At least 12 dead after coal mine collapse in India, Myanmar jade mine landslide

Two separate mining accidents in India and Myanmar have together claimed the lives of a dozen miners, though the death toll may soon rise as the search for bodies continues. In India, Aljazeera reported at least 10 people were killed and up to 50 more are trapped after a section of a coal mine collapsed in the[…]

B.C. coal mine to restart, hiring back 200+ workers

It will be a happy new year for more than 200 unemployed coal miners in the Peace River region when the new owners of the Wolverine mine near Tumbler Ridge start producing steelmaking coal again January 2, 2017. Conuma Coal Resources Ltd., which restarted the Brule mine near Chetwynd in September 2016, has begun hiring[…]

Chinese coal industry sees earnings explode in 2016

China recently reported rising coal industry earnings. The Chinese National Bureau of statistics mentioned a growth of “157 percent in the first 11 months of 2016”, while industries such as oil and gas drilling along with power supply saw profits decline in the subsequent period. This continued use of coal mirrors the rise in coal-fired[…]