Daily Archives: February 11, 2012

Miner tables $500m Hunter extension – ABC.net.au 2-Dec-2009

The Hunter Valley’s mining boom is continuing, with resource giant Coal and Allied proposing a $500 million extension at a mine near Singleton. The plan targets coal deposits at the company’s Warkworth mine that were previously thought to be uneconomical. That has since changed because of increased prices driven by...

Doyles Creek test drilling begins – abc.net.au 25-Nov-2009

Exploration work has been stepped up for the controversial Doyles Creek coal mine, with test drilling now underway near Jerrys Plains in the Hunter Valley. Approval of the exploration licence by former mineral resources minister Ian Macdonald sparked alarm in the local community because there was no public consultation. Doyles...

Anglo dives into algae farming – The Australian 20-Nov-2009

MINING giant Anglo American has snapped up a 20 per cent stake in Melbourne-based MBD Energy, which hopes within five years to be developing multi-billion-dollar algae farms to capture and sequester emissions from coal-fired power stations. The emergence of Anglo American as a cornerstone investor in MBD Energy is the...

Vote of confidence in CQ – The Morning Bulletin 18-Nov-2009

THE managing director of a company behind a $50 million housing development at Gracemere said yesterday it was vital that the town’s proposed shopping complex was developed as quickly as possible. Norman Emanouel’s Brisbane-based Oakshield Development has plans for 170 homes in Gracemere’s latest estate – Chatterton Park. He says...