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Electric Power Monthly and Electricity Monthly Update—January 2023

The January 2023 Electricity Monthly Update has been released with data for November 2022.

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Coal vs Natural Gas Debate Breaks Out in Senate Committee

The “frenemy” status of the coal and natural gas industries was evident in Wednesday’s debate of a Senate bill designed to promote natural gas power generation projects in the state.

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Coal Industry Opposes Natural Gas Pipeline State Leaders Support

Environmental groups have opposed the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and they’ve had some success blocking it in court.

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. Parts Warehouse Damaged by Tornado

On Thursday, January 12 at 4:30 p.m. EST, a tornado swept through Jackson, Georgia, causing widespread damage. A world-class, 336,017-square-foot parts distribution center operated by Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. was severely damaged.

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Dollywood Foundation Aiming to Help Kids From Coal Mining Communities

The aim of the meeting was to share ideas to raise educational standards for the youngest children in Scotland’s former coalfield communities and explore possible future partnership opportunities.

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The Helmets Have Been Dropped. How the Russian Coal Industry Was on the Verge of Collapse

The war with Ukraine has changed absolutely all the layouts in Russia's coal industry.

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U.S. Coal is Backstopping European Energy Security

The worst fears of an out-of-control energy crisis in Europe this winter appear not to be coming to fruition, and coal power and U.S. imports have played a significant role in shoring up European energy supplies and getting our allies through the storm.

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EPA Announces Latest Actions to Protect Groundwater and Communities from Coal Ash Contamination

Today, the EPA announced the latest action to protect communities and hold facilities accountable for controlling and cleaning up the contamination created by coal ash disposal.

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Manchin Legislation Halts EV Tax Credits Until Treasury Issues Guidance in Line with IRA

Rich Nolan, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), has issued the following statement on the Senator Joe Manchin's proposed legislation concerning electric vehicle tax credits.

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RMMI / TMRA Regional Meeting Registration Now Open!

A joint Texas regional meeting between Rocky Mountain Mining Institute and Texas Mining & Reclamation Association will be held at Hide A Way Lake Club, April 17-18, 2023.

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U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Announce Expanded Collaboration

DOE and NSF signed an MOU that will continue a longstanding collaboration on scientific and engineering research and enable increased partnership to address the most important challenges of the 21st century.

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South Africa: NUM Disturbed by Richards Bay Coal Terminal's Decision to Prevent Optimum From Exporting Coal Through its Terminal

The National Union of Mineworkers Western Cape Region will embark on a protest march to ESKOM Bellville Offices in Cape Town on the 11th of December 2021.

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Union Pacific Boosts Hiring to Support 2023 Coal Demand

US railroad Union Pacific is adding 150-200 workers per month to support growing coal demand amid low natural gas inventories in 2023, the company said during a Jan. 24 earnings call.

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Colorado County OKs $3K Sponsorship for First Northwest Colorado Energy Summit

County commissioners have approved $3,000 for the Northwest Colorado Energy Summit scheduled for Craig in June, where local and state leaders plan to present information about the coal transition and ask important questions that remain unanswered.

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CONSOL Energy Appoints New President

CONSOL Energy Inc. has announced the promotion of Mitesh B. Thakkar to the position of President, in addition to his current role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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CONSOL Energy Joins Elite List Of Stocks With 95-Plus Composite Rating

CONSOL Energy (CEIX) saw its IBD SmartSelect Composite Rating rise to 96 Tuesday, up from 94 the day before.

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Coronado Global Sees Coal Prices Rising as China Resumes Imports

Australia’s Coronado Global Resources said on Tuesday that China resuming metallurgical coal imports would likely push sea-borne coal prices higher in the short term, with strong realized prices in 2022 boosting its annual revenue.

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Clean Energy Gains a Foothold in India, But Coal Still Rules

For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar's farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels.

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West Virginia Coal Industry Pushes for State office to Recruit Miners, Promote Coal Benefits

A dormant state office to help spur economic development in former coal towns may soon be repurposed into a public relations shop that would promote the benefits of coal and recruit miners.

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Department of Natural Resources Receives More Than $5.8 Million to Reclaim Abandoned Coal Mine Sites in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will receive more than $5.8 million in new federal funding to reclaim abandoned coal mine sites across the state.

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MSHA Stakeholders Conference Call

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will have their next Quarterly Stakeholder Call TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Scientific Machine Learning for Complex Systems

Funding for basic research to explore potentially high-impact approaches in the development and use of scientific machine learning and artificial intelligence in the predictive modeling, simulation, and analysis of complex systems and processes.

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Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. to Address Clean Air Act Violations in Settlement with United States

EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. and numerous affiliated companies for violation of Clean Air Act locomotive regulations.

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Epiroc Wins Large Equipment Order for Platinum Mine in South Africa

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for low-profiling mining equipment from African Rainbow Minerals for use at a platinum mine in South Africa.

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US's Largest Public Utility Names Panel to Study Blackouts

The nation's largest public utility has appointed an independent panel to look into power failures that spurred the decision to implement rolling blackouts during dangerously cold conditions late last year.

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Ground Instability Issues

Ground instability issues have been historically one of the main causes of accidents and fatalities in the mining industry world-wide.

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Conveyor Belt Cleaner Tensioners: Options for Safe, Efficient Operation

There are many issues to consider when specifying the most appropriate conveyor belt cleaner, not the least of which is maintaining proper tension to achieve optimum cleaning performance without introducing related problems.

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‘King Coal’ Review: Appalachia Rises in Poetic, Personal Doc from Director of ‘Heroin(e)’

Elaine McMillion Sheldon's documentary explores the reign of coal — and its consequences — in Appalachia.

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Cutting Coal Mine Methane Offers Steelmakers Quick Climate Win

Steel manufacturers should work with coal producers to curb methane leaks from mines to reduce the overall warming impact from making the alloy, according to a report from energy think tank Ember.

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The Cult of Davos

"Davos", the joke goes, "is where billionaires tell millionaires what the middle class thinks."

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 23, 2023

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 20, 2023.

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30 Years & Still Moving Up

As Strata Worldwide is celebrating our 30th year in business, we want to thank our loyal customers and suppliers for your years of support.

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Highwall Safety Alert

Since CY 2012, falling rocks and materials from hazardous highwalls have resulted in 9 mining fatalities and 27 serious injuries.

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Biggest Conference of the Year for the Mining Industry

MINEXCHANGE 2023 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 125th National Western Mining Conference is the only event dedicated to all disciplines of mining engineering.

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Organizational Changes for The New Year

A message from Rich Nolan, President and CEO, National Mining Association.

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WVCA's Mining Symposium set for April 18-19; Annual Greenbrier Membership Meeting August 10-12

The Association’s Annual Mining Symposium is set for April 18-19 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend.

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Group Says China Will Add 70 GW of Coal- and Gas-Fired Generation in 2023

A lobbying group for China’s power generation sector said the country will add about 70 GW of fossil fuel-powered capacity this year, even as renewable energy is set to provide more than half of China’s electricity production in 2023.

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CONSOL Energy Appoints Mitesh B. Thakkar as President and Chief Financial Officer

CONSOL Energy Inc., a leading producer and exporter of high-Btu power-generating, industrial and metallurgical coals, announced the promotion of Mitesh B. Thakkar to the position of President in addition to his current role as CFO.

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Pennsylvania: Reopening of Brooks Mine Tourist Site at Nay Aug Park Eyed for Summer

Built in 1902 and closed for nearly half a century, the Brooks Mine at Nay Aug Park was still in great shape when anthracite coal mining aficionados got their first glimpse inside the tunnel last year.

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What DOE Should Consider as it Makes Decisions on Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Projects

Nearly $5 billion from the Department of Energy combined with the economic incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act represent the United States’ first major steps to building a domestic carbon management industry that supports our Paris commitments.

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Germany: RWE to Seek Compensation From Anti-Coal Protestors

The energy company said protesters caused considerable damage to property in Lützerath. Activists had been demonstrating against the expansion of a coal mine in the village.

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EPA Announces Plans for Wastewater Regulations and Studies, Including Limits for PFAS, New Study for Nutrients

Plan 15 announces EPA’s determination that revised effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards (ELGs) are warranted for reducing PFAS in leachate discharges from landfills.

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UK Activates Coal Reserve to Boost Supply During Cold Snap

The UK’s grid operator asked three coal-fired power units to be ready to generate on Monday as it boosts electricity supplies during a cold snap.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report Data: Data for Two Weeks Jan. 14 (Weeks 1&2)

Weekly Production / Consumption Report Data: Data for Two Weeks Jan. 14 (Weeks 1&2)

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EPA Decision Could Spell Doom for Ohio's Biggest Coal Plant

A recent U.S. EPA decision could mean the beginning of the end for Ohio’s largest coal-fired power plant.

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Knox Mine Disaster Happened 64 Years Ago

Yesterday marked the 64th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster when the Susquehanna River broke through flooding the mine essentially ending the mining industry in Greater Pittston.

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The Underground Miners Give an Update on Their Efforts to Reopen Brooks Mine in Pennsylvania

The Underground Miners are working on reopening Brooks Mine at Nay Aug Park in Scranton and shared their progress at the Anthracite Heritage Museum today.

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West Virginia Bills Pass on Carbon Sequestration, Hydrogen Hubs

Two bills designed make it easier for West Virginia to attract hydrogen hubs and carbon sequestration projects to the historically coal-dependent state are headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Jim Justice.

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EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Construction Materials and Products

The EPA has announced the first opportunities for public input on new programs focused on lower carbon construction materials made possible by a $350 million investment from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

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Rebuilding America's Mineral Supply Chains Begins With Permitting Them

An American mining renaissance is within reach. Congress and the Biden administration have worked to support development of the secure, reliable, and responsible mineral supply chains that our economy, energy future and national security demand.

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Ohio Coal-Fired Power Plant Announces Job Cuts in Move Toward Closure

The W.H. Sammis coal-fired power plant, based in Stratton, Ohio, USA seems on track to close this year according to the plant’s owner Energy Harbor.

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Pennsylvania Waste Coal Plant to Resume Operations

A large waste coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania will soon begin operating again, potentially alleviating concerns among market participants about the effect of its prolonged absence on the state's Tier II renewable energy certificate (REC) market.

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China To Accelerate The Construction Of Coal-Fired Power Plants

China expects to add 70 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power generation this year, up from 40 GW of capacity from coal installed in 2022, a report from the power sector’s group, China Electricity Council, showed.

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Dept of Labor Launches Miner Safety and Health App for Spanish-Speaking Miners to Expand Access to Useful Information

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Miner Safety and Health app for iOS and Android devices that provides timely information directly to miners is now available in Spanish.

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Australian State Says Coal Miners Must Keep Up To 10% For Local Needs

Australia’s most populous state is set to require coal miners to reserve up to 10% of production for the domestic market, as part of a national move to cap soaring energy prices.

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Turning Coal Ash Into Art

Coal ash has a well-deserved, awful reputation courtesy of the numerous catastrophes that have drawn national attention, including significant coal ash spills into rivers in North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Welcome Back to Your Resourcing Tomorrow Insights

As we welcome the new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year in the mining industry and look ahead to what the future may hold.

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BHP's Australian Coking Coal at Low End of Guidance

Australian resources firm BHP expects to come in at the bottom end of its 58mn-64mn t production guidance for its BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) coking coal joint venture in the 2022-23 financial year to 30 June.

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W.Va. House of Delegates Passes DNR Carbon Capture Bills

Two bills that could pave the way to a future hydrogen hub project in West Virginia passed the House of Delegates on Thursday.

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EIA Forecasts Lower Wholesale U.S. Natural Gas Prices in 2023 and 2024

In our January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we forecast the natural gas spot price at the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub will average $4.90 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2023, more than $1.50/MMBtu lower than the 2022 average.

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EIA: Rapid Renewable Expansion Driving Down Gas, Coal Generation in Coming Years

The rapid expansion of renewables in the US electricity generation mix, driven by declining construction costs and favorable tax credits, will reduce coal-fired and natural gas-fired generation over the next two years.

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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights Caterpillar, Komatsu, Terex and H&E Equipment Services

Zacks Equity Research discusses Caterpillar Inc. CAT, Komatsu KMTUY, Terex Corp. TEX and H&E Equipment Services, Inc. HEES.

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West Virginia Governor's Family Coal Firm Agrees to Reclaim Mines

A coal company owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to reclaim three large surface mines in southwestern Virginia to settle a lawsuit with environmental groups.

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TerraSource Acquires Mining Screens OEM Elgin Separation Solutions

Michael Rai Anderson, President of Elgin, said: “We are excited to become part of TerraSource Global and partner with their team to serve customers in all corners of the world."

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Former West Virginia Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Expensive Mining Equipment

Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on David Stanley, 48.

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Use Tech Jobs to Attract Women to Industry, Future Minerals Forum Panel Says

The industry needs to encourage mentors, adjust mindsets and offer technology jobs to boost the level of women from just 8% of the global mining workforce, according to a panel at the Future Minerals Forum in Saudi Arabia.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – January 19, 2023

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 14, 2023.

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EPA Announces Availability of $50 Million to Support States and Tribes Developing Programs for Carbon Sequestration and Groundwater Protection

EPA has announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help states, Tribes and territories develop and implement Underground Injection Control Class VI programs.

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Department of Energy Announces $200 Million for Energy Earthshot Research Centers in Support of the Energy Earthshots™

Today, DOE announced $200 million for Energy Earthshot Research Centers. This funding, provided by the Office of Science, will support fundamental research to accelerate breakthroughs in support of the Energy Earthshots Initiative.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - January 4, 2023

On January 4, 2023, a miner was fatally injured while performing maintenance inside a jaw crusher.

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WVCA's Mining Symposium set for April 18-19; Annual Greenbrier Membership Meeting August 10-12

The West Virginia Coal Association’s Annual Mining Symposium is set for April 18-19 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend.

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Australia's NSW Plans 10pc Coal Reservation Policy

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state government will require coal producers to reserve up to 10pc of their output for domestic use, including export-focused firms that have largely been unaffected by the domestic coal price cap.

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North Dakota Has Spent Millions on a Coal Industry Campaign Targeting 100% Clean Energy Legislation in Minnesota

A North Dakota coal industry front group, the Lignite Energy Council, has jumped state lines to wage a campaign to weaken a bill in Minnesota that would require the state’s utilities to transition to 100% clean electricity by 2040.

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Legislation Considers a Bill to Prolong Wyoming's Coal Industry, Despite a National Downturn

The state may soon have more than a million dollars to put toward any future litigation revolving around coal – an industry that is facing uphill battles nationally to stay alive.

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West Virginia Man Gets Four Years for Stealing Millions in Mining Equipment

A former Beckley, W.Va. man has been sentenced to four years in prison and three years supervised release for stealing nearly $3 million worth of specialized mining equipment from Armstrong and Indiana counties.

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Sandvik Signs EUR 500 Million Loan Agreement With the European Investment Bank

Sandvik has signed a EUR 500 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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Future of Mining Americas is Back

After running a hugely successful 2022 Future of Mining Americas conference, this year's event will take place on 25-26 September in Denver and is set to be the biggest yet.

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The U.S. Grid is Running on Empty

As we’re coming to learn, the bitter cold that forced rolling outages in parts of the Carolinas and Tennessee over Christmas also pushed neighboring grids right to the very edge.

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Dept. of Labor Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Revise Standards for Coal Mine Operators' Self-Insurance Under Black Lung Benefits Act

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking by its Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs to revise regulations governing the standards related to self-insurance by coal mine operators.

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Russia Country Analysis Brief

In 2021, Russia was the third-largest energy producer and energy consumer in the world.

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The Komatsu AZPG: Bringing Unique Mining Concepts to Life

Seeing Komatsu’s Arizona Proving Grounds (AZPG) in person, it is easy to understand why the OEM is in a leading position when it comes to both surface mining automation and electrification.

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UK: A Tragedy Recalled

Roger West pays tribute to those lost at the mine in 1937 – and the brave men who risked their lives for others.

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Future of Mining Sydney 2023 - February 20-21

The final discount deadline for Future of Mining Sydney 2023 is ending next Friday the 27th January.

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Coal Industry Wants Legislature's Help To Recruit And Train Miners

The West Virginia coal industry’s top lobbyist says mine companies are having trouble finding workers, and he’d like lawmakers to help recruit and train them.

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Join Your Colleagues at MINEXCHANGE This February. Register Now.

Grab your opportunity to save over $100 on registration for mining's most exciting conference, the MINEXCHANGE 2023 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 125th National Western Mining Conference, February 26 - March 1, 2023.

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Michigan Tech University Gets $2.5 Million To Work On Mining Emissions

A method that dramatically speeds up carbon dioxide sequestration and also aids in the extraction of critical minerals from mine tailings will make its way from a Michigan Technological University lab to regional mines.

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Warrior Met Coal Sets Date for Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Announcement and Investor Conference Call

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. today announced that it will hold its fourth quarter 2022 investor conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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Coronado Sees Coking Coal Inquiries Tick Up as China Eases Unofficial Ban

Coronado Global Resources, which has not typically sold Australian coking coal to China, has received enquiries for long term supply as Beijing lifts its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia.

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RWE Brings Coal Exit Forward to 2030

On January 11, RWE Power started to demolish the former settlement of Lützerath. Mining operations will subsequently commence in the area.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 17, 2023

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 13, 2023.

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Winter & Diesel Fuel: What to Know & How to Protect Your Fuel

Think you don't need an anti-gel? Think again.

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I'm a Female Coal Train Driver - I Showed My Transofmration From High Vis to Night Out and People Love It

A female coal train driver is rocking it in a male-dominated industry.

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Indian State-Run Firm Seeks Electricity Buyers From Brownfield Coal-Fired Units

India's state-run Damodar Valley Corp (DVC) on Tuesday invited power distribution utilities and industries to buy power from 5 brownfield coal-fired units it is expanding.

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Australia: Coal Deliveries to Key Queensland Ports Stop for Days

Coal deliveries to the Queensland ports of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), Hay Point and Abbot Point have stopped and may take several days to return to normal.

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China Coal Production Hits Record High In 2022

China produced a record amount of coal last year although output ended the year with a decline amid the latest surge in covid infections.

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Mining Machinery Manufacturers in the U.S.

Mining is a vital and growing industry. It produces approximately 3.4 tons of coal and 40,000 pounds of minerals per year. Much of that product powers American households and industries.

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Weakening EU Steel Demand, Russian Trade Bans Shift Global Met Coal Trade

A combination of mixed global iron and steel production demand in 2022 with Russian coal trade restrictions and high energy prices contributed to shifting global coal trade, according to analysis by S&P Global Commodity Insights.

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What's Next for Colorado Community Looking Ahead to an Economy Without Coal

Then Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced in early 2020 that the Craig Station coal-fired power plant would be shutting down in 2030, along with the local Colowyo Mine that supplies it.

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Deadline for Colorado to Act on Coal Mine Air Pollution Permit Back in Court

Environmental groups are headed back to court this Friday in hopes of setting a clear deadline for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis' administration to start reining in climate pollution at the West Elk Coal Mine in the North Fork Valley.

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Europe's Warm Winter is Robbing Putin of a Trump Card

Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine, one question has troubled European governments more than almost any other: What happens if Moscow turns off the gas?

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Emerson’s Non-Contacting Radar Transmitters Improve Efficiency in Water, Wastewater and Process Industry Utility Applications

Emerson has introduced the Rosemount™ 1208 Level and Flow Transmitter Series non-contacting radar transmitters to help increase the operational efficiency of water, wastewater and process industry utility applications.

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Coal - All is Forgiven But Only For Now

In a classic scenario of idealism vs reality, reflecting what the world wants vs what the world needs, more information has emerged about coal exports rising despite the worldwide outcry about the effect that fossil fuel energy has on global warming.

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Coal Extracted at Utah Mine is So Poor It Doesn't Qualify as Coal, Operator Says

Utah’s rich deposits of bituminous coal formed 100 million or more years ago when the Book Cliffs and Wasatch Plateau were part of a vast swampy area, teeming with plant life.

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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights Peabody Energy, Alliance Resource Partners, CONSOL Energy and Warrior Met Coal

Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses Peabody Energy Corp. BTU, Alliance Resource Partners L.P. ARLP, CONSOL Energy CEIX and Warrior Met Col Inc. HCC.

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Germany Needs Coal For Longer Than Planned

Germany's coal imports and demand rose in 2022 for a second year running, and the country will depend on coal for longer than planned by the government, coal importers association VDKI has warned.

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Pennsylvania's Wishart Coal Mine One of Last of Broad Top Coalfield

Once a flourishing mining operation located high atop the southeastern side of Broad Top Mountain, Pennsylvania's Wishart Coal Mine is believed to one of the last portals that operated in the Fulton County section of the Broad Top Coalfield.

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India Expects Utilities' Annual Coal Demand To Surge About 8%

India expects its power plants to burn about 8% more coal in the fiscal year ending March 2024, according to a senior government official and a power ministry presentation, after the country missed its 2022 renewable energy goal by more than 30%.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. - Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) will report its fourth quarter 2022 financial results before the market opens on Monday, January 30, 2023.

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What's Next for Colorado Community Looking Ahead to an Economy Without Coal

Then Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced in early 2020 that the Craig Station coal-fired power plant would be shutting down in 2030, along with the local Colowyo Mine that supplies it.

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India Asks Utilities to Import 6% of Their Coal for Nine Months

India's power ministry has asked utilities to import 6% of their coal requirement until September, according to a letter seen by Reuters, warning that domestic supplies could be curtailed if import targets are not met.

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This Village is Standing in the Way of Germany's Coal Revival

The protest started cheerfully enough on Wednesday, with music blaring and flags flying even under the driving rain.

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China's Coal Imports Likely to Increase in 2023 to Stabilize Prices

Coal industry in China and abroad expect stronger trade in the fuel, a reliable source of power for reviving economy, as China aims to ramp up energy supplies and stabilize prices.

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Australia: Queensland Coal Shipments at Decade Low in 2022

Shipments from the four key Queensland coal ports increased in December on drier weather but 2022 was still the weakest coal export year from the east Australia state since 2012.

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CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CEIX) Is Achieving High Returns On Its Capital

If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an eye out for.

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The Electricity Market is Souring on Coal. Can Innovation Save Wyoming's Mines?

“You can actually build a whole house, or a whole building, with just coal-based products,” said Trina Pfeiffer, director of the center for carbon capture and conversion at the University of Wyoming.

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A Faked Kidnapping and Cocaine: A Montana Mine's Descent Into Chaos

Larry Price, Jr., a 42-year-old father of six, was an industrious businessperson who ran surface operations at an underground mine, one of the nation’s largest, near Roundup, Montana.

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Watch Implosion Topple Florida Coal-Fired Plant

A six-month-long project to demolish the last coal-fired unit at Lakeland Electric’s C.D. McIntosh Power Plant in Lakeland, Florida, reached a milestone with the implosion of the facility’s 260-foot stack and 90-foot selective catalytic reduction unit.

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Protesters Clash With Police To Save German Village From Demolition For Coal Mining

The German authorities sent police to clear the village of Luetzerath in Erkelenz for coal mining expansion.

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In Doomed Coal Village, Germany's Greens Go To War Among Themselves

The political party responsible for the pepper spray, the bulldozers and a coal deal with one of Germany’s biggest energy companies was the Greens. And every protester here on Saturday knew it.

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EPA Releases Updated Legal Guidance on Identifying, Addressing Cumulative Impacts to Advance Environmental Justice, Equity

EPA has announced the latest action to identify and address cumulative impacts from pollution and non-pollution sources.

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Transitioning From Student to Professional

For those of you who engaged with SME as a student member, you probably already know the value of belonging to a group of like-minded, career focused individuals.

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Riot Police Clear Protestors From Abandoned German Village Being Demolished For New Coal Mine

Riot police backed by bulldozers removed scores of activists from buildings in an abandoned village in western Germany in a second day of confrontations over the expansion of a coal mine.

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China's Shanxi Targets 2023 Coal Production of Nearly 1.37 Billion Tons

China’s coal-rich province of Shanxi has set a coal production target of nearly 1.37 billion metric tons for 2023, according to a government report released at the ongoing annual session of the provincial people’s congress.

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This 204T Electric Mining Haul Truck Can Charge in 30 Minutes

A 240-tonne mining haul truck is about to be fitted with a 1.4 megawatt-hour (MWh) prototype battery system that global green energy company Fortescue has developed with equipment maker Liebherr.

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Global Coal Demand is Set to Rise Amid Upheavel of the Energy Crisis

Coal markets have been shaken severely in 2022, with traditional trade flows disrupted, prices soaring, and demand set to grow by 1.2%, reaching an all-time high and surpassing 8 billion tonnes for the first time.

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India: Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited Invents New Dust Control Technology

This system can be used in mines, thermal power plants, railway sidings, ports, and construction sites wherein coal or other minerals/fugitive materials are stored under the open sky.

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King Coal Highway Funding Trickles In

Funding keeps trickling in on constructing the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway as different sections continue to be planned and work under way on others.

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WV Senator Manchin Secures Funding for Concord Research Center

Concord University will receive $642,000 in appropriations funding to create a research center to analyze rare earth elements (REEs) in coal and coal byproducts.

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Wayne Oldenburg Sells River Hills Home for $2.55 Million

Oldenburg founded Oldenburg Group Inc. in 1981. The company was a manufacturer of mining equipment, commercial lighting and military products. In 2006, Oldenburg sold its coal mining equipment business to Joy Global Corp.

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German Hard Coal Importers Able to Replace Russian Supply

German importers of hard coal for power generation plants and steelmaking have found new supply sources, enabling them to end reliance on Russia after a European Union ban.

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Bens Creek Takes Delivery of Second Highwall Mining Machine

Bens Creek Group PLC (AIM:BEN, OTC:BENCF) said it has ordered a second highwall mining unit by the end of the month to increase production at its metallurgical coal mine in West Virginia.

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North Dakota Receives $3.1 Million to Reclaim Abandoned Coal Mines

“North Dakota is consistently proactive when it comes to initiatives like coal mine reclamation," said U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND).

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MSHA Fatality Aert - November 5, 2022

On November 5, 2022, a miner died when he was engulfed in a coal stockpile.

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Which U.S. States Are Winning the Race to Phase Out Coal?

Data reveals which US states have made the most progress in shifting from coal to renewable power generation over the past two decades.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - December 6, 2022

On December 6, 2022, a miner died when the diesel tractor he was operating struck a pillar.

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Join the Final Informational Webinar on the American-Made EnergyTech University Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is participating in the American-Made EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), sponsored by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – January 12, 2023

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 7, 2023.

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How Does Carbon Capture and Utilization Work?

Carbon capture and utilization technology is not only useful, but a necessary strategy to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels, and stall an increase in global temperatures in the near future.

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Emerson Named ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’ for Fifth Time

This year’s award recognizes the power of Emerson’s industry-leading Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, which now includes the AspenTech (NASDAQ: AZPN) suite of plant optimization software solutions.

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Hexagon's Podcast Series Brought to you by NS Energy Business

Listen to Hexagon's 3-part podcast series entitled "Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity" the vital next step in digitalisation, which will help you understand the cyber threats industrial companies face worldwide.

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Epiroc to Support Roy Hill as it Enters Final Stage of Project to Create World's Largest Autonomous Mine

Epiroc since 2020 has worked with Roy Hill in Australia to develop an autonomous haul truck solution that is interoperable and scalable regardless of manufacturer, so called Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agnostic.

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China Boosts Coal Output

The increasing need to secure energy supplies after easing Covid-19 restrictions has pushed China to gradually resume Australian coal imports and urge domestic miners to boost their already record output.

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Met Coal Prices to Get Support in Q1 on China-Australia Trade Re-Opening Hopes

The seaborne metallurgical coal market is entering Q1 2023 on a strong note amid growing hopes for easing trade between China and Australia and possibility of wet weather conditions in Queensland.

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Spirits in the Shaft is Back!

Before skijoring, come experience the REAL Wild Wild West at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum at our annual fundraiser!

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Indoor Atomized Dust Control Creates Safer Workplaces

The most recognized name in atomized mist technology for dust control has introduced a new model that suppresses indoor particulate emissions for industries such as demolition and raw material handling.

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Eriez-India Granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Eriez-India Managing Director Tim Sheehan announces the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for all internal processes, including engineering, manufacturing, and sales and service of magnetic processing, protection, and inspection equipment.

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West Virginia Ghost Linked to Country Music's Big Bad John

If you've ever had the opportunity to descend into a West Virginia coal mine, you might have come away with a new sense of the absolute darkness. The coal itself seems to absorb what little light might reach into the deep.

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German Coal Mine Standoff Escalates as Police Move on Protestors

In a bid to prevent the Garzweiler mine’s expansion, activists say they will keep trying to defend Luetzerath village.

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The Grid Crisis is a Certainty

The U.S. electricity grid is undeniably in crisis. As rolling blackouts over Christmas demonstrated, no corner of the country is immune.

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Office of Science Lecture Series

The Office of Science will host a two-part lecture series featuring the 2022 Distinguished Scientist Fellows.

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Thirst for Gold-NMHFM Temporary Exhibit-April 2023-April 2024

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is set to open its new temporary exhibit, Thirst for Gold, in April 2023.

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Don't Forget to Register for MINEXCHANGE

Put yourself in the middle of the mineral industry's most exciting conference. Find the insights, innovations, and connections you need.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $100 Million through Inflation Reduction Act for Environmental Justice Grants

EPA has announced the availability of approximately $100 million for projects that advance environmental justice in underserved and overburdened communities across the country.

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I'm a Female Coal Miner - People Call Me a Beauty Queen When They See My Transformation Out of Work Clothes

A female coal miner has shown she can rock two very different looks, and her followers are loving the transformation.

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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Announces More Than $9.9 Million to Revitalize Coal Communities in Colorado

Millions of Americans nationwide live within just one mile of an abandoned coal mine or orphaned oil and gas well.

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Department of Energy Announces $17 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

DOE has announced awards totaling $17 million for small businesses in 25 states. The 77 projects are in the fields of advanced scientific computing and scientific instrumentation that support DOE’s clean energy mission.

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Costly Life Support For Dying Coal Industry Hits Wyoming Wallets

Wyoming relies on fossil fuels to generate about 60% of state and local revenues, a tax system rooted in unfettered optimism since the early 1980s, when coal was king.

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CONSOL Energy Schedules Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Release and Conference Call

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) will issue its fourth quarter earnings release before the market opens on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

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Wholesale U.S. Electricity Prices Were Volatile in 2022

Average wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs in the United States rose throughout much of 2022 and were, at times, volatile as a result of extreme weather events.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

This edition of STEO is the first to include forecasts for 2024.

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MCPA's Annual Southwest Virginia Legislative Reception - Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - Richmond, VA

This reception provides MCPA members the opportunity to meet and talk with the Virginia legislators, Cabinet Secretaries, legislators’ staff as well as other individuals involved with legislation that will regulate our industries.

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EIA Expects Record Global Petroleum Consumption in 2024, With Lower Crude Oil Prices

EIA expects the share of U.S. electricity generated from coal to decrease from 20% in 2022 to 18% in 2023 and then to 17% in 2024.

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Well-Known and Respected 7th Generation Mining Engineer, Greg Patterson, Passes

Gregory Douds Patterson, 71, of Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on January 2, 2023, after a long journey with dementia.

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MSHA Stakeholders Conference Call

Please join the Mine Safety and Health Administration for our next Quarterly Stakeholder Call on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Discussion Panel: International Practices on Ground Control and Safety Management

Ground instability issues have been historically one of the main causes of accidents and fatalities in the mining industry world-wide.

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US Coal Prices Plunge 45% as Warm Winter Weather Stifles Demand

Coal prices plunged from record highs as warm winter conditions eased demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel.

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Charles Bowling Scholarship Presentations

Join us on February 2nd as we come together to acknowledge and congratulate our Charles Bowling Scholarship Class of 2023!

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Bartley Mine Disaster 83rd Anniversary This Tuesday

Eighty-three years ago today, an explosion at a McDowell County, West Virginia coal mine took the lives of 91 miners and led to changes in underground mining which are still being seen in the coal industry today.

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India Asks Utilities to Import 6% of Their Coal For Nine Months

India’s power ministry has asked utilities to import 6% of their coal requirement until September, according to a letter seen by Reuters, warning that domestic supplies could be curtailed if import targets are not met.

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Top 50 Mining Companies in 2022: Coal, Lithium Win Big, China Investors Lose Out

Commodity prices are always volatile, but in 2022 metal and mining markets reached new levels of turbulence, as the pandemic played out in China, inflation plagued the developed world and the Ukraine war upended global energy.

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Lower European Iron and Steel Output Hits Demand for Pellets, Raw Materials

Weaker iron and steel production in the EU have led to reduced demand for raw materials in the fourth quarter of 2022 and early 2023, while coking coal demand was supported by strong energy prices through 2022 and trade restrictions on Russian coal.

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Scientists One Step Closer to Turning Coal Into Graphite

A team at Ohio University carried out a series of simulations showing how coal can be converted to valuable—and carbon-neutral—materials like graphite and carbon nanotubes.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 9, 2023

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 6, 2023.

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Export Historical Society Applies for Grant to Convert Coal Mine Entrance

Historical society officials would like to seal both portal openings with concrete and blocks, install fencing, establish a stable highwall, install and repair existing retaining walls and fence off dangerous areas.

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Fisher Phillips Makes Five Mine Safety Predictions for 2023

As the calendar turns to a new year, the Mine Safety and Health Administration appears to have found its footing – and that means mine operators need to be on their toes in 2023.

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Coal is Still King - Elsewhere

A December report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) confirms that worldwide use of coal hit an all-time high in 2022, following a huge increase in 2021, and is on track to increase further in 2023.

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Perkins Appoints Machinery & Energy Ltd. as a Distributor in The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands

Perkins Engines Company Limited has entered into an agreement appointing Machinery & Energy Ltd. (M&E) as an authorised Perkins distributor in The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands effective December 1, 2022.

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Concord University to Develop Research Center for Rare Earth Elements in Coal, Thanks to Federal Appropriations Funding

Concord University will receive $642,000 in appropriations funding—secured by Senator Joe Manchin in the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill—to create a research center to analyze Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in coal and coal byproducts.

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Demand for Wyoming Coal is Collapsing. Seismic Changes Are Ahead For the State.

For 37 years and counting, U.S. power plants have burned more coal from Wyoming than from any other state.

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US Mining Industry IT Recruitment Activity Rises 9.9% in December 2022

The US’s mining industry registered a 9.9% rise in IT hiring activity in December 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

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China in No Rush to Buy Australian Coal Amid Global Supply, Says IEA

China is in no rush to buy thermal coal from Australia even after lifting the import ban, as the former still has enough options globally to meet its requirements, particularly for medium calorific value fuel.

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BMA's Australian Coking Coal Workers Accept Pay Deal

Unionised workers at Australian-Japanese joint venture BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) have accepted a new enterprise employment agreement, bringing an end to an industrial dispute at its coking coal mines in Queensland.

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Portion of Abandoned Coal Mine in Kulti Collapses, Many People Feared Trapped Inside

The abandoned coal mine once belonged to the central public sector Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL).

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PJM to Review Power Market Operational Impacts From December Winter Storm

PJM Interconnection will provide Jan. 11 an initial review of operational challenges and resulting power market impacts that occurred during the winter storm that swept the US over the Christmas holiday.

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Coal Mine Temporarily Closed After Fire

A coal mine in Marshall County, West Virginia has been closed after a fire, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Caterpillar Announces Investment in Lithos Energy Inc. to Further Battery Pack Development and Manufacturing

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) announced the company is investing in Lithos Energy, Inc., a U.S.-based battery technology company that produces lithium-ion battery packs.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Looks Back on January 7, 1982 Deadly Coal Mine Explosion

130 years ago on Jan. 7 1892, Oklahoma experienced the third worst disaster in the country at the time.

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Coal Mine Collapses in Bengal's Burdwan District, Several Feared Traped

A coal mine collapse trapped several local residents of Bengal's Kulti region on Sunday. Rescue operations are underway.

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Key China Coal Importer Buys Australia Cargo as Curbs Ease

One of China’s biggest coal importers struck a deal for Australian cargoes and others are already in talks for purchases as curbs on imports from the producer are eased.

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Weekly Coal Production / Consumption Report Data: Dec. 31 (Week 53)

Weekly Coal Production / Consumption Report Data: Dec. 31 (Week 53)

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UMWA Comments on Guilty Plea from Mine Company’s Ex-Safety Director

Commenting on the guilty plea from Signal Peak Energy’s former mine safety director, United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued a statement today.

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China Boosts Coal Output, Eases Australia Ban to Bolster Energy Security

The increasing need to secure energy supplies after easing covid-19 restrictions has pushed China to gradually resume Australian coal imports and urge domestic miners to boost their already record output.

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Mining Equipment Giant Caterpillar Invests in Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Company

On Friday, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) announced that the company is investing in Lithos Energy, Inc., a U.S.-based battery technology company that produces lithium-ion battery packs.

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Kentucky Sanctions Chase, BlackRock Over Fossil Fuels

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball published a list Tuesday of 11 financial institutions she has determined are engaged in a boycott of fossil fuels.

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Virginia AEP Customers Seeing Higher Bills

AEP customers in West Virginia await a decision from the state Public Service Commission (PSC) on a proposed rate increase, Virginia customers are already seeing their bills rise after a rate hike went into effect Nov. 1, 2022.

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VCEDA Legislative Agenda: Fund the Coalfields Expressway Authority

Despite Virginia General Assembly legislation in 2022 that cut into its coal- and natural gas-based revenue source, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority is seeing better times thanks to increased coal production.

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Have You Watched Jobs of Tomorrow Yet?

A recent CBS News story ranked the highest-paying college majors in 2022. Both mining engineering and metallurgical engineering ranked in the top 10.

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Webinar: South Africa's Energy Outlook for 2023

This webinar will focus on the need for new investments in electricity generation capacity, including renewables and gas, as well as investment in expanded grid transmission capacity.

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Future of Mining Sydney: Attendee List

We are exciting to announce that the Future of Mining Sydney event is only 7 weeks away. Interested in knowing you is attending? Click the link below.

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CORESafety Change Management Process - Module 11

CORESafety Change Management Process - Module 11

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Australian Government Acknowledges Reports About China Lifting Coal Ban

Australia may soon be able to export coal to China again after the federal government acknowledged the possibility of resuming coal trade relations with its largest trade partner.

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China Shenhua Energy : Shendong Titled as Coal Group with High Safety and Efficiency

China National Coal Association recently unveiled the list of Coal Groups (Mining Zones) with High Safety and Efficiency 2020-2021 and the list of (Open-pit) Coal Mines with High Safety and Efficiency 2020-2021.

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Investors With $2.2 Trillion in Assets Ask Glencore to Disclose Thermal Coal Plans

Glencore is facing fresh pressure from investors.

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Steel Mills Substitute Australian Coking Coal With Cheaper Options

India‘s steel mills have substituted “costlier” Australian coking coal with alternatives, mostly from Indonesia, Russia and the USA.

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North Korean Students Are Expelled and Forced to Work in a Coal Mine Because They Sounded as if They Had Been Watching Too Much Foreign TV

North Korean students have been expelled from university and forced to work in a coal mine because they sounded as if they had been watching too much foreign TV.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – January 5, 2023

Total shipments of West Virginia metallurgical coal to domestic steelmakers decreased from the 2nd quarter of 2022 by -5.7% (-159,060 tons).

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West Virginia & U.S. Domestic Metallurgical Coal / Coke Production / Coke Imports and Exports: 3rd Quarter of 2022

Total shipments of West Virginia metallurgical coal to domestic steelmakers decreased from the 2nd quarter of 2022 by -5.7% (-159,060 tons).

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Make Connections that Matter at MINEXCHANGE

There’s no better way to build connections with the professionals shaping change and driving innovation than attending the MINEXCHANGE 2023 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 125th National Western Mining Conference.

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Regal Rexnord Corporation Announces Senior Notes Offering

The Company is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities worldwide.

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Caterpillar to Showcase Technology, Autonomy and Sustainability at CES 2023

Caterpillar Inc. will showcase technology solutions that are helping its customers build a better, more sustainable world at CES 2023, one of the largest tech events in the world.

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Indonesia Raises 2023 Coal Output Target

Indonesia's energy ministry (ESDM) has set the country's coal production target at 694mn t for 2023, around 5pc higher than the 2022 target of 663mn t, which has been exceeded.

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Thermal Coal Production / Coal Generation / Coal Stockpiles / Days of Burn Data (Oct 2022 Data)

Compared to the same 10 months of 2021, total shipments of West Virginia thermal coal to domestic utilities are up +9.6% in 2022.

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Join the Final Informational Webinar on the American-Made EnergyTech University Prize - Tuesday, January 17

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is participating in the American-Made EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), sponsored by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions.

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NETZSCH to Highlight Compact Movable Dewatering Pumps and Other Challenging Mining Applications at SME Show 2023

NETZSCH Pumps USA will be showcasing its line of safe, reliable and cost-efficient mine dewatering pumps and pump skids, at Mine SME Show 2023 February 26th to March 1st, 2023, in Denver, CO.

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UK: Cumbria Coal Mine Faces Two Legal Challenges After Getting Go-Ahead

Two legal challenges are being drawn up against plans to build the first coalmine in the UK for 30 years.

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Australia Shutting Down Coal-Fired Power Stations is Madness

One Nation Staffer James Ashby says it’s “madness” that Australia is shutting down their coal-fired power stations as China is building more.

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China Allows Four Firms to Resume Aussie Coal Imports

China’s state planner has allowed three central government-backed utilities and its top steelmaker to resume coal imports from Australia, the first such move since Beijing imposed an unofficial ban on coal trade with Canberra in 2020.

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West Virginia & U.S. Domestic Metallurgical Coal / Coke Production / Coke Imports and Exports: 3rd Quarter of 2022

Total shipments of West Virginia metallurgical coal to domestic steelmakers decreased from the 2nd quarter of 2022 by -5.7% (-159,060 tons).

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PSC Approves Rate Hike for WV First Energy Subsidaries, Requires Report on Potential Pleasants Plant Purchase

West Virginia utility regulators have approved an agreement that will increase the average Mon Power and Potomac Edison residential customer’s monthly bill by more than $5.

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Pleasants Power Purchase Under Consideration in PSC Order

An order from the West Virginia Public Service Commission last week approving rate increases for two power companies also included a provision for those companies to evaluate the possible purchase of the Pleasants Power plant.

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WV Mine Wars Museum Announcing Awards

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum recently announced the 2022 recipients of its annual Red Bandana Awards.

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STREAM Act Touted by WV Watershed Restoration Groups as Pivotal for Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Signed Into Law

President Joe Biden has signed into law a provision that West Virginia watershed advocates say will give an aquatic life-protecting, economy-enhancing boost to acid mine drainage treatment efforts.

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Eriez® Expands In-House Laboratory Capabilities to Include Fire Assays

Eriez® has recently completed the construction and commissioning of a new state-of-the-art fire assay laboratory to support flotation testing at its world headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Kentucky Warns BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase Over Energy Boycotts

Kentucky's legislature enacted a law in 2022 that required the state's treasurer's office to publish an annual list of financial firms found to be engaging in a boycott of energy companies.

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China Nears Lifting Over Two-Year-Old Unofficial Ban on Australian Coal Imports

China is close to lifting a more than two-year-old unofficial ban on Australian thermal and coking coal imports for its power and steel plants.

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SME Coal & Energy Division - Silent Auction & Matching Sponsor Request

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting is fast approaching in Denver, Colorado February 26 – March 1. The Coal & Energy Division is seeking items for the annual Silent Auction.

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US Thermal Coal Exports May Struggle Amid Self-Sufficient Asia

US seaborne thermal coal exports are expected to remain slightly softer in 2023 as demand from Asia wanes and supply-side concerns take a back seat with the availability of additional Russian tonnages.

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Turning Coal Mine Drainage Into a Source of Rare Minerals

A new study investigates a novel process for lessening the negative environmental impact of coal mine drainage and extracting rare-earth elements from it, precious minerals needed to manufacture many high-tech devices.

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Understanding the longevity of New Hampshire’s Merrimack Station

Merrimack Station in Bow, built in the 1960s, is the last coal-fired plant in New England.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report Data for Two Weeks (Week 51 & Week 52)

Weekly Production / Consumption Report Data for Two Weeks (Week 51 & Week 52)

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Midweek Member Mixer: Virtual Networking

SME members will share their experiences of attending this dynamic conference and expo. Never been to MINEXCHANGE?

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 3, 2023

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending December 30, 2022.

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India's Coal Production Rises 16% in Apr-Dec

To augment coal production capacity, the government has put 141 new coal blocks for commercial mines auction and has been engaging regularly with various coal companies in the country and monitoring their production.

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Coal Demand To Remain Robust In 2023

Despite bold climate pledges from a plethora of major world powers, it seems that many are unable to break their addiction to coal, as consumption is set to hit an all-time high (once again).

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Are We Headed for a Reliability Train Wreck?

So far, utilities have announced plans to retire some 93,000 MW (nameplate) of coal—almost half the existing coal fleet—by the end of this decade.

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West Virginia AG Seizes on ESG Wars With Eye on Higher Office

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is itching for a fight on ESG.

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MSHA Reports Show 29 Miners Died Last Year

Twenty-nine miners died in accidents across the U.S. in 2022 according to information the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) houses online.

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Seventeen Years Later, Sago Mine Disaster and Its Impact on Mining Safety Recalled

Seventeen years ago Monday, on Jan. 2, 2006, 15 miners were entering the Sago Mine, located about 12 miles outside the city, to start their shift.

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Big Coal Miners’ Profits Tripled, Hit $97.7bn as Demand Surged in 2022

Despite the pressure from the West on countries to jettison the use of coal, the world’s largest mining companies of the commodity tripled their profits in 2022 to reach a total of more than $97 billion.

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Power Failures Amplify Calls for Utility to Rethink Gas

TVA experienced its highest ever winter peak-power demand on Dec. 23 as an arctic blast brought blinding blizzards, freezing rain and frigid cold from Maine to Seattle.

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Coal Miners Burn Hottest Among All Stocks

Coal miners were king in 2022, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine disrupted energy markets and sent the price of the fossil fuel soaring.

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Steel to Build By

Steel is the basis of much of our infrastructure, and steel is built on metallurgical coal.

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Xi Jinping Estimates China's 2022 GDP Grew at Least 4.4%. But Covid Misery Looms.

China’s economy grew at least 4.4% in 2022, according to leader Xi Jinping, a figure much stronger than many economists had expected. But the current Covid wave may hobble growth in the months ahead.

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Coal India's Production Hits 479 Million Tonne in April-December

Supplies to power sector so far in FY23 from Coal India stood at 432.7 million tonne, 11% higher on a year-on-year basis.

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Philippi-Hagenbuch to Focus on Tailgate Tech at ConExpo

Philippi-Hagenbuch to Focus on Tailgate Tech at ConExpo

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Historical Society Presents Program on Coal Mining and Mine Water

The West Jefferson Hills Historical Society is offering the program “Coal Mining and Mine Water in Western Pennsylvania” presented by mine engineer Terry Ackman.

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China's Coal Consumption to Peak by 2035

China’s coal consumption will peak at 6.03mln tonnes by 2035 but decline by 2060, according to Sinopec’s energy outlook report.

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Thiess Extends Contract With Bayan Resources for Melak Operations

Thiess has successfully extended a long-term contract with Bayan Resources to continue providing mining services at the Melak mining complex, in East Kalimantan.

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Australia Takes Serious Look at its Carbon Sequestration Potential

Nature-based carbon sequestration technologies such as permanent plantings and farm forestry, currently provide significant potential for Australia to reach net-zero emissions, a recent report has found.

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India's Coal Production Likely at 997 MT n FY'24

The country is expected to produce 997.14 million tonnes (MT) of coal in the coming financial year.

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Happy New Year from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com

The staff of CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com Would Like to Wish Everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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EPA and Army Finalize Rule Establishing Definition of WOTUS and Restoring Fundamental Water Protections

“When Congress passed the Clean Water Act 50 years ago, it recognized that protecting our waters is essential to ensuring healthy communities and a thriving economy,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.

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Shelley Moore Capito Statement on EPA’s New WOTUS Rule

In 2015, the Obama administration finalized a rule that expanded the definition of WOTUS, creating confusion and burdensome red tape for West Virginia’s agriculture and coal industries.

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West Virginia's Manchin Marks 17th Anniversary of Sago Mine Disaster

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., released a statement Friday marking the 17th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster.

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Department of the Interior Works to Revitalize the Coal Communities as Our Country Transitions to Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement recently announced more than $1.7 million for the revitalization of Arkansas coal communities.

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Predictions and Protection: Can Software and Data Improve ESG In Mining

The mining industry remains one of the world’s biggest polluters, yet it remains a cornerstone of the world’s industries, and production is unlikely to stop soon.

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