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China’s coal output hits highest in over three year as mines start up

China’s December coal output climbed 2.1 percent from the year before, government data showed, hitting the highest level in over three years as major miners ramped up production amid robust winter demand and after the country started up new mines. Miners produced 320.38 million tonnes of coal in December, according to data released on Monday

No shortage of coal in country; CIL output grew by 104MT in 4

The country faces no shortage of coal and its imports have declined to 208 million tonnes (MT) from 217 MT in 2014, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said Friday. Replying to a query in the Question Hour, the Minister said coal production has witnessed an increase of 7.4 per cent in April-December (nine months) period of

Five killed in coal mine accident in China

Five workers were killed while another remained trapped in a coal mine accident in east China’s Fujian Province, local authorities said Saturday. The accident occurred Friday at a coal mine in Yongding District in the city of Longyan, the district’s publicity department said, without elaborating on what kind of accident it was. Nine people were

Coal India to start rescue ops in Meghalaya coal mine

Coal India Limited (CIL) on Thursday said it is preparing to launch a rescue operation at the coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills to rescue the 15 trapped miners. The miners have been trapped in the mine since December 13 after it got flooded. General Manager of CIL’s Northeastern Coalfields, J. Borah said the

Coal scam: Delhi court holds ex-secy H C Gupta, others guilty of corruption

A Delhi court Friday held ex-coal secretary H C Gupta guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a coal scam case relating to allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal. Besides Gupta, Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar also convicted private firm Vikash Metals and Power Limited, one serving and one retired public servant ex-joint secretary

Adani presses ahead with controversial coal mine in Australia by self-financing

Indian energy giant Adani announced on Thursday that it will self-finance its controversial coal mine in Australia and major works on the “scaled back” project will start “imminently after eight years of court challenges from environmental activists and delayed approvals. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the Carmichael mine in Queensland would initially