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FARC guerrillas bomb railway of top Colombia coal miner Cerrejon

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's biggest coal producer, Cerrejon, said a bomb attack on its railway on Sunday partially derailed a train carrying coal to port and damaged the track, but exports would continue as normal using stocks held at its privately-owned port. The early-morning attack, which a military source told Reuters was carried out by the country's main rebel group, the FARC, was the latest in a spate of explosions in the last week blamed on the guerrillas and targeting oil and gas pipelines.

Blast derails Colombia coal train

A train run by Colombia's largest coal exporter was bombed Thursday in an attack blamed on leftist FARC guerrillas. The coal-laden train was heading to port when it was hit by a blast that derailed 17 wagons and spilled 17,000 tonnes of coal, said Cerrejon, which is owned in part by Switzerland's Xstrata, Britain's Anglo American and Australia's BHP Billiton. The ore is shipped to Europe and Asia from the port.

Colombia's biggest coal exporter attacked with explosives

By Jack Kimball BOGOTA (Reuters) - Unknown assailants bombed the rail line of Colombia's largest coal exporter on Thursday, knocking 17 wagons off the rails, the Cerrejon coal company said. The latest attack comes only days after Cerrejon and its workers signed a wage deal to end a strike that had paralyzed exports for a month and cost the government millions of dollars in lost royalties.

Attackers blow up trucks at Colombia's biggest coal exporter

* No casualties in attack but four trucks damaged * Company and striking union condemn assault at mine * Union says pre-talks on strike still on for Monday By Jack Kimball BOGOTA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Unknown assailants blew up four trucks belonging to Colombia's largest coal exporter, Cerrejon, on Sunday in the latest attack against the mining sector in the world's fourth-largest coal exporter.

Three coal trucks torched at large Colombia mine

Three coal trucks were torched on Sunday at Colombia's Cerrejon mine, where miners have been on strike for the last two weeks, according to the Swiss-British-Australian consortium running the site. The consortium said in a statement that three trucks had been completely burnt and another partially destroyed as a result of a bomb attack at the mine in the far north of the country, near the border with Venezuela.

UPDATE 1-Cerrejon, striking coal union meet over walkout in Colombia

By Jack Kimball BOGOTA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Colombia's largest coal exporter, Cerrejon, and its striking union will meet again on Saturday in search of a deal to end a week-long walkout by thousands of workers, the union said. Laborers at Cerrejon, a joint venture between BHP Billiton , Anglo American and Xstrata, went on strike on Feb. 7, the first in two decades, after failing to reach an agreement over wages and benefits.

Cerrejon, striking coal union to meet over walkout in Colombia

BOGOTA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Colombia's largest coal exporter, Cerrejon, and its striking union will meet on Friday for the first time since workers walked off the job last week, both sides said. Laborers at Cerrejon, a joint venture between BHP Billiton , Anglo American and Xstrata, went on strike on Feb. 7, the first walkout in two decades, after failing to reach an agreement over wages and compensation.

RPT-Colombian coal railway to comply with nighttime train ban

* Ban adds to mounting problems in Colombia's coal industry * Fenoco railway moves up to 160,000 tonnes of coal per day BOGOTA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Colombia's top coal railway, Fenoco, will comply with a ban on nighttime trains issued by a regional environmental authority to reduce noise, the company said late on Friday.

Colombian coal railway to comply with nighttime train ban

* Ban adds to mounting problems in Colombia's coal industry * Fenoco railway moves up to 160,000 tonnes of coal per day BOGOTA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Colombia's top coal railway, Fenoco, will comply with a ban on nighttime trains issued by a regional environmental authority to reduce noise, the company said late on Friday. The announcement adds to problems that have forced top producers at the South American country to shut down shipments from the world's fourth-largest coal exporter, sending global prices rising.

Colombia's Santos sends minister to mediate in coal strike

* Cerrejon workers started strike on Thursday * Drummond coal loading suspended by environmental body * Coal sector problems shut majority of production By Jack Kimball BOGOTA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday sent his labor minister to mediate a dispute over wages and benefits at the country's largest coal exporter after its workers went on strike.
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