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Atlantic Coking Coal: Prices Hold Steady

After surging over the past fortnight on the back of tightening stocks and growing optimism among miners anxious to emerge from a market trough, US coking prices were stable today.

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Analysts Provide Insight on How High Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Can Go

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) concluded the trading on Thursday, Sep 17, with a rise of 16.2% from its closing price on previous day.

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WDEQ Presents Wyoming Coal Reclamation Award to Peabody

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded the 2020 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for coal to Peabody Powder River Mining LLC regarding its management practices.

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Rural Lawmakers Feel Betrayed That a Utah Power Plant Gets Some of its Coal From Colorado

Back in the 1980s, Utah lawmakers thought they had “a gentlemen’s agreement” with the then-new Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) outside Delta to exclusively burn coal mined in Utah.

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New Continuous Miner to Launch in 2021

Manufacturing of the JAE 38 Wildcub continuous miner – mining equipment and services provider JA Engineering’s newest offering – has started and will be delivered at the end of January 2021.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on June 19, 2020

On June 19, 2020, a miner died while inspecting a stockpile for oversized material.

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Digital Transformation of the Coal Sector, CCC/307

The global power industry is undergoing fundamental changes of decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization, which pose significant challenges to energy systems and the coal sector, especially coal?fired power generation.

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I-70 Near State Line Fully Reopened to Traffic… For Now

While a small stretch of I-70 was paved in Ohio County last month near the PA state line following a panel of longwall coal mining moving beneath that area, the WV Welcome Center building is expected to remain closed until sometime next year.

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Canada: RPMGlobal Bolsters Coal Scheduling Solution With Support for Longwall Mining

UGCS is RPMGlobal’s scheduling package purpose-built for underground coal operations; the software already supported other mining methods, such as room and pillar.

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Mackay Wins Women's Award for Underground Tablet

Anglo American’s Larnie Mackay has been recognized as the winner of the inaugural Technological Innovation Award at the 2020 Women in Resources Awards.

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Major Chinese Producers Push Up Coal Output

Coal production by major Chinese state-controlled producers Shenhua Energy and China Energy increased in August, slowing the decline in China's national coal output.

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Appellate Court Shuts Down Oakland’s Speech Protection Suit Against Coal Exporters

A California appellate court chided the city of Oakland Thursday for bringing an anti-SLAPP motion against developers of what stands to be the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast on the site of a decommissioned army base in West Oakland.

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Preventing Conveyor Belt Fatalities in Mining

MSHA reports that there have been eight fatalities involving belt conveyors in the mining industry since January 26, 2017. Six involved miners working near moving conveyors, while two involved maintenance of an idle conveyor.

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This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators

West Virginia environmental regulators are proposing fine reductions for water pollution violations from a coal company owned by Gov. Jim Justice, even after the company promised to clean up its mines.

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Businesses Call on US Insurers to Join Global Trend of Ditching Fossil Fuels

A coalition of businesses across the United States joined to push the country's insurance sector to stop insuring and investing in the fossil fuel sector.

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Indonesian Power Sector Coal Intake to Dip in 2020

Coal consumption by Indonesia's power sector this year is expected to edge lower from a year earlier and also fall short of earlier projections, as the country's Covid-19 lockdown weighs on electricity demand and generation.

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Australia: NSW Endorses Russell Vale Coal Mine Expansion

The New South Wales Government has recommended that the Independent Planning Commission approves the expansion of Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale mine.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 17, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 12, 2020.

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The Urgency Continues to Build for U.S. Leadership on CCUS

The clean energy technologies we will need tomorrow hinge on innovation today. That is the bottom line of a new International Energy Agency (IEA) study that analyzes what is needed to achieve global emissions reduction goals.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 7/9/2020

On July 9, 2020, a mine superintendent was electrocuted while attempting to reverse the polarity of a 4,160 VAC circuit by switching the leads inside an energized 4,160 VAC enclosure that contained a vacuum circuit breaker and disconnect.

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Facebook's New Climate Center Reveals Storms and Fires Natural

Facebook let it slip. Joe Biden, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi and a host of politicians and media celebrities have been blaming devastating hurricanes and fires on climate change.

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Murray Energy Emerges From Bankruptcy as New Company

Murray Energy Corp. has emerged from bankruptcy to become American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc., the union representing the company’s miners announced Wednesday.

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Blackhawk to Idle West Virginia Met Coal Mine

Blackhawk Mining and its subsidiaries are to idle the Black Oak underground metallurgical coal mine and nearby operations in Boone County, West Virginia, which will result in 164 people losing their jobs on Nov. 12.

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Murray Energy Successfully Consummates Going-Concern Sale Transaction

Through the restructuring process, Murray effectuated the sale of substantially all of their assets to American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc., a new entity formed at the direction of an ad hoc group of Murray’s superpriority term loan lenders.

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US Coal Companies Now Squeezed by Pandemic Spent Billions on Shareholder Returns

Weak demand exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic is putting pressure on U.S. coal mining companies that doled out cash to shareholders prior to the outbreak.

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Learn About the State of the Mining Market at THRIVE

Join the THRIVE two-day virtual event and uncover new opportunities, extract value and navigate the renewed market environment following the COVID-19 disruption.

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US Agency Proposes Expanding Waters Open to Impacts Without Permits

The Trump administration has proposed further rolling back protections for federal wetlands and waterways impacted by coal mining, renewable energy construction, farming and other kinds of commercial activities.

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Indian Ships Return for Queensland Coking Coal

Indian shippers are returning to Queensland coal ports in greater numbers, according to shipping lists for the second half of September, after six months of below average coal shipments from Australia.

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Alberta Coal Production Falls to Over 12-Year Low in July

Coal production in Alberta, Canada, fell to over a 12-year year low 1.3 million mt in July, down from 1.77 million mt in June and 1.78 million mt, according to data from the Alberta Energy Regulator released Sept. 15.

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American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. Emerges From Murray Energy Bankruptcy, All UMWA Members Rehired

“After nearly a year, the Murray Energy bankruptcy proceedings are finally over with the closing of the transaction shifting all the company’s assets to American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc.," said UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts.

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A Message from Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steve Winberg

This week the U.S. Department of Energy selected twelve projects to receive approximately $34 million to develop advanced technologies that can progress the present state of small-scale solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) hybrid systems.

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Murray Energy Exits Bankruptcy, Rehires Union Miners

Coal mining giant Murray Energy Corp. has emerged from bankruptcy with a new name and a commitment to rehire all of its former union employees, according to a news release from the United Mine Workers of America.

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Biden Fell For the Most Radical Climate Hustles in the Book

If you thought Governor Newsom using climate to distract from his failure to protect California from wildfires was outrageous, brace yourself for Biden.

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Coal Severance Tax Credits Obsolete, JLARC Says

Virginia’s coal tax credits are obsolete, cannot forestall the decline of coal mining in the state, and should be eliminated, finds the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission in a new report, “Infrastructure and Regional Incentives.”

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Asian Development Bank: Asian Economies Face First Contraction in 60 Years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has again cut its GDP forecasts for 2020, with it now expecting developing economies in the region to shrink for the first time in almost 60 years.

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Is Arch Resources Inc (ARCH) the Top Pick in the Thermal Coal Industry?

A rating of 90 puts Arch Resources Inc (ARCH) near the top of the Thermal Coal industry according to InvestorsObserver. Arch Resources Inc's score of 90 means it scores higher than 90% of stocks in the industry.

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Obituary: Frederick N. Kissell, An Award-Winning Researcher With an Adventurous Spirit

His groundbreaking work led to methodologies that are still used today in coal mines to prevent the buildup of coal dust and methane gas.

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Matt Igoe Named Executive Vice President, Operations, BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway today named Matt Igoe, executive vice president, operations, effective Jan. 1, 2021. He will lead the entire operations organization after previously having held the position of vice president, Transportation since July 2017.

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Joe Bast Sets Washington Post Straight on Trump Appointment of David Legates to NOAA

The Washington Post’s coverage of David Legates’ appointment to a position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is hopelessly biased and inaccurate, par for the course for the Post’s coverage of environmental issues.

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Asian Coking Coal Poised for Late-Year Rebound

Asian seaborne coking coal prices have rebounded from four-year lows on new supply risks and returning demand by major consumers.

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BHP Looks to Higher Quality Coking Coal

UK-Australian resources firm BHP will focus on higher quality coking coal and longer life mines when it sells its 80pc stake in Australia's BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) joint venture and focuses on its BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) assets.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Growing 4Q Interest Buoys Prices

US coking coal prices edged up today amid increasing demand in Europe for the fourth quarter and tightening supplies in the US, where mining firms have their eye on domestic negotiations.

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DOE Invests $34 Million to Develop Small-Scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Systems

Today, DOE announced the selection of 12 projects to receive approximately $34 million in federal funding under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Small-Scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Hybrid Electrolyzer Technology Development.

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King Coal's Crown Tarnishes Despite Trump's Efforts

Pennsylvania has been producing coal for more than two centuries. It is the fourth largest coal-producing state in the United States and the only one that produces anthracite coal in addition to bituminous.

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Important Message from SME President Bob Schafer

On behalf of the SME Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your SME membership and your continued support of the mining and minerals industry. It’s time to renew your membership for 2021.

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MSHA Quarterly Stakeholder Call September 17, 2020

Please join the Mine Safety and Health Administration for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Call on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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US Risks Green Tech Leadership as Europe Makes Play With COVID-19 Stimulus

On the list of countries unveiling green fiscal stimulus policies in recent months there is one glaring omission.

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Massive 800-Machine Auction Begins Tomorrow

Myron Bowling Auctioneers holds the massive 2-Day BOOTH ENERGY AUCTION on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16-17.

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Mine Safety: Seven Ways to Make Mines Safer and More Efficient

In the early part of the 20th century the mining industry in the USA would typically suffer more than 1,000 fatalities a year. In the 1990s that figure reduced to less than 100 deaths per year and in recent years the annual total has fallen further.

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Katie Farmer Named CEO of BNSF

BNSF has announced that Executive Vice President Operations, Kathryn M. Farmer, will become President and Chief Executive Officer on Jan. 1, 2021.

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Curry Supply Teams with Versatran to Present the Retriever

Versatran was acquired by Metalcraft of Mayville in 2019, which broadened the product families already offered by the company and enabled Versatran to establish itself as a world-class industrial transporter manufacturer.

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China's Industrial Engine Extends Growth in August

China's industrial output rose by 5.6pc in August from a year earlier, supported by sustained manufacturing growth led by the auto sector and a rebound in mining.

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India: CIL to Revive 12 Closed Mines

Coal India is planning to revive underground mine production in a bid to boost overall output. The public sector miner has identified 12 mines with provisional reserves of around 1,060 million tonnes (mt).

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 14, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 11, 2020.

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Update: Illinois Mining Institute Election & Membership Dues

The IMI made the decision to cancel all 2020 events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Membership dues and the election of new officials to the IMI would normally coincide with the Annual Event.

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California Governor's Unscientific Fire Hustle

America's Pacific Coast is on fire. Millions of acres have been devastated. Houses and communities destroyed. Twenty-two people have died including a 13-year-old boy and his grandmother.

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Arctic Warming Up - in 1955 - Reports Chicago Tribune

n 1955, atmospheric CO2 was at 314 ppm. That’s about a 100 ppm CO2 ago — and 36 ppm CO2 below the James Hansen-claimed ideal CO2 level of 350 ppm. (Note NYTimes update at end of post.)

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Polish Union Leaders Threaten Strike Over Coal Miner PGG Restructuring

Poland's largest coal mining union has threatened to launch a strike unless Prime Minister Morawiecki takes charge of talks aimed at reaching a compromise restructuring plan for the country's largest hard coal miner, who is facing bankruptcy.

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Colombian Coal Output Halves in 2Q

Colombian coal production almost halved on the year in the second quarter, as shutdowns and capacity restrictions driven by Covid-19 and low seaborne prices slashed output.

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Massive 800-Machine Auction Begins on Wednesday

Myron Bowling Auctioneers holds the massive 2-Day BOOTH ENERGY AUCTION on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16-17. For more details go to www.Coalminerexchange.com to see Myron Bowling auction ad.

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West Virginia Coal Association Criticizes Brooke County Power Project

The West Virginia Coal Association wrote a letter Sept. 8 to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority in opposition to the Brooke County Power project, a natural gas-fired power plant proposed for the Northern Panhandle.

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World Coal Association Comments on IEA Energy Technology Perspectives Report

The World Coal Association and its members support the development and deployment of clean energy technology solutions to reduce emissions.

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EU Must Act on Growth in Coal-Based Electricity Imports

The EU must level the playing field on imports of unabated coal-based electricity from third countries, industry association Eurelectric said in its annual Power Barometer report Sept. 14.

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Colombia Coal Output Nearly Halved in Second Quarter

Coal production in Colombia, the world's fifth-largest coal exporter, fell by 48.8% in the second quarter because of coronavirus quarantine measures and low international prices, the government said on Friday.

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World Coal Association Statement - IEA Energy Technology Perspectives Report

The World Coal Association and its members support the development and deployment of clean energy technology solutions to reduce emissions.

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Despite Efforts, Trump Fails to Turn Coal Fortunes

President Donald Trump spent more than $1 billion in taxpayer funds, rolled back environmental rules and tried to stop power plant closings to fulfill a vow he made to West Virginia coal miners in the 2016 campaign.

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Clean Coal Technologies Partners With ECED

Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to formalize a new partnership with Energy Capital Economic Development in Gillette, Wyoming.

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Reopening Of Mine Wars Museum Includes Uncovered History

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum reopened Sept. 3 in a new location in Matewan, West Virginia featuring more detailed and researched exhibits about Appalachia’s labor union history in the early 1900s.

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Fresh Controversy on West Cumbria Mine Plans as a Separate Project is Rejected

The rejection of plans for a coal mine in the North of England have re-ignited hopes from environmental campaigners that the west Cumbria scheme would follow suit.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Offers Strengthen

Cautious optimism towards European steel demand recovering further in the fourth quarter has encouraged some traders to start pushing up their offers for US coking coal this week.

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Southwest Virginia Congressman Announces Mine Land Reclamation Grant Funding

Rep. Morgan Griffith made the announcement Thursday, saying the money is from the Abandoned Mine Land Pilot program administered by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and funded by the Federal Power Plus Pilot Program.

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More Rain Forecast for Australian Coal Regions for 2020

Higher than average rainfall is forecast for Australia's coal-producing regions in the Bowen basin in Queensland and in the Hunter valley of New South Wales (NSW) for the rest of this year.

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Australia: Setback for Coal Safety Inquiry

The findings of an inquiry into a blast at Australia's Grosvenor longwall and other gas incidents in underground coal mines have been put back six months.

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Cerrejon and Union Deadlocked Over Coal Strike

Colombian coal mining firm Cerrejon and its largest union Sintracarbon are stuck at an impasse regarding strike action.

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Exodus of Rio Tinto Executives Exemplifies Rising Social Risk for Mining Sector

Top executives have resigned from mining behemoth Rio Tinto, indicating that worldwide political upheaval around racial and cultural issues is increasing social risk for the global natural resource sector amid rising focus on environmental, social and gov

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Pause and Remember

Today is 9/11, also known as Patriot Day. Amid all of the challenges that we are facing as a nation right now, I believe today is an opportunity for us to pause and gather in solemn remembrance of a day of dark tragedy and even brighter heroism.

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American Resources Strikes Acquisitions to Bolster its Metallurgical Coal Footprint

American Resources Corporation has spent the past several years consolidating assets to build out its metallurgical carbon platform.

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Miners Furloughed Again at Montana Coal Mine

In Montana, miners at the Decker coal mine in the Powder River Basin received unfortunate news this week when the operator announced 73 workers would be furloughed until January in response to the increasingly abysmal conditions of the coal market.

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National Mine Rescue Association Announce Requirements for 2020 Post # 5 Mine Rescue Contest

Details regarding the upcoming Post 5 2020 Mine Rescue Contest in Morgantown, WV that will be held October 6-7.

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Rio Seeks New Iron Ore Boss With Challenges to Solve

Rio Tinto is seeking a new head of iron ore after it announced on Sept. 11 that Chris Salisbury will stand down at the end of this year.

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International Energy Agency: Governments Need to Drive Energy Transition

Governments need to play a major role in delivering a global transition to clean energy, including pushing new technologies as well as cleaning up existing sources of carbon emissions.

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Massive 800-Machine Auction Being Held Next Week

This massive auction has more than 800 pieces of both surface and underground mining machinery and is a Webcast Only sale including equipment located in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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CO2 and a Warmer World - Two Positives for Mankind

It used to be that we worried about the return of an Ice Age, or a Little Ice Age, but no more.

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US Coal Companies Reduced Estimated Asset Value by at Least $1.80 Billion in Q2

Accountants at publicly traded U.S. coal companies are bringing company books in line with the declining market, with four U.S. coal companies reporting about $1.80 billion in asset impairments during the second quarter alone.

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Bill to Keep Pennsylvania Out of Regional Cap-and-Trade Program Passes, Faces Governor's Veto

After a contentious move on the floor of the state Senate, a measure to stop Pennsylvania from entering a regional cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions is heading to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

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Managed Services for Conveyor Maintenance Introduced to Mid-Atlantic Region

The use of factory-trained, OSHA- and MSHA-certified experts for maintenance of bulk handling systems has taken another step forward as Martin Engineering establishes its newest Mr. Blade™ territory, serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA.

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Komatsu Mining Breaks Ground on New Headquarters and Manufacturing Campus

Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Komatsu Mining Corp has officially broken ground on its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 10, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 5, 2020.

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17th Annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show Set for Sept. 12-13

The 17th annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show will take place Sept. 12 and 13, 2020 on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens, Ohio. Just over one mile west of New Athens.

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Trump Vs. Biden: What Does the Election Mean for US Coal Markets?

US voters will go to the polls on November 3 to choose their next president. It’s fair to say that incumbent President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have very different views on climate change and energy policy.

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Western Australia Government and Austmine Launch Digital Mining Export Hub

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston officially launched the inaugural Austmine WA METS Digital Mining Export Hub in Port Hedland, putting Western Australia’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services sector in the spotlight.

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Britain Blocks Plans for New Coal Mine in Northeast England

The British government has refused to allow an open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern England, the minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said.

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Cement Market Strength Supports Chinese Coal Prices

China's cement prices increased sharply this month as activity resumed in the construction sector, potentially supporting domestic coal prices.

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Mandating Higher Electricity Rates

It’s no secret that consumers across the country – particularly in the midst of an economic crisis – can’t afford to pay more for electricity.

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Coal Producers Establish Metallurgical Coal Producers Association

As the coal industry changes, four regional producers are forming the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association to focus on issues specific to the metallurgical coal industry.

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International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Runs Virtually This Week

The 2020 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference opened Tuesday and will run through Friday, held this year virtually.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Upward Momentum Continues

US coking coal prices continued to track upwards today, buoyed by higher steel demand in Europe and fewer producers ready to offer heavy discounts to shift existing stocks.

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Met Coal Relativities PLV-PMV Narrow on Shifting Market Dynamics

The price relativities between premium hard coking coal of low volatile matter and mid volatile matter have narrowed, led by a gradual change observed in market dynamics.

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India's CIL Lowers Coal Output Guidance

State-controlled mining firm Coal India (CIL) has revised its output target for the 2020-21 fiscal year ending 31 March to 660mn t from an earlier projection of 710mn t, in response to reduced demand because of the impact of the country's Covid-19 outbrea

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VCEA Announces Restructuring, Expansion and Name Change Effective Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance (VCEA) has been restructured and now has a new name, Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA) effective September 1, 2020. MCPA will focus on issues specific to the metallurgical coal industry in the US.

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Coal Producers Establish Metallugical Coal Producers Association, Announce Leadership Roles

Four regional coal producers have restructured and expanded the Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance to now be named the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA), which will focus on issues specific to the metallurgical coal industry in the US.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal’s forecast share of electricity generation falls from 24% in 2019 to 20% in 2020 and then increases to 22% in 2021.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Highlights Mine Safety And Economic Recovery in West Virginia

Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Grafton and Bridgeport, West Virginia, to discuss mine safety, economic recovery and the importance of the coal mining industry to the American economy.

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Australia: Coal-Fired Power Stations Could Be Given a Second Life

Australia's University of Newcastle has patented a thermal storage material that is set to be commercialized and used as an alternative energy source for coal-fired power stations.

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Russia: Vostochnaya Mining Co. Improves Labor Protection System

As part of the digitalization program, the Solntsevsky coal mine, the main asset of the Eastern Mining Co., has introduced a modern video analytics system that allows the use of PPE by employees during working hours to be controlled.

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US Senate Proposed Legislation

The National Mining advised that Senator Mitch McConnell’s office released the new 285-page Senate Republican COVID-19 relief legislation along with a four-page summary.

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Bernie Sanders Corporate Welfare to Coal Industry Included in Relief Package

The latest coronavirus stimulus package introduced by Senate Republicans on Tuesday includes efforts to aid the mining and coal industries in a move already angering some in the Democratic caucus.

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US Coking Coal Exports Recover in July

US coking coal exports rose by over 1mn t in July compared with June, and were up by 8pc on the year as Europe and Brazil's steel industries started to return from low points caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Host of Energy Issues Hang in the Balance in Down-Ticket Races

The 2020 election cycle has the potential to reshape energy and environmental issues across the federal landscape and state lines.

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Black Diamond's Coal Mines and Coal Cars

Black Diamond is a peculiar name for a town. Newcomers and perhaps a few old timers seldom consider that black diamonds once referred to those dark and shiny chunks of coal which led to the town’s formation.

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Wollongong to Restart Russell Vale Colliery in NSW

Indian-owned Australian coking coal mining firm Wollongong Coal has applied to restart the Russell Vale Colliery in the Illawarra region of New South Wales (NSW) to extract 3.7mn t over five years, after a previous plan to extract 4.7mn t was rejected.

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David Zatezalo: Serving America's Miners Labor Day and Every Day

As assistant secretary for mine safety and health, I know firsthand how miners across the country — more than 300,000 individuals — provide an essential service to our country.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 8, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 4, 2020.

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Pennsylvania's No. 9 Coal Mine Holds Annual Labor Day Event

The No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum in Lansford, Pennsylvania held its annual Labor Day Weekend Picnic and Civil War Living History event on Sunday.

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New Cat® D9 Dozer Lowers Owning and Operating Costs for Applications Worldwide

The new Cat® D9 Dozer replaces the D9T model and offers customizable configurations to meet application needs around the world.

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Highlights Of Joe Biden’s Energy Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has laid out an ambitious energy plan. His campaign has released nine key elements of Biden’s plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.

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China Seeks to Dent its Coal Addiction With Mega Power Complexes

Imagine a power plant built next to a coal mine but also operating wind turbines and solar panels. The facility hosts batteries to store electricity when supply is in excess.

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Just Over a Week 'Til Massive 800-Machine Auction

Just over a week to go 'til Myron Bowling Auctioneers holds the massive 2-Day BOOTH ENERGY AUCTION on September 16-17. Coal Miner Exchange has been chosen to promote the event.

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Annual UMWA Picnic Goes Virtual, But Remains Opportunity for Candidates

The United Mine Workers of America District 17’s Labor Day picnic traditionally takes place in Racine, WV providing political candidates an opportunity to speak directly to union members about their platforms.

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Powder River Basin on Pace to Produce Less Than 200 Million Tons of Coal

Under the right circumstances, carbon under pressure produces diamonds. But the intense pressure from multiple fronts now squeezing Powder River Basin coal is crushing the industry.

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Chinese Coal Mines Face Fresh Safety Checks

China's domestic coal supply could face disruptions when authorities conduct week-long safety spot checks on coal mines in at least 11 provinces this month.

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India's NTPC Awards $430 Million Coal Mine Contract to Thriveni Earthmovers

Indian state-owned energy conglomerate NTPC has reportedly awarded a contract worth Rs31.43bn ($430m), pertaining to the Talaipalli coal mine in Chhattisgarh, to Thriveni Earthmovers.

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Japan Symposium Demands Another Chance for Coal

Policy makers should give coal a chance to evolve into a non-polluting fuel, despite anti-coal lobbying, according to several participants at the 29th Clean Coal Day International Symposium.

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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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Announcing Changes to MINECHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo

MINEXCHANGE 2021, the SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference, moves to a virtual format March 1 - 5, 2021.

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US, Europe Face Hurdles to Cut China Reliance for Rare Earths

The US and Europe’s ambition to boost production of rare raw materials used in electric vehicles and wind turbines and reduce dependence on China will face obstacles, including higher costs and environmental concerns.

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China Establishes Committee to Promote Industrial Internet

The Committee for the Promotion of Industrial Internet was launched in Beijing at the ongoing 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).

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India: Mining Operations Set for Revamp

The government wants to overhaul the working of private mine developers and operators (MDOs) ahead of the first coal mining auctions with private company participation next month and wider plans for a massive increase in coal production.

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Anglo Americans Targets Remote Queensland Operations

Anglo American is completing a series of workforce briefings at the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland to improve safety using data science ahead of planned restart of longwall mining at the site next year.

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Upcoming Webinar: A Technology Roadmap for High-Efficiency, Low Emissions (HELE) Coal-Fired Power Plant

As coal-fired power plants remain a dominant source of electricity worldwide, particularly for emerging economies, it is imperative to maximise the deployment of high-efficiency, low emissions (HELE) coal technologies over the coming decades.

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Ten Days 'Til Massive 800-Machine Auction

Only 10 days to go 'til Myron Bowling Auctioneers holds the massive 2-Day BOOTH ENERGY AUCTION on September 16-17.

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Mine Wars Museum Reopens in New Building With More Exhibits, Room for Growth

A move to a new location and the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic have made reopening the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum a struggle, but nothing worth having comes easy in this strife-steeped coal town.

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South Korean Coal Prices Edge Higher

Thermal coal prices for South Korea edged higher this week, as the December market entered the three-month assessment window and tighter winter fundamentals increasingly come into view.

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Angry Mine Workers Block Chinese Employers From Entering Company Premises

Dozens of workers at a Chinese coal mining company with claims in Hwange Friday reportedly took matters into their own hands, blocking management from entering the premises in protest over alleged exploitation and poor remuneration.

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NETL to Showcase Contributions to U.S. Energy Competitiveness at the 2020 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference

Between analyzing fossil-fueled energy technologies and advanced thermal energy storage, NETL will have plenty of content and insight to share as a participant in the 2020 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference.

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Working in Proximity to Belt Conveyors - Safety Alert

There have been eight fatalities involving belt conveyors in the mining industry since January 26, 2017. Six involved miners working near moving conveyors, while two involved maintenance of an idle conveyor.

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Climate Film Reveals Agenda Behind Green New Deal & UN Paris Pact

The climate change debate is set to be rocked as CFACT’s new skeptical film, Climate Hustle 2: The Rise of the Climate Monarchy, hosted by actor Kevin Sorbo, is set for a global release online on Thursday September 24, 2020.

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MSHA Quarterly Stakeholder Call September 17, 2020

Please join the Mine Safety and Health Administration for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Call on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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UK: Camborne School of Mines Mining Engineering Course Paused

In the UK, a prestigious and historic mining course faces an uncertain future after recruitment was halted.

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Anglo to Implement Latest Longwall Technology When it Reopens Grosvenor in 2021

Anglo American has begun briefing its workforce at Grosvenor Mine and other Queensland operations on its plans to safely restart operations at Grosvenor in the second half of 2021.

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US Coal Exports Extend Declines

US coal exports fell from year-earlier levels in July as a drop in thermal coal shipments outweighed an increase in metallurgical volumes.

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“False Hope” or Four More Years? Ohio Valley Stakeholders Reflect On Trump Energy Policy

Chris Hamilton, Vice President of the West Virginia Coal Association, is eager for another Republican term.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - August 18, 2020

On August 18, 2020, a miner was killed while attempting to clear a material blockage. The miner entered the cone crusher to begin work when the material shifted and engulfed him.

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Kanawha Valley Mining Institute Education Fund - Skeet for Scholarships

This event will be conducted in a safe outdoor environment and in accordance with the social distancing and safety guidelines adopted by WV Clays, Inc.

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CIL to Have Automatic Coal Loading Capacity in 49 Mines by 2024

Coal India Limited (CIL) is implementing a Rs 15,000 crore project for mechanized transportation and automatic loading of dry fuel in 49 major mines, an official said on Thursday.

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Coal India Reports First Rise in Monthly Shipments Since February

Coal India reported the first increase in monthly shipments since February, after demand for the fuel picked up with easing of restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dominion Energy Requests Proposal for Coal Over Three-Year Terms

Dominion Energy has requested proposals for CSX, NS and international origin thermal coal beginning in 2021.

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US Department of Energy and State of Wyoming Partner on Study Showing Potential of Carbon Capture at Wyoming Coal-Fired Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy has completed a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) study for several Wyoming coal-fueled power plants.

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Wyoming Governor Releases Study Showing Benefits of Coal Plant Retrofit

Equipping some Rocky Mountain Power coal-fired generating plants with carbon capture technology would provide greater benefits than simply retiring the plants as the company plans, according to a study released Thursday.

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Biden Could Limit Extractive Industry on Public Lands, Reversing Trump Trend

The fossil fuel and mining sectors have welcomed the current administration's efforts to roll back Obama-era regulations as part of President Trump's energy dominance focus, but November's election could put industry oversight on a different path.

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Coking Coal - The Strategic Raw Material

Steel is one of the most widely used materials in the world with an immense variety of applications, including consumer goods, transport, construction, and infrastructure.

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Cat Cogeneration System Helps JSW Power Knurów-Szczygowice Coal Mine

Caterpillar Inc says Jastrzbska Spóka Wglowa SA (JSW) has selected Cat dealer Eneria Poland to supply an integrated cogeneration system at its Knurów-Szczyg?owice coal mine in southern Poland.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 3, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending August 29, 2020.

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Virginia Maritime Association: Hampton Roads Coal Exports Reach Five-Month High 2.3 Million St in July

Coal exports out of the Hampton Roads terminals in Virginia reached a five-month high 2.3 million st in July, up 47.7% from June, Virginia Maritime Association data showed Sept. 2.

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Global Warming Science Primer

Not many people are aware that the entire global warming scare is based on climate computer models.

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Japan's Idemitsu Accelerates Black Pellet Tech to Cut CO2 in Coal-Fired Power

Japanese energy company Idemitsu Kosan is stepping up its efforts to develop its technology to use black pellets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in coal-fired thermal power generation in the country.

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India Won't Kick Its Coal Habit So Easily

Companies are gearing up to embrace renewable energy. But with imports and mine auctions still in swing, the shift will face issues.

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UK: Last Survivor of Gresford Colliery Disaster Celebrates 100th Birthday

In the UK, the last survivor of a mining disaster in north Wales that killed 266 people including his own dad in 1934 has celebrated his 100th birthday.

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The World Still Desperately Needs Coal

Regular and reliable access to electricity is essential. Without it, development slows, poverty reduction can be derailed, education opportunities are limited, and the health and environmental consequences are vast as well.

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Alliance Coal Awards College Scholarships to Employees’ Children

Since the program’s founding, 235 scholarship recipients and their selected teachers have received $468,500 from the Alliance Coal Scholars Program.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces New Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Ramaco Resources, Inc. today announced the appointment of Barkley J. Sturgill Jr. as the Company's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

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Former Blackjewel Miners Could Get More Money From Proposed Settlement

A proposed $17.3 million settlement of a class action lawsuit would provide additional payment for hundreds of Appalachian coal miners who were suddenly left jobless by the abrupt bankruptcy of the Blackjewel mining company.

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Decline in European Coal Burn to Slow in 4Q

European coal-fired power generation posted a modest recovery in August and the outlook for winter coal burn has improved in recent weeks, with Argus' analysis indicating that September-December coal burn will drop only slightly from a year earlier.

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Japan's Coking Coal Imports Rise in July

Japan's coking coal imports rose in July on the back of a recovery in steel output, mainly from auto manufacturing demand.

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New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Website

Climate alarmists have ramped up their efforts calling for the total elimination of all fossil-derived energy, claiming there is no downside to such action.

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Professional Engineers in Mining Reminder & SME Sporting Clays Event

Just a reminder that the Professional Engineers in Mining (PEM) Virtual Seminar is scheduled for next Friday, September 11.

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Criteria to Certify Coal Mine Rescue Teams

Underground coal mine operators must designate at least two mine rescue teams to provide mine rescue coverage at an underground coal mine at all times when miners are underground.

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China's Benchmark Power Coal Price Remains Flat

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in northern China's major ports, stood at 544 yuan (about 79.69 U.S. dollars) per tonne Wednesday.

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German Coal Recovers as Gas, Renewable Generation Drops in August

Lignite-fired power topped Germany's energy mix in August as gas and renewable generation eased on the month.

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China's Caixin Manufacturing Output PMI Nears 10yr High

China's manufacturing output expanded at the fastest rate for 9½ years in August, private-sector firm Caixin's purchasing managers' index (PMI) showed, as the Chinese economy continued to outperform its global rivals.

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Only Two Weeks Until Massive Auction with 800 Mining Machines

Two weeks to go before Myron Bowling Auctioneers holds the massive 2-Day BOOTH ENERGY AUCTION on September 16-17. Coal Miner Exchange has been chosen to promote the event.

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In 1981 CEQ Was Wrong; in 2020 CO2 Endangerment is, Too

As one of the last acts of the Carter Administration, in January,1981, the brand-new United States Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a study titled Global Energy Futures and the Carbon Dioxide Problem.

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In Meetings With U.S. Secretary of Energy, North Dakota Leaders, Industry Voices Call for Deregulation

Energy secretary Dan Brouillette met with North Dakota senators and Gov. Doug Burgum Tuesday for a medley of North Dakota energy events, touting aims to deregulate the coal and oil industries.

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Lawmakers Seek to Curb US Reliance on China

US House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing dependence on China for rare earths used in everything from electric vehicles to missiles to wind turbines.

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Australia: Queensland Slashes Mine Dust Limits

A reduction of the allowable limits for respirable coal and silica dust in Queensland, Australia has taken effect.

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China's Curbs Slash Australian Coal Deliveries in July

China's import restrictions on Australian coal have started to slash coal deliveries from key suppliers in New South Wales and Queensland. This, coupled with tighter overall import quotas, reduced China's thermal coal intake in August.

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Department of Energy Invests $72 Million in Carbon Capture Technologies

Today, DOE announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

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MSHA Announces No Changes for Coal Mine Rescue Team Certification Criteria During Five-Year Review

The Mine Safety and Health Administration announces that the criteria for certifying coal mine rescue teams (30 CFR 49.50) remain in effect, without changes, following a five-year review.

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Study Finds Worrying Gap in Global Utilities Move Away From Fossil Fuels

Utilities across the world have been moving very cautiously away from fossil fuels, if at all, over the past two decades, with the vast majority adopting a passive approach to managing their portfolios and only a small share actively shifting to green ene

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China Approves Two Coal Mines in Xinjiang Region

China’s National Energy Administration said on Monday it has approved two coal mines in the country’s western Xinjiang region.

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TerraCom Cuts Sales on Loss Making Coal Prices

Australian coal producer TerraCom has cut its sales guidance from its Blair Athol thermal coal mine in Queensland to 2mn t/yr for the year to 30 June 2021, having achieved 2.59mn t of sales in 2019-20.

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India Aims for 100 Million mt of Coal Gasification by 2030

The Indian government granted a concession of 20% on coal revenue share for gasification in a step toward using cleaner sources of fuel, with a target to gasify 100 million mt of coal by 2030.

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EIA: Northern Appalachia Q2 Coal Deliveries to US Power Plants Fall 49% on Year

Northern Appalachian coal deliveries to US power plants fell to 10.23 million st in Q2 2020, down 31.1% from 14.85 million st in Q1 and also down 49% from 20.11 million st delivered a year earlier.

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Make the Move to Virtual with MINEXCHANGE

MINEXCHANGE 2021, the SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference, moves to a virtual format March 1 - 5, 2021.

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Trump Scales Back Limits on Toxic Waste From Coal Power Plants

The Trump administration is relaxing Obama-era requirements stemming toxic heavy metal pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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Bridgestone Reminds Drivers About Important Role Tires Play in Road Safety During National Tire Safety Week

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) is urging drivers to perform tire safety and maintenance practices as part of National Tire Safety Week (August 31 – September 6).

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Murray Energy Bankruptcy Plan Approved Over Creditor Objections

Coal giant Murray Energy Corp. won approval to wind down in bankruptcy by selling its business as a going concern to a lender group that includes Bain Capital Credit LP.

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My First Job Series: Mining With the National Coal Board in the UK

Alex Channon's first job after leaving school aged 15 in 1965 was with the NCB (National Coal Board).

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