Coal

Coal is a fossil fuel. Different types of coal is mined including coking coal, thermal coal, metallurgical coal, anthracite. Coal includes coal mining, coal processing, electricity, power generation, coal-fired power stations, thermal power, clean coal technologies, Eskom, carbon, carbon tax, coal processing equipment, Richards Bay Coal Terminal, coal washing, export coal,

SA coal prices rise

[img:Coal dock_0.jpg|Coal for export at
Richards Bay
]Richards Bay, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 15 December 2010 - Prices for coal shipped from Richards Bay ‒ the African continent’s biggest export facility for the fuel ‒ may extend gains from a two-year high, as cold weather in Europe boosts demand for the fuel.

Low temperatures in Berlin this week were minus 6 degrees Celsius, according to information on the World Meteorological Organisation’s website. On Friday, Deutsche Bank AG raised its Richards Bay price forecast for next year by 7.3% to US$118 a metric tonne. “Unseasonably cold temperatures in Europe are causing elevated demand for energy,” Deutsche Bank analyst Daniel Brebner wrote in the report.

China and India to increase coal imports by 78%

[img:Imports - Pic 1_0.jpg|Madras power station
‒ of many Indian and
Chinese facilities
clamouring for more
coal
]Kolkata, India --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 14 December 2010 - In a bid to provide fuel to feed their rapidly increasing need for power, China and India may increase imports of coal by 78% to 337Mt next year, driving prices to new record levels, and diverting more supplies from Europe to Asia.

Canadian miner to export coal from Richards Bay

[img:Forbes - Pic 1_0.jpg|Conveyor at the
Magdalena coal mine
in KwaZulu Natal
]Toronto, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 December 2010 - Shares of Forbes and Manhattan Coal Corporation ‒ a private, Canadian-based coal company ‒ rose as much as 8% in just one day after it had signed an agreement with Transnet Freight Rail and Grindrod Terminals, to export coal through the Richards Bay coal terminal.

Indian power sector needs more coal

[img:RBCT ship_0.jpg|Another vessel
prepares to load
up with South African
export coal
]New Delhi, India --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 09 December 2010 - The Indian government has revealed that the country’s power sector will need investment of up to US$400 billion (R2.700 billion) in the five years from March 2012 to March 2017.

Confirming this in an announcement here, power secretary P. Uma Shankar said India planned to add 62 gigawatts of generation capacity, using mainly coal, in the five years to the end of March 2012. This was an attempt to reduce peak hour power shortages and provide electricity to millions of rural households. But coal shortages have crimped power generation Reuters reports.

Keaton delivers first coal

[img:Keaton - ma_0.jpg|Mining at
Vanggatfontein
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 09 December 2010 - The first coal from Keaton Energy’s Vanggatfontein project has been delivered to the market, and managing director Paul Miller says production will continue to increase until the end of January, when full-scale plant operation at a rate of 50 000tpm run-of-mine should be reached.

Wescoal awarded coal prospecting rights in Witbank area

[img:WescoalPic 1_0.jpg|Anglo Coal’s Greenside
Colliery ‒ neighbour to
Vlaklaagte
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 07 December 2010 - Wescoal Holdings Limited ‒ a black empowered company listed on the JSE main board ‒ says it has been awarded a prospecting right over parts of Vlaklaagte ‒ a farm located in the country's coal-rich Witbank area.

CoAL discusses development plans for Chapudi

[img:Shares - Pic 1_0.jpg|CoAL’s Mooiplaats
operation
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 03 December 2010 - Coal of Africa says it is in talks with partners in a move to help develop the Chapudi coal project and other neighbouring South African assets acquired from Rio Tinto.

“We are talking to a number of parties as this is such a big scale,” chief executive John Wallington told Reuters here on the sidelines of the Mines and Money conference.

CoAL discusses development plans for Chapudi

[img:Shares - Pic 1_0.jpg|CoAL’s Mooiplaats
operation
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 02 December 2010 - Coal of Africa says it is in talks with partners in a move to help develop the Chapudi coal project and other neighbouring South African assets acquired from Rio Tinto.

“We are talking to a number of parties as this is such a big scale,” chief executive John Wallington told Reuters here on the sidelines of the Mines and Money conference.

CoAL to buy Chapudi coal project

[img:CoAL C_0.jpg|The Mahhado coal
project ‒ Chapudi will
double its resource
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 30 November 2010 - COAL of Africa (CoAL) has agreed to buy the Chapudi coal exploration project in Limpopo from joint venture partners Rio Tinto and Kwezi Mining for a total of US$75 million (R535 million).

Revealing this in a statement issued here, CoAL said these coal assets comprised both thermal and coking coal development projects. They would add an estimated 1 040Mt of resources to the group's coal asset base. They are also contiguous to the group's Makhado coking coal project.

Coal miners must supply power plants

[img:jan24 coal_0.JPG|Eskom must have
coal to supply power
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 25 November 2010 - South African power utility Eskom Holdings Limited says the country needs to ensure that it has sufficient, affordable coal supplies for domestic power plants, as exports become more lucrative for producers.

“Competition with exports is raising domestic coal prices, and that has an knock-on effect on electricity tariffs,” said Eskom Coal Purchasing Unit manager Jeanie Moothoo in a speech here. “Domestic coal prices are expected to continue rising,” she said.

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