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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 14, 2024

Coal Sector

Nineteen coal miners trapped for more than 24 hours after a gas explosion and raging fire in a mine in Hegang, in northeastern China, are presumed dead, the state-run broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday. The explosion on Wednesday afternoon initially trapped 52 workers, but 33 were rescued, CCTV said. A spokesman for the rescue team, Zhang Qinxiang, told the broadcaster that the 19 still inside a tunnel could not possibly... »
GCM Resources plc Chairman Michael Tang said, the last twelve months have been challenging for the junior mining sector as commodity markets continue to deteriorate and raising new funding has become particularly difficult for any mining company that is not producing. In contrast to the decline in global demand for coal, Bangladesh, where GCM’s operations are located, is expected to see a significant increase in demand for high quality thermal... »
In naogaon, north-west district of the country, a new coal mine was likely to find. Geological Suervay of Bangladesh (GSB) conducting a survey in Tilokpur union on akkelpur upozila at Naogaon. After the survey GSB initially located the mine in this area. Now, Mining depth, spread, amount of reserve and the quality of coal will be determined by exploratory wells. GSB and fuel ministry source informs, grubber rig has been... »
Many people are still missing after a massive landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state. At least 104 bodies have now been recovered, with some estimates saying more than 100 people are still missing. The incident happened in Hpakant on Saturday when a huge amount of mining debris collapsed, engulfing the homes of some miners. It is unclear what triggered the landslide in the region, which produces... »
A fire at a coalmine in China’s north-eastern province of Heilongjiang killed more than 20 people, state media reported on Saturday. The fire broke out late on Friday evening at a mine in Jixi city operated by the state-owned Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group, said Xinhua. Rescue workers found the bodies of 21 miners and were searching for one more. Sixteen others had managed to escape when the fire broke... »
Deep in the thickly forested hills in its east, India last month started production at what it hopes will in five years be Asia’s biggest coal mine. At the open-cast mine, which involves the clearing of more than 18,000 hectares (44,500 acres) of land, noisy excavators are busy digging for coal that will feed a huge power plant being built nearby to fuel India’s energy-hungry economy. India is opening a... »
The coal industry is losing the public relations battle against environmental activists, mining giant BHP Billiton has warned as it urged the sector to unite to fight back. BHP coal president Mike Henry said mitigating greenhouse gas emissions was essential, but it was also crucial that access to reliable and affordable energy was available to support development. “It would be fair to say that as we stand here today, in... »
Experts and scientists of MONASH University and RMIT of Melbourne have suggested  Bangladeshi policy makers should appoint an independent consultant to examine  coal issues for ensuring safe transformation from gas-fired power generation to coal-fired power. “As Bangladesh is planning to generate huge power from coal and set to run the pipeline with imported coal, it should engage an independent consultant to exercise the whole issues, as choice of coal, plant... »

Underground Coal Gasification contamination

Queensland Government widens legal action against Linc Energy

The Queensland Government has widened its legal action against resources company Linc Energy over the alleged contamination of the environment by its underground gas plant on the Darling Downs in the state’s south-east. The Government has today filed a fifth charge of wilfully and unlawfully causing serious environmental harm against the company. An investigation — the largest and most protracted in the history of the Queensland Environment Department — has... »
GCM Resources plc (LON:GCM), a resource exploration and development company, announces it has satarday entered in to a convertible loan agreement (the “Loan”) with Revenue Anchor Sdn Bhd (the Lender) a Malaysian-based investor. The Loan is a two year unsecured financing facility of £3 million with no interest payable. The Lender has the right to convert the outstanding balance of the Loan anytime at a subscription price of 11p per... »