Weekly
  • Namibian Resources raises £246 400 of new capital — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay FOB spot market climbs to over-three-week high
  • First coal to Eskom from Universal’s Kangala mine — Mining Ne.ws
  • MPs and unions join battle to save two of UK’s last coal mines
    — Financial Times
  • Richards Bay March coal exports hit 5-month high at 6.9Mt — Platts CTI
  • BHP Billiton bullish on coal demand — Mining Weekly
  • Market uncertainty flagged as the major worry for mining juniors in 2014
    — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay stable despite Indian demand — Platts CTI
March 2014
  • Huge coal deposits discovered in North Sea — World Coal
  • Scientists clash over UN climate report — Financial Times
  • After shale gas, now for tight oil — Financial Times
  • Strong global, domestic energy needs guarantee long-term demand for SA coal
    — Mining Weekly
  • Beacon Hill able to fund coal wash plant expansion — World Coal
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal prices firm on renewed Indian buying
  • CIF ARA spot prices rise $1 on further Drummond loading delay — Platts CTI
  • High-calorific steam coal segment stabilizes in Atlantic region
  • South Africa's Grootegeluk returns normal operation — Metal Expert
  • RBCT ready to boost junior coal exports in partnership with Transnet
    — Mining Weekly
  • Spot FOB Richards Bay swaps at lowest since 2009
  • Germany's Energy Policy Is Failing the Poor, While Being a Poor Way to Help the Climate — Bjorn Lomborg
  • Supplying Eskom is coal industry’s greatest challenge, says professional services firm — Mining Weekly
  • Agreement opens way for 300 MW Moz coal-fired power project
    — Engineering News
  • No current need for separate junior coal terminal – TNPA — Engineering News
  • SA’s Forbes Coal, Riversdale Mining reach long-awaited agreement
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now — Reuters
  • KZN coal hub initiative to unlock opportunities across the mineral’s value chain
    — Mining Weekly
  • GlencoreXstrata keen to boost position in coal — Mining Weekly
  • Contested mining legislation approved by Parliament — Mining Weekly
  • S&P rates Exxaro zaA-/zaA-2, SA remains risk — Mining Weekly
  • Belfast colliery feasibility study is on track — Mining Ne.ws
  • SA’s coal resources become expensive to mine — Mining Ne.ws
  • Richards Bay rally gathers pace — Platts CTI
  • CoAL keeps focus on turnaround, Makhado hopes remain high
    — Mining Weekly
  • Glencore acquiring BHP Billiton’s Optimum coal rights approved
    — Mining Weekly
  • Tesla's new $5bn ‘giga-factory’ could spur 37% graphite market growth
    — Mining Weekly
  • Linc Energy wins Polish coal exploration license — World Coal
  • Ukraine crisis to be main coal market driver — World Coal
February 2014
  • Mining in sub-Saharan Africa — World Coal
  • Carbon tax postponed to 2016 — Engineering News
  • A lot of well-meaning people are arguing that in order to tackle global warming,
    we need to disinvest in fossil fuels — Bjorn Lomborg
January 2014
  • Global seaborne coal trade to grow in 2014 on Asian appetite for power, steel
    — SNL
 

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