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Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

The EPA has been at the center of the Trump administration’s agenda to reduce the regulations on industry, and Wheeler has been instrumental in seeing through rollbacks of major environmental policies.

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UMWA Leader Reflects on Strides in Mine Safety as 50th Anniversary of Farmington, West Virginia Disaster Nears

“Those men that lost their lives in the #9 mine sacrificed and gave everything so coal miners today could have a safe place to work,” said Mike Caputo, vice president of the United Mine Workers of America International District 31.

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California Fires Not Climate

Rapid population growth, extensive development, poor water management, and most critically, irresponsible forest management are principally to blame.

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Global Coal Demand Increased In 2017

Even with the Paris climate accords signed in late-2015, global coal demand in 2017 rose for the first time in two years, as reported by the Paris-based International Energy Agency during its annual World Energy Outlook release week.

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Australia: Coal - The New Comeback Kid

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan welcomed the International Energy Agency report and its positive outlook for the nation’s coal sector.

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Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Research that Advances the Coal Plants of the Future

This effort—the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative—will develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure, stable, and reliable power.

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North Dakota: Project Tundra Gets Go-Ahead With $15 Million From the Lignite Energy Council

At Thursday’s council meeting, Minnkota Power Cooperative was approved for $15 million to fund a new gas capture system.

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Advanced Emissions Solutions to Acquire ADA Carbon Solutions; Provides Refined Coal Business Update and Reaffirms Capital Allocation Plan

Total consideration for this acquisition is $75 million, representing approximately 4.2x Adjusted pro-forma EBITDA.

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Coal Prices Drops One-Third as China Shuts Door on Australian Imports Until 2019

China has shut the door on coal imports until at least next year, creating uncertainty in the Australian market, according to one industry analyst.

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New Report Calls for International Commitment on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage

The report notes that with fossil fuels continuing to account for almost three-quarters of global energy for decades to come, there is an urgent need to ramp up international efforts on all low emissions technologies, including CCUS.

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Montana Mines More Coal, Despite Tough Economy

Coal production through the end of September was at 27.6 million tons, a 7 percent increase from the same period in 2017, said Bud Clinch, Montana Coal Council executive director.

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Southwest Virginia Company Expanding

A long standing Tazewell County, Virginia business is expanding and diversifying its product line.

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Report Cites Economic Development Opportunities at Abandoned Coal Sites in Appalachia

The report by Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition identifies 20 projects in the region that, if funded, could bring new life to those communities.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday November 15, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 10, 2018.

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Contura Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

Net Income from continuing operations of $14 million for the third quarter 2018 compared with $10 million in the same period last year.

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Washington's Millenium Bulk Terminals Lays Off 15 Percent of Employees

The cuts come about two weeks after Millennium announced that CEO Bill Chapman retired.

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At U.N. Climate Talks, Trump Team Plans Sideshow on Coal

As with the 2017 gathering in Bonn, Germany, the administration plans to highlight the benefits of technologies that more efficiently burn fuels including coal, the sources said.

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Report Cites Economic Development Opportunities at Abandoned Coal Sites in Appalachia

A new report shows that with a little innovative thinking, there can be life after coal by re-purposing abandoned coal mine sites.

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Russian Coal Mining Company SUEK Kuzbass New Mine Construction Officially Launched

The planned launch date for the first longwall is 2020.

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DOE to Fund Coal FIRST Initiative, Critics Say It's Political Not Practical

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy intends to fund competitive research and development of next-generation coal facilities in Fiscal Year 2019, as part of the federal government's ongoing efforts to support the struggling coal industr

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VCEA Presents Eleven ‘Excellence in Mining’ Awards

Eleven awards of excellence were presented to Southwest Virginia coal companies during the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance’s 47th annual Fall Meeting and “Excellence In Mining Awards,” Monday at the Russell County Government Center in Lebanon, Virginia.

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Komatsu Named One of the Safest Companies in America

As one of 13 honorees nationwide, Komatsu was chosen for its dedication to the safety and health of its employees and customers.

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Cat® Autonomous Mining Trucks Haul One Billion Tonnes

Caterpillar deployed the first six commercial autonomous trucks in 2013, and the fleet has now grown to more than 150 with six different mining companies operating Command for hauling in iron ore, copper and oil sands.

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Coal Company Cloud Peak Considers Selling Amid Economic Challenges

Cloud Peak Energy, one of the biggest miners of Montana coal, will consider selling the company among other options as it deals with continuing economic challenges.

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Never Forget the Sacrifice 50 Years Ago at Farmington's No. 9 in West Virginia

Most folks in and around Fairmont, West Virginia still remember the horrific day, 50 years ago on Nov. 20, 1968 when the mammoth No. 9 mine in Farmington exploded, killing 78, 19 of whom are still entombed in the mine to this day.

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The Chorus of Alarm Grows Louder

Fuel Security, like ball security for you football fans, is something you don’t think much about until you don’t have it. Unfortunately, the fuel security of the grid is no longer a sure thing.

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Expert Says West Virginia Sees Its Strongest Growth in Ten Years

West Virginia’s economic rebound is on its way, says one economic expert.

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HELP - Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary "Giving Hearts" Program

The "Giving Hearts" program provides toys, new clothes and food to the less fortunate in schools, housing projects, churches and deployed military families.

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Montana Expected to Allow Coal Mine Expansion, Despite Company's Bankruptcy

Montana is poised to grant Westmoreland Coal Co. an expansion at Rosebud Mine, despite the company’s recent bankruptcy filing.

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Heroic Broo-Wenches Who Scandalized Victorian Britain

Fascinating images have revealed the heroic actions of Britain's 'broo-wenches' who scandalized Victorian society by working in trousers and even naked while mining underground.

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India to Overtake Australia, U.S. as World's Second-Largest Coal Producer

India is estimated to produce 955 Megatonne of coal equivalent in 2040 as compared to 395 Mtce produced in 2017, growing at an annual rate of 3.9 percent, according to the much-cited report published by the Paris-based agency.

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Utility Shareholders Fight to Keep U.S. Coal Fleet From Disappearing

Activist shareholders put forward a proposal that asks Duke Energy to actually lay out the costs and benefits, if any, to shareholders from global warming pledges that involve closing coal-fired power plants.

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Caterpillar Steps Up Game to Keep Leadership in North America

When Komatsu acquired Joy Global in 2016, the Japanese firm expanded its portfolio from surface to underground mining equipment, becoming the strongest competitor in the North American market for Caterpillar.

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MSHA Fatality Alert Posted - No. 1 Surface Mine

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, a 33-year-old auger helper with 3 days of total surface mining experience received fatal injuries during auger mining activities.

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Second Generation of the Epiroc Zero-Emission Fleet Presented at Power Change Days

With over 60,000 operating hours, Epiroc is now expanding its proven battery offering and zero-emission fleet with the second generation in underground loaders, trucks and drill rigs and a new battery service offering.

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IEA's World Energy Outlook Holds Good News for Australian Coal Miners

The International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook update holds good news for Australian coal producers, estimating that demand for coal in the Asia Pacific will increase by 492-million tonnes of coal equivalent by 2040.

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Regulators OK Coal Mine Expansion Bond Despite Bankruptcy

State environmental regulators have given the OK to expanding a coal mine in southeastern Montana and set a $13.7 million cleanup bond.

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France: Coal Delivery Constraints Could Limit Output at Plants

French power grid operator RTE said on Tuesday that coal supply constraints could reduce power production at two EDF Cordemais plants in western France.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 13, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 9, 2018.

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Cloud Peak Energy Announces Strategic Alternatives Review

Colin Marshall, President and CEO of Cloud Peak Energy, commented, “We will continue to adjust our business to the structural changes in the U.S. coal industry and to position our company for future growth opportunities.”

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Cloud Peak Energy Announces Its Election to Terminate Its Undrawn Credit Agreement

The termination of the Credit Agreement is effective as of November 15, 2018.

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Colonial Coal Announces Results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment for Its Flatbed Property

Colonial Coal is a publicly traded coal corporation in British Columbia, Canada that focuses primarily on coking coal projects.

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Pakistan Coal Power Projects Near Completion

The first-phase of Pakistan coal-power projects are near completion that is to benefit two million local people, officials said.

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World Coal Association Responds to International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2018

The International Energy Agency has published its annual World Energy Outlook 2018. The report looks at global energy trends and what possible impact they will have on supply and demand, carbon emissions and energy access.

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New Canadian Coking Coal Mine on the Cards

Publically traded Colonial Coal has announced the outcomes of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for a new coking coal mine, near Tumbler Ridge, in north-eastern British Columbia, Canada.

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U.S. Coal Carloads Total 88,399; Canadian Carloads Reach Year High

Carloads rose 1.6% from the year-ago week and 0.5% from the last full week of October. In addition, carloads dropped 11.5% from the five-year average of 99,890 originations.

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First Aid and Mine Rescue Teams to Carbonado, Washington

On August 9, 1924 six coal-mining towns sent 25 first aid and mine rescue teams to Carbonado for what was deemed Washington’s most successful demonstration ever staged up to that time.

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India: Minister of Coal Asks Coal India to Improve Performance

The directive was conveyed through a letter from the ministry to the top executives.

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New Identity for Cat® Products Reflects the Brand's Premium Quality

Cat® machines, engines, generator sets and work tools will soon have a new look. Caterpillar is replacing the current “Power Edge” trade dress with a fresh new graphic design called “Cat Modern Hex.”

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NIOSH Recognizes Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award Winners

In mining, technology is an evolving and continuously improving process of applying new and better technologies and systems to solve problems. In many cases, technology has significantly enhanced mining.

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The Uncertain Future of U.S. Coal Communities

Coal workers and communities in the United States overwhelmingly supported the rise of Donald Trump because he promised to bring back coal jobs, while Clinton had pledged new jobs and new economic investments in coal communities using clean energy.

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Is California Going the Way of Germany When it Comes to Energy?

Keen to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transform its energy sector, German leaders adopted a vast program called Energiewende eight years ago and the country prides itself on setting the pace for change in the European Union.

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Lignite Energy Council: Maintaining a Viable Lignite Coal Industry

More electricity in North Dakota is generated with coal than with any other fuel. In fact, the state continues to be one of the country’s top coal-producing states, mining approximately 30 million tons every year since 1988.

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Caterpillar Produces 40,000th Large Dozer

The legacy of the Cat® large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day.

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The Coal Truth Part 3: Climate

You’ve heard the myths...now hear The Coal Truth.

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University of Utah Could Transform Coal Into Carbon Fiber

Engineers from the University of Utah are launching a US$1.6 million project to research how to turn coal-derived pitch into carbon-fiber composite material.

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England: Memories of Hem Heath Colliery - a Pit That Could Hold its Head High After Decades of Coal Production

Hem Heath Colliery was a young pit compared to many in North Staffordshire but is nevertheless from the pre-Nationalization period.

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Caterpillar® Announces Two New Ultra-Class Trucks

With the introduction of the new Cat 798 AC and the 796 AC, Caterpillar expands its mining truck line to give customers the flexibility to choose what meets their needs and preferences.

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South African Public Utility Company Eskom Warns of Power Cuts Due to Low Coal Stockpiles

South Africa’s cash-strapped power utility Eskom said on Monday the risk of nation-wide electricity outages had increased significantly due to a sharp fall in coal stockpiles at five of its power stations.

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Steel Industry Growth Hikes India's Coal Imports by 8% to 134 mt in April-October

India's coal imports rose by 7.9 percent to 134.46 million tonnes in the first seven months of the current fiscal, according to mjunction services.

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The Coal Truth Part 2: Competitiveness

You’ve heard the myths...now hear The Coal Truth.

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Trump Promised to Put Coal Miners Back to Work. Kentucky has Fewer Coal Jobs Now.

Coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump was sworn in, according to the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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MKM Partners Upgrades Warrior Met Coal to “Buy”

The brokerage currently has a $37.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $31.00. MKM Partners’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 46.53% from the stock’s previous close.

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Looming Shutdown Of The Navajo Generating Station Means New Jobs Far From Home

Unless a new owner for the generating station can be found, the Navajo Generation Station is scheduled to shut down at the end of next year. And many of its employees aren't waiting for a new owner.

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Department of Energy to Provide $100 Million for Particle Physics Research

The grants, to be awarded competitively on the basis of peer review, are aimed at sustaining longstanding U.S. leadership in the vital field of particle physics.

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Westmoreland Paid Millions in Executive Bonuses in Year Before Bankruptcy

Westmoreland Coal Co. paid eight of its current and former executives more than $10.2 million in salary, bonuses and severance in the 12 months before the coal-mining company filed for bankruptcy protection in October.

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The Coal Truth

There is a great new resource for coal supporters: The Coal Truth. They tackle some of the most contentious issues surrounding coal, from the claim that coal can't compete with natural gas and renewables to concerns over coal's climate impacts.

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Pro-Coal West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Could Become Ranking Democrat on Energy Committe

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin could become the ranking Democrat on the Energy Committee, a move that would likely ruffle feathers among his party’s environmentalist base.

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The Coal Truth Part 1: Emissions

Many believe that coal is an outdated, dangerous fuel of the past. We disagree.

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Contura Announces Completion of Business Combination With Alpha Natural Resources

As previously announced, the combined company will continue to operate as Contura Energy and be led by Contura CEO Kevin Crutchfield and Contura's existing management team.

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Clearing Up the Facts Behind Trump’s ‘Clean Coal’ Catchphrase

In his rallies, President Donald Trump repeatedly talks about “clean coal,” using the phrase more than a dozen times over the past three months. He also has said in other appearances that clean coal can be exported or “loaded up” on railway cars.

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German Coal Phase-Out Will Not Happen Before 2030

"The trouble is pricing. Coal is a lot cheaper than gas for both industry and for power generation," said Barbara Minderjahn, CEO of VIK-the German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers.

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Contura, Alpha Shareholders Approve Merger to Create Largest U.S. Met Coal Producer

The combined entities will be known as Contura Energy, and shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CTRA, said Contura spokesman Alex Rotonen. Shares are expected to start trading Friday, he added.

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U.S. Poised to Become Coke Short in 2019

Rising U.S. metallurgical coke consumption and tightened production capacity could lead to the country developing a structural shortage of met coke next year.

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There's a Mystery Tunnel Running Under a Virginia City. Archaeologists are Sifting Through Clues.

Archaeologists from Dovetail Cultural Resources Group are sifting through coarse yellow sand and fine black coal dust hauled up from the tunnel’s floor this week as they hunt for clues.

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West Virginia's Hatfield-McCoy Begins Remapping: Officials Start Planning ATV Route to Replace One Displaced by Mining Operation

Businesspeople operating ATV lodgings and other related enterprises were surprised Oct. 22 when they learned that part of the Pocahontas Trail, Mercer County’s branch of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System was closing Dec. 3 because a coal mine was expanding.

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Taiwan to Promote Coal-Fired Power Generation in Medium, Long Term

Coal-fired power generation in Taiwan will remain key to the county's economic plans, promoting the use of ultra-supercritical technology to reduce emissions, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Thursday.

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New Coal Mine Creates 300 Jobs Amid High Unemployment Rate in South Africa

The Canyon Coal opened its Khanye Colliery with a blast, following a detonation procedure led by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, in Bronkhorstspruit last week.

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Consolidation Key to Lift Investment in U.S. Coking Coal

Consolidation is critical to reviving investment in the U.S. coking coal sector, Knighthood Capital senior analyst Adam Zirkin said. And he urged U.S. producers to better leverage the limited availability of their high-volatile coals.

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GE Signs $60 Million Deal to Supply Equipment for the 330MW Pakistan's Thar Energy Limited Power Plant

The collaboration further demonstrates GE’s advanced technologies and reinforces its leadership as a trusted partner throughout the lifecycle of a power plant.

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Mine Where Rescue Occurred at End of its Coal Lifecycle

Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania is the underground mine that in July 2002 was the site of a rescue of nine workers after 77 hours underground.

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No Green Wave in Midterms

Three out of four Green ballot initiatives went down to defeat, while the fourth, in Nevada, requires a second ballot to advance.

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Pacific American Coal Will Explain Canadian Coking Coal Strategy at Sydney CEO Session

Pacific American Coal Ltd chief executive officer will outline the company’s coking coal strategy centered on British Columbia in Canada during the Proactive CEO Session in Sydney this month.

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Mining, Metals Industry Anticipated to See Spike in M&A Activity in 2019

Global mining and metals deal appetite remained subdued in the third quarter amid ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, advisory firm EY notes in its latest ‘Mergers, Acquisitions and Capital Raising’ report.

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Spain to Close Almost All Coal Mines and Leave More Than 1,000 Out of Work in Latest Step Towards Green Energy

The money will be invested in the 10 affected mining communities over the next decade to help them recover from the shut down.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday November 8, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 3, 2018.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2018

Corsa reported net and comprehensive loss from continuing operations of $1.5 million, or $0.02 per share, for the third quarter 2018.

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American Resources Corporation Announces Closing of Synergy Coal Acquisition

The acquisition includes all coal mining permits (including the associated reclamation bonds), governmental approvals, a coal processing facility, a rail loadout, over one thousand acres of mineral and surface ownership, and all other assets.

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Mine Repair Business Alleges Mining Operators Breached Contract

A mine maintenance business is suing mining operators, alleging breach of contract.

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Australia Met Coal Exports May Hit 176 Million MT in 2018, Miss High

Australia, the largest seaborne coking coal exporter, is expected to see total metallurgical coal export volumes reach 176 million mt in 2018, well below a recent high in 2016, Wood Mackenzie said Wednesday.

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Indian Coal Production Shows Signs of Revival, but Unlikely to Keep Pace With Demand

Production growth green shoots are emerging among Indian State-run coal mining companies, but it is unlikely that demand from thermal power plants will be met.

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Pilot-Scale Plant to Extract Rare Earth Elements in Heart of Coal Country

Americans use rare earth elements every day. They are crucial to society. Rick Honaker, professor of mining engineering at the University of Kentucky, knows all about these fascinating elements and the modern electronics they make possible.

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Contrasting Westmoreland Resource Partners & Alliance Holdings GP

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

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U.S. House Flips Put Scrutiny on Trump Agenda

Democrats rode a surge in turnout yesterday to win control of the US House of Representatives and offer a new check on President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle regulations in favor of higher production of oil, gas and coal.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Ramaco Resources, Inc. has reported net income of $6.2 million, or $0.15 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2018, compared with a net income of $10.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2018.

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West Virginia University Mountaineers Win Second Consecutive Mine Safety Competition

For the second year in a row, West Virginia University took home top honors in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration–Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Fall 2018 Competition.

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Mechel Reports Launch of New Longwall at Southern Kuzbass, Russia

The new longwall’s industrial coal reserves are estimated at 3.6 million tonnes. The longwall is 200 meters long, the extraction panel is approximately 1,660 meters.

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Foresight Energy LP Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

Foresight generated coal sales revenues of nearly $292 million on sales volumes of 6.1 million tons.

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A Timely Reminder from Chairman Chatterjee

Despite the well-founded sense that the Clean Power Plan is long gone, it remains a specter lurking just over the nation’s shoulder.

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Bauma 2019 - Bigger Than Ever!

With more than five months to go before bauma 2019, held April 8-14 in Munich, Germany, exhibitors will begin to move into their show space this month as they prepare for a record-setting show.

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Caterpillar to Complete Ultra-Class Electric Drive Haul Truck Line

This development shows how the company is continuing to invest in both electric and mechanical drive options on even the largest of its haul trucks – a key differentiator for the company in the OEM space.

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Virginia Energy Bowl

This event was hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, which is an extension of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, the Virginia Oil and Gas Association and the American Petroleum Institute.

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American Resources Corporation Announces Expansion Plan of Carnegie High Vol Met Coal Mine

The Carnegie mine, an underground mine within the Alma coal seam, produces high-volatile A/B metallurgical coal that is used to make steel in both the domestic and export markets.

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

Total revenues for the quarter were $72.6 million, with coal sales generating $71.9 million of the total, compared to total revenues of $56.7 million and coal revenues of $56.3 million in the third quarter of 2017.

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Federal Agency Favors Coal Producer in Land Battle

Coal giant Peabody Energy won a round Friday in the battle over who gets to develop fossil fuels beneath a contested patch of Wyoming prairie: the coal firm or an oil and gas company.

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Trump, UMWA Are Not to Blame for Mine Closure

Editorial featured in West Virginia's Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

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Coal Exports From Australia's Gladstone Port Hit 22-Month High in October

Coal shipments from the Port of Gladstone in Australia rose to a 22-month high in October on a strong lift in exports bound for India and South Korea, data released by the Gladstone Ports Corporation on Tuesday showed.

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Epiroc Keeps Up Momentum With Another Acquisition

Epiroc continues with its string of acquisitions with the takeover of Innovative Mining Products in Johannesburg in South Africa in an undisclosed amount.

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Australia's North Queensland Coal Exports Rise in October, Shaping Up to be Record Year

The North Queensland region in Australia registered a small increase in exports during October which sees it on track for a record year in 2018, data from the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation showed Wednesday.

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BNSF Railway Q3 Coal Revenues Rise, Volumes Fall on Year

BNSF Railway reported a decrease in coal volumes in the third quarter of 2018, primarily due to plant retirements, though those declines were partially offset by market share gains and improved export volumes.

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U.S. Thermal Coal Exports Jump to Five-Year High in September

U.S. coal exports fell to a six-month low 8.6 million mt in September, down 5.7% from 9.12 million mt in August, but were capped off by thermal exports, which were at the highest level since March 2013, U.S. Census Bureau data showed Monday.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts that the electricity generation share from coal will average 28% in 2018 and 26% in 2019, down from 30% in 2017.

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Did Joe Manchin Support Obama and Clinton Efforts to Kill Coal Jobs?

In October, a tweet posted by Patrick Morrisey and shared by Donald Trump Jr. said that Manchin "supported Obama and Clinton's campaigns to kill coal jobs."

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces a Partial Structural Failure at One of the Storage Silos at the Company’s Elk Creek Coal Complex

The damaged storage silo holds approximately two thousand raw tons of coal. The other two contiguous silos together hold approximately an additional one thousand five hundred raw tons of coal.

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Brazil Mulls Low-Vol Options After Pinnacle Closure

Brazilian steelmakers are progressing with talks for 2019 low-volatile coking coal supply, with the loss of the US' Pinnacle mine supply opening up new avenues for discussion and the potential for some seaborne material to be redirected.

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In West Virginia Senate Race, Coal Mining Takes Center Stage

Manchin, a West Virginia local and a Democrat, is vying to secure his position against Republican candidate, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the Senate race.

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Historic Coal Shovel Finds a New Home

Big Brutus now has a new neighbor: the historic Markley Shovel.

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South Africa: Canyon Coal Celebrates Opening of New Mine With Mantashe

On Friday, November 2, 2018, South African coal company Canyon Coal successfully opened its Khanye colliery with a blast following a detonation procedure led by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe in Bronkhorstspruit.

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Coal India's Small Consumers Can Also Choose Preferred Mines

Small and medium consumers of Coal India now have the option of choosing their preferred coal mines. They can also carry coal either on trucks to destinations or through a combination of rail and road and save on logistics.

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Peabody's Coppabella Turns 20

US heavyweight Peabody Energy has marked 20 years of operation at its Coppabella coal mine, in Queensland, Australia.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 5, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 2, 2018.

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HELP - Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary

Their program provides toys, new clothes and food to the less fortunate in schools, housing projects, churches and deployed military families.

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Soccer Tournament Set This Week at

The inaugural Friends of Coal Cup will be held next Saturday and Sunday at the Shawnee Sports Complex in Institute.

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Canada: Federal Panel Privately Urges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Government to do More for Coal Workers

A federal task force has advised the Trudeau government in a confidential report to increase support for workers and communities affected by a national coal power phase-out.

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Up to 14,000 Scottish Homes Still Use Coal as Main Heating Source, Report Finds

The figures, provided by industry body Scottish Renewables, indicate homes using coal must switch to cleaner alternatives if Scotland is to hit its climate change targets.

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Indiana Coal-to-Diesel Project Won't Harm Air Quality

A state analysis has concluded a proposed $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant in southern Indiana will not significantly affect air quality or residents' health.

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Two Counties Account for 24 Percent of Coal Mined in Southern West Virginia

Combined, Raleigh and Wyoming counties produced over 11.1 million short tons of coal, or approximately 24 percent of the total haul for the southern portion of the state.

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Emerging Conveyor Manufacturer Delivers Breakthrough

The Redline underground conveyor system all but completely eliminates manual handling of conveyor structure – namely lifting, carrying, twisting, bending and shoving – from conveyor construction, retraction and maintenance.

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Teamsters Pension Fund Cuts Would Hit UPS, Giant Eagle Retirees

Facing insolvency in 2029, a struggling 50-year-old pension fund has proposed cutting benefits by 30 percent to more than 21,000 people in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region who are receiving benefits.

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Navajo Considers Buying Coal-Fired Power Plant on its Land

As states shy away from coal-fired power, a northern Arizona tribe is exploring the purchase of a coal plant on its land.

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West Virginia Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Black Lung Benefits

A West Virginia Supreme Court decision issued Friday afternoon could limit a coal miner’s ability to file workers’ compensation claims.

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World Coal Association: The Demand for Coal is Stronger Than Ever

Earlier this year, one of the world’s leading mining companies announced that it was to end its association with an international coal lobby group, citing ‘material differences’ and a ‘narrow range of activities of benefit’.

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Department of Energy Announces Two Landmark Technology Transfer Initiatives

These reforms reduce administrative access barriers to collaboration with DOE facilities and streamline approval of technology transfer agreements so DOE Labs can better move at the speed of business.

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Friends of Coal Soccer Tournament Expected to Bring 6,000 People to West Virginia's Shawnee Sports Complex

The tournament, sponsored by the West Virginia Coal Association, in cooperation with the West Virginia Soccer Association and Dick’s Sporting Goods, will feature competition in nine girls and 12 boys divisions, made up of players ranging in age from 8 to

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Coal Country's Quietly Clawing its Way Out of the Doldrums. How Long Will It Last?

Amid the media hubbub of President Donald Trump’s first year, the U.S. coal industry’s economic prospects quietly improved, according to new data.

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Poland Sets Observation Point at Iran's Mining Machinery Market

Several Polish brands until 2018 have already been present in the Iranian market, operating in selected coal mines.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Announces Shakeup at Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced a shakeup Friday at the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training that included the appointment of a former Massey Energy Co. official and elicited outrage from the United Mine Workers union.

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Coal's Comeback

Coal is making a comeback in southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. In fact, hundreds of miners will soon be returning to work in Mercer, McDowell and Tazewell counties.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. closed the most recent trading day at $19.33, moving +0.21% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.63%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.43%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.04

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Trapper Mine Good Neighbor to Moffat County, Colorado

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in August awarded Trapper Mine the Good Neighbor Award, which is given to mines for outstanding commitment and innovative in mining and reclamation practices.

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Colorado's Colowyo Mine Looks Toward Expansion, Reclamation

Give and take is the name of the game at Colorado's Colowyo Mine. The mine is getting ready to start work at a new pit while restoring previously used lands.

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Criminal Investigation Into Mining Company Drummond

On Tuesday, October 30, Colombian authorities confirmed that they have started a criminal investigation into mining company Drummond over alleged financing of paramilitary forces.

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CONSOL Energy Sees Record-High Q3 Coal Production

CONSOL Energy reported record third-quarter volumes for its coal production, despite three scheduled longwall moves, maintenance and annual miners' vacation period in July, the company said Thursday.

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Alabama State Port Authority Hosts Tour of McDuffie Coal Terminal

“Approximately 80% of Alabama’s coal production is comprised of high-quality metallurgical coal, an essential ingredient in the global production of steel,” Patrick Cagle, president of the Alabama Coal Association, explained.

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Rick Perry Loves His Job. That Could Change.

President Trump's fixation on reviving the coal industry could spell trouble for his energy chief if control of the House changes hands.

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Coal Exit Threatens German Industrial Future

Closing German coal-fired plants carries a significant risk of power price spikes and therefore threatens the country’s industrial future, a government appointed commission tasked with mapping out a coal exit said on Thursday.

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AEP Seeks Bids for Coal

American Electric Power is currently seeking bids for the supply of coal to one or more of its power generating stations.

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Next Generation FluidScan Portable Oil Analyzer from Spectro Scientific

Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, has released a new generation of its field-proven FluidScan® mid-infrared spectrometer handheld oil analyzer.

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Securities and Exchange Commission Acts to Modernize Resource Disclosure Standards for Mining

Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO: “The SEC’s action is an important step forward in modernizing the government’s treatment of the U.S. mining industry."

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A Return to Reason…and the Law

Comments were due this week on EPA’s ACE rule – a welcome return to reason on the heels of its predecessor rule: the Obama administration’s “signature” anti-coal rule, the costly power plan.

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States Say EPA CO2 Rule is Legally Flawed

A group of 18 state attorneys general urged EPA to withdraw its proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, saying it would not lead to any "meaningful" reductions of CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Komatsu Could Get $25 Million in City Cash, But Only if Harbor District Campus Has 1,300 Jobs

The proposed city financing for the $285 million Komatsu development would come from its property taxes, according to the new city proposal — which would need Common Council approval.

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UMWA Inaugurates New Officers in Morgantown, West Virginia

With excitement and a spirit of optimism and solidarity, the United Mine Workers of America swore in its new officers at West Virginia's Morgantown Event Center Thursday morning.

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EIA's Annual Coal Report

The Annual Coal Report provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday November 1, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending October 27, 2018.

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Advanced Coal Technologies Improve Emissions and Efficiency

New coal-fired generating plants are not showing up in the U.S. Elderly plants are retiring in large numbers. But other parts of the world continue to develop coal generation. Advances in combustion and emissions cleanup are part of the reason.

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New Research Finds Developing Countries' Coal Miners Face Substantial Risk Inequality

Researchers from Cardiff University have found that a lack of resources in the mines they visited in India, for example, “impacted strongly” on the “substantial inequality in their risk profiles”.

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New 20-Year Bowen Basin Coking Coal Mine Approved

In Australia, the Queensland government has approved the mining lease for the Ironbark No 1 mine, being developed by privately held Fitzroy Australia Resources.

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Stanmore Coal's July-September Output Rises

Australian mining firm Stanmore Coal reported a 7pc rise in saleable coking and thermal coal production to 337,000t in the July-September quarter from 314,000t in the same period a year earlier and up from the same volume for April-June.

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Australia's New South Wales Thermal Coal Exports Face Permanent Decline

Australia is the world's second-largest exporter of thermal coal after Indonesia, with more than two-thirds of its thermal coal exported from the state of New South Wales.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2018

The marketing team sold 6.2 million tons of coal during the third quarter of 2018 at an average revenue per ton of $47.21, compared to 6.3 million tons at an average revenue per ton of $44.16 in the year-ago period.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2018

The marketing team sold 1.6 million tons of coal during the third quarter of 2018 at an average revenue per ton of $47.21 compared to 1.6 million tons at an average revenue per ton of $44.16 in the year-ago period.

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Trump Carbon Plan Attacked by Coastal States, Lauded by Coal Interests

President Trump's proposal for a plan allowing states to write their own rules on emissions from coal-fired power plants was criticized by coastal states, but applauded by coal interests on Wednesday.

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Warrior Met Coal Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

Warrior reported third quarter 2018 net income of $52.6 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to third quarter 2017 net income of $119.7 million, or $2.27 per diluted share.

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Nipsco Integrated Resource Plan Calls for Coal Generation Retirements by 2028

Northern Indiana Public Service told state regulators Wednesday that it plans to retire its remaining roughly 2,200 MW of coal-fired generation by 2028.

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Coal India Ltd Assures 652 Million Tonne Output in FY19; Government Embarks on OFS Programme

Coal India Ltd on Wednesday maintained that its production target would be 652 million tonne for fiscal 2018-19, even as the government embarks on an OFS programme to sell 3 percent stake in the mining behemoth.

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