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Mozambique denies India more coal deals

Mozambique has denied emerging industrial giant India five more coal concessions, saying the Asian nation should first develop sites where deals have already been struck.

Floods push coal price to one-year high

Fresh flooding in top global exporter Australia has added a further $10 to coal prices, driving thermal coal to a year high.

Xstrata nears Colombian coal miner deal

Xstrata is close to winning the $8bn auction for Colombia's second-biggest coal miner, reports British newspaper The Sunday Times.

Eskom pushes for coal regulation

Eskom CEO Brian Dames has repeated the power utility's call for urgent coal export restrictions, suggesting a formula-based export quota for miners.

RBCT stockpiles ‘almost depleted’

South Africa has joined coal exporters facing shipment delays after three derailments on the line from mines to Richards Bay Coal Terminal brought stocks to very low levels, says industry sources.

Eskom warns of looming power squeeze

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says the lack of new power stations may finally catch up with South Africa in 2011.

Riversdale, Tata in Mozambique power deal

Riversdale Mining and joint venture partner Tata Steel have agreed to fully own the $1bn Benga power plant project in Mozambique, says the mining group.

Hunt for coal hots up as floods persist

Coal buyers are scrambling to find replacement supplies as mines in top producer Australia face weeks under flood water.

Blaze shuts Xstrata mine

A fire has caused Australia's Blakefield South coal mine in New South Wales state to close down, says owner Xstrata.

Eskom promises to keep SA’s lights on

Eskom says contingency plans are in place to ensure it generates enough electricity in spite of heavy rains disrupting coal supply to stations.