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CoalZoom Launches Campaign

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, CoalZoom is today launching a campaign called “Saving US Coal“.

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Iconic Coal Leader, Bobby Brown, Passes

Bobby Ray Brown, whose signature always read ‘B.R. Brown’ was President, and later Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy, then known as Consolidation Coal Company, from 1978 to 1998.

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Attorneys: Murray Energy Bankruptcy Process Will Be Complicated

There are many potential paths through the bankruptcy process, and attorneys who are following Murray Energy’s filing for Chapter 11 protection say it is too early to predict how details of the case will unfold.

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Epiroc Releases Guide for Surface Mining, Quarrying and Constrction Drilling

Epiroc has published a guide which it says offers information on surface drill rigs, geology, automation and rock drilling principles.

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Reclamation Green Forests Work, a Nonprofit, is Working With a Team of Experts to Restore Forests Throughout Appalachia

Experts say land in places like the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia is now considered “unproductive” because of coal mining activities.

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Beijing Agrees to Turn Thar Coal Into Diesel, Gas Under CPEC

Beijing has agreed in principle to include the most strategic project of turning Thar coal into diesel and gas under CPEC umbrella and to this effect, it will first provide financing for feasibility study prior to launching the project of paramount import

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Two Coal Ships Loaded at Dominion Terminal in Week Ended November 8; One More at Pier

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 89,038 st of coal on two coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week ended November 8, down from five that departed with 317,472 st a week earlier, company data showed Friday.

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Federal Judge Blocks The West Elk Coal Mine Expansion After Environmental Groups Sue

A federal judge has blocked the expansion of a large coal mine in western Colorado after several environmental groups sued.

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Editorial: McConnell's Panic May Help West Virginia, Kentucky Coal Workers

Editorial featured in West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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Mine Rescue Contests Sharpen Skills

Mine Rescue Day is on October 30. The International Mines Rescue Competition will be held in Beckley, West Virginia next September.

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India Changes Track to Focus on Coal Contracts, Instead of Buying Mines

The Indian government will now prioritize getting contracts for coking coal imports at competitive prices instead of trying to buy coal mines, as it was planning earlier.

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Wind Turbine Waste

The answer to our energy challenges is not blowing in the wind.

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Foresight Energy LP Announces Suspension of Trading and Commencement of NYSE Delisting Procedures Due to Low Stock Price

NYSE has determined that Foresight's common units were no longer suitable for listing on the NYSE based on “abnormally low” trading price levels.

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China's Jan-Oct Coal Imports Rise 10% on Year to 276 Mil MT, Near 2018 Total

China imported 276.24 million mt of coal over January-October, up 9.6% year on year and closing in on its 2018 full year import volume of 281 million mt, preliminary General Administration of Customs data released Friday showed.

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Coal Company Backed by Bankrupt Murray Is Losing Its Listing

Foresight Energy LP, the coal company backed by bankrupt Murray Energy Corp., has been told by the New York Stock Exchange that it’s facing a delisting.

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Court Halts Mine Expansion Over Methane Flaring Issue

A judge has halted an expansion of underground coal mining in the North Fork Valley over the federal government's failure to consider requiring flaring of the methane that would be produced, which would reduce greenhouse gas impacts.

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Portal 31: How A Closed Mine Opened New Prospects For One Coal Town

Portal 31 first opened in 1917. A subsidiary of U.S. Steel operated the mine and built the nearby community of Lynch, Kentucky which was at the time the world’s largest coal camp.

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Russian Sibanthracite to Boost Export Capacity to Meet Growing Asian Coal Demand

Russian Sibanthracite Group is looking to replace Australian coal as it boosts its export infrastructure to meet growing coal demand inAsia, an executive said Friday.

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Gas Market Rally Prompts Switching in Central US Generation Stack

The precipitous rise in US natural gas prices over the past two weeks is already prompting gas-to-coal switching -- a change that, if enduring, could significantly lower power burns this winter.

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Powder River Basin Coal Production Hits 20-Year Low

After a searing summer for Wyoming's coal country, new federal production data paints a troubling economic outlook for the Powder River Basin.

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UMWA President Cecil Roberts to Meet With Murray Miners to Prepare Them for Bankruptcy Fallout

Roberts said one of the first things to change will be the union’s contract with Murray and health care benefits. Roberts said Murray will hire financial advisors, like other coal companies have, to help it through bankruptcy.

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DMME and MSHA Celebrate 6th Annual Mine Rescue Day

The first Mine Rescue Day was held in Pennsylvania in 1911 to recognize those who risk their lives to save those working in underground mines.

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BHP's Australian Shareholders Vote to Stay in Coal Lobby Groups

Australian shareholders at BHP have voted against a plan that would have seen the global miner leave lobby groups that promote policies at odds with the goals of the Paris climate accord.

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US Coking Coal Faces Pressure to Cover IMO 2020 Costs

Weakness in the European steel markets amid capacity cuts or closures taking place in the fourth quarter by ArcelorMittal in Italy, Salzgitter in Germany and SSAB in Sweden are expected to further push US coking coal producers towards Asia-Pacific buyers.

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Contura Announces Executive Leadership Changes

On November 15, 2019, Kevin Stanley, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, and Scott Kreutzer, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, will leave their positions at the company.

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US Met Coal Exporters Lean to Asia as EU Flags

US coking coal exporters continue to lean more heavily toward Asian markets in an attempt to offset flagging European demand, while Turkey and Brazil also struggle to provide much uplift.

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Virginia Receives 18 Applications for Mine Reclamation Funds

Communities across Southwest Virginia are setting their sights on outdoor recreation, agriculture and broadband internet expansion as some of the ways former coal mining sites could be cleaned up and transformed for economic development opportunities.

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President Trump Nominates Dan Brouillette to be United States Secretary of Energy

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. Brouillette, current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace sitting Secretary Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Natural Resource Partners Sees Tough Coal Conditions Ahead

Natural Resource Partners expects a rough road ahead on challenging metallurgical and thermal coal market conditions and after bankruptcies from four of its lessees this year, with a fifth expected to follow soon.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 7, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 2, 2019.

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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million For New Grid Modernization Lab Call Projects

This funding aims to strengthen, transform, and improve the resilience of energy infrastructure to ensure the nation’s access to reliable and secure sources of energy now and in the future.

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American Resources Boosts Production Efficiencies as it Integrates Perry County, Kentucky Resources

American Resources Corporation said Thursday that it is executing on improving production efficiencies and integrating its newly acquired operating subsidiary Perry County Resources into its existing platform.

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Mining Illinois: Is It Time Up For Coal Mining?

The Illinois coal basin is one of the oldest and most productive in the US, but as the coal market continues to slump, and new mine closures are being announced, many are beginning to wonder, can the industry overcome this latest challenge?

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Capital Lending to Gas Industry Imperilled by Energy Transition

The gas industry has traditionally been a popular target for investment and funding given the relatively high returns from upstream projects, but the ongoing energy transition toward a lower-carbon energy sector is seeing a rapid shift in mood.

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Australia's South32 Exits Thermal Coal With South African Assets Sale

Under the deal, South32 will receive 49% of the cash flow generated by South Africa Energy Coal division, with payments capped at 1.5 billion rand per year, starting from the completion of the deal to March 2024.

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Despite Bankruptcy And Illness, Bob Murray Remains A Loud Voice For Coal

The man most closely linked to President Trump's push to make coal great again — and the head of the country's largest privately owned coal mining company — is now the latest to reckon with the industry's decline.

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U.S. Department of Labor Determines No U.S. Mining Operations Met Pattern of Violations Criteria for 5th Consecutive Year

The screening period started on September 1, 2018, and ended on August 31, 2019.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operating Results

For the quarter, the Partnership reported a net loss of $51.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA of ($5.8) million, compared to a net loss of $4.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.2 million in the third quarter of 2018.

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Ramaco's 2020 Met Coal Prices Trend Lower

Met coal producer Ramaco has locked in much of its 2020 production at lower prices than it has received in 2019 because the committed volumes are mainly from its lower-quality portfolio.

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Major Breakthrough for Coal Miner Pension Protection

It appears the sun is shining on the coal industry, with the announcement of an agreement on a bill in Congress to rescue pensions for 100-thousand coal miners, retirees and widows.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2019

Corsa reported net and comprehensive income from continuing operations of $1.0 million , or $0.01 per share attributable to shareholders, for the third quarter 2019.

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Fuel (In)Security

The nation’s reliance on just-in-time fuel sources has never been greater.

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Manchin Urges McConnell to Put Forward Pension Legislation Following Health Care Notices

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is again urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to put forward legislation to protect miners’ pensions up for a vote.

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As the Coal Industry Shrinks, Miners Deserve a Just Transition – Here’s What It Should Include

There is no single definition of a just transition, but in the coal context it generally means finding alternative ways to support struggling communities that are losing their traditional livelihoods.

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IMARC Showcasing Victoria Above and Below Ground

Over 7,000 delegates from more than 80 countries attended last week’s International Mining and Resources Conference. IMARC showcases all that Victoria has to offer the mining and resources sector – above and below the ground.

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Xinhua Silk Road: New Coal Mining Technology Highlights China Coal & Mining Expo 2019

An intelligent coal mining technology developed by Shendong Coal Group Ltd., has highlighted the 18th China Coal & Mining Expo which was held in Beijing on October 30.

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Fracking Pioneer Chesapeak Energy is Drowning in Debt

Chesapeake Energy helped pioneer America's shale natural gas revolution. Now, the company is warning that it may not survive the era of cheap gas it helped to usher in.

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Seaborne Thermal Coal Trade to Hit 1 Billion MT in 2019 as New Growth Areas Emerge

A tenuous supply and demand balance is expected in the global seaborne thermal coal market in 2020 as trade dynamics shift and new growth areas emerge, speakers at the CoalTrans Conference in Vietnam said Tuesday.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Ramaco's strong balance sheet, low liabilities, and low-cost mine profile position us well to withstand and opportunistically take advantage of current market weakness. Our strategy of prudent production growth remains intact.

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SunCoke Energy, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

"In the third quarter, cokemaking operations performed at a high level and delivered excellent results, partially driven by the success of our oven rebuild program at Indiana Harbor," said Mike Rippey, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunCoke Ener

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Bob Murray: The Last Coal Baron

Is the age of the coal baron over? Bob Murray has earned his spot on the "Mount Rushmore of Appalachian coal," historian Chuck Keeney said.

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CONSOL Energy Q3 Coal Production Hits New High

CONSOL Energy's coal production volumes hit a record of 6.5 million st for the third quarter, up from 6.4 million st in the year-ago quarter, despite a roof fall, equipment breakdowns and geological-related issues, the company said Tuesday.

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11,000 Scientists From Around the World Unite to Declare Global Climate Emergency

More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have come together to declare a climate emergency and create a six-step plan to help humanity mitigate the effects of man-made global warming.

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Colorado Legislative Update: Sales Tax Exemption Legislation Affecting Mining Industry

This exemption is of significant financial benefit to companies involved in mining in the State.

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Adieu

On Monday the United States formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the ill-conceived Paris climate agreement.

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Energy Department Announces $4 Million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $4 million for new projects to support manufacturers in improving energy efficiency, increasing productivity, and accelerating manufacturing innovation.

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Six Coal Carriers Depart From Baltimore in Week Ended November 3

Six laden coal carriers departed from Baltimore in the week ended November 3, up from three a week earlier, according to cFlow, Platts trade flow software.

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Staying in Paris Agreement Would Have Cost Families $20K

The U.S. just took a new, major step to leaving the Paris Agreement, a climate change deal between several countries.

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Eminent Mining Engineer, and Former Head of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Tom Falkie, Passes

Eminent mining engineer and former Director of the Bureau of mines, Thomas Falkie, passed away peacefully in Newtown Square on Friday, November 1, 2019.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2019

"The third quarter is typically our weakest quarter of the year; however, I am pleased to announce that the PAMC delivered record third quarter production this year," said Jimmy Brock, CEO of CONSOL Coal Resources GP LLC.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2019

"The third quarter is typically our weakest quarter of the year; however, I am pleased to announce that the PAMC delivered record third quarter production this year," said Jimmy Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc.

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Things You Should Know About Murray

I like Bob Murray. I respect him, too, even though in today’s politically correct climate, he has three strikes against him. He’s an old white male who runs a coal company and has supported Donald Trump.

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Bankrupt Giants Hand Unwanted Coal Mines to Unknown Firms

For years, the coal companies operating on the high plains here were among the best known in the world: Peabody Energy Corp., Rio Tinto, Arch Coal Inc. But as the coal industry contracts, the former giants are being replaced by a different brand of mining

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Coal Miner Sues Caterpillar, Other Mining Equipment Manufacturers Over Pneumoconiosis Diagnosis

A former West Virginia Part 90 coal miner is suing Caterpillar, two mining companies and other equipment manufacturers claiming they are liable for his pneumoconiosis diagnosis.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 4, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 1, 2019.

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Jim Justice Coal Company Wants Another Day in Court to Argue Against $35 Million Penalty

Lawyers for a company owned by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and his family are trying to fight a $35 million ruling in federal court.

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Report Looks at Redeveloping Coal Sites

A newly released report suggests that former coal sites could play a critical role in future economic development across Central Appalachia, including in Southwest Virginia.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Financial Results Comparing With Arch Coal Inc.

We are comparing CONSOL Coal Resources LP and Arch Coal Inc. on their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

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Ex-Coal Boss Blankenship Files for White House Run

Don Blankenship, who spent a year in a federal prison over safety violations after 29 workers died in an explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s West Virginia mine in 2010, has filed paperwork to seek the U.S. presidency in 2020 as a third-party candidate.

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Warrior Met Coal Alabama Firm Doing Well But The Media Does Not Talk About That

Warrior Met Coal of Alabama is a firm that’s doing well. So well, the media doesn’t report about it in the latest coal news.

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CSIRO 3D Laser Scanner Invention Set to Revolutionize Mining, Industry Says

Called the ExScan, the device is set to revolutionize the industry, allowing miners to leave the coal face and manage longwall operations remotely from a control centre above ground.

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Cutting-Edge Research Gives Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology a Competitive Advantage

The mining sector has been a pioneer in the use of digital, autonomous and remotely controlled systems. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is the leading global provider of mining and excavation equipment and services.

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Communities Mark Murray's

As Robert E. Murray and Murray Energy begin to navigate the bankruptcy process, leaders of communities and organizations that have benefited from his philanthropy over the years are reflecting on his contributions.

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Flexco Growing its US Footrpint

Flexco is planning an expanded presence at its second location in Walker, Michigan, that will permit greater flexibility for the support of a larger range of products as well as increased staff support.

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Marc Morano Slams Climate Myths at Pennyslvania State House

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that he wants his state to join a nine state cap and trade plan called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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West Virginia Senator Fights for Bill to Save Miner Pensions

Pensions for 82,000 U.S. miners are at stake as another domino falls in the coal industry.

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DEP Announces $25 Million Available for Mine Reclamation Projects Involving Economic Development

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are accepting applications for funding for environmental cleanup projects "focused on economic development or community revitalization project proposals" on abandoned mine lands.

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NETL's Coal-Derived Additive Enables Stronger and More Durable Cement at Reduced Cost

In an effort that could ultimately help create new jobs and markets for coal, NETL researchers have developed a low cost, coal-derived cement additive that could lead to the construction of stronger and more durable roads and buildings.

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First UK Deep Coal Mine in Decades to go Ahead

Plans for the UK's first deep coal mine in decades will go ahead after the government decided not to intervene.

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Fracking Halted in England in Major Government U-Turn

Ministers also warned shale gas companies it would not support future fracking projects, in a crushing blow to companies that had been hoping to capitalize on one of the new frontiers of growth in the fossil fuel industry.

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Powder River Basin Q3 Coal Production Totals 80 Million Short Tons, Up 12% on Quarter

Coal production in the Powder River Basin totaled about 80 million st in the third quarter, up 12% from the previous quarter and down 4.7% from the year-ago quarter, Mine Health and Safety Administration data showed Friday.

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Trio of Dems Ask Trump's Coal-Linked UN Ambassador to Recuse From Paris Climate Dealings

A letter to Kelly Craft questions if she has too many conflicts of interest to be involved given her financial and personal ties to the industry.

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Spain Offers to Host COP25 Climate Talks in Madrid After Chile Bows Out

"Spain believe that multilateral climate action is a priority for both the UN and the EU, and one which demands the highest commitment from all of us," Spain's statement said, according to The Guardian.

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Iron Ore Prices to be Quite a Bit Lower Next Year; Steel to Moderate

Prices for iron ore should be "quite a bit lower next year" while met coal could rise and steel pricing will moderate but not collapse, Tracy Liao, research analyst.

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Despite Country's Largest Privately Held Coal Company Filing for Bankruptcy, Utah Coal Holding On

The largest private coal company in the country, Murray Energy Corporation, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, leaving workers at its 15 active mines across the country — including one in Utah — wondering how the move will affect their livelihoods.

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England: Cumbria Confirms Coal Mine Plans Despite Net Zero Target

In North West England, Cumbria County Council has ratified a controversial decision to approve a metallurgical coal mine despite opposition from local climate campaigners and an intervention from TV naturalist David Attenborough.

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Murray Energy Exhausted Alternatives, Joined Coal Peers in Bankruptcy Filing

Despite its efforts to avoid what its founder once called the "bankruptcy sewer," Murray Energy Corp.'s parent Murray Energy Holdings Co. followed the path blazed by many of its peers with an Oct. 29 petition for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

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Former Coal Executive Don Blankenship Files for Third-Party Presidential Bid

Blankenship, who also unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in West Virginia last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission announcing he would be a presidential candidate for the Constitution Party.

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Murray Energy Asks Court to Reject Export Contract With Convent Marine Terminal

Murray Energy has asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to reject a contract with a marine terminal in Louisiana that facilitates exporting the company's coal abroad.

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Eriez® Announces Major Expansion of Its Wager Road Plant in Erie, Pennsylvania

The company says the expansion will support strategic growth initiatives for repair, testing and global research and development activities.

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Australian Prime Minister Slams Environmental Groups Targeting Businesses With Selfish Secondary Boycotts

The Prime Minister has railed against "progressives", accusing them of denying people's liberties in a speech that slammed environmentalists for targeting businesses that invest in non-renewable industries.

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Poland Pushing Back Against EU Goal to End Coal-Fired Generation

Poland’s stance is in contrast to other EU-member nations, such as Germany, Spain, and the UK, all of which have plans in place to eliminate coal-fired power generation in the next few years.

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Paringa Resources Optimistic About Illinois Basin Coal Operations Following Recent Consolidation

Paringa Resources remains optimistic about its Illinois Basin operations given recent consolidation, the coal producer's third-quarter earnings report said Thursday.

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Court Sides With Ramaco in Efforts to Open Coal Mine

A Wyoming coal company moved one step closer to realizing its goal: opening up the first state-permitted coal mine in nearly half a century.

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Four Inducted Into the National Mining Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees were selected by the National Mining Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors for being determined, forward-thinking innovators, doers and leaders who have propelled the industry toward vastly improved safety and social responsibility.

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EPA Set to Roll Back Rules to Control Toxic Ash From Coal Plants

The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation meant to limit the leaching of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury into water supplies from the ash of coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the pla

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Sandvik Launches DS512i Rock Bolter

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology launches its new bolter for 5m x 5m size headings combining a safe, ergonomic working environment with high levels of performance.

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China's Recycling Body Backs Scrap Route to Steelmaking Citing Green Benefits

The Chinese industry body for scrap metal recycling on Wednesday gave its endorsement to the scrap route to steelmaking, saying how its use over the longer-term was indispensable in light of the country's increasing emphasis on environmental protection.

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