Category Archives for Ports
Bechtel opens world’s first coal-seam-gas to LNG plant
On December 28th, Bechtel began loading LNG sourced from coal seams at their Queensland Curtis LNG facility. The QCLNG project connects more than 2,000 onshore wells, which flow into a 335 mile pipeline that moves the gas to the liquefaction facility … Continue reading
Greenpeace gassing up
Interesting photo from the Kiwiblog – The Rainbow Warrior being refueled by a BP fuel truck. This is the same Rainbow Warrior that is owned and operated by Greenpeace, the multinational company that so vociferously campaigns against fossil fuels. I’m … Continue reading
US coal exports booming
Listening to the Argus “US Coals Update” webcast – “US #coal #exports over 126 mn tons in 2012.” — ACC (@AmericanCoal) March 6, 2013
2012 Coal Market Strategies wrap up
The 2012 Coal Market Strategies Conference held August 20-22 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in sunny and beautiful Napa, CA was a well-received and well-deserved success. Thanks must first go out to our conference program development committee for the … Continue reading
Coal exports setting new records
We’ve heard it said in American Coal Council conferences, and I told it to an AP reporter this morning, even if some of the people in this country are naive enough to think we can stop using abundant, affordable, and … Continue reading
Coal Leadership Advancement Seminar Series
The first Coal Leadership Advancement Seminar Series (CLASS) program was a success!! Thank you to everyone who joined us on June 26-28 at the The Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Denver Colorado. CLASS attendees enjoyed a diverse slate of presentations from … Continue reading
MIT research: Chinese coal infrastructure is modern
A November 1 article in POWER Magazine relates the findings of recent MIT research which investigates the rapid development of coal-fueled generation throughout China.
India Spice Energy to build 1,000 MW coal-fueled power plant
Indian utility, Spice Energy has inked a 20-year agreement with PT Tambang Batubara (an Indonesian coal mining company) to supply their proposed 1,000 MW coal-fueled generation plant with 6 million metric tonnes annually beginning in 2011.
BHP looks at merger with Rio Tinto
BHP eyes booming China in Rio Tinto bid
CNNMoney.com, Sydney –
A merger between Anglo-Australian rivals BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Ltd. would help the miners satisfy China’s burgeoning demand for steel, a BHP Billiton executive said Tuesday.
Rio Tinto (Charts) last week rejected BHP Billiton’s (Charts) 3-for-1 share offer that Dealogic PLC calculated to be worth as much as $149 billion. …
Chinese government restricts foreign access to mineral reserves
Beijing reserves its resources
The Australian – Business, Sydney –
WHILE we keep happily digging up our metals and shipping them out, the Chinese are taking a slightly longer term view. The Ministry of Commerce and the National Development Reform Commission have reclassified China’s tungsten, molybdenum, tin, antimony and fluorite as being in the “prohibited category”.
What this means is that no foreign company can get involved in mining these metals. Add this to earlier moves to raise export taxes on metals and the message from Beijing is clear: you westerners can exhaust your deposits and in 50 years we’ll still have ours. …