Coal Market News Directory

Coal India Workers to Strike in January

Four coal workers' federations representing workers at Coal India (NSE:COALINDIA) have voted to go on a five-day strike from January 6 in protest of moves by the government to "denationalize and privatize the coal mining sector." The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) issued a statement in support of the strike on Wednesday.

Australia May Sell Coal, Uranium to Ukraine

Mining Weekly reported that Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, has raised the possibility of his country exporting coal and uranium to Ukraine. The move could help Australia lower its dependence on Russian gas.

3 Types of Coal Mining

Mining Global published several infographics to give a visual perspective on the different types of coal mining. The article takes a look at surface/opencast, room & pillar and longwall mining.

EPA Coal-Ash Rule Changes Next Week Could Affect Coal Miners

The US Environmental Protection Agency is set to bring about changes to the way coal-ash is dealt with next week. According to TWC News, miners such as Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) will need to change how they deal with coal ash if the material gets added to the Solid Waste Disposal Act and gets labeled as "special waste."

India’s Coal Minister to Meet With Unions

Business Standard reported that leaders of India's coal mine worker unions will meet with the country's coal and power ministry on Tuesday as the government attempts to avert a strike over the possible introduction of commercial coal mining to the country.

Coal India Trade Unions Threatening Strike

Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's best efforts, trade unions that represent most workers at Coal India (NSE:COALINDIA) are still planning to go on an indefinite strike, according to the Economic Times. The unions oppose a government decision that might open up the sector to commercial mining. Currently, the behemoth state run Coal India is the only entity allowed to sell coal on the open market in that country.