Posts Tagged ‘mining’

Caterpillar to hold shareholders meeting in Mississippi

CORINTH — Officials and stockholders of the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives will be heading to Mississippi this summer. Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. will conduct its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders June 11 beginning at 8 a.m. in Corinth. The proxy […] [...]

Interior Department cuts federal mineral payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced this week that his state faces the biggest cut — at least $53 million over […] [...]

Genesis Energy to create new jobs for handling of dilbit

NATCHEZ — Genesis Energy L.P. says it plans to create 20 jobs in Adams County to handle the transportation of a product made from bitumen. The Natchez Democrat reports the Houston, Texas-based company is partnering with Southern Pacific Resource Corp. to transport dilbit, a combination of diluent and bitumen, to Gulf Coast refineries. The newspaper […] [...]

Day: Enough lignite in state to power plant for decades

by Published: September 12,2011

Tags: coal, electricity, energy, lignite, mining, power, utilities

KEMPER COUNTY — Once Mississippi Power Co.’s generating plant in Kemper County comes online, it will be supported by a large — and eventually, the largest — coal mining operation in the state. Mississippi Power president/CEO Ed Day says there is enough lignite coal in East Mississippi to keep the plant running for decades. Liberty […] [...]

City wants gravel pit ruling upheld by Court

by Published: April 19,2011

Tags: courts, gravel, mining, municipal government

BATESVILLE — The City of Batesville has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to uphold a decision that would allow Memphis Stone and Gravel to operate a gravel pit in the southern part of the town. Scott and Mona Harrison, who live near the area where the pit would be located along Mississippi 35, appealed the […] [...]

Massey’s shareholders to vote on reforms

by Published: October 4,2010

Tags: accident, disaster, mining, shareholders

RICHMOND, Va. — Troubled coal producer Massey Energy is preparing for a shareholder vote on corporate governance reforms. The vote is set for a special meeting Wednesday in Richmond. Shareholders are being asked to approve changes including declassifying Massey’s board of directors and eliminating a prohibition on stockholders requesting special meetings. Massey has made a […] [...]

Judge rules against Memphis gravel company

by Published: September 24,2010

Tags: county government, courts, mining

EUREKA — A judge has ruled that the Panola County Land Commission has authority to reject a permit sought by Memphis Stone and Gravel Co. to mine gravel in the Eureka community. Memphis Stone wanted to move its present mining operation from Batesville to a 200-acre site along Eureka Road. The land is currently zoned […] [...]

Massey chief: Miners knew gas was present before explosion

by Published: September 23,2010

Tags: accident, mining

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Massey Energy chief Don Blankenship says there’s evidence some victims knew methane gas was pouring into the Upper Big Branch mine before the explosion that killed 29 miners. Blankenship says some of the miners cut off electricity to the cutting head of the main mining machine at the Raleigh County operation. And […] [...]

Court set to rule on gravel mining operation

by Published: September 8,2010

Tags: agriculture, courts, lawsuits, mining

EUREKA — Circuit Judge Jimmy McClure says he’ll rule by Sept. 15 on a proposed gravel mining operation in the Eureka community of Panola County. Memphis Stone and Gravel Company wants to move its present mining operation from Batesville to a 200-acre site along Eureka Road. The land is currently zoned agricultural and Memphis Stone […] [...]

Escape route started for trapped Chilean miners

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: mining, workplace safety

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — Thirty-three men stuck far underground are now the longest-trapped miners in recent history as a huge drill begins digging a planned escape route. The men were trapped Aug. 5 when a landslide blocked the shaft down into the San Jose copper and gold mine in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. Last […] [...]

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