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,

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.

Exxaro to move into iron ore and grow coal

[img:Exxaro -gr_0.jpg|Grootgeluk coal
mine ‒ will supply
Medupi power station
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 22 November 2010 - Diversified South African-based resources group Exxaro Resources Limited (Exxaro) plans to move into iron ore next year to further diversify its portfolio, and has big ambitions for growth in its coal unit.

Company manager for growth Ernst Venter said Exxaro was targeting Africa and Australia for either buying an existing producer or partnering in an early-stage project.

SA considers regulation of coal exports

[img:Mining boat_0.jpg|SA coal exports ‒
may be regulated
to protect Eskom
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 18 November 2010 - The South African government is giving serious consideration to the future regulation of coal exports, in order to protect power utility Eskom from local producers who get higher prices for their coal in India and China.

Mineral resources deputy minister Godfrey Oliphant said here at a conference on clean coal resources that Eskom was suffering because low-grade coal was being sold to India and China. It was proving more profitable for the producers to export the coal than to sell it to Eskom, so the producers then sold a very poor quality product to Eskom.

Chinese seek coal mines in SA

[img:jan24 coal_0.JPG|Coal ‒ China seeks
mines in SA
]Tianjin, China --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 18 November 2010 - China's third-largest state-owned producer, Datong Coal Mine Group, is seeking coal mines in South Africa and other selected countries, and plans to invest ‘tens of billions’ in the new energy sector as part of its five-year development plan.

President Wu Yongping of Datong ‒ the parent of the Shanghai-listed Datong Coal Industry Company Limited ‒ commented: “We are mainly looking at partnerships in these overseas ventures, but we won't rule out developing any mines on our own.”

Mooiplaats settlement triggers share jump for CoAL

[img:Shares - Pic 1_0.jpg|Coal of Africa’s
Mooiplaats operation
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- 12 November 2010 - Shares in Coal of Africa Limited ‒ the Australian-based and listed coal development company operating in South Africa ‒ jumped today after the company reached an agreement with a provincial government over environmental issues which had threatened its Mooiplaats mine with closure.

Concern over accuracy of SA coal reserves

[img:Reserves - Pic 1_0.jpg|Camden ‒ one of
many Eskom coal-fired
power stations
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 November 2010 - South African power utility Eskom has acknowledged that it is concerned about the accuracy of South Africa’s coal reserves, but nevertheless maintains that it has a sufficient supply of coal for the next 50 years.

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