Energy

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.

Sekoko in Eskom coal supply talks

Sekoko Coal says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eskom for the supply of coal from 2012.

Eskom worried about low-quality coal

Eskom has expressed concern over the quality of coal from domestic suppliers, which might affect its operations and push up prices.

Boje returns to lead coal developer Minergy

Andre Boje, formerly of Wescoal Holdings, has joined unlisted coal development firm Minergy which is developing a prospect in Botswana's Mmamabula coalfields.

Gillard pushes to end India uranium sales ban

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is pushing to overturn a ban on sales of uranium to India, potentially opening up a new and growing market for suppliers.

Endeavour poised to approve $307m Ity project in 2017

ENDEAVOUR Mining hoped to make an investment decision in early 2017 on the development of a $307m carbon-in-leach (CIL) mine at its Ity project...

CoAL brings the curtain down on Mooiplaats

Coal of Africa said it could no longer support Mooiplaats after the thermal coal mine racked up losses of just over R400m over the last two financial years.

AngloGold in $335m First Uranium swoop

AngloGold Ashanti's offer, if approved, will take gold production some 80,000 oz/year higher in the short term, and uranium output to 4.5 million pounds annually.

Rio Tinto ends Mozi excursion in $50m sale

Rio Tinto brings the curtain down on its disastrous excursion into Mozambique's coking coal district selling its subsidiary company for $3.85bn less than it paid.

TFR, RBCT deliver one big push in December

Richards Bay Coal Terminal put in a strong performance during December, lifting SA’s coal exports for 2011 above the figure achieved the previous year.