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Bureau of Land Management Issues Favorable EIS for Utah Coal Project

The move on the Alton Coal Tract was greeted with enthusiasm by local officials eager to see economic development, and was roundly criticized by environmentalists who say the mining would threaten nearby Bryce Canyon National Park.

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World Coal Association Comments on the IEA's 2018 World Energy Investment Report

The report looks at how investment decisions made today will determine energy supply and demand capacity tomorrow.

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Bridgestone Investing $12 Million, Adding Jobs in Illinois

The Bridgestone Americas tire plant at 1600 Fort Jesse Road in Normal, which employs about 400 workers, will add 30 employees through a $12 million investment, the company announced Tuesday.

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Kim Jong Un Visits Machine Factory of Ranam Coal-Mining Machine Complex

He acquainted himself with the production of the factory, going round the room for education in the revolutionary history, sci-tech learning space, machine assembling ground and other places of the factory.

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First Phrase of Ohio's New Jesse Owens State Park and Wildlife Area Opens

The park comes from the more than 60,000-acre ReCreation Land, former coal mining land that was reclaimed for outdoor recreation and made available to the public for free.

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DOE Launches New Lab Partnering Service

DOE has officially launched the Lab Partnering Service, an on-line, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories.

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Coal Executive: Trump Falling Short on Energy Policy, But It's Not His Fault

President Donald Trump still isn't achieving all his goals in undoing the Obama administration's energy policies, coal mining executive Bob Murray said Tuesday — but he doesn't blame Trump and his appointees.

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Rocket Technologies Adapated for China's Cleaner Coal Use

Technologies gained from developing the “heart” of rockets are helping China, one of the world’s major coal consumers, use coal more cleanly and efficiently.

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Investment in Energy Fell Again in 2017, Raising Fresh Concerns About Security and Climate Change

Investment in the global energy sector totaled $1.8 trillion in 2017, marking a 2 percent drop from the previous year after adjusting for inflation.

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India Coal Mining Company Singareni's Plans for an Integrated Mine Put on Hold

The coal company has plans to open/expand 13 mines this year as part of its five-year plan to take the production to 85 million tonnes from the present (2017-18).

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Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo Event Update

The Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo will be held August 7 and 8.

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Kaishan Group to Open Alabama Manufacturing Facility With 62 Jobs

Kaishan Group, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial air compressors, announced plans today to invest $11 million to build a new U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Baldwin County, Alabama.

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Acting EPA Administrator Wants to Depoliticize Environmental Issues

Andrew Wheeler, the acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator, seems intent on setting a new tone for the embattled agency but not a new direction for the industry-friendly Trump administration.

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Comprehensive Study: Carbon Taxes Won't Hamper the Economy

A carbon tax is effective at reducing carbon pollution, although the structure of the tax is important. Also, this type of revenue-neutral carbon tax would have a very modest impact on the economy in terms of gross domestic product.

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JSW Steel Restarts Coking Coal Mining in US

JSW Steel has restarted coking coal mining in the US after a gap of almost three years. Operations in the mines located in West Virginia were suspended after coking coal prices dropped below production cost.

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Special Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in Dispute Between Alcoa, Boonville Over Mining Regulations in Boonville, Indiana

The judge, Carl Heldt, voided Boonville's sweeping ban of coal mining within three miles of the city limits.

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Surging Thermal Coal Sector Boosts Australia's Whitehaven Coal

The company is experiencing increased demand for its high-quality thermal coal this year, a continuation of the improving conditions of 2017.

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Contura, Alpha File Merger Paperwork With SEC

The severed components that formerly comprised Alpha Natural Resources took another step Monday toward reuniting.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: July 16, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending July 13, 2018.

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Bowie Resource Partners Appoints New Senior Executives Alongside Recapitalization Of The Company

Bowie Resource Partners has announced the appointment of James Grech as Chief Executive Officer and Marc Maglione as Chief Financial Officer.

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Coal, Environment Groups Urge Return of Ohio Mine Cleanup Funds

Ohio environmental groups and the coal industry find themselves on the same side of a political fight over a fund meant to pay for the cleanup of abandoned coal mines.

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Canada's Grassy Mountain Coal Project at Center of Provincial, Federal Review

The Grassy Mountain Coal Project is a proposed open-pit metallurgical coal mine planned for a legacy mining area near Blairmore in southwestern Alberta, Canada.

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55 Good Things - Raleigh County, West Virginia - Exhibition Coal Mine

At Beckley’s Exhibition Coal Mine, thousands of tourists travel far and wide to Raleigh County to get an up close view of what an underground mine would look like.

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Chinese Energy Deal Still Moving Forward Despite Trump Tariffs

Even with President Donald Trump firing back in the trade war with China, the West Virginia official working hands-on with the Chinese on a proposed investment in the state’s natural gas industry still believes the deal will come through.

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New EPA Chief Draws Sharp Contrast to Scott Pruitt

Andrew Wheeler quickly made waves in his first week as the interim head of the Environmental Protection Agency, drawing a sharp contrast with his predecessor.

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Peabody to Trial Process and Wastewater Tech at Australia's North Goonyella Mine

The North Goonyella underground mine, around 160km west of Mackay, employs over 220 people and produced nearly 3 million tonnes (Mt) of metallurgical coal in 2017.

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Proposed Clean-Energy Policy for Arizona Will Be Costly, Prompt Plant Closures

Tucson Electric Power Co. says a proposed state policy requiring utilities to generate 80 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2050 is doable but would raise costs for the company and its ratepayers by more than $800 million through 2030.

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Coal India Expects 322 MT From Ongoing Projects in FY19

Coal India Ltd on Saturday said as many as 119 major ongoing coal projects are expected to contribute about 322 million tonnes (mt) to its estimated production in the current fiscal.

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Australian Resources Minister: New Coal a Backup for Renewables

In Australia, investing in new coal power plants will be a hedge against the possibility renewable energy doesn't get cheaper, Resources Minister Matt Canavan says.

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Bureau of Land Management Set to Approve Coal Mining Near Utah's Bryce Canyon

Alton Coal Development is a step closer to leasing 3,600 acres of land to pull up between 30.8 and 45 million tons of coal in Kane County, or up to eight times the current amount.

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Environmental Group Digs in on Cost of Wyoming Coal Power

The coal-critical environmental group, Sierra Club, is pressing Wyoming’s largest power provider to release its math.

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Prosecutors Rest Case in Federal Bribery Trial Involving Two Lawyers and Coal Company Executive

The prosecution rested Thursday afternoon in the federal bribery trial for a Drummond executive and two Balch & Bingham lawyers.

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Spanish Coal Mines Could Face €2 Billion Refund Bill

Spain’s coal mining companies may have to pay back up to €2bn in government subsidies, after environmental groups alerted the European Commission that they could be using the money to support their ongoing activities, rather than to close down.

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Coal Production Up in Southern West Virginia, Down Nationwide

Southern West Virginia produced nearly 10 percent more coal in the first quarter of 2018 as the region did in the first quarter of 2017.

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Durham, England Miners Gala Features Official Women's Banner

The 134th Durham Miners Gala is under way, featuring a banner celebrating the work done by women around County Durham during the miners' strikes.

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World Coal Association - Coal to Remain a Significant Energy Source for Decades

Coal will remain a vital growth enabler and source of energy for decades to come, says World Coal Association CEO Benjamin Sporton.

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Navajo Nation Negotiating Sale of West’s Largest Coal Plant

The Navajo Nation Council said the Hopi Tribe supports an agreement to sell the plant in order to keep it open, along with the nearby Kayenta Mine from which the plant sources coal.

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Renewable Energy Put on Blast During Gubernatorial Debate

The renewable energy industry was not treated with kid gloves Thursday during a Wyoming GOP gubernatorial debate.

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Miners Started a Protest Near the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

The activists of independent trade unions of railways workers, educational workers came to support them.

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Robot Trains are Slashing Mining Costs in Australia's Outback

Snaking through Western Australia’s Outback, a driverless train has made the first autonomous delivery of iron ore from a Rio Tinto Group pit to a coastal port.

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Chinese H1 2018 Coal Imports Hit Three-Year High of 146 Million MT

China imported 146 million mt of coal and lignite in the first half of 2018, up 9.9% from the previous year and a three-year high, according to preliminary data released Friday by the General Administration of Customs.

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Kentucky Coal Mines Charged With Cheating on Safety Tests

Kentucky reported that supervisors who were supposed to help safeguard the health of miners at two Kentucky coal mines conspired to cheat on tests for dust that can cause debilitating black-lung disease, a federal grand jury has charged.

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US Mine-Mouth Coal Mines at Risk

About 21 coal mines could be at risk of closing in coming decades, as the coal-fired power plants they supply retire. Of those mines, the majority are located in the western US, in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, and Arizona.

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Scott Pruitt is Still Under Investigation by EPA Watchdog

Scott Pruitt is gone from the Environmental Protection Agency. But internal agency investigations into his behavior will march on.

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Murray Energy Accused Of Frivolous Lawsuits Against Gas Plants

Harrison County Power, which is attempting to construct a gas power plant in Harrison County, WV is in for a fight as no gas power plants have been granted a green light in West Virginia.

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Climate Science is Not Settled

Science should always be open to challenge and investigation. The scientific method demands that conclusions must follow facts. We must never adjust the facts to suit a conclusion.

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Date of March 2019 Given for New Mining Heritage Visitor Center at England's Betteshanger Park, Deal, on Former Colliery

Date of March 2019 given for new mining heritage visitor centre at Betteshanger Park, Deal, on former colliery

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Ramaco Seeks to Develop Unique Platform

Ramaco Carbon's CEO said the company has tried over the past few years to develop a pretty unique integrated platform.

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There Could Be Eight Times More Coal Mining Near Bryce Canyon National Park if Trump's BLM Has Its Way

In the face of fierce opposition from environmental groups, Utah-based Alton Coal Development has long sought to lease 3,600 acres to mine nearly 45 million tons of coal near its existing Coal Hollow Mine in Kane County.

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Michelin to Acquire Farm-Tire Maker Camso for $1.45 Billion

French tire-maker Michelin is bolstering its specialty business with a $1.45 billion deal to buy Camso, a Canadian producer of rubber tracks for farm equipment and snowmobiles.

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Union Pacific CEO Says NAFTA Withdrawal

He said he is worried that a withdrawal from NAFTA after ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico would be an unnecessary shock to an economy that is booming from other Trump administration policies on taxes and trade.

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BP Review Shows Rising Coal Consumption and Highlights Importance of Low Emission Technologies

BP Review shows rising coal consumption and highlights importance of low emission technologies

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday July 12, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending July 7, 2018.

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Coal Gas Plans Under Scrutiny

A company insists that its interest in leasing rights on coal mine acreage is related only to producing methane from the mine, despite environmentalists' fears that its real goal is hydraulically fracturing geological formations there.

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Coal Miners' Lives Still Matter

If you wonder why black lung disease is not just still killing coal miners but also making a roaring comeback, consider the criminal indictments announced in Owensboro, Kentucky on Wednesday.

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New Turkish Energy Minister Bullish for Coal - But Lira Weakness Limits Market

Newly reelected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed Fatih Donmez as energy minister this week, leading some market sources to point to his support for raising the sulfur cap on imported thermal coal as a positive sign.

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India Tops List of Scrapped Coal Projects in Pipeline Since 2010

India’s ambitious strides in decarbonization and the transition to renewable power have seen her emerging as a country with the most number of coal-based generation projects cancelled between 2010 and 2017.

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Cloud Peak Energy Announces Chief Operating Officer Transition

President and Chief Executive Officer Colin Marshall said, “Bruce Jones is a proven leader and valuable member of the senior management team. We look forward to his continued contributions in his new role.”

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In Andrew Wheeler, Trump Gets a Cannier EPA Chief

Andrew Wheeler, the former deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ascended to the top office on Monday, replacing Scott Pruitt, whom President Trump forced out last week.

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In About Face, Utilities Urge EPA to Keep Mercury Rule

The electric power industry, which waged an epic legal battle against EPA's air toxics standards earlier this decade, now wants the regulations kept largely intact and is urging the agency to complete a required follow-up review by a 2020 deadline.

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Ohio Power Plant Developers Fire Back at Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance

The president of a company proposing to build a 630-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Harrison County, Ohio is firing back at a grassroots organization trying to kill the plant.

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US Energy Agency: Sorry Coal, Natural Gas is Having Another Record Summer

Between 2018 and 2020, natural gas is expected to continue to eat away steadily at coal's share of the US energy mix, barring any regulatory intervention from the federal government.

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Hurting for Buyers, US Coal Companies are Learning to Love India

India almost tripled its imports of the rock from America in the first quarter from a year earlier, helping fuel its fast-growing economy and making it the largest foreign buyer of US coal, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

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One Retirement Too Many

Rolling blackouts are so rare here in the U.S. that we almost view them with a tinge of nostalgia. But blackouts – especially during the height of summer or winter – can be dangerous.

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Scott Pruitt's Replacement Tells EPA Employees: When It Comes to Leadership, You Can't Lead Unless You Listen

Speaking before a packed audience, Andrew Wheeler touted his time as a career employee at the EPA and his coal-mining heritage, and he pledged to act differently from his controversial predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

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New EPA Acting Chief Signals More Inclusive Approach

Andrew Wheeler, the new acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, signaled a more inclusive approach at the agency, telling staffers roiled by months of ethics allegations against his predecessor, "You will find me and my team ready to listen."

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Permits for Four New Southern West Virginia Mining Operations Filed

Two Pocahontas Coal Co. operations in Rhodell and Slab Fork are among the proposed new mines.

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Eight Black Lung Indictments Allege Coal Mine Managers Lied About Health Safety

On Wednesday, eight former supervisors and safety officials at Armstrong Coal were charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy to defraud federal mine safety officials from 2013 to 2015.

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Turkish Court Jails Executives Over 2014 Mine Disaster

A Turkish court sentenced five mining executives to up to 22 years in jail on Wednesday for their role in the coal mine disaster in May 2014 that killed 301 people, the ruling showed.

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Justice Companies to Restart Three Idled Coal Mines in Eastern Kentucky

Coal companies owned by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice have announced plans to reopen three idled thermal coal surface mines in eastern Kentucky and resume production immediately.

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MSHA Checking Up On Coal Dust in US Mines

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is re-examining its own coal dust rule to see if it is providing miners with the necessary protection they need.

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World Coal Association Announces Leadership Transition Amid Resurgence in Coal Fundamentals

The World Coal Association today announced that it is embarking on a leadership transition as CEO Benjamin Sporton leaves the organization in September 2018. Sporton will become the head of the Global Cement and Concrete Association.

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Second Lawsuit Entangles Wyoming's Newest Coal Producer

The CEO that obtained Wyoming’s Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines last year is being sued for alleged unpaid royalties in Appalachia, the second lawsuit that Jeff Hoops’ West Virginia-based company, Revelation Energy, is facing in under a year.

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Miners Welcome Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Power Plans

The resources sector has welcomed recommendations from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to significantly improve electricity affordability for Australian consumers and businesses.

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Coal Groups Dig In To Save Power Plants

The coal industry is ramping up a campaign this summer to erase the “bailout” label that has become synonymous with the Trump administration’s push to save economically ailing coal power plants.

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Hopes Abound as Coal Jobs Return to Eastern Kentucky

"Every job that can be created in our county or in this region, helps our economy," said Letcher County, Kentucky Judge Executive Jim Ward.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal's forecast share of electricity generation falls from 30% in 2017 to 28% in 2018 and to 27% in 2019.

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EPA Crafting Power Plan That is Friendlier to the Coal Industry

The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry.

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Check Out the Great Program Lined Up At ICGCM!

The technical program scheduled at ICGCM is packed with more than 40 quality presentations.

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Scott Pruitt Might Be Gone, But the Work of Reining in the Out of Control EPA Must Continue

Pruitt helped size back one of President Obama’s most intrusive and overstepping agencies, whoever President Trump appoints as the new EPA Administrator must continue on this course no matter what the left throws at them.

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Epiroc Joins Partnership to Set New World Standard for Sustainable Mining

To set a new world standard for sustainable mining at great depth, LKAB, Epiroc, ABB, Combitech and AB Volvo have joined forces in a partnership and are starting a unique testbed in the orefields of northern Sweden.

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Thai Cave Rescue: Soccer Team All Out of Cave

The third phase of the high-risk rescue operation for the boys and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand played out quickly on Tuesday.

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Coal Mines Tied to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Plan to Hire 150 in Kentucky

The mines — two in Pike County and one in Letcher County — have been inactive due to a decline in the coal market, according to a news release from Bluestone Industries, a coal company with ties to the Justice family.

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Acting EPA Chief Puts a Premium on Transparency

The acting Environmental Protection Agency chief, Andrew Wheeler, is bringing to the job a "change in tone," the agency said, that could shed greater light on the decisions and actions of EPA leadership.

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Michelin Offers Two New Underground Mining Tires for the Most Extreme Conditions

Available immediately, the MICHELIN® X Mine® D2 Pro and the XSM® D2+ Pro Line of tires is designed with three key benefits: increased load capacity, improved tire life and improved aggression resistance.

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Department Of Energy Invests $8.8 Million In Innovative Technologies To Enhance Fossil Energy Power Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 15 projects to receive nearly $8.8 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects to develop innovative technologies that enhance fossil energy power systems.

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Look at the Planned £130,000 Memorial to Doncaster, England's Mines

The work, which is a mock-up of a piece of art which will be 18ft long by 8ft high, was put on display this week at a shop unit at the Frenchgate Centre, to mark the start of a crowd funding appeal to pay for the structure.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: July 9, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending July 6, 2018.

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JENNMAR to Exclusively Distribute Draeger Gas Monitoring Technology in the US Mining and Tunnelling Market

JENNMAR will also carry additional Draeger product lines to further support the JENNMAR mining and tunnelling customer base in the US market.

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$4 Billion a Year is Cheap if it Saves Coal Plants, Says Coal Group

“While $4 billion per year is not trivial, it is tiny compared to other investments for national security,” according to a new paper from the pro-coal American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity that will be released Monday.

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NACCO Industries, Inc. Forms Wedge Down Pattern; Strong Momentum for Sellers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.42, from 0.86 in 2017Q4.

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South Africa to Finalize Mining Charter Soon

The new Charter proposes to raise black ownership at permit-holding mining companies to 30% from 26% within five years and 1% of profits paid to employees and communities.

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Thai Cave Rescue: Soccer Team's Final Five Wait to Be Brought Out

The Thai Navy Seals, who have played a critical role in the treacherous rescue efforts, confirmed that four more boys were retrieved from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave.

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Alabama Coal Company Reopens, Names $2.7 Million Excavator After President Trump for Ending War on Coal

In a news release, RJR Mining Company, Inc. announced the purchase of a $2.7 million Hitachi 1900 excavator that it named “Trump” in honor of the president’s efforts to end the “war on coal” started by former President Barack Obama.

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£4.1m Lottery Grant Will See Restoration of One of Newcastle, England's Finest Buildings

The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, close to Central Station, was a key meeting place in the 19th century as scientists and engineers on Tyneside helped drive the Industrial Revolution.

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Four Boys Safely Pulled From Thailand Cave as Second Leg of Rescue Mission to Begin

Confidence soared that all 12 boys and their soccer coach will be successfully rescued from a flooded jungle cave in Thailand by the end of Monday after divers safely emerged from the cavern with four of the boys on Sunday.

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Forty Indonesian Coal Ships Stranded

Most of the vessels are in South Kalimantan and East Kalimantan, either loaded or waiting to be loaded, and are mostly destined for China, according to WoodMac.

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US Blasts Canada Over Report on British Columbia Coal Mine

The US State Department states that their Canadian counterparts are blocking the release of new data related to toxic chemicals from southern British Columbia coal mines in water shared by both countries.

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Africa's Longest Single Flight Conveyor Up and Running at Sasol's Shondoni Coal Mine

Shondoni is part of the company’s ZAR14 billion (US$1.03 billion) mine replacement program, which is geared towards keeping its southern African power facilities operational until 2050.

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Seven Ways Scott Pruitt's Legacy at EPA Will Live On

Scott Pruitt's departure as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator this week marked the final chapter of his troubled tenure as a Cabinet official dogged by ethics scandals but his impact on policy is likely to live on.

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EPA's Relief and Worries After Scandal-Plagued Chief's Exit

The Environmental Protection Agency’s newly named acting chief Andrew Wheeler has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties.

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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Plans Booth at Monday Market in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The booth is part of a new outreach program called “DEP Connects.”

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Russia Joins Global Trade War - Imposes Tariffs On US Energy, Mining Imports

Reuters reports that Russia's additional duties will apply to imports of fiber optics, equipment for road construction, oil and gas industry, metal processing and mining, according to an economy ministry statement.

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I'm More Than an Ex-Coal Lobbyist, New EPA Chief From Ohio Says

“I get frustrated with the media when they report I was coal lobbyist,” Andrew Wheeler said. “Yes, I represented a coal company, but I also represented a cheese company. I represented a lot of different businesses, a lot of different interests.”

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Efforts to Rescue Boys From Thai Cave Stall as it Becomes Clear Just How Risky Every Method Is

Late Friday, Thai officials were still trying to come up with a workable extraction plan for the group trapped for nearly two weeks deep inside the cavern, stoking fears that all available options remain too risky.

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ACCCE Appoints New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has named Michelle Bloodworth as the organization’s new President and CEO.

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Reformer Scott Pruitt Resigns

The radical Greens successfully mounted enough scurrilous rumors and stories to convince EPA reformer Scott Pruitt to resign.

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Incoming EPA Chief Has Coal Ties

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal industry lobbyist who helped lead an industry fight against regulations aimed at protecting Americans' health and addressing climate change.

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Key Witnesses Take the Stand in Week Two of Federal Bribery Trial of Balch Lawyers and Coal VP

Week two in the federal bribery trial of two lawyers and a coal company executive saw the prosecution's key witness - a former Alabama state legislator who they allegedly bribed - take the stand.

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South Africa Takes Lead in Race for Clean Coal

“Clean coal” is a centerpiece of the Trump administration’s energy policy to revive the industry, but there are signs that researchers here may have moved ahead of their American counterparts in the race to refine and commercialize the technology.

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From the Chilean Miners to Elon Musk, the World is Watching Rescue Efforts for Boys in Thailand

It was a Thursday afternoon nearly eight years ago when Omar Reygadas heard the explosion that would seal him and 32 others inside a mine in the Atacama Desert in Chile. He wouldn’t see the light of day again for 69 days.

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Alliance Resource Partners' Bottom Line Takes a Hit From Ohio Coal Plant Closures

The retirements of the J.M. Stuart and Killen stations left a large hole in CEO Joseph Craft's balance sheet.

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US Jobs Report: Mining Adds 5,000 Jobs in June

The increase continues an upward trend in mining employment.

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Retrospective Study of the Final Rule Entitled Lowering Miners' Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors; Request for Information

In the preamble to the final rule, MSHA stated its intent to conduct a retrospective study beginning February 1, 2017.

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Corsa Coal Appoints Matt Schicke as Chief Commercial Officer and Promotes Fred Cushmore to Vice President, Head of International Sales

Schicke has over 16 years of experience in the coal industry, with an established track record of success in building and managing coal trading groups, coal sales, coal procurement, risk management and supply chain optimization.

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South Africa's Shondoni Coal Mine to Help Sustain Sasol's Secunda Complex Until 2050

The Shondoni mine is part of a R14-billion mine replacement program to replace 60% of Sasol’s aging coal mines in the Secunda area.

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British Member of Parliament Anne-Marie Trevelyan

In Northumberland, England, Berwick Member of Parliament Anne-Marie Trevelyan has asked the Government to change planning law to prohibit the development of new opencast coal mines.

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Former Coal Lobbyist Takes Over EPA From Embattled Chief Pruitt

The new head of the EPA is a former Senate staffer who has worked behind the scenes to quash climate change legislation and promote coal. Andrew Wheeler, 53, now the EPA’s No. 2 official, will take over Monday as acting administrator.

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What to Know About Andrew Wheeler, a Former Coal Lobbyist Who Will Temporarily Replace Scott Pruitt As EPA Chief

“I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!” President Trump tweeted on Thursday, announcing Pruitt’s departure from the EPA.

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For the State of American Coal, Check Out West Virginia's Mining

In West Virginia, mining of thermal coal, used to fuel U.S. power plants, slid 7 percent in the first half of 2018 from year-earlier levels. Mining of metallurgical coal, the kind used in steelmaking, was up by almost the same percentage.

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The Fire Still Burns for the Coal Industry

Despite the rightly lauded gains that have been made in the renewable energy market, coal continues to contribute a significant proportion of the world’s global energy consumption.

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Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo Event Information

Every year the IMI holds an annual meeting and expo to have the opportunity to show-case the region and the benefits of coal.

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Thermal Coal Prices Hit 6-Year High

Benchmark seaborne thermal coal prices jumped to $120.10 per tonne on Thursday, its highest level since November 2012, thanks to tight supply in key Asian export regions.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending June 30, 2018.

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Scott Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator, Trump Says

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he has accepted Pruitt's resignation. Trump said that the agency's deputy administrator and former coal industry lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, will become the acting head of EPA.

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EPA Drafts Rule on Coal Plants to Replace Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration has drafted a new proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, one that is far less stringent than the climate plan finalized in 2015 by former President Barack Obama.

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Meet the Mining Tycoon Who Texts With Scott Pruitt

Few coal executives are closer to the White House than Joseph Craft III. The CEO of Alliance Resource Partners LP texts with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. His wife serves as the ambassador to Canada.

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Trump Plan to Save Coal May Put Lives at Risk From Pollution

The Trump administration’s plan to keep money-losing power plants open would save coal mining jobs but at the same time unleash more pollution that would cost lives, according to a new analysis.

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UK: Coal Authority Publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

The Coal Authority is a partner organization of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and are experts at resolving the impacts of mining. They manage related public safety, property and environmental risks.

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Corsa Coal Reports Plans for Expansion of Casselman Mine

The company owns the two-section underground mine operating in the Upper Kittanning Coal Seam near Grantsville, Maryland. Mining began there in July 2011.

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All He's Ever Wanted Is To Mine Coal. How Long Can He Chase His Dream?

For NPR's Embedded podcast, Kelly McEvers and Chris Benderev spent about a year and a half going to counties in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. They met one young man who did not want to give up on coal.

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Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania Raises Town Flag During Centennial Kickoff

The flag’s symbols include a coal cart in the center to show the town’s rich coal mining history and a keystone symbol on the cart for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Acreage in Leases Involves Coal Gas

In Colorado, gas would be produced from a coal mine rather than traditional drilling in the case of more than 5,000 of the nearly 8,000 acres the Bureau of Land Management is considering offering in an oil and gas lease sale.

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New High-Capacity Minetruck MT2200 From Epiroc Shifts Into Drive

The Minetruck MT2200 shares the same sleek dimensions of its popular Minetruck MT2010 predecessor, but the newest Minetruck can capably transport even heavier loads of up to 22 metric tonnes.

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GE to Build 660MW Coal-Fired Plant in Pakistan

GE said it would also be the first such power plant across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region, supporting the generation of efficient, reliable power at competitive costs for 1.3 million Pakistani homes and industries.

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Komatsu Europe Unveils Safety-Focused Rigid Dump Truck

Komatsu Europe, the European division of Japanese vehicle and equipment manufacturing company Komatsu, has introduced a new 142-tonne rigid dump truck, the HD1500-8, which aims to improve operator safety.

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Australian Newcastle Spot Coal Prices Hit $120 for First Time Since 2012

Australian thermal coal prices have broken through $120 per tonne for the first time since 2012, driven up by strong consumption in Asia and spot market buying by Japanese utilities to meet demand through the rest of 2018.

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China to Cut Coal Use, Curb Steel in 2018-2020 Pollution Plan

China will cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years, the State Council said in a long-awaited 2018 to 2020 pollution action plan published on Tuesday.

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India's Union Power Ministry Flags Coal Shortage in Letter to States

"Coal will be a problem for the next two years," said India's Union Power Minister RK Singh.

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BEUMER Secures Order for Prairie Eagle Mine Curved Coal Conveyor

BEUMER Group’s US subsidiary, the BEUMER Corporation, been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly four-mile overland conveying system at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois.

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Happy Fourth of July From CoalZoom.com!

Happy Fourth of July From CoalZoom.com!

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Coal Mining Company Xinergy Completes Sale of Kentucky Assets for $47.2 Million

The divestiture furthers Xinergy's greater emphasis on metallurgical coal, chief executive Matt Goldfarb said Monday in a statement.

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Support For Coal And Nuclear Power Could Harm Natural Gas

The U.S. Administration is seeking ways to save coal and nuclear power facilities from early retirement, citing concerns over a depletion of nuclear power in the energy mix and impacts on the resilience of the power grid.

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Trump Pitches Coal as Bombproof at West Virginia Charity Dinner

Trump told guests at a West Virginia charity dinner for veterans that oil pipelines are a national security risk and susceptible to bombings. He suggested the vulnerability could boost the coal industry as natural gas and green energy gains steam.

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NIOSH to Provide Free, Confidential Health Screenings

All coal miners (current, former, underground, surface, and contract) are encouraged to participate.

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After Missing First Quarter Targets, Coal India is Facing Criticism Yet Again

Company sources suggested that the prevalent 10-day coal stock with the power generators in the country against the 22-day stipulated norm is primarily owing to the hydel power sector missing its targets in the first quarter.

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Peabody’s Wild Boar Mine Honored with National Reclamation Award

Awarded by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission in the coal category, the award recognizes the company’s “dedication to the maintenance of environmental protection through efficient mining and reclamation practices.”

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Coal to Bounce Back to Lead Aussie Exports in 2018-19 Year

Australia’s coal exports will overtake iron ore in financial year 2018-19 starting on July 1, according to figures published by the government’s department of industry.

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Sandvik Acquires Inrock, a Leading Rock Drilling Tools Supplier

Inrock is a market leader in pilot hole bits, reamers, guidance systems, accessories and services for the premium maxi rig segment within HDD.

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Does CONSOL Coal Resources LP's PE Ratio Signal a Buying Opportunity?

CONSOL Coal Resources LP is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 8.7x, which is lower than the industry average of 13.5x.

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Don't Forget to Register for the Friends of Coal Golf Tournament!

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

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A Rich Seam Exhibition Launches Funding Bid for a Mining Statute for Doncaster, England

“Our ambition is to locate the iconic piece of art right in the heart of Doncaster – a celebration of our mining history and the huge spirit of our miners and their communities," said Cllr Nigel Ball, Cabinet Member for Leisure.

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Lighthouse Resources: Exporting U.S. Coal to the Pacific

Many Asian countries do not have sufficient natural resources to provide the energy their countries need; they must rely on imported energy from other nations.

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EIA: US Coal Production Dips 3% From Prior Week

Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 14.5 million st in the week ended June 23, down 3% from the prior week and 5.4% from the year-ago week, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed Thursday.

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Two Bristols Share Resources, But Face Very Different Rates

There are two sides to this old railroad hub about six hours southwest of Washington, D.C. - one in Tennessee and one in Virginia. The Tennessee city is healthy; its mirror image in Virginia is in near-crisis.

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Contura Updates Cumberland Outlook for 2018

Over the last several weeks, the mine has been experiencing unforeseen geologic conditions due to reduced coal seam thickness and localized soft clay influences within the coal seam.

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War On Coal Is Becoming War On Natural Gas

Is the reliability of our nation’s electric power grid threatened by the market-driven retirement of nuclear power facilities? Despite the wealth of evidence to the contrary, the answer according to a new report by the Nuclear Energy Institute, is “yes.”

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Wyoming Governor Candidates Talk Coal and the Carbon Capture Policy

Wyoming is largely dependent on coal, and Senator John Barrasso's Carbon Capture policy aims to capture carbon dioxide for use in other products. And candidates have variety of outlooks on how this will work in Wyoming.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: July 2, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 29, 2018.

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Alliance Coal: Fuel for the American Economy

Although coal’s total contribution to the American economy and way of life is impossible to estimate, coal production has demonstrable benefits.

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American Electric Power Extends CAPP Coal Deliveries to Rockport, Indiana Under New Purchase Agreements

American Electric Power ended up buying Central Appalachian spot thermal coal for its 2,600-MW Rockport generating station in southern Indiana for a longer period of time than it had specified in a recently issued request for proposals.

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Immersive Technologies Rolls Out Operator Performance Analytics, Delivering Rapid Results to its Customers

Operator Performance Analytics has significantly reduced labor intensive analysis by providing a system which provides insights into operational risk, safety, and productivity loss as well as machine abuse.

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The Romance of Mining is Not Just an Empty Phrase: Co-Founder of World Museum of Mining Inducted Into National Mining Hall of Fame

The National Mining Hall of Fame recently inducted geologist John M. Guilbert, who in the 1960s helped make the Butte's World Museum of Mining happen.

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How Komatsu is Increasing Safety Through Innovation

Komatsu has been providing the mining industry with innovative technologies to enhance safety for the better part of a century. Standard-setting developments include the company’s Autonomous Haulage System and personal proximity detection system.

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Government, Military Officials in Favor of Trump's Nuclear Bailout Plan

A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s struggling nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.

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Proposal to Sustain West Virginia Coal Waste Plant Sees Resistance

The Grant Town Power Plant is at risk of shutting down as its owner, American Bituminous Power Partners, has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, according to company filings with the state Public Service Commission.

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Canadian Coal Terminal Could Be Caught in Crossfire of Trump Trade War With Justin Trudeau

Author and former CIBC World Markets chief economist Jeff Rubin has suggested that Ottawa should "consider imposing its carbon tax on the trainloads of U.S. thermal coal that are shipped out from Vancouver's Westshore Terminals".

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Coal to Reclaim its Place as Australia's Top Export Earner in 2018/19

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are estimated to have reached a record A$226-billion in 2017/18, driven by rising liquefied natural gas exports, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said in its latest Resources and Energy Qua

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Will High Costs Derail Trump's Coal and Nuclear Bailout?

Lobbyists representing companies as diverse as Apple and Exxon Mobil have railed for months against President Donald Trump's call to bail out struggling coal and nuclear plants as likely to drive up U.S. power costs.

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Huge Mechanical Puppet Goes on Walkabout in England

A unique tribute to Cornish tin miners resonated with crowds in a former North-East, England coal mining community over the weekend.

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CONSOL Energy Inc Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $368.63 Million

Three analysts have provided estimates for Consol Energy’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $360.50 million to $382.40 million. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd.

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Alliance Resource Partners LP Sentiment Falls in Q1 2018 to 0.65

Alliance Resource Partners is down -0.55, from 2017Q4’s 1.2. 28 investment professionals increased or opened new positions, while 43 sold and decreased their holdings in Alliance Resource Partners so the sentiment is negative.

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IEEFA Update: The US Coal Industry's War With Itself

When the current presidential administration took office, one might not have expected it to be the beginning of a new coal war—of company against company, region against region—each seizing the industry mantle, but none representing it as a whole.

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Mining Contractor Wolff First in Australia to See Benefits of Cat Command for Dozing

Mining contractor Wolff Group is the first company in Australia to use Cat Command for dozing which allows a single operator to control multiple machines from a remote operator station.

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Scientists Add Conditions to Australian Mine's Approval

A committee has provided new advice to the Federal Department of Environment and Energy to help Australian Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg decide whether or not to approve Wallarah II near Wyong, Australia under the EPBC Act 1999.

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