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World 29 Jan 2018 | 6:50 PM

China blizzards snarl railroads, coal deliveries amid power worries

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's worst blizzards this winter have snarled the country's railroads and highways, cutting off critical supplies of thermal coal, and fuelling a rally in prices to record highs and raising concerns about potential heating and electricity shortages.

World 20 Dec 2014 | 12:30 AM

Ukraine allows firms to import electricity due to power crisis - PM Yatseniuk

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine, mired in a power crisis due to a thermal coal shortage, will allow all companies to import electricity, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Friday as he urged consumers to save energy.

World 15 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM

Conflict-hit coal sector casts shadow on Ukraine electricity market

KIEV (Reuters) - Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has forced coal mines to cut production or close entirely, imperilling the country's electricity market and potentially forcing the government to cut exports or limit consumption.

World 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia floods close more coal mines, rail line

SYDNEY/PERTH (Reuters) - Australia's flood-stricken coal sector suffered more setbacks on Tuesday as monsoon rains flooded out another rail line and forced more collieries to close.

World 06 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Draining flooded Australia mines could take weeks

ROCKHAMPTON/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's flood-stricken coal industry faced lengthy disruptions on Thursday, with one miner saying it could take weeks to drain its pits of water and a major port suspending export shipments because of a lack of coal.

World 13 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Borneo mines lure Rothschild into the wild

JAKARTA/LONDON (Reuters)- It was supposed to be a union of two legendary business dynasties, one West, one East. Nathaniel Philip Rothshild, the 40-year-old scion of the storied European banking family, forged a deal a year ago with the Bakrie brothers, one of Indonesia's mightiest business families, to create an international coal-mining titan.

World 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colombia coal blast kills 16 miners, 70 feared dead

AMAGA, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 70 Colombian miners were trapped and all were feared dead on Thursday after an explosion ripped through a coal mine in what could become one of the Andean country's worst mining disasters.

World 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colombia coal blast kills 18 miners, 70 feared dead

AMAGA, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 70 Colombian miners were feared dead on Thursday after they were trapped by an explosion that ripped through a coal mine in what could become one of the Andean country's worst mining disasters.

World 07 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia floods causing long-term damage

GLADSTONE, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's flood-stricken coal industry may be disrupted for months after key rail and road links were washed away, while some infrastructure could take years to repair, authorities said on Friday.

World 07 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia floods causing long-term damage

GLADSTONE, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's flood-stricken coal industry may be disrupted for months after key rail and road links were washed away, while some infrastructure could take years to repair, authorities said on Friday.