• 3 minutes CoV-19: China, WHO, myth vs fact
  • 6 minutes Trump reinvented tariffs and it worked
  • 9 minutes IEA Sees First Global Oil Demand Drop in a Decade on Coronavirus
  • 12 minutes Question: Why are oil futures so low through 2020?
  • 2 days "For the Public's Interest"
  • 51 mins Don't sneeze. Coronavirus is a threat to oil markets and global economies
  • 4 hours Is Pete Buttigieg emerging as the most likely challenger to Trump?
  • 20 hours Natural Gas from Cow Poop Used to Save the Environment and Help Farmers
  • 1 day Coronovairus, Phase One Agreement, Lower for Longer
  • 4 hours The New Class War Exposes the Oligarchs and Enablers
  • 4 hours Foxconn cancelled the reopening of their mfg plants scheduled for tomorrow. Rescheduled to March 3rd. . . . if they're lucky.
  • 15 hours Has Trump put the USA at the service of Israel?
  • 18 hours Is cheaper plastics feedstock on the horizon?
  • 1 day Weekly U.S. Imports of Crude Oil. No, the U.S. is NOT oil & gas self-sufficient.
  • 12 hours Solar Cells at 25 Cents Apiece (5 cents per watt)
  • 2 days Cheap natural gas is making it very hard to go green
Oil Sinks To Prices Not Seen Since 2018

Oil Sinks To Prices Not Seen Since 2018

Market fears and weak oil…

Can Argentina Revitalize Its Oil Industry?

Can Argentina Revitalize Its Oil Industry?

Argentina’s new government has taken…

Hopes Of Rescuing 18 Trapped Turkish Miners Fade

Hopes Of Rescuing 18 Trapped Turkish Miners Fade

Turkish Miners

Rescue workers have been pumping water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey all night, but hopes of finding alive all or some of the 18 miners trapped deep underground since Tuesday are quickly fading.

Turkish news outlets are reporting that only a fifth of the water that flooded the mine has been extracted. Instead, levels keep rising one meter every two hours.

“Time is working against us," Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told local TV station NTV (in Turkish).

Related: Coal Mine Disasters In Turkey, U.S. Kill More Than 200

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cancelled a national holiday reception and was to visit the town of Ermenek in Karaman province where the mine is located later Wednesday, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

The country's emergency agency says a broken pipe in the mine caused the flooding, which began at around 3 p.m. local time (9:00 am ET) Tuesday, when workers were in their lunch break, and the trapped crew was about 350 meters below ground.

Warning saves 20

About 20 other people either escaped or were rescued yesterday as the disaster unfolded.

"We smelled gas and heard our friends below shout, 'There's gas, don't come!' We escaped by seconds," Kerim Pinarli, one of the miners who escaped, told NTV.

Related: Coal Markets Hit Hard as Emerging Economies Begin to Wobble

The incident has renewed questions about Turkey's poor workplace safety.

In May, a fire inside a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey, killed 301 people, becoming the country’s worst mining disaster.

The Soma catastrophe also became the worst in a series of incidents in the coal sector, which has seen 30,000 die since 1970 as a consequence of inadequate safety conditions.

By Cecilia Jamasmie

Source: http://www.mining.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage


Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News