Australia approves controversial Carmichael coal mine
Australia's government has given its approval for one of the world's biggest coal mines to be built by India's Adani Mining in Queensland. In August, a court temporarily blocked the project because of environmental concerns. But the approval has now been granted subject to 36 of the strictest
Springvale is located in the western coalfields near Lithgow in New South Wales. Coal is produced using underground longwall mining methods and is transferred by conveyor to the surface facilities area, where it is either transported by dedicated overland conveyor to Mt Piper and Wallerawang power stations or processed for export at Centennial
coal mining has historically been beset with labor strife, the 1970s witnessed acute labor disruptions; these resulted in particularly large cutbacks in national coal production during 1971 and 1978. In the years since, declining oil prices have put strong pressure on the coal industry to remain competitive.
BHP-Mitsubishi JV to sell Australia coal mine to Japan's
(Reuters) Global miner BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) said on Wednesday that its joint venture with a unit of Mitsubishi Corp 8058.T would sell a coal mine in Queensland in Australia to Japan's Sojitz Corp 2768.T for A$100 million (56.5 million pounds).
FACT CHECK Is President Trump Correct That Coal Mines Are
Jun 02, 2017Coal production reached a 30-year low in 2015, and the number of U.S. coal miners fell from 90,000 in 2012 to 50,000 in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of U.S. coal mines dropped from 1,831 in 2006 to 1,159 in 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration.