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Wescoal reassures market of move towards 51% BEE compliancy

  Executives of Wescoal  are engaging with shareholders to reassure the market that the process of moving towards a majority black empowerment shareholding has had...

Japan interested in African coal

[img:Steel - SA1_0.jpg|South African coal
‒ may soon be sold
to Japan
]Tokyo, Japan --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 05 January 2011 - At least one major Japanese steel producer has expressed interest in the possibility of purchasing coking coal from Africa.

Bloomberg News reports from here that two leading Japanese steel producers ‒ Nippon Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel Limited ‒ are concerned about the price and supply of coking coal from Australia, according to statements made here by their presidents.

Coal exports rise 4% in 2010

[img:Coal - s_0.jpg|Stockpiling coal
at RBCT prior to
]Richards Bay, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 January 2011 - South Africa's 2010 coal exports rose nearly 4% to 63.43Mt, boosted by demand from China and India, according to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).

State-owned logistics group Transnet pointed out that it could have shipped ship up to 65Mt in 2010 despite a three-week strike that crippled ports and railways in May.

SA coal prices rise

[img:Coal dock_0.jpg|Coal for export at
Richards Bay
]Richards Bay, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 15 December 2010 - Prices for coal shipped from Richards Bay ‒ the African continent’s biggest export facility for the fuel ‒ may extend gains from a two-year high, as cold weather in Europe boosts demand for the fuel.

Low temperatures in Berlin this week were minus 6 degrees Celsius, according to information on the World Meteorological Organisation’s website. On Friday, Deutsche Bank AG raised its Richards Bay price forecast for next year by 7.3% to US$118 a metric tonne. “Unseasonably cold temperatures in Europe are causing elevated demand for energy,” Deutsche Bank analyst Daniel Brebner wrote in the report.

China and India to increase coal imports by 78%

[img:Imports - Pic 1_0.jpg|Madras power station
‒ of many Indian and
Chinese facilities
clamouring for more
]Kolkata, India --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 14 December 2010 - In a bid to provide fuel to feed their rapidly increasing need for power, China and India may increase imports of coal by 78% to 337Mt next year, driving prices to new record levels, and diverting more supplies from Europe to Asia.

Canadian miner to export coal from Richards Bay

[img:Forbes - Pic 1_0.jpg|Conveyor at the
Magdalena coal mine
in KwaZulu Natal
]Toronto, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 December 2010 - Shares of Forbes and Manhattan Coal Corporation ‒ a private, Canadian-based coal company ‒ rose as much as 8% in just one day after it had signed an agreement with Transnet Freight Rail and Grindrod Terminals, to export coal through the Richards Bay coal terminal.

Indian power sector needs more coal

[img:RBCT ship_0.jpg|Another vessel
prepares to load
up with South African
export coal
]New Delhi, India --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 09 December 2010 - The Indian government has revealed that the country’s power sector will need investment of up to US$400 billion (R2.700 billion) in the five years from March 2012 to March 2017.

Confirming this in an announcement here, power secretary P. Uma Shankar said India planned to add 62 gigawatts of generation capacity, using mainly coal, in the five years to the end of March 2012. This was an attempt to reduce peak hour power shortages and provide electricity to millions of rural households. But coal shortages have crimped power generation Reuters reports.

Keaton delivers first coal

[img:Keaton - ma_0.jpg|Mining at
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 09 December 2010 - The first coal from Keaton Energy’s Vanggatfontein project has been delivered to the market, and managing director Paul Miller says production will continue to increase until the end of January, when full-scale plant operation at a rate of 50 000tpm run-of-mine should be reached.

Wescoal awarded coal prospecting rights in Witbank area

[img:WescoalPic 1_0.jpg|Anglo Coal’s Greenside
Colliery ‒ neighbour to
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 07 December 2010 - Wescoal Holdings Limited ‒ a black empowered company listed on the JSE main board ‒ says it has been awarded a prospecting right over parts of Vlaklaagte ‒ a farm located in the country's coal-rich Witbank area.

CoAL discusses development plans for Chapudi

[img:Shares - Pic 1_0.jpg|CoAL’s Mooiplaats
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 03 December 2010 - Coal of Africa says it is in talks with partners in a move to help develop the Chapudi coal project and other neighbouring South African assets acquired from Rio Tinto.

“We are talking to a number of parties as this is such a big scale,” chief executive John Wallington told Reuters here on the sidelines of the Mines and Money conference.

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