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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Increases Fourth Quarter 2021 Unitholder Distribution to $0.25 Per Unit

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) today announced that the Board of Directors of ARLP’s general partner approved an increased cash distribution to its unitholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 (the "2021 Quarter").

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West Virginia Senate Passes Anti-Energy Boycott Bill

Days after expressing their support for nuclear energy, members of the West Virginia Senate expressed support Thursday for a bill standing up against banks that boycott doing business with the coal and natural gas industries.

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Barrasso: Biden’s Assault on American Mining & Natural Resource Development Continues

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), has issued a statement in response to the Department of the Interior canceling the Twin Metals hardrock mineral leases.

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Global Coal Prices Surge as Ukraine Tensions Worsen Supply Woes

Global coal prices have shot back towards record highs as the Ukraine crisis raises expectations that European buyers will start loading up on the fossil fuel for fear that a standoff between Russia and western nations will cut off gas supplies.

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Russia Coal Export Disruption Would Hit Germany Hardest

A sudden disruption to Russian coal exports to Europe resulting from an escalation in Russia-Ukraine tensions would hit northwest European coal supply particularly hard.

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SWVCTC to Hold Surface Mining Class

Southern WV Community & Technical College’s Academy for Mine Training and Technologies is offering a surface mining apprenticeship class.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 27, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 22, 2022.

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Overseas Demand for Metallurgical Coal Likely to Bolster U.S. Coal Carloadings in 2022

Steelmakers around the world continue to have a strong appetite for America’s metallurgical coal, with railroads in a position to benefit in 2022. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s short-term outlook expects demand for coal used in steelmaking

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Bill Introduced for Coal Workers Following Clean Energy Bill

Illinois's Energy Transition Act that was signed into law in September says all coal-fired plants have to close by 2035.

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Will China Continue its Ban of Austrailian Coal?

In 2020, China banned the importation of Australian coal. With a phase down of coal expected, this could prove a permanent fixture.

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UK: Aberpergwm Colliery Gets OK to Mine 40 Million Tonnes

A Green Party MP has said it is "shameful" that a colliery in south Wales has been given permission to mine a further 40 million tonnes of coal.

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Teck and Caterpillar to Advance Zero-Emission Mining Haul Trucks

Teck, one of Canada’s leading mining companies with business units focused on copper, zinc, and steelmaking coal, has announced an agreement with Caterpillar to advance zero-emission mining haul trucks.

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West Elk Mine Cannot Leak Methane, Must Flare the Greenhouse Gas, Judge Rules

The West Elk coal mine must keep flaring dangerous methane and seek state air pollution permits instead of leaking the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, in a consent decree hailed by environmental groups across Colorado.

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Warrior Coal Boasts $30 Per Hour Job Openings

“We’re looking for roof bolter operators, roof bolter trainees, underground mechanics and continuous miner operators,” said Lisa Stolz, Human Resource Coordinator for Warrior Coal.

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Canada: Kameron Coal's Industrial Approval for Donkin Mine Expires This December

Even though 2022 is still in its infancy, Kameron Coal is likely already looking ahead to this fall. The owner of the idled Donkin Mine must decide by this fall whether it plans to renew its industrial approval (IA), which expires on Dec. 22, 2022.

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Sandvik Reports 31% Increase in Profits During 2021

Sandvik AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has released its full-year financial results for 2021.

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Epiroc Interim Report Q4 2021

Revenues increased 9% organically to record high MSEK 11 173. Our reported operating profit increased 17% to MSEK 2 594.

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Indonesia Has Cleared 171 Miners to Resume Coal Exports, More Being Assessed

Indonesia has allowed 171 miners to restart coal exports since a ban was imposed at New Year to secure domestic supply, while the compliance of hundreds more miners is still being assessed, an advisor to the energy minister said on Thursday.

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Europe’s Self-Made Energy Crisis

The European energy crisis is poised to go from very bad to unimaginably worse. While all eyes are on Ukraine and Russia, Europe’s energy woes are largely self-made, not due to outside forces.

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Coal Can Still Eliminate Our Need for Foreign Oil

Although the price of coal has risen to about $145 per short ton, and is predicted to rise even further, it is still possible for coal to compete with petroleum in a cost-effective way.

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Hottest Hype Ever

At the end of every year global warming campaigners contrive desperately to proclaim the year past "the hottest ever," no matter how mild the temperature.

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NMA Statement on Twin Metals' Mineral Leases Withdrawal

"The administration’s decision to withdrawal Twin Metals’ mineral leases contradicts and will obstruct the realization of the goals established in its own stated jobs, economic, climate, infrastructure and supply chain agendas.

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Indonesia's Coal Exports Face Delays on Logistical Hurdles, Despite Eased Ban

Delays in shipment of Indonesia's thermal coal continued due to logistical bottlenecks and impeding paperwork, market sources said Jan. 25, even after the three-week blanket ban on coal exports was eased on Jan. 20.

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ESG Innovation Among Mining Industry Companies Has Dropped Off in the Last Year

Research and innovation in ESG in the mining industry operations and technologies sector has declined in the last year.

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Alpha Promotes Dan Horn to EVP and Chief Commercial Officer

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. (NYSE: AMR), a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, today announced the promotion of Dan Horn to executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

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High Coking Coal Prices Provide Glimpse Into Steelmaking's Future

Changes to coking coal and coke markets could lead to higher steel prices, an acceleration of the steel industry’s green transition, and wider price differentials for low-grade iron ore.

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Decline of US Coal Pressures Banks at the Core of Community Economies

Communities devastated by the collapse of U.S. coal production are also losing their bank branches, removing a catalyst for economic transition when it is most needed.

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Utilities Look to Stockpile More Coal in 2022 Even as Coal-Fired Plant Retirements Loom

Railroads are likely to haul more coal to American power plants this year even as coal’s share of electric generating capacity declines.

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Crude Summit: US Overlooks Natural Gas, Says Dunn

A lack of investment in natural gas infrastructure is placing a headwind on efforts to decarbonize in the US as the administration of President Joe Biden overlooks the role of gas in reducing emissions.

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Europe Forced to Rely on Coal to Keep Lights On

Coal will play a vital role in helping to keep the lights on in Europe this winter even as prices are jumping and lawmakers are doing their best to kill off one of the dirtiest power-plant fuels.

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US Department of Labor Announces Pilot Program to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination Among Miners in Kentucky, Arizona

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new program designed to encourage and help America’s miners to get the COVID-19 protections that vaccinations offer.

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DOE Awards 13.4 Million Barrels From Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange to Bolster Fuel Supply Chain

DOE has approved seven additional exchanges of 13.4 million barrels of crude oil for release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

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Coal Preservation Group Meeting Saturday

The Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park/Military Heritage Preservation group will meet on Saturday at the Cadiz Inn, formerly the Days Inn, located at 82468 Cadiz Jewett Rd, Cadiz, OH 43907.

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Reclaiming Abandoned Coal Mining Lands

One of the nation’s top environmental officials was in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday, to talk about cleaning up what’s called ‘legacy pollution.’

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Mine Kiyzassky Reaches 55 Million t of Coal

An event dedicated to the extraction of 55 million t of coal was held on the territory of the mining operations of the Kiyzassky Open Pit. The best employees were awarded letters of thanks for conscientious work.

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Emerson Introduces Silencer to Help Protect Workers from Gas Process Noise

Emerson has introduced the Fisher™ WhisperTube Modal Attenuator for noisy gas or vapor applications in a wide range of industries.

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US Hampton Roads Coal Exports Fall to Nine-Month Low in December

Coal exports from the Hampton Roads terminals in Virginia fell 16% on the month to 2.38 million in December, a nine-month low, Virginia Maritime Association data released Jan. 24 showed.

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Exhibit Depicts Artist's Relationship to Appalachia and Coal Mining Industry

The J.D. Brooks Gallery Fairmont State University has come to life with images of the coal mining industry via an art exhibit on display through Feb. 4.

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Industry Sources Say US Coal Stocks Will Burn Out

In an industry known for its boom or bust cycles, coal producers are aware that current high demand and record prices for the commodity aren't going to reflect in coal producers bottom lines for long.

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Spot Thermal Coal Prices Likely to Spike as Indonesia Eases Export Ban

With Asian buyers deprived of Indonesian thermal coal supply for more than three weeks due to a blanket ban on exports, market participants expected a short-term upswing in spot prices amid anticipated supply tightness due to order backlogs of January.

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Missouri S&T Online Graduate Engineering Programs in Top 10 of U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s graduate online engineering programs are ranked ninth in the nation and seventh among public universities nationwide.

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Wood Mackenzie: 2022 - A Year of Rebalancing for Metals and Mining

If 2021 was the year of rebound for metals and mining (M&M) commodities, then 2022 is shaping as the year of rebalance, says Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 24, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 21, 2022.

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Stretched Supply Chains Hit European Coal Availability

Strained coal supply chains in northwest Europe could limit deliveries to utilities during the peak winter heating season and spark a flurry of arbitration disputes relating to non-performance of contracts.

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Acquisitions Increased Significantly in the Mining Industry in H2 2021

In the second half of 2021, acquisitions increased significantly by 106.2% from the same period in 2020.

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China's Met Coal Prices Seen Bearish, Demand to Dip on Year

China’s metallurgical coal prices are expected to remain bearish in 2022, with demand falling 2.9% below 2021 levels, industry sources said.

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Indonesia Starts Construction of $2.3 Billion Coal Gasification Plant

Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched construction of a $2.3 billion coal gasification plant on Monday, in a bid to slash the country's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports while optimising its coal resources.

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North America is Seeing a Hiring Boom in Mining Industry ESG Roles

North America extended its dominance for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending November.

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How Biden Could Close Coal Plants Without CO2 Regulations

EPA is preparing to Supreme Court-proof President Biden’s ambitions for a carbon-free power grid by looking beyond direct greenhouse gas regulation and relying on the knock-on effect of stricter air, waste and water rules.

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Future or Farce: A Look at Washington University's Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization

Consortium leaders suggest that limiting emissions from coal power production is a key tool in the fight against climate change, while critics argue that carbon capture and other technologies distract from the need for a quicker transition away from fossi

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China Lets in Most of the Australian Coal Stranded at its Ports

Most of the Australian coal used by steelmakers that was being held at Chinese ports in the wake of Beijing’s import ban has now been cleared, although there’s no sign that the halt on new shipments will be lifted.

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Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed by Convicted Drummond Coal Lobbyist

The Alabama Supreme Court today reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by former Drummond Company vice president and lobbyist David Roberson, who was convicted in 2018 of bribing a state lawmaker.

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Cold Spells This Month Could Spell Trouble for Texas Power Grid, Energy Expert Says

Dips in natural gas supply production the two times this month when winter weather overtook Texas have energy experts raising their frost-covered eyebrows.

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World Coal Market - Brief Overview, Week 3

Strong demand from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan amid the ban on coal exports from Indonesia and the spread of Covid-19 in Australia contributed to the growth in indices for high-CV Australian material above 225 USD/t.

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Why Coal Miners are Pushing Manchin to Pass a Climate Bill?

President Joe Biden’s ambitions to pass a signature climate and social infrastructure package sustained a major setback last month when Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia — long seen as the swing vote for the bill — said he was pulling his support.

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Energy CEOs: Here's How to Overhaul DOE to Slash CO2

A group of corporate chief executives and technology and labor leaders has called for a new, politically independent federal agency with $60 billion in funding to accelerate development of next-generation clean energy projects.

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CONSOL Energy to Move Southpointe Headquarters Office

Currently, CONSOL has one floor at 1000 Consol Energy Drive, and is expected to take almost 30,000 square feet of 275 Technology Drive, a two-story building that totals a little more than 107,000 square feet.

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Canada's Teck Resources Announces New Contract With Union at British Columbia Mine

Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd said on Saturday that members of a union representing 1,048 workers at its British Columbia mine have ratified a new five-year collective agreement.

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Pennsylvania Coal Carver's Family Visits Sculpture at Line Mountain Elementary School

Charles Harner carved thousands of sculptures from coal in his lifetime. On Tuesday, his descendants visited the elementary school to view one of his sculptures that has been on display under glass in the building for 87 years.

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EIA Expects U.S. Fossil Fuel Production to Reach New Highs in 2023

After declining in 2020, the combined production of U.S. fossil fuels (including natural gas, crude oil, and coal) increased by 2% in 2021 to 77.14 quadrillion British thermal units.

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Biden Preps Full-Court Press to Curb Coal as Emissions Spike

EPA is preparing to Supreme Court-proof President Biden’s ambitions for a carbon-free power grid by looking beyond direct greenhouse gas regulation and relying on the knock-on effect of stricter air, waste and water rules.

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Newton Thomas Jr., Respected Coal Industry Leader, Passes

L. Newton Thomas Jr., a West Virginia-born coal industry leader who devoted himself to the betterment of communities in his state and region, died on January 19, 2022, at the age of 93.

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Coal Price Soars to $300/t as Asia Scrambles for Power Plant Fuel

Coal prices are surging as traders in Asia scramble to snatch up winter supply amid fears of delayed deliveries from Indonesia and as a global energy squeeze continues.

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Underground Coal Fire Being Investigated as a Potential Source of Ignition in Marshall Fire

While speculation about the cause of Colorado’s most destructive wildfire has focused on a religious group’s property, investigators are also looking at other possible ignition points – including the possibility the blaze erupted from a dormant coal mine.

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Ukraine Steelmakers, Miners Report Business as Usual Despite Border Tensions

Ukrainian steel and iron ore producers consulted by S&P Global Platts reported their operations continued as usual in the run-up to Jan. 21 talks between the US and Russia aimed at defusing geopolitical tensions over Russia's military build-up on its bord

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West Virginia Coal Association Announces Annual Legislative Program

The West Virginia Coal Association presented it annual legislative program to state lawmakers, highlighting the mining industry’s vision for coal and coal mining as part of the states’ energy and economic future.

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Robots Achieve Historic Unmanned Underground Mine Inspection

Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and its technology partners Australian Droid and Robot (ADR) and PBE Group, have completed the deepest remote underground mine inspection in history.

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Interior's 2022 Energy Strategy: Three Things to Watch

The Interior Department’s energy strategy this year could help determine whether the Biden administration can secure a clean energy legacy as potent as the fossil fuel dominance that characterized public land policy during the Trump years.

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Swanson Industries Opens New Location

Swanson Industries–a leading provider of hydraulic cylinder manufacturing, remanufacturing, and repair services–will be opening a new location in Elko, Nevada, in January 2022.

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UMWA Strongly Supports Voting Rights Bill

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts has issued a statement today.

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ASGCO® Announces New Grizzly™ Conveyor Belt Skiver!

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of conveyor belt products that enhance efficiency, safety, and productivity.

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Spot Thermal Coal Prices Likely to Spike as Indonesia Eases Export Ban

With Asian buyers deprived of Indonesian thermal coal supply for more than three weeks due to a blanket ban on exports, market participants expected a short-term upswing in spot prices amid anticipated supply tightness due to order backlogs of January.

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Coal Soars to $300/t as Asia Scrambles for Power Plant Fuel

Coal prices are surging as traders in Asia scramble to snatch up winter supply amid fears of delayed deliveries from Indonesia and as a global energy squeeze continues.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - December 6, 2021

On December 6, 2021, a miner was fatally injured while he was working in a pan feeder under a chute. While attempting to remove angle iron that blocked the chute’s gate from closing, he was engulfed by material that fell from a surge pile above the chute

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Virginia Exits Multi-State Coalition Backing EPA in Climate Lawsuit

Virginia will exit a multi-state coalition of attorneys general backing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) announced Wednesday night.

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Indonesia Eases Coal Export Ban

Indonesia has eased a ban on coal exports for January, allowing a number of coal miners to sell the product overseas.

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Indonesia Revokes Coal Export Ban For Companies Meeting Domestic Obligation

Indonesia has revoked the coal export ban on mines that have completed 100% of their domestic market obligations, or DMO, which requires them to supply 25% of their annual output locally.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 20, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 15, 2022.

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OSME Extends Abandoned Mine Land Program Through 2034

Tthe Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is extending the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund programme through 2034 and making other changes to the programme, as directed by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Miners vs. Vultures

Over the last ten months, Brian Kelly has traveled, twice, from his home in Alabama to New York City. Kelly has been on strike since April 2021, a lengthy ordeal they pin on their employer Warrior Met Coal’s lackluster proposals for a new contract.

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DOE Awards Fifth Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange to Bolster Fuel Supply Chain

DOE has approved a fifth exchange of 400,000 barrels of crude oil for release to Atlantic Trading and Marketing, Inc. from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This release falls under the authorization published in the DOE announcement on November 23,

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West Virginia Lawmakers Target Banks That Boycott Fossil Fuels

On the heels of the state’s top banker taking action against an investment group pulling its funding from fossil fuel industries, a legislative committee took further actions against banks and investment firms.

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Coal Tops Wind in 2021; Power Prices Climb on Higher Gas Prices

Higher natural gas prices drove up Southwest Power Pool wholesale spot power prices to average 46% higher year on year in December and also pushed coal generation to the top of the fuel stack for 2021, narrowly beating out wind generation.

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As Colorado Coal Plant Shuts Down, a Town Dependent on Coal for Jobs Grapples With a Bleak-Looking Future

In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: coal.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - December 4, 2021

On December 4, 2021, a miner was performing maintenance duties on a continuous mining machine (CMM) when the raised CMM tail boom lowered, resulting in fatal crushing injuries to the miner.

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Energy Department Overspending and Canceling Projects in its Carbon Capture Program

For nearly a dozen years, the Energy Department has been sustaining carbon capture demonstration projects at process and power plants. But the program has been rocky. DoE canceled some projects before they were built.

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Aussie Coal Ready for a Big 2022

Now that the dust has just about settled on the COP26 debate in Glasgow - which essentially had to recognise the role coal would continue to play in the global energy mix until 2030 and probably beyond that - the time for histrionics and cheap media stunt

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Three More Thermal Coal Laden Carries Leave Indonesia for Japan After Approval

These are the latest departures after Indonesian authorities eased a ban on exports.

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Did We Learn Anything from Texas?

Almost a year later, the Texas grid and its heavy reliance on an unwinterized natural gas delivery system remain a ticking time bomb.

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DOE Extends Deadline for Responses to RFI on Deployment-Ready Carbon Reduction and Removal Technologies

On December 6, 2021, the U.S Department of Energy released a Request for Information (RFI) on technologies ready to be demonstrated that reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Abanoned Mine Land Project to Remove Hazards Left From Coal Mining

The Virginia Department of Energy says work will soon begin to remove a hazardous dam and pump house that were left over after the completion of historic coal mining in Russell County.

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China Mined a Record Amount of Coal in 2021. It Might Produce Even More This Year.

China produced more coal than ever last year as its power stations struggled to meet demand for electricity, undermining plans to curb carbon emissions.

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West Virginia Business Makes Contribution to Charitable Program for Children

Although Christmas is far off, one business made a donation that will help put presents under the tree for area children.

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Carbon Storage, H2 Key to China Net-Zero Goal

Investments in renewables-based electricity networks and technologies like carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) are needed this decade to accelerate China's energy transition and put the country on course to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, Shel

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West Virginia's Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Undergoes Rehabilitation Project

The 60th anniversary of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is bringing in more than the typical winter-time preventative safety maintenance, but rather, an extensive project that will ensure the security of the mine for the next 50 years.

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EPA Tackles Coal-to-Crypto Industry Trend

EPA last week took steps to rein in the environmental footprint of bitcoin miners.

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Agreement Reached Securing Clean Air Act Compliance for Colorado Coal Mine

A federal judge approved a consent agreement today that requires Mountain Coal Co., a subsidiary of Arch Coal, to operate pollution-control equipment and obtain and comply with a Clean Air Act permit for its West Elk coal mine.

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Mining Industry Companies Are Increasingly Innovating in Internet of Things

Research and innovation in internet of things (IoT) in the mining industry operations and technologies sector is on the rise.

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China's Record Coal Spree Seen Preventing Any New Energy Crunch

China is better prepared to avoid any energy supply crisis even with power demand forecast to continue to grow rapidly, authorities said.

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BHP Trims 2021-22 Met Coal Guidance on La Nina, Omicron

Australia's BHP on Jan. 19 trimmed its fiscal 2021-2022 (July-June) metallurgical coal production guidance as La Nina and omicron take their toll on the company's operations, while staying on course for its iron ore production.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 18, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 14, 2022.

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West Virginia Dumps BlackRock Fund Over Anti-Energy Stance

West Virginia state Treasurer Riley Moore announced Monday that his state would end the use of a BlackRock Inc. investment fund over the firm's push for climate-focused investment strategies that Moore says threaten his state's economy.

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‘Destroy Our Economy’: Republican Treasurer Cuts Ties To Company Over China, Coal Strategies

West Virginia Republican State Treasurer Riley Moore announced Monday that the state would no longer be using BlackRock Inc. for banking transactions due to the company’s involvement in China and its policies related to coal and natural gas.

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Meet Our Expert Speakers at MINEXCHANGE 2022

Learn about the innovations and changes affecting the industry at MINEXCHANGE 2022 SME Annual Conference & Expo. Meet the keynote session speakers launching your learning experience.

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ARA Coal Stocks Rise Despise Tight Spot Market

Coal stocks at the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) transshipment hub have increased, despite firm coal burn in Germany and tight spot availability.

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US Bill Would Block Defense Contractors From Using Chinese Rare Earths

A bipartisan piece of legislation introduced in the US Senate on Friday would force defense contractors to stop buying rare earths from China by 2026 and use the Pentagon to create a permanent stockpile of the strategic minerals.

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Second Superior Highwall Miner Set For Bens Creek Met Coal Mine

Ben’s Creek Operations WV LLC has entered into a contract to purchase a Superior highwall miner and related highwall mining equipment for use at the Bens Creek mine.

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Harrison Coal & Reclamation Mulling New Partnership

The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park may join forces with the Military History Preservation Group to acquire 1,400 acres of land in the area to construct a living history center.

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Liebherr Modernizes its L 550, L 566 and L 580 Wheel Loaders

Liebherr is modernizing the three largest wheel loaders in its series, the L 550, L 566 and L 580 models, with, among other things, increasing the tip load, bucket sizes and engine power.

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Charah Solutions Completes Sale of 80% of Real Property Acreage at Former TMPA Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station and Reservoir

Charah® Solutions, Inc. has completed the sale of nearly 80% of the real property acreage that the Company acquired through a subsidiary in February 2021 from the Texas Municipal Power Agency.

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Indonesia Says 48 Coal Vessels So Far Released For Export

Indonesia has so far allowed 48 coal export vessels to depart, a senior Trade Ministry official said on Tuesday, although the country's broader coal export ban remains in place until the end of the month.

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Bens Creek Shares Rise on First Coal Sales

Shares in Bens Creek Group PLC rose Monday after it said that it has started to sell and deliver coal from its mine in West Virginia.

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Week One at the West Virginia Legislature

The start of the 2022 60-day session of the West Virginia Legislature will certainly go down as one of the most memorable of my journalism career both for good and ill.

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A Dream Not Yet Fulfilled

“Today, the nation comes together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He dedicated his life to fighting injustice. Unfortunately, too little has changed in American workplaces over the last sixty years," said UMWA President Cecil Roberts.

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Former Coal Leader, Don Cussons, Passes

R. Donald Cussins, 83, of Terra Alta, WV, died on January, 13, 2022, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, WV. Born on January 24, 1938, in Davis, WV, he was the son of the late Ralph James and Kathryn Louise (Lansberry) Cussins.

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China Coal Output Hits Record in December and in 2021

China’s coal output hit record highs in December and in the full year of 2021, as the government continued to encourage miners to ramp up production to ensure sufficient energy supplies in the winter heating season.

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Indonesia May Release Additional 22 Ships Amid Coal Export Ban

Indonesia may release an additional 22 ships with thermal coal for export, subject to an approval by the ministry of energy, according to a letter seen by S&P Global Platts Jan. 17.

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Bens Creek Starts Delivering Metallurgical Coal Ahead of Plan

North America-focused metallurgical coal miner Bens Creek Group announced on Monday that, following discussions with its offtake partner Integrity Coal Sales of New York, it had started the sale and delivery of metallurgical coal.

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Allegiance Coal Announces Black Warrior Coal Test Results

Allegiance Coal Ltd has announced the first set of results from the carbonisation tests undertaken on the Black Warrior Mine’s premium Mary Lee and Blue Creek coking coals.

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As Coal Use Surges, America Finds It's Hard to Unplug From Carbon

So much for the myriad claims about going “beyond coal.” According to a new report from the Rhodium Group, U.S. coal consumption jumped by 17 percent last year compared to 2020 levels.

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CO2 Storage Project in America's Coal Country One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

A second deep test well for site characterization is being drilled near Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette, in Wyoming.

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North America is Seeing a Hiring Boom in Mining Industry Data Analytics Roles

North America extended its dominance for data analytics hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending November.

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Three Coal Carriers Laden With Thermal Coal Leave Indonesia for Japan

Japanese power utilities are closely assessing the impact on LNG requirements of the cargo arrivals during the country's peak winter power demand season amid prolonged uncertainty over normalizing coal imports from Indonesia, according to market sources.

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Death at Mining Prep Plant Under Investigation

A coal mining-related death is under investigation in Marshall County, West Virginia.

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Plunging Temps Remind New England of Cold, Hard Truth: Grid Still Relies on Coal, Oil

Energy sector officials have been warning for years about the risks posed to New England’s grid by plunging temperatures, risks exacerbated by anti-energy-infrastructure policies across the region.

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GOP Senator Blocks Biden EPA Nominees Over Coal Plant Decision

Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) on Friday confirmed she placed a hold on President Biden’s nominee for a senior Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) position, citing concerns over the EPA’s policy toward a coal plant in her state.

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West Virginia Governor and First Lady Justice Issue Statement on Death of Coal Miner in Marshall County

Governor and First Lady Justice issue statement on death of coal miner in Marshall County

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'Appalling': Outrage as Biden Prolongs Trump Coal Policy

The Biden administration continued to process applications for new coal leases throughout 2021, helping spark a 14% increase in coal consumption nationwide.

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Recycling Plant Aims to Turn US Coal Country Into Rare Earth Powerhouse

Mining rare earths, essential elements to realizing an electrified economy, can be challenging as materials needed are either not yet mined, or are latent, stranded, for example, in old coal mines.

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Coking Coal Futures Hit Record High as Prompt Contract Sees Contango

Coking coal futures on the Singapore Exchange hit all-time record highs Jan. 14, supported by stronger Australian and global prices for the crucial steelmaking commodity around tight coal supplies and recent disruptions to logistics in North America.

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Peabody Announces Offer to Purchase Up to $38.607 Million in Aggregate Accreted Value of its 8.500% Senior Secured Notes Due 2024

The Offer is being made to satisfy the requirements of the Indenture.

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Coal Miner Dies in Accident Friday Morning

A coal miner died in an accident at a mine in Marshall County, West Virginia Friday morning.

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UMWA Mourns Loss of West Virginia Prep Plant Construction Worker

United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts has issued a statement.

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Even Though Wyoming Coal Production Has Increased, Experts Say the Industry is Set to Decline

Wyoming’s coal industry has experienced an uptick in production over the past two years, a trend that is likely to continue into 2022. But energy industry experts say that uptick is only temporary.

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Coal Companies Donate Time, Material to Rehabilitate Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

The project, which is meant to ensure the safety of the mine for generations to come, is a result of a generous donation made by Affinity Coal Company, which has not only planned out the project but also contracted Jennmar to do the work.

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Tightness Limits North American Met Coal Exports

Supply setbacks weighed on US and Canadian coking coal exports in November, while historically high prices throughout October and early November gave mining firms an incentive to ship cargoes where possible.

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Ex-EPA Workers Ask Virginia Senators Not to Confirm Wheeler

More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees urged the Virginia Senate on Friday to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's Cabinet.

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Punches Trade in U.S. House Race

If anyone wondered whether West Virginia's 1st District Congressman David McKinley would be up for a challenge for the new 2nd Congressional District, he left no doubt that he would punch back at least as hard.

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Hitachi's Road to Productivity and Zero Emissions

Hitachi offers several solutions on its road to zero emissions such as electric excavators, trolley trucks and trolley battery technology. These sustainable and environmentally friendly products can be leveraged to optimize mining operations.

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DOE Kicks Off Recruitment to Support Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

DOE has announced the launch of its Clean Energy Corps, which is made up of staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE - current staff and new hires - who will work together to research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy solutions to climate change.

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Western Canada Leads The Way With Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage

With Canada taking measures to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, including creating a national backstop that places a price on greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions, it is critical to find ways to draw down CO2 that is emitted into the atmosphere.

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Urge BlackRock CEO Larry Fink to Intervene in Coal Strike

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin pressed BlackRock CEO Larry Fink to use his firm’s sizable financial stake in Warrior Met Coal to compel the company’s management to broker a deal with its striking coal miners.

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SME MINEXCHANGE 2022 Early Bird Deadline has Been Extended to Jan. 28th

SME Short Courses take you deeper into subject matter specifically developed for the mining and minerals professional.

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Charah Solutions Stands Ready to Assist Utility Partners in Meeting EPA Regulations for Approximately 1,000 Regulatory Mandated Coal Ash Surface Impoundments and Landfills Needing Remediation or Closure

This week, the EPA took action, expanding and strengthening the regulation for coal ash and groundwater management of regulatory mandated surface impoundments and landfills.

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Conveyor Technology: Designing For the Future by Innovating the Present

Higher production demands across all bulk handling segments require increased efficiency at the lowest cost of operation, in the safest and most effective manner possible.

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MSHA Annual Inflation Adjustment for Civil Penalties

On January 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor is publishing a final rule in the Federal Register that will increase Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) civil monetary penalties by 1.06222%.

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Indonesia to Improve Coal Delivery Checks as Export Ban Weighs on Economy

Indonesia's state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said on Friday that together with the energy ministry it was strengthening a coal delivery monitoring system to ensure enforcement of domestic sales rules and energy security.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 13, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 8, 2022.

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Interior Department Extends Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Through 2034

The bipartisan infrastructure law President Biden signed into law in November puts $11.3 billion toward abandoned mine reclamation, the process by which mined land is returned to a useable state.

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Virginia Man Killed at Eastern Kentucky Coal Mine

It happened Tuesday afternoon at a surface mine in Bell County owned by Nally And Hamilton Enterprises, Inc.

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Battery-Powered Joy 02ESV Scoops Offer Excellent Operator Comfort and Longer Time Between Charges

Scoops are true utility workhorses in your soft rock mine. They handle multiple tasks, including maintenance, re-supply, clean-up and rock dusting. To help get the job done, the redesigned battery-powered Joy 02ESV scoops offer excellent operator comfort

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DOE Launches New Initiative From President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Modernize National Grid

DOE has launched the “Building a Better Grid” Initiative to catalyze the nationwide development of new and upgraded high-capacity electric transmission lines, as enabled by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Alcohol Education and Testing is the Only Way to Effectively Increase Workplace Safety in Mines

With its reputation as one of the most dangerous industries in the world, it’s important that mining enterprises keep pushing to increase workplace safety. One of the most critical aspects of safety to address is the consumption of alcohol in the workplac

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Wintry Weather Sparks Coal Rebound in MISO, Despite Ongoing Supply Constraints

Coal-fired generation in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator appears to be making a comeback this month as colder weather drives up total power demand.

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Lots of Plant Retirements in Store Despite 2021 Boost for Coal

Generators plan to retire 12.6 gigawatts of coal-fired generation capacity in 2022, according to Energy Information Administration figures.

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Indonesia Import Surge Signals Industrial Transformation

Indonesia was only Australia’s 13th largest export market and 16th largest source of imports in 2020, belying the promising trade potential between the two neighbors. But the last year may well have served as a game-changer in the relationship.

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EPA Targets Coal Ash Storage Ponds for Closure

EPA is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, denying requests by three Midwest power plants to extend operations of leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds.

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Reopened: MSHA Comment Period on Proposing Written Programs for Powered Haulage Safety

MSHA has reopened, until Feb. 11, the comment period on a proposed rule that would require mine operators employing at least six miners to establish a written safety program for mobile and powered haulage equipment.

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Navajo Transitional Energy Company CEO to Retire at End of January

Moseley has been at the helm of the company since 2014. NTEC is an enterprise of the Navajo Nation and is the owner and operator of Navajo Mine.

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The Loss of Dispatchable Fuel Diversity Reverberates in Europe

The U.S. hasn’t been immune to higher energy prices but the pain for U.S. consumers hasn’t come close to the shock now facing European households.

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CONSOL Denies Allegations in Breach of Contract Case

CONSOL Pennsylvania Coal Company denies the claims made in a case alleging breach of contract.

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White House Rolls Out New Efforts to Boost US Renewable Energy, Transmission

After nearly a year in office, the Biden administration announced new steps to expand clean energy and transmission deployment as it seeks to decarbonize the US economy.

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Epiroc Launches Mobius for Drills, a Data Hub for Mine Operations

Featuring embedded artificial intelligence, the user-friendly Mobius system enables multi-vehicle command, control and monitoring to maximize productivity and safety.

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Q&A: NTEC Expects Another 'Strong' Year For Coal

In 2021, primarily, the market got strong, natural gas prices went up, and the utilities looked for more coal. Coal pricing has gotten stronger, which helped quite a bit.

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Coal Vessels Await Clearance to Leave as Indonesia Mulls Ease of Export Ban

Indonesian authorities have yet to issue papers to allow 14 coal vessels to depart as the government prepared to assess whether to further ease an export ban in the world’s biggest shipper of thermal coal.

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Net-Negative CO2 Baseload Coal Generation

As we go into the new year, there are even more compelling reasons to bring coal into the public policy debate.

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The Grid Crisis is Only Getting Worse

The reliability of the nation’s energy systems is being tested once again and there is ever-growing concern they’re not up for the challenge.

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Coal to Represent 85% of Electric Generating Capacity Retirements in 2022

Coal will account for 85% of U.S. electric generating capacity retirements in 2022, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Montana Coal Mines Announce New Leadership

Two of Montana’s largest coal mines have announced leadership changes to start the new year.

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Rosebud Mining Seeks State Approval to Extract More Coal From Existing Site Near Windber

In Pennsylvania, Rosebud Mining is seeking approval to open a strip mine near its coal preparation plant.

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Covid Hits New Elk Mine

Coal miner Allegiance Coal has reported a number of Covid-19 cases at its New Elk mine, in Colorado.

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Lawmakers Promised to Help West Virginia's Coalfield Communities. As the Session Beings, Their Plan For Doing So Remains Unclear

Last summer, House of Delegates leaders from both parties announced a key new panel of lawmakers they promised was “dedicated to developing proposals to help revitalize West Virginia’s communities.”

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Glencore's Deal For Giant Colombian Coal Mine Ends Up Costing Much Less

Glencore Plc’s purchase of a giant Colombian coal mine has cost the commodities trader and mining powerhouse much less than initially thought after prices of the fuel surged.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

U.S. coal production totaled 579 million short tons (MMst) in 2021, up 8% from 2020.

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New Exhibit Opening: Mine Site Reclamation - Mining and the Environment

With a new year comes a new exhibit! The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum completed installation on a new exhibit focused on the essential efforts of mine site reclamation.

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Man Killed in Indiana Coal Mine Was Husband, Father of Seven

A Sunrise Coal employee who died in a workplace accident on Friday night was a Marine, a husband, and a father to seven children, according to the mining company.

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Coal Prices Dive As Indonesia Signals Easing Of Export Ban

Benchmark Chinese coal prices fell to the lowest since the start of the year this week, after Indonesia allowed some coal cargos to leave its ports in a signal that it may reconsider a ban on exports.

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Coal Production Increased in Ukraine in 2021

Ukrainian miners produced over 29 million tons of coal last year, which is 2% more than a year earlier.

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Net-Negative CO2 Baseload Coal Generation

As we go into the new year, there are even more compelling reasons to bring coal into the public policy debate.

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Coal Prices in Costliest US Region Fall From 12-Year Peak

US coal prices have fallen from a 12-year high as natural gas prices tumbled.

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Indonesia Considers Easing Coal Export Restrictions

The Indonesian government is expected to start easing this month's export ban following a week-long series of discussions with various ministries and private-sector participants.

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Pennsylvania Expects Billions of Dollars From the Infrastructure Law for Coal Mine Cleanups. Will It Help Polluted Waterways?

Pennsylvania is littered with abandoned coal mines that can be dangerous and cause water pollution.

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Department of Energy to Accept National Laboratory Nominations for Distinguished Scientist Fellows Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it is accepting nominations from the DOE national laboratories for the Department’s Distinguished Scientist Fellows Program.

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Asian Finance Executives Renew Call for ESG Investment Standards

Asian finance executives called for greater partnership and industrywide standards for environmental, social and governance investments amid a renewed focus on sustainable finance.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 10, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 7, 2022.

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Biden Interior Department Defends Trump-Era Coal Mining Plans

The Biden administration in a Friday court filing defended a Trump-era policy that advocates say disregarded a court order to consider coal alternatives in the Powder River Basin.

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Manchin’s Choice on Build Back Better: Mine Workers or Mine Owners

“Joe Manchin grew up with coal miners,” said Jonathan Kott, a former aide to the senator who still advises him. “His heart is with them. His sweat is with them — and in the end, Manchin will always be with the U.M.W.A.”

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Signal Peak Names New Chief Executive

Signal Peak Energy, which runs a bituminous coal mine in Montana, has named Parker Phipps as its new chief executive.

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Coal Was Dying. Then 2021 Happened.

For the past seven years, coal use in America has been trending down.

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CCS Red Flag? World’s Sole Coal Project Hits Snag

The world’s sole carbon capture project on a large power plant caught 43 percent fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2021 compared with the year before, according to new data from the Canadian utility company operating the project.

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Wholesale Electricity Prices Trended Higher in 2021 Due to Increasing Natural Gas Prices

Average wholesale prices for electricity at major trading hubs in the United States were higher in 2021 than in 2020 as increasing costs for power generation fuels, especially natural gas, pushed electricity prices higher in the second half of 2021.

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Komatsu Executive: Oil Spill Should Never Have Happened

An executive with Wisconsin manufacturing company Komatsu says the spread of oil from a spill on the Menomonee River in Milwaukee last month could have been avoided if the company had quickly notified local authorities.

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China Pledges Efforts to Ensure Coal Supply Stabilize Prices

Having been through a tough year in energy production, China will make all-out efforts to ensure coal production and keep coal prices at a reasonable level in 2022.

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Indonesia Holds Talks With Industry on Coal Distribution Problems, Export Ban

Indonesia is yet to reach a decision on lifting its coal export ban as authorities discussed overcoming logistic issues that have slowed efforts to distribute coal to domestic power plants, a mining group executive said on Sunday.

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Weekly Coal Index Report

2022 has started on a bullish note, with the Richards Bay market rising some $20 over the week.

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Coal Miner Dies in Southern Indiana Accident

The miner died late Friday in an underground mine between Sullivan and Vincennes.

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Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park/Military Heritage Preservation Group Meeting

The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park/Military Heritage Preservation Group Meeting will be held January 29, 2022 at 5:15pm at Cadiz Inn in Cadiz, Ohio.

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West Virginia Legislative Leaders Lay Out Agendas for 2022 Session

Republican leaders in the West Virginia Legislature plan to focus their majority members on bills to improve the economy, while leaders of the Democratic minority want to focus on initiatives to keep the state’s best and brightest within its borders.

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Striking Miner Claims Company Said They Would 'Starve Workers out' Before Giving Raises

An Alabama-based coal company is deliberately refusing to pay approximately 1,100 employees.

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Coal in Wales: Is it Time to Call Time on Wales Black Gold?

Coal, those who have worked to extract it, and the communities that have been built around its industries, have long been synonymous with Wales.

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Photos Tell Story of Miners' Strike Clashes With Policy at Daw Mill Colliery

Strikers crash against massed ranks of police at Daw Mill Colliery, which was near Arley in Warwickshire, in 1984.

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Illinois Sues Company for Dumping Toxic Chemicals Into Southern Illinois Coal Mine in Unsuccessful Attempt to Extinguish Underground Fire

Owners of a southern Illinois coal mine violated multiple state laws by dumping toxic foam deep underground in an unsuccessful attempt to extinguish a fire, according to a new lawsuit that documents high levels of pollution in nearby creeks and ditches.

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Pennsylvania Expects Billions From the Infrastructure Law for Coal Mine Cleanups. Will it Help Polluted Waterways?

Pennsylvania is littered with abandoned coal mines that can be dangerous and cause water pollution.

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Cleaner, Greener Coal

John Steen has no illusions about the future of metallurgical coal mining in British Columbia. But as the world moves slowly towards the production of greener steel using hydrogen instead of met coal as foundry fuel.

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Czechs Look to Exit Coal by 2033 Despite Calls to Move Faster

The Czech Republic plans to “create conditions” to stop coal burning in just over a decade, but fell short of a concrete pledge to phase out the dirtiest of fossil fuels.

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Apply to the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 2022 Summer Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM majors. Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

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Minnesota Regulators OK Sale of Power Line Tied to North Dakota's Largest Coal Plant

Minnesota regulators OK sale of power line tied to North Dakota's largest coal plant

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Containing COVID-19 Spread at Mine Rescue Contests

The COVID-19 pandemic has created serious issues for industries across the world and the mining sector has not been exempt.

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Chinese Coal Traders Shrug Off Indonesian Coal Export Ban

Coal traders in China, the world’s top consumer and importer of the fuel, are shrugging off a ban on coal exports imposed by Indonesia, saying utilities already hold hefty stockpiles with power demand set to weaken for the Lunar New Year holidays.

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Seaborne Coking Coal Prices Jump on Latest Trades; China Resumes Procuring North American Coal in the Spot Market

Seaborne coking coal prices jumped across the board on Thursday January 6 following recent trades sealed at higher prices.

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Durex Products to Feature Full Aggregate Product Lineup at AGG1

Durex Products, Inc., based in Luck, Wisconsin, will display its screen media, liners, wear parts, and screen accessories in booth 1147 at Nashville Music City Center, March 29–31, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Coal Demand Could Hit All-Time High in 2022

Global climate targets could be set back if this year’s economic rebound leads to record high coal demand, warns the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike

Greg Pilkerton has been fighting for better pay and working conditions for 10 months. He explains why he and his union comrades aren’t giving up.

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Two Sentenced for Falsifying MSHA Training Forms

Dustin Fannon and Bryan Bouton were sentenced in United States District Court in Abingdon, Virginia, this week for falsifying a Mine Safety and Health Administration [MSHA] training form designed to reflect mandated annual safety training for miners.

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Brazil Extends Controversial Coal Power Subsidy

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro signed a law granting a 15-year extension of a subsidy for coal power generation in Santa Catarina state, flying in the face of global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

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China's Carbon Market to Expand, Build Capabilities

China's national carbon market will move into a phase of expansion and capacity building in 2022, which will widen the scope of the emissions trading scheme to cover more sectors, as well as develop carbon trading infrastructure and capabilities across pr

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Mechel Announces 2021 Mining Equipment Revamp Results

Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, has reported that its mining facilities in 2021 received a total of some 270 equipment units, including more than 80 large-scale machines and assembly units.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 6, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 1, 2022.

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Trump’s Former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Has a History of Serving Clients (Not Citizens): Does That Mean a Resurrection of Virginia Uranium Plans?

Virginia Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin has announced his intention to appoint former Trump EPA Director Andrew Wheeler as the Commonwealth’s next Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources.

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Indonesia Coal Miners Seek Exemptions From Export Ban as Costs Grow

Major Indonesian coal miners have sought exemptions from a coal export ban put in place at the start of the year as the costs of having scores of ships stranded offshore continue to mount.

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India's Coal Production Stands at 74.8 Million Tonnes for December

The country's total coal production rose 6.74% to 74.78 million tonnes (MT) in December as compared to the same period in 2019, the government on Wednesday said.

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Indonesia Sets Jan HBA Thermal Coal Price at $158.50/mt, Down $1.50/mt on Month

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its January thermal coal reference price -- also known as Harga Batubara Acuan, or HBA -- at $158.50/mt, down $1.50/mt from December as China boosted its domestic production.

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PGG Miners Launch Blockade of Coal Shipments in Poland

State-owned mining company PGG coal miners launched on Tuesday a two-day blockade of coal shipments in Poland to protest what they say is inadequate pay for extra work.

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Met Coal Eyes Calmer Q1 After a Wild Ride in H2 2021

The seaborne metallurgical coal market enters 2022 amid persisting weak demand in China after a year of unprecedented volatility in which prices surged to a record high in the third quarter of 2021 before plunging in Q4.

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Virginia Governor-Elect Taps Trump's Ex-EPA Head for Cabinet Role

Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has tapped a former coal lobbyist and Trump administration Environmental Protection Agency chief to join his cabinet in a role overseeing the state's environmental policy.

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CSX Halts Coal Exports From Baltimore Curtis Bay Piers Due to Transfer Tower Explosion

Exports from a CSX coal terminal in Baltimore have been halted due to a Dec. 30 explosion at a coal transfer tower, the company said Jan. 5.

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Australia Extends La Nina Weather Forecast

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecasts the La Nina weather pattern bringing wetter weather to north and east Australia to extend into March, increasing the potential for disruption to coal, iron ore, LNG and agricultural exports.

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Join the Coal & Energy Division at MINEXCHANGE 2022

Join your Division at the MINEXCHANGE 2022 SME Annual Conference & Expo February 27 – March 2, 2022. There’s so much happening geared towards your specific interests.

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UK: The Coal Connection

The National Coal Board came into existence 75 years ago this month — and with it a connection to brass bands that remains to this day.

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The Grid Crisis is Only Getting Worse

The New Year has arrived with bitter cold and winter storms that left almost 1 million households without power along the East Coast.

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Indonesia Secures Coal Supplies Amid Hopes of End to Export Ban

The world’s top exporter of the coal used in power plants banned exports to avoid power outages.

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Japan Monitors Indonesia's Coal Export Ban in Jan Amid Peak Demand

Japan is closely watching the developments surrounding Indonesia's announcement of a coal export ban in January as it coincides with the country's peak power demand season.

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Adani Wins Key Coal Tender as India Acts to Avoid Energy Crisis

Adani Enterprises Ltd. has won a contract to supply overseas coal to India’s top electricity generator as the nation aims to avoid a repeat of last year’s energy crisis, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Dalian Coking Coal Hits Over 2-Month High on China Demand Hopes, Supply Concerns

Dalian coking coal futures rose on Tuesday to their highest level in more than two months as market participants welcomed the new year feeling optimistic about demand prospects for the steelmaking input in top steel producer China.

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Indonesia to Review Coal Export Ban

Indonesia’s state utility planner announced that it secured an extra 7.5 million tonnes of coal supplies on 4 January and will hold talks with government officials today regarding the country’s coal export ban.

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Energy-Starved France Mulls Burning More Coal to Keep Lights On

France is considering a plan to allow electricity producers to burn more coal after the nation’s grid operator warned of possible power shortages.

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Germany is Quitting Coal. Why the U.S. Might Not Follow.

In a coal heartland of Germany stands a monument to the source of its economic might: a giant mine more than a half-mile deep that once produced the largest amount of coal in the world.

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West Virginia Public Service Commission Approves MonPower Rate Increase

The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved a requested rate increase, while a newer request could result in higher rates down the road.

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Epiroc Announces New Dealer Partnership

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has announced a new partnership with Allied Pedestal Boom Systems to provide sales and service to customers.

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Indonesian Coal Miners to Commit 2.9 Million Mt Domestic Supply After Export Ban

Major Indonesian mining companies are ready to commit a cumulative domestic supply of 2.9 million mt coal on hopes that it would lead to early revocation of the ban on thermal coal exports, sources part of the negotiations told S&P Global Platts Jan. 4.

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DTEK Energy Cuts Emissions and Costs Using Coal Mine Methane

DTEK Energy has processed over 1 million m3 of coal mine methane released from the Stepova mine, using cogeneration technology, to produce electricity and thermal energy for in-house consumption.

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West Virginia Congressman Wants to Revive National Coal Council

The committee that advises Washington on coal-related matters technically no longer exists.

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Energy Prices Rose More Than Other Commodities in 2021

Energy prices used in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) ended 2021 59% higher than the first trading day of the year. Price increases were largely driven by increased demand from the initial phase of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 p

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Indonesia May Revoke Export, Business Permits of Coal Miners Failing to Meet Domestic Obligation

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has threatened to revoke export and mining business permits of coal producers failing to meet their domestic market obligation, or DMO, that requires them to supply 25% of their annual production to the local market.

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China Coal Futures Surge on Supply Worries Amid Indonesia Export Ban

China’s thermal coal futures surged by as much as 7.8% to kick off 2022 on concerns of supply disruptions after Indonesia, its biggest overseas supplier, banned exports.

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Four Challenges for the Future of Mining and How to Overcome Them

There are a lot of exciting changes afoot in the mining industry, and we are already seeing the benefit of new technology and its impact on safety, productivity, and sustainability.

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Cautious Outlook for India's Coal Imports

Volatility in the thermal coal market in recent months has created uncertainty for Indian buyers as they brace for an unclear start to the new year.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 3, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending December 31, 2021.

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New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Ways to Improve Coal Power Plant Operations

The new year is obviously a time when many people reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. Surveys have shown that exercising more, improving one’s diet, losing weight, and saving money are among the most common goals people set this time

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CRAIC Technologies Introduces the 2030 PV PRO™ UV-visible-NIR Microspectrophotometer

As the new flagship product for CRAIC Technologies, 2030PV PRO™ microspectrophotometer is designed to non-destructively analyze many types of microscopic samples from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared.

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Molly P. Zhang Elected to Arch's Board of Directors

"We are excited to have Molly join the Arch Resources board," said John W. Eaves, Arch's board chair.

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Indonesia Halts January Coal Exports

Indonesia has suspended thermal coal exports for January in order to divert supplies to domestic utilities that are grappling with acute shortages, and to avoid widespread blackouts that could cripple economic activity.

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Indonesian Coal Producers to Declare Force Majeure Amid Ban on Exports in January

Coal miners in Indonesia are likely to declare force majeure after the government banned exports in January to increase domestic supply as power plants grapple with critically low stock levels, market sources said.

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Indonesia Projects Higher 2022 Coal Demand022 Coal Demand

As of 21 December 2021, Indonesia looked set to fall short of its 2021 coal production target of 625mn t, following rain-related disruptions to output earlier in the year.

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Coal is Still King

For all the talk about the demise of coal, it’s important to note that coal generated 35% of the world’s electricity in 2020, more than any other fuel. Even in the U.S., coal was expected to generate 23% of the nation’s electricity in 2021—up from 19% in

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Indonesia Miners Seek a Solution as Coal Export Ban Rattles Global Sector

Indonesian coal miners are seeking a quick resolution to a government coal export ban that is already causing fuel prices to rise and could disrupt the energy needs of some of the world’s biggest economies.

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Must-See: Surveillance Video Captures Baltimore Coal Plant Explosion

Surveillance video shared by a local business owner shows the moments an explosion occurred Thursday at a Baltimore coal plant, sending flames and smoke shooting into the air.

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Indonesia Bans Coal Export as Widespread Blackout Risk Grows

The government has prohibited coal exports in January, citing worries that insufficient supply at domestic power plants could result in widespread blackouts, a senior energy ministry official said on Saturday.

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Singareni Collieries Faces a Tall Order in Q4

The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd faces a daunting task of producing an average of 7.16 million tonnes of coal every month in the last quarter of the current fiscal to achieve the target of 68 MT.

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Kazakhstan Reports Increase in Coal Extraction Over 11M2021

Kazakhstan has extracted 103.7 million tons of coal over the period from January through November 2021, which is 4.3 percent more than during the same period of 2020, Trend reports citing Kazakhstan's Statistics Committee.

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Happy New Year From CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

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Indonesia Bans Coal Exports in January on Domestic Power Worries

Indonesia has banned coal exports in January due to concerns that low supplies at domestic power plants could lead to widespread blackouts, a senior official at the energy ministry said on Saturday.

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Corsa Coal Announces Director Resignation

Corsa Coal Corp., a premium quality metallurgical coal producer, has announced that Kai Xia has resigned as a member of the Company's board of directors effective December 31, 2021.

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American Coal is Making a Comeback! Coal Fired Power Generation Will Rise for the First Time Since 2014

The shift to clean energy will not happen overnight. Against the backdrop of high natural gas prices this year, coal power generation is now making a comeback in the United States.

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Vesting Day: How Welsh Miners Celebrated Coal Nationalization

New Year’s Day 1947, a Wednesday, was “Vesting Day” - when, for the first time in the coal industry’s more than 400-year-long history, the vast majority of the nation’s mines were brought into public ownership.

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