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Heavy Rains From Hurricane Florence Cause Coal Ash Spill

Record-setting rain brought on by Hurricane Florence has caused a breach in a coal ash landfill, contaminating local water and drawing cleanup crews to the scene in North Carolina.

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Why Morris and McKinley?

Letter to the Editor featured in West Virginia's Weirton Daily Times.

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Keeping Miners Safe

Contrary to what some of our fellow Americans may think, West Virginians’ top priority regarding the coal industry is not ensuring as many miners as possible are working.

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Coal Miners Turn Out for Reunion

The reunion event gave miners and local residents the chance to reflect on the rich history of the coal mining industry in the Ohio Valley.

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Country Singer Stella Parton Performs at the Careers in Coal Fall Meeting in Greensboro, NC

Parton has a special affinity for the hardworking men and women of the coal mining industry and in 2010 produced the CD album ‘American Coal’.

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Corsa Coal Corp Wants Grantsville Mine Access

Guests at Monday’s Grantsville Town Council meeting included representatives of Corsa Coal Corp., who attended to discuss an ordinance that prevents mining in the town.

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The Western US's Largest Coal Plant Faces New Threat - No Buyers

The only company to show an interest in buying the Navajo Generating Station informed Navajo Nation on Thursday it would not move forward with acquiring the 2,250-megawatt coal-fired power plant.

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Trapper Mine to Receive Good Neighbor Award

The Good Neighbor Award is given to mining operations for successfully working with surrounding landowners and the community to reclaim land following mining operations, according to an OSMRE news release.

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Study Evaluates Impact of Coal on Economy

A recent study of Navajo and Apache counties underlines the region’s dependence on coal for economic activity, high-paying jobs and tax income. But it also looked at how the counties can move to a more diverse economic base in the future.

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Missouri S&T to Host Mine Rescue Competition

The Missouri Mine Rescue Association, in conjunction with Missouri S&T, will host its 36th annual Mine Rescue Competition at Missouri S&T in October.

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Private Equity Company Ends Bid to Buy Navajo Generating Station

The collapse of the deal deeply threatens the survival of the coal-fired power plant in Page, Ariz., which is slated to close at the end of 2019 unless a new buyer steps forward immediately.

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Peabody Energy Agrees to Acquire Shoal Creek Met Coal Mine for $400 Mil

Peabody said it planned to close the acquisition of the Alabama coking coal mine, with 2.1 million st of sales in 2017, by the end of the year.

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Peabody To Acquire Shoal Creek Mine Assets From Drummond Company; Adds ~2 Million Tons Per Year Of Seaborne Hard Coking Coal

Shoal Creek is located on the Black Warrior River in Central Alabama and serves Asian and European steel mills with high-vol A coking coal.

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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Wants More Testing Before Declaring That Jeansville Mine Fire Is Out

The contractor hired to excavate and extinguish the Jeansville Mine Fire in the Hazleton area says the fire is out.

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Katie Warrick Assumes Interim Leadership of the World Coal Association

Further to our previous announcement, Communications and Strategy Director of the World Coal Association, Katie Warrick has today assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive.

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As Coal Stalls, Wyoming Considers New Environmental Clean-Up Rules

On Wednesday, Wyoming's Land Quality Advisory Board voted to limit so-called "self-bonding" in the state, a practice that allows coal and other mining companies to avoid putting up any collateral to reclaim land when the company is done with the mine.

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South African Cabinet Approves New Mining Charter

South African communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane has announced that the country’s cabinet has approved a draft of a new mining charter, following months of negotiations and consultations.

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The Future of Navajo and Kayenta Remains at Risk, Says Peabody

On September 20, Peabody called on multiple stakeholder groups and, particularly, the US government, to take all necessary steps to ensure ongoing operation of the Navajo generating station and Kayenta mine beyond 2019.

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Don’t Overlook the Value of Fuel Diversity

Despite heavy-handed government efforts to push coal off the UK’s grid, it is regaining market share and bringing much-needed relief to consumers who have dealt with household electricity costs 74 percent higher than here in the U.S.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production report: Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 15, 2018.

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2 Weeks Away! Friends of Coal West/Utah Mining Association Golf Tournament

This event will be held Friday, October 5 at Carbon Country Club in Helper, Utah.

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Spring Creek Mine Receives National Association of State Land Reclamationists Award

Reclamation plans at Spring Creek mine incorporate a mosaic of livestock grazing, pastureland and wildlife habitats into the post-mining environment. These habitats support a host of wildlife, including the western sage-grouse.

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Warrior Met Coal Upgraded by Moody’s to B2 with Stable Outlook

“We are pleased with Moody’s recognition of the Company’s strong financial performance, conservative capital structure with low financial leverage and changes in our shareholder base,” said Dale W. Boyles, Chief Financial Officer of Warrior.

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U.S. Coal Production Falls for Third Straight Quarter

Coal producers reported output of 180.8 million tons in the second quarter of 2018, down 3.7% from 187.6 million tons in the first quarter and 187.1 million tons in the year-ago quarter.

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Coal Miner Reunion in Ohio on Saturday, September 22 at Coal Museum

The Harrison County History of Coal Museum in Cadiz, Ohio is hosting a Coal Miner reunion to be held Saturday, September 22, from 1-3pm.

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West Virginia Mine Safety Office: Opiods Contributing to Injuries

The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says that of several reasons coal mine injury rates have increased in recent years, none are "worthier of noting" than the opioid epidemic.

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Big Rivers in Talks With Sun About Force Majeure at Illinois Basin Coal Mine

Big Rivers Electric is in discussions with Illinois Basin supplier Sun Energy Group, operator of the Hilsmeyer surface mine in Dubois County, Indiana, about how to resolve the latest force majeure declaration by the small coal company.

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Rocket Boys Festival Set to Blast Off This Week

The Rocket Boys Festival is coming to Beckley, West Virginia this week, featuring best-selling author Homer Hickam and some of his fellow Rocket Boys.

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Canada: Meeting Held Regarding the Future of Coal-Fired Electricity in Saskatchewan

In Canada, a public discussion was held in the town of Bienfait on Thursday regarding the future of coal-fired power in Saskatchewan, and the rest of the country.

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New Bill Would Eliminate Coal Royalty Loophole

Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act of 2018 — a bill that would provide $70 million to struggling, historic coal communities.

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OSMRE to Honor Trapper Mining and Peabody Energy at the 2018 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

The Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards are presented to coal mining companies that achieve the most exemplary coal mine reclamation in the nation.

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California's 100% Renewables Law Viewed From a Homeless Camp

Nothing reveals the disparities between the "haves" and the "have nots" like a climate conference.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Assistance For Hurricane Florence Recovery

“The Department of Labor is actively engaged in Administration-wide efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence’s devastation,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

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Why Higher Pollution Costs Aren't Denting Coal Demand in EU

If you thought the surging price of fossil-fuel emissions in Europe would hurt coal demand, think again. The highest prices for carbon credits in a decade have also lifted natural gas, discouraging power stations from making the switch away from coal.

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Coal Power Plant Reactivated in Japan

Hokkaido Electric Power announced Wednesday morning that it restarted unit number one at the Tomatoh-Atsuma coal power plant after a two-day trial run.

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Atlantic Met Coal Prices Stable as Contract Deal Making Continues

Atlantic metallurgical coal spot prices were stable Tuesday, after prices hit a peak during the build up to Hurricane Florence last week and as ship queues in the US and off Queensland constrained short-term spot offers.

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Elk Garden, West Virginia Holds Energy Expo

Elk Garden was also the site of the Davis Coal and Coke Company No. 20 mine where most of the men in town worked, and over 20 miners were killed in 1911. A monument to the miners stands at the town hall and was the setting for a memorial service Saturday.

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West Virginia: State Mine Safety Office is Still Needed, Legislative Evaluation Says

Some West Virginia lawmakers questioned Tuesday whether state-level office that inspects coal mines is needed when a federal-level office also completes inspections.

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Tax Filings Show Liberal Foundations Pumped More Than $51 Million Into the War on Coal

Ten wealthy foundations pumped more than $51 million over eight years into environmentalist campaigns against the U.S. coal industry, according to tax filings compiled by the website Big Green, Inc.

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Federal Mine Safety Official Accused Trump of Illegally Putting Miners in Danger

A former member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration in a scathing report of endangering the lives of mine workers.

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Coal Exports From Top Shipper Hobbled With Miners Facing Constraints

Coal exports from Indonesia will be restrained this year, which could frustrate a plan by the government to ease a burgeoning trade deficit while keeping prices elevated, according to an industry group.

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Hurricane Florence Electricity Status Report

Loads in the Carolinas region began returning to pre-hurricane levels on Monday, particularly for DUK and SCEG, while today’s forecasts indicate continued recovery.

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Insane Electricity Prices Ahead!

CFACT put up two new billboards during Governor Brown's climate summit that tackle California's ridiculous 100% renewables / zero emissions law head on.

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Top Coal Mining Company Sees US-China Trade Tensions Limiting Global Growth

Rising US-China trade tensions threaten to curb consumer purchasing power, crimp productivity growth and limit global economic expansion, according to the world’s biggest mining company.

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Martin Engineering Vibrators Go Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Manufacturing a limited-edition series of Cougar® brand DC truck vibrators painted in the iconic pink color, Martin plans to donate $50 from the sale of every unit to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Simulators From Immersive Technologies Preparing Operators to Remotely Operate Semi-Autonomous Underground LHDs

Freeport McMoRan in Indonesia is using training simulators from Immersive Technologies to prepare operators for Caterpillar’s semi-autonomous LHD operations with Cat® Command for Underground.

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Fishermen Block Entrance to Donkin Mine in Canada

Angry fishermen say a blockage of the entrance to the Donkin Mine on Tuesday is just the beginning if something isn’t done about the mine’s plans to ruin their industry.

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In West Virginia, Coal Lobbyists Request Lower Severance Tax Rate

A coal mining lobbyist group is asking for a lower severance tax rate for coal, while two organizations representing natural gas interests are asking to keep their severance tax rates the same.

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Cooling Outlook for Coal Market

At a time of increasing focus on the renewables market as the world seeks to clean up its act to prevent climate change, what is the outlook like for coal?

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State Coal Association Head Asks for Reduction in Severance Tax

West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney asked legislators Monday to enact a 3 percent reduction in the state’s severance tax, arguing that the reportedly rebounding coal industry is still “fragile.”

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Amid LNG Industry Fears of Retaliation, Trump Unveils Tariffs on More Chinese Goods

The Trump administration late Monday rolled out another round of tariffs, on $200 billion worth of additional Chinese goods, in a development warily anticipated by the US natural gas sector because of the potential for retaliatory tariffs on US LNG export

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US Gives Rare Earths Reprieve in Revised $200 Billion China Tariff List

The United States did not include rare earth elements, metals used in magnets, radars and consumer electronics, from its final list of tariffs on $200-billion of Chinese goods, underscoring its reliance on China for the strategic minerals.

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U.S. Department Of Energy Responds To Florence And Tropical Storms

The Department of Energy’s Energy Response Center is fully activated and DOE ESF-12 responders have deployed to FEMA coordination centers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Atlanta, in addition to State Emergency Operations Centers in the Carolinas.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 17, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 14, 2018.

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Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine Receives National Association of State Land Reclamationists Award

Reclamation plans at Spring Creek Mine incorporate a mosaic of livestock grazing, pastureland, and wildlife habitats into the post-mining environment. These habitats support a host of wildlife, including the western sage-grouse.

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Eskom Has Coal Shortages at Ten Power Plants

South African power utility Eskom said on Monday that it had fewer than 20 days of coal supplies at 10 of its 15 coal-fired power stations, posing a threat to national power supplies.

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Mining Conference Scheduled September 29 in Charleston, West Virginia

The Mining Your History Foundation will hold its annual Conference September 29 at the West Virginia Culture Center Archives and History Library at the Capitol Complex in Charleston.

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England: South Shields Museum Bob Olley Painting Winner Collects Her Prize

England's renowned artist Bob Olley helped make a visitor to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery smile after she won one of his works.

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Coal India to Set Up Methanol Plant, Eyes 6.76 LT Output Per Annum

The world's largest coal miner CIL is aiming to produce 6.76 lakh tonne of methanol per annum to boost clean energy initiatives, its Chairman Anil Kumar Jha said.

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Hampton Roads Coal Export Channel to Reopen

The main Virginia Capes shipping channel, through which a large portion of US coking coal and thermal coal exports passes, was scheduled to reopen Saturday after a closure added to delays in meeting export demand in the Atlantic Basin and Asia.

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Cloud Peak Energy Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.08

Shares of CLD stock traded down $0.02 on Friday, hitting $2.17.

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The Five Largest Coal-Producing States in the US

Coal production remains a vital element of the world’s energy supply, providing 40% of the world’s electricity.

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Despite Renewables Growth, There Has Never Been an Energy Transition

Since 2010, the costs of producing electricity from solar photovoltaic systems have decreased by more than 80%. Wind and solar now vie with natural gas to provide new electricity generating capacity.

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Side Events With Consequences

Whether it’s an UN, ICPD, ICLEI, Habitat or any other eco-shindig put together by the liberal elite, there are always plenty of “side events” for attendees to get together and yap about their lofty ideas over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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Germany's RWE Says Too Early to Exit Coal in 2035

German utility RWE, its works council and trade unions say they oppose plans to end coal-fired power generation in Germany around 2035, raising questions over a possible compromise between a government commission and environmentalists.

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Hurricane Florence May Have Blown a Hole in Port's Coal Exports for September

What a strange sight: a port with no ships. Travelers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel may be so used to the sight of coal ships anchored off Cape Charles that they don’t even register anymore.

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Swollen North Carolina Rivers Swamp Dumps, Raising Water Pollution Fears

Duke Energy said the collapse of a coal ash landfill at the L.V. Sutton Power Station near Wilmington, North Carolina, is an "on-going situation," with an unknown amount of potentially contaminated storm water flowing into a nearby lake.

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Peabody Energy's Dugger Mine Receives Reclamation Award

Peabody Energy’s Bear Run Mine, located south of Dugger, Indiana, received OSMRE’s Good Neighbor Award. Peabody also received the OSMRE National Award for Excellence in Surface Mining and Reclamation for 2018.

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Warrior Met Coal Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Warrior Met Coal stock traded up $0.75 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $26.48.

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Reforming the Culture of Science at EPA

The EPA is transforming itself from a department producing and funding politicized science to one instilling sound scientific standards for research that should produce results improving the environment and protecting peoples’ health.

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Scottish Carbon Capture Company Takes Root in Wyoming Coal Country

A team of researchers is utilizing carbon dioxide from the flue stream at the Basin Electric Dry Fork power plant near Gillette, Wyoming for other products.

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BREAKING NEWS - Hurricane Florence Electricity Status Report

Loads continue to be substantially lower than preceding days, a combination of hurricane impacts (cooler temperatures, evacuations, and outages) and the normal pattern of lower weekend loads compared to weekdays.

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EIA Hurricane Florence Electricity Status Report

EIA will issue reports twice a day at about 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or once a day at 5:00 p.m. as conditions warrant.

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U.S. Department of Labor Stands Ready to Assist North Carolina in Wake of Hurricane Florence

"We are prepared to deploy resources to help North Carolinians, South Carolinians and Georgians who, as a result of Hurricane Florence, find themselves unable to work and without a paycheck," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

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Coal India to Close Unsafe Underground Coal Mines

India plans to reach new heights of coal production this year, targeting 652 million tonnes in 2018-2019, which would represent a 15% increase over the 567.36 million tonnes produced in 2017-2018.

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West Virginia's Elk Garden Energy Expo is Still on Despite Weather

An “All Energy” focus is the theme of the expo examining the major sources of energy generation that combine to make West Virginia No. 4 in the nation for energy contribution to the Unites States.

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Pelosi's Plot: Nancy Calls on Democrats to Close 30% of Coal Plants by 2010

The Beyond Coal campaign advocates retiring a third of the nation’s coal plants by 2020, replacing most retired coal plants with “clean energy solutions such as wind, solar, and geothermal” and “keeping coal in the ground in.”

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McKinsey & Co. Denies Wrongdoing in Coal Mining Company Bankruptcy

McKinsey & Co. is denying allegations that conflicts of interest and an undisclosed investment broke the law and tainted the outcome of a multibillion-dollar chapter 11 case.

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Pelosi Renews Obama's War on Coal, Backs Group Looking to Shut Down Coal Plants

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is renewing President Barack Obama's so-called “war on coal” by backing a radical initiative to shut down more than a third of U.S. coal plants by 2020.

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Komatsu: Converting Data for Intelligent Construction and Mining

SAP customer Komatsu America is transforming its construction and mining business. Colin Boyd, CIO of Komatsu America, spoke to CXO Talk’s Michael Krigsman about the advances in technology and operations shaping the industry.

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Duke Energy Prepared for Hurricane Florence

Duke Energy has staged more than 20 000 professionals across North Carolina and South Carolina – ready to go to work to restore power once it is safe to do so in the wake of powerful Hurricane Florence.

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Eagle Downs Under New Operatorship

South32 Limited has announced that it had completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in the Eagle Downs metallurgical coal project in Queensland, Australia's Bowen Basin (Eagle Downs).

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Getting a New Shovel Up and Running in Australia

When MacKellar EPSA was looking for a new hydraulic mining shovel to join the 350 mining machines in its Australia fleet, the company turned to Caterpillar and Cat dealer Hastings Deering.

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US Coal Exports Sure Victims of Hurricane Florence

While the actual impact and damage of Florence have yet to be felt, any significant delay to metallurgical coal exports will put upward pressure on prices.

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As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Environmental Disasters in North Carolina

Rain and rising floodwaters could swamp coal ash basins and hog waste lagoons, washing the byproduct of the state’s industries into rivers and lakes. Environmentalists warn of toxic chemicals, bacteria and other dangers.

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Hurricane Threatens US Coking Coal Exports

Prices of metallurgical coal, used by steelmakers, are likely to rise if Hurricane Florence disrupts port operations at Virginia’s Hampton Roads for an extended time, Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday.

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Coal is Still King in 18 US States. But For How Long?

Even though black gold has been in steep decline, it's still the most-used electricity generation source in 18 US states, according to government statistics published this week.

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Did Joe Manchin Stick With Hillary Clinton After Controversial Coal Comment?

"Joe Manchin strongly supported and voted for Hillary Clinton after she said, ‘We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of work,’" Patrick Morrisey told a crowd on Aug. 21, 2018.

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US Coal Consumption Declines Again as Coal Shipments Hit Lowest Level Since 1983

The decline in domestic consumption takes coal from 30 percent of electrical generation in 2017, to 28 percent in 2018 and projects a fall to 27 percent in 2019.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production report: Thursday September 13, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 8, 2018.

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Coal Prices Rise as Hurricane Florence Disrupts Exports

Rising coal prices could get another boost as Hurricane Florence shuts down exports from the Virginia coast, halting supplies to elsewhere in the world.

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Australia's Best Women in Mining Recognized

The Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources was named as Mandalay Resources Costerfield general manager Melanie McCarthy from Victoria.

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India's Adani Ditches Plan to Build Rail Line for Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine

Indian coal company Adani has ditched plans to build a new rail line in Australia from Abbot Point to get coal out of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, opting for a cut-price solution using existing lines.

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Former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt May Soon Have A New Gig. With The Coal Industry.

Pruitt has reportedly been speaking with billionaire Kentucky coal baron Joseph Craft, the head of Alliance Resource Partners and a major donor to the Republican party.

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India's Steel Minister Wants Import Duty on Coking Coal Scrapped

India's steel minister said on Thursday he wanted the finance ministry to scrap the 2.5% duty on imports of coking coal, a key steelmaking raw material, to limit input costs.

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UK Expected to Use Coal for Power in Winter

With EU carbon allowance for December and NBP gas contracts hitting a 10-year high on Monday, coal plants have become more competitive with gas-fired plants, with coal-fired profit margins now converging with gas-fired profit margins.

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Nine Killed in Pakistan Coal Mine Collapse

The incident, the second fatal coal mining accident in Pakistan in a month, happened in Akhurwal village as workers entered the coal mine at the start of the day.

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Pennsylvania's Pottsville on Tap Set for Saturday

There will be activities focusing on the history of coal mining, miners and how the industry built Pottsville and the nation. There will be a free showing of the 1970 movie “The Molly Maguires.”

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Mine Rescue Performance to be Showcased in England at Historic South Shields Venue

In England, a historic South Tyneside building is set to be turned into a stage for a dance production depicting one of the world’s most famous rescues.

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California’s Regressive Lab Experiment

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed an executive order for the state to slash its overall emissions to zero by 2045 and then go negative, meaning that in 2046 the state will have to start pulling more emissions from the atmosphere than it puts in.

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Radicals Inside and Out in San Francisco

CFACT is at Jerry Brown's "Global Climate Action Summit" in San Francisco. We're not certain who's crazier, the Socialists in the streets or the climate elite sipping cocktails inside.

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Man Killed in Mining Accident in Pennsylvania

A 27-year-old man was killed Tuesday in a mining accident in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

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Sneak Peak of World's Largest Coal-to-Liquid Plant

Check out the world's biggest single coal-to-liquid plant in northwest China, which produces 4 million tonnes of oil out of coal each year.

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German Electric Utility Company RWE Fears Lignite Industry Collapse in Hasty Coal Exit by Merkel

Shuttering coal plants may have a “domino” effect on mining, which is regulated by concessions that would take years to renegotiate, Germany’s biggest power producer said.

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AES Committed to Bulgaria as Power Purchase Agreement Challenges Loom

US company AES remains committed to its Bulgarian power assets as it deals with changes in market structure, in its generation agreements and in air quality controls, the president of AES Bulgaria, Olivier Marquette, told S&P Global Platts in an interview

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US East Coast Coal Terminals Prepared for Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence's landfall expected to take place in the Carolinas later this week, coal terminals along the US East Coast have prepared for Hurricane Florence, according to multiple sources Tuesday.

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Experts Question Whether California is Capable of Transitioning to 100 Percent Green Energy

California is attempting to make its utility industry carbon-free within a few decades, but critics argue Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers might have bitten off more than they can chew.

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Analysts Expect US Coal Exports to Continue Surging in 2018

EIA predicts that while coal production will fall one percent in 2018, exports will surge 10 percent above 2017. Coal exports were up 32 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same time the previous year.

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D.L. Lobb Named President of Bighorn Mining, LTD

Lobb is a 38-year veteran of the mining industry with a proven track record across diverse business environments in the US, South America and Asia.

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Poland's Plan to Cut Coal Comes With $81 Billion Price Tag

Poland generates most of its electricity from coal, mostly in outdated power plants, many of which need to be shut down in the coming years, raising risks over its security of supply.

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Two England Opencast Coal Mines Shut Down for the Day by Residents and Activities

In England, on September 8, approximately 40 people entered Bradley opencast coal mine, and two people locked on to a digging machine. As a result, neither mine operated for the day.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces Updated Status of Mining Operations at Berwind Mine Complex and Domestic Sales Commitments for 2019

The Company previously announced that it had encountered a sandstone intrusion in the Berwind mine which required the Company to explore relocating its original mining route in the Pocahontas #3 Seam to reach the more prolific Pocahontas #4 Seam.

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Washington State in Legal Battle With Six States After It Refuses to Build Coal Export Terminal

Washington State is denying the states the permits required to build a large coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The states have sued and Washington filed a motion for dismissal.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA’s forecast electricity generation share from coal averages 28% in 2018 and 27% in 2019, down from 30% in 2017.

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Exxaro, Seriti Are Said to Mull Bids for South32 Coal Assets

Exxaro Resources Ltd. and Seriti Resources are among groups considering bidding for South32 Ltd.’s South African thermal coal operations, which have been valued at almost $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Powering Sustainable Development With Low Emission Coal Technologies

For many developing countries, especially those in Southeast Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is not an option because for those countries improved energy access drives economic development.

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Australian Businessman Clive Palmer Says He Is Serious About Building New Coal-Fired Power Station in Galilee Basin

Palmer's plans to build a $1.5 billion ultra supercritical coal-fired power station in the Galilee Basin have been met with a mixture of disbelief and cynicism about whether the unlikely project will see the light of day.

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Coal Holds Its Own In Global Energy Mix

The share of coal in the power sector in 1998 was 38 percent — exactly the same as in 2017.

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Is Illinois Coal Industry Poised for a Comeback?

After two decades of plunging and then stagnating coal production, the Illinois coal industry believes it can see some light at the end of the mine shaft.

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Aussie Coal Exports Hit Record High

Australia's thermal coal exports have grown 14 percent on the back of high demand from Asia.

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Shift in Pennsylvania Water Rules Could Put Coal Mines' Treatment Burden on Drinking Water Suppliers

Pennsylvania public water suppliers could face tens of millions of dollars in plant upgrades and treatment costs because of an obscure water quality rule change that was tucked into a state budget bill at the request of coal companies last year.

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Bridgestone Adds Size to Underground Mining Tire

The VSMS2 off-the-road tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is available in a new size, 29.5R25, in the U.S. and Canada.

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St. Louis-Based Coal Companies Had Dark Year, But Need For Electricity May Bring Bright Future

You know the coal industry is nervous when an analyst refers to the summer of 2008 as the "halcyon days."

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 10, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 7, 2018.

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EPA Returns Coal Ash Management to States

In keeping with EPA’s new policy of “Cooperative Federalism,” a rule change allows states to evaluate ash ponds on a case-by-case basis.

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China Coal Imports Hold Near Four-Year High as Demand Resilient

Coal imports by China held near the highest level in four years, underscoring buoyant demand in the world’s largest user even as lower domestic prices and a weaker currency hurt the appeal of overseas supplies.

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HP Launches World’s Most Advanced Metals 3D Printing Technology for Mass Production to Accelerate 4th Industrial Revolution

Providing up to 50 times more productivity at a significantly lower cost than other 3D printing methods, HP Metal Jet is being deployed by manufacturing leaders GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech for the factory production of final parts.

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Coal Association of Canada National Conference, Vancouver 2018

The Coal Association of Canada's 2018 National Conference will be held in Vancouver from September 12 through September 14.

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Wife of Coal Legend, Lawson Hamilton, Passes

Jeanne Lenore George Hamilton, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, died at her home on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the age of 95.

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EIA: US Coal Production Rises on Week to 15.6 Million st, August Sees Top 3 Production Weeks

Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 15.6 million st in the week ended September 1, up 0.8% from the prior week and down 0.5% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday.

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Inconvenient Truths About Renewables

The movie An Inconvenient Truth undoubtedly served as a cornerstone for increased marketing efforts of renewable, emission-free energy sources as geothermal, solar and wind.

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Trump Stops Rally to Call Coal Miner on Stage. Miner Says Trump Brought Him Back to Life.

President Donald Trump paused a campaign speech in North Dakota to bring an unexpected guest onstage.

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Phillips Machine South Africa

In 2009, Phillips opened its South African manufacturing facility in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. A larger shop space was built there in 2011, to accommodate a greater workload.

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UK Coal Plant Surges Back Into the Money for Winter

Near-ten year highs on winter NBP natural gas prices have pushed coal plant back into contention to take a significant share of the UK’s generation mix over the coming winter.

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Australia Man Prepares to Break World Record in Sport of Coal Shoveling

Shoveling tonnes of coal by hand might not be everybody's idea of fun, but it is for an Australian man who has shoveled more than 20,000 kilograms of coal in the past 15 years.

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Stand Up for Coal-Fired Plants

Letter to the Editor featured in Steubenville, Ohio's Herald Star.

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NACCO Industries Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

NACCO Industries stock traded up $0.35 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $34.15. The stock had a trading volume of 13,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 21,968.

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Alliance Resource Partners Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Shares of ARLP opened at $19.85 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.61 billion, a PE ratio of 6.92 and a beta of 0.78.

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Report: 10% of U.S. Coal Mined in 1H2018 Went to Plants Scheduled to Retire

The trend is another troubling sign for the struggling coal industry.

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CONSOL Energy Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

CEIX stock traded down $0.16 on Friday, reaching $43.98. 3,671 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 219,546.

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Five Fascinating Pictures of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery - 41 Years After It Stopped Mining Coal

In England, any Stokies will be aware of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery - a disused coal mine on the outskirts of Chell.

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CONSOL Coal Resources Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.10

CONSOL Coal Resources stock traded down $0.50 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.20. 45,313 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 32,633.

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Coal Miner Reacts to New Mining Jobs Added Under Trump

West Virginia coal miner Bo Copley on the new coal mining jobs created under the Trump administration.

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Canada: 'Beverly Wouldn't Have Existed': Three Historic Coal Mines in East Edmonton Neighborhood Commemorated

Memorial plaques will be unveiled at the former Humberstone, Bush Davidson and Beverly Mine locations in east Edmonton Saturday morning.

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August Thermal Coal Futures Up 6.4% on Month at 114 Mil MT

The volume of thermal coal derivatives traded and cleared on the ICE platform came to 114 million mt, a rise of 6.4% on month and 10.4% on year.

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Railroads Investing More, Improve Capacity With Rising Demand From Commodities

North American railroads have begun to invest in improving rail efficiency and better infrastructure due to in part to increased demand from coal.

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Big Tech Must Stop Dangerous 100 Percent Renewable Claims

Facebook and Twitter testified before Congress Wednesday on issues of data, privacy and censorship. But there is another propaganda effort led by Big Tech that poses a threat to our nation.

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Coal Can Have Purpose in New Fuel Future

As coal production has waned in the past decade, thanks in part to the rise of natural gas as an energy source, at least one industry expert is looking at some alternative uses for the fossil fuel.

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Coking Coal Future Signal Tighter Global Supply Long Term

A rise in coking coal futures prices for 2020 and 2021 this year may indicate acceptance of tighter supply in the long term, US investment bank Seaport Global said Wednesday.

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Coal Industry Hands Another Rescue Plan to DOE

The Trump administration today received the second coal rescue plan in as many days from an industry-led panel.

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Pennsylvania Artist to Exhibit Work for 250 Years of Anthracite Coal

A Pennsylvania artist and sculptor internationally recognized for expressing Coal Region character will exhibit his work in Pottsville as this year marks the 250th anniversary of anthracite coal heritage.

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Coal Consultant Tapped to Lead US Strip-Mine Office No Longer Seeking Post

The coal industry consultant tapped by the Trump administration to lead the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is no longer seeking the position. In a statement Thursday, J. Steven Gardner said he was withdrawing his name.

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West Virginia Benefits From Increased Global Demand for Coal

The Wall Street Journal reports a surge in the international demand for coal to produce electricity, especially in underdeveloped countries that are still trying to bring cheap, reliable power to millions of people.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday September 6, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 1, 2018.

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ARLP or ARCH: Which Coal Industry Stock is a Better Pick?

The coal industry continues to stage a silent comeback from the difficult times. Coal stocks have returned 18.6% in the past 12 months, marginally outperforming the Zacks S&P 500 Composite’s growth of 18.3%.

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West Virginia: Manchin, Morrisey Pick Up US Senate Race Endorsements

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey have picked up endorsements from coal interests ahead of November's U.S. Senate race in West Virginia.

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Poland's Pro-Coal Government Goes Green

Europe's fourth-biggest greenhouse gas polluter has given a boost to offshore wind power plans in the Baltic Sea. After its pro-coal rhetoric tarnished the Polish government's good name, Warsaw is looking to green up.

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Trump’s Kentucky Nominee For Top Federal Surface Mining Job Withdraws

The mining engineer from Lexington, Kentucky, President Donald Trump nominated to lead the federal Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement has withdrawn his nomination over issues with the vetting process.

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Massive Coal Mining Project NearUtah's Bryce Canyon National Park Approved

Last Thursday the BLM gave the go-ahead to lease some 2,114 acres of federal land just outside of Bryce to Utah-centered Alton Coal Development for a massive coal mining operation.

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Company Suspected of Using Plant Closures to Get Subsidies

Coal plant closures have become routine in 2018. American utilities plan to close roughly 13.5 gigawatts of coal capacity this year, the second-highest annual total on record.

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Only a Few Weeks Left to Register for S&P Global Platts Coal Marketing Days Conference – Sept. 20-21 – Pittsburgh, PA

The S&P Global Platts Coal Marketing Days Conference gathers the best and the brightest of coal buyers, sellers, traders, transportation providers, ports and terminals, among others, to network and exchange industry knowledge.

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Wyoming Coal Leases Linger, Coal Firm Asks For More Time

Coal companies used to grumble about how long it takes to get coal leased from the federal government. That's no longer the case.

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Coal-Transition Support Should Aid Workers and Communities, Not Eskom

A new report into South Africa’s coal sector argues that any subsidies set aside for the country’s “inevitable” transition away from coal in electricity production should be tailored to protect workers, their dependants and communities.

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Australian Coal Miners Free After Nine-Hour Ordeal

Two miners trapped in an underground coalmine in the NSW Southern Highlands of Australia late into the night have been rescued after a crane lowered emergency services personnel into the mine's entrance.

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Queensland Seeks Public Input on A$1BN Coking Coal Mine

The Queensland, Australia government has called for public comment on the proposed A$1-billion Olive Downs coal mine, releasing its draft environmental impact statement.

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Cummins Announces Technologies Available to Customers That Can Help Prevent Downtime and Deliver Significant Cost Savings

Cummins Inc. is offering its Data-Enabled Mining Solution plus Fleetguard Filtration Intelligence Technology free-of-charge for 12 months on all new QSK50, QSK60 and QSK78 Tier 4 solutions operating in the US and Canada.

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Is Metallurgical Coal the Next Big Goldmine for Asian Investors?

China’s industrialization drive and India’s booming growth requirements are poised to stoke demand for steel which counts metallurgical coal as its main ingredient.

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Goodwin Pumps Reduce Maintenance Costs, Downtime

Pumps manufacturer Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa has made significant advances in the mining and dewatering industries since its inaugural opening in South Africa two years ago.

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India Boosts Purchases of Indonesian Coal as Prices Drop

One of the standout commodity performers this year has been thermal coal, but not all coal is created equal and disparities in pricing may help explain why India's imports have stayed strong despite the higher costs.

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An Alternate Reality

While we fight over everything from market distortions to the permitting of coal export terminals, the majority of the world is embracing coal, building more modern, far more efficient plants than our own.

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Colorado Students Support Clean Coal by 35% Margin

CFACT student leaders polled 1,026 total students at the Pueblo and Fort Collins campuses of Colorado State University and found that the students support the use of clean coal by an impressive 35% margin.

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Coal Production Up in West Virginia, But Nothing is Forever

West Virginia's deputy revenue secretary says that while "things are pretty good" in the coal industry right now, he added that "nothing is forever."

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Fifteenth Annual Equipment Show Set

Ohio's 15th annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show is scheduled for this weekend.

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Colorado Coal Production Dips Seven Percent in 2018

Production during the first half of the year totaled about 7 million tons, down 13 percent from the 8.1 million tons produced during the same period of 2017, according to federal Mine Safety and Health Administration data.

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Coal: Australia's Most Valuable Resource

The coal industry brings $47 billion into the Australian economy every year.

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Five Themes for Five Days of Electra Mining Africa

The stage is set and organizers and attendees alike are gearing up for the start of this year’s mining and industry extravaganza, which will see more than 900 exhibitors converge on Johannesburg in September.

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Coal Country is Not Buying Media Angst About Trump's Reg Rollback

Blue collar workers in West Virginia are getting tired of reporters telling them what is good for them. Their primary concern is keeping their way of life — so reports bemoaning Trump’s regulatory rollback aren’t having much of an effect.

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Miners and Railroaders Honored During Labor Day Parade in Virginia

The 27th Annual Coal Miners’ Reunion sponsored by Historic Pocahontas, Inc. People attending Monday’s festivities in downtown Pocahontas, Va. waived to the miners and railroad workers as the parade wove its way through the streets.

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Utilities are Reluctant to Invest in Coal Plants, Even After Trump Tries to Save Them

Utilities are expressing little interest in the Trump administration’s bid to help keep their coal plants alive, remaining committed to providing energy from cleaner and cheaper sources such as natural gas, wind, and solar.

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Desperate Operation to Free Two Men Trapped Inside an Underground Cage After Coal Mine Accident

A desperate operation is underway to rescue two men trapped in an underground cage in a coal mine in New South Wales, Australia. The accident was caused by a mechanical failure, leaving the two men trapped in a lift shaft about 160 meters underground.

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South Africa Energy Will Still be Two-Thirds Coal in 2030

“It must be noted that while the coal-installed capacity will be lower than current installed base, it will still contribute more than 65% of the energy volumes, with nuclear contributing about 4%,” said South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 4, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending August 31, 2018.

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At UMWA's Labor Day Rally, Candidates Look to November

“You cannot keep electing people who don’t vote for you,” said Cecil Roberts, UMWA President, to a crowd gathered to celebrate Labor Day and the United Mine Workers union’s 80th annual holiday rally.

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Volvo and Skanska Begin Tests at Prototype All-Electric Mining Site

Swedish companies Volvo and Skanska have started tests at their Electric Site project, where electric and hybrid vehicles are used to complete mining work to determine whether a carbon neutral mining operation is feasible.

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New “Oil Analysis Fundamentals” Training Course from Spectro Scientific Provides Information and Techniques that Increase Machinery Life and Uptime

The course provides comprehensive information regarding lubricant analysis and its critical role in increasing machinery life and uptime.

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Here’s Why You Should Invest in Coal

India and China, home to nearly half of the world’s population, are still heavily reliant on coal.

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Major Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mine Project to be Financed by $1 Million Grant

Coal could be coming out of the ground as early as next month at what is described as the largest current development in the commonwealth's anthracite region.

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Coal Shows Resilience in Global Comeback

Coal is clinging to the top spot in power generation, accounting for as much of the world’s electricity as it did two decades ago, despite heightened concerns about climate change and a slowdown in financing for projects.

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Peabody Lets Go Of Uneconomical Coal in the Powder River Basin

One of Wyoming largest coal companies relinquished thousands of acres of federal leases in the Powder River Basin last year that the company deemed uneconomic, a new twist in Wyoming’s challenged coal story.

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Billionaire Clinton Donor Joins Trump Administration in Bid to Save Navajo Coal Plant

The facility — the biggest coal-burning power plant in the West and one that spews tons of the most hazardous air pollutants — was on its way to shutting down in 2019. Environmental and public health advocates were breathing a sigh of relief.

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Peabody Energy Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Peabody Energy has a twelve month low of $27.84 and a twelve month high of $47.84.

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US Federal Agency to Work With Indian Company on Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization Tech

DOE and NCCC envisions to accelerate the participation of government of India institutions and the Indian private and state enterprises in the development and commercialization of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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India: Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, 3 Other States May Face Power Disruption Due to Coal Supply Issues

Coal India’s supply has fallen because the mine supplying coal to NTPC’s large plants in the east has almost run out of pit head stock, while land acquisition problems have stymied expansion.

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Happy Labor Day From CoalZoom!

Happy Labor Day From CoalZoom!

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US-Backed Coronado Coal Eyeing $4 Billion IPO

The fifth-largest coking coal miner in the world, Coronado Coal, is planning a potential $4.3 billion listing on the ASX.

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CSX Coal Cars Derail in Virginia

The derailment happened around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday and did not result in any hazardous material leaks or injuries, the spokesman said. Crews from the rail company are working to clear the incident and resume normal operations in the area.

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Peabody's Mine Site in Australia Rehabilitated Two Years Early

The Australian division of coal miner Peabody announced this week that its rehabilitation efforts to turn the Millennium mine site into grazing land will be completed two years ahead of schedule.

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Alliance Resource Partners Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

The firm presently has a $23.00 price objective on the energy company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 14.43% from the stock’s previous close.

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CONSOL Energy Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about Consol Energy have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time.

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India's Coal Imports Rise 12% to 79 MT

The country had imported 70.3 million tonnes coal in the April-July period of last fiscal, according to mjunction services, a joint venture between Tata Steel and SAIL.

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Virginia Governor Northam Reappoints Randy Moore as State Mine Chief

Moore was appointed to the position in 2011 by Gov. Bob McDonnell. He began his DMME career in early 2004 as a mine safety inspector for the agency’s Division of Mines.

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$12.4 Million in Funding for Eastern Kentucky Announced at SOAR Summit

One goal of SOAR is to invest in the region. Innovation must be created to launch opportunities for the next generation and the region’s former coal miners, noting that coal will always be a part of Eastern Kentucky.

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Michelin Resumes Mining Tire Production at South Carolina Plant

Michelin North America Inc. has resumed production of giant mining tires at its 5-year-old earthmover tire plant in Starr, where production was suspended in late 2015 in the wake of slowing global demand for mining tires.

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Why Batteries May Not Be the Climate Savior We All Want Them To Be

People who talk and write about renewable energy technologies and climate change often declare that the next Big Breakthrough that is needed is in batteries connected to the electric grid.

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Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Foresight Energy Share Price

News articles about Foresight Energy have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports.

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Westmoreland Resource Partners Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.05

Media coverage about Westmoreland Resource Partners has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern.

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Safety Improvements at Affinity Mine Lead to Settlement With MSHA

After five years of being under a Pattern of Violations Notice, the Affinity Mine in West Virginia has reached a settlement with the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Newly Published Report Predicts Global Coal Market to Grow by 12.5% by 2026

According to the report, increasing economic growth, a growing manufacturing base, and increasing demand for electricity are some of the key factors propelling the market growth.

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Caterpillar Announces Plan To Sell The Purpose-Built Forestry Business

Caterpillar, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler, Inc. to sell the Cat purpose-built forestry business. The sale is subject to negotiation of a final agreement, the closing of which is expected by early 2019.

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Trump's Clean Power Plan Replacement is Exactly What the Coal Industry Needs

CPP, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change agenda, forced the premature closure of dozens of coal-fired power plants and deserved to be eliminated.

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Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show Attracts Enthusiasts

Antique trucks, construction and mining will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend.

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Sandvik Releases New Onboard Roof Bolter

Sandvik has launched the new Sandvik DO600 onboard solution, designed to meet the industry’s need for faster, safer bolting – the first step towards hands-free bolting.

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