Is low utilization the cause of low productivity of Australian longwalls?

THE fact that American longwall mines are more productive than their Australian counterparts is well...

Markets

04 APRIL 2002

Longannet to close

SCOTLAND�S last deep mine was closed last week after being flooding by 17 million gallons of water the...

Markets

04 APRIL 2002

Coal Market overview

ANNUAL JSM hard coking coal negotiations remain deadlocked, with no further progress having been made...

Markets

04 APRIL 2002

Austral exceeds production budget

AUSTRAL Coal today reported its highest quarterly output since 1997 with ROM production of 629,000 tonnes...

Markets

04 APRIL 2002

US coal production drops in February

U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Administration reports that coal production in the US for...

Markets

04 APRIL 2002

Bigger blocks driving up expectations of component life

AS longwall blocks in Australia have increased in size, increasing pressure is placed on equipment durability...

OEMs and Suppliers

04 APRIL 2002

IMC and Simtars to offer joint services

CONSULTING company International Mining Consultants (IMC) and Simtars will be offering joint services...

Sustainability

01 APRIL 2002

Joy outlines growth opportunities on the horizon

INTERNATIONAL equipment manufacturer Joy Global reports that earnings for the first quarter ended February...

OEMs and Suppliers

01 APRIL 2002

Consol wins climate protection award

THE US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Consol Energy its 2002 Climate Protection Awards for...

Markets

01 APRIL 2002

Hay Point world's largest port last year

QUEENSLAND-located Hay Point was the world's largest coal exporting port in 2001.

Markets

01 APRIL 2002

Rapid longwall moves in China

A LONGWALL face move which took only six days and 23 hours at the Yu Jia Liang mine was the subject of...

Markets

01 APRIL 2002

United to begin longwall mining

SOME six years after longwall mining was first investigated, the United bord and pillar operation, 15km...

Mines

01 APRIL 2002