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Weekly US Coal Carloads Total 63,032, Down 16.7% on Week

Weekly US coal carload originations totaled 63,032 in the week ended Nov. 21, up 4.3% from the previous week, but down 16.7% from the year-ago week, Association of American Railroads data showed Nov. 25.

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Britain-Based DST Innovations Partners With Blue Rock Manufacturing in Morgantown, West Virginia

The company has agreed on a contract with West Virginia-based company Blue Rock Manufacturing to establish a new facility for the development of its new energy cells.

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The Battle of Blair Mountain Was the Largest Labor Uprising in U.S. History

Deep in the coal mines of West Virginia, an integrated militia of coal miners was forming, and they had little in common except for their enemy: oppressive coal barons.

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Powder River Basin Coal Industry

Is the PRB in long-term decline?

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British Coal Plants Fired Up to Meet Temporary Electricity Shortfall

Britain has fired up some of its last remaining coal power plants to help keep the lights on as the country’s wind turbines slow over a few days and the demand for electricity rises.

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China and Indonesia Sign $1.5 Billion Thermal Coal Deal

China will buy $1.467 billion worth of thermal coal from Indonesia next year, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) said.

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Happy Thanksgiving from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

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Cleveland-Cliffs Receives Antitrust Clearance from US Department of Justice for the Acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA

This clearance represents the most significant milestone toward the completion of this transaction, and re-affirms the anticipated closing of the deal in December 2020.

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Growing Stocks Push Australian Coal Firms to Closures

Australian coal mining firms plan to extend Christmas and new year closures as the supply overhang grows with vessels waiting outside of Chinese ports, at Australian ports and stocks build at mines.

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Australia Seeks to Break China Coal Stalemate as Tensions Rise

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he’s appointed his “best people” to work on breaking a stalemate that’s seen more than 50 ships laden with Australian coal stranded off Chinese ports, as tensions between the trading partners increase.

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India: Clean Energy Cess-Tax on Coal Industry

The government of India introduced a cess on coal in the year 2010. It was like a carbon tax to be levied as an excise duty on items listed in the tenth schedule to the Finance Act 2010. These items are Coal Lignite and Peat.

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Regulator to Take Prodeco Coal Decision Next Month

A decision about Colombian coal producer Prodeco's appeal to remain off line because of unfavourable economic conditions will be taken by 17 December, mining regulator ANM has told Argus.

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Consol Energy Wants to Build an Advanced, Carbon Capture-Equipped Coal Plant. It’s Exactly What U.S. Energy Leadership Demands.

A recent presidential candidate confidently declared that American ingenuity, directed at advanced coal technology, could produce essential breakthroughs. He said, “This is America. We figured out how to put a man on the moon in 10 years.

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API 2 Coal Prcies and Liquidity Spike

Recovering oil prices, global optimism in the wake of recent Covid-19 vaccine news and short-term supply tightness in the seaborne coal market have created increasingly bullish sentiment in the API 2 swaps market this month.

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US Coal Exports to 7 of Top 10 Destinations Declined in Q3'20

Seven of the top 10 destinations for U.S. coal exports reduced shipments in the third quarter and total exports dragged while only mildly improving quarter over quarter as the global economy rebounded from the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

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China Coal Imports to Increase in December

An analysis published by Wood Mackenzie forecasts that thermal coal imports will increase in December in China.

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Evraz Combines Assets to Create the Largest Russian Coking Coal Producer

Evraz plans to consolidate coal mining business on the basis of its Raspadskaya coal company.

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Peabody Slashes Health Benefits for Older Retirees

Retirees older than 65 have been notified that their health benefits will disappear after Dec. 31 and all retirees will have their life insurance terminated, according to a statement from the company.

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US Coal Miners Call on Trump to Move On

Trump tweeted on Tuesday he would soon present evidence of widespread ballot fraud and other wrongdoing in “great detail” in a “big lawsuit”.

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Trinidad, Colorado's Coal Legacy Gets A Boost With The Planned Reopening Of The New Elk Coal Mine

Just outside Trinidad, Colorado, a coal mine is preparing to reopen next summer. Australia-based Allegiance Coal has purchased the New Elk mine. It's on the site of a historic mine that has been shuttered since 2012.

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Teck, US Met Coal Miners Leverage China Demand on Australian Import Restrictions

Miner Teck Resources and North American coal suppliers are targeting higher demand in China, after import restrictions were imposed on Australian coals.

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What a Biden Administration Means for the Energy Transition

President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to enter the White House with big plans to address climate change, a goal with substantial implications for the energy sector.

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There's $500M of Coal on Anchored Ships Off China's Coast

More than $500-million worth of Australian coal is on ships anchored off Chinese ports, as a diplomatic spat between the two countries cuts into trade, idles a portion of the world’s dry bulk carriers and threatens to spiral into a humanitarian crisis.

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Chinese Coal Producer's Bond Default Startles Sector

A bond repayment default by a state-owned Chinese coal mining company has rattled the country's credit market. But any wider impact in China's coal sector is possibly minimal, although it could raise the cost of borrowing for some Chinese producers.

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GOP Lawmakers Call Out FERC for Inaction on Grid Resilience, Seek Answers on Next Steps

A recent push by Republican US lawmakers urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finally define grid resilience and take action to ensure coal's continued place in the energy mix is unlikely to spur any new policies this late in the game.

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MSHA Quarterly Stakeholder Call December 17, 2020

Please join the Mine Safety and Health Administration for our next Quarterly Stakeholder Call on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Anglo Awards $176 Million of Australian Coal Mine Contracts

UK-South African mining firm Anglo American has awarded A$240mn ($176mn) of contracts for its 3.5mn t/yr Aquila project in Australia that is on track for first longwall production of premium quality hard coking coal in early 2022.

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China Adds 20 Million MT to Thermal Coal Import Quotas for Balance of 2020

Chinese utilities have been allocated up to 20 million mt of import quotas for seaborne thermal coal for the remainder of 2020 by Chinese authorities, in order to meet near-term demand amid a shortage of Chinese domestic coal, sources said Nov. 24.

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India: More Steps Needed to Make Commercial Coal Mining Attractive to Global Players

India concluded its first commercial coal mine auctions earlier this month. A total of 19 coal mines spread across Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra were auctioned in this first tranche.

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US Coal is Saving Lives Right Now - Preserve Existing Coal Plants

In May of this year the Coronavirus pandemic was in full throat, infections increasing and people dying. These circumstances exist still and will continue until the vaccines coming to market work their magic.

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West Virginia Governor: Agreement Between UK Company DST and Blue Rock Manufacturing to Bring New Manufacturing Facility and Jobs to West Virginia

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced that DST Innovations has chosen West Virginia as the home of its new American manufacturing base.

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West Virginia Miner Killed; 6th US Coal Mining Death Of 2020

The governor’s office said a coal miner died Monday in a workplace accident in southern West Virginia.

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Coal Remains a Headwind for US Rails Despite Optimism Following Rough Q3 Results

Despite an overall optimistic view for the next year within the US railroad industry, coal remains a headwind, even as it is expected to recover somewhat from rough third quarter results.

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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum Gift Shop Goes Online

The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum announced that its new website has been substantially completed and now includes an online gift shop as well. Design and construction of the new website was donated to the museum by a generous supporter.

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Peabody Energy Retirees Stand To Lose Health Benefits, Some Organize Class-Action Lawsuit

In early October, John Ward was caught off guard by a letter he got in the mail. It was from Peabody Energy, the company he retired from a decade ago, alerting him that his medical benefits would expire at the end of the year.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 23, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 20, 2020.

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Mike Quillen Joins Contura's Board of Directors

As an industry veteran with prior hands-on knowledge of Contura’s assets, Quillen brings several decades of coal expertise to the Contura team.

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OIG Report on Lack of MSHA Silica Standard Right on the Money

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts issued a statement today.

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Canada: Teck Restructures Sales Book to Target More China Sales

Coking coal major Teck Resources has announced that it is restructuring its sales book for next year to target higher sales to China, where prices have increased on the back of rising demand.

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Australia: National Mining and Related Industries Day - Cut the Red and Green Tape

Australia's richest woman has warned the nation's vital resources and agriculture industries are being strangled by red and green tape, threatening the future viability of both.

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Australia: Information on Study Pathways Into the Mining Industry

2020 has been a difficult year, with the people of New South Wales (NSW), Australia facing drought and bushfires as well as the health and employment impacts of COVID-19.

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Wyoming Senator Sets Sights on Senate Energy Committee

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso announced his intent to become lead Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for the 117th Congress next year.

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G20 Members Pledge to Ensure Stable Energy Supply Throughout Pandemic

Leaders of the G20 member states have pledged to ensure "a stable and uninterrupted supply of energy" as the world recovers from the pandemic, according to a declaration published at the close of their summit in Riyadh Nov. 22.

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Epiroc and Orica Unveil Prototype System for First Stages of Underground Automation

The mining industry can look forward to safer, efficient and more productive development blasting in 2021, as Orica and Epiroc commence commissioning on Avatel™, the first-of-its-kind, industry-driven explosives delivery system in coming weeks.

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Australian Thermal Coal Miners Declare Force Majeure on Contracts November 19

Australian thermal coal miners were facing issues with loading after a storm hit thermal coal shiploaders at Newcastle port on Nov. 17, sources said Nov. 23.

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Anglo American Commits to Aquila Coal Development With >A$240 Million of Contracts

Anglo American has invested more than A$240 million ($175 million) with suppliers for its 70%-owned Aquila metallurgical coal project in Central Queensland, Australia.

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China's NEV Charging Points Accelerate

China's new energy vehicle (NEV) charging points reached 1.498mn by the end of October, up by 21pc from November 2019, according to a white paper released by stated-owned power transmission and supply firm State Grid.

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Where Does Your Power Come From?

Flip a light switch pretty much anywhere in northeastern Indiana, and there’s a good chance there’s a lump of coal providing that energy.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Scramble to Work Out Kinks in New Tax Law

Wyoming officials responsible for collecting taxes from mineral producers have faced logistical challenges rolling out a new law introduced earlier this year.

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Trump Administration Proposal Takes Aim at Bank Pledges to Avoid Fossil Fuel Financing

A new Trump administration proposal is taking aim at banks’ attempts to exclude certain fossil fuel activities including fossil exploration in the Arctic from financing.

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West Virginia Senator Statement on 52nd Anniversary of the Farmington Mine Disaster

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 52nd anniversary of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine Tragedy in Farmington, West Virginia.

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Do It The Safety Way...

How a 1976 musical combination of the National Coal Board, Max Bygraves and Grimethorpe Colliery Band could well help bands return safely to rehearsals in the future.

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Women in Mining are Standard Bearers for Sector Modernization, and Its Essential Driver

A feature of Women In Mining (WIM) UK’s biennial publication, ‘100 Global Inspirational Women In Mining’ (WIM100), published today, is the growing prevalence of women in environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) compliance.

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Directors Lushefski, Geiger, and Medine Resign from Contura Board

Each of the three members decided not to stand for reelection at the Company’s 2021 annual shareholder meeting and believed that it was in the Company’s best interest to resign effective immediately to facilitate the search for new directors.

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How Biden's Electrical Vehicle Push May be a Hidden Boon for the Coal Industry

Before Democrats like presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden trade up to electric vehicles as part of a U.S. green-energy future, they might want to kick the tires on what that would mean for the environment.

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US Coal Jobs Down 24% From the Start of Trump Administration to Latest Quarter

Despite a campaign promise to put coal miners back to work and support "beautiful clean coal," President Donald Trump is on track to leave the White House with the nation posting the lowest coal production and jobs figures in recent history.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: China Demand Keeps Prices Steady

US coking coal prices held firm today, maintaining the gains made over the past fortnight on the back of strong Chinese demand and supply tightness in the high-volatile segment.

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Seaborne Premium Coking Coal Indices Edge Up

Seaborne premium hard coking coal prices in both fob DBCT and cfr Jingtang markets edged up on a daily basis on Friday November 20.

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Miners' Strike Convictions Should Be Quashed, MP Says

Miners in England convicted of "trumped-up offenses" during the 1984-85 strike should be pardoned, an MP says.

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DOE Announces Intent to Fund Projects to Optimize Safe, Secure, and Verifiable Carbon Storage

DOE’s Carbon Storage Program primarily focuses on developing, testing and verifying technologies and techniques that address challenges related to long-term, commercial-scale storage of CO2 in the deep subsurface.

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Montana's Stocking Isn’t Full of Coal

Montana has some struggles on the horizon, which won’t please the Republicans who wish to tighten the purse strings in state government through tax and budget cuts. State revenues have already taken a hit. And the hit isn’t due to COVID.

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Indiana's Energy Future: Report Praises Renewables But Doesn't Rule Out Fossil Fuels

A group tasked with charting a course for how to provide Hoosiers with electricity has embraced and encouraged renewables, but it also wants to keep fossil fuels around to help with what it says is the variability of solar and wind.

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China's National Energy Administration: Security, Emissions Top China's Energy Priorities

China's leading energy regulator has given a clearer idea of the energy priorities in the country's new five-year plan, with security and emissions targets identified as the top two areas.

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RPMGlobal Announces New Regional Headquarters

PMGlobal’s Consulting & Advisory division has announced the opening of its new regional headquarters in Toronto to cater for the increasing growth in Canada’s mining investment activity.

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Mechel Report 3Q20 Operational Results

The market began recovery after the first wave of coronavirus, which had key importer states introduce various limitations while our customers among steelmaking corporations temporarily halted their facilities and corrected their annual plans for steel ou

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US Low-Vol Coal Makes Record Gains Over Australia

US low-volatile coking coal hit a record premium to Australian premium hard coking coal yesterday. Argus assessed the fob Australia price at $98.50/t yesterday, putting the US low-volatile price at a $20/t premium.

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Coal States Flex as Senator Seeks Senate Energy Gavel

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso's decision to become top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will leave coal state lawmakers largely in charge of energy and environmental policy in the Senate.

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Virginia County, West Virginia Governor's Companies Reach Agreement on Back Taxes Dating Up to 2018

“Tazewell County will enter into a settlement agreement for the purpose of expanding ATV trails throughout the northern end of the county,” the board said.

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Indian Coal Unions Plan Revnewed Strike Action

Indian coal workers' unions will hold a one-day strike on November 26 as a part of wider industrial action being organised by trade unions.

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Australia-Japan Hydrogen Project Eyes Full Operations by Next Decade

The HESC project aims to safely and efficiently produce and transport hydrogen from Victoria's Latrobe Valley to Japan, where hydrogen will be transported from a liquefaction and loading terminal at the Port of Hastings, Victoria to Kobe terminal in Japan

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European Mining Convention 2020

With the participation of 400+ attendees from 100+ global mining companies, the 2nd Annual European Mining Convention is scheduled to take place from December 8-9 in a completely digital format as EMC 2020 - Virtual Edition, in lieu of an in-person event.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday November 19, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 14, 2020.

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California: Bay Area Coal Country? Richmond Residents, Coal Companies Battle Over Use Of Port

The Bay Area and Coal Country seem worlds apart. But it turns out the San Francisco Bay plays a critical role in the export of coal to Asia.

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Customers Can Now Browse Available Refurbished Eriez® Processing Equipment Online

Eriez® recently added a feature to its website which allows customers to view the refurbished equipment currently available.

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Caterpillar, School of Mines Partner on Mining and Construction Technology

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, Illinois, says it is partnering with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to build the next generation of mining and construction technology.

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Komatsu Introduces New and Redesigned LHDs for Hard Rock Mining

With a whole new chassis, powertrain and operator cabin, Komatsu’s brand-new WX07 7-tonne LHD has been designed from the ground up to provide a standout experience and environment for underground hard rock mining operators.

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Canada: Sandvik Consolidates Regional Mining Electric Vehicle Servicing in Sudbury

Sandvik says shutting down its Kirkland Lake facility will mean more efficient service for the battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) currently operating at nearby Macassa Mine.

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New Mexico Tech Develops Drones for Mine Safety

Two New Mexico Tech professors have landed a three-year, $617,213 research grant from the Alpha Foundation to demonstrate an intrinsically safe propulsion system to be used in underground coal mines.

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Illinois City Receives $33,800 to Enhance Coal Museum

Illinois Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) announced the city of Gillespie will receive a $33,800 state grant to assist with improvements to the Gillespie Coal Museum.

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Biden's 100% Clean Electricity Plan May Hit CCS Wall

President-elect Joe Biden's plan to reach 100% clean electricity in 15 years may hinge on a technology that has been deployed at few power plants and faced financing challenges.

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Australian Prime Mininster: No Impact From Japan's 2050 Plan on Coal

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison sees no impact on Australian thermal coal exports to its largest customer Japan from its plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, as coal will continue to be used to generate electricity in Japan for some time.

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China's Largest Autonomous Mining Truck Fleet Arriving at Xiwan Coal Mine

Leading Chinese equipment OEM XCMG will soon start operating the largest fleet of high tonnage autonomous rigid mining trucks in the country.

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Glencore to Rejig Australian Coal Amid China Tensions

Glencore may cut its Australian coal production this year and indicate a lower target for 2021 than it achieved in 2019, as expectations grow among Australian mining firms that Beijing will continue to target Australian coal imports in the new year.

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MSHA Proposes Improvements to Support the Development and Deployment of Advanced Safety and Health Technologies

NMA today applauded revisions proposed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to update its 30 CFR Part 18 standards governing permissibility testing for electric motor-driven mine equipment and accessories.

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Pennsylvania is Flirting with Self-Imposed Energy Disaster

Americans can’t afford to pay more for electricity, especially with millions out of work in the midst of pandemic-induced economic upheaval.

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Here's What the Indiana Coal Council and Other Groups Want for the State's Energy Future

Indiana's energy future hangs in the balance: How much coal the state will burn and how many wind turbines and solar panels will be built remains to be seen.

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How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal?

This year, Siemens, General Electric and Toshiba announced they would no longer construct coal-fired electric power generating projects.

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American Resources Says its Leased Thermal Coal Mine in Kentucky Has Begun Production

A third-party operator started carbon production under a long-term mine plan that will generate steady cash flow to American Resources of $1 per ton of carbon sold from the mine.

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Interview: New Zealand's Bathurst Eyes Coking Coal Growth

New Zealand coal producer Bathurst Resources is looking to expand beyond its home base by developing the Crown Mountain coking coal joint venture in Canada and making acquisitions, as other firms look to exit the industry.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Prices Firm on China Demand

The US coking coal market held firm early this week with offers for first-quarter spot deliveries buoyed by interest from Chinese buyers seeking alternatives to Australian coals well into 2021.

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Proposed Rule Adopting Standards for Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories

MSHA today announced a proposed rule incorporating national and international voluntary consensus standards related to electric motor-driven mine equipment and accessories.

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Integrated Power Services Acquires Tesco Industries from Tesco Group

IPS, the North American leader in service, repair and engineering for electric motors and generators, continues to grow with its acquisition of Tesco Industries, the electric motor repair division of Tesco Group.

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Australia's New Hope Remains Hopeful

Australia's New Hope Corporation has told shareholders that it would re-enter negotiations with the newly appointed Minister for Resources in Queensland, in the hopes of clearing the final hurdle for the Stage 3 expansion of the New Acland mine.

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West Virginia Officials Observe Anniversary of Farmington Mine Disaster

When an explosion at the Consol No. 9 Mine in Farmington echoed through the hollows of Marion County, West Virginia on Nov. 20, 1968, killing 78 men in the process, locals didn’t know the national impact the disaster would have.

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Alberta Coal Production Falls to More Than 12-Year Low in September

Coal production in Alberta, Canada, fell to a more-than-12-year low 1.14 million mt in September, down 20.6% from 1.43 million mt in August and 41.1% lower than the 1.93 million mt in the year-ago month.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 17, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 13, 2020.

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MSHA Publishes Confined Spaces Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a safety alert concerning confined spaces on October 19, according to Pit & Quarry.

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Trump Names DOE Undersecretary in Staffing Shakeup

President Trump has named the Department of Energy's top fossil fuel official as acting undersecretary, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said in an email obtained by E&E News.

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Mine Rescue Update November 2020

Short mine rescue update.

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Mine’s an R&M

A 20-ton capacity overhead crane and hoist from R&M Materials Handling Inc., sold by Harriman Material Handling (HMH), has been built and installed by CraneWerks 400 ft. beneath the surface at the U.S. Gypsum Company Shoals Mine in Indiana.

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When Margaret Thatcher Crushed a British Miners’ Strike

As Margaret Thatcher took office as Britain’s first female prime minister in May 1979, she confronted a nation mired in economic recession.

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NMA Applauds Clarification of Federal-State Relationship Under SMCRA

Rich Nolan, President and CEO of the NMA, has issued a statement on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s revisions to ten-day notice regulations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA).

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UMWA President Admits Biden-Harris Administration Won't Be Easy For Coal

UMWA President Cecil Roberts noted the discussion about climate change as one of the top priorities for Biden and Harris is a serious concern.

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Federal Watchdog Finds Coal Safety Regulator Not Protecting Miners From Silica Dust

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is not doing enough to protect coal miners from deadly silica dust, according to a new report from the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Court Denies DEP's Motion to Dismiss Case That Raises Coal Mine Reclamation Concerns

A federal court has denied state environmental regulators’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit that raises questions about the financial health of West Virginia’s surface coal mining reclamation program.

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China Launches Yearlong Campaign of Coal-Mining Safety Checks

China has launched a safety inspection effort targeting all working coal mines and coal-mining projects after several recent fatal accidents, a statement by its State Council, or Cabinet, showed on Tuesday.

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Union Calls for Safety Audit of Australian Mining Industry

A central Queensland mine is in the process of a major clean up after a massive storm flattened a workshop and a large shed - prompting calls from the mining union for a safety audit of all structures on mine sites.

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Weekly Coal Index Report

Physical RB1 coal enjoyed a strong rally last week, driven by firmer prices for December loadings. Spot prices shifted up significantly, whilst the discount with API#4 narrowed as well, reflecting the stronger physical demand.

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New Director of SIU's Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center Envisions Cleaner, More Plentiful Energy

In 2015, the Illinois Clean Coal Review Board provided a $4.6 million grant to revitalize ACERC and support energy-related work at SIU.

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2020 Election Policy Implications: Energy and Environment

A Biden presidency will change the direction of U.S. policy energy and environmental policy.

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Daily Update: November 16, 2020

The escalating trade war between Australia and China appears to have its roots in diplomatic umbrage. China depends on Australia for the raw materials for its domestic steel industry, including iron ore and high quality coking coal and thermal coal.

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Tips for Landing an Operating Job

For decades, the key to landing a good machine operator job was all about having the right experience behind the controls. But for a new breed of companies, operating skills aren’t the only thing they’re looking for.

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Reveal Biden Energy Plans

Editorial featured in West Virginia's Intelligencer: Wheeling News-Register.

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UMWA Remembers Farmington No. 9 Miners With Virtual Ceremony

The United Mine Workers of America usually marks the anniversary of West Virginia's 1968 Farmington No. 9 mine disaster with a ceremony at the memorial in Mannington.

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As India Unlocks its Coal & Minerals to Private Players, thyssenkrupp Says Continuous Mining & New Tech Will Play a Key Role

Further to a recent announcement on opening commercial coal mining to private players and unlocking 500 blocks in non-coal minerals, the Indian government has announced that the new mining reforms will get adopted in the statute book in next 6-8 weeks.

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China Denies Restricting Indian Ship Carrying Australian Coal From Leaving Its Port

China on Friday denied that it has restricted an Indian ship carrying Australian coal from leaving its port following complaints of inordinate delay in permitting the vessel from unloading cargo leaving its 23-member crew stranded.

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Colombia Coal Mine Cerrejon Requests Arbitration to End Strike

Colombian coal mine Cerrejon on Friday requested the Labor Ministry convene an arbitration tribunal to solve a dispute with its largest workers' union and lift a more than 70-day strike.

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China's October Coal Output Points to Domestic Shortage

China's October coal output rose compared with a year earlier but fell from the previous month. This suggests China's domestic coal shortages could be acute, given that imports for October fell sharply, curtailing available stocks for winter demand.

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Guest Commentary: Biden's 'Build Back Better' Begins With American Mining

As President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris line up their priorities for the coming four years, much of their agenda rests on a foundation provided by the nation’s nearly 600,000 miners.

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Spotlight: Mine Rescue Teams Provide Medical Resources in Times of Crisis

In mine rescues, the timing of medical care is critical. The mining division of the Special Medical Response Team exists to enhance the medical resources available to mine rescue teams.

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Virtual Ceremony to Remember the 52nd Anniversary of the Farmington Mine Disaster

A memorial service to remember 68 miners who died 52 years ago in West Virginia will be held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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MSHA: Illinois Basin Q3 Coal Output Totals 16.8 Million St, Up 19.6% on Quarter

Illinois Basin coal production totaled nearly 16.8 million st in the third quarter, up 19.6% from the previous quarter, Mine Safety and Health Administration data showed Nov. 13.

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How the 2020 Election Revealed a Divide in the American Dream

he 2020 presidential election results split along several lines: Democrat vs. Republican, educated vs. working class, and town vs. country.

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Georgia Steam Train One Step Closer to Being Restored as County Seeks Money for Repairs

A steam locomotive near downtown Macon is one step closer to being fixed up, but the county needs more money to fully restore it. Benny A Scott served as one of the first Black locomotive engineers for Southern Railway, according to Norfolk Southern.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Chinese Demand Stays Strong

US coking coal prices were largely firm at the end of this week held up by strong Chinese demand for selected US low-volatile and mid-volatile coals, despite the fob Australian premium hard coking coal price slumping to a four-year low of $99.40/t today.

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In Face of Joe Biden's Win, Trump Nation is Confused, Angry - But Resigned

They’re confused. They’re angry. They’re resigned and wondering how America can heal its political wounds as a pandemic rages and the economy flounders. Such is the state of “Trump Nation” after Donald Trump.

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North Dakota Anxiously Awaits Biden's Climate Change Agenda

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to make combating climate change a top priority for his administration, with a platform that has some on edge in energy-rich North Dakota while others embrace it.

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DOE Funds CONSOL's Net-Zero Coal Plant Plans

CONSOL Energy has been awarded funding by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for a design study into a net-zero carbon emissions coal plant concept it has developed.

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Speed Limit Reduction To Remain on Two-Mile Hill

Motorists traveling the section of Interstate 70 between the bottom of Two-Mile Hill and the Pennsylvania state line can expect the posted speed limits throughout those locations to remain the same for a while.

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Pittsburgh Mayor Touts ‘Marshall Plan’ for Appalachia

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is promoting a new “Marshall Plan for Middle America” that would transition the Appalachian region away from fossil fuels and toward greener sources of energy.

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US Coking Coal Unfazed by Biden Presidency

US mining firms expect Joe Biden's presidency to raise some obstacles for the coking coal industry, but there is confidence that infrastructure investment and a different approach to diplomatic relations will foster more favorable market conditions.

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West Virginia's Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Showcases Their Biggest Christmas Light Display Ever

All lights will be turned on this Saturday November 14th and will stay on until the new year. Saturday is also the first day the ice skating rink will be opened to the public.

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Report: Almost Half of Thermal Coal Firms Set to Defy Climate Pledge

Almost half the companies involved in the thermal coal industry are expected to defy global climate commitments by deepening their coal interests in the coming years, according to a report.

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With Coal Demand Sinking Fast, Bankruptcy Re-Enters the Conversation at Peabody

Coal plants produce just 19% of U.S. electricity, down from 45% a decade ago, and Peabody, which paid for those stadium ads, is having trouble keeping its own lights on.

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Improving Mental Health on the Job Site

A 2016 Centers for Disease Control study has confirmed that the construction industry, along with mining, quarry and oil, had the highest rate and overall number of suicides across all occupations.

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Upcoming Webinar: Potential Markets for High Efficiency and Low Emissions (HELE) Coal-Fired Technologies

Coal-fired power generation is facing significant challenges in some parts of the world, and its use is declining steeply in some economies.

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Reliable Power Inc. Formed To Promote The Interests Of The Coal Industry And Its Supporting Businesses

Representatives of Alliance Coal and Hallador Energy have announced the formation of Reliable Power, Inc., a trade association formed to promote the interests of the coal industry and its supporting businesses.

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Contura Energy Signs Deal to Divest Pennsylvania Assets, Cumberland Mine

Contura Energy reached an agreement with Iron Senergy Holding for the divestment of Contura's Pennsylvania coal operations, including the Cumberland coal mine in Greene County, Pennsylvania, Contura said Nov. 12.

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Don't Miss the Making of PAC-MAN!

PAC-MAN™ is iconic; one of the most famous video games ever developed. And Caterpillar is bringing it back center stage, 40 years after its release, as only the Cat® Trials can: at a scale of epic proportions!

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Canada: Opening Statements Made in Grassy Mountain Hearing

In Canada, public hearing for the controversial Grassy Mountain metallurgical coal mine began the week of Halloween — appropriate, since arguments for and against the development rest on whether the project is an environmental trick or economic treat.

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New Indian Mining Reforms to be Announced in Next 6-8 Weeks

India's government is laying down a robust framework to enhance productivity and reduce environmental impact with a specific focus on sustainability to be embedded at the core of the mining operations.

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FOB Australia Premium Mid-Vol Coal Flips to Premium for First Time Since November 2019

S&P Global Platts assessed Premium Low Vol down $4/mt to $100.75/mt FOB Australia November 12, while premium mid vol coals such as Goonyella was assessed at $103/mt FOB Australia, at a $2.25/mt premium to PLV FOB.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 12, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 7, 2020.

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Politicians Try to Rally Support for Coal Despite Economics and Biden Presidential Win

The election results are a stark reminder of just how divided the country remains on many issues.

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IEEFA U.S.: Bankruptcy of Oakland Project Marks a Bellwether Moment for U.S. Coal Export Ambitions

A long-shot proposal to send coal 700 miles overland from Utah to Oakland for transoceanic shipment to Asian markets is dead.

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Designing for Safety: A New Approach to Belt Conveyors

Conveyors are among the most dynamic and potentially dangerous areas of equipment at a mine or material processing site.

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Epiroc Hits Automation Interoperability Milestone in Underground Mining Together With Newcrest Mining and Maclean at Cadia East

Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations has achieved a world first in mobile equipment interoperability - integrating a remote operated MacLean water cannon into its Epiroc automation fleet at Cadia East.

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Cerrejon to Call Arbitration Court to End Coal Strike

Colombian coal mining firm Cerrejon will tomorrow seek to end a continuing worker strike through arbitration, following the end of a mediation phase led by the labor ministry.

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Contura Signs Agreement to Divest Cumberland Mine, Pennsylvania Assets

Contura Energy, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement with Iron Senergy Holding, LLC (Iron Senergy) for the divestment of Contura’s Pennsylvania operations, including the Cumberland Mine in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

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CONSOL Energy Among Recipients of Federal Funding for Coal Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy recently announced the selection of four projects to share approximately $80 million in federal funding for Coal FIRST Concepts.

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DOE Awards $25 Million for Next-Gen Coal-Fired and CCUS Project in Illinois

A three-year Illinois project to design a next-gen coal-powered generation plant has received $25 million in federal funding.

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Earn a One-Hour Completion Certificate for Live Webinar | Blasting in Close Quarters

Please join Brian Lewis and Daykin Schnell from RESPEC’s Explosives Engineering group as they host the first webinar in the new Mining & Energy series on November 18, 2020 at 1200 EST.

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Australian Seaborne Met Coal Remains Under Pressure Following Chinese Import Ban

Continued oversupply pressured the Australian coking coal price amid ongoing Chinese import restrictions. S&P Global Platts assessed the Premium Low-Vol HCC index at $104.75/mt FOB Australia Nov. 10, up 25 cents/mt on the day from a four-year low.

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Indonesian Mining Sector Investments Well Below Target

New investments in the Indonesian mining sector are likely to fall well below target in 2020 and could reach their lowest in 10 years, with the global Covid-19 pandemic continuing to weigh on commodity demand and prices, the country's energy ministry (ESD

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White House Races to Complete Regulations Before Trump Exits

Now that President Donald Trump has lost reelection, observers and advocates are bracing for agencies to finish a host of actions on energy and the environment.

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West Virginia's Farmington No. 9 Mine Memorial Will be Virtual for the Frist Time Ever

On Nov. 20 1968, gas and dust ignited in the Farmington No. 9 Mine causing an explosion that killed 78 miners.

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Peabody Warns of Possible Second Bankruptcy in Five Years as Coal Industry Declines

The world’s largest private coal company Peabody Energy Corp. said it is in danger of its second bankruptcy filing in five years on the back of poor performance and worsening market conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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EIA: US 2020 Coal Production Expected to Fall 26.2% on Year to 56-Year Low

The US is estimated to produce 520.6 million st of coal in 2020, the US Energy Information Administration said in a Nov. 10 report, lowering its estimate from a month ago by roughly 4.3 million st, or 0.8%.

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Bill Hastie, Last Survivor of Knox Mine Disaster, Dies at 101

Bill Hastie, a World War II veteran and the last remaining survivor of Pennsylvania's 1959 Knox Mine Disaster in which he helped save the lives of 69 miners, passed away Saturday at the Veterans Affair Medical Center in Plains Township.

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Five Workers Trapped in Coal Mine in China's Shanxi Province

Five people are trapped in a flooded coal mine in Shanxi province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Happy Veteran's Day from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

Happy Veteran's Day from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Chinese Demand Drives US Prices

US coking coal prices rose today as Chinese mills continued to accept rising offers for US product, driving up China cfr prices heard in the market, although some market participants were sceptical that prices were as high as indicated.

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As Coal Giant Peabody Warns Of Return To Bankruptcy — How Biden Infrastructure Programs Could Save Miners

The world’s largest coal producer, Peabody Energy, is at risk of going bankrupt for the second time in five years. It’s all a function of the demand for coal, especially now during the coronavirus.

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President of the West Virginia Coal Association Worried About Coal's Role Under Biden Presidency

Leaders with West Virginia’s coal industry admit they are uneasy about the future with a Joe Biden Administration.

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EIA Raises 2021 Coal Consumption Outlook

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) raised its outlook for coal consumption at US power plants in 2021 as higher natural gas prices are expected to result in fuel switching.

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Eight Dead in Coal Mine Accident in China

At least eight miners have died following a coal mine accident last week in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, rescuers said on Wednesday.

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Contura Confirms Receipt of Anticipated $67 Million AMT Refund

Contura Energy, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel-making industry, today announced the receipt of its expected $66.1 million alternative minimum tax (AMT) credit monetization refund along with an additional interest pay

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Stumbling Over Transmission

The cost of wind and solar power may be falling but building the transmission infrastructure to send power across the country – perhaps the key piece of the renewable puzzle – has only gotten more difficult and more expensive.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal’s forecast share of electricity generation falls from 24% in 2019 to 20% in 2020 and then increases to 25% in 2021.

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UMWA - 2020 Veterans Day Video

The UMWA is very appreciative of the sacrifices all the men and women of our country have made.

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Peabody Energy Coal Market Conditions Improve in Q3, But Executives Cautious Looking Ahead

Peabody Energy saw improved coal revenues and sales in the third quarter as market conditions improved, but executives remain cautious given a secular decline in the US thermal market and declined steel demand this year.

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India’s Coking Coal Imports Hit Year-High in September

India's coking coal imports in September rose to a year-high on increased shipments from Australia, underpinned by the recovery of India's steel industry after the Covid-19 lockdown was lifted.

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Powder River Basin Coal Volumes Up in Q3 But Below Year-Ago Output

Powder River Basin coal production had an upsurge in the third quarter, returning from second-quarter lows exacerbated by weak demand due to the global pandemic, while volumes remained well below year-ago totals.

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Peabody Faces Year-End Deadline for Deal With Lenders and Noteholders

Peabody Energy on Monday flagged fresh bankruptcy risks, with the company in talks with lenders to avert a violation on terms of its debt.

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BNSF Q3 Coal Revenues, Volumes Decline on Lower Electricity Demand

BNSF Railway reported a decrease in coal volumes and revenue in the third quarter of 2020, primarily due to electricity demand being driven lower by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seven Ways the Mining Sector Can Prepare for the Coming Economic Era

The mining and metals industry is facing an unprecedented paradigm shift as it begins to implement new technologies while also managing climate and social challenges.

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Peabody in Race to Avoid Bankruptcy

Close to 2000 Australian employees of struggling US miner Peabody Energy face a nervous Christmas after the coal giant flagged plans to lower production and costs at local mines as part of efforts to avoid a second descent into bankruptcy.

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Epiroc USA Launches Try-and-Buy Program for FlexiROC T30 R Construction Drill Rig

The FlexiROC T30 R surface drill is an improved version of the once-popular IR ECM 580 construction rig that tracks back from Epiroc to Atlas Copco and Ingersoll Rand.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 9, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 6, 2020.

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West Virginia Rep. David McKinley to Keep Fighting for Coal-Fired Power

McKinley is working on a bill that would phase out carbon emissions to 20 percent by 2050. He is joined on this legislation by Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon.

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West Virginia Senators Announce $1.9 Million EDA Investment for Marshall County Water Service

This funding was made available through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used for water infrastructure to provide potable water service to industrial customers in Marshall County.

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Weekly Coal Index Report

Coal markets have picked up strength in European power, flowing through into stronger FOB markets. European coal buyers are expecting stronger power demand this winter, thanks to colder weather than last year, and lower wind and solar availability.

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Peabody's Australian Coal Mines Key to Refinancing

The NSW and Queensland governments are confident that taxpayers will not be left to pay for rehabilitation of coal mines owned by struggling US miner Peabody Energy, which is seeking to use its more profitable Australian subsidiaries to execute a refinanc

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BHP, Baowu Form steelmaking Carbon Control JV

UK-Australian iron ore mining firm BHP has signed an agreement with Chinese steelmaker China Baowu to invest up to $35mn in jointly seeking technical solutions to reduce carbon emissions in steelmaking.

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Peabody Reports Earnings For Quarter Ended September 30, 2020

Third quarter revenues declined 39 percent from the prior year to $671.0 million due to lower volumes, mix changes and weaker seaborne pricing.

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Biden Plans Immediate Flurry of Executive Orders to Reverse Trump Policies

He will rejoin the Paris climate accords, according to those close to his campaign and commitments he has made in recent months, and he will reverse President Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization.

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Contura Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

Contura reported a net loss from continuing operations of $68.6 million, or $3.75 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2020.

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EIA: Weekly US Coal Production Climbs 1.8% on Week, Down 18.2% on Year

Weekly US coal production rose to 10.36 million st in the week that ended Oct. 31, up 1.8% from a week earlier, but 18.2% below the corresponding year-ago week, according to an Energy Information Administration report released Nov. 5.

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Ohio Rep. Receives Recognition From United Mine Workers

Ohio Rep. Jack Cera was honored recently by the United Mine Workers of District 31 at their monthly meeting.

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Adani Enterprises Wins Coal Block in Jharkhand

Adani Enterprises Ltd on Saturday won Gondulpara coal mine in Jharkhand on the sixth day of commercial mining auction.

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National Mining Association Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

"The mining industry looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to help drive America's post-pandemic economic recovery and set our country on a firm course for a prosperous future," said NMA President and CEO Rich

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Even With Biden Win Declared, Climate and Energy Plans May Hinge on Senate Races

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has developed aggressive climate and clean energy plans that could result in sweeping changes to the energy sector. But the potential for Republicans to keep control of the U.S. Senate could upset those ambitions.

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West Virginians Explain Support for Trump

Much of the country might be divided in its pick for president, but 68.2 percent of the voters in West Virginia’s once very blue mountains picked a different color, pinning their hopes on another four years with President Donald Trump.

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Former FERC Chair Chatterjee on Demotion by Trump: 'I don't give a f@&!'

Ousted Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Neil Chatterjee spoke emotionally about his demotion by President Trump in an early Saturday Facebook post, alluding that he was proud to have taken recent stances that may have irked the White House.

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One Clear Election Loser: The Green New Deal

Joe Biden was both for and against the Green New Deal. In a debate, he said it would pay for itself.

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Pennsylvania Opens Public Comment Process on Controversial Carbon-Cutting Plan

The public comment period to weigh in on Gov. Tom Wolf’s carbon-cutting plan for power plants will be open this weekend through Jan. 14, Pennsylvania environmental regulators announced Friday.

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US Elections: Results Show Deeper Divide on Energy, Tough Path for Tackling Climate

Even if Democratic nominee Joe Biden ultimately secures the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, the state and local results showed a lack of a Democratic blue wave to easily sweep in national US climate policy.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Chinese Interest Steadies Prices

Signs of Chinese buyers closing in on further US and Canadian coals this week, along with ongoing supply tightness for a number of US coal grades, have kept US coking coal prices largely steady at the end of this week.

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Advocate for Wyoming Coal Elected to Chair National Coal Council

The leader of a coal technology firm with operations in Wyoming was elected to chair the National Coal Council, a federal advisory group providing guidance to the nation’s energy secretary, according to a company announcement published Monday.

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New Director of SIU's Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center Envisions Cleaner, More Plentiful Energy

Ken Anderson, professor of geochemistry, recently was appointed to the position. He succeeds Tomasz Wiltowski, who died in December 2018.

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Coal Economy Troubles Hitting Montana's Tax Rolls

Coal economy struggles are showing up on Montana tax rolls with millions of dollars past due to state and local governments.

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Thirty Two Sentenced Over Coal Mine Blast in North China

Thirty-two people responsible for a coal mine blast in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region have been handed prison sentences and fines, local courts announced on Friday.

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US Elections: Early Spurt of Energy Actions Possible if White House Flips

In a scenario where Joe Biden takes the White House after the final counts are tallied, energy lawyers Nov. 5 depicted a flurry of activity possible in his first 100 days in office with consequences for energy-sector interests.

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A Warning From The United Kingdom: Renewable Energy May Not Suffice

An interesting situation has arisen in the United Kingdom, which should draw the attention of all those focused on the “energy transition.” It speaks to the underlying unreliability of renewable energy and, in particular, the current state of green techno

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2020 and Corporate Update

Corsa reported net and comprehensive loss of $3.6 million and $50.7 million, or $(0.04) and $(0.47) per share attributable to shareholders, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

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Ex-Massey Energy CEO Draws Thousands of Votes For President In Closely Contested States

Former coal executive Don Blankenship, who went to prison for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in West Virginia, drew about 55,000 votes Tuesday as a third-party candidate for president, including thousands of votes in closely contested stat

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South Korea Country Analysis Brief

South Korea relies on imports to meet nearly all of its fossil fuel consumption as a result of insufficient domestic resources.

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Vietnam's Thermal Coal Imports Seen Resilient Through 2021 Despite Funding Challenges Ahead

Vietnam's seaborne thermal coal traders are optimistic the country's fossil fuel consumption will continue to rise through 2021 amid burgeoning demand for electricity production at the lowest cost, despite funding and regulatory challenges.

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US Coking Coal Exports Partly Recover in 3Q

US third quarter coking coal exports recovered from the second quarter but fell from a year earlier as global demand made a partial recovery from its lowest points.

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SunCoke Energy, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Third quarter 2020 net loss attributable to SXC was $2.7 million, or $0.03 per share; Year-to-date 2020 net income attributable to SXC was $8.7 million, or $0.10 per share.

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Neil Chaterjee Replaced as FERC Chairman After Promoting Carbon Pricing

The Trump administration has removed Republican Neil Chatterjee as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, replacing him with fellow GOP commissioner James Danly.

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Frank Fulton Aplan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Penn State, Dies

Frank F. Aplan, 97, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Penn State University and formerly of State College passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Elmcroft of Berwick.

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Thermal Coal—Now and Next

While coal production is expected to increase globally—driven by demand growth in China and emerging markets—coal demand and production in the U.S. is forecast to continue its downward slide.

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Where is Eric? Mystery of Missing Tazewell, Virginia Hunter Unsolved

Eric Smith worked as a superintendent at Buchanan One coal mine.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 5, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending October 31, 2020.

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Department of Energy, Penn State University Study Highlights New National Security, Economic Opportunities for Cobalt-Rich Pennsylvania Coal

Cobalt has multiple uses critical to U.S. national security including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, a wide variety of electronic devices, magnets, and superalloys for gas turbine and jet engine applications.

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Robert Dalzell, Well-Known Mining Engineer, Passes

Throughout his mining career, he received many awards, including a Gold Distinguished Service Award, 2 Silver Distinguished Service Awards from the Department of the Interior, AIME Howard Eavenson Award and the PCMIA Donald S. Kingery Award.

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Flexco Announces Changes to Executive Team, Reporting Structure as Company Looks to Future

Flexco recently announced the appointment of three new business leaders, as well as new reporting structures designed to promote better alignment of programs and activities to more quickly bring highly-valued solutions to its customers.

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Gary Disbennett, Owner of KSD Enterprises, Passes

Gary Disbennett, 75, passed away Oct. 30, 2020 at The James Cancer Center, Ohio State University Hospital. He gave Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia a valiant battle for nineteen years, and had been receiving treatment at The James for the past six years.

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Mining Giant Adani Makes Monumental Error Changing Name to Bravus

The name change marked the Indian company's tenth year in Australia, as well as the significant progress they've made on Carmichael thermal coal mine in central Queensland, which may generate up to 10,000 jobs.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2020

"Our sales volumes at the Pennsylvania Mining Complex were nearly double those of the second quarter, and we expect to see further improvements in the fourth quarter of 2020 and into next year," said Jimmy Brock, CEO of CONSOL Coal Resources GP LLC.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2020

"After an extremely challenging second quarter of 2020, we saw steady improvement in the demand for our coal throughout the third quarter of 2020," said Jimmy Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc.

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Results in Down-Ticket Races Provide Energy Industry Some Election Certainty

While federal-level election results remained uncertain the morning after the Nov. 3 U.S. election, a number of state-level races and ballot initiatives with energy industry impacts had been decided.

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US Exits Paris Climate Pact With Election Outcome Uncertain

The US has officially become the first nation to quit the Paris climate agreement, even as the outcome of the country’s presidential race remains undetermined.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Prices Flat in Low Liquidity

US coking coal prices held largely steady today supported by limited liquidity on high-volatile coals, despite uncertainty over China's import restrictions and the impact of the second wave of Covid-19 lockdowns in Europe on steel demand.

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Four Killed in China Coal Mine Accident

Four people were killed following a suspected gas outburst in a coal mine in China''s northwest Shaanxi province, the state media reported on Thursday.

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China's Benchmark Power Coal Price Edges Up

China's benchmark power coal price rose slightly during the past week.

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China End Users Told to Stop Importing Australian Coals From Nov. 6

Chinese steel mills have received verbal notices from the Ministry of Commerce to stop importing Australian coals starting Nov. 6.

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India: Five Coal Mines Taken in the First Day of Auctions

Five coal mines were bid out on Monday, the first day of the Centre’s commercial coal mining auctions. The winners on Day 1 were Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure , JMS Mining, Yazdani International, Vedanta and Hindalco Industries.

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Eleven Workers Killed in Landslide at Illegal Coal Mining Site in Indonesia

Eleven road construction workers were killed on Oct. 21 by a landslide at an illegal coal mining site in Indonesia’s South Sumatra province.

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Adani to Own 1st Coal Mine in India, Bids Inch Up on Day 2 of Auctions

For the first time, port-to-power conglomerate Adani Enterprises will own a coal mine in India. The company is the largest mine developer and operator (MDO) or end-to-end mining contractor in India with contracts for 11 mines and one coal washery.

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Australia: South32 Edges Closer to Extending Dendrobium Mine Life by 25 Years

South32 has received New South Wales backing to proceed with the extension plan for its Dendrobium coal mine in the Illawarra region.

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Hallador Energy Sees Improved Q3 Coal Shipments, Optimistic on Coal Burn in 2021

Hallador Energy saw improved coal shipments in the third quarter and expects further improvements over the next year as natural gas prices are projected to remain high, Brent Bilsland, CEO, president and chairman, said Nov. 3.

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US ELECTIONS: Host of Energy Issues Settled, But Counting Continues for President

The winner of the White House and control of the US Senate remained unknown early Nov. 4 as mail-in ballots continued to be counted, but implications for energy and commodity markets unfolded in local and state races across the country.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Ramaco Resources, Inc. has reported quarterly net loss of $4.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2020, as compared to net income of $5.5 million or $0.14 per diluted share for the three months ended September 30,

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New “World of Epiroc” Online Feature Highlights Ground-Breaking Customer Solutions

World of Epiroc is accessible from www.epiroc.com/world-of-epiroc and lets the user easily access product and service information, videos and customer case stories.

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Queensland Ports Set Higher Coal Shipments Targets

Australia's Queensland coal ports have set ambitious shipping targets for the 2020-21 fiscal year to June 30, despite a weaker first four months and a predicted increase in cyclone activity.

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Analysis: Australian Met Coal Values Collapse Amid Chinese Import Halt

China's halt on Australian metallurgical coal imports has resulted in higher prices for non-Australian met coals and shifted the traditional price differential relationships between coals of different origins.

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Commodity Tracker: 5 Charts to Watch This Week

Met coke prices in China have rebounded since April, with export pricing tracking domestic demand from steelmakers, even as demand fell outside China following coronavirus restrictions in India, Brazil and Europe.

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Mining Students in Ecuador

Missouri S&T will soon welcome mining engineering students from Ecuador in the culmination of an over-five-year effort to bring students to Rolla.

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China Seaborne Met Coal Price Ends Three-Week Slide

The three-week decline in Mysteel’s assessed prices for seaborne metallurgical coal of all specifications ceased over October 26-30, as prices gained support mainly from a sharp increase in Canadian coal prices.

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Australia: Queensland Coal Exports Set to Rally

Coal shipments from Australia's Queensland have increased slightly during October compared with September, with major ports expecting exports to rise for the rest of this year as vessel queues return to more ample levels.

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Indonesia's Arutmin Granted Coal Mine License Extension

Indonesian coal producer Arutmin has been given a 10-year extension to its mining license by the country's energy ministry (ESDM), ending a year-long review process after the company filed for a contract extension in October last year.

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Nine Ways to Ensure Haul Roads Are An Asset - Not a Liability

When haul roads are kept in top condition, trucks run faster and more safely, cycle times improve and more ore is produced. Good road conditions also reduce truck maintenance, lower fuel costs and reduce tire damage.

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NACCO Industries, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

NACCO Industries, Inc.® has announced consolidated operating profit of $9.4 million and net income of $8.0 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

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EPA Sued Over Coal Plant Wastewater Rollback

A coalition of nine environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday over its move to weaken regulations governing wastewater from coal-fired power plants.

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Mining Industry Holds Largest Slice of Australian Economy

Australia’s mining industry has delivered a 10.4 per cent share of the Australian economy in 2019-20, making it the largest economic contributor with a $202 billion GDP, according to The Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Coal India Production Rises by 18% to 47 Million Tonnes in October

Coal India Limited (CIL) on Sunday said that it produced 46.8 million tonnes (MT) of coal last month, registering a growth of 18.4 percent.

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Australia's Mining Firms Play Down China's Import Curbs

Australian mining firms are playing down concerns about trade tensions with China, even as Canberra warns that trade risks are rising because of increased uncertainty over Chinese policy.

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India's Vedanta, Hindalco Among Winners of Country's Coal Mine Auctions

India's Vedanta Ltd VDAN.NS and Hindalco Industries Ltd HALC.NS were among the first private companies chosen to operate coal mines in the country without end-use restrictions, the government said on Monday.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 2, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 30, 2020.

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Escaping a Mine Disaster

Being trapped in a collapsed mine may be one of the most terrifying ordeals anyone could experience. There is the total darkness, the struggle to breath with low oxygen, no food or drink, and potentially no way to alert others to a rescue location.

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Seaborne Premium Coking Coal Prices Up

Seaborne premium hard coking coal prices edged up on Friday October 30 after a transaction of premium hard coking coal was done at a price slightly higher than on Thursday October 29.

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China Coal Import Rule Holds Australia to Its Own Quota

China's unofficial halt to Australian coal imports earlier this month is expected to end in 2021 when import quotas reset, which could provide support to coking coal markets when spot delivery periods begin to include January next month.

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Glencore Lowers Coal Production Guidance as Strike at Cerrejón Continues

Glencore delivered a solid third-quarter operating performance, including the continued successful ramp-up of Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which remains on track to achieve design capacity by year-end.

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Australia's APC Wins Dartbrook Thermal Coal Mine Appeal

Australian mining firm Australia Pacific Coal has won its appeal to extend the lifespan of the 5mn t/yr Dartbrook thermal coal mine in the Hunter valley region of New South Wales (NSW) until 2027.

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West Virginia Voters Laud Trump for Trying to Save Coal

As a laid off coal mine electrician, Nolan Triplett doesn't think his industry will ever return to the heady days when it powered America and offered generations of Appalachians a chance at a middle class life.

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CONSOL Gets Federal Grant to Design a Cleaner Coal-Fired Power Plant

CONSOL Energy Inc. is working to design a small coal-fired power plant that would capture its carbon dioxide emissions and store it underground.

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Putting Carbon Back in the Earth Re-Emerges as Bipartisan Strategy

Capturing carbon gets support as jobs creator in Pennsylvania's pursuit of clean energy.

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DOE Announces Intent to Fund Water Management Prototypes for Thermal Power Generation

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy issued a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement expected to support projects facilitating the design, construction, and operation of engineering-scale prototypes of water treatment technologies.

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Two Ohio Republicans Plead Guilty in Alleged $60 Million Bribery Scandal for Coal and Nuclear Bailout

Two of the five Republicans arrested on corruption charges involving former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder pleaded guilty on Thursday to racketeering.

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Japan Country Analysis Brief

Japan is the world's largest liquefied natural gas importer and ranks in the top five countries for the highest coal imports and consumption of crude oil and petroleum products.

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EIA: August Coal Deliveries to US Power Plants Jump to Seven-Month High

Coal deliveries to US power plants rose to a seven-month high 40.53 million st in August, up 8.3% from the previous month, but 20.6% lower than the year-ago month, data from the US Energy Information Administration data showed Oct. 30.

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Cleaning Up Coal Mines Could Create More Jobs, Updated Report Finds

Cleaning up land disturbed by surface coal mining across the West could create thousands of jobs for former miners in the near term, especially as coal-dependent communities face an economic downturn and an uncertain future, a report updated last week con

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Activist Tries to Shore Up Support for CEO Attempting to Turn Around Troubled Coal Company

Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Energy Department Releases Formalized Process for Determinations of Cost Share Reduction Requests for Office of Indian Energy Awards

DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (Office of Indian Energy) has announced a formalized process for Indian tribes and eligible tribal entities to request cost share reductions under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005).

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Federal Process for Overseeing Coal Mine Operations Streamlined

The Department of the Interior’s Deputy Secretary, Kate MacGregor, has announced a final rule to improve the processing of Ten-Day Notices (TDNs).

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India Coal Mine Auctions

The commercial coal mining auction has received lukewarm response. Out of 38 mines put on auction for commercial mining by the Ministry of Coal bids were received for only 23 coal mines or 60% of total.

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