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BMA Australia

Demand for coal tipped to skyrocket due to Russia ban

International sanctions on at least one Russian fossil fuel is predicted to start a new Australian mining boom. A prohibition on coal imports from Russia recently took effect, removing up to 187...

Lundin mine sinkhole

Authority will sanction mining giant for sinkhole

A multinational mineral producer could pay the ultimate price for failing to prevent a cavity near one of its major mining operations. Lundin Mining could be indefinitely banned from Chile after a 36...

Glencore coal

Demand for coal hits a decade high

Global fossil fuel consumption rose to record levels not seen in almost 10 years, new data shows. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently confirmed coal demand rose to the previous annual...

Simandou mine site

Mining giant pushes ahead with $26B project

A multinational resources producer refuses to abandon a mega development. Rio Tinto recently pushed ahead with its US$20 billion (A$26.7B) Simandou Mine, 526km southeast of Conakry. The proponent...

Glencore coal

Aussie coal ban rumoured to end soon

Speculation is growing that one of the world’s largest economies is preparing to welcome back Australian commodities. Market observers are spreading rumours that mainland China’s economy...

Samarco

Mining giant fails to block $8.7B compensation lawsuit

A multinational resources company unsuccessfully prevented litigation seeking substantial damages. BHP Group will return to the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal to face questions about the 2015...

Simandou mine site

Authorities order resources giant to pause $26B project

A multinational mining company has been temporarily forced to postpone a mega development. Authorities recently ordered Rio Tinto to stop work at its majority owned US$20 billion (A$26.7B) Simandou...

Gavel

Employer sentenced to jail for torturing mine employee

A foreign resources executive will spend decades behind bars after allegedly inflicting severe pain or suffering on a worker. Sun Shujun was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison after the Chinese...