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OTC Markets Group Welcomes Corsa Coal Corp. to OTCQX

Corsa Coal Corp. is trading on OTCQX under the symbol "CRSXF."

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Pyott-Boone Electronics Completes VALET Program

Pyott-Boone Electronics has graduated from the VALET program, which “assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established their domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy.”

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New Metallurgical Coal Mines Proposed for Canada

Continued strong global demand for steelmaking coal, especially in China and India, may be behind two new coal mine proposals in British Columbia.

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Analysis: Indonesian Coal Mining Sector in Limbo Amid Regulation Uncertainties

The fate of seven major Indonesian thermal coal producers is hanging in the balance after a mining contract for one of the miners was revoked, stoking fears of a similar rejection for other contracts coming up for renewal in the next couple of years.

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Govt May Hive Off Coal India Into Separate Listed Firms to Raise Funds

India may spin off units of Coal India Ltd, the world's largest coal miner, into separate listed companies to boost competition and raise government funds, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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BHP Hits Fiscal 2018-19 Iron Ore Production Guidance, Misses Met Coal

Mining giant BHP's fiscal 2018-19 (July-June) iron ore production hit its recently revised guidance, while metallurgical coal production was slightly below expectations, the company said Wednesday in an annual operations review.

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Another Major Coal Producer Will File for Bankruptcy

Blackhawk Mining, LLC., a coal company with 2,800 employees in Kentucky and West Virginia, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy later this week, according to documents released by the company.

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Blackjewel Permit to Remain in Limbo as Mines' Outlook Worsens

The Environmental Quality Council last week voted to delay a decision on who holds mining permits for the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines pending further clarity regarding Blackjewel’s chaotic bankruptcy.

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Blackhawk Mining Says Restructuring Will Make Them Stronger

A coal operator in southern West Virginia is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but the outcome is expected to make for a stronger company with an improved forward looking forecast.

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Support CEDAR Golf Classic Tournament in Conjuction with Coal Show

This year, the captain’s choice golf tournament will be held in conjunction with the Bluefield Coal Show at the “Fincastle on the Mountain” in Bluefield, Virginia on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

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Miners to Advocate for Money for Black Lung Trust Fund

As black lung disease surges in Appalachia, some coal miners are going to Washington, D.C., to lobby for restoration of a tax that coal companies pay to a trust fund to help former workers with the illness.

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China's Economic Growth Slides — And That Could Be Bad New For U.S.

China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter that ended in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.

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Promote Your Business at the 2019 Bluefield Coal Show

The 2019 Official Bluefield Coal Show Directory is currently in production and we would like to extend to you the opportunity to reserve your advertising space if you are an exhibitor, previous exhibitor, coal-related business, or plan to attend the show.

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New Facility to Convert West Virginia's Coal and Natural Gas Into Fuels, Other Liquids

While coal and natural gas are often competitors in the arena of power generation, this isn’t always the case as exemplified by a new kind of fuel production facility breaking ground in Mason County in the fall of 2019.

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Prices Rise Slightly for 3Q ICI 4 Coal Derivatives

A total of 30,000t of third-quarter 2019 ICI 4 derivatives contracts traded today but trading activity was scarce in the physical market, with bids and offers softening.

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Arch Expected to Maintain 2019 Met Coal Guidance, Lower Thermal Driven by Low Domestic Demand

Arch Coal will maintain its 2019 met coal guidance in its second-quarter earnings call, but the thermal guidance is expected to drop due to subdued domestic consumption year to date, B. Riley analysts said in a note Monday.

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Quetta Coal Mine Collapse: Death Toll Rises to 9 as One Miner Succumbs to Injuries

Earlier today, rescue workers had managed to recover two coal miners as well as the bodies of eight others who had been trapped in a coal mine in Quetta district’s Degari area for nearly 48 hours.

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Caofeidian Freezes Seaborne Coal Customs Declaration

China's Caofeidian port in Tangshan, Hebei province, has put a freeze on customs declarations for all imported coal with effect from 16 July, stoking fears that similar restrictions will be placed on other north China ports.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: July 15, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending July 12, 2019.

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Their View: Democrats Should Tour a Coal Mine

The UMWA has invited the Democratic candidates to visit a coal mine.

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Marret Asset Management Announces Proposed Sale of New Elk Coal Company, LLC by Cline Mining Inc., Part of the Private Portfolio of Marret High Yield Strategies Fund and Marret Multi-Strategy Income Fund

The purchase price for the shares in NECC will be USD $1 , plus the assumption of certain obligations owed by NECC to Cline, equal to the balance owed on the Cline senior secured indebtedness of CDN $55 million ("Debt").

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Man Accused of Stealing $65,000 From Mining Association

A computer technician who is accused of stealing nearly $65,000 by forging checks from the Wyoming Mining Association in 2016 was recently transferred to Laramie County from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle to appear in district court.

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The War on Coal Myth

Are environmental regulations and fringe litigation to blame for coal’s downturn? In short, the answer is no.

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Cloud Peak Hires Blackjewel Workers After Deadline for Bids Delayed

As coal operator Blackjewel LLC went to battle in bankruptcy court last week, another Powder River Basin company quietly contended with its own financial troubles.

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Pentagon Request Could Boost Rare Earth Mining Industry in U.S.

The rare earth mining industry in the United States — including the Appalachian coal industry -— could get a shot in the arm from the U.S. government’s interest in establishing a domestic production supply chain that now depends on China.

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Canadian Steel Company Says Justice-Owned Companies Are All One

A Canadian steel manufacturer suing several companies owned by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said an effort to remove some of those companies from the suit should not be granted.

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Birth of the Basin: Belle Ayr Mine Started a Decades-Long Boom for PRB Coal

There was some doubt about whether the western mines would amount to much, but AMAX’s Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines carried AMAX economically through the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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China June Coal Output Hits Record High as Miners Ramp Up Ahead of Summer

China’s coal output rose in June from the previous month to a record high, official data showed on Monday, as miners ramped up production to ensure supply ahead of peak summer demand for electricity.

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Youth Choir Shines in Viral Video Shot at Miners Museum in Canada

Rendition of Lean on Me in mine shaft nets more than 62,000 views.

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Response Team Being Sent to Help Workers Impacted by Blackjewel Bankruptcy

After a number of Southwest Virginia miners found themselves out of work with bounced paychecks, state officials are starting to mobilize resources to help those impacted by coal company Blackjewel LLC’s bankruptcy.

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England: Warwickshire Coal Seams Could Be Set On Fire To Create Energy

An "experimental" process where coal seams are set on fire to generate energy could be given the go ahead in Warwickshire, England.

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Canadian Stock Car Driver to Honor Chris Cline and Daughter

Shawn Waterfield of Sydney, general manager of a local hydraulics company, said he only met Cline once but being at the mine daily on behalf of the company he works for, felt like he has known him for a long time.

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12th Annual Coal Miner’s Heritage Festival July 14 at No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Pennsylvania

This unique, fun and educational event celebrates northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal region history, ethnic heritage, food, music, art, crafts and customs.

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Durham Miners' Gala: Thousands Gather for 135th Event

In England, labor leader Jeremy Corbyn told the 135th Durham Miners' Gala that the north-east of England has suffered the most under years of austerity.

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Man Who Fought for Coal Miners' Rights Honored With Bridge Dedication

The current UMWA president Cecil Roberts honored the late Arnold Miller, president of the United Mine Workers of America in the 70s, at a bridge naming ceremony at the UMWA building in Charleston.

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Friends, Community Hold Service Honoring Chris and Kameron Cline

A celebration of life service for coal entrepreneur Chris Cline and his daughter Kameron took place at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center on Friday.

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Bombshell Claim: Scientists Find Man-Made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist In Practice

“During the last hundred years the temperature increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C”, Finnish researchers bluntly state in one among a series of papers.

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Metinvest Shores Up Coal Supply Amid Russia Disruptions

Ukrainian steelmaker Metinvest has turned to the seaborne coking coal market in the past 2-3 weeks to replace Russian supply that has been cut off since Moscow imposed a new permitting process on coal exports to Ukraine on June 1.

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King Coal Rules in Japan as Power Utilities in Thrall to Low-Cost Fuel

Japanese utilities will rely on the return of coal-fired power plants from maintenance to meet peak electricity demand this summer, highlighting the country’s dependence on the more polluting fuel instead of natural gas.

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West Virginia Manufacturing Business to Hold Job Fair, Add Up To 100 New Employees

Industrial Plating & Machine (IPM), formerly EIMCO, located on Rt. 52 in Bluefield, will hold a job fair on July 24 from noon to 6 p.m., company representative Kim Smith said.

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India: Supreme Court Allows Calling Off Rescue Operations for Trapped Miners in Meghalaya

The coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan had flooded after water from a nearby river gushed into it trapping 15 miners. Rescuers could find only two bodies.

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MSHA Extends Until 2022 Comment Period for RFI on Coal Dust Rule Study

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is extending to July 2022 the deadline for comment on a Request for Information concerning a retrospective study of the agency’s respirable coal mine dust rule.

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MSHA Undertakes Phase Two of its ‘One MSHA’ Initiative

Soon after his confirmation, David Zatezalo, the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, began laying out his vision for MSHA under his leadership.

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International Conference on Ground Control in Mining Is Less Than Two Weeks Away

The International Conference on Ground Control in Mining is packed with quality presentations, technical sessions, and professional development opportunities. Experience the biggest conference dedicated to research and advances in ground control mining.

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Virginia Miners Recorded Over 4 Million Hours of Work Without Lost Time Accident in 2018

Virginia’s mineral mining industry is receiving recognition for a terrific safety record and for outstanding reclamation of mined land during 2018. Miners recorded over four million hours of work without lost time accidents.

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Wyoming Golf Tournament Registration Deadline Approaching!

Don't miss your opportunity to register for the 2019 Friends of Coal Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Gillette, WY!

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The Illinois Coal Association Expresses Sympathy for the Death of Chris Cline

Statement from the Illinois Coal Association.

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Memorial Service for Chris and Kameron Cline

The official event will be held July 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Raleigh County Armory Civic Center in West Virginia.

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Vigil Held for Victims of Deadly Helicopter Crash

Often called the "Coal King," Chris Cline never forgot where he came from. Hundreds of people gathered to support each other and begin to heal Thursday night in Beckley after the loss of seven people who were tragically killed while on vacation.

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Colombian May Thermal Coal Exports Up 32.3%: DANE

Colombia exported a total of 9.336 million mt of coal during May, a 32.3% increase from the 7.055 million mt shipped abroad in May of last year and a 32.1% positive jump from the 7.066 million mt sold overseas in April.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Drop in May

Indian coking coal imports fell in May on fewer shipments from Australia, although imports of pulverised coal injection (PCI) ramped up.

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Flexco Introduces New Kit for Emergency Rip Repair of Conveyor Belts

The Rip Repair Kit from Flexco contains everything needed to splice up to 50 feet of belt with a power tool.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: July 11, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending July 6, 2019.

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Hal Quinn, National Mining Association President and CEO, Testifies on Federal Coal Leasing Program

In January 2016, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued an order halting federal coal leasing while the Interior Department undertook a voluntary review of the coal leasing program and conducted a voluntary programmatic EIS.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Turkey Talks Ongoing, Prices Slip

Coking coal prices remain under pressure in the Atlantic region with buyers still eyeing discounts to indexes.

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Seven Bombshells in the Blackjewel Bankruptcy

Coal behemoth Blackjewel, LLC—a name not known widely outside the coal industry, but which until recently stood as one of the largest coal companies in the US by sales volume—imploded in spectacular fashion last week.

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Jim Justice Companies Say Federal Lawsuit Over Safety Violations Should Be Dismissed

Lawyers for nine coal companies owned by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and his family are asking for a federal lawsuit over unpaid safety violations to be dismissed because of where it was filed.

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ASGCO® Announces New Rotary Brush Cleaner™!

The new Rotary Brush Cleaner™ uses the speed and force of the belt rolling over hundreds of SBR Rubber Fingertips to significantly eliminate material accumulation and dust.

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Coal's Share of U.S. Power Generation May Fall to 11% to 2030

Demand for US thermal coal will "erode significantly" between 2020 and 2030 as total use for US power generation could fall to as little as 11% based on scheduled and likely retirements.

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Komatsu Unveils Harbor District Designs

A proposal for Tokyo-based industrial conglomerate Komatsu to relocate its mining division from suburban West Milwaukee to the Harbor District is moving forward.

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New Elk Coal Company Hopes to Expand

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is set to host a public hearing at 6 p.m. July 24 to allow input on a draft environmental assessment delving into a proposed lease application that would expand the New Elk Coal Mine.

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Coal Industry Innovation By Coal21 Can Help Oakland Bulk And Oversized Terminal

The market for the planned Oakland Bulk And Oversized Terminal (developed by Phil Tagami of California Capital Investment Group, or CCIG) could be strengthened by a new technological development out of Australia.

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Illinois Mining Institute Annual Event - Register Today!

Every year the IMI holds an annual meeting and expo to have the opportunity to show-case the region and the benefits of mining.

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No Way in Hell

Gordon van Welie, CEO of New England’s grid operator, said he “constantly finds another rabbit to pull out of his hat to keep the lights on when any of us would look at that situation and say, 'It's got to break.'"

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Coal Miners Request Class Action Lawsuit Against Bankrupt Employer

A group of coal miners are seeking a class action lawsuit against their employer after the mining company filed for bankruptcy.

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Capturing Carbon Emissions Could Move World to Clean Energy Future

The United States and the world will be using fossil fuels for some time. This, to borrow a phrase, is an inconvenient fact.

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IEA Unveils Global High-Level Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

The International Energy Agency has established an independent high-level global commission to examine how progress on energy efficiency can be rapidly accelerated through new and stronger policy action.

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Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Tri-State Meeting Registration Now Open!

The 2019 RMCMI Tri-State Regional Meeting will be held August 7-8, 2019 in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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IIoT Company Relayr Enters Strategic Partnership with FLANDERS

FLANDERS is a global leader in electric machine repair, power systems engineering, custom manufacturing, integration, and the deployment of advanced technologies for the world’s largest machines with electric rotating systems.

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U.S., Canadian Coking Coal Exports Eye SE Asia

U.S. and Canadian coking coal exporters are eyeing emerging growth markets in southeast Asia with increasing interest, with some in early-stage discussions with buyers in Vietnam and Malaysia.

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Bearish U.S. Utility Coal Market Sentiment Unlikely to Lift Before End of 2020

No end to the bearish sentiment in the US utility coal market is expected through 2020, according to analysts at Seaport Global, as a result of low domestic natural gas prices and a weak export market.

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management Seeking Comments on Colorado Coal Projects

The New Elk Coal Co. LLC wants to expand its New Elk Mine west of Trinidad in southeastern Colorado. And GCC Energy LLC wants to expand its King II Coal Mine 15 miles west of Durango in southwestern Colorado.

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Matrix Design Group Launches Matrix Analytics Group

The division will be part of Matrix’s South African entity in Johannesburg, operating in both the U.S. and Africa.

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Class-Action Lawsuit Targets Blackjewel LLC

An employee has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming it failed to give its 1,700 employees proper notice or pay wages and other benefits earned before and after Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy then abruptly shut its mines across the U.S.

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Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck Meets Strictest U.S. Emissions Standards While Maintaining High Performance and Reducing Operating Costs

The Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck is now available equipped to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final exhaust emissions standards. In field testing, the Tier 4 pilot trucks matched the superior performance and productivity of the Tier 2 equivalent versions of the 794 AC.

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EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts that U.S. coal production will total 684 million short tons (MMst) in 2019, down by 72 MMst (9%) from 2018.

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Corsa Coal Announces CEO Transition

Corsa Coal Corp. announced today that George G. Dethlefsen will step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors to pursue other opportunities effective July 12, 2019. .

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Regency Brings New Funds Into U.S. Coal Business, More Required

After some delay, Regency Mines PLC has managed to secure an investment into its U.S. coal business, Mining Equity Trust.

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Arch's Black Thunder Mine Honored with 2018 Wyoming DEQ Reclamation Award

"This is a great honor for the men and women at the Black Thunder Mine, and a testament to their deep and abiding commitment to protecting and enhancing the natural environment during every step of the mining process," said Paul A. Lang, Arch's president

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Polyurethane Protects Mining Equipment From High Impact and Wear Applications

A Michigan-based firm, Argonics, which specializes in high-performance, urethane-based elastomers and is one of the largest producers of wear-resistant and customizable urethane products, has developed this sidewall protection.

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Analysis: U.S. Export Met Coal Pricing Weakens on Atlantic Steel Prices, Trade Tariff Fallout

Atlantic met coal export markets have been hit by weaker steel prices and lower steel mill utilization rates gathering pace through the first half of the year, pushing down U.S. export coking coal spot prices and demand as trade tariffs hit markets.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Soft Outlook Prevails

U.S. export coking coal prices remain under pressure with market participants seeing potential for further gradual price cuts in the near term. Meanwhile, U.S. domestic talks for 2020 supply contracts are getting underway.

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Judge Rejects Bankrupt Mining Company's Financing Plan

After a marathon five-and-a-half-hour emergency hearing early last week, a federal bankruptcy court judge ruled against bankrupt mining company Blackjewel LLC’s proposal that would provide financing for its mines while it reorganizes under Chapter 11.

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‘We Have Only One Planet,’ Trump Declares in Speech on Environmental Record Decried as ‘Orwellian’

Trump’s previous conservation statements have included campaigning to all but eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency and tweets that mocked climate change science.

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Multi-OEM Strategy: Immersive Technologies Powers Ahead for Superior Industry Support

Immersive Technologies has engaged in an unprecedented level of mining machine simulator development for a diverse range of Original Equipment Manufacturers over the past year.

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Publisher of 'The Mining Journal' to Retire at the End of the Week

After 42 years of being in the newspaper business, Publisher and General Manager of “The Mining Journal,” Jim Reevs, is retiring at the end of this week.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: July 8, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending July 5, 2019.

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New Wyoming Coal Company Abandons Mines and Miners

The second day of July laid bare the chaos left by Blackjewel LLC’s sudden shuttering of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Wyoming.

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Australia's Gladstone Coal Exports Hit 5-Month High as Volumes to China Spike

Coal exports from the Port of Gladstone in Queensland, Australia, rose to a five-month high in June aided by a surge in volumes to China, which helped offset a slump in total Chinese coal imports.

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Austin Powder Restructures Regions, Announces Leadership Changes

Austin Powder Co. has announced that its U.S. operations are now structured into two new distinct regions that will be led by Reed Sapp, executive general manager – Eastern Region and Bob Giovando, executive general manager – Western Region.

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Strong International Exhibitor Participation at Russian Mining Trade Fairs

About 45,300 trade visitors took part to learn about innovations in coal mining technology, preparation and materials handling, exploitation, processing and refining of metals and industrial minerals and occupational health and safety for the mining secto

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Australian Coal Industry Recommends Canadian Carbon Capture Technology

According to Mining News Pro, the suggestion is part of the industry group’s strategy to comply with the country’s climate targets while still ensuring a future for coal-fired power generation.

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Missouri: Critics Say Ameren Has Made Up Its Mind to Leave Coal Ash in the Ground at St. Louis-Area Power Plants

How to regulate coal ash — the coal-combustion byproduct containing mercury, lead and other contaminants — has stoked plenty of debate in recent years, both in states like Missouri and at a national level.

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Blackjewel: Bankruptcy and Lockout Go Deeper Than Numbers on a Ledger

The numbers are attention-getting: 580 Wyoming coal miners locked out while 1,700 Blackjewel employees overall are in limbo as the company attempts to save itself through Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

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Virginia Congressman Discusses Infrastructure, Energy Issues

Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith has no politically correct words to describe the purpose of a proposal during the 2016 presidential campaign to pass a $2 trillion infrastructure bill.

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Murray Energy Weighs in on Ohio Proposed Injection Well

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray sent a letter to the Belmont County Commission regarding the plans for the new well.

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Grand Haven, Michigan Continues Coal Tipple Reservation

Time and the elements are chipping away at the historic coal tipple building in Grand Haven, Michigan.

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16th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show

The 16th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show is being held on September 7 & 8, 2019 at New Athens, Ohio.

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Andy Beshear Promises to Find Answers to Blackjewel Miners

Earlier this week, Blackjewel LLC filed for bankruptcy. Since then, Eastern Kentucky miners have suffered as their cashed paychecks suddenly bounced, leaving many with no money to feed their families.

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In the Heart of Wyoming's Coal Country, Residents Are Worried About Their Future

Gillette, Wyoming sits in the heart of Campbell County, home to a dozen coal mines. The coal industry has been the main engine of the county’s economy, with the population exploding from 3,500 in 1960 to over 30,500 today.

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Digging Up The Details on Met Coal, Inc.

HCC showed a rise of 20.18% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $18.08 – $29.45 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 3.64% in the period of the last 200 days.

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Otto Warmbier's Family Files Claim on Seized North Korean Coal Ship

The family of an American college student who died after he was held prisoner in North Korea, has filed a claim on cargo ship that was seized from the country by US authorities.

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Chris Cline First One That Came Out, Said Bahamian Who Worked For Him

A Bahamian man who worked for billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline says he witnessed the harrowing moment divers removed his boss’s body from the Atlantic Ocean after the helicopter carrying him, his daughter, and five others crashed.

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Global Energy Demand Can Only Increase

There’s an unimaginable urbanization boom occurring around the world that means more energy use.

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Trump Expresses Condolences After Death of American Coal Tycoon Chris Cline

Billionaire US coal tycoon Christopher Cline and six others were killed in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas on Thursday.

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Community Reacts to Fatal Crash With Shock and Sorrow

Reactions from residents and public officials alike reflected the shock and sorrow that reverberated through West Virginia following Thursday’s tragic helicopter crash in the Bahamas that killed all seven people aboard.

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'He Loved Coal Mining': Tributes Flow for Billionaire Owner of Donkin Coal Mine

Shannon Campbell, vice-president of the Donkin mine, said Cline, from West Virginia, was "very connected to the Donkin mine and spent a lot of time in Cape Breton and his presence will be missed."

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'We Will Not See His Like Again': Billionaire Mining Tycoon Chris Cline Dies in Helicopter Crash

Shockwaves rippled through southern West Virginia Friday as word spread of the Fourth of July helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Chris Cline, the Beckley-born billionaire mining tycoon, his 22-year-old daughter Kameron and five others.

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California: Black Diamond Mines Closed Until September 10 for Installation of New Coal Mining Exhibit

The new Black Diamond Coal Mine exhibit, built into the existing Hazel-Atlas silica sand mine, will be an immersive experience taking visitors into a recreated 1870s coal mine, part of California’s largest coal mining operation.

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Former Blackwell LLC Coal President and CEO: No One is Hurting More Than Me

Partially prompted by threats from locked-out Blackjewel LLC coal miners and others, former company President and CEO Jeffrey Hoops Sr. maintains he’s not a crook, did not steal from company accounts and took extraordinary efforts to make sure miners were

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: July 5, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending June 29, 2019.

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Family Releases Statement After West Virginia Native Dies in Helicopter Crash

Chris Cline, who grew up in Beckley, West Virginia, was 60 years old. Cline and his daughter Kameron are among seven people who died when a helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Thursday. It was en route to Fort Lauderdale from the Bahamas.

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Kameron Cline: A Tribute to Chris Cline’s Daughter

Kameron was the younger daughter of Chris Cline, the billionaire coal magnate and philanthropist with West Virginia roots.

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India's Infrastructure Spending Plans to Support Steel

India is planning a $1.5 trillion investment in infrastructure over the next five years, which could support steel demand growth in the medium term.

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Germany Plans Tenders for Coal Closure Compensation

Germany plans to tender hard-coal plant closure compensation payments in a first wave of shutdowns, as recommended by the coal commission, the energy ministry said Thursday.

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Asia Demand Props Up Canada Coking Coal Exports in May

Canada exported 2.36mn t of coking coal in May, down by 2.8pc on the year, as strong demand from Asia went some way to offsetting reductions in deliveries to Poland and Brazil, data from Statistics Canada show.

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Billionaire West Virginia Coal Operator and Philanthropist Chris Cline Dies in Helicopter Crash

Chris Cline, a West Virginia native who built a coal empire and a reputation for charitable giving, has died along with one of his children and five other people in a helicopter crash.

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Chris Cline, Daughter Dead in Helicopter Crash

Chris Cline, the billionaire coal magnate and philanthropist with West Virginia roots, has died in a helicopter in the Bahamas with six other people. Reports say his daughter was also on board the craft, although authorities have not confirmed that inform

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Chris Cline Killed in Helicopter Crash

West Virginia native, Chris Cline, the billionaire mining entrepreneur, coal tycoon and benefactor to southern West Virginia, died in a helecopter crash in the Bahamas on Thursday. Six others, including a daughter, were on board and presumed dead.

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Billionaire Who Founded Coal Company Dies in Bahamas Helicopter Crash

Several other people were aboard the helicopter when it crashed, including Cline's daughter, according to the Brenton Southern Baptist Church, which said it confirmed with family members.

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Billionaire U.S. Coal Baron Chris Cline Dies in Helicopter Crash

Christopher Cline, the billionaire coal tycoon best known for reviving Illinois’s mining industry and making a fortune doing it, died in a helicopter crash Thursday.

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Billionaire Coal Executive Among Seven Killed in Bahamas Helicopter Crash

A statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the helicopter went missing shortly after leaving Big Grand Cay and authorities and local residents later found the crash site two miles off Grand Cay.

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Happy Independence Day!

Wishing You & Your Family a Happy and Safe Fourth of July from CoalZoom.com.

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Coal CEO To Resign as Part of Company's Bankruptcy Deal

A federal judge has approved a $5 million lifeline to help one of the country’s largest coal producers navigate bankruptcy on the condition that its CEO step down.

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U.S. May Coal Exports Total 8.24 Million Mt, Down 5.8% on Year

US coal exports totaled 8.24 million mt in May, up 9.7% from April but down 5.8% from the year-ago month, according to US Census data Wednesday.

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Met Coal Coke Market Creaks Under Oversupply

The metallurgical coke market is showing signs of strain from oversupply as steel production cuts bite, with mills in multiple countries actively offering or considering whether to sell excess material.

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Congressman Exhorts Coal Industry in West Virginia

Congressman David McKinley visited Wheeling, West Virginia on Wednesday and spoke on what he's doing to help keep the coal business alive.

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China Coking Coal Importers on Edge as Port Quotas Loom

Coking coal imports to north China are on track to exceed 2018 levels next month, sparking concerns that tighter restrictions on imports could be imposed as early as September.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Pressure Persists

U.S. coking coal prices continue to face downward pressure this week from the slowdown in demand from European mills and softening fob Australian prices.

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Coal-Fired Power Plants Just Had Their Worst Month in Decades

The health of America's aging fleet of coal-fired power plants continues to sink to new depths.

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Eriez® Expands Express Shipping Program for Suspended Electromagnets

Six of the company’s most popular manual clean SE-7000 Series Suspended Electromagnet models are now available for shipping within 10 days through the Eriez Quick Ship stocking program.

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Wyoming Mine Layoffs May Mean Hundreds of Additional Job Losses

Wyoming's already embattled coal industry took another hit this week, when nearly 600 workers were abruptly sent home from Blackjewel LLC's Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines near Gillette on Monday.

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President Trump Coming To Wheeling, West Virginia July 24

President Donald Trump is expected to be in Wheeling, West Virginia on July 24 for a private fundraiser as he kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign.

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Japan's JFE Steel Settle 3Q PCI and Semi-Soft Contracts

Japan's JFE Steel has agreed with US-based coal producer Peabody Energy to a third-quarter contract price of $134.50/t fob Australia for low-volatile pulverised coal injection (PCI) brand Coppabella.

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Peabody Proceeding With Re-Entry Of Zone One Of North Goonyella Mine in Australia

Peabody today announced it has commenced re-entry of Zone 1 of the North Goonyella Mine in consultation with the Queensland Mine Inspectorate. Activities are part of a comprehensive, phased reventilation and safe re-entry plan for the mine.

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EPA 'There Was No Call': Inside Pruitt's Mining Group Meeting

Investigators didn't uncover concrete evidence that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had pushed a prominent trade group to weigh in against the Paris Agreement.

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Fenner Dunlop Reflects on Decade of State of the Art Mining Conveyor Belts From Kwinana Facility

In July 2009, Fenner Dunlop opened a A$70 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, specifically built for the production of steel cord belting.

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EnBW's 900-MW German Lignite Unit Standstill May Last Longer

EnBW's 900-MW lignite-fired Lippendorf S power plant may remain in standby mode for "a longer time" after economic pressure prompted the operator to halt the unit June 15, a spokesman for the German utility told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.

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U.S. Will Not Impose Rule to Protect Against Coal Ash Spill Costs

EPA officials said that modern industry practices and recently enacted regulations are sufficient to shield taxpayers from potential cleanup costs.

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Trillions With a "T"

According to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie, transitioning to an all renewables grid in the U.S. by 2030 would cost roughly $4.5 trillion.

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Drummond Company, Inc. Announces Appointment of Lewis Wayne Isaacs to Its Board of Directors

Drummond Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Lewis Wayne Isaacs to its board of directors effective May 23, 2019. Mr. Isaacs was elected to the board at the annual shareholders meeting.

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Blackjewel CEO Confident Bankrupt Coal Operator Will Rebound

The CEO of one of the nation's largest coal producers says he's confident the company will bounce back despite the shutdown of several mines after it filed for federal bankruptcy protection.

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Met Coal Underperformance Offset by High Prices

Higher metallurgical coal prices are covering for disappointing production and cost metrics by Australian producers, according to Bell Potter Securities.

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MSHA Undertakes Phase Two Of Its 'One MSHA' Initiative

Phase One consisted of the crossover of inspectors between coal and metal/non-metal. Now, with Phase Two, MSHA is being more intentional in its development of ‘One MSHA.’

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Australian Receipts Drive Turkish Coking Coal Imports

Turkey imported 704,393t of coking coal in May, up by 44.7pc on the year, trade data show, driven by a surge in shipments from Australia.

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Johnson & Towers and Western Branch Diesel Announce Merger

Johnson & Towers and Western Branch Diesel have 165 years of combined experience as distributors for Detroit Diesel and MTU engines and Allison transmissions.

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Hurricane Alarm Definitively Debunked

Al Gore infamously posed in front of a picture of a hurricane to gin up interest in his movie An Inconvenient Truth.

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European Project Aims to Develop CCS Technology on an Industrial Scale

Last month, a consortium of 11 European partners, including ArcelorMittal, Axens, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total, launched a project to demonstrate an innovative process called DMX for capturing CO2 from industrial activities.

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Chubb Chucks Coal

Insurance giant Chubb becomes the largest U.S. insurer to date to announce it will halt underwriting for companies that are reliant on coal mining and power plants.

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Friends of Coal Goes Golfing in Wyoming!

It's time to register for the 2019 Friends of Coal Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Gillette, Wyoming!

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As Coal Crumbles, Dem Asks What About the Miners?

Shockwaves hit the Powder River Basin as coal company Blackjewel LLC filed for bankruptcy and then laid off hundreds of workers Monday.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: July 1, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 28, 2019.

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Owner of Two Wyoming Coal Mines Files for Bankruptcy

Blackjewel LLC operates Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr, two mines in the Powder River Basin. Blackjewel CEO Jeffery Hoop bought the Wyoming coal mines two years ago from Contura Energy Inc.

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Another PRB bankruptcy: Blackjewel LLC files for Chapter 11

Another large Powder River Basin coal producer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in an attempt to clear millions of debt it can’t pay.

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Blackjewel To Reduce Debt And Enhance Financial Stability Through Court-Supervised Process

"Today's announcement represents another significant step in our continued efforts to position the company for long-term success," said Jeff Hoops, Blackjewel's founder and CEO.

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Epiroc USA Moves Headquarters to Suburban Denver Technology Hub

The move to a technology hub is a natural one for Epiroc, a global company that provides innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools, along with service products and solutions.

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Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Coal Continue to Dominant U.S. Energy Consumption

Fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have accounted for at least 80% of energy consumption in the United States for well over a century.

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Shareholders Allege Cloud Peak Intentionally Undervalued Assets

A group of shareholders who represent about 24% of Cloud Peak Energy Corp.’s common stockholders is accusing the company of intentionally undervaluing its assets and striking back-door deals with creditors to manipulate its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

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Peabody Energy Trading 5% Higher

The stock traded as high as $24.11 and last traded at $24.10. 981,594 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 20% from the average session volume of 820,020 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.95.

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The Transformation of Terex

Terex used to be driven by acquisitions. More recently it has been shedding operations. What’s happening?

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Manchin-Murkowski Mining Bill is Important

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, The Minerals Security Act, is an important step forward in responding to China’s dominance and beginning to right our supply chain.

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Head-To-Head Survey: Westmoreland Resource Partners Versus Alliance Resource Partners

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

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Coal-to-Liquids Plant Offers a Positive for West Virginia

"The Mountain State has long been viewed as "the" energy state. We have newfound capacity when it comes to shale gas," said Chris Hamilton, Chairman of the West Virginia Business & Industry Council.

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