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Jan 28, 2021
Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

West coast miner Whyte Gold has this month taken delivery of the largest and most sophisticated bulldozer in New Zealand, to service its new claim in the glacier region behind Greymouth. A five-truck convoy carrying the 115-tonne machine broken down into transportable capsules made the 500km journey from Lyttleton outside Christchurch to its new base at Rimu. Re-assembly will take two weeks. ...

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Jan 28, 2021
McConnell Dowell lays out Hay Point schedule

McConnell Dowell lays out Hay Point schedule

Major contractor McConnell Dowell expects to begin on-site activity at Hay Point by the end of this year after winning the contract for the main berth construction for BMA’s Shiploader and Berth Replacement (SABR) Project. The project schedule at the Mackay district coal terminal sees the first activity on site (establishment of temporary facilities) happening in late 2021. McConnell ...

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Jan 27, 2021
BHP, Rio still among most valuable brands despite fall

BHP, Rio still among most valuable brands despite fall

Supermarket chain Coles has overtaken BHP as the No. 4 most valuable Australian brand, according to the latest report from Brand Finance Australia. The only mining brand in the top 10, BHP dropped to fifth position this year following a 17 per cent decrease in brand value to about $7 billion, the brand valuation consultancy group said. It put this down to a greater economic risk across th...

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Jan 26, 2021
Pilot well program kicks off at Range gas project

Pilot well program kicks off at Range gas project

Central Petroleum has contracted Silver City Drilling to drill three appraisal pilot wells at the Range gas project, south of Wandoan in the Surat Basin. These wells represent the next appraisal stage after a four-well exploration program in 2019 successfully identified a high-quality 2C contingent gas resource of 270 PJ in the proven Walloons CSG play. If successful, Central said the pil...

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Jan 26, 2021
Manufacturing plan calls for action on energy

Manufacturing plan calls for action on energy

Building modern coal-fired power stations and funding exploration to help unlock oil reserves are among the recommendations in a plan released by National Party MPs to boost Australian manufacturing. The National Party’s Backbench Policy Committee released the Manufacturing 2035 document, featuring a nine-point plan with the goal to double the employment in Australian manufacturing. It ...

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Jan 25, 2021
Latest trade figures back coal’s importance says Pitt

Latest trade figures back coal’s importance says Pitt

Latest trade data confirmed the resilience of Australia’s resources sector, with coal exports on the rise despite recent global challenges, Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said. Mr Pitt said the value of Australian coal exports in December increased by an impressive 26 per cent from November. “Coal was worth $3.7 billion to the Australian economy in Decem...

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Jan 25, 2021
Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

The lure of local lifestyle will take centre stage as Capricorn Enterprise moves to phase two in the development of a Central Queensland jobs portal. It comes at a critical time for local industry, with more than $4 billion in infrastructure projects stretching workforce availability in the Capricorn region, according to regional economic development manager Neil Lethlean. The local economi...

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Jan 22, 2021
Premier pushes ahead with work camp quarantine options

Premier pushes ahead with work camp quarantine options

Toowoomba and Gladstone have been confirmed as potential hubs for returning travellers in the COVID-19 quarantine options Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will lay on the table. Ms Palaszczuk raised the issue of turning regional work camps to the quarantine task at National Cabinet today and said details would be going formally to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “You have to remember there ar...

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Jan 22, 2021
Senex on fast track to further gas growth

Senex on fast track to further gas growth

Front end engineering design work has begun for the potential further expansion of Senex Energy’s Roma North and Atlas projects to a rate of 48 TJ/day. Production across Senex Energy’s existing Surat Gas assets has reached reached 50 TJ/day, or more than 18 PJ/year. In the company’s latest quarterly report, Senex said its Atlas project was now achieving a daily production ...

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