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Coal Mining News and Commentary | MINING.com

Coal mining news. Explore related Coal articles for more information on the Coal mining industry. ... 6, 2017, 10:22 AM | |. To remain globally cost and carbon competitive, Suncor took first steps to replace coke-fired boilers with two cogeneration units at Oil Sands Base Plant. ... South32 to spin off South Africa coal business.

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Eskom says despite a shortage of coal supply to its Hendrina power station, due to Optimum Coal Mine not fulfilling its contractual obligations, the electricity supply will not be ... South Africa's banks continue to bankroll coal investments to the tune of billions every year, risking leaving investors with stranded assets.

Mining Weekly - South African coal industry needs to pursue ...

16 Sep 2016 ... Hugers notes that the growth of the South African coal mining sector has been hindered by weak coal prices, divestments, power supply shortages and the Chinese import restrictions, subsequently leaving the country's coal sector in a precarious position. The weakness of the coal price – attributed to ...

THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL MINING INDUSTRY - Journal of ...

Demand for thermal coal is influenced by factors that include availability, prices of competing products such as oil, gas and nuclear power, and the demand for electricity. The aim of this article is to provide an exposition of supply chain dynamics within the South African coal mining industry and to argue for a more efficient ...

Analysis: The Future of Eskom and South Africa's coal sector will be ...

4 Jul 2016 ... South Africa will find itself in a paradox in which its own costs of coal production go much higher as the global price of coal continues to fall. The one clear advantage that Eskom has long had, abundant and cheap coal supplies, is in the process of disappearing. As Eskom has recently discovered, the ...

Coal Expert Talks Coal For The Future - Business Media MAGS

Further, he adds that most of the lower-quality coals are sold locally at better prices than exports. “The better-quality, i.e. 6000kcal/kg coals also have users in the inland market, if they are screened and sized. One thing is certain, with the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, coal prices in the inland market cannot decrease ...

The ugly: South Africa | World Coal

8 Feb 2016 ... South Africa's politics and economy are putting pressure on a coal industry already hurting from falling coal prices.

JSE-COAL - SHARENET - Your Key To Investing on The JSE ...

SHARENET - Your Key To Investing on The JSE Securities Exchange - South Africa ... COAL MINING- J151. 19506.23 867 (4.65%). Fri 1 Dec, 19:14, Intraday delayed. Prices at least 15 minutes delayed. Source: JSE Ltd. Created with Highcharts 5.0.9 1. Dec 02:00 04:00 06:00 18 500 19 000 ... Trade JSE-COAL From 0.3%

Coal - Chamber of Mines South Africa

Coal mining's advent in South Africa can best be traced to the start of gold mining in the late 19th century, particularly on the Witwatersrand, with the first coal in appreciable tonnages being ... For many years, as this export capacity was being expanded, sea-borne coal prices were generally greater than domestic ones.

SA Mine 9th edition

South Africa's mining landscape. The 2017 financial year was another tough one for stakeholders in the mining sector: Investors in aggregate saw a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation after a cautiously optimistic view on a recovery last year;. Decreases in precious metal rand prices have put a lot of pressure on ...

South African Coal Market News and Analysis | IHS Markit

Finally, existing low power prices need to rise to justify greater commitment by the state to coal development; the absence of this commitment already serves as a major disincentive to mining investments. Despite these obstacles, IHS Markit predicts South African exporters will provide formidable competition for Indonesian ...

State of the Coal Sector - Chamber of Mines South Africa

Coal experiencing more challenging operating environment. • Profitability has been negatively affected. • Introduction of cost cutting measures. • Declining yields, ageing mines, more difficult geology, poorer quality coal reserves and rising regulatory costs. • Declining labour force. 11 June 2015. Chamber presentation on ...

Unfinished business: Coal miners across South Africa walk away ...

22 Mar 2017 ... Just outside the town of Ermelo in Mpumalanga – South Africa's most important coal mining province – Johan Vos' farm is littered with derelict and working ... At Golfview's mines near Ermelo, operations ceased after the price of coal steadily declined for several years, and the company is looking to sell its ...

Energy Sources: Coal | Department: Energy | REPUBLIC OF SOUTH ...

overview. South Africa's indigenous energy resource base is dominated by coal. Internationally, coal is the most widely used primary fuel, accounting for about 36 percent of the total fuel consumption of the world's electricity production. About 77 percent of South Africa's primary energy needs are provided by coal. This is ...

Universal Coal plc – Universal Coal is committed to building a ...

Universal Coal is committed to building a sustainable mid-tier coal mining company providing investors with exposure to coking and thermal coal assets with ... Going BEYOND COMPLIANCE with statutory requirements, Universal Coal has in addition to funding the Further Education and Training College in ... Share price ...

Coal market & pricing | World Coal Association

Coal is a global industry, with coal mined commercially in over 50 countries and used in over 70. Coal is readily ... Transportation costs account for a large share of the total delivered price of coal, therefore international trade in steam coal is effectively divided into two regional markets: ... South Africa, 76 Mt, 76 Mt, 0 Mt.

South Africa and coal - SourceWatch

According to a 2011 BankTrack report, 25% of South Africans have no access to electricity, and 33% have only limited access. While poor urban households are forced to spend around 20% of their income on energy, Apartheid-era “special pricing agreements” give companies lower ...

Outlook for International Coal Market

The spot price rose in June and topped $60/ton in early July. 1. Note: NEWC Index: Spot steam coal price at Newcastle port in Australia. RB Index: Spot steam coal price at Richards port in South Africa. DES ARA Index: Spot steam coal price at Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp ports in. Europe. Source: globalCOAL website.

SA's mining industry continues to face tough times

2016 marked another challenging year for SA's mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty. These are some of the highlights from PwC's eighth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights ...

PwC report: South Africa mining industry trends | Finance | African ...

3 Oct 2016 ... 2016 marked another challenging year for South Africa's mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty. These are some of the highlights from PwC's eighth edition of SA Mine, a series of ...

APAC and African Coal Market News and Analysis | IHS Markit

The South Africa Coal Report brings you vital price, trade, and tender data, plus port, shipping and rail statistics. The India Coal Report discloses data and analysis on the sub-continent's burgeoning coal, steel and power industries. The biweekly IHS Coal report wraps everything up in a summary of the global ...

Coal is the lifeblood of the South African economy - Eskom

The price of high-quality coal exported from South Africa has dropped by 59% from 2011, and prices now hover around $50 per tonne, although the weakening rand has been able to cushion the lower margins. Due to this market environment, local miners must become more efficient in order to survive and compete globally ...

The South African Coal industry - Fossil Fuel Foundation

5 Nov 2014 ... The South African Coal industry. 1. Introduction. 2. Global Coal. 3. Local Market. 4. South Africa's Export Coal Markets. 5. Status of the Industry. 2. 2 .... Seaborne coal demand has been the lowest in years. Prices follow suit. with global demand for coal increasing more than any other energy source. In years ...

The young Turks of SA's emerging coal sector - Miningmx

24 Aug 2017 ... “Back in the day, it was very hard to get new business as Glencore was the dominant player in South African coal,” said Bayoglu on the sidelines of the Junior Indaba, a conference set up by Swanepoel's ... As a cost plus mine, it is Eskom's responsibility to pay for the extension of mineable resources.

How coal mining in Mpumalanga threatens food security - Grain SA

But such an increase in the price of is exactly what agricultural researchers are expecting. The Mpumalanga Highveld is one of South Africa's most important producing areas, so the scale of the threat to agriculture from mining is a crucial food security question. According to the Centre for Environmental Rights' ...

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23 Oct 2017 ... The coal industry has benefited from the devaluated Rand. In past months the export RB1 coal prices are steady above US$80 per ton.

After China-induced price spike, coal set to resume long-term decline

24 Jul 2017 ... Heatwaves in the north also boosted air-conditioning demand, while coal mining and shipping were hampered due to adverse weather in Indonesia and South Africa. Production in Australia was disrupted by a strike. Many of these conditions should ease next month, however. “Downside (to prices) is likely ...

Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia

Environmentalists in South Africa and abroad have criticized the decision of the World Bank's approval for a $3.75 billion loan to build the world's fourth-largest coal-fired power in South Africa. The plant will increase the demand for coal mining and production. Protesters are urging the bank to stop supporting the ...

Coal: A slow-burning issue - BusinessLIVE

14 Feb 2017 ... SA's coal producers could have reason to hope again after five years of falling global prices that strengthened Eskom's hand in negotiations over supply contracts and persuaded environmentalists to declare coal's demise was in sight. Coal prices are firmer, but whether they continue rising or fall this year ...

Coal Mining Stocks, Companies, Prices and News - InfoMine

Comprehensive information on Coal stocks, mining companies and prices. The latest Coal investment ... Companies, Prices and News. Thermal Coal CAPP Price 40.00 USD/st (44.09 USD/t | 37.47 EUR/t) 28 Mar 2017 - 52 Week Low 39.50 USD/st 52 Week High 43.63 USD/st ... Vale S.A. Provided a Company Update.

Coal, South African export price - Monthly Price - Commodity Prices ...

Monthly price chart and freely downloadable data for Coal, South African export price. Price ... Description: Coal (South Africa), thermal NAR netback assessment f.o.b. Richards Bay 6,000 kcal/kg from February 13, 2017; during 2006-February 10, 2017 thermal NAR; during ... Estimated Production: 48 million tonnes per year ...

Days of coal mines are numbered as Eskom shifts focus | IOL News

28 Mar 2017 ... The traditional coal majors that have dominated the sector for decades are looking to leave South Africa as uncertainty surrounds Eskom contracts and the ... The coal price is now down at least 40% from its peak, and smaller miners who entered the industry looking for a quick profit have in some cases ...

The Present South African Coal Mining Industry - XMP Consulting

The transportation price quoted by the CoalLink line MD is about US$0.01/t per kilometre. The average cost for all mines is R63/t per ton. These prices have made it possible for South African coal to compete successfully with Australian and Colombian coals. In the area of coal transport to local users, the infrastructure is less ...

Opinion: South Africa's coal mining sector could shrink by 46%

6 Oct 2017 ... In 2016, it must be noted that the prices paid by industry in Germany were 52% higher than in France (nuclear) and 86% higher than Poland (coal). Clearly, South Africa cannot allow this to happen. A research report by D Weißbach et al (2013) on energy returned from energy invested (EROI) in Germany ...

The importance of coal | Statistics South Africa

11 Jun 2015 ... It might come as a surprise to many that coal is now more important to the South African economy than gold. The coal mining industry contributed approximately R37 billion to the economy in 1993, with gold contributing R115 billion (value added at constant 2010 prices). In 2013, coal contributed R51 billion ...

Coal's hidden water cost to South Africa

The True Cost of Coal in South Africa: Paying the price of coal addiction. Available: http://www.greenpeace.org/africa/Global/africa/publications/coal/. TrueCostOfCoal.pdf. 9 Ashton, P.J., D. Love, H. Mahachi, and P.H. Dirks. 2001. “An Overview of the Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations on Water Resources ...

South Africa's coal sector: energy security, ownership, and climate ...

3 Sep 2017 ... South Africa's coal sector depends on demand from Eskom, the largest user of coal in the country. For Eskom, cheap domestic coal ... Today they are somewhere around R350 per tonne, and possibly higher (Eskom reporting does not disclose the price paid per ton of coal). Many of the old mines are now ...

COAL - SA COAL - XMP Consulting

The future of coal in South Africa will be affected by technological, economic, political and environmental factors. TECHNOLOGICAL FACTORS. Coal production and sales are a function of three elements, mining method, preparation and transportation. In general the total cost is derived from all three, in similar proportion.

Coal price dip cost SA R23bn | Fin24

4 Feb 2015 ... South Africa lost out on R23bn in coal export revenues last year due to a drop in prices for the commodity, says Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

South Africa Mining Report - BMI Research Store

BMI View: South Africa's mining sector will face persistent headwinds due to labour unrest, a muted price recovery and challenging regulations ...

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