Coal Conference Prepped


The Australian Coal Preparation Society is expecting more than 350 industry representatives in Wollongong for its 50th year celebration. “Optimising your Coal and Asset Resources” is the conference theme which is to be held over four days in March 2016. It will feature an extensive technical program, including two technical tours for delegates. There will Read More

First export from second gas train

Methane Rita Andrea first LNG loading at Queensland Curtis LNG, Australia

Methane Rita Andrea first LNG loading at Queensland Curtis LNG, Australia   Another milestone in the export of liquid natural gas from Queensland. The Maran Gas Poisidonia has set sail carrying LNG from the second train at Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG). It’s expected trains one and two will be producing enough LNG to load ten Read More

Sobering stats on manufacturing

Bloomberg pic

Suncorp has quoted software, data and media company Bloomberg as saying Australia has lost one in nine manufacturing jobs in the last ten years. The close of Toyota Motor Corp in Altona (announced February 2014) could mean that more than 50,000 could go by 2017. The world bank is quoted as saying, Australia’s manufacturing sector Read More

NQ Pollie questions big coal on new payment terms

George Christiansen

Member for the Mackay based seat of Dawson George Christiansen has rallied against moves by coal miner BMA to force extended terms of payment on it suppliers. BMA has introduced a default policy of paying suppliers 60 days after receipt of invoice, a policy relaxed by agreement with some individual suppliers. “While I appreciate BMA Read More

Byerwen out of the blocks


Expressions of interest are open to carry out high-voltage infrastructure work for the new $1.7 billion Byerwen coal mine. The hard coking coal project is being developed by QCoal Group and JFE Steel , 20km west of Glenden in central Queensland. QCoal said expressions of interest for the high-voltage electrical package were being accepted via Read More

Innovation helps put tyre recycling into the black

Tyre Shredder

Access to tyre recycling has become easier thanks to an Australian invention. A mobile shredder, capable of handling ten tones of tyre and other rubber cast offs including conveyor belts, puts a new light on the economics of recycling said Tyrecycle CEO Jim Fairweather. The mobile shredder was designed to not only assist councils burdened Read More

Metallica minus Queensland limestone assets

Ootan Limesstone lease_Chillago

Ootan Limestone project Metallica Minerals is divesting itself of limestone leases in Queensland. The company has advised of plans to sell four granted mining leases covering the Ootan limestone tenements and associated quarrying equipment for $500,000. The sale by Metallica’s 100 per cent owned subsidiary Phoenix Lime is to an unnamed private limestone and lime Read More

More positive news for the north west - Syndicated Metals expands exploration

Syndicated Metals_drilling_Mitchell Drilling

Syndicated Metals has announced a major new regional exploration program underway across its key copper-gold projects in North Queensland is designed to grow its copper inventory around the flagship Barbara Copper-Gold Project. Programs include an extensive regional airborne VTEM survey designed to confirm drill targets across its 100 per cent owned Mt Remarkable Project, deep Read More

Peabody sells Wilkie Creek

Wilkie Creek

The world’s largest private sector coal company is off-loading its assets in Queensland’s Surat Basin. Sekitan Resources based in the United States city of St Louis, will take over the Wilkie Creek Mine for a combined $US27m cash and $55m in liabilities. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015. Peabody Read More

Q and A on how to promote juniors through the media

Engineers and scientists commonly put the cart before the horse in trying to selling their claim. Managing Director of Bourse Communications, Rod North’s advice is also do your homework on the most effective channels and who are the best people to deliver your messages. He has more to say in this Q and A. Why Read More

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