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FMC Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Alkali Chemicals Business to Tronox for $1.64 Billion

February 5, 2015

FMC Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Alkali Chemicals business to Tronox Limited.  The transaction, valued at $1.64 billion, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. In September 2014, FMC began the process to

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Mountain Province Diamonds Secures US $370 Million to Develop Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine, Canada

February 5, 2015

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. has received credit approval for a US$370M term loan facility to develop the Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine in Canada. “We welcome Scotiabank to the lending syndicate and are very pleased to have Canada’s leading lender to

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Solitario Options Its Norcan Copper Project, Mexico

February 5, 2015

Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. has signed an option agreement with Minera Cuicuilco S.A. de C.V., a Mexican indirect subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., on its Norcan copper project located in Mexico along the prolific copper producing Sonora-Arizona Copper Belt. The

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Ucore Releases Assay Results for Bokan-Dotson Ridge REE Project, Alaska

February 5, 2015

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has released a comprehensive summary of assay results from the 2014 drill program at the Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth element (REE) project in southeast Alaska. “We’re pleased to have completed another successful drill program on the

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ACCCE: FutureGen Close-Out Reveals President Obama’s Hypocrisy Towards Clean Coal Technology

February 5, 2015

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity blasted the Department of Energy’s close-out notice for FutureGen 2.0, which was issued despite the Environmental Protection Agency specifically citing Future Gen 2.0 as an advanced-stage model in the agency’s New Source Performance

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Peabody Energy Calls on Obama Administration to Reverse Its Decision on FutureGen Funding, Illinois

February 5, 2015

Peabody Energy today called on the Obama Administration to reverse its decision to suspend development funding for FutureGen 2.0, America’s first near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant project that would capture and store carbon dioxide.  “It makes no sense to pull

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Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

February 5, 2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Canada intend to collaborate in field tests to validate advanced monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies for underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). The tests will take place at Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture

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Arianne Phosphate’s Cost Optimization Plan Showing Savings at Lac à Paul Project, Quebec

February 5, 2015

Arianne Phosphate’s ongoing cost optimization program has identified an additional cost savings of US$4.26 per ton related to its planned production of phosphate concentrate at the company’s Lac à Paul Project in Quebec. According to Arianne’s feasibility study filed in

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Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine Honored with President’s Safety Award for Top Performance, Colorado

February 5, 2015

Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine in Colorado has earned the President’s Award for achieving the company’s safest U.S. performance for underground operations in 2014. Twentymile achieved a safety record of 1.03 for 2014 with 777,868 hours worked during the year and

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‘Music of the Coalfields’ Kicks Off Coal Heritage Series at Concord University Beckley Campus

February 5, 2015

Music has always been an important part of the history of the coalfields, capturing the plaintive echoes of the struggle of the workers.  This year, the first installment of the Coal Heritage Lecture Series at Concord University’s Beckley campus featured

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