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Statement by Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Recognizing America's Mine Workers on National Miners Day

Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Christopher J. Williamson issued a statement in recognition of Dec. 6, 2022, as National Miners Day.

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West Virginia Coal Association's Mine Safety Newsletter

The Winter edition of the West Virginia Coal Association’s mine safety newsletter has been published.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Global oil inventories in our forecast fall by 0.2 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first half of 2023 (1H23) before rising by almost 0.7 million b/d in 2H23.

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EIA Expects Higher and More Volatile Wholesale Electricity Prices in the United States This Winter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects higher wholesale electricity prices this winter in every region of the country.

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U.S. Department of Labor Hosts Black Lung Event to Help Those Impacted by Coal Mines

The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a lung outreach event for former and current coal miners and even survivors medically impacted by the harsh effects.

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Removal Of Coal/ Natural Gas Could Mean Wyoming And Neighbors Face Blackouts This Winter

An analysis by an electric grid watchdog warns that “a large portion of the North American bulk power system is at risk of having insufficient energy supplies during severe winter weather.”

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Coal Likely to Hit New Record Highs

Yahoo Finance columnist Rick Newman explains how the battle against climate change is impacting the energy crisis.

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Coking Coal Prices Fall By Over $40/Ton in One Month on Weak Chinese, EU Demand

US coking coal prices fell by $42/t in first week of December compared to the same period last month as prices for low vol HCC grade coal fell to $252/t on FOB basis.

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Fitch Ratings Updates Global Metals & Mining Price Assumptions

Fitch Ratings-London-06 December 2022: Fitch Ratings’ updated metals and mining price assumptions include revised thermal coal prices for 2022 and 2023, reflecting year-to-date prices, supply normalisation in 2023 and higher prices in China.

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Coal Miner Strike Continues Against Warrior Met Coal

Hundreds of coal miners in Brookwood have been on strike for 20 months.

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Indiana Utility to Stop Using Coal in 2025, Adding 1,300 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Capacity

AES Indiana will stop burning coal by the end of 2025 and increase its investments in carbon-free resources under an integrated resource plan filed with Indiana regulators.

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Australia's Gladstone Jan-Nov Coal Exports Fall on Year

January-November thermal and metallurgical coal exports from Australia's 102mn t/yr Gladstone port totalled 56.79mn t, falling by 10pc from the same period of 2021 and by 14pc from 2019.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: December 5, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending December 2, 2022.

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Chris Hamilton, President, WV Coal Association, Says There is a Fairly High Risk of Blackouts Occurring This Winter

West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton discusses the risk of blackouts ahead of winter and Biden's energy agenda.

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Dept of Labor Finds Safety, Training Failures During Investigation of June 2022 Double Fatality at Pueblo Industrial Loading Facility

An investigation into the deaths of two workers buried under a pile of shifting coal at a Pueblo industrial loading facility has found that their employer failed to follow required federal standards and did not train workers on safety processes.

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Wyoming Innovation Center Receives Overcoming Adversity Award

The award recognizes a project or best practices a community, region or state utilized to overcome a challenge, such as budget, supply chain disruptions, covid-19 setbacks or natural disaster.

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American Resources Receives Advanced Roof Control Plan Approval for Carnegie Metallurgical Carbon Mines

American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:AREC) told investors that it has received approval from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for an advanced roof control plan at both its Carnegie 1 and Carnegie 2 mines in Pike County, Kentucky.

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Morien Announces Industrial Approval Renewed for Donkin Mine

Morien Resources Corp. has announced that the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change has approved a request from Kameron Collieries ULC to renew its industrial approval for the Mine.

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Steel Demand, Weather to Drive Coking Coal Prices

Restocking demand, Australian weather and the strength in global steel demand recovery are likely to drive seaborne coking coal prices in the Asia-Pacific in coming weeks after the spot market fell below $250/t fob Australia in November.

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Easing War Impact, Rising Supply Set to Make Asian Thermal Coal More Affordable

Asian thermal coal prices are expected to see a reasonable correction in 2023 given that supply concerns will likely take a back seat.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 1/7/2022

On January 7, 2022, a 49 year-old front-end loader operator with 15 years of mining experience died when a large rock fell from the mine roof, crushing the cab of the front-end loader.

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Six Miners Killed In Coal Mine Blast In Pakistan's Balochistan Province

Pakistani Ministry of Human Resource Development took cognisance of the increasing number of incidents of such explosions and urged all provincial governments to take strict action against mine owners who are not providing safety gears to the workers.

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By 2030, India to Produce 1.5 Billion Tonne of Coal

Raosaheb Danve Patil, Union Minister of Railways, Coal and Mines, has stated that India will produce 1.5 billion tonnes of coal by 2030.

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Australian Minerals Exploration Expense Hits Record High

Australia's spending on non-petroleum hit a record high as firms continued to look for iron ore, base metals, battery minerals and coal, despite flooding along the east coast, and continuously rising costs.

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Bens Creek Reaches Monthly Production of 40,000 Tonnes

North America-focussed metallurgical coal miner Bens Creek said in an update on Friday that from 26 October to the end of November, it produced a total of 43,736 clean tonnes.

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Pennsylvania Gun Shop Honors Mining History

Longwall Rifles LLC in Windber opened up along Graham Avenue in Windber this past July.

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Leer Metcoal Mine Deploys Longwall Komatsu Personal Proximity Detection System

In the US, Arch Resources’ Leer metcoal operation in West Virginia has recently introduced advanced longwall automation technologies into their operation which help to drive toward zero harm and increase productivity.

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Canada: Nova Scotia Approves Another Seven Years of Coal Mining at Donkin

The provincial government has approved a request from Kameron Coal Management Limited to renew its industrial approval for the Donkin Mine in Cape Breton.

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UK: Leveling Up Secretary Urged to Back Cumbrian Coal Mine

Michael Gove has been urged by Workington MP, Mark Jenkinson to give the green light to the controversial West Cumbrian coal mine.

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India Coal and Mines Minister: Coal Important for Energy Security

The coal ministry is organising various conclaves across the country to attract investors for auction of 141 blocks, which it is offering for commercial mining.

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US Railroad Strike Averted After Congress Steps In, Biden Signs Legislation

US railroad strike averted after Congress steps in, Biden signs legislation

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Coal Train Derailment Blocks U.S. Route 52 in West Virginia

Approximately five coal cars from a Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks at just after 3:30 a.m. along U.S. Route 52 at Hanover. There were no injuries.

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West Virginia County Sitting in New Technology Sweet Spot

New technologies are creating a new era in the coal industry, and Wyoming County, West Virginia seems to be sitting in the sweet spot.

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Virginia Tech Experts Tapped to Explore the Impact of Gold Mining in Virginia

Recent increases in gold prices and other factors brought renewed attention to gold mining at both new and historical sites in Virginia, spurring the introduction of House Bill 2213 to the Virginia General Assembly.?

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Planned Mining Capital Spending to Fall $11 Billion in 2023

Total capital expenditure in the mining industry across 13 different commodities will fall by $11 billion in 2023, primarily driven by declines in development capex for iron ore and gold projects.

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Canada: Industrial Approval Renewed for Donkin Mine

The Province has approved a request from Kameron Coal Management Limited to renew its industrial approval for the Donkin Mine in Cape Breton.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report (Data for Two Weeks: Nov 19 and Nov 26)

Weekly Production / Consumption Report (Data for Two Weeks: Nov 19 and Nov 26)

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Settlement with Republic Steel Requires Reduction of Lead Emissions at Canton, Ohio Facility

The United States’ complaint, filed simultaneously with the consent decree, alleges that Republic Steel is operating in violation of its Clean Air Act permit for failing to conduct emissions tests and for exceeding lead emission limits.

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US Department of Labor Issues Pattern of Violations Notice to Morton Salt Inc., Weeks Island Mine and Mill in Louisiana Citing Safety Concerns

The pattern of violations screening process examines all of the nation’s mines and identifies mines with a high number of significant and substantial violations and other safety and health compliance problems.

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Coal Output in Russia's Kuzbass Region Down 9.6 Percent in January-October

In particular, 120 million mt of coal was produced at opencast mines, down 7.1 percent year on year, while 61.5 million mt of coal was extracted by the underground method, down 14 percent year on year.

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India: Coal Ministry to Hold Investors' Conclave for Mining Sector on December 3

The coal ministry is organising an investor conclave in Bengaluru on 3 December to enhance participation in commercial auction of coal mines, the Ministry of Coal said.

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Large US Companies Laying Off White-Collar Workers in Droves

Typically in previous economic downturns, companies in capital-intensive industries—including mining, manufacturing and construction—were among the first to lay off workers.

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War on Coal: Biden's Policies Put Americans at Risk for Long Blackouts, West Virginia Coal Rep Says

Americans could face power blackouts if coal plants continue to shutter, according to a West Virginia coal industry representative, who blamed recent closures on President Biden and his policies.

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US Coking Coal Output Dips in 3Q

Russia's invasion of Ukraine coincided with suppliers lifting first-quarter output to the highest since 2019 — in response to record prices at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. Second-quarter output was stable.

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Alabama Mining Association Announces Safety & Sustainability Award Winners

The Alabama Mining Association (AMA) today announced the winners of the yearly AMA Safety & Sustainability Awards.

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India Will Achieve 1.5 Billion Coal Production by 2030

India will achieve coal production of 1.5 billion tonnes by 2030, Union MoS for Railways, Coal and Mines Raosaheb Danve Patil said on Thursday.

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France Refires Coal Plant Amid Energy Woes

The end of France’s coal era seemed so certain last year that the operator of one of the country’s last coal-burning plants posted an upbeat educational video on YouTube titled ‘Let’s visit a coal plant that’s going to be destroyed!’

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China Ramps Up Efforts to Ensure Energy Supply for Winter

China is deploying both domestic and overseas energy resources to ensure stable supplies for winter heating, while further optimizing the country's energy mix to enhance supply security amid a complex international energy situation.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – December 1, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending November 26, 2022.

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Alpha Announces New Director Appointments

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. has announced the upcoming appointments of Joanna Baker de Neufville and Michael Gorzynski to the Company's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023.

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U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Public Input on How to Implement Future Growth Grants Program for Carbon Dioxide Transport and Develop Field Laboratories for Carbon Storage

The CIFIA Future Growth Grants RFI solicits feedback from industry members, investors, developers, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 17, 2023.

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It's Been Decades Since Toxic Dust Rules For Mines Have Improved. Lawmakers Are Taking Notice.

Black lung disease tied to silica dust has surged in central Appalachia in recent years. But the federal government still hasn’t revised its safety standards to reduce miners’ exposure to the dust.

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Epiroc Presents World's First Underground Mine Truck Made Using Fossil-Free Steel From SSAB

Epiroc pioneers a battery-electric underground mine truck prototype made from fossil-free steel in line with the company’s vision to produce the world's greenest machines.

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German Coal-Fired Gen Hits Three-Year High and Set to Climb

German daily and weekly hard coal-fired generation has hit three and two-year highs, respectively, and looks set to climb even further in the near-term as a spell of weak wind generation coincides with below-average temperatures.

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King Coal: Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Apologies To Mark Twain)

King Coal is making a comeback all around the world.

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Barclays Coal Plan Exposes Reach of Biden's Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is starting to change the way bankers view their climate targets.

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San Juan Mine Sealed as Westmoreland Lays Off 60, Moves to Reclamation Phase

Sealing work was set to be completed Nov. 30 at the San Juan Mine as Westmoreland San Juan Mining LLC prepares to lay off 60 employees on Dec. 1 and embark on a six-year land reclamation plan.

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Alabama Coal Miners Begin Their 20th Month on Strike

Hundreds of coal miners in Brookwood, Ala., reached a milestone Thursday: They've spent 20 months on strike.

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Explosion In Northwest Pakistan Coal Mine Kills 9, Injures 4

A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing nine miners and injuring four others, a government official said.

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Australian Coal Exporters Prepare For Drier December

Australian coal exporters in New South Wales are preparing for a drier December to catch up on almost 20mn t of shipments lost from the Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) terminals at Newcastle because of flooding during January-November.

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