Industry News

  • Rio starts production at the Kestrel coal mine extension

    12th July 2013
    Coal production has begun at Rio Tinto's US$ 2 billion Kestrel mine extension. According to the miner, this new extension will add another two decades to the life of the Kestrel project, which is currently Rio Tinto's only underground coal operation and has been in operation since 1999.
  • India Set To Surpass China As World's Largest Coal Importer For Use In Power Plants

    28th June 2013
    India is set to overtake China as the world’s largest importer of coal used in power plants, as the country battles chronic power shortages that are crippling its growth while domestic sources of natural gas are being depleted at an alarming rate.
  • Stanmore adds to Lilyvale acreage

    17th June 2013
    PERTH ( – ASX-listed junior Stanmore Coal has expanded its Lilyvale coking coal project with the acquisition of another exploration licence in the area for A$125 000.
  • Coal is an answer to Pakistan power woes

    11th June 2013
    Pakistan is reeling under its worst power crisis, which has reduced the industrial output and economic growth of the country. Long blackouts have made the lives of 180 million Pakistanis miserable.
  • The Development Strategy for Coal-Fired Power Generation in China

    4th June 2013
    Coal is the Foundation of the Energy Mix in China China is the largest coal producer and consumer in the world.
  • South Korea's KEPCO to build coal-fired power plant in Senegal

    17th May 2013
    DAKAR | Thu May 16, 2013 11:06am EDT DAKAR May 16 (Reuters) - South Korean power firm KEPCO has signed a deal to build a 250 megawatt coal-fired plant in Senegal, part of the West Africa state's efforts to cut reliance on oil- and diesel-fired generation, public utility Senelec said on Thursday.
  • Stanmore pins hopes on Range project

    29th April 2013
    PERTH ( – A feasibility study into ASX-listed Stanmore Coal’s the Range project has confirmed the technical and economic viability of the project, in Queensland.
  • Japan turns back to coal-fired power plants

    26th April 2013
    The Japanese government is moving to speed up the environmental assessment process for new coal-fired power plants as its power sector struggles with a surging energy bill in the wake of the forced idling of much of the country's nuclear power plants following the Fukushima power plant meltdown
  • Presentation - Australian Investors Association

    4th April 2013
    The Outlook for the Coal Industry - A Counter Cyclical Opportunity Australian Investors Association Speaker: Mr Nick Jorss Managing Director - Stanmore Coal Limited Date: 3 April 2013 Time: 7.
  • Out of poverty

    1st December 2012
    Coal's contribution to China is a model for the developing world