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    For several years, Buffalo Coal has been a mainstay in the coal mining town of Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal, a province which is home to a large proportion of South Africa’s coal operations. The publicly-listed mining company owns two coal assets in the region – the...

    Atrum Coal was established in 2012 to explore and develop high potential metallurgical coal projects in Canada for the export markets. The ASX-listed firm’s initial focus was on the Groundhog and Panorama projects in British Columbia, which together hold more than one billion tonnes of high and ultra-high grade anthracite JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee) classified resources. After...

    New Hope Group began in Queensland, Australia in 1952, when the company was formed to undertake underground coal mining in the bustling industrial centre of the state, Ipswich. Today, New Hope is a diversified energy company listed on the ASX and one of Queensland’s largest regionally-based...

When Rowan Karstel joined Buffalo Coal in October of last year, the South African mining firm was faced with a number of rising challenges, not least the flattened prices in the global coal mining industry. At the nadir of a three-year plummet and confronted by several operational limitations at the two primary...

 Tlou Energy is developing one of the most advanced coalbed methane projects in Southern Africa with its Lesedi CBM project in Botswana. Over the last decade the CEO Tony Gilby has led the programme of proving up the project and the company has been the first...

The recent global mining environment with severely depressed prices and little investment in new projects has forced mining services contractors to permanently adapt the services they provide. The market is more competitive than ever with competitors offering lower and lower prices and clients demanding the...

It has been a busy few months for Resource Generation (ASX, JSE:RSG) as CEO Rob Lowe and the team bring the Boikarabelo mine, located in South Africa’s Waterberg region, into development. Lowe has overseen a programme of putting the building blocks in place to ensure...

Universal coal listed on the ASX in 2010 on a portfolio of near-term exploration projects. The Universal team had a clear strategy in mind how the company would progress from a junior explorer into an established South Africa coal miner. Universal Coal quickly went about...

  Having a market capitalisation of US$1.65 billion, a coal portfolio comprising a number of significant resources, several long term contracts with a national utility and having just registered record profits in a global commodity price slump is a unique position to be in for a...

Acacia Coal recently announced the conditional AUS$3.7 million acquisition of Rio Tinto’s majority stake in the Riversdale Anthracite Colliery (RAC), representing a fundamental shift in the company’s strategy. Having been established on the back of a coking coal asset in the Bowen Basin in Queensland,...