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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – September 29, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending September 24, 2022.

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NMA Welcomes Mitch Krebs as New Chairman of the NMA Board

In September 2022, Mitchell J. Krebs was elected to lead the National Mining Association (NMA) Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board.

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US Department of Labor Launches Awareness Effort For Miners With Black Lung, Promote Testing to Reduce Exposures to Hazardous Levels of Coal Dust

DOL today announced an effort to raise awareness of regulations that give miners with black lung the right to work at a section of a mine with lower levels of dust without having their pay reduced or fearing discrimination or termination.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - September 1, 2022

On September 1, 2022, a roof bolter was electrocuted when he contacted a metal hook that became energized after it penetrated the 480-volt cable that supplied electrical power to a roof bolting machine.

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Informational Webinar on Rare Earth Element Demonstration Facility Funding Opportunity

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will host an informational webinar on a new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for potential applicants

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Bipartisan Good Samaritan Legislation Would Deploy Industry and NGO Expertise to Address Legacy Mine Cleanup

Rich Nolan, President and CEO of NMA, today issued a statement in support of the “Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act of 2022,” which will be the subject of a Senate Environment and Public Works hearing today.

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Why Peabody Energy Jumped Nearly 12% Yesterday

The market has finally started to factor the soaring price of coal into the miner's share price.

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China Approves 15 GW of New Coal-Fired Power in H1

China approved 15 gigawatts of new coal-fired power capacity and another 30 million tonnes of coal-based iron-making capacity in the first half of this year, despite falling power and steel demand over the period, new research showed on Wednesday.

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EPA Announces Billions in Economic Benefits from Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Cleanups at Hazardous Waste Facilities Across the Nation

EPA has announced the results of a study that estimates the economic benefits of cleaning up facilities under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action program.

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Missouri S&T Welcomes New Faculty

At the start of the fall semester, Missouri S&T welcomed 15 faculty members to campus. Their expertise ranges from aerothermodynamics and advanced manufacturing to sports marketing and quantum physics.

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ESG in Mining: Turning Intent Into Action

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is not a new concept. In fact, it has been part of many industry conversations for years, with some early movers seeing the need for change 10, 15, even 20 years ago.

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Colombia Mulls Becoming World's Top Coke Exporter

The Colombian coke industry expects to double its exports in the coming years and surpass China and Poland as the world top exporter.

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The Little Engine That Might Not

The recent 11th hour agreement to avoid a rail strike was a disaster narrowly avoided. A strike would have created a debilitating logistics chokepoint, disrupting supply chains of all kinds and creating enormous headwinds for the U.S. economy.

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NMA Welcomes Mitch Krebs as New Chairman of the NMA Board

In September 2022, Mitchell J. Krebs was elected to lead the National Mining Association (NMA) Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board.

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Senate Advances Funding Bill After Manchin Punts His Energy Plan

The Senate easily advanced a short-term government funding bill on Tuesday after Joe Manchin conceded defeat on his push to combine the funding fix with his energy permitting package.

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HPC4EI Manufacturing Day 2022: Computational Science Supports Energy Initiatives

The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Virtual Manufacturing Day Event will be held on October 7, 2022.

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Epiroc Establishes Regional Parts & Services Divisions and Appoints Division Presidents

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and Infrastructure industries, further enhances its focus on parts and services and establishes regional Parts & Services divisions.

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Bangladesh to Lean on More Coal Than Natural Gas in Power Generation to Curb Costs

Bangladesh is expected to see a huge ramp up in coal-fired power generation in coming months as new capacity comes online, which will boost the share of coal in its energy mix to its highest on record.

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Our Energy Trilemma

The United States and much of Europe is faced with an energy trilemma. We all understand a dilemma.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report (Sept 17 / Week 38 Update)

West Virginia coal production increased from the previous week by +9.3%. +6.9% in the Northern Appalachian region of the state and +12.2% in the state’s Central Appalachian region.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - August 4, 2022

On August 4, 2022, a mine manager died while performing maintenance on a bulldozer. While kneeling on the bulldozer’s track, the victim accidentally engaged the lever that put the bulldozer in reverse.

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Fresh Signs of Coal's Staying Power

Recent analyses and news reports together provide the latest evidence that coal's huge role in the global energy mix won't greatly erode soon, Ben writes.

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Australian Pacific Strikes Agreement to Restart Dartbrook

ASX-listed Australian Pacific Coal has struck a deal with two of its suitors and its creditor and shareholder Trepang Services, which could see the Dartbrook mine being recommissioned as a coal-producing asset.

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Future of Mining Sydney

The Future of Mining Sydney (20 - 21 February 2023, Sydney Masonic Centre) is offering 50 complimentary guest passes to mining company representatives.

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NMA Urges Bipartisan Action on Permitting Reform

The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued a statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President and CEO, urging bipartisan support for much-needed permitting reform.

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MSHA September 9, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert

On September 9, 2022, a dredge operator drowned while working in a dredge pond.

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The Coal Unit Britain Can’t Afford To Close Down

Uniper will keep a unit at a coal plant in the UK available until the end of March 2023, six months after the original date for closing the unit this month. This extension is driven by the need to boost the UK energy supply through what will be a difficul

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India May Boost Coal Power Fleet 25% by 2030 Amid Rising Demand

India plans to expand its coal power fleet by about a quarter through the end of the decade as it continues to lean on the fuel to meet growing demand until energy storage costs fall.

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Analysis Warns Coal Could Be Needed to Keep the Lights On This Winter

In its Winter Market Outlook study for 2022/23, LCP Energy Analytics has warned that the UK could experience 10 hours of insufficient electricity supply this winter.

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Hello from Redhills Durham Miners Hall

Just a quick one for you today. We have been asked by our friends at Bright Ideas Gathering to let you know about their exciting event happening on Sunday.

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Coal Price Renaissance: How Long Can It Last?

Over the last year and a half, the renaissance of coal – both kinds – has been gobsmacking.

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Carbon Capture Coalition Lobbied to Weaken Guardrails for Expanded Carbon Capture Subsidy

The Inflation Reduction Act includes a major increase of the tax credits that subsidize carbon capture projects.

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Guardrails Removed From Carbon Capture Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act includes a significant increase in the 45Q tax credit, the main subsidy aimed at catalyzing carbon capture projects.

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Carbon Capture Coalition and Coal Interests Lobbied Against Capture Rate Requirement

After the House passed the Build Back Better bill, the Carbon Capture Coalition and coal companies lobbied to remove the guardrail requiring power plants to capture 75% of emissions.

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Will Changes to 45Q Tax Credits Lead to Carbon Capture Projects at Coal Plants?

It’s not clear whether the removal of guardrails on the 45Q tax credit will lead to more carbon capture proposals at coal plants.

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Power Companies Will Likely Run Coal Plants More Often After Installing Carbon Capture

If a power company installed a carbon capture facility at a coal plant, the company would likely run it more often in order to maximize revenue from the 45Q tax credit.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 26, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 23, 2022.

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AmeriCarbon Products Could Be Game Changer For Southern West Virginia

AmeriCarbon Products could be a game changer for Wyoming County, state Sen. David “Bugs” Stover, R-Wyoming, believes.

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Coal Stocks Surge As Energy Crisis Drives Coal Use Toward Record Highs

The once-mighty coal industry is entering its final acts, say more than a few analysts, doomed by climate change and falling costs of cleaner energy.

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Intelligent Mining Summit 2022 Video Series

Mining is at a major transitioning point with record commodity prices and pressure to boost ESG credentials. It has the industry and organizations within looking for ways to position themselves today and in the future. ?

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India May Boost Coal Power Fleet 25% by 2030 Amid Rising Demand

India plans to expand its coal power fleet by about a quarter through the end of the decade as it continues to lean on the fuel to meet growing demand until energy storage costs fall.

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China and India not following Biden’s War on Coal

With his approval of the dangerous and irrational Inflation Reduction Act, President Joe Biden continues to make good on his administration’s promise to put the coal industry out of business within eight years.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Maben Coal LLC

The purchase price of $30 million consisted of: (i) $9 million to be paid in cash at closing and (ii) $21 million paid from the proceeds of a two-year secured note payable to Investec Bank, PLC (the "Lender").

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Frank Calandra, Jr., Eminent, Respected Roof Control Expert and Manufacturing Executive, Passes

Frank Calandra, Jr., widely-known roof control expert and iconic name in the coal industry, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022 at age 84. He was a long-time and active member of the King Coal Club and Old Timers Club.

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Coal Company CEO Speaks of Bright Future

David Stetson, CEO of Alpha Metallurgical Resources and chair of the company’s Board of Directors, said his crystal ball may be broken, but he sees the future of the coal industry as being “very bright.”

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East River Mountain Overlook Now Has Signage Telling Site's History

The historic East River Mountain Overlook in Bluefield, WV is now officially part of the Coal Heritage Trail with signage that also tells the site’s history.

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Fire Continues to Burn at Southeastern Utah Coal Mine

Smoke is still coming out of an underground mine in southeastern Utah from a fire that has been burning since Tuesday.

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We Will Never Forget: Brookwood Honors Coal Miners Who Died in 2001 Disaster

The city of Brookwood, Alabama held an emotion-filled memorial service on Friday that honored 13 coal miners who died Sept. 23, 2001, after explosions erupted at the Jim Walter Resources Mine No. 5 in Tuscaloosa County.

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Town Hall - October 5 - Logan, WV

A Town Hall meeting regarding the John Amos Power Plant will be held October 5 at 5:00 pm.

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Electric Power Monthly and Electricity Monthly Update—September 2022

EIA has released the September 2022 Electricity Monthly Update with data for July 2022.

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The Coal Unit Britain Can’t Afford To Close Down

Uniper will keep a unit at a coal plant in the UK available until the end of March 2023, six months after the original date for closing the unit this month.

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India's Russian Thermal Coal Imports Set to Fall for First Time in Four Months

India's thermal coal imports from Russia are expected to fall for the first time in four months in September, two research consultancies said, potentially resulting in lower revenues for Moscow at a time it is mobilising more troops to fight in Ukraine.

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Memorial Service Will Pay Tribute to Fallen Brookwood Coal Miners

The public is invited to a Friday memorial service for 13 coal miners who died in an accident 21 years ago in Tuscaloosa County.

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China Takes More Russia, Mongolia Coking Coal in August

China's coking coal imports in August rose to this year's largest monthly intake, driven by increased Russian and Mongolian purchases.

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NETL Explores CO2 Capture Retrofit Costs for Industrial Sources

NETL has published “Cost of Capturing CO2 From Industrial Sources,” an update to an original 2014 study that examines the costs of retrofitting a variety of industrial processes with state-of-the-art carbon dioxide (CO2) capture systems.

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Buoyant Coal Industry Seeks Ways to Stay in the Long-Term Energy Mix

There’s no doubt that the global coal industry has been a major beneficiary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent energy crisis.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4.9 Billion to Deploy Infrastructure Necessary to Manage and Store Carbon Pollution

DOE today announced a nearly $4.9 billion set of funding opportunities to bolster investments in the carbon management industry and to significantly reduce CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere.

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The Department of Energy is Opening a Lab to Capture CO2 From the Air

Of all the ways to decrease carbon emissions, sucking diluted CO2 out of the air is the fruit hanging at the very top of the tree. It's prohibitively expensive and a remedy of last resort.

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Caterpillar Surpasses 5 Billion Tonnes of Material Autonomously Hauled

Roughly nine months after reaching the 4-billion-tonne (4.4-billion-ton) autonomously hauled milestone, trucks equipped with Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling have now moved over 5 billion tonnes (5.5 billion tons).

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American Longwall 25-Year Anniversary Reunion Celebration Being Held Tomorrow

All former American Face Conveyor employees and their families are invited to the 25-Year Anniversary Reunion Celebration being held on Saturday September 24, at Wolf Hills Fabricators, LLC., 26161 Old Trail Road, Ste 2, Abingdon, VA 24210-7631 (the old p

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report (Sept 10 / Week 37 Update)

West Virginia coal production declined week over week by -9.4%. Production from the NAPP region of the state declined by -7.9% and production from the state’s CAPP region decreased by -11% from the previous week.

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High Wyoming Coal Prices Muted by Added Production Costs, Companies Report

This year started very differently for the two coal giants that own Wyoming’s biggest mines.

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2022 PCMIA S&H Law Seminar, October 19

PCMIA and the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance is having their special seminar on mine safety and health law (for coal, metal and nonmetal mining operations) on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA.

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Posting on EIA's Final 2021 Annual Electric Generator Report Data

We have posted the 2021 final Annual Electric Generator Report from Form EIA-860.

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China Takes More Russia, Mongolia Coking Coal in August

China's coking coal imports in August rose to this year's largest monthly intake, driven by increased Russian and Mongolian purchases.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – September 22, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending September 17, 2022.

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WVSOM Assists MSHA with International Mines Rescue Competition

When miners from eight nations came together in Beaver, W.Va., to test their ability to respond to emergencies, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) was there to help.

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Utah's Lila Canyon Coal Mine is Burning

A fire is burning inside Utah’s most productive coal mine in the Book Cliffs, prompting an emergency response by federal mine regulators at the Emery County site.

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Energy Experts Discuss Renewables and Future of Coal in Wyoming

At a recent energy conference in Laramie, industry experts spoke about the future of renewables in the state, and how they will complement a state economy dominated by fossil fuels.

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UMWA Supports Energy Independence and Security Act, Calls for Inclusion in CR

Commenting on the introduction of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 by Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts issued a statement today.

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Teck Says Elkview Outage to Cost 1.5 Million Tonnes in Coal Production

Canada’s largest diversified miner Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.A, TCK.B) (NYSE: TCK) said on Wednesday it expects to lose coal production of about 1.5 million tonnes due to a structural failure at its Elkview coal mine in British Columbia.

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Global Tightness May Offset US Met Coal Output Growht

US coking quality coal output is on course to exceed 2021 levels this year if quarterly output continues at the current rate.

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Future of Work Hiring Levels in the Mining Industry Rose in August 2022

This latest figure was higher than the 40% of companies who were hiring for future of work related jobs a year ago but a decrease compared to the figure of 52.5% in July 2022.

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Bens Creek Granted West Virginia Mining Permit Allowing Larger Mining Area

Bens Creek Group PLC said Thursday that West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection has approved a mining permit allowing it to mine a larger area at its metallurgical coal mine.

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Warrior Met Coal Strike Drags on After 16 Months

It’s been 540 days since union members at Warrior Met Coal’s Brookwood mines went on strike.

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European Commission Eases Coal Sanctions on Russia to Avoid Harming Energy Security

The European Commission eased sanctions against Russian coal to allow supplies to be transported to other countries around the world, the group said Wednesday.

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China Says Its Coal Reserves Will Last For 50 Years

China, the world’s largest coal consumer, has domestic reserves of coal to last the next 50 years, according to annual reserves data from the Ministry of Natural Resources cited by Bloomberg.

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MSHA's Emergency Unit Wins World Championship

DOL today announced the department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration’s “Mine Emergency Unit” bested competitors from around the world and finished first at the International Mines Rescue Competition, held Sept. 11-16, 2022, in Beaver, West Virginia.

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Picking the Wrong Bridge

Dispatchable fuel diversity has long provided a shield to electricity consumers from fuel price spikes.

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China Has Enough Coal Reserves to Last Another Five Decades

China has enough coal for the next five decades and sufficient oil to last at least 18 years at current rates of production, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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Europe is Seeing a Hiring Jump in Mining Industry Digital Media Roles

Europe was the fastest growing region for digital media hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending July.

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Fitch Downgrades Iron Ore and Coking Coal Price Forecasts for 2022

The international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings revised its forecasts for the prices of metals and raw materials for 2022, reports SteelOrbis.

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Coal Rush! Energy Crisis Fires Global Hunt for Fuel

The sleepy Tanzanian port of Mtwara mainly dealt in cashew nuts until late last year. Now it bustles with vessels loading up with coal, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine drives a worldwide race for the polluting fuel.

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China Doubles Down on Coal as Energy Crunch Bites

China has stepped up spending on coal in the face of extreme weather, a domestic energy crunch and rising global fuel prices — raising concerns Beijing’s policies may hinder the fight against climate change.

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Electric Vehicle Show Hosted at West Virginia Capitol

A coalition of organizations from around West Virginia recently joined forces to host Charging West Virginia’s Energy Future an electric vehicle show for the public and private luncheon for West Virginia legislators.

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Coal Deal Hunters Descend on Indonesia as Demand Peaks

For more than 1 200 people gathered at a hotel in Indonesia's resort island of Bali this week the message was clear: coal is here to stay.

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NLRB Revises Damages Calculations in Warrior Met Strike

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts issued a statement today.

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Top 10 Miners Produce 52.2% of China's Coal Output in Jan-Aug

China's 10 largest coal mining groups (in terms of production) represented 52.2% of China's total coal production over the first eight months, according to statistics released by China National Coal Association.

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Fitch Raises Thermal Coal Price Predictions as Energy Crisis Persists

Fitch Ratings has cut the price assumptions of most metals and mining products on fears of revised growth expectations but has raised the predictions of thermal coal costs on the back of the growing energy crisis.

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WVU Engineers Aim to Improve Safety With Autonomous Robotic Inspection System for Coal Waste Storage Facilities

Two West Virginia University engineers are developing new technologies for coal waste storage facilities that will detect and prevent potential failures like leakage of hazardous materials into the environment.

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Coal Mining Companies Complain About Rail Service, Particularly in the East

The trade group representing coal mining operators has asked federal regulators to take action regarding erratic rail service, particularly in the east on CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

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West Virginia Coal Production Increases

West Virginia coal production increased from the previous week by +0.9%.

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Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit Tossed by Virginia Judge

A Virginia state judge has tossed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim a state law that promotes fossil fuel development violates their constitutional rights, finding the government is immune to the kinds of arguments made by the kids.

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Flooding Hits Australia's NSW Coal Regions Again

Flooding has cut access to some sites owned by Australian coal mining firm Whitehaven, as the Namoi river burst its banks near the New South Wales (NSW) town of Gunnedah, with more rain forecast.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $156 Million for America's First-of-a-Kind Critical Minerals Refinery

DOE has announced up to $156 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for a first-of-a-kind facility to extract and separate rare earth elements and critical minerals from unconventional sources like mining waste.

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Seaborne Coal Market to be Undersupplied in 2022

Seaborne thermal coal demand is expected to hold steady this year, supported by increased demand from India and Europe, with the market expected to be undersupplied, according to commodity trader Noble Resources.

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PIC AU Holdings LLC and PIC AU Holdings Corporation, Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of Peabody, Announce Repurchase of $20.4 Million of Term Loan Debt, and Offer to Purchase Any and All Outstanding 10.000% Senior Secured Notes Due 2024

The Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 31, 2022, unless extended or earlier terminated by the Co-Issuers in accordance with the terms of the Offer and the Indenture (the "Expiration Time").

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Minimizing Downtime in Mining Operations

Machine downtime has a major impact on profit and productivity in any mining operation. It is critical that mining companies have access to reliable heavy equipment and machinery 24/7 to achieve their objectives.

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Epiroc to Acquire Majority Ownership in Australian Mine Connectivity Provider

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner to the mining and infrastructure industries, has agreed to acquire a majority stake (53%) of Radlink, an Australian company that provides mines with wireless connectivity solutions.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 19, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 16, 2022.

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China Doubles Down On Coal As Energy Crunch Bites

China has stepped up spending on coal in the face of extreme weather, a domestic energy crunch and rising global fuel prices -- raising concerns Beijing's policies may hinder the fight against climate change.

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Health Benefits of Removing Coal From Power Generation Unequally Distributed

A new study drawing on data from some southern states in the US found that the most common strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power generation also produce enough health benefits to completely offset the cost of these decarbonization ef

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World's Biggest Carbon Capture Plant Set for Wyoming

The US state of Wyoming is set to welcome the world’s largest direct air capture plant for the removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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New Cat® 789 Mining Truck Delivers Class-Leading Power and Fuel Efficiency, More Payload Capacity, and Better Speed on Grade for the Lowest Cost Per Ton

The new Cat® 789 Mining Truck builds on a legacy of proven performance to offer efficiency gains, the next generation of cab comfort and cutting-edge connectivity.

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A Final Farewell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

CoalZoom joins the world to say thank you and farewell to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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King Coal Festival in West Virginia

The annual King Coal Festival is taking place in the City of Williamson in Mingo County.

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Funding Sought for Coalfields Expressway in Virginia

While the term earmarks isn’t used anymore, two Virginia lawmakers are still seeking a congressionally directed funding request of $7 million for the Coalfields Expressway project in Southwest Virginia.

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Business Models and Incentives for CCUS, ICSC/324

Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) is considered essential for meeting climate change mitigation goals, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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South Dakota Mines Hosts Largest Career Fair on Record

South Dakota Mines hosted the largest career fair in university history on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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Museum Commission Plans Grant Project Completion in Pennsylvania

The Aug. 30 meeting of the Coalport Museum Commission in Pennsylvania began with an presentation on longwall mining by former coal miner Mike Delfosse.

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Indonesia's $600 Billion Plan to Shut coal Plants Struggles for Support

Indonesia’s plan to retire its coal-fired power plants over the next three decades and replace them with cleaner energy isn’t drawing support from potential investors.

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Coal Show Presents Educational Opportunities

With mining industry representatives and experts gathered in one place, the Bluefield Coal and Mining Show is providing a classroom of sorts for area students, offering a real-life glimpse into the professions associated with mining.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Over the past week, European thermal coal market quotations continued to slump below 325 USD/t on the back of a drop in gas prices after the European Commission (EC) proposed measures aimed at reducing electricity consumption.

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EPA Releases Final Determinations of Attainment Status for Air Quality Standards for Smog

EPA announced the final determinations for whether certain areas have met the 2008 or 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone, as required by the Clean Air Act.

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Inflation Reduction Act Gives Carbon Capture a Boost

As EY’s Americas energy transition and renewable energy leader, Greg Matlock said he has been involved with 26 carbon capture projects in the various stages.

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Is China Reexporting Russian Gas to Europe?

As the EU attempts to unpick its reliance on Russian gas, it could become more dependent on Chinese supplies, some of which come from Russia.

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China's NDRC Warns Against Domestic Thermal Coal Price Exceeding Reasonable Range

China's top economic body National Development and Reform Commission, or NDRC, has warned domestic coal miners and traders to maintain compliance with medium and long-term contract prices.

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Coal is Staging a Major Comeback

Despite big promises to move rapidly away from coal, the “dirtiest fossil fuel”, many countries around the world continue to rely heavily on coal production and imports for their energy needs.

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Coal Remains Superior Base Fuel for Electric Generation

West Virginia historically has enjoyed among the lowest cost electric rates in the country, a trend which continues today despite universal higher energy costs.

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Debbie Maynard Honored at Bluefield Coal Show

One of the anchors of the Bluefield Coal and Mining Show was honored Wednesday for her long service and dedication.

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Coal Show About More Than Doing Business

The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show is not only a means for industry companies to showcase products, it’s also a homecoming of sorts as long-lasting relationships are formed.

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Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review

The Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review compares realized energy outcomes with the Reference case projections included in previous editions of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) beginning with 1994.

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EPA Ramps Up Outreach on Power Plant carbon Rules

EPA is asking outside experts to weigh in on how it can write protective and legally sturdy rules to tackle power plant carbon pollution.

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Coal Show Attendees Value Relationship-Building There

The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show is not only a means for industry companies to showcase products, it’s also a homecoming of sorts as long-lasting relationships are formed.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - September 1, 2022

On September 1, 2022, a roof bolter was electrocuted when he contacted a metal hook that became energized after it penetrated the 480-volt cable that supplied electrical power to a roof bolting machine.

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Coal Show Underway

Despite the struggle for coal in recent years, exhibitors and coal producers at the 24th Annual Bluefield Coal and Mining Show were optimistic about the near future.

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Dedication to Innovation: MSA Safety Highlights Connected Safety Solutions During Milestone Year at National Safety Council Congress & Expo

For more than a century, the National Safety Council (NSC) expo has been the global stage for showcasing the very latest innovations in worker and workplace safety technology.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - August 17, 2022

On August 17, 2022, a general inside laborer died when he was caught between a supply car and its coupler. The victim was sitting on the supply car which was coupled to a locomotive parked in a track spur.

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China Gets Coal Lifeline Before Winter With Mongolia Rail Spur

China’s efforts to make sure it’s well-stocked with its mainstay fuel for what promises to be a grueling winter for energy markets received a boost with the completion of a new rail line in Mongolia last week.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – September 15, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending September 10, 2022.

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Long-Time Employee Honored at Coal Show

One of the anchors of the Bluefield Coal & Mining Show was honored Wednesday for her long service and dedication.

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Coal Show Exhibitors Say Business is Booming

Business is booming for companies associated with the coal mining industry, with no end in sight.

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International Vendors Showcase Products at Bluefield Coal and Mining Show

Thursday was the second day for the 24th Bluefield Coal and Mining Show. We caught up with some of the many companies showcasing their products. Most of them are from the United States however some are from other countries like Poland and Canada.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - August 23, 2022 Fatality

On August 23, 2022, a contract mechanic received fatal injuries while performing maintenance on the bucket (dipper) of an electric rope shovel.

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Westmoreland San Juan Mining Mines Final Tonne of Coal

Beginning as a surface mining operation in 1973, when Unit 1 of the San Juan Generating Station came online, the San Juan and La Plata mines have been the sole supplier of coal to the San Juan Generating Station for nearly five decades.

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The Next Grid Crisis is in New England

New England recognizes it has a dangerous fuel security problem on its hands. And a telling factor in that crisis is what it doesn’t have: fuel diversity in the form of coal capacity.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Announces Formation of New Ventures Team Led by Andrew Woodward and Matthew Lewis

"I am pleased to welcome Andy and Matt to the Alliance team as we continue to pursue opportunities in a rapidly growing and evolving energy and infrastructure market," said Joseph W. Craft III, CEO.

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Coal Show Exhibitors Say Business is Booming

That is the message from exhibitors at the 2022 Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, which started Wednesday and runs through Friday afternoon at the Brushfork Armory.

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Alpha CEO: Coal Has Very Bright Future

David Stetson, CEO of Alpha Metallurgical Resources and Chair of the company’s Board of Directors, said his crystal ball may be broken, but he sees the future of the coal industry as being “very bright.”

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Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Opens at the Brushfork Armory

The 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show officially opened Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting in front of the Brushfork Armory.

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Railroad and Labor Unions Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Strike

Railroads and workers’ unions reached a tentative labor agreement early Thursday to avert a national rail strike that threatened to shut a major segment of the U.S. transportation network.

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India's Coal Output to Grow by 6.6% in 2022 Backed by Output From Coal India Ltd

After a 6.8% increase in 2021, India’s coal production is expected to grow by 6.6% to 864.8 million tonnes (Mt) in 2022. Of the total, 93.9%, or 811.9Mt, is expected to be thermal coal and the remainder metallurgical coal.

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US Fears Russian Energy Manipulation Could Fracture European Resolve on Ukraine

When President Joe Biden convened nearly a dozen Western leaders by private video conference on Thursday to discuss the war in Ukraine, he was intent upon delivering a key message

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David Stetson, CEO, Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Addresses Bluefield Coal & Mining Show

“It’s great to see so many people connected to the coal industry together at the same time,” said David Stetson, CEO, Alpha Natural Resources.

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Be Proud of the Word COAL, Our Coal Miners, and All the Volunteers who Make This Show the Best in the Nation, Said Reid

“Instead of being ashamed of the word “coal,” we should be proud of it,“ said Bill Reid, Managing Editor, CoalZoom and Chairman of the Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, Media and Exhibitors Breakfast.

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Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Begins Wednesday

The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, the largest gathering of coal people in the nation this year, begins Wednesday. There are 165 exhibitors including 36 new ones and the flyer here flyer shows the latest list of exhibitors.

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West Virginia Governor Promises Big Announcement on Economic Development

West Virginians can expect a "big announcement" related to economic development and renewable energy, said Gov. Jim Justice on Monday.

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American Electric Power Service Corporation Seeks Bids For Coal

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) today issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the supply of coal to one or more of its generating stations in multiple coal regions.

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Businesses Set Up For the Bluefield Coal and Mining Show

This is a two-day event exclusively for business deals. Because of the trade show and deals happening, the public is not invited.

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Jeff Disibbio, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias, Invites You to the Bluefield Coal & Mining Show

Come along to the Opening Breakfast at 8:30 am on Wednesday in the Food Tent for an Update on the Coal Industry.

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Alpha Provides Update on 2023 Domestic Sales Commitments and Share Repurchase Program

In connection with the conference presentation, the company is providing an update regarding its ongoing domestic sales negotiations and the commitments secured for 2023.

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Rajant and FTP Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Autonomous Mining

“With all of Rajant’s recent autonomous certifications in mining, partnering with FTP Solutions was the next logical step,” states Geoff Smith, EVP Sales & Marketing at Rajant.

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Bluefield Coal and Mining Show Prepares for Wednesday Morning

Following a 3-year break due to COVID-19, the Bluefield Coal and Mining Show is set to return to the Brush Fork Armory on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Strike Could Send Coal Off the Rails

A dispute between railroad companies and their workers could deliver a major setback to the nation’s coal industry, while hamstringing transportation infrastructure and disrupting the economy less than two months before the midterm elections.

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Potential Rail Strike Imperils Nation’s Energy Availability and Supply Chains

Rich Nolan, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), today issued a statement on the potential for a rail service strike and its impact on U.S. mining and the supply chains supported by the industry.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 12, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 9, 2022.

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Coal is Making a Comeback in Energy-Hungry Europe, Sending Prices Soaring

Coal is re-emerging as a key source of energy for European countries racing to replace increasingly scarce natural gas as Moscow shuts off key pipeline flows.

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The Queen's Regret After Tragedy

A total of 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a colliery spoil tip collapsed, catastrophically engulfing a primary school and surrounding houses on 21 October 1966.

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Insurance Brokers Walks Away From Carmichael Coal Mine in Australia

Two insurance brokers have walked away from a big Australian coal mining operation as pressure grows on the industry to step back from projects with the potential to worsen climate change.

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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Begins on Wednesday

The 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, begins on Wednesday complete with 165 exhibitors representing 30 states as well as Canada, Germany, Poland and Singapore.

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Europe’s Energy Crisis Offers Bleak Warning for U.S.

If you think the worst of energy-driven inflation is over, you’re unfortunately very wrong. While prices at the gas pump have settled from mid-summer highs, electricity bills are soaring on the back of surging natural gas prices.

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What To Expect Aboard West Virginia's Cass Scenic Railroad

Explore the best of West Virginia on a vintage steam train that winds its way up the top of WV's second highest mountain.

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Check Out Drone Footage of EUA Designed Komatsu Headquarters

Check out drone footage of the Komatsu Mining headquarters located in Milwaukee's Harbor District. EUA led the design of this LEED Gold manufacturing headquarters, with it also being the largest urban manufacturing project in the United States.

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Asian Thermal Coal Prices in Focus Amid Strong Demand From China, Europe

This week, Asian sweet crude traders will be keeping a close watch on the Far East Russian oil market. Trades in the Sokol grade resurfaced recently after a four-month gap.

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Russia's Coal Exports to Asia Slipping Even as Discount Widens

There are signs that Russia is battling to sell more coal into Asian markets, even as the price of its fuel declines while alternatives from Indonesia and Australia remain elevated.

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West Virginia Relies Heavily on Coal-Based Electricity Generation

West Virginia historically has enjoyed among the lowest cost electric rates in the country, a trend which continues today despite universal higher energy costs.

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New MSHA App Provides Additional Resources to Miners

MSHA, the agency tasked with enforcing mandatory safety and health standards for all mines in the US, has recently developed an app for iPhone and Android phones that will help get timely information directly to miners and members of the mining community.

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Coal is Making a Comeback in Energy-Hungry Europe

Coal is re-emerging as a key source of energy for European countries racing to replace increasingly scarce natural gas as Moscow shuts off key pipeline flows.

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Russia's Largest Coal Company in Talks to Set Up India Office

Russia’s largest coal supplier, Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), is in talks to open an office in India, with the country emerging as a top export destination following sanctions imposed by Europe on Russia.

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University Of Wyoming Breaks Ground On Coal Product Demonstration Project

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), Wood PLC and Atlas Carbon LLC broke ground on the site of a coal refinery project near Gillette.

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Zelensky May Provide Poland With Thermal Coal to Prepare For Winter

President Volodymr Zelensky has said Ukraine will look into whether it can urgently supply neighbouring Poland with 100,000 tonnes of thermal coal to help it get through the coming winter, a news report has claimed.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Last week on the European thermal coal market, quotations fell below 345 USD/t amid the European Commission’s initiative to cap prices for Russian gas (to 50 EUR/MWh) and crude oil, despite EU authorities holding different views on the issue.

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Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Program

Successful mine safety and health professionals possess a wealth of professional knowledge and experience to effectively perform your duties and keep others safe.

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Ukraine Bans Coking Coal Exports to Prevent Fuel Shortage in Winter

Ukraine has banned the export of coking coal to safeguard supplies for winter heat, the energy ministry said on Thursday.

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Modi Brushes Aside US Sanctions, Says Immense Potential for India-Russia Energy Partnership

“India is keen to strengthen its partnership with Russia on Arctic issues,” Modi said virtually addressing the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum 2022 organised by President Vladimir Putin’s government in Moscow.

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China to Add More Coal Plants Than Thought to Ease Energy Crunch

China is set to add more new coal-fired power plants than previously expected, in a bid to ease an energy crunch that’s hurting its economy.

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India Considers New Coal Imports as Energy Supply Concern Grows

Energy officials in India are considering whether further coal imports may be needed to avoid any fresh squeeze on the nation’s power supply.

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US Exports for Metallurgical Coal

American metallurgical coal makes the steel used in projects all across the world. Average quarterly met coal exports over the last year have risen to 11.3 million tons - up from a low of 9.1 million tons during Q2 of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic.

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EJ Communities Are Wary as CCS Racks Up Policy Wins

Carbon capture and storage may finally be gaining traction as a way for power plants, natural gas terminals and industrial facilities to lower their emissions.

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Register Now for the 2022 Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium

Learn about the latest developments in state and federal environmental policy, new treatment technologies and network with colleagues in the regulatory agencies and mining professionals from around the county.

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Sandvik to Showcase Future of Mining at Electra Mining

Global engineering company Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking battery electric vehicle (BEV) to the African mining market.

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India: Coal Production Increases by 8.2% Year-On-Year in August to 58.33 Million Tonnes

Coal output in India rose to 58.33 million tonnes in August 2022, up by 8.2 per cent from the 53.88 million tonnes recorded in the corresponding period of last year.

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Martin Engineering’s “Go Pink!” Breast Cancer Campaign Expands to Conveyor Products

The pioneer in industrial vibration and bulk material handling technologies is announcing this year’s annual program to support breast cancer education, screening, treatment and research around the world.

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Heavy Equipment Arriving for Bluefield Coal Show

Heavy equipment was arriving Thursday at the Brushfork National Guard Armory as preparations continued for the upcoming the Bluefield Coal & Mining Show.

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UK Government Set to Create Critical Minerals Mining Agency

The UK government has decided to move forward with creation of a critical minerals mining agency, the country's Critical Minerals Association, an adviser to the government on its critical minerals strategy, reported Sept. 8.

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Mining Industry to Celebrate National Mining Hall of Fame Class of 2022

As is often the case with the National Mining Hall of Fame induction ceremony, many of the award winners have strong ties to SME.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – September 8, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending September 3, 2022.

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Town Hall - September 20 - Moundsville, WV

Topics Discussed will include: An Update on Mitchell Power Plant Before the PSC proposed EPA rules

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Q1 2022 Coal Facts Released: Metallurgical Coal Production and Exports Are on the Rise!

In Central Appalachia, coal production increased by 7.6% YoY from Q121 to Q122. West Virginia generally accounts for roughly forty percent of all metallurgical coal produced in the entire United States.

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Bens Creek Group PLC Financial Results

Bens Creek Group plc, the owner of a metallurgical coal mine in North America supplying the steel industry, has announced its inaugural audited results for the year ended 31 March 2022.

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China's Drought Intensifies Global Coal Shortage

China’s drought has sent coal prices surging as traders anticipate the lack of hydroelectric generation will force it to burn more coal to meet electricity demand this winter.

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A Mixed Record on Carbon Capture

Countries around the world are looking to respond to the threat of climate change by decarbonizing their economies through a combination of renewable energy and carbon capture technology.

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Preserving the Radical History of Pennsylvania's Bootleg Coal Miners

“Bootlegging was about private property,” local historian and author Mitch Troutman tells Pittsburgh City Paper, “the dispute over who has the right to use the coal lands when people are hungry.”

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Sandvik and Flanders Sign Interoperability Memorandum of Understanding

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and Flanders have entered into an agreement to develop and deliver a digital interface between the FLANDERS ARDVARC Autonomous Drill System (ADS) and Sandvik iSeries rotary blasthole drills.

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American Coal Industry Generates $261 Billion in Economic Activity and 381,000 Jobs

“Coal is a valuable feed stock for electricity manufacturing and provides a dependable revenue stream for a large number of state governments throughout America," said Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Resources.

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Learn from California’s Self-Imposed Crisis

Will California – the global tech capital – plunge into darkness? Broiling heat has once again pushed California’s shaky grid to the limit.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal-fired electricity generation in our forecast provides 21% of the U.S. total in 2022 and 19% in 2023.

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Komatsu's HD1500-8E0 Mechnical Haul Truck Built for Performance on Grade

Does your operation need an efficient 150 U.S. (short) ton haulage solution that can deliver performance on grade while providing energy-saving technologies to help achieve lower fuel consumption?

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EIA Expects High Prices For Natural Gas This Winter as Global Consumption Remains High and Inventories Low

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects higher-than-average natural gas prices globally as demand remains high this winter in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and inventories remain low.

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West Virginia's Beech Mountain Manages to Keep Hauling Coal

West Virginia’s Beech Mountain Railroad, operated by United Coal subsidiary Carter-Roag Coal Co., is still hauling Sewell coal, despite the loss of the usual destination for its coal because of the war in Ukraine.

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Peabody Energy Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Peabody Energy (BTU) closed at $25.21 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.94% move from the prior day. T

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Ohio University Converting Coal Waste to Usable Building Materials

Ohio University has found a way to convert coal waste to useable building materials, such as decking, PVC pipe and dry wall components.

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Coal Dust Run Taking Place This Weekend

The annual Coal Dust Run will return to downtown Williamson, West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Ohio's Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show This Weekend

The 19th-annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show will be held Saturday and Sunday on state Route 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. Route 22 and New Athens.

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DOE Announces $66 Million to Research the Impact of Climate Change on America's Urban Communities

DOE today announced $66?million in funding for three projects, together involving over 20 institutions, that will develop Urban Integrated Field Laboratories (Urban IFLs) in Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, and the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Mexico Abandons Hope to Rescue Miners as Authorities Plan to Recover Bodies

Mexican authorities on Monday outlined an 11-month plan to search for and recover the bodies of 10 coal miners trapped underground a month ago, a quiet admission that they are giving up on ambitions of rescuing the men alive.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 6, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 2, 2022.

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Europe's Russian Energy Crisis is Escalating and So Are the Costs

Europe's energy crisis is deepening as Russia further limits exports of natural gas, forcing governments to spend billions to protect businesses and consumers from soaring bills as the region slides towards recession.

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Personal Invitation to Bluefield Coal & Mining Show

Invitations for Bluefield Coal & Mining Show events.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 3/2/2022

On March 2, 2022, a miner was fatally injured when an overhang along the mine rib fell, striking the miner and pushing him against the canopy of a twin boom roof bolting machine. The miner freed himself from the fall, but later died.

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Prevent Accidents and Stay MSHA Compliant With the Latest Collision Avoidance Systems

Collisions involving vehicles and equipment are one of the leading causes of death and serious accident at US industrial projects.

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Remembering Coal Miners at the No. 9 Mine's Annual Labor Day Picnic in Pennsylvania

The Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. opened its No. 9 in 1855. It was one of 14 mines along the border of Schuylkill and Carbon counties.

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Asia Coal Price Hits Record as Global Hunt for Fuel Escalates

Thermal coal in Asia advanced to a record as a threat of supply disruptions adds new risks to a global energy sector already engulfed in crisis.

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Countdown to the Bluefield Coal Show

The countdown to the 24th biennial Bluefield Coal and Mining Show is underway. The high-profile gathering of coal professionals is scheduled for September 14-16 at the Brushfork Armory.

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Mexico Abandons Hope to Rescue Miners as Authorities Plan to Recover Bodies

Mexican authorities on Monday outlined an 11-month plan to search for and recover the bodies of 10 coal miners trapped underground a month ago, a quiet admission that they are giving up on ambitions of rescuing the men alive.

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Greece Will Keep Coal-Fired Plants Running For Longer Amid Gas Crisis

Greece will keep seven coal-fired plants running for longer than previously planned as European countries adjust to a cut in gas flows coming from Russia.

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Miners Return to Pocahontas for 30th Annual Reunion

On Monday, Pocahontas, Va. welcomed back dozens of coal miners for the town’s 30th annual Coal Miners Reunion.

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Labor Day Picnic Returns to Mannington, WV, UMWA's Roberts Addresses Large Crowd

For the first time in two years the United Mine Workers of America celebrated Labor Day with a traditional summer picnic.

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Happy Labor Day From CoalZoom.com!

CoalZoom Wishes You and Your Families a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

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Workforce Development Will Be a Key Part of $100 Million Initiative

Efforts to train workers in West Virginia just got a big boost.

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Charging Up On Energy for the G20 Summit

Energy is high on the G20 agenda. The need to cut carbon emissions quickly and sharply is becoming increasingly urgent. Fortunately, it is becoming clearer how the global zero-carbon energy transition can be done technologically.

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West Virginia Coal Miners Hailed for Towing Stranded Tourist's Electric Car After it Ran Out of Charge

Randy Smith, a coal miner and Republican senator from West Virginia's 14th Senate District, described a fascinating incident that occurred on Friday, September 2, 2022, that made netizens hail the coal miners.

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Coalville Mining Tours at Snibston Colliery Park Are Growing in Popularity Says Heritage Trust

Snibston Colliery Park is celebrating the runaway success of its mining history tours.

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Norway's Last Coal Mine Extends Life to Feed European Industry

The last Norwegian coal mine on the Svalbard archipelago will produce coal for another two years to help bolster industrial production in Europe.

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Coal is Back in the Mix in Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia is once again working with coal producers to help meet the growing domestic and international demand for metallurgical coal.

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A Coal Byproducts Faculty That Will Use Coal for Non-Energy Uses Breaks Ground in Wyoming

Several shovels plunged into the ground at the Fort Union Industrial Park northeast of Gillette for a groundbreaking ceremony for a coal byproduct demonstration facility.

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Carbon Capture Simply Won't Work to Meet Net-Zero Targets, Report Says

An Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis report concluded that the majority of carbon capture projects have failed or underperformed, while the few successful projects have mostly contributed to the procurement of fossil fuels.

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Striking Alabama Miners Say Company Attempting to Fire 40 Workers

The United Mine Workers of America said Friday that Warrior Met Coal is making a “serious miscalculation” by saying it will not allow 40 striking union members to return to work.

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EU Ban on Russian Coal Enters Into Force

The EU’s total ban on coal imports from Russia comes into force from midnight Wednesday, at a time the bloc is grappling with soaring energy costs following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Governor and First Lady Justice Issue Statement on Death of Coal Miner in Kanawha County

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice issued the following statement today after learning of the death of a coal miner in Kanawha County.

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Coal Mining Death in West Virginia

An investigation is underway after a man in West Virginia died at the Kanawha Eagle Coalburg Tunnel Mine in Kanawha County.

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$102K in Penalties Imposed on Coal Mine For Causing Risk of Catastrophic Explosion

The commission assessed a penalty of $96,000 on Peabody Midwest and a $6,000 penalty on the manager.

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Ohio's Old Construction & Mining Show is Sept. 10-11

The 19th annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will be Sept. 10-11 on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens. The site is just over 1 mile west of New Athens.

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Remarks by President Biden on American Rescue Plan Investments

Remarks by President Biden on American Rescue Plan Investments on September 2, 2022.

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Russian Coal Exports to China Hit Five-Year High in July 2022

According to the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC), in July 2022, Russian exporters boosted coal supplies to Chinese consumers to 7.4 mio t (+1.3 mio t or +21% m-o-m; +0.9 mio t or +14%y-o-y).

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FLSmidth and TK Mining - Beyond Closure

On September 1, 2022, one of the largest mining equipment and technology deals in history was completed as FLSmidth closed its acquisition of the Mining business of thyssenkrupp AG first announced in July 2021, following the approval from regulators globa

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Coal Operator Files Countersuit Against Appalachian Power

An Ohio coal company has filed a countersuit against Appalachian Power.

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Judge Strikes Down Wyoming and Montana Coal Plans

A federal judge strikes down two federal Bureau of Land Management resource plans for the second time, saying they failed to account for the environmental impacts of coal leases in Montana and Wyoming.

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Curry Supply Company Hires Sara Herron as Marketing Coordinator

Curry Supply has appointed Sara Herron as the company's marketing coordinator. In this role, Sara will assist the marketing director through the company's marketing efforts and strategies to promote our products and services.

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Electra Mining to Showcase Latest Equipment, Products & Technologies

Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition will see latest cutting-edge machinery, products, technologies and services from hundreds of companies in the mining, electrical, automation, manufacturing, power and transport sectors.

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West Virginia DEP Threatens to Revoke Boone County Mine Permits for Lexington Coal Co. as its Environmental Violations Pile Up

West Virginia regulators are threatening to take two Boone County mining permits spanning nearly 1,400 acres away from a prominent coal company in response to a lengthening string of alleged environmental violations.

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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show – Two Weeks to Go

Plans for the 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, scheduled in just two weeks for September 14-16, are now complete with 165 exhibitors representing 21 states as well as Canada, Germany and Poland, signed up.

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The Potential Role of Ammonia in a Clean Energy Transition

Methanol production methods and markets worldwide are reviewed. Methanol is a chemical building block in hundreds of common products but is also an energy carrier that can provide a medium for hydrogen storage.

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US Department of Labor Launches App to Provide Miners Access to Health, Safety, Miners' Rights Information

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today launched an app for use on iPhone and Android devices that will help get timely information directly to miners and members of the mining community

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Norway’s Last Coal Mine Extends Life to Feed European Industry

The last Norwegian coal mine on the Svalbard archipelago will produce coal for another two years to help bolster industrial production in Europe.

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A Reader's View

A view of one of CoalZoom's readers.

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Europe's Crisis Shows Coal's Value, South Africa Minister Says

South Africa’s energy minister dismissed the notion that renewable electricity can bring an end to years of rolling blackouts, pointing to Europe’s pivot back to the use of fossil fuels as evidence of the constraints of using green energy.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday, September 1, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending August 27, 2022.

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Appalachian Power Sues a Coal Supplier Over Missed Deliveries

Appalachian Power is suing one of its coal suppliers, claiming breach of contract and seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages.

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Rain Returns to Australia's Coal Regions

Heavy rainfall is forecast for Australia's coal-producing regions for 2-3 September, adding water to saturated ground and forcing ships from anchorages just as the industry clears the backlog from the last major rain in early July.

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Australia: Queensland Approves Carborough Downs Coal Project

The Queensland Labor government has approved the expansion of a second coal mine in a week, giving the nod for the Carborough Downs mine to more than double its output and operate until 2033.

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Hope Lost for Mexican Miners: The Families Agree to End the Rescue Efforts

In a heart-breaking conclusion to the search for the 10 men trapped in “El Pinabete” mine in northern Coahuila, the families reportedly have agreed to sign an agreement on Saturday, September 3, to stop the rescue efforts.

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West Virginia Governor Honors Bluefield State University's Engineering Program

Bluefield State University’s engineering program received a big boost Thursday night at a fundraising event at Fincastle with Gov. Jim Justice a guest speaker.

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Department of Energy Announces $5 Million for Research to Develop New Models for Bio-Preparedness

Research will advance data movement and analysis, as well as develop tools for automating workflows to aid in decision support.

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West Virginia Governor Praises BSU at Fundraiser for Engineering Program

Bluefield State University’s engineering program received a big boost Thursday night at a fundraising event at Fincastle with Gov. Jim Justice a guest speaker.

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Action Needed on Silica Dust to Curb Black Lung

A little less than two weeks ago, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was in a roundtable discussion in Charleston, surrounded by supporters of the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act.

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US Permitting in Dire Need of Reform, Says Industry

Despite being home to extensive and varied mineral resources, the US is facing grave mineral supply challenges. Its import reliance has been well documented and according to the National Mining Association (NMA), it has now reached crisis levels.

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India: Coal Production to Increase to 1.23 Billion Tonne by FY 2024-25

In a bid to ensure energy security for the country, the Centre on Wednesday said that it is in the process of increasing coal production to 1.23 Billion Tonne (BT) by FY 2024-25.

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