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U.S. Department of Energy Invests $56 Million in Coal Technology Projects

The projects further this Administration’s commitment to strengthening clean coal technologies and cover a range of topics.

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Shares of Peabody Hammered After Coal Company Ends Plan to Buy Back Debt

Shares of Peabody Energy sank Friday after the St. Louis-based coal giant announced it was terminating a cash tender offer to buy back $1 billion in debt.

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MSHA Fire Safety Alert Underground Diesel Equipment

On May 14, 2019, an underground equipment fire occurred on a diesel-powered water car. No miners were injured in the incident.

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ASGCO® Announces Newly Redesigned Website

The primary goal during the redesign process was to create a more valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices.

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UN Shamelessness

The UN climate show now warming up in New York City is pathetic. Global warming pressure groups have gotten the media, politicians... even school kids, reading right off their prepared talking points.

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Carbon Capture Technology is Critical to the Future of Coal—and Presents a Massive Opportunity for IP Innovation

For the first time in United States history, clean energy sources provided more of the nation's electricity needs than coal.

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Statement From Peabody Confirming Commitment To Pending PRB/Colorado Joint Venture

Peabody today confirmed its commitment to the pending PRB/Colorado JV with Arch Coal, which continues to progress through the regulatory approval process.

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Longwall Mining Operation Passing Under I-70 at West Virginia/Pennsylvania State Line

Longwall mining underneath the interstate — along with some subsidence, marked along the highway with dozens of “Bump” signs — has led to traffic backups over the past few days to the Dallas Pike exit in West Virginia and Claysville in Pennsylvania.

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West Virginia Mining Operation Shut Down; Owner Says It's Temporary

The Maple Coal mining site near Powellton, West Virginia was closed Thursday, leaving an unspecified number of employees out of work.

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Paringa Appoints New Executive Advisor

Paringa Resources Limited has announced the appointment of Jim Middleton as Executive Advisor to Paringa Resources Board. He will assist in further developing safe, efficient, reliable and cost effective mine operations.

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China’s Energy Game Plan Features a Giant Coal-Hauling Rail Line

There’s nothing quite like a massive coal rail to demonstrate China’s loyalty to the fossil fuel.

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Epiroc Wins Several Battery Electric Mining Equipment Orders

Less than a year after Epiroc’s launch of its new generation battery electric mining equipment, the company has won orders for those machines from customers in several countries including Finland, Australia and Canada.

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Another Coal Company Seeks to Buy Idling Blackjewel Mines

A letter and term sheet addressed to bankrupt coal supplier Blackjewel and provided Thursday to the Star-Tribune show Aspen Coal and Energy LLC has proposed to purchase Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr, the nation’s fourth- and sixth-largest coal mines.

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Peabody Announces Termination Of Previously Announced Tender Offers And Concludes Current Refinancing Activities

The company noted that, at this particular time, the debt markets do not accommodate a path toward completing the offers and achieving the company's refinancing objectives in an economic fashion.

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China's Premium Low-Vol, Mid-Vol Hard Coking Coal Spread Hits Historical High

The spread between premium low-vol and mid-vol hard coking coal prices to China has increased to a historical high due to reduced appetite for mid-vol coal from Europe and India.

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National Coal Council 2019 Fall Annual Meeting

The Fall meeting, in September, includes an open session of policy and technical presentations which is attended by the press and members of the public.

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China Plans the Most New Coal Power Projects Globally

China's total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts, the highest in the world and more than twice the amount of new capacity on the books in India.

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Iron Ore Price Plunges, Panic Selling of Coking Coal

Benchmark iron ore prices sank on Thursday as doubts about the efficacy of Chinese economic stimulus resurfaced, while coking coal prices plummeted amid oversupply and import restrictions imposed by Beijing.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 19, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 14, 2019.

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Addressing the Epidemic

Wholesale electricity markets are coming undone. They have been compromised by an ever-expanding accumulation of state mandates and subsidies that have turned any semblance of traditional competition on its head.

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Falling Prices Pressure Smaller U.S. Coking Coal Mines

U.S. coking coal producers are starting to show signs of strain from the steep drop in seaborne coking coal prices in the last quarter, as the outcome of 2020 domestic price discussions emerge and buying remains cautious in Europe and Asia.

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Contura Makes Deal to Reopen Eagle Butte, Belle Ayr Mines

Contura Energy Corp. has announced it has an agreement that will allow Eagle Specialty Materials LLC, an affiliate of FM Coal LLC, to operate the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte coal mines, which have been shuttered since July 1.

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Paychecks Cut For W.Va. Blackjewel Miners, KY And VA Still Waiting

West Virginia employees of coal operator Blackjewel LLC have received their final paychecks more than two months after the company declared bankruptcy on July 1.

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Wyoming Researchers are Working to Make Coal Cleaner

The public and private sectors are investing in finding ways to use fossil fuels long into the future.

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Contura Announces Agreement to Resolve Reclamation Obligations Related to Powder River Basin Mines

Deal allows for the replacement of $237M in Contura-held reclamation bonds and related collateral.

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Bluestone Announces Re-opening of Pinnacle Preparation Plant

Bluestone Resources Inc. has announced that as market conditions have improved, it will be re-opening the Pinnacle Preparation Plant and re-hiring many of the impacted workers.

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EPA to Hold 3rd Public Meeting on Disputed Coal Mine

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans to hold a third public meeting on Oct. 7 to discuss a By draft wastewater discharge permit for a new surface coal mine in northern Athens County, according to an EPA news release.

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Future of Mining Americas Returns to Denver With the Focus on Digitization, Innovation and the Future Workforce

The Future of Mining Americas conference takes place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from October 21-22 with a strategic focused commercial and operational agenda connecting the industry across the Americas.

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China Plans 226 GW of New Coal Power Projects

The projects approved by China amount to nearly 40% of the world’s total planned coal-fired power plants, according to the Global Coal Exit List database run by German environmental organisation Urgewald and 30 other partner organisations.

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Wyoming Governor Approaches Mexico About Exporting Coal

Consul General Berenice Rendon-Talavera of the Mexico consulate's Denver office and Gov. Mark Gordon's spokesman, Michael Pearlman, say talks have been brief and preliminary.

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Can Artificial Intelligence be Used to Improve U.S. Coal Plant Profitability?

Debangsu Bhattacharyya has received a $2.5-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an online tool that uses AI to monitor boiler systems at coal-fired and natural gas power plants.

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Annual Coal King Festival in West Virginia is Scheduled for Saturday

The Action In Mingo group will host the 47th annual King Coal Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Williamson, with various other events also taking place around the longtime festival.

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Falling Prices Pressure Smaller U.S. Coking Coal Mines

U.S. coking coal producers are starting to show signs of strain from the steep drop in seaborne coking coal prices in the last quarter.

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WVU Engineer Aims to Improve Profitability and Flexibility of Coal-Fired Power Plants Using AI

One West Virginia University chemical engineer is tapping into artificial intelligence to prolong the lives of power plant boilers.

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India to Surpass U.S. as World's Second Largest Coal Producer This Year

The country is projected to produce roughly 815 million mt in fiscal year 2019-2020, up from 730 million mt in FY 2018-2019, Bhattacharjee said Tuesday at the mJunction Indian Coal Markets conference in Calcutta.

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2019 SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting, in Conjunction with Challenges and Opportunities in Coal Preparation

As in past years, we'd like to invite coal people to attend the SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting, in conjunction with Challenges and Opportunities in Coal Preparation 2019.

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Paringa Resources Finds Funding for Poplar Grove

Dual-listed coal miner Paringa Resources has entered into a royalty finance and entitlement offer to raise funds to ramp up production at its Poplar Grove mine, in Western Kentucky.

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Peabody Closes On $565 Million Revolving Credit Facility

Peabody has successfully completed an upsizing of its revolving credit facility with additional commitments of $215 million and extended the maturity date for $540 million of the facility to 2023 as part of a comprehensive refinancing initiative.

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Electrician Death Marks Third W.Va. Mining Fatality In 2019, Second At Blackhawk-Owned Mines

An electrician was killed at a mine in Kanawha County early Tuesday morning. The incident marks the second electrician killed this summer at a mine operated by Blackhawk mining.

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India to Invite Bids From Global Coal Miners Before End of 2019

India plans to invite bids from global firms for the first time for coal mining blocks before end-2019, sources familiar with the matter said, a move that would end Coal India Ltd’s near-monopoly for the fuel as the nation tries to cut imports.

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Faltering Wyoming Coal Industry Bets on Emissions Capture Breakthrough

Many experts consider carbon capture essential to fighting climate change.

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Laid Off and Owed Pay: The Kentucky Miners Blocking Coal Trains

About 1,700 coalminers in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Wyoming were laid off without any notice on July 1 when Revelation Energy and it’s affiliate, Blackjewel Coal Company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Miner Killed at West Virginia Mine

An electrical shock was being blamed early on in the investigation into the death of a coal miner in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

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Fictional Book Tells the Story of a Coal Mine

“Black Damp Country,” about Ohio coal mining, is still the name of the historical fiction book about a tyrannical family patriarch and brutal coal mine owner, William “Buck” Storm.” Those owning the original book need only to obtain the epilogue.

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Komatsu's PC2000-11 Hydraulic Excavator is Designed to Load 70- to 200-Ton Rigid Frame Haul Trucks Faster

Komatsu's new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator is designed to load 70- to 200-ton rigid frame haul trucks faster and is an excellent tool for stripping overburden, loading coal, and loading shot rock.

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Move Mining!

Move Mining is a dynamic competition aimed at elevating the perception of mining. From grassroots to global, teams pitch their best ideas on how to share the everyday importance of mining with the public.

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Richmond Planning Commission Says Yes to Coal

After a contentious summer rally between environmentalists and union workers, the Richmond Planning Commission voted unanimously to keep coal in Richmond, Virginia.

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Mining Industry About to be Transformed by Automation and Robotics

A recent survey of top mining executives has highlighted that robotics and automation are set to have the biggest impact on the industry in the next 15 years.

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West Virginia Attorney General Leads Coalition in Support of Energy Rule

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently led a coalition of officials from 20 states in supporting the Trump administration’s pro-coal, Affordable Clean Energy rule as it faces a challenge in court from Democratic attorneys general.

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Coal Declining at Quicker Clip Than Previously Forecast, New Report Finds

The country’s energy data center tempered forecasts for Western coal production as demand for the mineral declines nationwide and market uncertainty persists.

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Burning Saudi Oil Wells a Wake Up Call

Over the weekend, swarms of explosive drones struck at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and sent the world’s biggest crude processing plant up in flames.

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Elga Coal Complex Linked to Russia’s United Energy Grid

Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports the launch of the Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System’s 220-kW Elgaugol electrical substation and 220-kW Prizeiskaya-Elgaugol electric power line.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 16, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 13, 2019.

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Predicted Coal Prediction Numbers Fall

The country’s energy data center tempered forecasts for Western coal production as demand for the mineral declines nationwide and market uncertainty persists, according to a new report released last week by the Energy Information Administration.

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India: National Centre for Clean Coal Research & Development Inaugurated at Bengaluru

“The breakthrough research being pursued at IISc in clean coal domain could potentially be game changer for meeting the energy needs of the country in terms of higher efficiency and capacity at lower operating costs and size," said Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

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SME Webinar: Behavior Science 101 - Understanding and Influencing Workers’ Behavior for Safety

Dr. Lori Guasta will overview worker behavior and how to influence it.

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India: Mjunction to Organize 13th Indian Coal Markets Conference

The theme of the conference has been chosen as “Indian coal: self-sufficiency need of the hour.”

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Bluefield Coal Show a Huge Success

Ending on Friday afternoon, the Bluefield Coal Show, this year with 197 exhibitors, including 40 new ones, was hailed a huge success!

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Peabody Announces Private Offering Of $900 Million Of Senior Secured Notes

Peabody announced today that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer and sell to eligible purchasers $900 million of senior secured notes due 2026.

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Bluefield Coal Show Featured Live Television Interviews

These were designed to showcase products and services while at the same time brightening up the show and providing a new focal point.

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China's Coal Industry to Usher in 5G Era

China's largest hard coal producer Yangquan Coal Industry Group has inked a framework agreement with China Mobile and Huawei on promoting 5G-based intelligent mining.

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World's Most Powerful Greenhouse Gas on the Rise Due to Green Energy Boom

The most powerful known greenhouse gas has been leaking into the Earth's atmosphere due to the green energy boom, it was reported on Friday night.

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England: This is What Snibston Colliery in Coalville Looks Like Today

In England, the doors of Snibston’s disused colliery were opened to the public at the weekend revealing the untouched interior of the Coalville landmark.

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Company Gets Permit to Build Coal-to-Liquid Facility in West Virginia; More Than 250 Jobs Expected

Company gets permit to build coal-to-liquid-facility in Mason County; more than 250 jobs expected

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Summer Coal Mine Tours Hope to Continue

With the first small coal mines opening in 1909 in the Gillette, Wyoming area, the Campbell County summer coal mine tours have been an integral part of local summer tourism for around 30 years now.

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Perry Says No Plans to Leave Energy Department

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Friday he had no plans to leave the Department of Energy, responding to longstanding rumors he was looking to find another role or leave the administration all together.

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England: Ferryhill 'Knocky-Up Boards' Saved From Ex-Miners' Homes

In England, chalkboards outside former miners' homes which showed what time they wanted waking for their shifts will be saved when the houses are bulldozed.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces Amendment and Extension of Existing Financing Agreement

Rhino Resource Partners LP has announced that it has executed an amendment to its existing $80 million financing agreement with Colbeck Capital Management, LLC that includes a two year extension from the previous maturity date of the agreement.

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New Study Suggests CO2 Capture From a Significant Fraction of Coal-Fired Power Plants in China Could be Less Expensive Than Previously Thought

China contributes about 30% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions with coal-fired power plants accounting for about half of this total.

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New General Chair Pleased With Bluefield Coal Show

Robert “Bob” Ramsey, owner of Peters Equipment and Ramsey Industrials, served as general chair of the show, replacing the longtime chair and founder of the show, Charlie Peters, who passed away in May 2018.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $110M for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has announced approximately $110 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under three funding opportunity announcements.

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Illinois Coal Association: Plants Show Strength

Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois Coal Association, told the Prairie State Wire on September 13 that he is slightly concerned about the coal industry as a whole due to recent events but he is not concerned for the association's coal mining plants.

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Construction Permit Granted for West Virginia Coal-to-Liquids Plant

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection officials approved the Domestic Synthetic Fuels air permit and project which is the first of its kind in the United States.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Leads Coalition Supporting Affordable Clean Energy Rule

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a group of officials from 20 states in supporting the Trump Administration’s pro-coal, Affordable Clean Energy rule as it faces a challenge in court by Democrat attorneys general.

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Climate Reality Check

Green New Dealers and a host of candidates are demanding radical, expensive new climate and energy policies.

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West Virginia DEP Approves Coal-to-Liquids Plant

Domestic Synthetic Fuels says its plant will employ direct coal-to-liquids technology to convert coal and natural gas, using heat and pressure, into low-sulfur diesel and jet fuel, gasoline and other by-products.

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American Resources Corporation Provides Update on Carnegie 2 Metallurgical Carbon Mine Development

American Resources Corporation, a supplier of raw materials to the rapidly growing global infrastructure marketplace, announced today an update on the Company’s Carnegie 2 mine development plan.

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Successful AIMEX Illustrates Continuous Mining Growth

The Australian METS sector has shown its buoyancy once again with the success of Australia's largest and longest-running mining exhibition Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition.

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Faltering Wyoming Coal Industry Bets on Emissions Capture Breakthrough

It was a sobering moment this July 1 in Gillette, Wyoming, when two of the largest coal mines in the country closed in midshift.

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ASGCO, WAGNER-Schwelm and NILOS Combine Conveyor Belt Expertise

ASGCO, founded in 1971, is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories to improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.

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Improvements Planned for England's National Coal Mining Museum

A planning application was submitted to make vital structural repairs to the headstocks at Caphouse Colliery on New Road.

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ASFE Steven Winberg Speaks at the International Pittsburgh Coal Conference

“The President supports harnessing the full power of innovation to make this critical fuel cleaner. He is also working to undo overly burdensome regulations on coal and fossil energy more broadly,” said Winberg in his prepared remarks.

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Globalcoal to Launch PLV Coking Coal Platform

Trading platform Globalcoal will introduce premium low-volatile (PLV) coking coal to its broking screen from October 9, in a bid to capture a bigger share of spot market liquidity.

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Blackjewel Hints at Recall of Miners

A letter to locked out Blackjewel LLC coal workers at the company’s shuttered Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr operations foreshadows a possible reopening of the mines and leaves almost 600 employees with more questions than answers.

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Ridley Terminals Export 861,506 mt of Met and Thermal Coal in August, Up 7.7% on Month

This was the smallest month on month increase in exports in five months, and the largest jump year over year in six months. August had the most thermal and met exports in nine months.

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Crowd Greets Last Coal Train Out From Kentucky's Dotiki Mine

There were miners, and family and friends of miners, all coming out to watch the train pass after the mine officially shut down production on Friday, Aug. 16.

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Becker Builds Safety Into New Longwall for JSW Coal Mine

Becker Mining Systems has demonstrated the possibilities of a modern longwall system in a planned delivery to Jastrz?bska Spó?ka W?glowa’s Budryk coal mine, in Poland.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 12, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 7, 2019.

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NMA Welcomes the Repeal of the Flawed 2015 WOTUS Rule

“Today’s repeal turns the page on a deeply problematic regulation that exemplified the last administration’s federal overreach," said Hal Quinn.

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Company Says it is Looking Forward to Resuming Production at Blackjewel's Virginia Mines

Rhino Resource Partners announced Wednesday that it has closed on an agreement to purchase some of bankrupt coal-operator Blackjewel’s assets in Virginia.

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CoalZoom’s Bill Reid Chairs Bluefield Coal Show Breakfast

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome everyone to the Bluefield Coal Show and the first day is always an exciting one,” said Bill Reid, Chair of the newly named Media and Exhibitor Appreciation Breakfast, on the opening day of the show.

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ASGCO® Announces Tri-Lateral Agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®

The partnership will greatly improve the ability to service and provide “Best in Class” products to their valued servicing distributors, end-user customers and original equipment manufacturers around the world.

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Museum of Mining to Get £1.8M for Renovations

A mining museum that was threatened with closure three years ago is getting £1.8m extra funding from the Welsh Government.

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Peabody Announces Receipt Of Requisite Consents With Respect To Its Tender Offers And Consent Solicitations For Its 6.000% Senior Secured Notes Due 2022 And 6.375% Senior Secured Notes Due 2025

Holders whose 2022 Notes or 2025 Notes are purchased in the Offers, respectively, will also receive accrued and unpaid interest from the last interest payment date to, but not including, the applicable settlement date.

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globalCoal to Add Premium Low Vol Met Coal Brands to its Broking Screen

globalCOAL announced Wednesday morning the launch of premium low-vol metallurgical coal (HCCLV) on its broking screen, effective October 9, 2019.

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Who Is Kelly Craft, The New U.S. Ambassador To The U.N.?

Kelly Craft is expected to take up her job as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. on Thursday. She's a Republican donor and is married to a billionaire coal executive.

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Drummond CBM Project Draws Scrutiny in Colombia

Colombia's largest coal miner Drummond vowed to continue extracting coal-bed methane gas at its Caporo field, dismissing environmentalists' call to stop in response to a court-ordered ban on unconventional drilling.

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Jimmy Brock Opens Bluefield Coal Show

Globally, coal is a growth industry with a massive installed capacity base catering to a basic human necessity – access to electricity,” said Jimmy Brock, President and CEO, CONSOL Energy.

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Bluefield Coal Show Breakfast Remembers Charlie Peters and Highlights Media, Exhibitors and Excellence in Business Award

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome everyone to the Bluefield Coal Show and the first day is always an exciting one,” said Bill Reid, Chair of the newly named Media and Exhibitor Appreciation Breakfast.

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Restore Competition to Electricity Markets

Are renewable sources of power ready to stand on their own two feet? Ask wind and solar boosters and the answer would seemingly be yes.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces Acquisition of Blackjewel Virginia Assets

Rhino Resource Partners LP today announced that it closed an agreement with Blackjewel L.L.C. and related entities to purchase certain assets from Blackjewel for cash consideration of $850,000 plus an additional royalty of $250,000.

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Emily Medine Appointed to Contura Energy's Board of Directors

“Emily’s deep analytical expertise in market strategy development, asset transaction analysis and coal contract issues has made her a sought-after advisor to many in our industry,” said chairman and chief executive officer, David Stetson.

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Industry Resiliency Touted as 2019 Bluefield Coal Show Opens

Jimmy Brock, CONSOL Energy President and CEO, outlined the opening of new coal mines and also gave an overall view of why coal continues to be needed and will always be a part of the electric grid as well as in the manufacturing of products.

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Bluefield Coal Show Opens Today

Thousands of members of the coal industry have arrived in Bluefield with over 7,000 expected over the three days!

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CNN's Climate Circus

CNN has flushed its courageous reporting and matter-of-fact analysis down the drain.

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Kentucky Pressures Coal Companies to Protect Miners' Wages

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has sent dozens of letters in the last several weeks to coal and construction companies that might be in violation of a state law requiring them to post a bond to protect employee wages.

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Bluefield Coal Show Hosts Job Fair and Business Resource Center

The Bluefield Coal Show, opening today, has two new additions: firstly, a Job Fair and secondly, a Business Resource Center for exhibitors and attendees.

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Coal Keeps South Africa Alive, Says Senior Coal Analyst

XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost has called for the continued support of coal in South Africa, especially considering that the commodity is what keeps the country, and its mining industry, “alive”.

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Mongolia Eyes Higher Value Coking Coal Exports; Logistics Key Challenge

"The government will fully support the coal industry as it has an influential impact on Mongolia's economy," D Sumiyabazar, Mongolia's Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry said.

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Bluefield Coal Show Opens Wednesday

The show “A Coal Show for Coal People” is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias with a new general chairman, Bob Ramsey.

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EIA's Latest Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts that the share of U.S. generation from coal will average 25% in 2019 and 22% in 2020, down from 28% in 2018.

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Legislation Introduced to Clean Up Abandoned Coal Mines

Two Pennsylvania congressmen introduced legislation to clean up abandoned coal mines, by ensuring states have enough resources to restore polluted sites to their original condition and to spur new economic development in former coal communities.

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$614 Million in Sales Expected for Arch Coal Inc This Quarter

Four analysts have issued estimates for Arch Coal’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $541.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $648.30 million.

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West Virginia Business Climate, Practices Detailed at Chamber Summit

Members of West Virginia's business community got a sneak peak and what they can expect going forward along with some advice on best practices.

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International Companies Large Drivers of West Virginia Growth

West Virginia exports $1.3 billion worth of goods to Canada. Exports include coal, oil, natural gas, aluminum, resins and synthetic fibers, which directly support 1,600 jobs.

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Bluefield Coal Show Opens Tomorrow

The coal show is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias and has a new general chairman, Bob Ramsey.

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Rhino Resource Partners to Sell Illinois Basin Coal Assets to Alliance Resource Partners

Rhino Resource Partners agreed to sell certain assets related to its Illinois Basin Pennyrile coal mining complex to Alliance Resource Partners, with the completion of the sale expected in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Coal Show to Bring Economic Stimulus

About 200 vendors are bringing the latest mining technology and services to the 2019 Bluefield Coal Show, but it will also bring economic stimulus to the area when it opens Wednesday.

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Coal Company Bankruptcies Empower Mine Workers But Highlight Rail Carriers’ Woes

The decline of coal is giving rise to the labor movement while also helping take down the country’s major railway companies.

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Electra Mining Botswana Promises Exciting Products

Co-located with the Africa Occupational Safety and Health (A-OSH) Expo Botswana, it is the only exhibition in Botswana that covers mining, industrial, power and occupational safety and health.

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Contura Energy Subsidiary Receives National Reclamation Award

Nominated by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, 88 Strip was evaluated and selected for the award based on criteria including compliance, post-mining land use, water quality, and innovation.

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A Coal Show for Coal People in Bluefield, West Virginia

Open for members of the coal industry and not open to the public, the Bluefield Coal Show is genuinely described as “A Coal Show for Coal People”.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 9, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 6, 2019.

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China's August Total Coal Imports Surge 15% on Year

China imported 32.95 million mt of coal in August, both thermal and coking coal, up 14.9% year on year, according to preliminary data released by China's General Administration of Customs on Sunday.

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Weak Coal Prices Weigh on Indonesia's State Revenues

The Indonesian government is unlikely to achieve its non-tax state revenue target for the mining sector this year because of weak coal prices.

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Caterpillar Introduces First Cat® Down-the-Hole Hammer and Bits for Blasthole Drilling

The new Cat DTH Hammer is 152 mm (6 in.) in diameter and is the first to be introduced in the new DTH line.

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Thousands of Coal People Converging on Bluefield, WV

The Bluefield Coal Show opens on Wednesday morning with the opening Breakfast at 8:30 am. Thousands of members and supporters of the coal industry are arriving in Bluefield September 11-13 with over 7,000 expected over the three days!

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Russia's Severstal Adds License to Extend Vorgashorskava Coking Coal Mine's Life

Russian mining and steel company Severstal has extended the life of one of its six coking coal mining assets by five years, from 2024 to at least 2029.

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Preparations Underway for 2019 Bluefield Coal Show

Cranes have already been working to unload equipment shipped in by exhibitors at the Brushfork Armory, where the show will be held Sept. 11 through Sept. 13.

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Sale of Cloud Peak Mines Leaves Navajo Nation in the Dark

As the dust settles after a summer of seismic shifts in Wyoming’s coal industry, the sale of three Powder River Basin mines has entered the final stretch.

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Plans Approved to Help Restore the Headstocks at the National Coal Mining Museum in England

Improvements are to be made at the National Coal Mining Museum in Overton, Wakefield, England to help preserve the rare attraction.

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India's State Ports Lift Coking Coal Imports

Indian coking coal imports moving through 12 key state-controlled ports were up by 14.9pc during April-August compared with the previous year as steel capacity additions increased consumption.

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Bluefield Coal Show Opens Wednesday

The Bluefield Coal Show opens on Wednesday next week! Thousands of members and supporters of the coal industry are converging on Bluefield September 11-13 with over 7,000 expected over the three days!

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Navajo Transitional Energy Company and North American Coal Bisti Fuels LLC Win State and National Awards for Safety & Reclamation

“We are extremely proud Navajo Mine reclamation work is being recognized by the National Mining Association, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the New Mexico Mining Association," said Clark Moseley, NTEC CEO.

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Manufacturer Adds Second Shift to Meet Product Demand

Industrial Plating & Machine successfully added new employees and a second shift this week at its manufacturing facility in Bluefield, West Virginia.

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Virginia to Award $10 Million for Coal Mines Reclamations

Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced last week that it had started accepting applications for projects.

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Europe Creaks Under Raw Materials Oversupply

Europe continues to creak under oversupply of certain iron ore and coking coal products as summer comes to an end, with redistribution efforts continuing and talk of significant iron ore supply being redirected from Europe to China in the fourth quarter.

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Coal Won't Have a Turnaround in the U.S., But the Story is Different Elsewhere

It’s true we are using less coal in the United States. Coal is more expensive for power generation than natural gas, and that's a primary market driver in our domestic downturn of using coal as an industrial fuel.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces Sale of Pennyrile Mining Complex

Rhino Resource Partners LP has announced that it has reached agreement to sell certain assets relating to its Pennyrile mining complex to Alliance Coal, LLC for cash and other consideration.

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Peabody Energy Feels the Heat of Low Price & Shipments

Peabody Energy Corporation has announced that third-quarter performance will deteriorate from the second quarter due to reduced pricing for seaborne met and thermal coal shipments, and deferrals on seaborne thermal and met coal shipments.

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U.S. Department of Labor Awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants For Mine Safety Education and Training

MSHA has announced the award of $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.

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Coal Miner: Shuttering Mines in U.S. Will Hurt 50,000 Americans, But Not 5 Million Chinese Miners

Cecil Roberts, president of UMWA, said Wednesday at the National Press Club that shutting down all of the coal plants in the United States would do nothing to make the planet carbon-free when China’s massive use of coal is ongoing.

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India's Coal Workers Plan Nationwide Strike Against Government Move

Four trade unions at Coal India Ltd and Singareni Collieries Co Ltd have called for a one-day nationwide strike on September 24 to protest against the government's recent decision of allowing 100% foreign direct investment in coal sector.

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Bluefield Coal Show is Largest Gathering of Coal People in Nation This Year

Thousands of members and supporters of the coal industry are again converging upon Bluefield September 11-13 with over 7,000 expected over the three days!

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The Energy Policy Disconnect Grows Wider

Lost in the noise of what candidates and pundits want for the nation’s energy future is what Americans want.

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Biden Repeats Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Campaign Mistake During CNN Climate Town Hall

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren offered proposals during Wednesday’s climate change town hall on CNN that mirrored what former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described as her biggest mistake during her 2016 campaign.

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Man Killed in Coal Mining Accident in Kentucky

Officials with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet report 39-year old Jeremy Elder died Thursday from injuries at the Cardinal Mine located Madisonville.

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U.S. Railroads Could Face Billions in Losses as Coal Demand Slumps

The systemic decline in U.S. coal production could cost U.S. freight railroads as much as $5 billion, according to a report produced by market ratings firm Moody’s Investment Service.

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MSHA Fatality #11 Final Report

On December 29, 2018, a dredge operator, was fatally injured at a coal mine. The victim drowned when the dredge he was operating sank.

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Unpaid Coal Miners' Protest Gets More Attention; Could Give Their Cause Leverage in Blackjewel Bankruptcy Case

The protest has garnered nationwide attention as a symbol of the decline of coal-mine unions.

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Coal Miners Plead For Their Jobs, Pensions While 2020 Democrats Plan to Eliminate Coal Jobs

The same day coal miners gathered in Washington to ask Trump and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to save their jobs and pensions, Democrats touted climate change policies, many of which would eliminate coal jobs without providing a replacement.

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Canada: Alberta Innovates Investing $1.5 Million in Coal Mine Reclamation-to-Biomass Project

The BIOSALIX project, led by New Westminster, B.C.-based environmental consulting firm SYLVIS, will use municipal organic waste from Edmonton to replenish soil with a willow crop at Westmoreland Mining’s Paintearth Mine near Forestburg, Alta.

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Coal Company Plans to Cut 205 Employees

An eastern Ohio coal company is getting hit by American Electric Power’s decision to close a coal-fired power plant, bringing yet another blow to the state’s struggling coal industry where production is at its lowest level in more than a century.

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The Decline of Coal is Taking a Toll on the Railroad Industry

Revenue from transporting coal around the country via trains is expected to drop $5 billion by 2030, or 5.5% of the railroad industry’s 2018 revenue.

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North Dakota's Lignite Industry Leads to the Way

The Lignite Research and Development partnership between the state of North Dakota and the regional lignite industry is just one example of how the coal industry in the state distinguishes itself from other generation sources found in the United States.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 5, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending August 31, 2019.

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As the Industry Struggles, Lawmakers Advance Coal Marketing Program

After a bruising summer in coal country, Wyoming lawmakers have been under pressure to help a flagging industry that has long served as a key component of the state’s economy.

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Longwall Mining Returns to I-70 Near Pennsylvania State Line

West Virginia Division of Highways Area Engineer Mike Witherow confirmed Wednesday that longwall mining operations are expected to proceed below that section of interstate as soon as this weekend, but is more likely to occur next week.

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Peabody Expects Third Quarter to be Hit by Lower Demand, Prices

Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp. said on Thursday it expected third-quarter earnings to be lower than the second quarter due to lower demand and prices as well as a delay in ramping up production at its Queensland mine in Australia.

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WVU Developing Critical Rare Earth Elements From Coal Waste

West Virginia University mining engineers are developing a method to create a self-supply of rare earth elements in the United States from coal waste.

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Ohio EPA Sets October 7 Meetings on New Athens County Coal Mine

Ccu Coal and Construction is seeking a draft wastewater discharge permit from the state agency for its Johnson Run Mine near Glouster, Kallanish Energy reports.

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Jimmy Brock, CEO, CONSOL Energy, Opens Bluefield Coal Show on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“We are delighted that Jimmy Brock has accepted our invitation to speak to us and to open the show.” said Bill Reid, Chair of the Media and Exhibitor Breakfast. “Everyone is invited to attend and all they have to do is to complete the form to get a free t

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UMWA’s Cecil Roberts Talks Climate Change Ahead of 2020 Election

Roberts spoke frankly Wednesday morning at the National Press Club about the struggles coal miners across Appalachia face as the industry contracts.

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Peabody Launches Process To Refinance Existing Term Loan And Revolving Credit Facilities; Provides Update On Financial Performance

Peabody announced today that it has launched a process to refinance its term loan and revolver with larger facilities to accommodate the pending PRB/Colorado joint venture with Arch Coal.

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Mine Workers Union Exec 'Pleads' for Trump to Tweet About Pension Rescue

Tens of thousands of coal miners are at risk of losing their pensions and healthcare benefits within the coming years – and these workers and their union are angling for any sort of help from the White House they can get.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: 4Q in Focus, Sentiment Bleak

U.S. coking coal prices held steady today as returning market participants take stock of downbeat market fundamentals and turn their attention to fourth-quarter contracts and scheduling.

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Asian Demand Supports Canada July Coking Coal Exports

Canada exported 2.51mn t of coking coal in July, up by 13.7pc from the same period last year, as demand from Asia more than made up for a shortfall in exports to European destinations, data from Statistics Canada show.

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Mining Compliance Solutions at The Bluefield Coal Show 2019

In alignment with complying with the MSHA's regulations that lowered the level of respirable dust from 2.0 mg/m3 to 1.5 mg/m3, Quaker Houghton offers DUSTGRIP®, a family of dust suppressant products, that includes a solid material product.

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Campaign Update: Miners Warn Democrats on Ending Coal

The head of the largest U.S. miners union said Democratic presidential candidates participating in a climate change town hall Wednesday need to assure coal miners they won’t suffer any “negative effect” from ending the use of the fossil fuel.

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UMWA President Talks the Future of the Coal Industry

In a video, UMWA President Cecil Roberts talks about the future of the coal industry.

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Clean Coal Technologies' Breakthrough Dehydration Technology to Revolutionize the Coal Industry

The technology applies controlled heat to extract pollutants and moisture from low-rank coal, transforming it into a cleaner-burning fuel.

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UMWA President: Climate Plans Must Accomodate Coal Workers

Democratic presidential candidates seeking to address climate change must account for thousands of coal workers whose jobs are at risk because of mine closures and competition from cheaper natural gas, the head of the largest coal miners' union said Wedne

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Bluefield Coal Show Only One Week Away

“This is shaping up to be an excellent show,” said new general chairman, Bob Ramsey.

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Number of Jobs in Coal Mining on the Rise

During President Trump's campaign, he promised to put coal miners back to work. News 3 has been looking at the numbers. Since Trump has been in office, coal mining employment has grown from about 51,000 to 53,000 positions.

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner Touts Large Success of Local Economic Development Efforts During Tazewell Visit

Warner said the federal government needs to honor its commitment to coal industry issues.

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Botched Bankruptcy Leads to Standoff in Kentucky Coal Country

Making good on payroll is usually routine in bankruptcy, one of the first matters of business. But that hasn’t happened for everyone, and the omission is creating headaches for white-shoe investment firms with millions of dollars at stake.

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Latest Innovation and State-of-the-Art Products at Electra Mining Botswana

Innovation will be a key driver at this year’s Electra Mining Botswana, taking place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from September 10-12.

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Kentucky's Riveredge Mine Closing November 1

The underground mine, which opened in 2014, produced 1.3 million tons of coal last year and had a 20-year supply still in the ground.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 3, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending August 30, 2019.

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American Resources Corporation Announces Organic Expansion Plans

American Resources Corporation announced today its organic metallurgical coal production expansion project that is expected to increase its metallurgical coal production from the company’s McCoy Elkhorn Coal complex.

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Cecil Roberts and Union Members Walk for the Past, President and Future

For several members of the United Mine Workers of America in West Virginia and other unions, the Labor Day walk from Marmet in Kanawha County to Racine in Boone County was personal.

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Coal or Free-Market Conservatism? Lawmakers Choose Coal.

Until earlier this year, it was unthinkable that Wyoming lawmakers would tell a private business that it couldn’t shut down an unprofitable portion of its enterprise or look for cheaper ways to run its operation.

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Cecil Roberts Will Discuss The Futute Of The Coal Industry

Tomorrow, UMWA President Cecil Roberts will discuss the future of the coal industry and the jobs outlook for coal producing regions if climate change legislation and initiatives are implemented.

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Life Beneath the Earth in Wyoming's Only Underground Coal Mine

In the Bridger Underground Coal Mine, the roof, walls and ground underfoot are composed of the black rock.

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Citizens and Officials Pay Respects to Miners, Veterans During Labor Day Parade

Politicians, residents, and guests, visited Pocahontas, Va. on Monday, to pay honor during the 28th annual Coal Miner’s Reunion.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ to Receive Award for Dessecker Mine Reclamation Project

The agency will be honored at the 2019 AML Reclamation Awards in Pittsburgh on September 9.

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Coal Companies Are Not Posting Bond as Required

Not a single coal company formed in Kentucky within the past five years has posted a bond required by state law to protect miners’ wages if the company suddenly shuts down, according to records obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Analysis: India Unlikely to See 4Q Coking Coal Support

Indian buyers are unlikely to provide substantial support to the coking coal spot market later this year, as smaller steel mills scale back production and the main mills remain well supplied by contracts.

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UMWA to Commemorate March to Blair Mountain

United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts and several others in the union’s leadership spent the first part of their Labor Day holiday hoofing it over a mountain.

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Derailment on Blackwater Line Delays Coal Shipments

A derailment earlier today on a sub-branch of the Blackwater coal rail line in Australia's Queensland is expected to delay shipments from the Blackwater coking coal and Rolleston thermal coal mines.

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Happy Labor Day From CoalZoom!

CoalZoom Wishes You and Your Families a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

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In Trump Country, a Group of Coal Miners Rebel Over Lost Jobs, Missed Paychecks

Since Chris Rowe and Chris Sexton were laid off from their mining jobs this summer along with 300 co-workers, they have been camped out here in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, blocking a train car full of coal from going to market.

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More Ground Gained With Abandoned Mine Lands

The 2019 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards were announced by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for outstanding achievements and techniques in reclaiming lands previously mined.

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West Virginia Man Writes Book About Coal Town

“Plymouth — The Putnam County Connection” is a pictorial look into the community’s coal and river history and heritage from 1887 to 1943 and its connection to Campbell’s Creek in Kanawha County.

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David Zatezalo: MSHA Works to Protect Miners' Safety

David Zatezalo: MSHA works to protect miners' safety

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Australia Launches A$12.5M Mining Research Centre

The Australian government announced that it will provide A$3.7 million in funding for a new national mining research and training centre called the ‘Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Comple

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U.S. Southeast Energy Sectors Gird for Arrival of Hurricane Dorian

Bringing with it the potential for significant impacts in the oil, natural gas and power markets, Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. Southeast this season.

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The Floor for Coal's Decline is a Topic for Debate

The market for coal being in a decline is not in question. But how that decline looks, whether it’s a soft glide to a steady floor or an ever-increasing spiral down, isn’t an agreed upon fact.

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The Usibelli Coal Mine on Day 6 of the 2019 Ultimate Adventure

Usibelli Coal Mine operates 365 days a year and averages 1.5 million tons of low-sulfur, clean-burning coal per year, way up from the 10,000 tons when the mine opened in 1943.

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Duke Energy Florida 2020 Coal Burn Expected to Fall 34.5% on Year

Duke Energy Florida is expected to burn 1.09 million st of coal in 2020, down 34.5% from 1.67 million st estimated to be burned in 2019 and 70.8% lower than the 3.74 million st burned in 2018, the utility said in a state regulatory filing Friday.

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Coal is Still Driving the Dry Bulk Market

While coal is still one of the driving forces of the dry bulk market, its elimination from the fuel mix is inevitable, meaning that at some point in time, ship owners will have to plan ahead, in a “post-coal” era, with limited freights.

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India to Overtake China as Largest Importer of Coking Coal

India will overtake China as the largest importer of coking coal by 2025, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said on Friday.

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