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Peabody Honors Global Innovation, Advocacy And Education In Clean Coal Technologies

Peabody today recognized the distinguished work of organizations and individuals to advance clean coal technologies with the company's annual Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards.

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National Mining Hall of Fame & Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award Nominations

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is actively seeking nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame induction cycle and the Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award, and you can help!

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DOE Announces $40 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers

“These centers bring together the nation’s leading scientists in dynamic, innovative teams across multiple disciplines,” said Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar.

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Canada Rail Strike to Result in Mine Closures Within Days

The strike at Canadian National Railway would have a significant and damaging impact on the mining industry and could lead to mine closures in a “matter of days”, the Mining Association of Canada has warned.

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Brooke County, West Virginia Commissioners Pass Resolution in Support of Miner's Pensions

West Virginia Commissioners passed a resolution to help with a project Senator Manchin has been working on.

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Environmental Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Rosebud Coal Mine Expansion

A group of environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court in Billings Monday challenging the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine, which supplies coal to the Colstrip power plant.

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Arch Operations Garner Four West Virginia Environmental Awards

Arch Coal, Inc. announced today that its eastern operations were recently honored with four awards from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Coal Association.

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Dig Deeper Into Subjects Important to Your Career Success with Short Courses at MineXchange SME Annual Conference & Expo

Enhance your professional development by pairing a short course with your conference registration. Invest in your professional development and career success.

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A Massive Coal Plant That Asked for Trump's Help Has Gone Dark

In the end, the unraveling economics of coal proved too much for even a giant among power generators to handle.

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SME Webinar: Legal & Ethical Considerations for EHS Professionals

This session will address the legal and ethical considerations for EHS professionals, strategies for effective management of liability exposures, and proactive solutions.

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China Domestic Thermal Coal Prices Likely to Rise Post-Mine Explosion

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices are likely to get a boost in the near term, following reports of an explosion at a coal mine in Shanxi province, stoking fears of stringent mine safety checks and likely stress on cargo availability.

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Coronado Coal Global Operations Hit by US-China Trade Wars

Coronado Coal expects the impact of the US-China trade wars will push its revenue lower and its earnings below the bottom end of its guidance range.

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First Komatsu P&H 4800XPC Gets to Work at Teck Resources' Fording River Coal Mine

It’s been a long wait but the latest ultraclass mining rope shovel is finally here. The Komatsu P&H 4800XPC machine is now up and running at Teck Resources’ Fording River coking coal mine in British Columbia.

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Beijing to Probe Persistent Steel Overcapacity

Beijing has started an enquiry to determine the extent of overcapacity that still exists in the steel sector, despite strict capacity-reduction measures that have been taken since 2016.

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Polish Prime Minister Targets Renewables Boost, But Defends Coal

Poland's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki signalled Tuesday his government's determination to develop renewables while simultaneously defending the country's right to burn coal for years to come.

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Canadian National Rail Workers Strike May Close Mines

Today's strike by Canadian National railroad workers will quickly lead to closures and layoffs at coal and oil sands mining operations, companies are warning.

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Komatsu Plans March 12 Construction Start for New Manufacturing Facility

Komatsu Mining Corp. plans to break ground on its new Milwaukee manufacturing building on March 12, and commence construction on its new headquarters office about two months later on May 22.

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Chinese Safety Regulators Blame Reckless Greed After 15 Die in Coal Mine Blast

A coal mine explosion that killed 15 people in northern China should be blamed on “reckless greed” and neglect, the state safety regulator said on Tuesday.

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Navajo Generating Station - The Largest Coal Plant in the West - Has Shut Down

The Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page, Arizona, burned the last of its coal Monday, marking the end of the plant's 45-year run, Salt River Project announced.

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California City Might Ban Coal Shipments, Shutting Down a Key Overseas Export Point for Utah Mines

Since its first year in business in 1982, the Levin-Richmond Terminal has been tied to Utah industries, first importing coke for use in the Geneva Steel plant, then exporting iron ore.

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American Resources Corporation CEO Extremely Excited About the Future of the Metallurgical Coal Company as it Posts Third-Quarter Results

The CEO’s statements came as it released its third-quarter results that saw the company execute a new, strategically important acquisition of a fifth operating complex in Appalachia.

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American Resources Reports Q3 Net Loss From Operations of $7.08 Million

Metallurgical coal producer American Resources reported a net loss from operations of $7.08 million in Q3, compared with a net loss from operations of $3.35 million in Q2 and $4.13 million in the year-ago quarter.

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World Coal Association Reaffirms Support for Net Zero Emissions

Michelle Manook, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, has reaffirmed her organization’s support for the deployment of all low emission technologies.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 18, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 15, 2019.

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Blackjewel Bankruptcy Case Far From Over

When the sale of two Wyoming coal mines between bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel and Eagle Specialty Materials closed last month, coal communities in the Powder River Basin breathed a sigh of relief.

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MSHA Metal/Nonmetal Fatality Alert - November 5, 2019

At ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine in St. Louis County, Minnesota, a mobile maintenance mechanic was driving on the pit haulage road when the service truck he was operating left the road, hit a berm, and flipped onto its side, ejecting the miner.

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Indian Supreme Court Approves ArcelorMittal’s Acquisition of Essar Steel

ArcelorMittal has announced that following receipt and review of the formal written order, ArcelorMittal India Private Limited’s resolution plan for Essar Steel India Limited has been unconditionally approved by the Indian Supreme Court.

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Mastermyne Gets Three More Years are Moranbah North, Grosvenor

Mastermyne Group has had its Moranbah Region Umbrella contract with Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal division renewed for a three-year term, it said.

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Autonomous Vehicles for Goonyella Riverside, Australia

The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance is introducing autonomous vehicles at its Goonyella Riverside coal mine in Queensland, Australia.

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Miner's Act

Some retired coal miners in West Virginia and Virginia could lose their health care benefits by the year’s end if Congress does not act upon the American Miner’s Act, a necessary measure backed by the region’s congressional delegation in Washington.

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Famur Longwall System for Indonesian Coal Mine

Poland-based Famur Group signed a contract on November 8 for delivery of a longwall system with the necessary equipment to coal producer PT Gerbang Daya Mandiri in Indonesia.

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European Mining Convention

European Mining Convention EMC 2019, the much-anticipated event in Ireland is an international mining conference and exhibition that will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland on December 3rd & 4th, 2019.

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Sandvik Announces Availability of Rotary Blasthole Drill Selector App

Continuing the focus on delivering innovative digital solutions, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology introduces the Rotary Blasthole Drill Selector app.

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India Looks to Relax Norms

India is looking to lower advance payments and offer larger mining blocks to attract global companies to invest in its coal sector for the first time, but industry sources say the measures may not be enough to draw in big international miners.

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The True Story of the Aberfan Disaster

The 1966 Welsh mining tragedy claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults and features heavily in the third season of Netflix’s “The Crown”.

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Two U.S. Coal Producers Digging In

As coal prices tumble and bankruptcies rise, a few U.S. miners are still pushing ahead with plans to expand.

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Marion County, West Virginia, UMWA Officials Prepare to Honor Lives Lost in Farmington Mine Disaster

Early in the morning on Nov. 20, 1968, a fatal explosion at the Consol No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia killed 78 men, changing the country’s history in the progress.

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China's Shenhua Guoneng Builds Large Coal Mine in Northeast China

China’s state-run utility and coal mining firm Shenhua Guoneng Group has built a large new coal mine in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, China News Service reported.

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ArcelorMittal Princeton Recognized for Safety at WVCA Annual Mining Symposium

ArcelorMittal Princeton received multiple safety accolades at the West Virginia Coal Association’s 47th Annual Mining Symposium.

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Canada: Kilts for Coal Campaign Raises Funds for Cape Breton Miners' Museum

They are two quintessential pieces of Cape Breton, Canada culture- but you’ve probably never seen them together. That’s about to change with the launch of the ‘Kilts for Coal’ campaign in Glace Bay, N.S.

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Exclusive: Over Half of India's Coal-Fired Power Plants Set to Miss Emission Norm Deadline

More than half of India’s coal-fired power plants ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are set to miss the deadline, private industry estimates and a Reuters analysis show, as millions in the country wake up to toxic air each day.

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How Plans for New Coal are Changing Around the World

The global coal fleet continues to grow in 2019 but the pipeline shrank again, putting a peak in total operating capacity on the horizon.

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Creating a New Market for Coal in the Push to Mine ‘Critical Minerals’ for National Security

This move may have particular implications for the struggling U.S. coal industry and its promoters, which have begun rallying behind efforts to extract some of these so-called “critical minerals” from coal and its by-products.

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Alliance Resource Idles Illinois Basin Coal Mine Amid Weak Demand

A drop in seaborne demand led to the idling of the Illinois Basin mine, Joseph Craft III, chairman, president and CEO of the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company, said.

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More Than 600 Tri-State Miners Affected by WARN Notices Since August

In total, recent closures have a wide range, reaching from western Kentucky to southwest Indiana. So far, WARN notices have been sent to hundreds of miners at four locations only since August.

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High-Volume Miner Arch Stops Longwall at Mine, Cuts 2019 Volumes

Arch Coal said Friday it has discontinued longwall mining operations at its Mountain Laurel high-vol mine in West Virginia three months earlier than planned, which will reduce fourth-quarter coking coal volumes by 150,000-200,000 st.

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Coal Giant is Unglued as $800M Takeover Sours

Contura Energy’s $800-million bet on international coal markets is souring.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Announces Issuance of WARN Act Notice at Gibson Complex

"A substantial portion of production from the Gibson Complex has been dedicated to supplying the international coal markets," said Joseph W. Craft III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Contura Announces Partial Idling of Cumberland Mine

Due to adverse seam geology in the form of a soft fire clay bottom on the longwall section, and in an effort to reduce mine costs, management made the decision the afternoon of November 14 to temporarily idle support functions effective Friday, November 1

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Department of Energy Announces $43 Million to Develop Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

“Flexible CCS technology has the potential to achieve unprecedented carbon capture that will revolutionize the market,” said Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

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Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Making Case for $11 Billion Carbon Removal Initiative

Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is working to build congressional support for a major interagency R&D initiative designed to bring down the cost of carbon dioxide removal technologies over ten years.

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China's Jiangsu Province to Halt Imports of Coking and Thermal Coal

Coal market participants in Jiangsu, China, have received notice from Jiangsu port agents of an impending halt to imports of coking and thermal coal, sources said Wednesday.

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New Coal in Asia Segment to be Launched at the 6th Mining Investment Asia Conference in Singapore in 2020

‘Coal in Asia’ seeks to focus on what lies ahead for coal in the region and the key drivers for transformation.

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Arch's Mountain Laurel Mine Discontinues Longwall Operations Three Months Early, Accelerates Transition to a Room-and-Pillar Mine

The move is expected to reduce Arch's fourth quarter coking coal volumes by between 150,000 and 200,000 tons and its fourth quarter operating results by approximately $20 million versus previous expectations.

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Analysis: China's Coal Addiction is Too Deep to Quit Too Soon

China's voracious appetite for coal may be nearing its peak consumption level, but the country's love affair with one of the cheapest fuels is unlikely to end anytime soon, despite Beijing's efforts to turn the skies of Asia's biggest energy consumer blue

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Sandvik Launches LS312 Flameproof Underground Loader

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is proud to launch Sandvik LS312, a new 12-tonne capacity, heavy-duty flameproof underground loader powered by a C7.1 mechanical engine with Tier II emission standards.

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House Republicans Challenge Energy Regulator on Lack of Action on Electricity Grid Resilience

A group of House Republicans is looking for answers from federal energy regulators two years after an independent commission committed to investigating potential threats to the electricity grid.

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Australian Rare Earth Miners to Access Defense Funds

Canberra will announce a package of measures to support its rare earth mining sector as it works closely with the US to secure the supply of critical minerals for defence.

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Norfolk Southern Coal Freight Continues to Drop Amid New Operating Plan

While Norfolk Southern's coal freight and revenue have fallen amid weak domestic and international market conditions, the railroad remains optimistic about its improved productivity driven by its new operating plan.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 14, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 9, 2019.

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Katie Sweeney Named Executive Vice President of the National Mining Association

The National Mining Association today announced that Katie Sweeney has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Sweeney was formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

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Reduce Conveyor Maintenance Time Through Better Access

Virtually every vehicle on the road today is designed with a hood that can be easily opened for access to the engine, so mechanics can perform routine service and diagnose / address problems that arise during its lifespan.

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Westshore Terminals Sees Highest Quarterly Coal Exports in Two Years

Westshore Terminals reported 8.3 million mt of coal exports in the third quarter, up 9.2% from Q2 volumes and 5.1% higher than the year-ago quarter, the company reported last week.

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Inside Coal FIRST: America’s Tech Drive to Clean Up Coal

In April, the US Department of Energy announced the recipients of $1.95m in funding as part of its Coal FIRST (flexible, innovative, resilient, small and transformative) initiative, which aims to make coal plants more efficient and less environmentally da

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US Senators Introduce Miner Pension Rescue Bill

Bipartisan legislation aims to protect pensions for 92,000 coal miners.

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"Saving US Coal" Campaign Needs Your Financial Support

This has the primary goal of generating public support and political will to repeal the CO2 Endangerment Finding and thus save the coal industry.

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Contura Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

Net Loss from continuing operations of $(44) million for the third quarter 2019 compared with Net Income of $24 million in the second quarter and $14 million in the same period last year.

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EIA: US 2019 Coal Production Expected to Fall 7.4% on Year

The US Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that it expected the US to produce 697.9 million st of coal in 2019, raising its estimate from a month ago by 3.6%.

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Coal Mines Won't Close, Says New Owner

The new owner of three distressed coal mines in Montana and Wyoming is insisting the mines won’t close, one day after its major financial backer pulled out.

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Foresight Energy Announces Q3 Net Loss on Dropping Coal Production, Sales

"The impact of depressed demand and pricing in both domestic and international markets has impacted us significantly in recent months," Robert Moore, chairman, president and CEO said in the release.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Contract Through State Ports

Indian coking coal imports moving through 12 key state-controlled ports during April-October have contracted amid weakness in the steel sector.

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West Virginia Governor Addresses Coal Industry Leaders at 47th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice spoke in front of hundreds of coal executives, mining machinery manufacturers, and other industry leaders today, as part of the 47th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium.

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No Solution At All

Questions continue to arise about the cost and technical feasibility of moving to an emissions-free grid by 2050. Or, in the case of the Green New Dealers, making that jump even sooner.

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Is Coal Power Winning the US-China Trade War?

China has signaled that coal power will be a top priority within national energy policy as the government prepares its next Five Year Plan (2021-25).

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts the share of U.S. electric generation from coal to average 25% in 2019 and 22% in 2020, down from 28% in 2018.

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Oakland’s War Over a Coal Export Terminal Plays Out in Court

The export war between Western coal-producing states that want their coal to reach new markets and Pacific Coast states that don't want the pollution or climate consequences of shipping it played out in a federal appeals court on Tuesday.

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World Coal Association: Rising Energy Demand in Southeast Asia to be Met and Supported by Coal

Last week the International Energy Agency released its semi-annual Southeast Asia Energy Outlook report which outlines the latest insights into the region’s energy future.

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Internationally Renowned Scientist, Craig Idso, and Respected Industry Leader, Fred Palmer, are Key Players in “Saving US Coal” Campaign

Internationally renowned scientist, Craig D. Idso, Chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change is a key player in the “Saving US Coal” campaign recently announced by CoalZoom.

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Foresight Energy LP Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

Foresight generated third quarter coal sales revenues of $181.5 million on sales volumes of 4.7 million tons, resulting in a net loss of $34.1 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of $46.9 million.

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Blackjewel Mines Pull Down Q3 Coal Numbers

With skeleton crews working the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines during the third quarter of 2019 as former owner Blackjewel LLC navigated a choppy Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company still managed to mine and ship nearly 1.5 million tons of coal.

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OTC Markets Group Welcomes Foresight Energy LP to OTCQX

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced Foresight Energy LP (OTCQX: FELPU), a leading producer of thermal coal, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market.

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Navajo Nation Rips Support of Coal Industry

The Navajo Nation pulled its financial guarantees for the tribe’s coal enterprise, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, saying the company had purchased three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana without informing the tribe.

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Weak Demand Pressures Low-CV Indonesian Coal Prices

The low calorific value (CV) Indonesian physical coal market came under further pressure from weak Chinese demand, as details emerged of a deal concluded at a lower price than recent similar transactions.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 12, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 8, 2019.

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Former Coal Executive Don Blankenship Launches Third-Party Presidential Bid

Former coal executive Don Blankenship on Monday announced he will make a 2020 White House bid as a Constitution Party candidate.

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Australia's Hunter Valley Coal Rail Network Closed Due to Fires

Australia's thermal coal-dominant rail network in the Hunter Valley has been closed due to widespread fires across the eastern state of New South Wales, a spokeswoman for the Australian Rail Track Corporation said Tuesday.

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Anglo American Pins Hopes on Strong Metallurgical Coal Market

Anglo American is backing metallurgical coal to be a hot commodity for the company from 2020 and beyond.

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CFACT Students All About the Facts

When it comes to the youth of our nation, the media would have you believe the upcoming generation is already lost to alarmism and socialism.

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“Saving US Coal” Campaign to Repeal the CO2 Endangerment Finding

CoalZoom in partnership with the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change has announced the launching of the “Saving US Coal” campaign.

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US Coal Producers Plow Ahead With New Mines as Market Slumps

Arch Coal and CONSOL Energy remain on track to open new mines to dig steelmaking, or metallurgical, coal from the West Virginia hills. It comes as the market is already glutted, with prices down about 30% in 12 months.

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A Solution to Keep Coal Going in Wyoming

Wyoming is supporting an innovative solution whose goal is to provide an environmentally friendlier way to continue exploiting the fossil fuel.

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Arctic Blast Set to Spread Across the U.S. in Record Cold Snap

Snow cancelled some 1,000 flights at Chicago airports Monday as an arctic blast brings freezing temperatures to tens of millions of people across the U.S. this week.

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China Expected to Set Annual Cap on Coal Imports at 300 Tonnes, Industry Leader Says

Imports in final weeks of year likely to tail off after imports in first 10 months hit 276 million tonnes.

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Feature: Africa Stands by Fossil Fuels Push to Underpin Growth

Africa and its upstream operators show no signs of tempering their quest for oil and coal despite growing pressure over climate change and a wider industry shift towards more costly renewables and lower-carbon natural gas.

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CoalZoom Launches Campaign Called Saving US Coal

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, CoalZoom is today launching a campaign called “Saving US Coal“.

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Iconic Coal Leader, Bobby Brown, Passes

Bobby Ray Brown, whose signature always read ‘B.R. Brown’ was President, and later Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy, then known as Consolidation Coal Company, from 1978 to 1998.

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Attorneys: Murray Energy Bankruptcy Process Will Be Complicated

There are many potential paths through the bankruptcy process, and attorneys who are following Murray Energy’s filing for Chapter 11 protection say it is too early to predict how details of the case will unfold.

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Epiroc Releases Guide for Surface Mining, Quarrying and Constrction Drilling

Epiroc has published a guide which it says offers information on surface drill rigs, geology, automation and rock drilling principles.

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Reclamation Green Forests Work, a Nonprofit, is Working With a Team of Experts to Restore Forests Throughout Appalachia

Experts say land in places like the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia is now considered “unproductive” because of coal mining activities.

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Beijing Agrees to Turn Thar Coal Into Diesel, Gas Under CPEC

Beijing has agreed in principle to include the most strategic project of turning Thar coal into diesel and gas under CPEC umbrella and to this effect, it will first provide financing for feasibility study prior to launching the project of paramount import

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Two Coal Ships Loaded at Dominion Terminal in Week Ended November 8; One More at Pier

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 89,038 st of coal on two coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week ended November 8, down from five that departed with 317,472 st a week earlier, company data showed Friday.

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Federal Judge Blocks The West Elk Coal Mine Expansion After Environmental Groups Sue

A federal judge has blocked the expansion of a large coal mine in western Colorado after several environmental groups sued.

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Editorial: McConnell's Panic May Help West Virginia, Kentucky Coal Workers

Editorial featured in West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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Mine Rescue Contests Sharpen Skills

Mine Rescue Day is on October 30. The International Mines Rescue Competition will be held in Beckley, West Virginia next September.

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India Changes Track to Focus on Coal Contracts, Instead of Buying Mines

The Indian government will now prioritize getting contracts for coking coal imports at competitive prices instead of trying to buy coal mines, as it was planning earlier.

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Wind Turbine Waste

The answer to our energy challenges is not blowing in the wind.

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Foresight Energy LP Announces Suspension of Trading and Commencement of NYSE Delisting Procedures Due to Low Stock Price

NYSE has determined that Foresight's common units were no longer suitable for listing on the NYSE based on “abnormally low” trading price levels.

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China's Jan-Oct Coal Imports Rise 10% on Year to 276 Mil MT, Near 2018 Total

China imported 276.24 million mt of coal over January-October, up 9.6% year on year and closing in on its 2018 full year import volume of 281 million mt, preliminary General Administration of Customs data released Friday showed.

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Coal Company Backed by Bankrupt Murray Is Losing Its Listing

Foresight Energy LP, the coal company backed by bankrupt Murray Energy Corp., has been told by the New York Stock Exchange that it’s facing a delisting.

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Court Halts Mine Expansion Over Methane Flaring Issue

A judge has halted an expansion of underground coal mining in the North Fork Valley over the federal government's failure to consider requiring flaring of the methane that would be produced, which would reduce greenhouse gas impacts.

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Portal 31: How A Closed Mine Opened New Prospects For One Coal Town

Portal 31 first opened in 1917. A subsidiary of U.S. Steel operated the mine and built the nearby community of Lynch, Kentucky which was at the time the world’s largest coal camp.

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Russian Sibanthracite to Boost Export Capacity to Meet Growing Asian Coal Demand

Russian Sibanthracite Group is looking to replace Australian coal as it boosts its export infrastructure to meet growing coal demand inAsia, an executive said Friday.

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Gas Market Rally Prompts Switching in Central US Generation Stack

The precipitous rise in US natural gas prices over the past two weeks is already prompting gas-to-coal switching -- a change that, if enduring, could significantly lower power burns this winter.

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Powder River Basin Coal Production Hits 20-Year Low

After a searing summer for Wyoming's coal country, new federal production data paints a troubling economic outlook for the Powder River Basin.

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UMWA President Cecil Roberts to Meet With Murray Miners to Prepare Them for Bankruptcy Fallout

Roberts said one of the first things to change will be the union’s contract with Murray and health care benefits. Roberts said Murray will hire financial advisors, like other coal companies have, to help it through bankruptcy.

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DMME and MSHA Celebrate 6th Annual Mine Rescue Day

The first Mine Rescue Day was held in Pennsylvania in 1911 to recognize those who risk their lives to save those working in underground mines.

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BHP's Australian Shareholders Vote to Stay in Coal Lobby Groups

Australian shareholders at BHP have voted against a plan that would have seen the global miner leave lobby groups that promote policies at odds with the goals of the Paris climate accord.

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US Coking Coal Faces Pressure to Cover IMO 2020 Costs

Weakness in the European steel markets amid capacity cuts or closures taking place in the fourth quarter by ArcelorMittal in Italy, Salzgitter in Germany and SSAB in Sweden are expected to further push US coking coal producers towards Asia-Pacific buyers.

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Contura Announces Executive Leadership Changes

On November 15, 2019, Kevin Stanley, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, and Scott Kreutzer, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, will leave their positions at the company.

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US Met Coal Exporters Lean to Asia as EU Flags

US coking coal exporters continue to lean more heavily toward Asian markets in an attempt to offset flagging European demand, while Turkey and Brazil also struggle to provide much uplift.

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Virginia Receives 18 Applications for Mine Reclamation Funds

Communities across Southwest Virginia are setting their sights on outdoor recreation, agriculture and broadband internet expansion as some of the ways former coal mining sites could be cleaned up and transformed for economic development opportunities.

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President Trump Nominates Dan Brouillette to be United States Secretary of Energy

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. Brouillette, current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace sitting Secretary Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Natural Resource Partners Sees Tough Coal Conditions Ahead

Natural Resource Partners expects a rough road ahead on challenging metallurgical and thermal coal market conditions and after bankruptcies from four of its lessees this year, with a fifth expected to follow soon.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 7, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending November 2, 2019.

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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million For New Grid Modernization Lab Call Projects

This funding aims to strengthen, transform, and improve the resilience of energy infrastructure to ensure the nation’s access to reliable and secure sources of energy now and in the future.

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American Resources Boosts Production Efficiencies as it Integrates Perry County, Kentucky Resources

American Resources Corporation said Thursday that it is executing on improving production efficiencies and integrating its newly acquired operating subsidiary Perry County Resources into its existing platform.

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Mining Illinois: Is It Time Up For Coal Mining?

The Illinois coal basin is one of the oldest and most productive in the US, but as the coal market continues to slump, and new mine closures are being announced, many are beginning to wonder, can the industry overcome this latest challenge?

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Capital Lending to Gas Industry Imperilled by Energy Transition

The gas industry has traditionally been a popular target for investment and funding given the relatively high returns from upstream projects, but the ongoing energy transition toward a lower-carbon energy sector is seeing a rapid shift in mood.

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Australia's South32 Exits Thermal Coal With South African Assets Sale

Under the deal, South32 will receive 49% of the cash flow generated by South Africa Energy Coal division, with payments capped at 1.5 billion rand per year, starting from the completion of the deal to March 2024.

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Despite Bankruptcy And Illness, Bob Murray Remains A Loud Voice For Coal

The man most closely linked to President Trump's push to make coal great again — and the head of the country's largest privately owned coal mining company — is now the latest to reckon with the industry's decline.

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U.S. Department of Labor Determines No U.S. Mining Operations Met Pattern of Violations Criteria for 5th Consecutive Year

The screening period started on September 1, 2018, and ended on August 31, 2019.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operating Results

For the quarter, the Partnership reported a net loss of $51.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA of ($5.8) million, compared to a net loss of $4.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.2 million in the third quarter of 2018.

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Ramaco's 2020 Met Coal Prices Trend Lower

Met coal producer Ramaco has locked in much of its 2020 production at lower prices than it has received in 2019 because the committed volumes are mainly from its lower-quality portfolio.

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Major Breakthrough for Coal Miner Pension Protection

It appears the sun is shining on the coal industry, with the announcement of an agreement on a bill in Congress to rescue pensions for 100-thousand coal miners, retirees and widows.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2019

Corsa reported net and comprehensive income from continuing operations of $1.0 million , or $0.01 per share attributable to shareholders, for the third quarter 2019.

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Fuel (In)Security

The nation’s reliance on just-in-time fuel sources has never been greater.

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Manchin Urges McConnell to Put Forward Pension Legislation Following Health Care Notices

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is again urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to put forward legislation to protect miners’ pensions up for a vote.

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As the Coal Industry Shrinks, Miners Deserve a Just Transition – Here’s What It Should Include

There is no single definition of a just transition, but in the coal context it generally means finding alternative ways to support struggling communities that are losing their traditional livelihoods.

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IMARC Showcasing Victoria Above and Below Ground

Over 7,000 delegates from more than 80 countries attended last week’s International Mining and Resources Conference. IMARC showcases all that Victoria has to offer the mining and resources sector – above and below the ground.

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Xinhua Silk Road: New Coal Mining Technology Highlights China Coal & Mining Expo 2019

An intelligent coal mining technology developed by Shendong Coal Group Ltd., has highlighted the 18th China Coal & Mining Expo which was held in Beijing on October 30.

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Fracking Pioneer Chesapeak Energy is Drowning in Debt

Chesapeake Energy helped pioneer America's shale natural gas revolution. Now, the company is warning that it may not survive the era of cheap gas it helped to usher in.

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Seaborne Thermal Coal Trade to Hit 1 Billion MT in 2019 as New Growth Areas Emerge

A tenuous supply and demand balance is expected in the global seaborne thermal coal market in 2020 as trade dynamics shift and new growth areas emerge, speakers at the CoalTrans Conference in Vietnam said Tuesday.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Ramaco's strong balance sheet, low liabilities, and low-cost mine profile position us well to withstand and opportunistically take advantage of current market weakness. Our strategy of prudent production growth remains intact.

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SunCoke Energy, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

"In the third quarter, cokemaking operations performed at a high level and delivered excellent results, partially driven by the success of our oven rebuild program at Indiana Harbor," said Mike Rippey, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunCoke Ener

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Bob Murray: The Last Coal Baron

Is the age of the coal baron over? Bob Murray has earned his spot on the "Mount Rushmore of Appalachian coal," historian Chuck Keeney said.

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CONSOL Energy Q3 Coal Production Hits New High

CONSOL Energy's coal production volumes hit a record of 6.5 million st for the third quarter, up from 6.4 million st in the year-ago quarter, despite a roof fall, equipment breakdowns and geological-related issues, the company said Tuesday.

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11,000 Scientists From Around the World Unite to Declare Global Climate Emergency

More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have come together to declare a climate emergency and create a six-step plan to help humanity mitigate the effects of man-made global warming.

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Colorado Legislative Update: Sales Tax Exemption Legislation Affecting Mining Industry

This exemption is of significant financial benefit to companies involved in mining in the State.

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Adieu

On Monday the United States formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the ill-conceived Paris climate agreement.

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Energy Department Announces $4 Million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $4 million for new projects to support manufacturers in improving energy efficiency, increasing productivity, and accelerating manufacturing innovation.

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Six Coal Carriers Depart From Baltimore in Week Ended November 3

Six laden coal carriers departed from Baltimore in the week ended November 3, up from three a week earlier, according to cFlow, Platts trade flow software.

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Staying in Paris Agreement Would Have Cost Families $20K

The U.S. just took a new, major step to leaving the Paris Agreement, a climate change deal between several countries.

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Eminent Mining Engineer, and Former Head of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Tom Falkie, Passes

Eminent mining engineer and former Director of the Bureau of mines, Thomas Falkie, passed away peacefully in Newtown Square on Friday, November 1, 2019.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2019

"The third quarter is typically our weakest quarter of the year; however, I am pleased to announce that the PAMC delivered record third quarter production this year," said Jimmy Brock, CEO of CONSOL Coal Resources GP LLC.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2019

"The third quarter is typically our weakest quarter of the year; however, I am pleased to announce that the PAMC delivered record third quarter production this year," said Jimmy Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc.

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Things You Should Know About Murray

I like Bob Murray. I respect him, too, even though in today’s politically correct climate, he has three strikes against him. He’s an old white male who runs a coal company and has supported Donald Trump.

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Bankrupt Giants Hand Unwanted Coal Mines to Unknown Firms

For years, the coal companies operating on the high plains here were among the best known in the world: Peabody Energy Corp., Rio Tinto, Arch Coal Inc. But as the coal industry contracts, the former giants are being replaced by a different brand of mining

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Coal Miner Sues Caterpillar, Other Mining Equipment Manufacturers Over Pneumoconiosis Diagnosis

A former West Virginia Part 90 coal miner is suing Caterpillar, two mining companies and other equipment manufacturers claiming they are liable for his pneumoconiosis diagnosis.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 4, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 1, 2019.

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Jim Justice Coal Company Wants Another Day in Court to Argue Against $35 Million Penalty

Lawyers for a company owned by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and his family are trying to fight a $35 million ruling in federal court.

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Report Looks at Redeveloping Coal Sites

A newly released report suggests that former coal sites could play a critical role in future economic development across Central Appalachia, including in Southwest Virginia.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Financial Results Comparing With Arch Coal Inc.

We are comparing CONSOL Coal Resources LP and Arch Coal Inc. on their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

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Ex-Coal Boss Blankenship Files for White House Run

Don Blankenship, who spent a year in a federal prison over safety violations after 29 workers died in an explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s West Virginia mine in 2010, has filed paperwork to seek the U.S. presidency in 2020 as a third-party candidate.

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Warrior Met Coal Alabama Firm Doing Well But The Media Does Not Talk About That

Warrior Met Coal of Alabama is a firm that’s doing well. So well, the media doesn’t report about it in the latest coal news.

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CSIRO 3D Laser Scanner Invention Set to Revolutionize Mining, Industry Says

Called the ExScan, the device is set to revolutionize the industry, allowing miners to leave the coal face and manage longwall operations remotely from a control centre above ground.

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Cutting-Edge Research Gives Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology a Competitive Advantage

The mining sector has been a pioneer in the use of digital, autonomous and remotely controlled systems. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is the leading global provider of mining and excavation equipment and services.

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Communities Mark Murray's

As Robert E. Murray and Murray Energy begin to navigate the bankruptcy process, leaders of communities and organizations that have benefited from his philanthropy over the years are reflecting on his contributions.

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Flexco Growing its US Footrpint

Flexco is planning an expanded presence at its second location in Walker, Michigan, that will permit greater flexibility for the support of a larger range of products as well as increased staff support.

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Marc Morano Slams Climate Myths at Pennyslvania State House

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that he wants his state to join a nine state cap and trade plan called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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West Virginia Senator Fights for Bill to Save Miner Pensions

Pensions for 82,000 U.S. miners are at stake as another domino falls in the coal industry.

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DEP Announces $25 Million Available for Mine Reclamation Projects Involving Economic Development

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are accepting applications for funding for environmental cleanup projects "focused on economic development or community revitalization project proposals" on abandoned mine lands.

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NETL's Coal-Derived Additive Enables Stronger and More Durable Cement at Reduced Cost

In an effort that could ultimately help create new jobs and markets for coal, NETL researchers have developed a low cost, coal-derived cement additive that could lead to the construction of stronger and more durable roads and buildings.

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First UK Deep Coal Mine in Decades to go Ahead

Plans for the UK's first deep coal mine in decades will go ahead after the government decided not to intervene.

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Fracking Halted in England in Major Government U-Turn

Ministers also warned shale gas companies it would not support future fracking projects, in a crushing blow to companies that had been hoping to capitalize on one of the new frontiers of growth in the fossil fuel industry.

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Powder River Basin Q3 Coal Production Totals 80 Million Short Tons, Up 12% on Quarter

Coal production in the Powder River Basin totaled about 80 million st in the third quarter, up 12% from the previous quarter and down 4.7% from the year-ago quarter, Mine Health and Safety Administration data showed Friday.

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Trio of Dems Ask Trump's Coal-Linked UN Ambassador to Recuse From Paris Climate Dealings

A letter to Kelly Craft questions if she has too many conflicts of interest to be involved given her financial and personal ties to the industry.

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Spain Offers to Host COP25 Climate Talks in Madrid After Chile Bows Out

"Spain believe that multilateral climate action is a priority for both the UN and the EU, and one which demands the highest commitment from all of us," Spain's statement said, according to The Guardian.

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Iron Ore Prices to be Quite a Bit Lower Next Year; Steel to Moderate

Prices for iron ore should be "quite a bit lower next year" while met coal could rise and steel pricing will moderate but not collapse, Tracy Liao, research analyst.

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Despite Country's Largest Privately Held Coal Company Filing for Bankruptcy, Utah Coal Holding On

The largest private coal company in the country, Murray Energy Corporation, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, leaving workers at its 15 active mines across the country — including one in Utah — wondering how the move will affect their livelihoods.

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England: Cumbria Confirms Coal Mine Plans Despite Net Zero Target

In North West England, Cumbria County Council has ratified a controversial decision to approve a metallurgical coal mine despite opposition from local climate campaigners and an intervention from TV naturalist David Attenborough.

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Murray Energy Exhausted Alternatives, Joined Coal Peers in Bankruptcy Filing

Despite its efforts to avoid what its founder once called the "bankruptcy sewer," Murray Energy Corp.'s parent Murray Energy Holdings Co. followed the path blazed by many of its peers with an Oct. 29 petition for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

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Former Coal Executive Don Blankenship Files for Third-Party Presidential Bid

Blankenship, who also unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in West Virginia last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission announcing he would be a presidential candidate for the Constitution Party.

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Murray Energy Asks Court to Reject Export Contract With Convent Marine Terminal

Murray Energy has asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to reject a contract with a marine terminal in Louisiana that facilitates exporting the company's coal abroad.

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Eriez® Announces Major Expansion of Its Wager Road Plant in Erie, Pennsylvania

The company says the expansion will support strategic growth initiatives for repair, testing and global research and development activities.

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Australian Prime Minister Slams Environmental Groups Targeting Businesses With Selfish Secondary Boycotts

The Prime Minister has railed against "progressives", accusing them of denying people's liberties in a speech that slammed environmentalists for targeting businesses that invest in non-renewable industries.

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Poland Pushing Back Against EU Goal to End Coal-Fired Generation

Poland’s stance is in contrast to other EU-member nations, such as Germany, Spain, and the UK, all of which have plans in place to eliminate coal-fired power generation in the next few years.

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Paringa Resources Optimistic About Illinois Basin Coal Operations Following Recent Consolidation

Paringa Resources remains optimistic about its Illinois Basin operations given recent consolidation, the coal producer's third-quarter earnings report said Thursday.

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Court Sides With Ramaco in Efforts to Open Coal Mine

A Wyoming coal company moved one step closer to realizing its goal: opening up the first state-permitted coal mine in nearly half a century.

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Four Inducted Into the National Mining Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees were selected by the National Mining Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors for being determined, forward-thinking innovators, doers and leaders who have propelled the industry toward vastly improved safety and social responsibility.

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EPA Set to Roll Back Rules to Control Toxic Ash From Coal Plants

The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation meant to limit the leaching of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury into water supplies from the ash of coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the pla

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Sandvik Launches DS512i Rock Bolter

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology launches its new bolter for 5m x 5m size headings combining a safe, ergonomic working environment with high levels of performance.

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China's Recycling Body Backs Scrap Route to Steelmaking Citing Green Benefits

The Chinese industry body for scrap metal recycling on Wednesday gave its endorsement to the scrap route to steelmaking, saying how its use over the longer-term was indispensable in light of the country's increasing emphasis on environmental protection.

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