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Dhaka Monday,  Jan 24, 2022

Coal Sector

At least nine workers have died and nearly two dozen are feared trapped in a coal mine which has collapsed in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The incident happened late in the evening on Thursday at a government-owned mine in Godda district. Efforts are continuing to reach the miners, who are believed to be still trapped, officials told BBC Hindi. Jharkhand has some of India’s biggest coal mines, but... »
Extracting gas from Jamalganj coal-field with Coal Bed Methane (CBM) extraction method seems to be impractical and uncertain claims the consultant authority of the field. The study report prepared by the Indian consulting firm Mining Associates Pvt. Ltd. (MAPL) says the coal mine has no prospect of harnessing any CBM. CBM is the methane gas that occurs within the coal beds lying underground. Harnessing the methane from coal bed requires... »
At least 67 people were killed when a platform collapsed at a construction site in China’s Jiangxi province. Only two workers were rescued alive and a third was still missing, state television said. The accident took place at a power plant in Fengcheng where a cooling tower was under construction. Industrial accidents are common in China, prompting calls for better safety standards. Last year, 170 people died at a chemical... »
Chinese state media says 33 coal miners trapped underground during a gas explosion have been found dead, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible. Two miners survived Monday’s explosion but rescuers working around the clock found no others alive. All bodies have been recovered and rescuers were shown bowing their heads in memorial for the dead. Gas explosions inside mines are often caused when a flame or electrical... »
India is keen to develop Bangladesh’s coal fields in the Northern part of the country and procure it for its own purpose. Indian State Mminister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has showed the interest of his country to the Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources during a bi-lateral meeting held in New Delhi on October 5. In 2001-04, Indian business tycoon Tata has proposed to... »
China has shown its interest to build a coal terminal, a coal transport channel at Maheshkhali site, the next power hub location of the country. They are also keen to develop the lands of the project site and are also willing to manage the funding sources that will be required to do all these things. China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC), a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company has recently... »
The World Bank is indirectly financing a boom in some of Asia’s dirtiest coal-fired power generation despite commitments to end most funding for the sector, a development advocacy group charged Monday. The power plants, which contribute to climate change and deforestation as well as premature deaths due to illness, are cropping up from Bangladesh to the Philippines, all with financing provided by financial intermediaries supported by the Bank, said a... »
The Maddhapara Granite mining facility was closed for nearly a year and is now about to start the extraction again in the next month. Installation of new equipment, which the mining facility had been lacking since the last year is almost finished, claimed the authority. The Managing Director of the Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) Engr. Md. Nowshad Islam told Energybangla that, the extraction would start from the last... »
The government has backtracked on its decision of open-pit mining in the country’s major coalfield — Barapukuria due to major land subsidence around the existing underground mining operations. Land subsidence can be caused by withdrawal of large amounts of fluid—water, oil, and even geothermal fluid—from beneath the earth’s surface. Subsidence can result in structural damage to a mine, lost or damaged support infrastructure, and sometimes, injury or loss of life.... »
As the domestic demand for coal has started dwindling with surplus stock at power plants, Coal India has started exploring export opportunities, hoping to enter Bangladesh with the upcoming Maitree super-critical thermal project there. A team recently visited Bangladesh and is likely to table its report soon. State-owned power generator NTPC is developing a 1,320-Mw thermal power project in Khulna, Bangladesh, in partnership with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). A... »