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North Dakota's Coal Industry Applauds Executive Order

The order won't put an end to Obama's plan, but will allow U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to begin the process of rewriting agency rules.

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A New Era for American Energy

“The War on Coal is over – and a new era of American energy has begun.” So tweeted our vice president this weekend, foreshadowing the events that occurred today at EPA headquarters.

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Colorado Coal Communities Saved From Costly Power Plan

Colorado’s coal communities saw the CPP for exactly what it was: a thinly-veiled assault on their livelihood — and one that would cripple an already reeling industry while providing little environmental benefit.

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Coal Association Embraces Trump’s Approach on Power Plan

In his most eagerly anticipated official action to date, President Donald Trump officially curbed damaging federal regulations on electric power generation in the United States, and the West Virginia Coal Association is singing his praises.

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New Technology Would Make PRB Coal More Valuable, But Cheap Coal is the Wyoming Advantage

That’s the promise CBA Environmental made when Powder River Basin coal was used in a demonstration of a new drying technique last week in Kentucky.

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Spectro Scientific Wins Patent for Coolant and Diesel Exhaust Fluid Measurement Method Used in its CoolCheckTM 2 Analyzer

The CoolCheck 2TM is a dual wavelength spectrometer specifically designed to test coolant and diesel exhaust fluid without the use of chemical reagents or solvents.

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Head of Coal Industry Group Says Trump Order Means New Coal Plants Could Be Built

Jason Bohrer, head of the Lignite Energy Council, said President Trump's recent Executive Orders are “returning power to the people and the states” while “taking that power away from unelected bureaucrats.”

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie Smashes Into Queensland, Australia's Coal Industry

The coal industry in Australia's Queensland state was hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Debbie on Tuesday, and with heavy rains expected to continue for the coming days, it is too early to tell exactly how bad the damage is.

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Expanded Poplar Grove A Go

A bankable feasibility study (BFS) into an expanded Poplar Grove coal mine, in Western Kentucky’s Illinois basin, has proven positive for ASX-listed Paringa Resources.

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Curry Supply Hires New Vice President of Operations & Regional Territory Manager

Ed Fuller has joined the organization as Regional Territory Manager, and Regis Sherry has joined the organization as Vice President of Operations.

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NMA Urges Action to Counter Increasing Mineral Import Reliance

“With increasing calls to support U.S. businesses and manufacturing, a natural first step would be to support the domestically-sourced minerals that comprise the front end of our supply chain," said Hal Quinn, President and CEO of NMA.

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American Energy Independence Executive Order is Good News for Kentucky Coal Communities

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Energy Independence Executive Order that President Trump signed yesterday.

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NMA Applauds Executive Order Targeting the Costly Power Plan and the Coal Moratorium

The National Mining Association today applauded President Trump’s executive order on the costly Clean Power Plan and the Department of the Interior moratorium on federal coal leasing.

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President Trump Delivers on Another Campaign Promise

With the signing of an Executive Order, President Trump delivered on his pledge to help coal by lifting energy restrictions and canceling job-killing regulations.

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Westmoreland Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

Westmoreland Coal Company today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results and provided its 2017 guidance.

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ACCCE Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order Halting EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity commends President Trump for signing an Executive Order today that will overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

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Westmoreland Receives $52 Million Early Repayment of Genesee Mine Receivable

“The early repayment of this receivable is a positive for us. We have the opportunity to deploy this cash strategically as part of our goal to improve liquidity and lower our leverage," said Kevin Paprzycki, Westmoreland’s CEO.

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BREAKING NEWS - Murray Energy Corporation Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order Rescinding the Obama Administration’s Illegal and Destructive So-Called Clean Power Plan

The employees, management, and ownership of Murray Energy Corporation are extremely pleased that President Donald J. Trump has announced he will sign an Executive Order rescinding the Obama Administration’s illegal and destructive so-called Clean Power Pl

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Trump Readies ‘Energy Independence’ Order To Repeal Obama Climate Policies

President Donald Trump will issue a sweeping “energy independence” executive order Tuesday to dismantle signature global warming policies put in place by the Obama administration.

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Top U.S. Coal Boss Optimistic About Industry Future During Trump Administration

Murray Energy’s CEO and founder Robert Murray believes that Trump will stick to his campaign promises for the coal industry by reducing regulations and overturning a few of President Barack Obama’s plans related to climate change.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Signs on as Sponsor of $1 Billion Proposal to Help Coal Areas

The leader of the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has signed on to help push a proposal to free up $1 billion for reclamation projects in Eastern Kentucky and other struggling coal areas, increasing the potential for the idea to become law.

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Energy CEO Doubts Trump: He ‘Can’t Bring Mining Jobs Back’

The head of one of the largest coal companies in the country is urging President Donald Trump to avoid promising Americans that he can bring back the industry’s glory days.

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Mining at B&N Coal's New Ohio Mine Expected to Start This Summer

Northern Appalachian thermal coal producer B&N Coal expects to receive final regulatory approvals in about a month for its new Whigville surface operation in Noble County, Ohio, with production set to start this summer, a company official said Monday.

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Cyclone Debbie Threatens Coal Exports From Queensland, Australia Mines

Already, several mines have been closed as Cyclone Debbie approaches after crossing the coast, with Queensland's big coal export terminals shut.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: March 27, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending March 24, 2017.

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NMA Applauds President, Congress for Overturning BLM’S Muddled Planning 2.0 Rule

The National Mining Association has applauded the president for signing the congressional joint resolution of disapproval that overturns the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 Rule.

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Mine Safety Bills Fire Up Tensions in Coal Country

Two mining bills designed to eliminate safety checks for the coal industry have reignited smoldering tensions between miners and mine owners.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Sours on South32's $200 Million Peabody Coking Coal Purchase

The move comes in the wake of today’s announced $655m share buyback by the BHP spin off.

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Contura Energy: Running Right Leadership Academy Honored for Exemplary Safety Performance and Practices

Mining companies are hard at work making sure 2017 is a banner year for mine safety and health. The goal? To ensure every miner returns safely home after every shift.

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Another Congressional Clash Looms Over Coal Miners' Health Benefits

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, has threatened to indefinitely delay President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. trade representative unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings the miners health care fix to a vote.

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President Trump to Sign Executive Order Undoing Obama Cuts in Power Plant Emissions

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order this week scrapping Obama cuts in power plant emissions, Trump's environmental chief says.

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President Trump Prepares Sweeping Assault on US Climate Policy

Reports suggest executive order to be signed tomorrow, targeting a wider range of environmental policy than previously thought.

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Top US Coal Boss Robert Murray: Trump 'Can't Bring Mining Jobs Back'

America’s biggest coal boss is hopeful that his industry will soon be freed of “fraudulent” green legislation that has hampered his industry, but warned Donald Trump to “temper” expectations about a boom in mining jobs.

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Threat of Cyclone Disrupts Mining in No. 1 Met Coal Exporter

BHP Billiton Ltd. and Glencore Plc are halting some production in the world’s largest exporter of coal used in steel-making, as the biggest cyclone since 2011 to hit Australia’s Queensland nears the state.

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In Liberalized Coal Mining Regime, Coal India Seeks Advantage

The projected liberalization of the coal sector to private commercial miners later this year has opened up a new scope for Coal India, which of late is in a diversification mode.

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North Korea Claims to Have Discovered Hundreds of Thousands of Tons of Coal

North Korea has discovered hundreds of thousands of tons of coal reserves at the Kaechon Area Coal Mining Complex in South Pyongan Province, state-run outlet DPRK Today reported today.

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Next Generation of Miners Benefiting From Lego

The next generation of Australian miners are already getting prepared - using Lego, of all things.

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Draining the Government Climate Science Swamp

Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com, gave a presentation entitled ‘Draining the Government Climate Science Swamp’ at the Heartland Institute climate conference (12th International Conference on Climate Change).

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Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance Hosting its 38th Annual Conference in Kingsport, TN

This year's theme will be "Coal: Launching a New Era." The conference will be held on May 22 and 23 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.

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University of Arizona Partners With Company to Make Concrete Out of Byproduct From Coal Mining

The University of Arizona has partnered with a private manufacturing firm to create a more eco-friendly version of concrete.

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MSHA Fatal Accident Report Posted - M-Class Mining LLC - MC#1 Mine

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, a 20-year-old supply man with 2 years of mining experience was killed while driving a tractor that was pulling a shield hauler trailer loaded with a longwall face conveyor chain down a nine degree inclined slope.

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A Presidency Full of Energy

When an American president who believes climate change is "a hoax" replaces one who believes it "could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other", presumably including ISIS, greens around the world turn purple with rage.

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SME 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 17-22, Golden, Colorado

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration has announced the upcoming 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, which will be held at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado from June 17 -22, 2017.

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World's First Seabed Mine to Begin Production in 2019

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals, the world’s first yet not the only seafloor miner, is on track to start operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea in early 2019.

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Washington Braces for President Trump's Climate Order

The orders are expected to represent a wholesale overhaul of how the federal government deals with climate change and a major repudiation of Obama’s aggressive second-term global warming agenda.

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Coalfields on Fire in India Result in Loss of Coal, Capital

India's Chirimiri coalfield which mines coal through open cast mining has been on fire for the past month.

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Hexagon Introduces Geologic

Hexagon Mining has introduced GeoLogic, a modeling software solution to help geologists explore multiple interpretative scenarios and quickly build complex shapes directly from drillholes.

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Carter Caves State Resort Park in Eastern Kentucky to Host Mining Show April 1

The Eastern Mining Collectors Association will have its sixth annual Spring Meet and Show at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Kentucky on April 1.

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Coal Ash: 'Why In The World Would We Be Importing It?'

Coal ash is treasure as well as trash, useful for projects from roads to concrete to wallboard. They want Virginia to mandate more recycling of the ash that's already here, threatening to contaminate water sources or create an environmental disaster.

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Jobs and Confidence Return to West Virginia Coal Country

Convoys of trucks with oversized loads are once again a common site in West Virginia. Daytime trips through the state’s interstate highways reveal truck after truck carrying loads of industrial equipment covered in orange hazard flags and signs to alert m

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U.S. Coal Miners Find A New Buyer In Asia

Platts reported yesterday that coal buyers in Korea have seen a surge of bookings for U.S. thermal coal. With sources telling the news service that 1.5 million tonnes of total U.S. supply have now been arranged for delivery between July and September.

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China's Coal Policy: A Victim of its Own Success?

Chinese supply reform in 2016 sent a stuttering coal industry into a tailspin. Its main state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, implemented strict controls on domestic mines, limiting their operations to 276 days a year.

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From Virginia to Germany, Old Coal Mines Are Being Considered for Pumped Hydro Storage

A coal mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.

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MSHA Fatal Accident Report Posted - Alliance Resource Partners LP - Mine No. 1

On August 19, 2015, a miner was injured at Alliance Resource Partners LP - Mine No. 1 when the boom of a belt drive he was installing fell and hit him on the shoulder. On October 1, 2015 the miner died.

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Don't Slip Up

Slips, trips, and falls are prevalent in all types of mining operations. No specific guidelines or regulations are provided by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for the use of inclined grated metal walkways in mining plants.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: March 23, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending March 18, 2017.

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Mine Safety Bill Set Up To Avoid Federal Duplication

In 2006, before a perceived “war on coal,” before most Kentuckians had heard of Barack Obama, there were 16 casualties in the Kentucky coal fields — five at Darby Mine in Harlan County as a result of a methane gas explosion.

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West Virginia Senate Advances Mining Bill With Inspections

West Virginia lawmakers have begun advancing revisions in coal mining regulation after removing provisions that would have sharply reduced safety inspections of underground mines.

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Artist Donates Sculpture Honoring Coal Miners in Kentucky

Coal miners in Kentucky have been an essential element to American growth and progress. These miners deserve to be honored and memorialized for their hard and sometimes dangerous jobs.

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China Coal Swings Back to Black as Prices Recover

China Coal Energy Co., the country’s second-largest producer of the commodity, returned to profitability in 2016, helped by a rally in coal prices after a multi-year slump.

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President Trump Pledges Support to Save Retired Coal Miners Health Care Fund

President Donald Trump pledged his support Wednesday for the rescue of a health-care fund for thousands of retired coal miners and their families, an issue that almost triggered a government shutdown in December.

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Officials Discuss Amended Mine Inspection Law

A controversial bill signed into law will allow the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources to replace up to three of its six required annual inspections in each of the state's underground mines with mine safety analysis visits.

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Plans for Coal-Fired Power Plants Drop by Almost Half in 2016

Twenty-sixteen saw a “dramatic” decline in the number of coal-fired power stations in pre-construction globally. The authors of a new study say there was a 48% fall in planned coal units, with a 62% drop in construction starts.

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New Command for Loading Remote Control Enhances Safety and Keeps 988K Wheel Loaders Working

The new system reduces the risk of injury and enables production to continue by allowing safe operation of the loader in potentially hazardous environments. Command for loading is available as a retrofit kit for 988K machines in the field.

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Colombia to Produce 95 Million Tonnes of Coal in 2017

Colombia could produce at least 95 million tonnes of coal in 2017, below an initial target of 102 million tonnes, the mining vice-minister said on Wednesday.

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Automated Tensioner For Conveyor Belt Cleaners Reduces Wear and Maintenance

The new offering delivers precise monitoring and tensioning throughout all stages of blade life, reducing the labor typically required to maintain optimum blade pressure and extending the service life of both the belt and the cleaner.

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A Realistic Debate About Coal

The unseemly haste to bury coal is taking a new tact. From Axios to The Washington Post, this week’s conventional wisdom about coal is: Trump can’t put king coal back on its throne.

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Book Explores How Columbus Fueled Ohio's Coal Boom

In 1906, a reporter for an industry journal made a trip to an important coal town called Columbus, Ohio. He described a walking tour that took him to more than two dozen coal companies clustered near Broad and High streets.

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Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance and Southern States Energy Board Join Together for 38th Annual Conference

The Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance's 38th annual conference and exposition will be held May 22 and 23, 2017 at the Meadowview Conference Center, Kingsport, TN. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Coal: Launching a New Era.”

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In Diversification Bid, Coal India Plans to Produce Petroleum Oil in Jharkhand

Petroleum oil from coal is part of the state-run coal behemoth’s diversification plan and it will soon invite an expression of interest for it, Coal India chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya told reporters recently

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Illinois Mining Institute June Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser

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

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Coal Under Fire, But Plays Strong Role in Utah for Power

The continued political and economic pressure on coal production in Utah and around the United States drove the Utah Foundation to examine the issue in a series of three reports, the first of which was released Wednesday.

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Climate-Driven Coal Closures Harm Investors, Workers and Ratepayers

Dozens of coal-fired power plants are being shuttered prematurely due to EPA regulations and settlement agreements. These plants can and should be saved.

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World Coal Association Reacts to Greenpeace Report

Contrary to the picture being portrayed by certain quarters, China’s climate pledge suggests that coal will continue to be central to its energy solutions albeit through efficiencies including the use of new coal technologies.

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Indonesia Port Graft Investigation Disrupting Export Coal Shipments

Indonesia is cracking down on corruption and widespread graft at some of its top coal export hubs, disrupting shipments to destinations across Asia.

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New Hope Profit Soars, Confident Coal Prices Won't Drop

Australia's top independent coal producer, reported a near quadrupling in first-half underlying profit after four years of pain, and said it was confident coal prices would hold near current levels thanks to producers' discipline.

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Ukraine in January 2017 Buys Coking Coal For Almost CAD 50 Million in Canada

Ukrainian companies in January 2017 imported coking coal for CAD 48.2 million ($36.2 million under the current exchange rate) from Canada, while in January 2016 no coking coal was imported.

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Mitsubishi Says It May Sell Stakes in Australia Thermal Coal Mines

Japanese trading company Mitsubishi Corp may sell stakes in Australia thermal coal mines as it presses on with a switch to core assets such as coking coal after slumping to its first-ever annual loss last year, a spokesman said today.

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President Trump Plays Plans to Reverse Obama's Climate Change Legacy

President Donald Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy, while also gutting several smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming

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Japan, India and China Still Turning to More Coal Throughout the 2020s

Coal is undergoing a renaissance in emerging and developed countries in Asia, buoyed by technical breakthroughs and looming questions about squaring development with energy security.

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Senator Pulls WV Mine Safety Bill, Says Compromise Measure Coming

A bill that would eliminate almost all coal-mine safety enforcement by West Virginia inspectors has been pulled and alternative legislation will be made public later this week, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining said today

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Commission Renews Coal Mine Lease, Forgoes Scheduled Royalty Rate Increase Rate

The Carbon County Commission in Utah has approved a lease agreement with Carbon Resources, LLC for a coal mine under development adjacent to the town of Scofield.

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Czech Group Bucks Green Trend With Bet on Coal

Bucking a trend set by its European peers to divest from coal, the Czech energy group EPH is buying coal-fired power plants across the continent to the dismay of environmentalists lobbying for a phase-out of fossil fuels.

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EIA's United Arab Emirates Country Analysis Brief - March 2017

The United Arab Emirates is the seventh-largest petroleum producer in the world and a major exporter of hydrocarbons.

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President Trump Opens Kentucky Up to Coal Mining But Some Are Upset

President Trump, on Monday at a rally in Louisville, KY, cited the need for energy independence and to “bring American jobs back” as reasons for opening up the region to coal mining.

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Overnight Energy: White House Delays Climate Order's Release

President Trump was expected to sign his long-awaited order on Monday, beginning the process of rolling back major Obama-era climate change policies and fulfilling key campaign promises.

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Mechel Launches New Mining Equipment at Neryungrinsky Open Pit

Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, has reported the launch of new mining equipment at Yakutugol Holding Company AO’s Neryungrinsky Open Pit.

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Coal Giant's Share Price Surges 16%

Share prices of China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd surged 16.28 percent to close at HK$19.14 ($2.46) in Hong Kong on Monday, outperforming the city's benchmark Hang Seng Index which gained 0.79 percent to 24,502 points.

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China Shenhua Surges on Special Dividend After Profit Rises

China Shenhua Energy Co., the biggest coal miner in the world’s largest producer, jumped the most since 2008 after rewarding investors with a special dividend as it posted its first profit growth in four years.

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President Trump Says No Tax Cuts Unless Obamacare Replaced

President Trump told a crowd in Kentucky that Americans won’t get tax cuts unless Senator Rand Paul and other reluctant Republican lawmakers support the administration-backed health care law to replace Obamacare.

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Peabody Energy Recognized As "2017 Coal Mining Company Of The Year" By Corporate LiveWire

The honors were given by a panel of judges as part of Corporate LiveWire's annual awards program. The inaugural Energy & Mining Awards recognize the "most influential firms and individuals that stand out in their field from all corners of the world."

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: March 20, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending March 17, 2017.

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Polling Shows Strong Support for Policies that Encourage the Use of American Minerals in U.S. Infrastructure, Manufacturing

Seventy-one percent of voters support using domestically-sourced materials for government-funded infrastructure projects.

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Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance Disappointed in Governor McAuliffe's Decision to Veto the Coalfield Employment Enhancement Tax Credit and the Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit

The VCEA believes the coal tax credits are essential in helping Southwest Virginia’s economy adjust to the decline in coal production, the closure of mines, the loss of hundreds of direct and indirect jobs.

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Giant Pit Machines Rumble Back to Life for Science Day

Giant machines from Yorkshire’s lost pits were back up and running for one day only at the National Coal Mining Museum for England.

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Clean Fuel Tech on Coal India Radar

Coal India has authorized one of its subsidiaries to float an expression of interest for the proposed coal-to-liquid project as part of efforts to explore value-added clean coal technology products.

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Kansas Court Clears Way for Coal-Fired Power Plant

Kansas' highest court on Friday cleared a major obstacle to the long-delayed construction of a big, new coal-fired power plant, rejecting an effort by an environment group to force the state to regulate emissions linked to climate change.

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Caterpillar to Shut Down Iowa Plant, Costing 75 Jobs

The decision will come into effect by the end of the year and it will affect 75 management and production jobs at CAT’s Elkader plant. The factory manufactures buckets for excavators and wheel loaders, as well as blades for various machines.

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President Trump's Proposal About U.S.-Made Steel Could Increase Domestic Metallurgical Coal Demand Next Year

More coal has been shipped through Bluefield, WV recently because of an uptick in the export of metallurgical coal to Europe, but a local coal expert says the real shift in production could be seen next year.

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Japan's Renewed Commitment to Coal

Technology-driven urban lifestyles, growth of middle class, rising incomes, and more electricity-enabled appliances and machines contribute to increased electricity demand. So it’s no wonder Japan is set to build 45 new high efficiency coal plants.

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Trump Budget Trashes Obama's Green Energy Loan Program

President Donald Trump’s budget eliminates a pair of Department of Energy green energy loan programs on track to lose taxpayers billions of dollars.

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North Korea Says Six Died in Mining Accident in January

Six people died when the roof of a mine in North Korea collapsed in January, the North's state media reported Monday, in a rare admission of a deadly accident in the secretive country.

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U.S. Judge Signs Peabody Bankruptcy Exit After Environmental Deal

Under a last-minute deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, Peabody agreed to create a $43 million trust to manage environmental liabilities stemming from its dormant Gold Fields Mining subsidiary, according to court papers.

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Adani Hopes to Start Australian Coal Mine Project by August

"We expect the final federal approvals by May-June. We need just about three months from thereon to actually begin the work on the mine. Which means we can kick-start work from August this year," Adani told PTI in an interview here over the weekend.

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President Trump's Proposal to Alter Paris Pact Shows He's 'Master Manipulator'

US President Donald Trump’s proposal to amend the Paris climate change agreement in order to promote the coal industry reaffirms that he is “a master manipulator,” according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

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Friends of Coal Auto Fair to Return to Southern West Virginia This Summer

This year, the Women's Resource Center, Hospice of Southern West Virginia, and the Raleigh County Humane Society will be hosting the event at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport on July 14-15th.

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Ukraine Considers Halting Russian Coal Imports

Ukraine, which has suffered from coal shortages this year because of a trade blockade in the Donbass region, risks exacerbating the crisis by halting imports of Russian coal.

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At Least 10 North Korean Ships Stranded After China Coal Ban

At least ten North Korean ships have arrived at a Chinese port after being stranded for the past three weeks following the top global coal consumer’s ban on imports of the fuel from its isolated neighbor, a report said today.

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Anglo's Future Thrown in Question as Billionaire Grabs Stake

In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Anil Agarwal, an Indian scrap-metal trader turned billionaire mining tycoon, said he plans to buy a stake of as much as £2-billion ($2.4-billion) in Anglo, representing 13% of the company.

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India Invests $500 Million in Coal Mining on Russian Kamchatka

Tata Power, a company based in India, plans to invest $560 million in a project for the development of Krutogorovsky deposits of coal located in Sobolevsky district located on Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East.

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Pennsylvania Launches Electronic Permit Application for Coal Mines

The e-permit application applies to surface bituminous coal operators applying for new operating permits.

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Judge Announces Intention To Confirm Peabody Energy Plan Of Reorganization, Paving Way For Emergence

The judge presiding over Peabody's Chapter 11 process has ruled that he intends to confirm the company's amended plan of reorganization after finalization of language regarding a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Regency Mines Creates Joint Venture for US Coal Project

AIM-listed explorer Regency Mines has created a joint venture with for a coal project in the US with cocal magnate Stephen Moscicki.

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American Resources Corporation Begins Development of Second Metallurgical Coal Mine in Alma Seam Called Carnegie 2

Carnegie 2, which will be sold in the High Vol A/B metallurgical markets, is a green-field operation that will be mined as a room and pillar underground operation.

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Peabody Eyes Bankruptcy Exit in April

Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private sector coal producer, said on Thursday it expects to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early April after a U.S. judge said he would approve its plan to slash over $5 billion of debt.

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Watchdog Focuses on Safety on Coal Mines

China’s work safety watchdog has called for enhanced supervision of major coal mines after 17 miners died when an elevator used by workers fell down a shaft in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on March 9.

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How to Make Electricity in a Disused Coal Mine

A coal-mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: March 16, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending March 11, 2017.

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Clean Power Plan's Last Stand

The Clean Power Plan threatened many of the remaining coal power plants; the moratorium slapped on new federal coal leases that would impact the largest source of the nation’s coal production.

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Some Miners Are Going Back to Work in Coal Country

There are signs of life from the coal industry, as some mining companies are starting to hire again.

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New Caterpillar CEO Asks Former U.S. Attorney General to Assess and Help Address Ongoing Government Investigation

U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr is tasked with reviewing matters relating to the search warrants executed at Caterpillar facilities on March 2, 2017, and assisting the company in appropriately addressing those matters.

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U.S. Judge Says to Approve Peabody's Bankruptcy Exit

Peabody Energy Corp was set to receive court approval on Thursday to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid dramatically improved short-term prospects for its business compared to a year ago, when it sought Chapter 11 protection.

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Coal India Missing Output Target Doesn't Matter, Mining Millions of Tons More Does

Recent media reports have highlighted that Coal India, the state-owned behemoth that's the world's largest miner of the fuel, will likely miss its target of producing 598 million tons in the fiscal year ending March 31.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plans Could Trigger Coal Hike

President Donald Trump’s pledge to use American-made steel in his $1 trillion infrastructure plan could boost coal mining activity by 5 percent, industry watchers predict.

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Arch Sees 5-6 Million St Export Met Coal Addition. US Demand Rise

"Arch believes access to capital and labor remain key bottlenecks," Seaport analysts led by Mark Levin said in a report published after a call with Arch CEO John Eaves, CFO John Drexler and SVP of Strategy Deck Slone.

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West Virginia Governor Examines Bill That Reduces Mine Safety Enforcement

Gov. Jim Justice and his staff are examining proposed legislation that would strip West Virginia regulators of almost all their ability to enforce mine safety and health standards, and have yet to take a position on the bill.

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New Cat® 745 Articulated Truck Features Next Generation Cab and Stability Assist for Enhanced Operator Efficiency

Offering a 45.2-ton (41-tonne) rated payload capacity, the new Cat® 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation.

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Interior Secretary Zinke Finalizes Greens Hollow Coal Lease, Would Secure Utah's Oldest Mine

Federal officials have finalized a 55 million-ton coal lease in a deal that ensures continued operations of Utah's oldest and most productive coal mine, a move heralded as a sign of the Trump administration's pro-energy policies to come.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Reducing State Coal Mine Inspections

The Kentucky Senate gave final approval to House Bill 384 on Tuesday. It would give the Department of Natural Resources commissioner discretion to replace up to three safety inspections with a mine safety analysis visit.

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Peabody Announces Changes To Executive Leadership Team

Peabody Energy announced today that Charles Meintjes has been named to the new position of Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Chief Commercial Officer.

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Anglo's South African Coal Bidders Said to Consider Listings

The two main bidders for Anglo American’s South African coal mines plan to list their companies if they are successful in buying the operations, according to three people familiar with the plans.

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Mineral Council of Australia Questions Why Coal Was Left Out of South Australia's New Energy Plan

"The government was wrong to reject the full range of fuel sources in its energy mix, warning that users would be forced to pay higher prices and suffer unreliable power supply, and outages, as a consequence," stated Greg Evans, Executive Director for Coa

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Japan's Power Producers to Face China Coal Pain After Steel

Japanese utilities may pay at least 29 percent more for annual supplies this year after China’s efforts in 2016 to trim overcapacity led to a more than doubling of spot prices, according to UBS Group AG and Morgan Stanley.

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Kremlin Unaware of Coal Deliveries From Donbass to Russia

On Tuesday, the leader of Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zahkarchenko, said that over 90 wagonloads of coal had been sent to Russia.

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Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

Net-zero emissions will require carbon capture and storage (CCS) for all fossil fuels and other technologies (e.g., biomass with CCS or direct air capture) for residual emissions from fossil fuel extraction and from other anthropogenic sources such as agr

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Editorial: Judge Must Decide if Peabody's Titled Bankruptcy Exit Plan is Fair

Will a judge approve a reorganization plan tailored by a company’s executives, in league with hedge funds that own most of its debt, that greatly benefits the executives and hedge funds while leaving smaller, non-institutional creditors holding the bag?

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No Supreme Court Review for Eagle Pass Coal Mine

The Texas Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a controversial coal mine outside Eagle Pass near the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Coal Country Republicans Set to Cut Mine Safety Inspections

A bill approved by Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday would cut back the number of state inspections of coal mines per year.

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Trump to Roll Back Use of Climate Change in Policy Reviews

The move could alter how U.S. agencies weigh regulations on a broad array of industries, from drilling, coal mining and auto manufacturing to refining.

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U.S. Coal Exports and Imports Both Decline in 2016 as U.S. Remains Net Coal Exporter

The U.S. remained a net exporter of coal in 2016, exporting 60.3 million short tons and importing 9.8 MMst. U.S. coal exports fell for the fourth consecutive year, down 13.7 MMst from 2015.

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StrataConnect Tracking Tag Receives MSHA Approval

It enables location tracking for both personnel and assets, as well as two-way communication with surface dispatch.

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Trump to Drop Climate Change From Environmental Reviews, Source Says

President Trump is set to sign a sweeping directive to dramatically shrink the role climate change plays in decisions across the government, ranging from appliance standards to pipeline approvals, according to a source.

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West Virginia Senate Bill Eliminates Mine Safety Enforcement

State safety inspectors wouldn’t inspect West Virginia’s coal mines anymore. They would conduct “compliance visits and education.”

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Miners Seek Trump's Help as U.S. Coal Continues Decline

This week miners renewed their call for the Trump administration to back the industry, at a time when coal exports continue to fall.

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Ukraine: DTEK Mines 74% of All Coal in 2016

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, last year Ukraine mined 44.68 million tons of coal, with 5 million tons being coking coal and 39.68 million tons – power-generating coal.

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Version 8 SpectrOil® Analyzers Include a New Spectrometer for Increased Stability and Lower Limits of Detection for Enhanced Fuel Quality Analysis

The new capabilities are included in both the SpectrOil 100 Series and SpectrOil M Series for the elemental analysis of oil, fuel, coolant and water.

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The Search for Climate Honesty

CFACT's Paul Driessen, like Diogenes of old, has taken up the search for honesty. Unfortunately for him, he is searching among the climate and renewable energy crowd where honesty is scarce.

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Tightening Supply Supports Near Record Thermal Coal Prices

The upward momentum in coal prices was due in part to a ban on explosives used by coal producers and expectations that Beijing will impose strict limits to cut overcapacity this year.

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North Dakota Officials Call For Wind and Coal Energy Study

North Dakota legislators have backed a bill calling for a study of the state's energy landscape amid complaints by some that it unfairly favors wind energy over coal.

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South African Coal Industry Expresses Concern Over Fatalities

South African Colliery Management Association president Kevern Mattison has called for a “revolutionary step change” to achieve the mining industry’s goal of achieving ‘zero harm’.

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China's Shanxi Province Launches Crackdown on Illegal Coal Mines

Recent price gains have tempted some coal mines into producing more than they have been allowed, the Shanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety and the Shanxi Coal Industry Bureau said.

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Ukraine's DTEK Stops Its Coal Mines in Occupied Donbas

Ukraine's leading coal producer DTEK Energy has switched all its coal mines located on the occupied territory of Donbas to idle mode, Reuters reported on March 9, citing the holding's press service.

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Peabody Energy's Reorganization Plan To Be Confirmed March 16

Peabody filed a Memorandum of Law (docket 2655) in an attempt to prove that its plan meets all requirements under the bankruptcy code.

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EIA's n, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:10 AM Subject: Coal Markets Report: March 13, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending March 10, 2017.

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Universal Coal Delivers First Coal From New Clydesdale Colliery to Eskom in South Africa

The company added that its underground operation is progressing well, with two underground sections producing 67,000 t in February, with an additional underground section to be added in March.

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Mechel Reports Launch of New Longwall at Southern Kuzbass

Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports launching a new longwall at V.I. Lenina Underground Mine which is part of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company.

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Adani Enterprises Applies to Australia Government Fund for Coal Mine Railway Functioning

India's Adani Enterprises has applied for financing from an Australian infrastructure fund to build a rail line that is part of a $16 billion coal project in the state of Queensland, Australia's resources minister said on Monday.

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Coal Industry Urges Trump to Protect Fossil Fuel Research

A group of coal-mining firms, labor unions and energy-industry associations is asking the Trump administration to spare a critical research office from budget cuts this year.

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17 Trapped Miners Declared Dead in China

17 workers, trapped in a coal mine in northeast China since March 9, were found dead by the rescuers, local authorities said today.

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Protecting the Coal Industry

Wyoming has decades of experience using carbon for recovering oil. The state has proven how carbon capture can work on a larger scale and show in the larger market potential for carbon dioxide from coal energy production.

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Senate Finance Democrats Push for Solution on Coal Miners' Benefits

Several Senate Finance Committee Democrats on Wednesday made another effort to protect coal miners' pensions in exchange for clearing the path on the nomination for the nation’s top trade official.

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Montana Considers Keeping Coal-Fired Plant Afloat With Loans

Montana lawmakers are considering propping up a troubled coal-fired power plant by offering low-interest loans of up to $10 million a year from the state's $1 billion coal tax trust fund to one of the plant's owners.

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Coal Very Necessary

Around 20% of Thai electricity is currently generated from coal — this is one of the viable energy sources that will help meet rising demand (expected to double in the next decade).

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New Cat® MD6250 Blasthole Drill Cuts Costs and Improves Drilling Efficiency with Rugged Design

The MD6250 drill is built for efficient drilling of 10- and 12-m (32.8- and 39.4-ft) benches, including angle drilling for cast blasting, making it the ideal drill for mining, quarrying and heavy construction applications.

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Second Life Artisans Use Coal Heritage Connections to Honor the Industry

"People can buy all sorts of beautiful jewelry, but when they see a piece of jewelry with coal scrip on it, they instantly will tell you stories about going to the company store when they were young," said Carol Dameron, West Virginia Coal Jewelry.

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New Mines Bank on Steel Industry's Need for Metallurgical Coal

Contractors for Corsa Coal Corp. are busy digging a hole larger than a football field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Their goal is the Middle Kittanning seam — buried about 120 feet deep.

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Coal India May Output Target by 20 MT This Fiscal Year

Coal India is likely to miss the production target by 20 million tonnes and may end up producing up to 578 million tonnes this fiscal year due to a string of issues, including evacuation and demand-supply, a top official has said.

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Regency Mines Announces Updates to Coal Projects in the Appalachian Basins

Regency has now invested $150,000 for a 20% shareholding in the new joint venture company Vali Carbon Corp under the terms of the joint venture with UK Carbon Resolutions Ltd announced on February 6, 2017.

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6th Circuit Rules Against MSHA's Attempt To Extend Jurisdiction Beyond The Mine Site

A key federal appeals court decision has rejected MSHA’s argument that the Mine Act gave it authority to take enforcement against a manufacturing plant making and repairing mine equipment, saying that instead the shop falls under OSHA jurisdiction.

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Coal India Aims 400 MT Output From 121 Projects This Fiscal Year

Coal India said on Friday it is expecting around 400 million tonnes of output this fiscal year from its 121 projects that are under operations.

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Coal Industry Cautious About Future Growth, Trump Rhetoric

While investor interest in U.S. coal production is seeing a revival, President Donald Trump can do little to directly help the flailing industry, coal producers and investors said at CERAweek by IHS Market, which is taking place in Houston this week.

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Ukraine: DTEK Coal Mining on Occupied Territories Stopped

Coal mining companies of DTEK, situated on the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions in the Ukraine, have suspended mining coal.

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CTX 2017 Conference – March 28-30, Beijing, China

The CTX 2017 Conference program includes presentations by Air Liquide (China), ExxonMobil (USA), Kawasaki (Japan), Kemira (China), Lu’An, Shell, Shenhua, Sinopec and Synfuels China (China).

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Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance's 8th Annual PE Seminar - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Lebanon, VA

The Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance's Eighth Annual Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar is fast Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Russell County Conference Center, 139 Highland Drive, Lebanon, Virginia.

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Adani Carmichael: Fierce Debate Over Monster Coal Mine

Supporters, who include local communities, the federal and Queensland governments, and, naturally, the resources industry, insist that the mine will bring jobs and prosperity to a depressed region of Queensland, Australia.

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Tech on Display at Annual Mining Convention in Canada

Programmable bacteria, a gold-sniffing camera and a virtual reality tool for taking investors underground were among the innovations on display at the world's biggest annual mining convention in Toronto, Canada this week.

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President Trump Promised Mine Jobs and Highways; West Virginia Won't Forget

In southern West Virginia they call this The Highway That Time Forgot, a 100-mile, two-lane stretch of stomach-churning switchbacks and careening coal trucks, clogged by stop-and-start school buses, slow-driving seniors and the random pedestrian.

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White House Sharpens Axe for Clean Power Plan

That approach is consistent with Trump’s promises during the campaign to revive the coal industry, and with EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s insistence that the science linking global warming to emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is uncertain.

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How Congress Can Be Coal Miners' Lifeline

22,600 retired coal miners and their dependents are approaching a health benefits cliff. Congress has an opportunity to help miners and it's imperative that they act now.

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Seventeen Trapped Inside Coal Mine in China

At least 17 people were trapped inside a coal mine in northeast China when a cage suspending them went for a free fall after its cable snapped.

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Lift the Moratorium on Federal Coal

Coal is declining as a source of power, say critics, because cheap and abundant natural gas is keeping coal in the ground and away from power plants.

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Report: Trump Order Would End Clean Power Plan, Coal Moratorium

President Donald Trump appears poised to rescind an Obama administration effort to curb carbon emissions from power plants.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: March 9, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending March 4, 2017.

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Coal Coal Technologies Inc Moves Forward With Wyoming Coal Industry & Business Leaders to Explore Coal Enhancement Process Implementation

Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. today released details of meetings held recently with key state and coal mining and business leaders in and around the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming.

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EPA Chief Unconvinced on CO2 Link to Global Warming

The new head of the EPA said today he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and said he wants Congress to weigh in on whether CO2 is a harmful pollutant that should be regulated.

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NIOSH Announces Free 2017 Screenings for Coal Miners

NIOSH has announced a series of free, confidential health screenings for coal miners as part of the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program. The screenings will help to detect pneumoconiosis (black lung).

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Coal Industry Poised For A Comeback In Trump’s First Year

“While U.S. total electricity generation is expected to decline almost 1% this year, the share of coal-fired generation is forecast to increase,” reads a short-term outlook from the Energy Information Administration, which is DOE’s statistical arms.

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Coal Miners Who Pushed Congress to Pass Miners Protection Act Return From Washington, D.C.

Retired coal miners are coming back from their meeting with congress this weekend with a feeling of accomplishment.

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Optimism Pervades U.S. Coal Industry Amid Fewer Regulations

Early signs of President Trump's focus on energy-related regulations have been positive for the industry, including a bill signed last month that eliminated the Stream Protection Rule, as well as executive orders on other energy-related issues.

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China Backs Away From Using Central Government to Close Coal Mines

China’s top planning agency has backed away from the production curbs that caused a huge squeeze in the coal industry last year, vowing to adopt more market-friendly measures in coal mining and other oversupplied industries.

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Coal Gets Second Wind as Australia Battles Power Crisis

The rise of wind and solar power in Australia was supposed to be the death knell for coal use in the world's biggest exporter of the fossil fuel, but the shunned fuel is finding a new lease of life and may yet attract subsidies to keep the lights on.

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Jenny Wiley Theater in Prestonsburg, KY Uses Coal Mining as Inspiration

Peter and the Starcatcher opened at the Jenny Wiley Theater on March 3. The play is set in a coal mine in Appalachia.

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West Virginia Congressman Visits India, Sees Business Partnership

While the Trump administration continues to look for new ways to roll back coal regulations, one West Virginia congressman is looking to take the business abroad.

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GE Launches New Center to Help Reduce Coal Plant Emissions

The newest coal plants being built using GE’s ultra-super critical technology can deliver up to 49 percent efficiency rates—significantly higher than the global average of 33 percent.

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Coal and Quarry Miner Exchange Now Firmly Established As a Solid Partner of CoalZoom

Coal and Quarry Miner Exchange has for thirty years been the go-to resource that operators and purchasing agents use to find the equipment and services that they need and the digital edition continues that tradition.

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Peabody Energy And The 'Smash And Grab' Technique

The senior management team gets in bed, so to speak, with top creditors and does everything in its power to exit before the exclusivity period ends. The senior management team smashes the company and grabs their 10%.

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India to Release Discussion Paper on Rules for Commercial Coal Mining This Month

India's government will release a discussion paper this month for framing rules and regulations to auction coal blocks for commercial mining by private players, a top official said today.

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International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody Energy

Today March 8, 2017, the World Coal Association, the only global body representing the coal industry, is joining millions around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. In a Q&A series, the WCA profiles women who work in the energy sector.

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Corsa Coal Narrows FY16 Loss, Expects to Raise Coal Output in 2017

TSX-V-listed metallurgical, thermal and industrial coal producer Corsa Coal has narrowed its net loss for 2016 to $34.14 million, compared with the loss of $152.99 million in 2015.

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Consol Energy Moves Ahead With Coal Divestment Plans

Publicly-owned Pennsylvania-based fossil fuel energy company Consol Energy is reported to be moving ahead with plans to divest its coal business, a transaction which could be worth as much as $2.8 billion or more.

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2017 Looks To Be a Good Year for Mining Deals

After an increase in the amount of mining deals in 2016, the trend is expected to continue in 2017 but deal values won’t keep pace.

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Coal Producers Remain Confident Despite Dip in Coal Price

Indonesia's benchmark coal price inched down 1.7 percent in March, as Chinese coal miners have cranked up their production and demand has dropped now that the peak of the winter season is over.

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EIA's Australia Country Analysis Brief - March 2017

Australia, rich in energy commodities, is one of the world’s top producers and exporters of fossil fuels and uranium.

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Arch Coal, Inc. Announces Successful Closing of $300 Million Senior Secured Term Loan Facility

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this transaction and with the confidence and support we have received from our capital partners," said John W. Eaves, Arch's chief executive officer.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Total U.S. electricity generation from utility-scale plants averaged 11,140 gigawatthours per day in 2016. Forecast generation declines by 0.7% in 2017 and then grows by 1.9% in 2018.

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Arch Coal Increases Equity Ownership in Strategic Export Facility

"This transaction represents a strategic investment in export infrastructure that will further enhance Arch's leadership position as a supplier of high-quality metallurgical coal to the global steel industry," said Paul A. Lang, Arch's president and COO.

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Warrior Met Coal Files for IPO

Warrior Met Coal has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its IPO.

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Battle Over Coal Energy Heating Up

According to an authority on energy in the state of Texas, the battle for and against coal is far from over.

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Value of Mining Mergers and Acquisitions Plunges to Lowest Level Since 2004

With 2016 being a year of rock bottom-of-cycle prices, many expected it to also be a good year for mining mergers and acquisitions.

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Trump Poised to Scrap US Clean Power Plan and Cut Green Budgets

Media reports suggest an executive order could be signed as early as today, as Trump continues his assault on federal green regulations.

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Germany’s Green Energy Policy Is A ‘Disaster,’ Says Man Who Helped Design It

A professor who helped develop Germany’s global warming plan is now calling the scheme to increase green energy use a “disaster.”

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Commentary: Trump Will Expand Ohio Coal Opportunities

The truth of the matter is coal is a thriving, highly skilled industry. Forty percent of the world's power is derived from this fuel source and the U.S. is second only to China in worldwide production.

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Peabody Energy Announces Plans For U.S. Reclamation Assurances

While Peabody believes it continues to qualify for self-bonding, the company is choosing to support its coal mine reclamation bonding requirements through third-party bonding facilities.

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Seeking Survival, Coal Industry Wants To Be Part Of The Low-Carbon Economy

Coal operators are pushing for public incentives to motivate new capital to flow into ultra-efficient plants and those that are able to capture carbon releases.

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Blaschak Coal Temporarily Lays Off 55 Employees Due to Warm Winter

Blaschak President/Chief Executive Officer J. Greg Driscoll said the layoffs are considered temporary as those in 2013, 2014 and 2016, when 27 full-time employees were laid off.

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Trump to Scrap Obama Climate Plan, Costly Coal Rules

President Trump plans to sign an executive order this week that scraps two major Obama energy and climate regulations in one fell swoop.

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Coal Companies Return to U.S. Leveraged Loan Market

“This is probably the strongest leveraged loan market since before the credit crisis,” a banker said.

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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Announces 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Completion of Recapitalization Transactions

Natural Resource Partners L.P. today reported net income from continuing operations attributable to the limited partners for the year ended December 31, 2016 of $93.6 million.

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Rs121mn Being Used for Badin Coal Reserves' Appraisal

The government is spending Rs131.619 million for appraisal of huge coal reserves confirmed by the Geological Survey of Pakistan in 2014 after extensive drillings started since 2012.

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South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers to Protest Over Eskom Plans to Phase Out Coal-Powered Stations

The National Union of Mineworkers said on Monday it would embark on a national protest against the planned closure of Eskom power stations, accusing the power utility of sidelining it in reaching the decision to uplift renewable energy.

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Coal India Rallies to Central Coalfields' Nod to Buyback Plan

Coal India rallied nearly 2 percent on Monday to become the top Sensex gainer in morning trade after world's largest coal producer said its arm Central Coalfields has approved a share buyback plan worth Rs 1,001.88 crore.

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Coal Companies Return to US Leveraged Loan Market

Rising coal prices and a more favorable outlook for the industry under President Trump’s administration are allowing US coal companies to sign new leveraged loans after being shut out of the market since mid-2015.

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Peabody Energy Announces Members Of Company's Post-Emergence Board Of Directors

The composition of the new board would include the President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow, a director chosen by Peabody, selections by two large creditor groups, and five directors chosen through a board advisory search process.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: March 6, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending March 3, 2017.

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Moody's Places Murray Energy on Review for Upgrade

The review was initiated in response to the announcement Murray intends to contribute roughly $60 million in cash to acquired mining company Foresight Energy in the form of common equity.

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China Says It Will Drastically Cut Back on Coal

China's government pledged to dramatically slow a coal-power building binge that is threatening its environment, saying Sunday it would shut down dozens of coal-power plants and stop some new construction.

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The Resource Global Network Interviews Benjamin Sporton

"In fact prices have begun to rebound recently, this reflects the underlying strength of demand for coal over the longer term," states Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association.

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Here's Something Caterpillar Got Right

No, not another visit from federal agents like those who raided the Peoria HQ on March 2. And no, not an end to the four-year sales slide that has slashed annual revenue by more than 40 percent at the soon-to-be Chicago-based heavy-equipment manufacturer.

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Jennmar to Offer EcoVent Equipment Doors

Jennmar Corp has entered into an agreement with American Mine Door to be the sole and exclusive US distributor of its EcoVent equipment doors for underground mining applications.

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China Ups the Ante for Cutting Coal Production, Overcapacity

China plans to cut 50 million tons of steel capacity and 150 million tons of coal production this year, according to the draft plan for national economic and social development released on Sunday.

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CONSOL Hires Two Banks to Find Buyer for Coal

CONSOL Energy Inc. said it has hired advisers to help push ahead with plans to divest its coal business in a transaction that, people familiar with the matter say, could be worth $2.8 billion or more.

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Interior Secretary Zinke Promises Review of Coal Leasing Program

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday promised a comprehensive review of the federal coal leasing program, even as President Donald Trump moves to do away with a moratorium on coal leases on public lands.

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Africa, Middle East Seen Emerging as Biggest Importers of South African Coal

Fifty percent of South Africa’s 73 million tons of export coal in 2016 was delivered to South Asian countries, with Africa receiving only 4 million tons of South African-produced coal.

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CONSOL Energy Hires Credit Suisse, BofA to Find Buyer for Coal

CONSOL Energy is working with Credit Suisse and Bank of America to find potential buyers for its coal business, which could fetch $2.8B or more, according to Bloomberg News.

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Peabody Energy's Disappearing Future - Loss Of U.S. Markets, Acknowledges Need To Reduce Emissions

In what is a long established pattern, a long overdue acknowledgement by the coal industry that carbon emissions need to be reduced, comes with a lobbying campaign to expand Government subsidies to reduce the environmental impact of coal combustion.

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Health Benefits Expire For 23,000 Retired Coal Miners

On Mar. 1, the almost 23,000 retired coal miners who depend on the UMWA pension plan for their healthcare benefits. The dangers of mining have left many retirees afflicted with serious illnesses, raising the stakes of maintaining their pensions.

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Sandvik and IBM Collaborate on Advanced Analytics

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has formed an agreement with IBM to jointly develop data-driven productivity and predictive maintenance services for the mining and rock excavation industry.

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Pushes New Coal Technology in D.C. Speech

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told energy leaders last week that the beleaguered coal sector, which has suffered several high-profile bankruptcies, will likely rebound as the Trump administration rolls back some Obama-era energy and environmental policies.

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Ministry of Coal Industry of Ukraine Initiates the Ban of Import of Coal From Russia

“I will make at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine a decree that not a single coal, whatever it was, was not from Russia, I mean anthracite”, he said.

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Trump Plans A Double-Digit Budget Cut For Interior Dept

The White House is asking newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to cut his department’s budget by about $1.3 billion, according to sources.

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India's Singareni Collieries Records New Highs in Coal Output, Dispatches

India's Singareni Collieries Company Limited has set a new record with coal production of 58.7 lakh tonnes and highest dispatches of 57 lakh tonnes in a month during February.

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Perry Sworn in as 14th Secretary of United States Department of Energy

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was sworn in on March 2, 2017, as the 14th Secretary of the United States Department of Energy.

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Trump's Likely Envoy to Canada: Political Donor, Philanthropist From Coal Family

A big-money political donor and philanthropist with personal ties to the coal industry and professional connections to the White House and the U.S. Senate is expected to be named Donald Trump’s ambassador to Canada.

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Coal India to Diversify Into 'Coal to Chemical' Business

Coal India intends to diversify into a new "coal to chemical" business domain by converting the high calorific value, low ash thermal coal into chemical, the miner said in a document today.

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Eight Miners Killed by Ukraine Coal Mine Blast, Six Miners Injured

An explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine left eight people dead Thursday, the state emergencies agency said, reports AP.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: March 2, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending February 25, 2017.

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The President vs. The Beltway

A new president who dutifully fulfills a promise to voters usually deserves applause, at least by those who voted for him. Why not this one?

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Morien Announces Commencement of Production from the Donkin Coal Mine

A total of 64 full-time employees/contractors are currently working onsite at Donkin, and Kameron is forecasting a total of 135 full-time workers onsite at full production.

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Company Plans to Reopen Knott County, Kentucky Mine and Hire 60 Workers

A mining company is planning to reopen an eastern Kentucky coal mine within the next week and hire 60 workers.

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CAT Shares Hammered as Feds Search Offices

Company officials confirmed the presence of federal agents in a statement without specifying which agency was performing the search or what they were looking for.

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NACCO Industries, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Results

NACCO Industries, Inc. today announced consolidated net income of $24.1 million, or $3.53 per diluted share, and revenues of $284.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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The Struggles of Coal Retirees Come Roaring Back Into the Congressional Spotlight

A dispute over fixing the health care fund of thousands of retired coal miners almost shut down the federal government in December. The solution was only temporary, and the issue is about to command Congress’ attention again.

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Joy Global Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Operating Results

Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today reported first quarter fiscal 2017 results with net sales of $498 million, down 5 percent from a year ago.

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Coal Mining Begins Seeing Revival as Trump Gives Industry Hopes

A long-awaited revival is under way in this beleaguered Central Appalachia community where residents see coal as the once and future king.

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Health Care Cut-Off Notices Mailed to 22,600 Retired Coal Miners, Widow as Congress Fails to Act to Fulfill America's Promise to Them

Letters advising some 22,600 retired coal miners and widows that their earned health care benefits would be cut off in 60 days were mailed from the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds yesterday.

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American Coal Council Welcomes Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

The American Coal Council congratulates Montana Representative Zinke on his confirmation today as Secretary of the Interior.

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Paringa Secures Final Mine Permits to Enable Construction to Start at Poplar Grove

The permitted Poplar Grove Mine complements the previously permitted 3.8 Mtpa Cypress Mine which remains "shovel ready".

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Trump Vows To Rekindle Coal Industry

President Trump has promised a rollback on several provisions of the Clean Power Plan signed by Obama in 2015. And Trump has vowed to make coal “great again.”

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China to Cut 500,000 Steel and Coal Jobs This Year

China said Wednesday it will cut 500,000 jobs in the steel and coal industries this year as it continues to trim excess capacity in the smokestack sectors amid a slowing economy.

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NTPC, India's Largest Power Utility, to Expand Mining Operations at Pakri Barwadih Coal Mine

India's state-run power giant NTPC has kicked off the process to expand operations at its Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand to achieve annual mining capacity of 18 million tonnes.

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NMA Welcomes Secretary of the Interior

National Mining Association president and CEO Hal Quinn issued a statement after Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke was confirmed to be the nation’s next Secretary of the Interior.

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Bonuses for Bankrupt Peabody Executives Could Get Boost From Increasing Coal Demand

Some Peabody Energy Corp. shareholders and creditors are challenging stock bonuses to be awarded to the company's executives upon exiting bankruptcy, claiming Peabody's estimates undervalue the stock's worth.

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President Hits the Mark in Speech to Congress

National Mining Association president and CEO Hal Quinn issued a statement applauding President Trump’s speech last night to a joint session of Congress.

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Production Underway at Canada's Newly Opened Donkin Mine

Coal mining began in the early 1700s in Cape Breton and lasted for more 250 years, but on Monday night the local industry was reborn at Kameron Collieries’ Donkin Mine.

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UMWA and Retired Coal Miners Leave for D.C., Pleading for Congress to Pass

"People will die if they lose their health care, this is as serious as it gets," says Steve Earle of the United Mine Workers of America Union.

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Canada's Cape Breton Miners Digging in Donkin

In hard hats and overalls, with their faces covered in coal dust, a shift of Cape Breton miners emerged from a tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean Monday, having cut black rock there for the first time in 16 years.

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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Officials Visit Newburg Mine Fire and Discuss Budget Structure

West Virginia State Department of Environmental Protection officials toured the Newburg Brocom Run No. 1 Mine fire reclamation site in Preston County Tuesday afternoon and discussed their concerns about the future of the DEP’s state and federal funding.

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Donkin to Have Two Continuous Miner Coal Units Operational by End of Year

US-based Cline Group's Donkin underground thermal/metallurgical coal mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is expected to have two continuous miner sections in operation by the end of 2017, Canada's Morien Resources said Tuesday.

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