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Dhaka Monday,  Jun 26, 2017

Coal Sector

power-companies-using-high-ash-coal-may-face-legal-action The World Bank is indirectly financing a boom in some of Asia’s dirtiest coal-fired power generation despite commitments to end most funding for the sector, a development advocacy group charged Monday. The power plants, which contribute to climate change and deforestation as well as premature deaths due to illness, are cropping up from Bangladesh to the Philippines, all with financing provided by financial intermediaries supported by the Bank, said a... »
madhhapara mine The Maddhapara Granite mining facility was closed for nearly a year and is now about to start the extraction again in the next month. Installation of new equipment, which the mining facility had been lacking since the last year is almost finished, claimed the authority. The Managing Director of the Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) Engr. Md. Nowshad Islam told Energybangla that, the extraction would start from the last... »
power-companies-using-high-ash-coal-may-face-legal-action The government has backtracked on its decision of open-pit mining in the country’s major coalfield — Barapukuria due to major land subsidence around the existing underground mining operations. Land subsidence can be caused by withdrawal of large amounts of fluid—water, oil, and even geothermal fluid—from beneath the earth’s surface. Subsidence can result in structural damage to a mine, lost or damaged support infrastructure, and sometimes, injury or loss of life.... »
rampal-1-337x205 As the domestic demand for coal has started dwindling with surplus stock at power plants, Coal India has started exploring export opportunities, hoping to enter Bangladesh with the upcoming Maitree super-critical thermal project there. A team recently visited Bangladesh and is likely to table its report soon. State-owned power generator NTPC is developing a 1,320-Mw thermal power project in Khulna, Bangladesh, in partnership with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). A... »
Limestone-minister-360x202 Bangladesh on Thursday claimed to have found the biggest ever limestone deposit in its northern district of Naogaon, capable of meeting the entire demand of the country’s cement industry. State Minister for Minerals Nasrul Hamid told reporters that the deposit was found across an area of 50 sq km up to a depth of 2,214 feet below the surface at the district’s Badalgachhi Upazila. “It will be able to meet... »
abGCM Havingmore operating loss than previous year, GCM desires its continuous efforts for Phulbari Coal Project. The company remains wholly focused on pursuing the necessary approval from the Government for the Project to proceed with the next stage of development. GCM incurred 6 lac 40 thousand pound losses equivalent more than 7 crore taka in only six month ending December 2015. In a release published yesterday in London on company’s interim... »
jharkhon-coal-fild-337x205-337x205 At least five labourers were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday, with two more still missing. More than 30 miners were trapped in the far-flung mountainous Orakzai tribal district after a shaft collapsed amid heavy downpours on Saturday, according to Zubair Khan, the top government official in the district. “Rescuers have so far retrieved five dead bodies while 26 were rescued alive,” Khan told... »
power-companies-using-high-ash-coal-may-face-legal-action China will aim to close more than 1,000 coal mines over this year, with a total production capacity of 60 million tonnes, as part of its plans to tackle a price-sapping supply glut in the sector, the country’s energy regulator said. China is the world’s top coal consumer but demand has been on the wane as economic growth slows and the country shifts away from fossil fuels in order to... »
china power In 1983, the year before the coal miners’ strike – one of the most bitter industrial disputes in British history – the UK produced 119 million tonnes of coal. Production would never reach that level again, with the strike heralding the long slow decline of an industry they once called King Coal. Thirty years later, China’s growth in coal consumption – just its growth – was not far off the... »
jamalgonj-minister-360x200 State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (PEMR) Nasrul Hamid inaugurated Tuesday the feasibility study work for the extraction of coal bed methane adjacent to Jamalganj coalmine at a function as the chief guest. Three core holes would be drilled and testing on core samples would be carried out under the study. The consultant for the study will estimate the reserve of coal bed methane and recommend production test... »