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Westmoreland Secured Lenders To Take Over Kemmerer Mine

Westmoreland's Kemmerer coal mine will soon have new owners. The debtors behind the recently bankrupt company will take over and hire a new operator for the mine.

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BLM Seeks Public Comments

Federal coal leasing is a critical component to the Nation’s energy security, job creation and proper conservation stewardship.

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Black Lung Disease Continues to Surge in Eastern Kentucky. New Research Suggests Why.

The research provides further evidence that new mining methods used to extract thin seams of coal have led to the surge of black lung in Eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia and other parts of Appalachia.

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World’s Fifth-Largest Bank Drops Stink Bomb On US Coal Industry

The U.S. coal industry has been banking on overseas buyers to make up for its ever shrinking share of the U.S. power generation sector, but the world’s fifth-largest bank has just tossed a banana peel in its path.

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Friends of Coal West Golf Tournament in Craig, Colorado!

This Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be a great way to network and raise money for an important cause.

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Peabody Proceeding With Reventilation Of First Segment Of North Goonyella Mine

"This marks an important first step in the next phase of activities aimed at resuming normal operations at North Goonyella," said Glenn Kellow, Peabody President and Chief Executive Officer.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 23, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending May 18, 2019.

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Chinese Users Buy U.S. Coking Coal Amid Lower Offers, Paying 25% Tariff

The Chinese market saw the conclusion of two trades of US Buchanan coking coal with 40% CSR, 18%-19%VM, 7%TM and 5-6% Ash as offers, excluding 3% import duty and 25% tariffs, have fallen to entice buying interest, Platts confirmed Thursday.

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India to Surpass China as Largest Importer of Coking Coal by 2025

Fitch says the steel sector in China accounts for two-thirds of global coking coal consumption.

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Mechel Reports 1Q2019 Operational Results

Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, has announced 1Q2019 operational results.

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Epiroc Releases New Teleremote E-Tramming Option for Simba Drill Rigs

The Simba Automation package includes various functionalities to monitor, plan and automate drilling operations from onboard the rig or from a remote location.

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Nova Scotia Government Issues Stop-Work Order at Donkin Coal Mine

A stop-work order was issued Wednesday for one of two working sections at Kameron Coal's Donkin underground mine on the Canadian province's Cape Breton Island following a methane gas ignition Tuesday that had to be extinguished by miners

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Trump Coal Moves Hasten But Don't Increase Emissions, Say U.S. Officials

The Trump administration’s decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gases, but officials said it would make little difference in overall U.S. climate emissions.

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Mine Ready to Step Up and Deal With Methane Issue

Colorado's West Elk coal mine has announced that it is ready to actively pursue methane capture to mitigate the amount of the greenhouse gas it releases. Located near Somerset, it is currently the only active coal mine in the North Fork Valley.

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Sandvik Creates First 3D Printed Diamond Composite

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. The stones lack sparkle, but are perfect for a wide range of industrial uses, says the company.

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Coal Mine Historian to Celebrate 100th Birthday

This is a year of anthracite mining anniversaries and one to be noted on Memorial Day and on the following day may be the most tearful of 2019.

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Peabody Awards $125 Million Contract in QLD, NSW to Ausdrill Subsidiary

Ausdrill subsidiary, BTP has secured a further three year contract with Peabody Australia in its Hunter Valley and Bowen Basin coal mines, its second extension in two years.

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India Thermal Coal Output Seen Growing 4.3% Annually Until 2028

Fitch Solutions on Tuesday said India's thermal coal output is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.3% by 2028.

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The ACE Rule is Right on Target

The final Affordable Clean Energy rule is reportedly coming in June. It will replace the Clean Power Plan, bringing much-needed regulatory certainty and an approach to reducing emissions that, notably, doesn’t torpedo the economy.

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Inside a Southern Coal Conference: Pep Rallies and Fears of an Industry's Demise

The conference was focused on how to keep coal in the nation's energy mix despite its contributions to global warming and the controversies coal has engendered around mountaintop mining practices and black lung disease.

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Trump Admin Pushes More 'Clean Coal' Spending as Justice Department Investigates Failed 'Clean Coal' Project

In April, the Department of Justice informed Southern Company that it was under investigation “related to the Kemper County energy facility” in Mississippi.

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EQC Delays Coal Permit to Consider Company Background

A Wyoming state environmental review board Thursday withheld approval of a mining permit transfer until it could determine whether a sprawling web of coal companies’ environmental violations in other states should block the owner from operating in Wyoming

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The 115th RMCMI Annual Meeting & Conference June 23-25, 2019 in Vail, Colorado

RMCMI Annual Conference Registration is Open!

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet Approves $45 Billion in Aid for Coal Regions

Merkel’s administration announced an exit from coal power in February, saying it will wean the nation off the fossil fuel over two decades.

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ICI 4 Coal Derivatives Trade at Lower Prices

A total of 35,000t of ICI 4 thermal coal derivatives traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange today amid clear signs that the market was softening in line with a recent decline in physical prices.

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Canada: Morien Provides Update on Donkin Coal Mine

Kameron announced in early January 2019 that LAE had rescinded its approval of the existing ground control procedure at Donkin due to a fall of ground.

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Suit Led by West Virginia Governor's Son Claims OSM Broke Settlement Deal, Preempts Another Federal Lawsuit

Companies owned by the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice have filed a lawsuit against the federal Office of Surface Mining, apparently preempting another impending lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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World Coal Association Reaffirms Commitment to the UN Global Compact

The WCA is the only body that represents the coal industry at the global level, bringing together stakeholders to help the industry respond to the challenges it faces, encouraging innovation, and supporting members to be industry leaders.

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First Images Emerge From New Zealand's Pike River Mine

The first images from inside the New Zealand’s Pike river mine, where an explosion killed 29 men nearly nine years ago, have been released.

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Outcome of Australia Polls Boosts Adani's Mining Plans

The outcome of Australia's federal election in which pro-mining coalition government has emerged as favorite to form the next government has given a boost to Adani's mining plans.

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UMWA Reopen Agreement on Murray Energy Wages

The United Mine Workers of America is reopening the collective bargaining agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association in order to negotiate a wage increase with Murray Energy Corp. properties.

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Senators Roe, Moore Capito: Green New Deal Would Have Killed Coal

The so-called “Green New Deal” would have killed coal and severely burdened the U.S. economy, two Republican members of Congress told about 200 coal industry leaders at the 40th conference of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance on Monday.

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Coal City Tribute Will Honor Past, Present Veterans

In West Virginia, this Memorial Day, May 27, at 10 a.m., Coal City Veterans Memorial Committee and Sophia VFW Post 4326 will join to host its 15th annual community ceremony to honor all veterans.

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The U.S. Department of Energy Announces $46 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

The Phase I grants will allow small businesses to research technical feasibility of new innovations that advance the mission of the Department.

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Symbolic Moment: Pike River Mine Reopened as Search Begins for 29 Victims

The operation to re-enter New Zealand’s Pike river mine and recover the bodies of 29 miners killed in an explosion there nine years ago has begun, marking a “symbolic moment” more than two weeks after it was called off amid safety concerns.

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Coal Stocks at India Power Plants Begin to Decline

Thermal coal stockpiles at Indian power plants began to decline over the last week, although they remained markedly higher than the year-ago period, according to data released Monday by the Central Electricity Authority.

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Sunrise Seeks Permit for Long-Indled Indiana Mine to Possibly Sell Prep Plant

Sunrise Coal is seeking to repermit its long-idled underground Prosperity mine in Pike County, Indiana, most likely to make it easier to sell the mine's workable prep plant to one of several existing and planned deep mines in the area, a state official sa

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VCEA Opens 40th Annual Conference

The future of coal was the topic of discussion Monday as the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, the Southern States Energy Board and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research opened their 40th annual conference and expo in Tennessee.

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In Illinois, Cars and Trucks Top Coal as Biggest Contributor to Global Warming

If Illinois is to seriously crack down on greenhouse gas emissions, it has to start with the tailpipes of cars and trucks and the same day-delivery desires of home shoppers.

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Report Concludes Coal Has Future Beyond Current Uses

A report spearheaded by Wyoming-based Ramaco Carbon has concluded that coal offers significant uses beyond its current uses as a feedstock to fuel power plants or to produce coke for making steel.

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Americans, Take Note: Aussies Just Rejected Futile, Hair-Shirt Environmentalism

Over the weekend, Australians reelected their conservative government against all expectations. The race illustrated that voters’ very real concern for the environment doesn’t translate to support for environmentalists.

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Japan: In Focus

Coal still plays a fundamental role in providing baseload electricity and acting as a critical building block for many economies.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 20, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 17, 2019.

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Ten Key Lessons From Australia's Poll-Defying Election Results

Saturday’s Australian election provided an unexpected result, reinstalling a conservative government that most expected to lose. So, what are the take-home lessons?

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Contura Energy Drives New Metallurgical Coal Mining Plan

Contura Energy, the leading U.S. coal mining company, announced that it would invest US$25 million to US$30 million to drive a new metallurgical coal project in the Lynn Branch, Logan County of West Virginia.

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South Africa: Underground Wi-Fi Makes Anglo American's Coal Mines More Productive

Traditionally, coal mines use fixed underground telephones, which frequently require a long walk or drive to reach.

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Australian Voters Reject Climate Scare

This was not just the abject failure of climate change as a vote winner, it was also a crashing fail for the pollsters.

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Miners Welcome Australia Election Results as Morrison Takes Victory

The Australian resources sector has welcomed the results from the May 18 federal election, which was won by a Liberal-led Coalition with Scott Morrison at the helm.

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Controversial Australia Coal Mine Boosted After Shock Vote

A surprise election victory for Australia’s pro-coal ruling Coalition is ratcheting up pressure on the Queensland state government to approve development in one of the biggest untapped reserves of the fossil fuel.

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Australia: Coal Industry Urgers Re-Elected Morrison Government to Build New Coal Plants

In Australia, the coal industry has begun lobbying the re-elected Morrison government to support hardline positions, including building new coal-fired power stations and weakening approvals processes for new mines.

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Cleaner Coal: A Sustainable Choice for Powering Asia

The World Coal Association is holding a one-day conference in Tokyo, Japan on the theme “Cleaner Coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia”.

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Hatfield-McCoy Trail to Celebrate Anniversary

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail has been working with Cornerstone Coal, which has a mining operation near the trail. A new branch was created on the trail this year when the operation opened.

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13th Annual Mine Safety Mine Rescue Competition

The 13th annual Mine Safety Rescue Competition took place in West Virginia at Bluefield State College Saturday.

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Coal Still Fuels Economic Fire in Pennsylvania, Industry Study Reports

A new study found that coal mining accounts for nearly $7 billion in economic activity in the state, including $4.6 billion directly from mining and $2.27 billion from indirect and induced contributions.

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Coal Mining Heritage Festival Holds Final Day

Guests and residents enjoyed the final day of the Coal Mining Heritage Festival in Bramwell, West Virginia on Saturday.

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In Coal We Trust: Australia's Voters Back PM Morrison's Faith in Fossil Fuel

Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!"

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Coal Stockpiles at U.S. Coal Power Plants Were at Their Lowest Point in Over a Decade

U.S. coal stockpiles decreased to 98.7 million tons in February 2019, their lowest value in more than a decade. Total U.S. coal stockpiles have fallen as more coal plants have retired.

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West Virginia Pollution May Help National Security

Benefit isn't usually a word that you associate with pollution. Yet, West Virginia may be able to use some of its coal mining pollution to benefit the nation through the production of rare earth elements salvaged from acid mine drainage and acid mine slud

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Analysis: As Iron Ore Hits $100, Analysts See Longer Term Price Support on China Steel Output

As iron ore prices surpassed $100/dry mt CFR China on Friday for the first this year, hitting their highest level since early 2014, top analysts see support from an increase in Chinese steel output in April to over 1 billion mt on an annualized basis.

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Coal Rises in the East and Sets in the West But Responsible Coal Sourcing Remains Crucial

Expanding economic growth has resulted in a rise of coal demand by 1% in 2017 according to the International Energy Agency, with this trend set to continue due to growth in India, China, Korea, Russia, and Indonesia.

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Mines Recognized for Safety Records

Buchanan County and Tazewell County coal mining operations were among the 20 coal mines presented awards Thursday by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for no injuries on their sites in 2018.

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Report Finds Coal Power Investment Plummeting 75% Since 2015

A new report shows how more coal-fired plants were shut down as were approved, a reversal not seen since maybe the beginning of the Industrial Revolution began in England in the 19th century.

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Low-CV Indonesian Physical Coal Prices Edge Lower

The actively traded GAR 4,200 kcal/kg (NAR 3,800 kcal/kg) market saw an early June loading geared supramax cargo traded at $38.75/t, well below most offers in the market for this type of coal earlier this week.

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England: Miners Urged to Share Stories of Time in the Pits

Their stories will be used to create a special Community Showcase display at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery this summer.

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Freedom Under Assault

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” asked Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia as delegates departed the Constitutional Convention of 1787. “A republic, if you can keep it,” Benjamin Franklin replied.

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West Virginia University President Gordon Gee Talks West Virginia, Boy Scouts Connection

Robert E. Murray — who serves as chairman, president and CEO of Murray Energy – are among 13 people slated to receive the Boy Scout’s Silver Buffalo Award next month in Denver.

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Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards A

The TVMI scholarship is open to students from Mingo, Logan, Wayne, Pike, and Martin counties in West Virginia.

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Last Sunken Coal Barge Removed From Ohio River After Christmas Day Crash

Crews have removed the final barge from the McAlipine Dam.

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A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human causes of global warming.

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EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler Takes Self-Described Potshot at Green New Deal

"If the grid isn't back up and running, if we don't have the electricity, we can't run the drinking water system in the community and we're providing bottled water for a long time," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

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Marines Wrap Up Four Days of Training at Former West Virginia Surface Mine

More than 100 Marine infantry troops from bases in North Carolina conducted field exercises Monday through Thursday at a reclaimed surface mine in Kanawha County through a training site program coordinated by Yeager Airport.

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Twenty Virginia Mines, Nine Miners Recognized for Work Safety

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy has awarded 20 coal mines for having no workplace injuries during 2018.

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High Stockpiles at Chinese Power Plants to Put Pressure on Thermal Coal Prices

China's thermal coal demand has been on the rise in the lead up to the summer peak season, but high inventories at power plants could continue to put pressure on thermal coal prices in the coming weeks, Citi analysts said in a note Thursday.

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UK Raw Mats Imports Slip Amid Steel Challenges

Coking coal imports totalled 622,004t in the first quarter, down by 21.2pc year on year, according to trade data. March imports were up by 46pc from the previous month at 254,660t, but down from 383,292t a year earlier.

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Editorial: New Mine in West Virginia Could Have Far-Reaching Effects

When people talk about economically distressed areas in southern West Virginia, they usually focus on McDowell County. Nearly forgotten has been its neighbor to the north.

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Martin Motion Robotics Team Competes at FIRST World Championship in Michigan

Martin Motion, a robotics team made up of students from nine high schools, recently competed at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Central Illinois Regional in Peoria as well as the Idaho FRC Regional in Nampa, Idaho.

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How Coal India is Keeping Power Stations Humming

The summer is blazing, and collers and air-conditioners are roaring away, consuming power in vast quantities. Yet, there is no talk of any major power disruption due to shortage of coal.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday May 16, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending May 11, 2019.

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Contura to Develop West Virginia Coking Coal Reserve

Contura Energy, the largest coking coal producer in the U.S., plans to invest $25mn-30mn in a new coking coal project in Logan county, West Virginia.

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Longview Power CEO: West Virginia Plant Cleanest in North America, World

That’s why Longview is developing a gas-fired combine cycle plant near its coal plant, he said.

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Coal-Carrying Ships Departing U.S. Coasts Total 103, Down Four on Week

Departures off the U.S. Gulf Coast made up the majority with 50 carriers, up eight from the prior week, followed by 33 off the Atlantic Coast, down from 48 the week before, and 20 off the West Coast, up three.

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Senate Bill Would Further Research and Development of Carbon Capture Technology

The bill would incentivize collaboration between federal, state and private entities to develop facilities for CCS and direct air capture as well as pipelines to transport captured CO2.

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What Have the Top Trump Donors Been Up To Since 2016?

Trump secured a record $107 million for his inauguration after bringing in $333 million to his campaign and receiving $102 million in outside spending support in 2016.

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Coal Market's Rare Bright Spot Tempts Yet Another U.S. Producer

Add Contura Energy to the list of coal companies planning new mines, fueling concerns of a glut.

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WVU Expert Briefs Congressional Committee on Extracting Rare Earth Elements From Coal

RREs, the minerals that make electronic devices work, are essential to the economy and national security. Currently, the primary source of these minerals worldwide is China.

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Energy Investment Insufficient to Meet Demand, Says IEA

The findings of the World Energy Investment 2019 report signal a "growing mismatch" between current trends and the paths to meeting the Paris Agreement and other sustainable development goals.

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Higher Power Prices Offset Coal, Lignite Drop for RWE in Q1

Rising power prices and a strong trading unit performance offset a 7 TWh fall in coal and lignite generation for RWE in Q1 2019, the German utility said Wednesday.

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Australia Coal Ship Queues Clearing Slowly

Shipments from the Queensland port of Hay Point in Australia have rebounded strongly in the first half of May, but the nearby Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal has set modest targets for the month that will at best slowly reduce the vessel queue outside the por

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Access State Energy Information in One Place

EIA launched its new State Energy Portal today. Designed to deliver timely state-specific energy information in one place, the new portal has customizable visualizations that automatically populate each time a user returns to the page.

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National Coal Council Approves Report for U.S. Secretary of Energy

Members of the National Coal Council have approved a new report which recognizes that the U.S. is about to embark on a New Age of Carbon that will usher in significant opportunities for coal beyond conventional markets.

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Contura Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

Contura reported net income from continuing operations of $8.0 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the first quarter 2019.

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American Infrastructure Requires American Mining

Sound the trumpets, it’s infrastructure week again. While it remains anyone’s guess whether or not a bipartisan compromise can be brokered for a deal, the urgency for action on the nation’s crumbling infrastructure is greater than ever.

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President Donald J. Trump Is Unleashing American Energy Dominance

President Trump has rolled back stifling policies put in place by the previous administration that were holding back our country from achieving energy dominance.

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China to Provide Tariff Exemptions on U.S. Imports

The Chinese Ministry of Finance has allowed for exemptions on US imports, which have been slapped with tariffs amid ongoing US-China trade tensions, and this includes coking coal, market sources in China said Wednesday.

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EU Steel Woes Yet to Shake U.S. Coking Coal Outlook

U.S. coking coal market participants are closely monitoring the unfolding challenges in the European steel sector, with four key consumers of U.S. high-volatile grades either planning production cuts or facing less certain futures.

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Bernie Sanders Tries to Avoid Repreating Hillary Clinton's Coal Miners Gaffe, Says They Aren't Our Enemies

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stressed that coal miners and other energy industry workers “aren’t our enemies” at an environmentalist rally Monday night.

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Cloud Peak Energy Receives Court Approval of “First Day” Motions to Support Business Operations

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is headquartered in Wyoming and is the only pure-play Powder River Basin coal company.

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Australia's Pembroke Wins Government Approval for $700 Million Coking Coal Mine

Privately held Pembroke Resources on Tuesday won approval from Australia's Queensland state to develop a $700 million coking coal mine, as it pushes to tap strong demand for the steelmaking ingredient in Asia.

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BMA Achieves 'Australia Coal First' With Shuttle Car Proximity Detection Trial

“Shuttle cars are considered to be one of the more higher risk pieces of equipment in underground mines as they are used to transport coal from the development face to the coal clearance system,” BHP said.

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Milwaukee Engineer Creates Steel-Toed Boots for Women

Anastasia Kraft thought it was about time to offer females working in STEM fields a steel-toed boot that was fashionable and safe.

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Canada: Donkin Coal Mine in Nova Scotia Back in Full Production for First Time This Year

Kameron Coal's Donkin underground coal mine in Nova Scotia is back in full operation for the first time since late 2018, following approval from the Canadian province's Department of Labor and Advanced Education of a revised ground control plan.

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Labor Leader: Trump has Stopped Erosion of Coal Jobs

The president of the United Mine Workers of America said Tuesday that President Trump has helped stop the erosion of the coal industry, with employment holding steady under his administration.

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IEEFA U.S.: Cloud Peak Bankruptcy Reflects the Slippery Slope of Today's Coal Industry

In yet another sign of steep decline and restructuring across the coal sector, Cloud Peak Energy, the fourth-largest U.S. coal mining company in 2018, filed for bankruptcy on May 10.

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Dozens Attend Coal Miners Memorial Service in Illinois

Dozens arrived early Saturday morning for the Coal Miners Memorial Service in West Frankfort, Illinois to honor coal miners both past and present.

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Mining Compliance Solutions at Longwall USA 2019

In mining operations, priorities can range from safety to effectiveness and cost-efficiency. Solutions must work anywhere, in various different situations and conditions.

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Canada: Donkin Coal Mine Back in Full Production, Company Says

The mine was shut down at the end of December after a roof collapse. No one was injured, but the provincial Department of Labor ordered production to cease until a new safety plan could be approved.

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Over 400 From 30 Countries Attend MMC-2019

MMC-2019 brought the mining spectrum in its entire breadth and depth including mining ministries, international & national companies, investors, key industry professionals to explore opportunities on a global level.

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WVU Mining Engineering Program Releases Promotional Video

The Department of Mining Engineering, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources, WVU, has released a promotional video produced for the Mining Engineering Program.

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Veronica Towndrow-Bree is Leading the Way for Women in Mining

Veronica Towndrow-Bree wants to transform the perceptions of mining amongst local young people in New South Wales, Australia.

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Don't Forget to Register for the RMCMI Annual Conference!

The 115th RMCMI Annual Meeting & Conference will be held June 23-25, 2019 in Vail, Colorado at Hotel Talisa.

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North Korea Demands Release of Coal Ship Seized by U.S.

North Korea on Tuesday demanded the release of a cargo ship seized by the U.S. on suspicion of breaching UN and U.S. sanctions, the official Yonhap news agency cited Pyongyang state media as saying.

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Conservation Groups Set to Sue Over Surface Mining

Four conservation groups have given notice to President Donald Trump’s administration that it plans to launch a lawsuit against two federal agencies and the state of West Virginia over perceived threats to endangered species from surface mining.

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Mix and March for BBE and National Coal Mining Museum

Brass Bands England is launching a new partnership with the National Coal Mining Museum based in Overton, Wakefield, which aims to celebrate both a shared cultural history as well as highlighting developments made in modern banding.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 13, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 10, 2019.

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Underground Mine Lighting Exhibit

Colorado has an illustrious history of mining. The Pikes Peak Gold Rush brought unprecedented numbers of people into the region who helped build a mining industry that contributed to the industrial and technological advances of the late 19th and 20th cent

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Elko Gears Up for 34th Mining Expo

This year’s event features 490 booths, but exhibitors sometimes take more than one booth, so “at this stage we have 350 exhibitors.

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Charah Solutions Executives to Present at World of Coal Ash Conference

World of Coal Ash Conference is an international conference organized by the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.

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Mining Industry Gears Up for AIMEX as Visitor Registrations Launch

The Australia Federal Election campaign has so far seen all sides of politics weighing in on where they see the future of mining heading in this country.

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Coking coal arrivals slow at Polish ports

Coking coal imports at Polish ports have slowed in recent weeks, having risen in March after domestic production disruptions early in the year, according to port operators.

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CONSOL's New Itmann Mine First Since a 2017 Restructuring

CONSOL Energy says the market for met coal is right to move forward on development of a new mine in southern West Virginia. Although Consol is an historic player in the coal industry, they’ve only been a stand alone coal company again since 2017.

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Nearly 100,000 Coal Miners at Risk of Losing Pension Money by 2022

Miners argue that the federal government accepted the responsibility starting in 1946, when President Harry Truman signed an executive order creating a welfare and retirement fund for miners after a nationwide United Mine Workers strike.

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Analysis: New York Coal Phase-Out Expected to Have Limited Power Market Impact

The largest power market impact of stricter coal plant rules in New York state would likely be during winter peak hours, but with less than 1 GW of coal capacity remaining only a small portion of total generation would be affected, an analyst said Friday.

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Bankruptcy Beginning of the End for PRB Coal Powerhouse

Buckling under the financial pressure of carrying nearly $400 million of debt and a shrinking market for Powder River Basin coal, Cloud Peak Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday afternoon.

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Department of Energy Announces $89 Million for Innovative Manufacturing Technologies

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced $89 million to support innovative, advanced manufacturing research and development projects.

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2019 IMI Call for Technical Presentations

The IMI is seeking proposals for technical presentations at its 2019 Annual Meeting. Every year the IMI holds an annual meeting and expo to have the opportunity to show-case our region and the benefits of coal.

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Turkey Boosts Imports of Coking Coal From U.S., Canada

Total imports edged up to 573,405t in March from 541,538t in February, considerably higher than 329,120t a year earlier.

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SME International Conference on Ground Control in Mining - July 23-25, 2019

Choose what fits your schedule – one-day, two-day or full registration – and participate in the premier educational and professional development opportunities available at the 2019 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining.

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South Africa: Mine Owners Go From Being Jobless to Owning a Colliery

In South Africa, the efforts of eight former Exxaro Arnot Colliery employees who were laid off in 2015 have paid off. Their former employer not only handed them a lifeline, but also made them co-owners of the mine.

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Global Coal Market a Huge Map of Volatility, U.S. Producers Need to Adapt

Volatility in the global thermal coal market is the new constant as the Northern European delivered price becomes redundant and demand centers change, requiring US producers to begin to adapt their export strategies.

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World's Coal Miners May Be Digging Themselves Into Another Glut

A global push to dig new mines for steelmaking coal is drawing warnings that a supply glut could push the industry from a boom to a bust, mirroring the brutal 5-year price slump that ended in 2016.

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Cardinal Operating Company Seeks Bids For Coal

Proposals for term coal are being sought for delivery beginning Q1 2020 and lasting up to 3 years.

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Interior Secretary Mum on Whether Utah Will be New Home to BLM Headquarters

The Interior Department is finishing up an analysis on relocating the BLM from Washington, D.C., to the West and has included money for the move in its budget proposal, Bernhardt said.

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U.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions by Selling Coal

According to the Washington Post, the ship is one of North Korea’s largest bulk carrier vessels at 17,000 tons.

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EIA Expects Less Electricity to Come From Coal This Summer as Natural Gas, Renewables Rise

EIA expects changes in the mix of energy sources, especially for coal, which is forecast to provide 25% of U.S. generation this summer, down from 28% last summer.

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

Total revenues for the quarter were $58.7 million, with coal sales generating $57.9 million of the total, compared to total revenues of $54.8 million and coal revenues of $54.3 million in the first quarter of 2018.

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New Coal Mines Popping Up

A global push to dig new mines for steel-making coal is drawing warnings that a supply glut could push the industry from a boom to a bust, mirroring the brutal 5-year price slump that ended in 2016.

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Cloud Peak Energy Voluntarily Files for Chapter 11

Cloud Peak Energy intends to continue a marketing process for all of its assets. Cloud Peak Energy expects its mines will continue normal operations throughout the process, safely and efficiently meeting all customer commitments.

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New West Virginia Coal Mine Expected to Employ More Than 100

CONSOL Energy Inc. is developing a new low-vol metallurgical coal mining operation in Itmann with an estimated completion date in 2021.

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Coking Coal Prices Boost Rhino Resources Revenue in 1Q

Rhino Resource Partners' coal revenues totaled $57.9mn in the first quarter, up by 6.6pc on the year, supported by strong coking coal prices.

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Caterpillar Reports Progress on Enterprise Strategy, Sustainability

"These reports showcase our progress on introducing innovative products and services to make our customers more successful," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby.

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Cloud Peak Energy Voluntarily Files for Bankruptcy

One of the largest domestic coal companies has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Cloud Peak Energy warned of its financial problems in November of last year.

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50 Coal Power Plants Shut Under Trump

In total, 289 have closed since 2010, comprising 40 percent of the US's coal power capacity, while an additional 241 plants remain open.

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Wyoming Governor Optimistic About Coal's Future

Wyoming has a bright future ahead of it with the strides it has made in technology and education, but nothing may be brighter than its coal industry, which can not only grow stronger but be part of cleaning up the environment.

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Coal to Keep Sliding as Renewables, Gas Fill Gap

U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will keep sliding in coming months, federal officials said Thursday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry.

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Wyoming Governor: Coal State Can Lead With Climate Solutions

Wyoming's governor says his state can be part of solving the problem of climate change while producing more coal than any other.

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Adani Expects India Coal Imports to Hit Record

India’s thermal coal purchases are expected to surge to a record this year and remain robust through the next decade as domestic supply lags demand, according to the country’s largest importer.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 9, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending May 4, 2019.

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20-Year Coal Mining Operation Underway in Pennsylvania

Although the coal mining industry in Pennsylvania isn't booming like it once was, there are still major projects happening.

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Indiana Utility Asks for Rate Hike to Replace Coal With Renewables

The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. filed a plan with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to remove coal from its electric power mix by 2028 and replace it primarily with electricity generated by solar power.

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Against Backdrop of Punitive Mining Law Proposal, Americans Are Concerned About Growing Reliance on Imports for Minerals

As Congress considers changes to the General Mining Law, most Americans are concerned about our increasing reliance on imports for minerals that are vital to our manufacturing, energy and defense supply chains.

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Mines Named in Safety Penalty Lawsuit

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has gone to court aiming to collect nearly $4 million in unpaid penalties from 23 coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family.

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CFACT's Marc Morano Responds to Rolling Stone Attack

When the UN released a report claiming we are in for mass species extinction, CFACT's Marc Morano checked the facts, posted them at Climate Depot and spoke about what he learned on Fox News.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2019 and Updates Investor Presentation

Corsa's adjusted EBITDA was $9.2 million for the first quarter 2019 compared to $10.9 million for the first quarter 2018.

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Coal Miners are in DC Asking Lawmakers to Save Their Pensions

A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined retired coal miners and members of the United Mine Workers of America union in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to call for a fix to the coal industry’s failing pension fund.

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CONSOL to Develop Met Coal Mine in West Virginia

Consol Energy announced Wednesday it's developing a new low-volume metallurgical coal mining operation in West Virginia’s Wyoming County, Kallanish Energy reports.

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Flooding Disrupted About 1 Million Tons of Foresight's Coal Exports

Foresight Energy, which sold about 5.7 million st of coal in the first quarter, reported that recent flooding in the Midwestern US likely prevented the company from getting about 1 million st of coal to export markets.

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Cloud Peak Energy Races Towards Bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal reports that Cloud Peak Energy, the Powder River Basin coal giant, will file for bankruptcy within the week.

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2019 RMCMI Contractor Safety Award

The awards will be presented at our annual conference in Vail, Colorado on June 24, 2019.

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Foresight Energy LP Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

Coal sales totaled $267.3 million for the first quarter 2019 compared to $238.4 million for the first quarter 2018, representing an increase of $28.9 million, or over 12%.

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Affordability and Reliability First

Fifty-six percent of Americans want a more measured approach with a focus on affordability and reliability, with 19 percent preferring neither option.

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West Virginia Senators Capito, Manchin Push for Passage of American Miners Act

West Virginia Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin joined a group of bipartisan members of Congress to show their support for the American Miners Act.

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Wyoming-Based Coal Company Gets Another Extension

A Wyoming-based coal company has received another extension to make a $1.8 million payment on a loan.

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AML Reclamation Bill Filed in Congress Again

For the fourth time in as many years, members of Congress have introduced legislation aimed at using federal abandoned mine land funds to help revitalize local economies.

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IEA: Renewables Growth Is Stalling

Renewable energy deployment stalled out last year, raising alarm bells about the pace of the clean energy transition.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the First Quarter 2019

CONSOL Coal Resources reported net income of $15.2 million.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the First Quarter 2019

CONSOL Energy reported net income of $20.3 million and adjusted net income of $39.5 million.

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Coal Miners to Appeal to McConnell to Back a Rescue of Their Pensions

Because a pension fund for thousands of coal miners faces insolvency within three years, a contingent of retired coal workers will descend on the Capitol Wednesday, hoping to convince Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to back a fix.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Development of the Itmann Mine

CONSOL Energy Inc. announced today that it has commenced the development of a new low-vol metallurgical coal mining operation in Wyoming County, West Virginia, with an anticipated completion date of 2021.

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Federal Lawsuit Goes After 23 Jim Justice Coal Companies for Unpaid Safety Fines

The total amount sought is $4.7 million.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

The Company's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and equity-based compensation expenses was $13.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

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RECLAIM Act of 2019

Senators have introduced legislation that seeks to provide opportunities for coal reclamation and economic development in communities that have been adversely impacted by the downturn in the coal industry.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA estimates that U.S. coal production in the first quarter of 2019 was 170 million short tons (MMst), 22 MMst (12%) lower than the previous quarter and 17 MMst (9%) lower than production in the first quarter of 2018.

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Ernie Ellis Passes Away

Ernie had an adventurous, colorful and illustrious career in the Southern West Virginia coal mining business.

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Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei Introduces Commonsense Legislation to Support Responsible Domestic Mining

“This bill provides an important step forward in reducing our import reliance for minerals that can be sourced in the U.S., boosting our country’s economy and supporting U.S. manufacturing with domestically-sourced raw materials,” said Hal Quinn.

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Auction of Mission Coal Company LLC's Oak Grove, Seminole Alabama and Maple Eagle Mining Complexes

Murray Energy Corporation has been declared the successful bidder in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction of Mission Coal Company LLC’s Oak Grove, Seminole Alabama and Maple Eagle mining complexes, located in Alabama and West Virginia.

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Illinois Mining Institute June Scholarship Golf Outing- Register Today!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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AIMEX Back With a Bang in 2019

Registrations for Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2019 edition are now open with more than 6,000 mining industry professionals and an additional 2,000 exhibitor personnel set to take over in Sydney, Australia August 27-29.

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Dry Bulk Market: The Case for the US Coal Exports to China Trade

While the US-China trade friction of the past few months has, undoubtedly, hurt shipping in more ways than one (dry bulk shipping not excluded), it seems that some good can also be made of it, especially if a sustainable agreement can be reached.

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Caterpillar to Support Rio Tinto in Creating Technologically Advanced Koodaieri Mine

Rio Tinto recently signed an agreement with Caterpillar to supply and support mining machines, automation and enterprise technology systems for the new Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia.

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Remembering A Coal Miner Who Stood Up For Those With Black Lung

Robert Bailey started mining coal in southern West Virginia's McDowell County in the 1970s. By the time he retired from the Patriot Coal Company 36 years later he was already having trouble breathing.

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Miners and Their Families have Earned Their Pensions, Health Care Benefits

Right now, retired coal miners’ pensions, health care and black lung disability benefits are on the chopping block. It is time for us to keep our promises to them and ensure that these benefits are not lost.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 6, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 3, 2019.

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Coal-Carrying Vessels Departing U.S. Ports Total 73, Down 21.5% on Week

The drop was largely driven by U.S. Gulf Coast ports, which had 32 departures, 11 fewer compared with the week before.

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Using Coal as a Potent Antioxidant

Researchers may have found a way to prevent certain medical conditions from overwhelming the body's natural antioxidant system.

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Join RMCMI for the Arizona/New Mexico Regional Meeting!

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Arizona/New Mexico regional meeting will be held in Farmington, NM from May 15-16, 2019.

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Texas Mining Operator Receives Annual National Mine Reclamation Award

A Texas coal company recognized by Railroad Commissioners for transforming mined acreage into wildlife habitat has now received a national award.

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Media Attacks. CFACT Rebuts. Media Retreats.

Marc Morano, over at CFACT's Climate Depot, has been busy fighting the good fight of climate realism on various media fronts.

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Coal, Energy Conference is May 20-21

The Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance and Southern States Energy Board’s 40th annual conference and exposition will take place May 20-21 at the Meadowview Conference Center, Kingsport, Tenn.

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Ohio's Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner, Auction Set

Dinner followed by keynote speaker Steve Hook. Hook will speak and do a PowerPoint presentation about the life and times of Central Ohio Coal Company’s “Big Muskie,” the worlds largest dragline ever built.

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World Bank and Coal World Wide

A recent examination of the World Bank Group’s active global energy portfolio concludes that the Group is not sticking to its own climate pledges and in reality is contributing to growing fossil fuel emissions.

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Coal Miners Day is Observed on May 4th Every Year

On this day several organizations, communities raises funds and awareness for other organizations in the coal mining area and workers.

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Jack Caffrey Arts and Culture Center in West Virginia Seeks Donations

The Jack Caffrey Arts and Culture Center located on 143 Wyoming Street in downtown Welch was recently given a $55,000 gift from a local donor, but only if the center can raise a $5,000 match.

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Australia's Coal Exports to China From Gladstone Surge in April

The Queensland-based port exported 1.44 million mt of coal to China during the month, the highest monthly total in 10 months.

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Virginian That Wanted to Buy Kemmerer Coal Mine Blames Busted Bid on Creditors

The Kemmerer mine is owned by Westmoreland Resource Partners. As part of the bankruptcy process, the troubled coal firm was set to sell the coal mine to Tom Clarke for $7.5 million in cash and more than $200 million in secured promissory notes.

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Three Coal Ships Loaded at Dominion Terminal in Week Ended May 3; One More at Pier

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 145,407 st of coal on three coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week that ended May 3, compared with three that exported 248,659 st a week earlier.

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Wyonics Poised to Change the Face of the Wyoming Coal Industry

Wyonics is a company based at the University of Wyoming and has developed a method of processing coal products that can be accomplished with no burning, no corrosive chemicals, low to no waste, and has the potential to develop a new “coal economy”.

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Groundbreaking Held for West Virginia's King Coal Highway

The project will connect the John Nash Boulevard Connector of US-52 to Airport Road. This will provide drivers with easier access to the Mercer County Airport.

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Where the Wild Things Are: Elk a Tourism Draw for Southwest Virginia

The large size of the elk and their impressive nature bring awe to the thousands of tourists now visiting the mountains nestling the small town of Grundy, Virginia.

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Coal India's Supply to Power Sector Up 7 PC at 488 MN Tonnes in FY19

Public sector mining giant Coal India Ltd supplied 488 million tonne of fuel to the power sector in the 2018-19 fiscal, registering an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

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Flooding Cut Peabody's Powder River Basin Coal Shipments by 22 Percent

The flooding of rivers in the Midwest decreased first-quarter shipments of Peabody Energy’s Powder River Basin coal by 22 percent, the company noted Wednesday in a call with investors.

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Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mines; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (Pertains to Surface Coal Mines)

All comments must be received on or before July 2, 2019.

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Moody's Downgrades N.A. Railroads, Expects Reduced Coal Shipments

Moody’s Investor Service has downgraded the North American railroad industry from positive to stable condition as revenue growth is tempered by reduced freight and a drop in coal shipments.

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Canada: Teams Gear Up to Compete as Ontario Mine Rescue Celebrates 90 Years

The event is held each year to allow mine rescuers and mine rescue officers to hone their skills while at the same time solving unusual problems that might occur in a mine emergency.

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U.S. Mining Industry Loses 200 Jobs in April After Four Months of Straight Gains

Unemployment in the U.S. mining industry, excluding oil and gas extraction, fell slightly in April after fourth months of straight job gains, the Labor Department reported Friday.

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West Virginia Coal Magnate Sues Donald Trump Jr. for Weaponized Defamation

Blankenship claims that he lost his Republican primary election because people called him a “felon,” not as a result of the actual crimes for which he was convicted.

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Report: BURN MORE COAL Success at Duke Energy Annual Meeting

Based on the results of the shareholder vote at the Duke Energy annual meeting, BURN MORE COAL earned the right to present its “greenwashing audit” shareholder proposal again at Duke’s 2020 annual meeting.

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Illinois Mining Institute's June Scholarship Golf Outing- Register Today!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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Canada: Donkin Mine Issued More Warnings, Compliance Orders

Two more warnings and two more compliance orders were issued at Canada's Donkin Mine in April.

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Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Kemper Plant as Southern Warns of Possible Material Impact

Southern Co.'s utility subsidiary Mississippi Power is facing an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, related to the failed Kemper coal gasification plant, in its latest 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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The Bad News Continues for U.S. Coal Industry

U.S. coal exports will likely drop. Coal is piling up at ports across Europe, depressing both the cost of the fuel and price of electricity.

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Mining Body Releases Autonomous Systems Guideline

The guideline provides a framework for mining stakeholders to follow when establishing autonomous mining projects ranging from single autonomous vehicles and hybrid fleets to highly autonomous fleets.

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Warrior Met Coal Sees Record-High Coal Production in Q1

Warrior Met Coal produced a record-high 2.3 million st of metallurgical coal in the first quarter of 2019, up from 2.1 million st produced in the year-ago quarter, according to a company statement.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Celebrates Addition to King Coal Highway, Touts Alliance With Trump

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice was in Mercer County Wednesday for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the next phase of the King Coal Highway project in the Bluefield area.

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Friends of Coal West Golf Tournament in Sheridan, Wyoming

This Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be a great way to network and raise money for an important cause.

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UK Lawmaker Panel Plots Course to 2050 Carbon Neutrality

The UK's electricity sector is ahead of the curve when it comes to cutting carbon emissions, but the country still needs to raise its renewables capacity four-fold by 2050 to reach a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Senate Minerals Permitting Legislation Recognizes Vital Role of the Raw Materials Necessary to our National and Economic Security

"As demands for minerals continue to increase, we are seeing a parallel increase in minerals coming to the U.S. from foreign sources, a clear sign that the U.S. mine permitting process is broken," said Hal Quinn, President and CEO, NMA.

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Trump’s Nominee for U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft Has Billion-Dollar Ties to Coal

President Trump has announced that Kelly Craft would be his first official nominee for the U.N. ambassadorship. Kelly Craft is married to Joseph W. Craft III, a billionaire coal executive.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production - May 2, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending April 27, 2019.

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American Resources Corporation Restarts Production at Carnegie 1 Metallurgical Coal Mine

American Resources commenced initial development production at Carnegie 1 in the spring of 2017 to confirm the appropriate mining style and equipment that would be most productive and efficient.

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Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Hydraulic Excavators

The new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 feature increased power, improved production, and a new single “Power +” operating mode that does not compromise fuel consumption.

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Ramaco CEO Elected Vice Chair Of National Coal Council

Ramaco Carbon CEO Randall Atkins was recently elected vice chair of the National Coal Council for the remainder of the year and chair-elect for 2020. Atkins was originally appointed to the NCC by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in 2017.

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Montana DEQ Hears Public Comment On Black Butte Mine Project

The meeting was the last of three for public input on the state’s draft environmental impact statement on the controversial Black Butte Mining Project, located on private land near the Little Belt Mountains.

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U.S. Steel Announces State-of-The-Art Steelmaking Technology Investment at Mon Valley Works

The cutting-edge endless casting and rolling technology combines thin slab casting and hot rolled band production into one continuous process and will make Mon Valley Works the first facility of this type in the United States.

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Warrior Met Coal Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

Warrior reported first quarter of 2019 net income of $110.4 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, compared to net income of $178.7 million, or $3.36 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018.

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Federal Decision Means San Juan Mine Can Stay Open for 10 to 14 More Years

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement — a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior that oversees federal coal mining — released a record of decision Tuesday in the deep lease extension environmental impact statement.

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Subsidizing Grid Unreliability

As the share of coal power on the Texas grid continues to decline and as greater reliance is placed on renewable sources of generation, Texans are crossing their fingers that they don’t face rolling outages this summer. There’s ample reason for concern.

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Cloud Peak Gets Another Reprieve Amid Bankruptcy Concerns

Cloud Peak Energy gained another week of reprieve Tuesday, when the coal company reached an agreement with creditors to extend a grace period for their unpaid debt until May 7.

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Depressed PRB Shipments Drag on Peabody's Q1

Rail disruptions caused by severe cold and flooding throughout the Plains states in mid-February contributed to a 22% drop in Peabody Energy Corp. coal shipments from the Powder River Basin in the first quarter of 2019.

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Calandra Group LLC., purchases Roller Shop Division of Fenner Dunlop Americas

Calandra Group LLC has announced the completion of its Asset Purchase Agreement with the roller shop division of Classic Conveyor, a division of Fenner Dunlop America’s.

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Contura Deep Mine 41 Roof Bolter Lost Arm in Incident

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy said Tuesday it has not yet completed its investigation into an early morning accident April 24 that cost a coal miner his arm.

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MSHA: U.S. Western Basin Coal Production Totals 16.6 Million in Q1, Up 4.8% on Quarter

Wolverine Fuel's Sufco mine in Utah was the top producer in the quarter with total output of over 1.5 million st, up 6.7% from the previous quarter and up 33.3% from the year-ago quarter.

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Mine Operator Hiring in Southern West Virginia

Jennmar is hiring miners for a job set to begin soon. Representatives for the company were at Tamarack Tuesday seeking applications from both red and black hat miners.

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Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance and Southern States Energy Board 40th Annual Conference to be Held May 20-21, 2019

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Embarking on Coal’s New Era”.

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RECLAIM Act Would Direct Mine Reclamation Funds for Economic Development

The RECLAIM Act aims at using coal mine reclamation monies to bolster economic development in communities most impacted by the downturn of the coal industry.

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Ohio: Harrison Coal & Reclamation Park to Hold Annual Dinner

The 25th Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park will be held May 11, at Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace Lodge in Ohio.

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Firm Seeks Approval to Flare Gas From Mine

A subsidiary of Oxbow Mining, which formerly ran the Elk Creek Mine in Colorado's North Fork Valley is pursuing approval to flare methane gas from the nearby Bowie No. 2 Mine.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Mineral Resources Changes How Estimates for Cleaning Up Coal Mining Sites Will Be Figured

At a private meeting, coal company leaders lobbied the state of Ohio to base its cost estimates for cleaning up mining sites only on what’s actually mined in the first year of a permit.

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Carbon Capture Could Keep Global Warming in Check - Here's How It Works

With only 11 or so years to dramatically cut our emissions and avert the worst impacts of climate change, officials are proposing big goals. California, Hawaii, and New Mexico all aim to switch to carbon-free energy by 2045.

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UK: Wales Celebrates Welsh Days June 28-29

In the UK, the quiet town of Wales, originally named “Coal Bed,” due to the coal mines operated by immigrants from Wales, will get a bit rowdier for the annual Welsh Days, scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, in the city park, 150 Sou

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