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Analysis: Profitability for UK Coal Plants for Winter 2018/19 Rises

The UK front-season Clean Dark Spread hit a 1.5-year high this week as power prices surged amid bullish oil and gas markets, making UK coal-fired generation increasingly attractive.

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New Coal India Chairman Says He Will Ensure Doubling of Coal Stocks at Power Plants

The new full-time Chairman of Coal India Ltd, the largest coal company in the world, says his priority will be to ensure that power plants have coal supply for at least 22 days henceforth.

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SME Webinar: What Operators Need to Know Before Applying the

The SME webinar "What Policy Maker And Mine Operators Need To Know Before Applying The “Safety Triangle", will be presented by Susan Moore and Pat Yorio, NIOSH on Tuesday May 29, 2018 - 9:00-10:00 am MT. Cost: List Price $90 / Member $45 / Students $10.

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Is The Coal Industry's Trump-Induced Revival Short-Lived?

Strong competition from natural gas, stringent regulations and additional impetus to solar and wind power generation through the extension of tax credits are steadily luring away utility operators from coal.

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Russian Miner Mechel's Q1 Metallurgical Coal Sales Hit by Logistics

Russian coal mining company Mechel said a shortage of rail wagons and infrastructure constraints in far east Russia, along with high stocks at ports, hit met coal sales in the first quarter.

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Mining Needs $100-$150 Billion to Meet Electric Vehicle Demand

Demand for natural gas fired power stations will increase by 20% if half the cars on US roads were electric. Even coal would get a bump from electric vehicles says McKinsey.

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Congress, DOE Continue Carbon Capture Push, But Utilities Wary

In February, Congress passed an extension of a carbon capture tax credit. However, the tax incentive isn’t garnering enthusiasm from power generators, who say the technology is still too expensive.

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Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance's 39th Annual Coal Conference Highlights

Opportunities for metallurgical coal and a new framework for coal markets and efficient coal power technologies were the primary topics of discussion during the final day of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance’s 39th annual conference and exposition.

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Mine Rescue Team a Vital Part of Mine Operations

The mine rescue team at Westmoreland's Estevan mines in Canada play an important role in the operations of the mines. And now they’re getting ready to demonstrate their abilities for the rest of the province in a competition setting.

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Cloud Peak Energy to Close Gillette, Wyoming Office

The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s 2018 first quarter financial performance report that showed the company lost $7.7 million in the first three months of the year.

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University of Wyoming Receives Funding for Carbon Storage Feasibility Project

The University of Wyoming has received a $9.77 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to proceed with a project to determine the feasibility of establishing a commercial-scale geological storage complex for carbon dioxide in Wyoming.

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Will Amy McGrath vs Andy Barr Open a New Battlefront in the War on Coal?

Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr made coal a central part of his campaign, and the politics of coal are likely to play a significant role in the Republican incumbent’s race to defend his Central Kentucky seat against Democrat Amy McGrath.

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Company Plans to Open King County Coal Mine Later This Year

A Black Diamond, Washington mine was granted a permit to resume mining by the Department of the Interior.

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Coal Still Dominant Australian Energy Source

Australia’s coal generation fleet recorded its fourth-highest summer availability for the past decade in 2017-18, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Summer 2017-18 operations review.

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SME to Administer Certified Mine Safety Professional Exam in August

In August of 2018, mine safety and health professionals will once again have the opportunity to achieve a certification specifically for their profession when the Certified Mine Safety Professional exam is offered by SME.

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Coal the Only Reliable Source of Energy, Says Mineral Council in Australia

Coal’s dominance as an energy source was confirmed in the ­energy market operator’s latest summer report, which said coal provided 76 percent of large-scale generation capacity, and up to 89 percent in New South Wales.

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Trump And Other Drivers Of Coal Industry Prospects

The majority of energy-sector analysts are quite skeptical of coal’s future as an energy source. Coal as a fuel source is passé in the United States, but there is no denying that the commodity is a powerhouse for fuel on a global scale.

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PJM: Power Price Increases Coming to Guarantee Electricity Will Be There When Needed

The price of electricity is now expected to rise significantly in June of 2021 for customers from Chicago to Washington, D.C. And that includes customers in Ohio, one of 13 states in which grid manager PJM Interconnection operates wholesale power markets.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - May 24, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending May 19, 2018.

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Contura Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

Contura reported net income from continuing operations of $58 million for the first quarter 2018 compared with $31 million in the same period last year.

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Cloud Peak Energy Extends and Amends Revolving Credit Facility and Receivables Securitization Facility

Cloud Peak Energy Resources entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement among CPE Resources, the guarantors party thereto, PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and a syndicate of lenders.

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How Can Existing Coal Plants Run Better? DOE Wants to Know.

The U.S. Department of Energy has opened an inquiry into possible improvements to the country's fleet of coal-based power plants, with emphasis on making them more efficient, flexible and reliable.

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114th RMCMI Annual Meeting and Conference Information

The 114th Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Annual Meeting and Conference will be held in Vail, Colorado on June 24-26, 2018.

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Falling Mining Investment Lending Support to Asian Coal Prices

The long-term outlook for Asian thermal coal prices is improving, amid rising regional demand and falling mining investment, ratings agency Fitch Ratings said in its report.

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Indonesian Fishermen End Samarinda Coal Port Protests

Shippers said they are complying with Ministry of Transportation regulations on ship loading and on preventing maritime pollution, and they have not agreed to provide any compensation to the fishermen.

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Surface Mining Association of South Africa Calls for Quality Input

Strict new requirements are being placed on the supply of materials for energy and other minerals which requires modern quarries and surface mines to implement advanced process control and quality management systems to ensure that they comply.

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International Mining and Resources Conference Offers First Look at Star-Studded Speaker Line-Up

This year’s conference takes place between October 30–November 1 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia. A day of workshops will precede the event on October 29.

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India's Government Accelerates Exploration, Drilling of Coal in North East

The ministry of coal is focusing on clean coal technologies for producing clean coal as it would stay on as a primary input for producing thermal power in near future, Anindya Sinha, project adviser in the Ministry of Coal, said.

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Wyoming Coal Newcomer Argues That it Failed to Make Debt Payments Because the Bank Ceased Communication

First Third Bank of Ohio sued Revelation Energy earlier this year for failing to make payments on a $20 million loan and a $5 million loan during the transfer of Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines from Contura Energy to Revelation’s affiliate Blackjewel.

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Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's Carbon Capture Bill Moves Forward With Bipartisan Support

The USE IT Act aims to refashion existing laws to support capturing carbon dioxide for use in other products. It would give the EPA authority in this respect and streamline permitting of pipelines that carry carbon dioxide.

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House Passage of Minerals Security Amendment Recognizes Importance of Minerals to National Security

“This amendment is a step in the right direction and an acknowledgment that minerals are the front end of the supply chain for our national security,” said Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO.

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Why Caterpillar Can't Keep Up With a Boom in Demand

After years of watching Caterpillar and other big manufacturers cut inventories, close plants, and axe workers in the last downturn, Caterpillar suppliers are cautious about expansion.

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Metallurgical Coal Tax Credits Signed Into Law in Virginia

The new coal tax credits will increase the competitiveness of Virginia metallurgical coal in the national and international markets.

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South African Coal Prices Kept High on Unclear Outlook

Uncertainty continues as reports of Eskom needing to purchase material typically dedicated to the export market, coupled with supply tightness and a strongly bid index, had sources uneasy on the sustainability of current high price levels.

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Mr. Coal Show Charlie Peters Passes Away

“He's been chairman of the Bluefield Coal Show since 1976. Charlie Peters took the Coal Show to heart. He was right on top of the project – improvements making the coal show better – and committees," said Debbie Maynard, Greater Bluefield Chamber.

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Coal Vessel Activity at Colombian Ports Up on Week

Two ships left for southern Europe, unchanged from the previous week, with one ship each to Spain and Turkey. No ships were seen headed to the main Northwest Europe hub of Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp in the last two weeks.

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NMA Urges Yes Vote on Defense Supply Chain Minerals Security Amendment to NDAA

“Minerals are the tip of the supply chain that provides our men and women in uniform with the equipment they need to keep themselves and our country safe,” said Hal Quinn, NMA President and CEO.

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Coal Industry Output Efficiency in China

After the coal price rebounded in 2016, the profitability of coal enterprises became stronger, and at the same time, the increase in operating control expenses was optimized.

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Maintaining America's Fleet of Coal and Nuclear Plants is Absolutely Necessary for Energy Security

When a tanker full of mostly Russian-sourced liquefied natural gas docked in Boston last winter to relieve New England of a self-imposed energy shortage, America’s “all-of-the-above” energy policy took on a new meaning.

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Art at the Coalface: Retrospective for England Artist

Now the coal stacks, cooling towers and slag heaps of Rossington, Hay Royds, Harworth, Hatfield, Maltby, Ferrybridge and beyond, immortalized in oils by Janet Buckle, are on display at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

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When Playing to the Crowd Prevents Progress

It’s easy to get confused by the news these days. On a daily basis we see green rhetoric eclipsing the stated purpose of environmental crowd.

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Westmoreland Secures $110 Million in New Financing

Proceeds from the financing will provide additional liquidity and will be used to fully repay both the San Juan term loan and the existing asset-based revolvers, simplifying Westmoreland’s capital structure.

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China’s Coal Consumption Clouded In Mystery – Analysis

How many tons of coal did China consume last year? It’s a simple question with no simple answer, despite its critical importance to climate change.

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Germany Became Power Importer in Week 20 as Hydro Set New Records

Germany has turned a net power importer on a weekly basis for the first time in three years as strong hydro across the Alpine region offset lower wind and solar generation, TSO data aggregated by Fraunhofer ISE shows.

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West Virginia University Research Teams Receive $500K for Mine Safety Research

A pair of research teams from West Virginia University have received close to $500,000 in funding from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health.

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Women in Mining Launches 2018 Search

Now in its third year, the search aims to showcase the impact and contribution of women within the global mining industry and identify inspirational role models.

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Is Coal Making a Comeback?

“Is coal making a comeback? All signs in the market point to yes. The foundation has been laid to rebuild the nation’s coal industry,” said Jack Richardson, chief operating officer for Alabama-based Warrior Met Coal.

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EXPOMIN 2018 Confirms Leading Position in Latin American Mining Sector

"We set many objectives for the trade fair as an event that brings together mining supply companies and we managed to attract more than 1,300 companies, with 40% national or Chile based and 60% international," explained Carlos Parada, CEO of EXPOMIN 2018.

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Good News for Southwest Virginia Coal Industry

Legislation has been signed into law reauthorizing the critical Metallurgical Coal Tax Credits and a second measure that provides income tax exemptions for companies that are wiling to locate in certain economically-distressed parts of the Commonwealth.

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New Vision for Coal Outlined at 39th Virginia Coal & Energy Conference

The two-day conference, with a theme of “the New Vision for Coal,” is being held in conjunction with the Southern States Energy Board’s meeting of the Committee on Clean Coal Energy Policies and Technologies.

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Latin America Faces High-Risk Scenario Over Steel Import

Latin American countries need to work in a coordinated manner to keep the region from being oversupplied by steel imports, regional steel association Alacero said Monday.

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Mining Starts at Opencast Site in England Amid Planning Dispute

Banks Mining has said work at the site, near Consett, County Durham, has started, but protestors claim conditions of planning consent are being breached because an access road is not yet built.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - May 21, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 18, 2018.

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Trump Administration May Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Resuscitate Coal Industry

The Trump administration may try to resuscitate the coal industry by using laws that, in effect, conclude that national security is at stake because the reliability of the electric grid is at risk.

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GE Found a Buyer for its Locomotive Plant. Will that Mean More Jobs in Texas?

GE, the conglomerate and United States industrial giant that traces its roots to Thomas Edison, has agreed to merge its railroad business with Wabtec, in an $11 billion deal first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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Coking Coal Underpinned by Steel, Supply Logistics

Met coal prices are currently underpinned by strong margins for steel prices and limited additional coking coal supply, as well as ongoing logistical constraints in the US and Australia, Seaport Global said Monday.

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India: Coal Imports by Power Plants Fall 22 Percent in April

Coal imports by power utilities fell by 22.23 percent to 3.73 million tonnes in April mainly due to decline in shipments by imported coal based power projects in the country.

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New Lawsuit Denounces Climate Impact of Montana Mining Leases

A group of environmental organizations and land owners are taking the federal government to court over what they say is a failure to adequately consider the impact on climate change of two recent sales of oil and gas leases in Montana.

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Paringa Raises A$30 Million for US Coal Mine

Coal developer Paringa Resources has announced a A$30-million capital raising to fund the development of its Poplar Grove coal mine, in the Illinois basin, Kentucky.

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Amid Ethics Scrutiny, EPA's Pruitt Also Finds his Regulatory Rollbacks Hitting Bumps

In March, as part of Scott Pruitt’s aggressive campaign to roll back federal regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed relaxing standards for storing potentially toxic waste produced by coal-burning power plants.

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Metallurgical Coal Tax Credits Signed Into Law

On Saturday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Metallurgical Coal Tax Credits Bill carried by Senator Ben Chafin and Delegate Terry Kilgore.

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Nine Teams Take Part in Mine Rescue Competition

The Wellmore Coal Company Red team took first place at the 12th annual Mine Rescue competition, held at Bluefield State College in West Virginia on Saturday.

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Drax to Test Carbon Capture Technology at Europe Biomass Plant

Drax is set to pilot Europe's first biomass carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, having today announced a partnership with CCS specialists from the University of Leeds to pilot "new technology" at its North Yorkshire power plant.

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Green Wants You to Believe Replacing Coal Plants With Solar, Wind Would SAVE Money

Environmentalists are claiming electricity customers would save money if a series of coal plants were replaced with wind and solar facilities.

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Cowdenbeath FC in the Heart of the Fife Coalfield, Scotland

This is the fourth in a series of articles about Cowdenbeath FC, the home of “The Miners”, located in Fife, Scotland, who are seeking support from members of the United States coal industry.

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Caterpillar Celebrates a Milestone in Arizona

Caterpillar, which is building a $58 million mining center near downtown Tucson, Arizona celebrated a milestone on Friday when the final I-beam was put in place. The outside finished, the company hopes to have the rest of it ready by early 2019.

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All-Women Mine Rescue Team Sets Sights on International Competition in Russia

An all-female mine rescue team thinks it could be the first of its kind to participate in the International Mines Rescue Competition in Ekaterinburg, Russia, later this year.

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Lawmakers Fighting For Retired Miners

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers are pushing for a solution to a looming pension crisis that could hit thousands of retired coal workers nationwide.

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New Coal India Chairman Announced

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Chairman and Managing Director Anil Kumar Jha has taken over as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Coal India Limited, the largest coal mining company in the world.

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Meghan Markle's Wedding Band Made With Welsh Gold From Historic Mine

The 24-carat piece of gold originated at the Clogau St. David mine, located near Bontddu in northwest Wales and owned by Clogau Gold of Wales.

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England's Durham University Involved in Controversial Mining Site

England's Durham University has decided to undertake an archaeological survey at a controversial mining site.

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Trump: America Is ‘Blessed’ With ‘250 Years Worth Of Beautiful Coal’

President Donald Trump praised coal Friday evening, renewing his commitment to “energy dominance” and the United States’ vast coal resources.

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Coal Plant Proposal In Ohio Scrapped, No New Generation In The Works

After years in limbo, a plan to construct a new coal plant has been scrapped. That leaves Ohio without any proposals for new coal plant generation. Environmental groups see this as a critical turning point.

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Here’s How Renewable Energy Actually Hurts The Environment

A report on the number of animals killed and species at risk of extinction lays bare the ecological impact of renewable energy technology.

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Clive Palmer Puts Forward Proposal for Monster Mine Double the Size of Adani's Controversial Coal Project - As Experts Warn It will Poison the Greater Barrier Reef

One of the Australia's biggest mining moguls has proposed a new coal mine which would be double the size of Adani's controversial scheme.

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Become a Certified Mine Safety Professional!

Show your peers and prospective employers that you have a command of a body of knowledge that has been demonstrated through documented experience, rigorous testing and a dedication to elevating safety and health best practices.

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1st Annual Friends of Coal Golf Tournament - Gillette, Wyoming

This Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be a great way to network and raise money for an important cause.

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Arch Coal Rewards Eight High School Graduates With Annual Scholarships

Each student will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for up to four years to attend an accredited college or university of their choice.

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Penn State Fayette Advisory Board Presents Outstanding Alumnus and Fellow Award

The Advisory Board of Penn State Fayette Inc. has named J. Blair McGill and Paula R. Congelio, respectively, as the 2018 recipients of the Outstanding Alumnus and Outstanding Fellow awards.

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Wyoming Clean Coal Research Facility Dedicated

The research space will enable teams to develop practical ways to capture waste carbon dioxide from power plants and to make valuable products with it.

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Peabody's Glenn Kellow Announced as New Chairman of World Coal Association

Glenn Kellow has over 30 years’ experience in the global resources industry. He joined Peabody in September 2013 and in 2015 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards Annual $20,000 in Scholarships

At the May 17, 2018, Tug Valley Mining Institute dinner meeting, six 2018 scholarship recipients were awarded.

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German Coal Commission Details Still Under Intense Debate

Debate about framework details for Germany's so-called 'coal phase-out commission' intensified this week ahead of the planned launch later this month and reports of compromise emerging between the economy and environment ministries.

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Carbon Capture, the Vacuum Cleaner the Climate Needs

We’ve already put 45 percent more carbon dioxide into the air than there was before industrialization. Every day, another 100 million metric tons of it goes up. Reducing those emissions to zero would not be enough to meet the 1.5 degree goal.

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Russian Thermal Coal Set to Dominate Polish Imports in 2018

Poland is set to increase thermal coal imports in 2018, owing to a lack of domestic supply, with Russian material likely to prevail because of its freight advantages, market sources said Thursday.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - May 17, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending May 12, 2018.

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United States Coal Mine Production and Productivity - 2018 Q1

Weir International, Inc. has published its U.S. Coal Mining Production and Productivity Report with data through March 2018.

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The West’s Largest Coal Plant Is Running Out Of Options

As soon as it was announced on April 30 the Navajo Generating Station — the largest coal-fired plant west of the Mississippi River — would soon be closing down, people tied to it immediately began to weigh different rescue strategies.

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2018 EIA Energy Conference

The Energy Information Administration will hold its 2018 EIA Energy Conference on June 4 and 5, 2018. The EIA Energy Conference has become a premier forum for addressing energy issues in the United States and around the world.

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Sandvik's New Intelligent Underground Mining Truck - The TH545i

The new Sandvik TH545i is designed for intelligent mine operations and improved productivity. Compared to its predecessor the Sandvik TH540, the truck offers a significant capacity increase by carrying five tonnes more than the Sandvik TH540.

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As Spring Temperatures Soar, China Coal Traders Bet on Shortages

China’s thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on Wednesday as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand for the nation’s most-consumed fuel source.

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Mohegan Energy Trustees Acquires West Virginia Metallurgical Coal Operation From Met Resources

Following the acquisition, Mohegan is focused on ramping-up production, lowering costs, improving existing infrastructure, and constructing a 350 ton/hour processing plant and additional rail out facility.

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Asia’s Energy Demand Helps America’s Coal Industry Boom

While America chases windmill dreams and solar powered nightmares the rest of the world is running on coal. That’s good news for the USA because we just happen to have the largest coal reserves in the world.

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Report From Obama-Era Official Shows Solar Jobs Drop As King Coal Ascends

The U.S. solar industry dropped roughly 24,000 jobs in 2017 while coal and oil jobs grew slightly, according to a Wednesday report on energy jobs from a former Obama-era energy official.

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India's Power Plants Resume Coal Imports Amid Domestic Shortages

After no significant imports in 2017, government utilities in the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have ordered several cargoes of coal since the beginning of this year, two officials said.

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Louisville Gas & Electric, Kentucky Utilities Buy 500,000 st of Spot Coal for 2018

Delbert Billiter, manager of fuels for the PPL Corp. subsidiaries, said some of the coal was being delivered as of April this year. But the majority of the tonnage is scheduled for delivery in the second and third quarters of 2018.

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Europe on the Verge of Severe Energy Crisis

Europe’s pivot away from traditional power sources without a proper contingency plan may be putting the continent at risk of a severe energy crisis, warns an energy executive.

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Too Much Ado About CO2?

Global warming researchers rely heavily on computer simulations to bolster their alarmist claims. The trouble is the real world doesn’t operate like the one of doom-and-gloom they’ve fancifully crafted.

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Illinois Mining Institute June Scholarship Golf Outing- Register Today!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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Groups Fighting President Trump's Decision on Coal Regulation

Environmental groups are challenging the Trump administration's rejection of an Obama-era rule that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up pollution.

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Federal Judge Smacks Down California City’s Plan To Block Coal Exports

The 2014 ban violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Chhabria said in a court ruling activists called unfortunate. The dispute hinged on whether an agreement between the city and a developer put workers and nearby communities at risk.

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American Resources Acquires Active Surface Mining Operation

American Resources Corp., through its subsidiary Quest Energy and Knott County Coal, has entered into an agreement to acquire an active surface mining operation focused on remining a coarse disposal area in Wayland, Floyd County, Kentucky.

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American Electric Power Estimates 2018 Coal Burn to be Roughly 6% Above 2017

The projected coal burn was not broken down by plant, and does not include coal consumed in the company's unregulated facilities.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Ramaco Resources, Inc.today reported net income of $5.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2018, compared with a net loss of $2.6 million, or $(0.07) per share for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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In a Potential Boon to Rural Utah, Judge Overturns Oakland, California's Ban on Coal Shipments Through its Port

The ruling, handed down Tuesday in a California court, rejected limits the city of Oakland had placed on the proposed export terminal. The city’s analysis supporting the ban was fatally flawed, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said.

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Flying the Flag to Remember England's Coal Mining Heritage

In Grimethorpe church there is a miners’ lamp that was presented to the church in 1993 by the local miners to express thanks for the support of the church over the years and the inscription reads “Your faith is our inspiration”.

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Don’t Let The ‘All Of The Above’ Energy Policy Become A ‘Do Nothing’ Policy

When many conservative national leaders are asked about their priorities, they like to cite an “all of the above” energy policy as their preference. They then follow it up with the argument that the government “shouldn’t pick winners or losers.

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World Coal Association Event: Accelerating Deployment of Low Emission Coal Technology in the US and Globally

The World Coal Association is holding a one-day conference in Washington DC today with the theme “Accelerating Deployment of Low Emission Coal Technology in the US and Globally”.

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Last Missing Polish Miner Found Dead

Rescuers searching for Polish miners trapped almost a kilometer underground since a tunnel collapsed 11 days ago have found the body of the last missing man, taking to five the death toll in the incident, coal company JSW said today.

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U.S. Judge Blocks Oakland, California Port's Ban on Coal Shipments

A federal judge struck down a local ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal though an Oakland, California, export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.

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Coal at Record Is Latest Pressure to Weigh on Utility Earnings

China’s thirst for energy is roiling markets in Europe, jolting the outlook for coal-hungry utilities as they struggle to cope with tighter pollution and environmental rules.

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Singapore-Listed Golden Energy's Q1 Coal Output Up 57% on Year at 4.7 Million MT

The company produced 15.6 million mt of coal in 2017 and is aiming for a 28% year-on-year increase in 2018.

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Space Mining Could Become a Real Thing - And It Could Be Worth Trillions

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's SpaceX and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin aim to make space tourism a reality, and ultimately to let humans live on other planets. Now, technology has made landing on an asteroid appear increasingly possible.

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2018 RMCMI Contractor Safety Award

All applications will be reviewed and judged by the awards committee with the winning recipients being recognized at the RMCMI Convention and Annual Meeting.

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European Renewables Are Up. So Are Carbon Emissions.

European Union carbon emissions grew 1.8 percent in 2017 despite a 25 percent increase in wind power and 6 percent growth in solar, figures show.

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Peabody's George J. Schuller Jr. Awarded With Honorary Doctorate From West Virginia University

Schuller has established a highly respected international career in mining over three decades. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Mining from WVU and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Charleston.

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India's Major Ports April Thermal Coal Shipments Grow 24% on Year

The Indian government's 12 major ports handled 9.71 million mt of thermal coal in April, the first month of the current fiscal year 2018-19, up 24% year on year, Indian Ports Association data released Monday showed.

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Dipton, England Opencast Mine Protestors Dig in Ahead of Deadline

Local people and environmentalists have 16 working days left to stop the first spade going into the ground on 71 hectares of grassland, fields and woods in the Pont valley, County Durham.

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Canada's Nova Scotia Power Seeks Up to 46,000 MT of Q3-Q4 Low Sulfur Coal in RFP

Nova Scotia Power is seeking two low-sulfur steam coal supply deals for deliveries in the third and fourth quarters of this year, according to a request for proposals.

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Cowdenbeath, Scotland's Football Club Remain in the Scottish Professional Football League

Cowdenbeath is a Scottish coal mining town that had a profound relationship with its local football (soccer) team. Cowdenbeath Football Club’s fortunes rose and fell with the fortunes of the coal industry.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - May 14, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 11, 2018.

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Analysis Paralysis

This month’s EIA Short-term Energy Outlook now predicts higher coal production for the year than it predicted just last month: 751 million short tons, up from 740 MMST predicted in April.

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25th Anniversary World Mining Congress to be Held in Kazakhstan

The 2018 Congress will be marked by three anniversary dates: 60 years since the foundation of the World Mining Congress, 25th Anniversary World Mining Congress and the 20th Anniversary of Astana city.

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Ukraine April Coal Output up 5.8% on Year at 2.865 Mil MT

In the first four months of the year Ukraine produced 11.236 million mt of coal, down 14% year on year, it said.

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Coal Allies Call on Trump Administration to Use Emergency Powers to Boost Business

One plans involves invoking emergency powers under the Federal Power Act to guarantee profits so that coal and nuclear plant can stay online.

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114th RMCMI Annual Meeting and Conference Information

The 114th Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Annual Meeting and Conference will be held in Vail, Colorado on June 24-26, 2018.

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Disruptions in Coal, Nuclear Power Industries Strain the Economy and Invite Brownouts

There is a dangerous game we are playing with our most valuable resource — outside of clean air and water. Traditionally, we’ve received almost half our electric power nationwide from coal and nuclear power, and for good reason.

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Warrior Met Coal & CONSOL Coal Resources Financial Review

We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

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Interests Widen in Legal Fight Over Longview Coal-Export Terminal

Six Western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

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Coal Stocks at India Power Plants Fall 2% to 15.49 Million MT on Week

Thermal coal stocks at Indian power plants were 15.49 million mt as of Wednesday, down 2% from the previous week, and down 4.8% from 16.26 million mt the previous month, according to data published Friday by the Central Electricity Authority.

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Full Steam Ahead for Return of North East England Coal Engine

A steam engine that ushered in nationalization and spent almost three decades working in the coalfields is coming back to the city of Sunderland in North East England to take part in a major steam event this summer.

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Coal India to Transfer 4,000 Executives Every Year, 20,000 Every Five Years

“The new transfer policy has just been implemented and will allow executives to enhance their experience in a number of fields,” a senior Coal India executive said.

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Not a Coal Boom or a Bust in West Virginia, Just Steady Revenue

Citing President Donald Trump’s influence in lifting repressive EPA rules and advocating for a stronger economy, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says coal is trending up. And the numbers tell the same story.

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Pennsylvania Museum Project Offers Link to Past

A large lump of coal now joins the many mining displays in Pennsylvania's Anthracite Heritage Museum at McDade Park to mark 250 years of the underground industry in the Lackawanna Valley.

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These 10 Industries Are Growing The Fastest In The U.S.

Services that support mining and oil or gas extraction represent the fastest-growing industry in U.S., according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company.

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Virginia's Pocahontas Mine Awarded $1.5 Million for Renovations

The money will be used to reinforce the mine’s roof, build a walkway and a tramway. The mine will be closed for one year while the repairs are made and will re-open in hopes of drawing more tourists to the area.

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Australia's Cokal Negotiates $50 Million Funding for Bumi Barito Coking Coal Project

Australia-listed Cokal Limited Friday said it has negotiated a financing package of at least A$67 million ($50.49 million) with Domain International to help with the development of its 2 million mt/year Indonesian Bumi Barito Mineral Coking Coal Project.

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The Trump Admin Debates The Best Way To Keep Coal Plants Open

As coal and nuclear plants across the country continue to falter, members of President Donald Trump’s administration are weighing solutions that can save jobs without wreaking havoc on the grid.

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Miners Still Missing a Week After Coal Mine Quake

Some 250 miners were underground when the quake hit the mine on Saturday. Five miners were trapped.

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Official: Norfolk Southern to Increase Coal Cars, Rest of 2018 Relatively Flat

To help meet a rise in the current coal export market, Norfolk Southern is increasing its coal cars by 900, a senior company official said Friday.

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American Resources Corporation Secures Additional Coal Mining Equipment for Expansion of Existing Mines

The equipment includes continuous miners, shuttle cars, and other support equipment that will be put into production immediately at Quest Energy’s various underground mines.

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Sandvik Sets Out Universal Connection Path

The company's systems would be able to interface and exchange data with other operational systems, ensuring the value in data could be unlocked.

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Mackay School of Mines in Australia Place Second at 2018 International Mining Games

Mining schools from all over the world participated in the games drawing 40 teams from across the U.S., Brazil, Australia, U.K. and Europe.

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ACCCE Urges FERC to Recognize the Value of Coal Fuel Security

“Fuel security is essential for a resilient electricity grid, and the nation’s coal fleet provides a very high degree of fuel security,” said Paul Bailey, ACCCE president and CEO.

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Roanoke, Virginia's Railcar Industry Back In Business As Coal Production Increases

The rail transport industry in Southwest Virginia is coming back as Roanoke’s FreightCar America plant is beginning to build railcars once again.

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Southern Co. VP: Coal to Remain Stable for Next Several Years

Despite coal's power generation share decline over the last few years, Southern Company's share percentage is expected to remain steady over the next several years, as natural gas prices start to trade in a stable range.

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Play Powder Horn!

This Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be a great way to network and raise money for an important cause.

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British Companies Participate at Expomin Mining Fair in Chile

The 5-day event was hosted in the Chilean capital of Santiago, April 23-27. The event attracted 16 companies, representing a wide range of products and services, to the British Pavilion.

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Register Today for SME's International Conference on Ground Control in Mining!

Join SME in Morgantown, West Virginia, July 24-26, 2018, for this year’s International Conference on Ground Control in Mining and experience the largest conference dedicated to research and advances in ground control in mining!

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FERC Chief Questions Rick Perry's Coal, Nuclear Plan

“It’s perhaps not the most obvious fit,” but “I am sure DOE has a handle on that issue,” said Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin McIntyre.

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Coal Industry Finds New Optimism as Prices Rise

Coal industry players gathered in the 24th Coaltrans Asia in Bali finds new optimism in the future coal business in the next few years, due to the rising coal price and strong demand from China and India.

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Montana, Wyoming Join Lawsuit to Support Proposed Washington Coal Dock

The states argued that Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon and Comissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz improperly politicized building permits because of their opposition to coal development.

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Harrison Coal & Reclamation Park Dinner is Saturday in Cadiz, Ohio

The park, on Ohio 519 near New Athens, preserves the history of the mining machines that were once common across the region. It is home to more than 20 pieces of equipment related to the mining, construction, logging and gas and oil industries.

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No Casualties in Fire at Russia's Raspadskaya Coal Mine, Evraz Says

Evraz, which controls Raspadskaya, said all miners had been evacuated and that the blaze is thought to have started in the mine's technical equipment.

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Germany to Name Three Heads for Coal Phase-Out Commission

The commission, officially called 'Growth, structural change and employment' is set to start work in May and deliver a final data for an exit from coal by the end of the year.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - May 10, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending May 5, 2018.

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Blowing Hot Air in the Energy Market Discussion

“What [we are] not about is creating subsidies for non-economic resources that ratepayers are going to pay for," said FERC Commissioner Rob Powelson at a conference organized by Duke University.

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BioPak 240 Revolution Now Fully Approved

Biomarine Inc. has announced that the BioPak 240 Revolution, is now fully approved and capable of complete integration with Innovative Wireless Technologies (IWT) Mine Rescue communications system.

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Campaign to Raise Funds for Coal Basin Memorial Sign in Colorado is Moving Forward

The campaign to raise funds for a memorial sign at Coal Basin Monument in Redstone, Colorado is moving forward because of the generosity of residents and the communities.

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South Africa's Eskom Addressing Coal Shortages

Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn spoke to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom’s immediate and longer-term plans for securing sufficient coal for its power stations.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial and Operating Results

For the quarter, the Partnership reported a net loss of $2.8 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.5 million, compared to a net loss of $2.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2017.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2018

Corsa reported net and comprehensive income from continuing operations of $2.0 million, or $0.01 per share, for the first quarter 2018, compared $11.9 million, or $0.08 per share, for the first quarter 2017.

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Coal Demand Abroad Pulls CONSOL's Coal Across Five Continents

Not only is India gobbling up the coal coming out of the ground at CONSOL Energy Inc.’s Pennsylvania Mining Complex, according to its head of coal marketing, but other countries are starting to clamber as well.

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Showcase Your Company at Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance's 39th Annual Conference

The Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance has announced it’s 39th annual conference and exposition to be held on May 21-22, 2018, at the Meadowview Conference Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Six States Are Joining A Lawsuit Against Washington To Save The Largest Coal Terminal In The US

Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed building the largest coal export terminal in the United States in Cowlitz County, Washington, but state regulators killed the project.

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Rick Perry Looking Very Closely at Using Wartime Law to Save Coal and Nuclear Plants

“We are looking at a number of ways to approach this,” Perry said in testimony before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

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Illinois Mining Institute June Scholarship Golf Outing- Register Today!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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Mining Professionals Honored at Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Awards Gala

As the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum meets, it honored a long list of worthy mining professionals for their achievements. The hardware was passed out at the Awards Gala on Monday, May 7, 2018.

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South African Thermal Coal Price Rises, Discounts Begin to Widen

Platts FOB Richards Bay 5,500 kcal/kg NAR price was last assessed at $86.10/mt Tuesday, up $6.35/mt since the start of the year and the highest level since November 2016.

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Spain's Endesa Sees All Domestic-Fed Coal Plants Closing by 2020

With the government's proposals in terms of energy policy still unclear, "domestic coal power plants will close in June 2020 if nothing changes," Endesa CEO Jose Bogas said.

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Piracy Incidents in Malacca Straights Rise on Year in January-April

Of particular importance are Indonesian coal shipments from East Kalimantan to the Philippines; the country imports around 18 million mt/year coal, with more than 88% of it shipped from Indonesia.

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Coal Not Like Buying Bread, Says Eskom Chief as Company Reverses Policy on Cost-Plus Mines

In a major policy reversal, South African electricity producer Eskom is budgeting to invest in the sustenance of mines that supply coal to the utility on a cost-plus basis.

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In The Coal Counties Of Central Appalachia, Will Trump's Promises Come True?

Since Trump was elected, there has been a bump in coal jobs in Virginia and a handful of other states.

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Coal Mine Explosion Kills Five Workers in China

The explosion took place in at the coal pit of the Hunan Baodian Qunli Mining Co., Ltd. in Shaodong County, the county’s publicity department said.

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Divers to Hunt for Three Polish Miners Trapped Underground

Divers were being sent on Wednesday to try to rescue three Polish miners trapped almost a kilometer (half a mile) underground since an earthquake caused a tunnel to collapse four days ago.

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Relief for Republicans as Convicted Coal Baron Loses in West Virginia Primary

In West Virginia, Don Blankenship, the coal baron who was convicted in a fatal mine disaster and ran television ads considered to be racist by many, finished third.

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Researchers Examine Whether Current Health Regulations at Mines are Sufficient to Decrease Lung Diseases

While on-the-job fatalities due to injuries and accidents have steadily decreased in nearly every industry in the U.S., the burden of debilitating lung disease in the coal mining industry has sharply increased within the last decade.

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Epiroc Introduces Tunnel Version of Solid Body Hydraulic Breakers

Piston lifetime in the advanced Tunnel version is extended by a new piston in stainless steel, while bushing seat wear is minimized by a press-fit, one-piece bushing locked by an additional pin.

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Trump Officials Seek Ideas on Coal Power Plants of the Future

DOE submitted a request for information Tuesday to gather input from stakeholders on developing pilot versions of the plants, for construction by 2025.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

The forecast electricity generation share from coal averages 29% in both 2018 and 2019, down from 30% in 2017.

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Former Coal CEO Turned Senate Hopeful Don Blankenship Says He's Trumpier Than Trump

Don Blankenship has learned from the 2016 Trump playbook, running a campaign that is in your face, unapologetic, outside the norms and extremely politically incorrect.

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Air Products Acquires Shell's Coal Gasification Technology Licensing Business

As per the deal signed earlier this year, Air Products has acquired Shell’s associated patent portfolios for solids (coal and biomass) gasification and sharing of patent rights for residue and biomass gasification.

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Research & Commentary: Study Details the Public Policy Decisions Hurting Coal, Raising Electricity Prices for Consumers

Since 2010, at least 250 coal plants have been taken offline. These plants could have produced electricity at much more affordable rates compared to newly constructed natural gas plants or solar and wind farms.

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Feds Grant Utah's Largest Coal Producer a Royalty Discount Worth Up to $19 Million for Mining Hard-to-Reach Deposits

Utah’s largest coal mine is getting a fee discount worth up to $19 million after the Bureau of Land Management authorized a royalty reduction in recognition of unspecified difficulties the company faces in extracting certain deposits of coal.

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Rescuers Battle to Reach Polish Miners

Rescuers battled "extremely difficult" conditions on Monday searching for three Polish miners still missing two days after an earthquake, the mine's operator JSW said.

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Trump’s EPA Will Axe Obama’s ‘De Facto Ban On New Coal Plants’

The Environmental Protection Agency plans on repealing an Obama-era requirement effectively mandating all new coal-fired power plants be outfitted with unproven emissions technology, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

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Families Hoping for Justice in Suit Over 1968 Mine Disaster

Nearly half a century after an explosion tore through the Farmington No. 9 mine in West Virginia, the families of the 78 men who died there are still looking for justice.

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2018 SME Pittsburgh Section Golf Outing to be Held July 20, 2018

This annual event raises funds for student scholarships and provides a day filled with golf, food, drink, and prize opportunities for every participant.

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Volvo Penta Begins Final Assembly of Industrial Engines in United States

“Over the past three years, our industrial business has increased substantially and we’re confident our penetration into the market will only become stronger,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas.

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EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2018, Nuclear Power Outlook

In EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 Reference case, U.S. nuclear power generating capacity is projected to decline from 99.3 gigawatts to 79.1 GW over the projection period of 2017–50.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - May 7, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 4, 2018.

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Two Found Dead in Quake-Hit Polish Coal Mine; Three Still Missing

More than 200 workers were involved in the rescue operation, working through twisted machinery and metal parts to get to the area where they expect to find the missing men.

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Trump Urges West Virginia to Vote Against Former Coal Executive Who Went to Prison

Don Blankenship, the former chief executive officer of coal company Massey Energy, was released from prison last year after serving a year for safety violations after a 2010 blast in West Virginia that killed 29 miners.

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White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

While Trump has until now championed Pruitt, the officials say the president’s enthusiasm may be cooling because of the ongoing cascade of alleged ethical and legal missteps.

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Dust Control Cannon Manufacturer Introduces Longest Parts Warranty in the Industry

As industrial dust emissions become more heavily regulated, the improved warranty offers customers peace of mind and reflects BossTek’s commitment to superior durability and return on investment from its products.

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Senator Rand Paul Underlines Endorsement of West Virginia Senate Hopeful Morrisey

The event was hosted by the Huntington, W.Va., manufacturing company Richwood Industries to coincide with Small Business Week

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Death Toll From Pakistan Mining Explosions Climbs to 23

Mine inspector Iftikhar Ahmed said Sunday that five more bodies have been recovered from one of the mines, bringing the death toll from the blast the day before to sixteen.

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Two Miners Dead, Three Missing After Quake at Polish Coal Mine

Rescue teams have confirmed the death of a second Polish coal miner and are searching for three more trapped nearly a kilometer underground after a quake, the chief executive of the mine owner said.

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Obama Energy Secretary’s Secure Room Cost 28 Times More Than Scott Pruitt’s. How Did That Happen?

The Energy Department spent $1.2 million on a secure communications room during the Obama administration, illustrating just how much it costs to provide government officials with a secure line of communications.

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Indonesia Sees Coal Output Flat in 2019 Amid Equipment Shortage

Indonesia is targeting annual production of 481 million tonnes of coal this year and next, a mining ministry official said on Monday, as producers of the fuel are struggling to get new heavy equipment and parts.

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Glencore Completes Hunter Valley Acquisition in Australia

Diversified miner Glencore on Friday completed the acquisition of a 49%-interest in the Hunter Valley Operations coal mine in New South Wales, Australia.

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In the UK, Opponents of Durham Opencast Mining Condemn Bailiffs and Police Over Violence at Protest Camp Eviction

The camp was set up after petitions, open letters to the Secretary of State and the discovery of a protected species of great crested newt all failed to stop the mining from going ahead.

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Twenty-Three Colliers Dead as Quetta, Pakistan Coal Mines Cave In

"The roof caved in following an explosion triggered by the accumulation of methane gas, killing sixteen miners and wounding nine others, two of them seriously", Jawaid Shahwani, commissioner of Quetta Division said.

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Rescue Workers in Poland Located Third Coal Miner, Four Missing

More than 200 rescuers and support teams were working through the rubble and pumping air to the search area to find the missing miners.

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WVU Supporter and WV Coal Hall of Famer to be Inducted Into National Mining Hall of Fame

Robert E. Murray, Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO of Murray Energy Corp. has been selected for induction into the National Mining Hall of Fame.

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The Climate Chronicles

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi, like many meteorologists, is fed up with global warming campaigners exaggerating natural weather events to push their agenda. Unlike many meteorologists, he has the courage to speak out publicly.

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New Exhibition Celebrates South Tyneside, England's Coal Mining Heritage

King Coal: the life & legacy of South Tyneside’s coal mining communities, an exhibition marking 50 years since the closure of Whitburn Colliery and 25 years since South Tyneside’s last pit Westoe Colliery shut down, has opened this weekend.

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The Dunston Staiths Have Just Cemented Their Place in English History

Dunston was the last working – and is the only surviving – example of the series of coal staiths which once lined the Tyne and is the only substantially complete example in the UK.

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The Legal Battle To Save The Largest Coal Export Terminal In The US Is Heating Up

An industry trade group is joining the legal fight to approve a proposal to build the largest coal terminal in the U.S. in Washington.

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Fossil Fuel Groups and Big Agriculture Team Up to Support a Massive Coal Export Terminal

Lighthouse Resources has been trying for years to build the largest coal export terminal in the U.S. On Thursday, four major industry groups submitted a brief to a Washington federal court urging it to overturn the state regulators’ permit denials.

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Mining Jobs Are Returning To Coal Country, But There’s A Long Road To Recovery

The federal government’s latest jobs report shows 2,500 coal mining jobs were created in the last year, which is good news for coal country, but there’s still a long road to complete recovery.

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England's King Coal Exhibition Shows South Tyneside's Lost Pits

An exhibition is documenting the grime, friendships and tragedies of life at pits in north-east England.

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West Virginia Senate’s GOP Candidates Largely of One Mind on Coal

West Virginia’s Republican Senate candidates are steaming toward their May 8 primary with precious little daylight separating them on energy or environmental policy.

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Adani Unable to Provide Viable Coal Off-Take Agreement for Carmichael

Adani Power Ltd is unable to provide a viable or bankable coal off-take agreement for Adani Enterprises Ltd for the Carmichael proposal in Australia, a report by US-based institute IEEFA said on Friday.

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Potential Buyer Considering Navajo Generating Station, But Time Running Out

An investment firm is conducting due diligence on the potential purchase of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. But with the plant slated to close at the end of 2019, it is unclear if there is sufficient time to close any deal.

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EPA to Hold Info Session on Ohio's Johnson Run Mine

An information session to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for the proposed Johnson Run coal mine in Trimble Township, Ohio will be held by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency this coming Monday, May 7.

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Don Blankenship Speaks on Senate Run

Don Blankenship mixes no words when he says he will win the Republican nomination on May 8 to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin in November.

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Westmoreland Coal Reports 2017 Full Year Financial Results

US-based independent coal company Westmoreland Coal Company has reported its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results and has supplied an update on its capital structure evaluation.

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2018 IMI Call for Technical Presentations

The IMI is seeking presentation proposals for the Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo technical sessions.

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South Africa's Eskom Set to Bite the Bullet - Promises to Keep the Lights On

That the new interim chief executive of Eskom has to reassure the nation that current shortages of coal won’t return us to the dark days of 2015’s rolling blackouts is in itself a worry.

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Higher Prices Help CONSOL to Strong Quarter

CONSOL Energy reported Thursday during the first quarter the company sold fewer tons at a higher price than the year-ago three-month period.

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A Trump Plan to Nationalize Coal Plants Could be a Surprise Gift to Climate Hawks

The White House is considering plans to invoke an obscure, Cold War-era law to prop up struggling coal-fired power plants, a move that some say could open the door for Democrats to take radical steps to phase out fossil fuels.

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Free Black Lung Screenings Being Offered This Month Around West Virginia

The screenings are intended to provide early detection of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung — a serious but preventable occupational lung disease caused by breathing respirable coal mine dust.

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Epiroc Launches Minetruck MT2010 Battery

The newest machine to be added to Epiroc's commanding fleet of electric-powered equipment is the Minetruck MT2010 Battery, now ready to roll in mining operations throughout North America.

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Illinois Mining Institute June Scholarship Golf Outing- Register Today!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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Glencore Jan-Mar Coal Production Steady as Strong Australia Output Offset by Colombia Drop

Glencore's January-March coal production was steady year on year, with strong performances at its Australian assets offset by problems at its Colombian Prodeco mine, the company said Thursday.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - May 3, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending April 28, 2018.

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NMA Files Amicus Brief Opposing the State of Washington's Partisan Obstruction of International Trade

The National Mining Association today filed an amicus brief supporting Lighthouse Resources, Inc.’s challenge to the State of Washington’s denial of permits required to build the Millennium Bulk Terminal.

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MSHA Fatality Final Report Posted - Fatality #15 - December 29, 2017

On Friday, December 29, 2017, at approximately 12:57 a.m., Thurman Watts, a 34-year-old bulldozer operator with 10 years of mining experience, was fatally injured when the Caterpillar D-9T bulldozer he was operating traveled over a highwall.

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Support the Development of the Youngs Creek Mine: Submit Your Comments to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Today!

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is currently accepting comments on the proposed Youngs Creek Mine, and we need you to stand up on behalf of Cloud Peak Energy's 1,300 employees and their families.

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National Mining Hall of Fame Names 2018 Inductees Induction Ceremony to be Held in Denver, CO

This year’s inductees, selected by the National Mining Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors, represent exploration, extraction, management, education, and research and development in the U.S. mining industry.

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Kentucky Coal Plant Could Be Next On Chopping Block

A power plant operator notified Kentucky regulators Tuesday that it was quitting the state’s Station Two power plant in 2019 after several unprofitable years.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the First Quarter 2018

"The first quarter of 2018 marks the best financial results in our history as a public company," said Jimmy Brock, Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Coal Resources GP LLC.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the First Quarter 2018

"We delivered very strong operational and financial performance as we completed our first full quarter as an independent public company" said Jimmy Brock, Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc.

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EPA to Hold Session on Proposed Coal Mine

The Ohio EPA will hold an information session on Monday, May 7, to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for Johnson Run Mine.

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NACCO Industries, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

For the first quarter of 2018, NACCO reported consolidated revenues of $31.2 million and consolidated income from continuing operations of $8.2 million, or $1.18 per diluted share.

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Warrior Met Coal Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

Warrior reported first quarter 2018 net income of $178.7 million, or $3.36 per diluted share, compared to net income of $108.3 million, or $2.06 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017.

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Warrior Met Coal Opens New $19 Million Facility in Alabama

The portal, which was completed for $19 million over the course of three years, is now being worked by 350 hourly miners and 150 salaried employees.

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Usibelli Coal: Providing Energy Security to Interior Alaska for 75 Years

The company is celebrating this significant milestone in a variety of ways throughout the year and was most recently recognized during the Alaska Miners Association’s Biennial Spring Conference in Fairbanks.

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Curry Supply New Vice President of Sales

Andrew Roberts comes to the company with over 6 years of experience in the construction and rental industry from a leading truck equipment manufacturer focused on safety products.

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Australia Corporate Watchdog Expands Legal Action Against Rio Tinto, Former Executives

Australia’s corporate watchdog said on Tuesday it has expanded legal action against miner Rio Tinto and two former top executives, alleging a failure to recognize an impairment in its Mozambique coal assets in 2012 financial statements.

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Climate Activists And Coal Interests Unite, Lending Support To Zero-Emissions Technologies

When it comes to reducing the temperature on future coal use, either the world’s biggest consumers have to severely cut their appetites or the fuel has to become a lot cleaner.

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Coal India Achieves 95% of Production Target for FY18

This marks a 96% achievement of the company’s monthly production target and a 90% achievement of the monthly offtake target.

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Energy Expert: Load Shedding Highly Likely This Winter in South Africa

The possibility of load shedding by Eskom in South Africa this winter is larger than the Day Zero water crisis that engulfed Cape Town until last month, independent energy expert Ted Blom said today.

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Two U.S. Coal Companies See Growth Amid Sector's Gloom

Electric utilities are expected to shut hundreds more of their coal-fired power generators in the coming years, but not every coal company sees a bleak future.

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EPA Launches Program to Work With Wyoming Mining Industry

Wyoming’s coal industry is being offered a seat at the table with regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency as part of a new initiative to collaborate with sectors that power Western economies, the agency’s regional office announced Tuesday.

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Epiroc Releases a Number of Automation Features for the Scooptram Underground Loader

"With the new Scooptram Automation Regular package, the operator can control the loader even while it is out of sight from a safe stationary or mobile control station", explains Vladimir Sysoev, product manager of automation at Epiroc.

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Australian Company New Hope Group Buoyed by Court Ruling on New Acland's $900 Million Coal Mine Expansion

The mine expansion has been given a new lease of life after the Queensland Supreme Court overturned an earlier ruling which recommended the Palaszczuk Labor government oppose the expansion of the mine in the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane.

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West Virginia Business Gives Back

The United Way of Southern West Virginia kicked off its 2018 fundraiser campaign in a big way Tuesday, receiving $10,000 gift from Highland Machinery in Oak Hill.

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The Booming Russian Coal Industry

Russian coal exports rose 13 percent last year to a record 185.5 million tons worth USD 13.5 billion.

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Legislation to Encourage Power Plant Efficiency Upgrades is Vital to Maintaining the Diverse Fuel Supply That Powers the U.S. Grid

NMA today applauded Senator Rand Paul’s introduction of S. 2670 and S. 2671 which would amend the Clean Air Act to encourage power plants to make upgrades that would make them more efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable.

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Indiana Defends Liberty Coal Mine Permit in Dispute With City, Homeonwers

Indiana is defending a recent Department of Natural Resources decision to issue a permit for a 3,516-acre extension of White Stallion Energy's Liberty coal surface mine in Warrick County, a state official said Monday.

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Cummins Announces First Quarter Results

First quarter revenues of $5.6 billion increased 21 percent from the same quarter in 2017. Strong demand for trucks, construction and mining equipment drove the majority of the revenue increase.

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Play Powder Horn!

This Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be a great way to network and raise money for an important cause.

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Future Energy Investments Hang On the Fate of Navajo Generating Station

Word last week that two potential buyers are interested in the failing Navajo Generating Station in Arizona turned heads regionally and nationally — perhaps even globally.

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Caterpillar Produces 5000th 793 Mining Truck

Caterpillar data show that the milestone production figure far exceeds the manufacture of any other brand of 250-ton (227-tonne) size class truck. In production since 1991, truck number 5,000 represents the fifth generation of the 793.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul Introduces Coal Support Bills

The bills would further reduce red tape and burdensome regulations on energy producers by ensuring that power plants are no longer subject to onerous and expensive regulatory processes that discourage efficiencies and improvements.

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States Picking up Clean Coal and They're Running With It

North Dakota's energy industry can thank the state legislature's foresight and tax code for its nation-leading push on clean coal technology.

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Here's Some Good News on Climate Change and the U.S. Energy Picture

Was it a breakdown of distribution components? Did information editors snooze through this big news? What was it that caused the recent important news about climate change to not be widely distributed?

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MSHA: Accidents, Deaths Could be Prevented by Safety Technology, New Rules

In a call with stakeholders Monday, David Zatezalo, assistant secretary for mine safety and health, said he doesn’t have any immediate plans to add more safety rules.

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Scott Pruitt Should Stay at EPA

President Trump should ignore calls to fire Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. As mountains are made of molehills and double standards are everywhere, regulatory reform accomplishments are vilified for partisan reasons.

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Contura, Alpha to Merge, Creating Largest U.S. Met Coal Producer

The deal comes as investors look for consolidation in an industry that is recovering from a deep downturn in 2015 and 2016, when several coal producers filed for bankruptcy in the wake of cheap natural gas and stricter regulations.

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