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US Utilities Appear Unconcerned as Coal Stockpiles Decline

Utility coal stockpiles are trending lower, but fuel buyers are not in rush to rebuild, as changing market dynamics continue to reshape what normal inventories are, said a noted coal analyst Monday.

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Arch Coal, Inc. Announces Successful Repricing and Amendment to Credit Agreement

"We are pleased to have completed this amendment, which further improves our capital structure and marks the company's second successful refinancing this year," said John T. Drexler, Arch's chief financial officer.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 25, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 22, 2017.

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Wonderful Experience at Recent Coal Show

Recent Letter to the Editor featured in West Virginia's Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Hints Trump Has Plans For West Virginia

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said there are actions brewing nationally that could benefit West Virginia, and he believes his personal relationship with President Donald Trump could prove beneficial to the Mountain State in the coming months.

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US DOE to Award $36 Million Toward Carbon Capture Research

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Friday launched a federal program that will provide $36 million in financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies.

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Warmed Again By Coal

It’s not quite a “so long, solar” moment, but common sense on energy is clearly making a comeback, summed up in the headline in The New York Times, “Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands.”

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McDowell County, West Virginia Mine Rescue Team Earns First Place in National Competition

The Southern Pocahontas Mine Rescue Team located in Welch, West Virginia finished first during the National Mine Rescue Contest’s first day, Trainer Donnie Coleman said.

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Missouri Labor Leader Impressed With Missouri S&T's Mine Competition

The director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Anna Hui, spent Tuesday morning in Rolla at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Experimental Mine.

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Drop in PRB Loadings Pushes Down US Coal Train Totals

US coal train loadings volumes fell for the fourth straight week behind weakening in the Powder River Basin.

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UMWA Meets With MSHA Chief Nominee

United Mine Workers Union President Cecil Roberts says union officials met last week with President Donald Trump’s nominee to head up the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, David Zatezalo.

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Caterpillar and Fortescue Moving Forward with Expansion of Autonomous Truck Fleet in Australia

Caterpillar and Fortescue Metals Group have reached agreement for the expansion of Cat® Command for Hauling at Fortescue’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Mine Repair Company Says Coal Industry Rebound Leading to New Jobs

“We’ve always done annual job fairs, however our industry is booming right now. We’re absolutely expanding. We’re growing at a rapid rate,” said Dustin Armstrong of GMS Mining.

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Don't Count Out Coal

Soaring energy costs and persistent drought conditions are quickly becoming a way of life for households across Queensland, Australia but is an immediate switch to renewable energy the answer?

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Can China Help With West Virginia Coal?

The United States is falling behind China when it comes to clean coal advances. Ninety coal-fired power plants in China today operate at an “ultra-supercritical” level similar to Waigaoqiao No. 3. In the U.S., there is just one.

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Native Grasses Look Promising on Strip-Mine Land

Insects hummed. Tiny saplings sprouted toward the sky. A flat, browning landscape surrounded the oasis, where switchgrass stood tall and bright yellow wildflowers brought smiles to the environmental specialists surveying the scene.

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Coal Will Be King Again - For A While

Coal’s price performance this year has outpaced that of archrival natural gas, and it’s on track to reclaim the top spot in electrical generation before long.

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Armstrong Coal in Financial Trouble

Armstrong Energy Inc., owner of Madisonville-based Armstrong Coal, may be filing for bankruptcy protection in the near future.

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There's a Surprising Winner From China's Ban on North Korean Coal

There is a surprising potential winner from China's ban on North Korean coal: Mongolian coal exporters.

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EPA Head Met With a Mining CEO - And Then Pushed Forward a Controversial Mining Project

The meeting between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Tom Collier, CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership, took place on May 1, Collier and his staff confirmed in an interview with CNN.

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China's National Development and Reform Commission Says Coal Mines Must Not Close to Avoid Inspections

In a statement on its website, China's National Development and Reform Commission also said railway and shipping companies must make coal transport a priority, especially to power plants in the country's northeast where stockpiles are low.

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Lawmakers Running Into Skeptics in Push for Clean Coal

Some call it a dying industry, but there are lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are trying to keep it alive. Senators introduced legislation pushing for "clean coal" by getting industry leaders to cut down on carbon emissions

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Striking Coal Workers Could Risk Power Shortage Chaos in Australia

Union workers are threatening to plunge Australia's east coast into a power crisis and leave families struggling to turn their lights on after ramping up strikes across coal mines in Queensland and New South Wales.

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Clean Coal Crusade Claims Minerals Council CEO Brendan Pearson

The Minerals Council of Australia's no holds barred campaign for new coal power stations to be built in Australia has triggered the early departure of the lobby's chief executive Brendan Pearson after BHP Billiton put its membership up for review.

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Caterpillar's New CEO Has a Strategy That Can Be Summed Up In One Word

Scorched by an epic downturn, Caterpillar is treading cautiously under a new CEO who seems determined to avoid his predecessor's mistakes.

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Rio Tinto Unveils New $2.5 Billion Share Buy-Back to Return Coal & Allied Industries Ltd Sale Proceeds to Shareholders

The capital return program will be executed through a combination of an off-market buy-back tender, targeting A$700 million (approximately $560 million) of Rio Tinto Limited shares.

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Danny Knott's Mission to Keep Miners Safe

Danny Knott has seen a lot of changes in the coal mining industry since he first went underground at Island Creek's Crescent mine in 1975.

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HBO Asks West Virginia Judge to Dismiss Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Show

The fight continues for HBO, defending a defamation lawsuit from Robert Murray and his coal companies over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

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Developer of Rare New U.S. Coal Mine to Seek Listing Next Year

Australia’s Paringa Resources Ltd., which is building a rare new coal mine in western Kentucky that’ll serve power plants, is looking to raise fresh money from investors as part of a push to take market share from U.S. miners.

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Trump Fills Four of Five Vacancies on Tennessee Valley Authority Board

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated four new members for the the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, filling all but one of the vacancies on the nine-member governing board for America's biggest publicly owned utility.

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Pennsylvania Companies Mining More Coal

Pennsylvania coal companies continued to mine more coal in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

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Hope on Horizon For Mothballed Coal Project

A Queensland, Australia-based company has confirmed it has made an offer to global energy giant Peabody Energy to purchase one of its mines in the region.

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German Election: Coal, Carbon, Conditions in Focus for Power Market

A range of energy issues has been debated in campaigning ahead of the German elections this Sunday, but frustratingly little detail on the key challenge facing the next administration: how to hit ambitious 2020 CO2 reduction targets.

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WCA Case Study: Shenhua Group

The World Coal Association has published today a new case study from the Shenhua Group looking at how the company has researched and developed ultra-low non-CO2 emissions technology for its coal-fuelled power plants.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 21, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 16, 2017.

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Coal CEO Says Trump Made New Mine Possible

Paringa Resources is taking the rare step of building a new coal mine in the U.S., as the Trump administration rolls back regulations on the struggling industry.

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Specialty Coal Plates Popular in Many Regions

The specialty license plates are many and varied in most states, and some of them get much more support than others. “Friends of Coal” is highly popular in the Blue Grass State of Kentucky and is featured by nearby states.

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Coal Scrip Enthusiasts Welcome

Scrip enthusiasts are invited to Pine Mountain State Resort Park at Pineville, Kentucky on September 23 for the annual convention of the National Scrip Collectors Association.

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New Events Chief at Women in Mining UK

Louise Mason-Rutherford from Citigate Dewe Rogerson will run Women in Mining UK's events team.

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The Women Miners in Pants Who Shocked Victorian Britain

Women miners had few options when it came to clothing: flimsier, cooler clothing, which revealed the contours of their body, were seen as “an invitation to promiscuity.”

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Martin Engineering Announces Program Supporting Susan G. Komen ® to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Martin Engineering has manufactured a special series of its Cougar ® brand DC truck vibrators in the traditional pink color, and will donate $50 for each one of the limited edition units sold throughout the month.

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Morgantown, West Virginia Coal Operator Laurita Indicted in Alleged Campaign Finance Scheme

The crimes are alleged to have occurred from March 2010 to July 2013, according to the indictment and a statement from the Justice Department.

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Veteran Promoter Ready To Get New West Virginia Strip Up And Running

Pending negotiations that are ongoing this week, West Virginia could be home to a sanctioned drag strip again as early as March of next year.

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Is India Ready to Fully Fund Carbon Capture Technology?

India is taking a bold and promising first step to CCS deployment by acknowledging that the technology will play a vital role in its energy and industrial sectors by delivering near-zero emissions.

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German Election Implications on Energy Sectors

Campaigning ahead of the German elections on Sunday is entering its final days, with energy issues ranging from coal plant closures to the debate about diesel cars.

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Trial Delayed for Man Charged in Killing of Coal Executive

A judge has delayed the trial for one of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a former coal executive in southern West Virginia.

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All the News Not Fit to Print

In what has now become weekly anti-coal tirades, the New York Times picks up where the prior administration’s regulators left off, building a campaign against coal.

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Senators Propose to Lock-in America’s Growing Dependence on Foreign Imports of Metals and Minerals with Reintroduction of Damaging Mining Legislation

The recently re-introduced ‘Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act’ will lock-in and accelerate America’s growing dependence on foreign imports of metals and minerals.

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Scientists Concede Climate Models Wrong

In a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, a group of scientists concede that climate computer models have been projecting warmer temperatures than observations show for decades.

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Fossil Fuels Account for 77% of World Energy Use in 2040

Fossil fuels are expected to account for 77% of energy use in 2040, with natural gas rising considerably as the fastest growing fossil fuel.

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BHP Spells Out Climate Change Disagreements With Minerals Council

BHP Billiton has officially split from the Minerals Council of Australia’s climate change position, with the big miner renewing calls for a Clean Energy Target and stressing emissions reduction is critical to any solution to Australia’s power crisis.

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Caterpillar Advances Mining Technology Strategy

Caterpillar is in its third decade of mining technology development, and the pace continues to quicken as both technology and mining management practices evolve.

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Critical Review: Westmoreland Coal and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. and Westmoreland Coal are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment?

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ERP Issues Layoffs at West Virginia's Federal No. 2 Mine Ahead of Possible Idling

ERP Compliant Fuels has begun layoffs at the longwall Federal No 2 coal mine in West Virginia as it grapples with geological challenges that could result in the facility being idled. Market conditions would also play a role.

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Coal Boss Calls for Investment Policy

Getting a balanced, bipartisan deal is the key to a long-term energy policy in Australia, says the World Coal Association.

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Canada's Ram River Coal Corp Announces Appointment of Mr. Joseph Carrabba as President and CEO

Mr. Carrabba replaces Mr. William Lamb who has been appointed to serve the Company as Executive Chairman of the Board.

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China Set for World's Largest Clean Coal Power System by 2020

Since 2014, the coal-fired power sector has been renovating facilities to reduce emissions and save energy.

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Group Credits Lawmakers for Coal Uptick

According to a recent report by West Virginia University, the Mountain State Business Index rose 0.3 of a percent in August, marking the index's 11th month-to-month gain over the past 13 months.

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Alliance Resource Partners: A Company Overview - Part 2

Alliance Resource Partners operates three underground mining complexes in the Appalachia region in eastern Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia.

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Wall Street Journal Gets It Wrong - Trump Still Out of Paris

“We are withdrawing, and we made that as clear as it can be. I don’t know how to say it any more clearly,” White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said. The confusion was sparked by a Wall Street Journal report claiming Trump would not withdraw.

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Energy Department Invests Up To $50 Million To Improve The Resilience And Security Of The Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure

DOE is announcing awards of up to $50 million to National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the resilience of the Nation’s critical energy infrastructure.

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India's Coal Supply to Power Plants Will Be Normal From Early October

India's Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today assured that power plants will get adequate coal supplies by the end of the month or early October as the government is taking urgent measures to resolve the supply issues.

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India's Steel Ministry Focuses on Converting Thermal Coal Into Coking

Innovation has shown thermal coal can be used as coking coal.

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BHP's Shareholders to Vote Whether Firm Should Leave Australia's Top Mining

The motions, put forward by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, argue that BHP should terminate paid annual membership in any industry groups whose views on climate change and energy policy conflict with the company's own views.

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World Reliance on Coal Will Last For Decades, Report Finds

Renewable energy, gas and ­nuclear power will be the world’s fastest growing forms of energy up to 2040 but fossil fuels, led by coal, will continue to be the backbone of electricity production for decades to come.

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New Task Force Studying Ways To Keep Illinois Coal In Illinois

Not many coal-fired power plants in Illinois use coal mined in the state, but a new task force is studying ways to increase the use of home-mined coal in Illinois.

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Alliance Resource Partners: A Company Overview - Part 1

Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) is a diversified coal producer operating in the Eastern United States. It started mining operations in 1971 and is currently headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Mining Suppliers Trade Association Offers New Branding, Renewed Focus

Formerly known as the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export – (CAMESE), the association has rebranded with a new look and a host of new services to support members of the mining supply and service industry.

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Pennsylvania Permitting Delay Prompts CONSOL to Change Bailey Mine Plan

The company expects the longwall move to last about four weeks and is implementing several measures to mitigate the production impact from this delay.

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The Myth That Climate Change Created Harvey, Irma

The IPCC reported in its most recent scientific assessment that “[n]o robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes … have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin."

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 18, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 15, 2017.

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Peabody Successfully Completes Credit Agreement Repricing Amendment

"Today's announcement reflects yet another positive step in further strengthening our capital structure and executing on the priorities we outlined in August," said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Amy Schwetz.

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Danny Knott Named to National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame

Madisonville (Kentucky) Community College Director of Mine Rescue Danny Knott was named to the National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame during the 2017 National Mine Rescue contest held in Beaver, West Virginia recently.

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Technology Increases Coal Production

Brian Lego, assistant professor at WVU's Bureau of Business and Economic Research, attributes coal productivity increases to technological advances and “capital investments” at the mines –most notably, the proliferation of longwall mining machines.

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Spanish Coal Groups Face Closure Within Weeks

Several Spanish coal companies could be forced to close in the coming weeks because of the lack of demand from domestic coal-fired plants, coal mining companies group Carbunion said in a statement Monday.

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GE Calls for Global Effort to Aid Coal Industry

A GE spokesman told the Ghana News Agency in London: “Access to affordable and reliable energy in developing countries is necessary to support their emerging economy, create jobs, and support the health and well-being of the people.”

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CNX Coal Resources Provides Update on the Bailey Mine Permit

NX Coal Resources LP announced today that the Pennsylvania DEP is requiring more time to evaluate the approval of the Bailey mine permit for the 4L panel, and as a result, the company has decided to move the longwall to another panel in order to resume op

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Bluefield Coal Show Vendors Say Business Much Better at This Year's Event

“There have been more customers today in the first hour than there were during the entire show in 2015,” said Scott Meade, with Phillips Machine Services, Thursday morning.

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Cat® 793F Mining Trucks Prove Performance in Tier 4 Configuration

The Tier 4 Final 793F successfully completed field validation, with all of the pilot machines exceeding requirements.

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Larksville, Pennsylvania Official Wants Borough to Better Honor Coal Mining Heritage

Joe Gimble wants his lifelong hometown of Larksville, Pennsylvania to build a better monument to the borough’s anthracite heritage and those who toiled in the mines. He wants help from the public to make that happen.

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Coal Executives Plan Event at Trump's DC Hotel

Executives from the coal industry are planning to gather at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., in October for a private conference, according to a report from The Intercept.

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University of Wyoming: ‘Future of Coal’ Conference with Wyoming, Japanese Officials Sept. 21-22 in Gillette

Topics scheduled for discussion are areas of potential collaboration between Wyoming and Japan Coal Energy Center in the areas of coal trade and exports; economic development; clean-coal solutions; and carbon capture, utilization and storage.

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EU’s Top Energy Official Claims Trump Has Decided Not To Pull Out Of The Paris Climate Deal

The Trump administration allegedly said Saturday the country is going to re-enter the Paris climate accord, according to the European Union’s top energy official.

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Ohio Coal Officials Join Trump Administration

The idea that the former president of the Ohio Coal Association is now lobbying Congress as an official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not sitting well with environmentalists, Dispatch Washington Bureau Chief Jack Torry notes.

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Pit Wheel Given Pride of Place to Celebrate Ashington, Northumberland, England's Mining Heritage

A monument celebrating a Northumberland, England town’s mining heritage has been unveiled.

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Tucson, Arizona Caterpillar Employees Help Develop Driverless Mining Trucks

Caterpillar Inc.’s Surface Mining and Technology Division headquarters celebrated its first year in downtown Tucson by giving administrative employees the chance to see what their research and development is helping create.

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Court Orders New Climate Impact Analysis for 4 Gigantic Coal Leases

A federal appeals court in Denver told the Bureau of Land Management on Friday that its analysis of the climate impacts of four gigantic coal leases was economically "irrational" and needs to be done over.

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EPA Reconsiders Obama-Era Rules On Coal Waste After Utility Companies Warn Of Plant Closures

The Environmental Protection Agency intends on targeting rules analysts estimate would cost power companies nearly $35 billion over two decades. It is not clear in what direction the agency will lean in its review.

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Trump Administration Looking To Help Out The Coal Industry In A Huge Way

The Trump administration is planning to pursue a less ambitious, more industry-friendly climate change rule for coal-fired power plants as it works to scrap the one written under former President Barack Obama.

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Hillary Clinton Says Coal Country Would’ve Voted For Ex-Con Energy CEO Over Her

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes an energy CEO who served a year in prison was popular in West Virginia than she was, according to a section from the Democrat’s recent book on the election.

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Court Rules on Wyoming Coal and Climate Change

A court has cast doubt on a longstanding U.S. government argument that blocking coal leasing won’t affect climate change because the coal would simply be mined elsewhere.

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Bluefield Coal Show Reflects Coal's Pulse

“It really did have a nice buzz and pulse,” said Josh Cline, president and CEO of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, the show’s host. “We had several vendors who were passing by the main booth and said it was the best show they have been to here.”

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Fires Back at West Virginia Delegation After Voting for MSHA Cuts

The measure, put forward by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., would have cut 10 percent from MSHA’s budget and workforce. It was rejected 238-178.

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Poll Shows Voters Want a Diverse U.S. Energy Grid to Minimize Disruptions from Disasters Such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

“With millions of Americans in the dark from Texas to Florida, the U.S. government and the American people acknowledge a need to do more to secure America’s energy grid,” said Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO.

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Pennsylvania’s Coal Production Is Up 20 Percent Since Obama Left Office

The state’s coal production for the year was up 20.4 percent from the same period last year as the industry continues a slow but noticeable increase in fortunes. National coal production, meanwhile, has also seen a dramatic improvement, the report notes.

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EPA Administrator Not Rushing His Climate Change Red Teams

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed a red team-blue team process that he says will open up a dialogue over the science behind global warming to see what is true and what is not.

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EPA to Reconsider Portions of the Obama-Era Coal Ash Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider portions of an Obama-era rule setting standards for the disposal of coal ash from power plants, the agency announced Thursday.

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Environmentalists Get Win in US Coal-Climate Change Lawsuit

Handing a major victory to environmentalists, a court cast doubt today on a longstanding U.S. government argument that blocking federal coal leasing won't affect climate change because the coal could simply be mined elsewhere.

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Coal Market Boom Casts Bullish Trajectory for Corsa as it Prowls for M&A Ops

Surprising as it may seem, coal demand is at an all-time high, with the current heydays spelling “good profits and rising margins” for several miners in this space, including US-focused Corsa Coal.

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Sandvik Adds New Intelligent Solution to its AutoMine Portfolio

The new AutoMine Tele-Remote provides functionality for smart teleoperation and monitoring of a single loader from the safety of a remote location.

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Volunteers Key to Bluefield Coal Show Success

Members of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce are quick to say the biennial Bluefield Coal Show would not be possible without volunteers.

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South Africa Puts Contentious Mining Charter on Hold

Mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday that he would not implement the new rules until a judgement had been handed down on a challenge brought by the Chamber of Mines, the body which represents the mining industry in South Africa.

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BHP Opens Coal Mine Integrated Remote Operating Center in Brisbane, Australia

BHP is now operating an integrated ­remote operating center that it says will drive lower costs across its suite of Queensland coking coalmines and its Mt Arthur thermal coalmine in New South Wales.

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Coal Seeks New Life as Carbon Fiber for Submarines

The 30-foot hull of an experimental mini-sub is helping to show how the U.S. may be able to redeploy the mountain of coal that power plants are no longer burning.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production report: September 14, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 9, 2017.

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Mine Expansion Project

In another welcomed boost to the coal industry, a large-scale two state mining project is taking shape.

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Trump’s EPA Delays An Obama-Era Rule Threatening More Coal Plant Closures

"Today’s final rule resets the clock for certain portions of the agency’s effluent guidelines for power plants, providing relief from the existing regulatory deadlines while the agency revisits some of the rule’s requirements," said EPA.

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Emerging Asian Economies Drive the Increase in World Energy Use From 2015 to 2040

World energy use increases from 575 quadrillion British thermal units in 2015 to 736 quadrillion Btu in 2040. The increase mainly occurs in the emerging economies of the world, driven by long-term growth in economies and populations.

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One Big, Bad Dozer Turns 40

Forty years ago this September, Caterpillar rolled off of its production lines 10 pilot models of the world’s largest, most powerful dozer, destined to leave a lasting legacy on the industry.

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West Virginia GOP Republicans Vote to Cut MSHA Budget

The amendment, proposed by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC failed on a vote of 178-238 on Wednesday night.

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22nd Biennial Bluefield Coal Show Kicks Off at the Brushfork Armory

“The coal show is meant for professionals in the industry to meet other professions and discuss what is going on,” he said. “It’s a way to get the message out to everyone so they can understand what is happening in the industry.”

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Mood Upbeat at Bluefield Coal Show

he 22nd biennial Bluefield Coal Show at the Brushfork Armory officially kicked off Wednesday morning, welcoming 195 exhibitors to the “coal show for coal people” and celebrating optimism amid a renewed growth in the market.

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NMA's Hal Quinn: Coal is Rebounding

“Recent federal policies under the last administration … with the regulatory burden penalized the coal industry and consumers,” he said. “Driving coal out of the market had little to do with emissions.”

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice: If Bond Passes, Highway Will Be Built

King Coal Highway “absolutely” will be built if the upcoming $1.6 billion bond referendum passes, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said Wednesday afternoon.

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National Event Puts Miners to the Test

Over 60 teams representing coal mines from all across the nation are participating in the 2017 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition this week at the National Mine, Health and Safety Academy in Beaver.

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Arch Coal, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Agreement with Monarch Alternative Capital

Under the terms of the stock repurchase agreement, Arch has agreed to repurchase from Monarch 750,000 shares of Arch's common stock at a purchase price of $74.33 per share, representing aggregate consideration of approximately $55.7 million.

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NMA's Hal Quinn: Coal is Rebounding

At the Bluefield Coal Show, special guest speaker Hal Quinn, president and CEO of NMA, said the industry has been subject to “disabling” federal policies over the last eight years, but that has changed with a new administration in Washington.

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Mining Simulation Center to be Celebrated

Tomorrow, Vincennes University in Indiana will host a grand opening ceremony for the school's Underground Mining Simulation Center in Gibson County.

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China Seeks to Boost Coal Industry

The State Council of China this week released a guideline report this week outlining its plans to boost the country’s largest coal region, the Shanxi Province, and promote it as a resources-based economy.

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India's Government Set to Auction Ten Mines

Breaking the 41-year-old stranglehold of state-owned Coal India Ltd, the government has decided to offer 10 mines for auction as a first step in opening up India’s commercial mining market for coal.

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Hillary Blames Obama’s ‘War On Coal’ For Her Unpopularity In Coal Country

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the Obama administration’s failure to squash the “war on coal” narrative as at least one reason she did so poorly in coal country in the 2016 election.

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Australian Newcastle Coal Prices Hit 2017 - High on Strong Asian Demand

Australian coal cargo prices for export from its Newcastle terminal hit a 2017-high of $103.5 per tonne at their last close, driven by strong Asian demand.

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How Alliance Resource Partners L.P. Makes Most of Its Money

Even though Alliance is in the same business as other miners that have struggled mightily as of late to compete against lower-priced natural gas and alternative power sources like solar and wind, it has managed to do better than most of its peers.

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U.S. Judge Cites Tribal Sovereignty in Dismissing Coal Lawsuit

A U.S. district judge cited tribal sovereignty in dismissing a lawsuit aimed at shutting down a coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine near the Arizona-New Mexico border.

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SME Webinar - Management of Explosion Risks in Underground Coal Mines with the use of Bag Barriers

On Wednesday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., SME will host a webinar. The topic of this webinar is Management of Explosion Risks in Underground Coal Mines with the Use of Bag Barriers.

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Indonesian Coal Association Supports Fixed Prices

At present, state electric company PLN and various independent power producers operate coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of around 30,000 megawatts, 55.6 percent of the national electricity generation.

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Thousands of Coal Industry Professionals Due in Bluefield, West Virginia Today

Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association, will deliver the keynote address this morning during a media appreciation breakfast. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the coal show will follow.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to Address Bluefield Coal Show

The Governor will address the Coal Show at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the big Food Tent beside the Armory. All exhibitors and attendees are invited to hear the Governor’s remarks.

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Weathering the Storms

For many everyday Americans, nature’s fury brings into sharp focus the practical question of what can be done to secure grid resilience.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA expects the share of U.S. total utility-scale electricity generation from natural gas to fall from an average of 34% in 2016 to about 31% in 2017 as a result of higher natural gas prices and increased generation from renewables and coal.

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Coal to Remain India's Mainstay Power Generation Fuel Until 2040

Coal will remain the mainstay fuel for power generation in India in the next two decades despite stiff competition from rapid capacity additions of renewable energy, an official at state-owned Coal India said Tuesday.

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Mongolia Ranks at Fourth With its Coal Exports

Today, 99 percent of Mongolian coal is being exported to China. In 2016, the coal import of China went up by 23 percent as the annual working days of local mines have been lowered from 365 to 276.

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National Mine Safety Competition Underway in Raleigh County, West Virginia

The facility, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, will see around 1,200 participants by Thursday in the 2017 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition.

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CNX Coal Cuts 303 Workers at Pennsylvania's Bailey Mine as it Awaits Permit Decision

CNX Coal has reduced the workforce at its Bailey Mine by 303 employees while it continues to wait for a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection decision on a longwall panel permit at the mine.

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Hillary Clinton Says ‘Putting Coal Out Of Business’ Remark Was Her Biggest ‘Regret’

The biggest regret former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had during the presidential campaign was telling blue collar people in Ohio that her presidency would put the coal industry out of business, according to an excerpt from her forthcoming book.

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Hal Quinn To Open Bluefield Coal Show Tomorrow

“The Bluefield Coal Show is opened by Hal Quinn, President of NMA, who addresses the Media Appreciation Breakfast with a Keynote Address entitled “A New Day for Coal”, which will be of very great interest to everyone,” said Bill Reid.

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Wyoming's Bridger Coal Company Seeks Exploration License

The Bridger Coal Company in Wyoming submitted a coal exploration license application to obtain coal structural and quality information on about 1,560 acres of public land northwest of the Jim Bridger Power Plant. The license would be for a two-year term.

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Rio Tinto Turns Attention to $2 Billion Queensland, Australia Coal Mine Sale

With Rio Tinto’s sale of the Coal & Allied business finalized, the mining giant can now turn its attention to the sale of its Hail Creek and Kestrel Coal mines in Queensland.

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Mining Union Blasts ‘Appalling’ New TV Ads By Criminal Coal Baron

The nation’s largest mining union, UMWA, is slamming a series of new TV advertisements by former Massey Energy executive Don Blankenship as his latest “appalling” attempt to skirt responsibility for the deaths of 29 West Virginia coal miners in 2010.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report September 11, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 8, 2017.

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Morien Announces the Commencement of the Washplant at Donkin Coal Mine

The capacity of the washplant is sufficient to process the permitted production at Donkin. Processed Donkin coal product can be sold either as a low ash, high-energy thermal coal and/or as a high quality metallurgical coal.

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Contura Announces Appointment of New Board Members

Contura Energy, Inc., a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced the appointment of Anthony Orlando and Michael Ward as new independent members of its Board of Directors.

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Momentum Building Up For a Global Coal Alliance, Says World Coal Association CEO.

Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s call for a worldwide coal alliance promoting sustainable use of the cheapest source of power over renewable energy which comes with hidden costs is gaining global support.

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China to Phase Out Fuel Cars in Favor

The country joins France and Britain in their plans to oust fuel cars, both of which announced goals in July to completely stop sales of gasoline and diesel automobiles by 2040 to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.

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MSHA Fatal Accident Report Posted - C K Coal Corporation - Mine No. 5

Fall of Roof - Underground - West Virginia. C K Coal Corporation - Mine No. 5. Accident occurred on February 23, 2017 and victim died on April 6, 2017. Fatality #5.

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Forest Service Backs Expansion of Colorado Coal Mine

The U.S. Forest Service is backing the expansion of Colorado's largest coal mine over the objections of environmentalists.

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Bluefield Coal Show Opens This Week With 200 Exhibitors

With 200 exhibitors, the Bluefield Coal Show opens on Wednesday morning when 6,000 mining professionals descend on Brushfork Armory – Civic Center, off US Route 52 North, 2 miles north of Bluefield, West Virginia.

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Coal Production Has More Positive Signs as Coal Show Nears

With the biennial Bluefield Coal Show now only two days away, anticipation is building for this all-important gathering of coal professionals from across the nation.

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51st Virginia Mining Institute's Safety Day Contest Held at Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Mining Institute held it's 51st VMI Safety Day Contest in Blacksburg, VA during week of August 7-10, 2017.

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Hackers Target US Energy Infrastructure

The cyber espionage group known as Dragonfly is launching cyber attacks on energy infrastructure in the United States and Europe, according to the software company Symantec.

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Coal Production on the Rise in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan

Coal output in Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan stood at 103, 385, 1.8 and 1.4 million tons respectively in 2016.

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Preparations Underway for 22nd Biennial Bluefield Coal Show

Brushfork Armory is already a busy place as crews have started setting up exhibits for the 22nd Biennial Bluefield Coal Show, which officially gets under way Wednesday.

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Bullitt Mine in Appalachia One of Two Potential Hydro Sites

The old Bullitt coal mine in Appalachia is one of two sites Dominion Energy will assess for their potential as pumped hydroelectric storage facilities, the utility announced Thursday.

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Community Prepares for Annual Equipment Shows

An Ohio community is preparing for an event unique to the area, showing off the power of the machines of old.

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Coalition’s Retreat Back to Coal-Fired Power Stations

In 2015 Australia’s businesses made the mistake of thinking the Coalition government was serious about tackling climate change, and solemnly lined up to support it.

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Fife Pays Tribute to Victims of 1967 East Wemyss Colliery Disaster

Fife, Scotland residents and politicians have marked the 50th anniversary of a colliery tragedy which killed nine men and caused economic devastation.

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DTEK For the First Eight Months Increased Coal Production by 13%

Coal mining enterprises of DTEK Energy in Jan-Aug 2017 increased production of the gas, the coal grade 13.2% compared to the same period last year to 15.2 million tonnes.

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Pennsylvania's Bailey Mine May Face Layoffs

CONSOL Energy notified about 300 employees at its Pennsylvania Bailey Mine that they may face layoffs Monday if the company fails to receive a permit by then to mine beneath Polen Run in Richhill Township.

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Russell County, Virginia Abandoned Mine Project Earns Federal Award

Tabbed as one of the single, worst mine related impacts to the Clinch, the Hurricane Fork site project has been honored with a 2017 Abandoned Mine Land Award from the U.S. Dept. of Interior's Office of Surface Mining and Enforcement.

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China Central Province to Shut Coal Mines Below 0.3 Mtpa

Henan province in central China pledged to close small coal mines with capacity below 0.3 Mtpa, as part of the efforts to step up eliminating backward capacity.

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King Coal Festival Schedule Released

The 45th annual King Coal Festival will run from Sept. 14-17 in Williamson, West Virginia. The Action in Mingo organization founded this popular festival back in 1972. The group thought it was a way of honoring the coal mining heritage in the Tug Valley a

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Heritage Open Day at National Coal Mining Museum for England

This year's Heritage Open Days takes place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September and the National Coal Mining Museum for England will once again allow access to visitors to see inside the Screens Building.

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Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. Announces Receipt of First Tranche of Revenue for WY Project License Fee

The project, announced June 15 at the Wyoming Mining Association annual conference, will be built by Kiewit Construction. Piper Jaffray has been engaged by WNEC to arrange financing for the first commercial scale facility.

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JENNMAR and Murray Energy Ink Life Cycle Management Approach

Both companies share similar principles and will work hand-in-hand to lower mining costs and drive product enhancements.

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DMME Receives Award for Environmental Excellence

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Hurricane Fork Gob Pile Project was awarded a 2017 Abandoned Mine Land Award from the Office of Surface Mining and Enforcement, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Interior.

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Technology Can Help Balance Global Energy Challenges

According to the International Energy Agency, coal will be the single largest source of electricity in 2040.

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Feds OK Expansion of Mine at Somerset

The proposed expansion of the West Elk Mine near Somerset won approval from the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday, giving Delta County officials cause to celebrate and sparking environmental organizations to dig in deeper against the mining plan.

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Mining Is Still Moving!

The second annual Move Mining competition is underway, and this year it’s twice the fun!

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MSHA Fatalgram Posted - Carter Roag Coal Company - Pleasant Hill Mine

On Friday, August 25, 2017, a 51-year-old mine examiner with 27 years of mining experience was killed when, near the transfer point with the No. 2 conveyor belt, he apparently lost his footing attempting to cross over the moving No. 1 conveyor belt.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: September 7, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 2, 2017.

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Mike Day Appointed President & CEO ArcelorMittal Mining, Princeton, West Virginia Division

“Taking up the role of CEO at ArcelorMittal Princeton is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to growing our metallurgical coal position in the US,” Day told CoalZoom.

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Hal Quinn to Speak on “A New Day for Coal” at Bluefield Coal Show

Also speaking are the Presidents of the Coal Associations of West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky. Bill Raney, Harry Childress, and Tyler White will talk about the state of the industry and give their predictions for the future.

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Mining Compliance Solutions at The Bluefield Coal Show 2017

Quaker Chemical Corporation will be showcasing how its DUSTGRIP® Dust Suppressants and MINETECH™ Ground Control Agents support a safer mining work environment and offer compliance solutions at the 2017 Bluefield Coal Show.

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Kentucky Power Credits Coal Plus Custom Contract Program for Increasing Coal Production

Kentucky Power launched the Coal Plus program earlier this year, which allowed it create custom contracts for coal businesses and helped boost coal production in eastern Kentucky, according to Kentucky Power.

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Include Coal in Energy Mix

Michigan will continue to need electricity produced at coal plants in the years ahead for a number of reasons.

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Mountain State Business Index: Continued Economic Growth in West Virginia, Thanks in Part to Coal, Oil and Gas

Economists at West Virginia University say West Virginia’s economy is continuing to improve, due in large part to the coal and oil and natural gas industries.

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WVU Economists See August Economic Gains From Coal

A West Virginia business index shows an upturn in August coal production and overall 2 percent improvement in the state's economy from a year ago when its recession ended.

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CNX Coal Resources and OMNIS to Develop First Solid Energy Refinery to Produce Clean Coal

CNX Coal Resources LP and OMNIS Bailey, LLC has announced a partnership to build a first-of-a-kind solid energy refinery. The refinery will be used for processing waste coal at CONSOL's Bailey Mine Complex and converting it into high-quality, Clean Carbo

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Project to Create Coal Jobs

A new coal mining project that straddles both Virginias could bring up to 250 jobs to the area after operations get under way.

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Coal Mining Exhibit Opens to Public at WVU's Watts Museum

A new exhibit inside the Watts Museum at WVU features the history of coal mining.

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American Resources Corporation Reduces Holding Costs at Knott County Coal LLC

Such reduction of costs is in line with the operational focus of the company, and doesn't reduce the company’s coal mining, coal processing, or transportation capabilities given the other company-owned coal preparation plants and rail loadouts.

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Montana Coal Industry, With Nowhere to Go but Up, Reports a Production Increase Over Last year

Coal production is running away from a historically bad 2016 — the nation’s lowest coal production year since 1978. But the first seven months of 2017 still trails 2015 production by about 6 million tons.

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Good News For Coal: Retired Coal Company Chairman Chosen To Lead Mine Safety Office

With the industry under siege from environmental activists, having someone of David Zatezalo's level in a high-profile position within the Trump Administration helps the coal industry better tell its story.

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ARC Announces Nearly $2 Million in Additional Power Investments in Central Appalachia

The awards were made through ARC’s POWER funded multi-agency strategy bringing federal resources directly to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain indu

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China Domestic Thermal Coal Supply Likely to Remain Tight Amid Safety Checks

China's supply of spot domestic thermal coal might remain constrained in the coming months due to mine safety checks and government policies, Citi analysts said in a note Tuesday.

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Berlin Needs to Halve Coal Capacity by 2030 to Meet Paris Goals

Germany would have to shut 25 gigawatts, half its current total coal-fired power station capacity, by 2030 to meet carbon-cutting targets it has committed to under the Paris Agreement.

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Coal India's 89 Ongoing Projects Facing Delays

Coal India has ambitious target of raising its annual production to 1 billion tonnes by 2020 from around 550 million tonnes at present.

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CNX Coal Resources and OMNIS to Develop First Solid Energy Refinery to Produce Clean Coal

A pilot plant was constructed at the Bailey Central Preparation Plant in May of this year to allow for optimization of the production process and commercial-scale testing of CCF by power plant customers.

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Peabody Announces $150 Million Term Loan Repayment And Launch Of Credit Agreement Amendment Process

There can be no assurance that Peabody will be successful in amending the terms of its Senior Secured Term Loan, including repricing its term loan, and any amendments are subject to market and other customary conditions.

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Historic Marker Honors Area’s Coal Mining Past

The families of coal miners in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania are honoring their past and looking towards their future with a new historic marker for the Huber Breaker.

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Bob Murray Encouraged Zatezalo to Seek Mine Safety Post

Zatezalo said that a number of coal industry contacts, including Murray, reached out to him, urging him to come out of retirement and apply for the post as assistant Secretary of Labor in charge of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Corsa Coal Appoints Kenneth J. Lund as General Counsel and Vice President, Administration

Mr. Lund has over 25 years of experience in the mining and metals industry.

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CONSOL Expects Coal, E&P Separation in Fourth Quarter

Consol Energy Inc. on Tuesday said it plans to execute the separation of its coal and E&P businesses at the “earliest possible time,” expected to occur in the fourth quarter.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: September 5, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 1, 2017.

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Westmoreland Adopts Tax Benefits Preservation Plan

The plan diminishes the risk that the Company’s existing NOL carryforwards and other tax attributes become limited under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code for use to reduce potential future federal income tax obligations.

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Decent Turnout for TECO Coal Reunion Saturday Despite Cold, Rainy Weather

TECO Coal Company, a large mining corporation initially located in Nevisdale, employed 1200 employees at their largest. The home office moved from Nevisdale, Kentucky to Corbin in the late 90s and sold to Booth Energy in 2014.

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Schneider Electric CEO: Time is Right to Combine the Two Companies

The deal between Aveva Group and Schneider Electric may be finally here after two false starts, however the CEO of Schneider Electric believes there are now three reasons why investors should feel confident about the deal this time around.

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Sandvik Unveils New R15M Local Production Facility, Launches New LHD Line

The opening of the new 1,500 m2 facility, which has ten production bays, coincided with the launch of the 5 t Sandvik LH115L low-profile load haul dumpers.

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Peabody Enters Into Agreement To Sell The Majority Of Burton Mine To The Lenton Joint Venture

Peabody announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell the majority of its Burton mine and related infrastructure to the Lenton Joint Venture for approximately US$11 million.

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CNX Coal Resources Updates 2017 Outlook

The revised 2017 outlook is as follows: Adjusted EBITDA of $95-$105 million; Capital expenditure of $28-$30 million.

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US Coal Train Loadings Slip on PRB Losses Despite Eastern Gains

US coal train loadings volumes have slipped from year-high counts as gains in the eastern basins were outpaced by losses from the Powder River Basin, the most recent railroad data showed.

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Court Rules Against Trump Administration Decision, But Allows Them to Scrap Royalty Rule

The contested rule from the Office of Natural Resources laid new guidelines on royalty evaluations for federally owned minerals, including new restrictions on how coal companies define fair market value for coal.

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Chief Scientist Backs Extending Life of Coal Plants, as Regulator Warns of Power Crunch

Chief scientist Alan Finkel backed calls to extend the life of existing coal fired plants to improve the reliability of the national electricity market, saying it would be a cheaper and quicker solution than building new ‘clean coal” generation.

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Union Miners Look to Future With Determination at Annual Picnic

Even though their years in the coal mines of Southern West Virginia are well in the past, Jerry Bell and Curtis Akers said Monday they still worry about the future of miners who don’t have the advocacy of a union.

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Enerpac Displays Hydraulic and Bolting Technologies at AIMEX

Safety was another strong focus at this year’s AIMEX, and Enerpac staff were on hand to demonstrate the safety features of their industry-leading hydraulic tools.

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Meet David Zatezalo, President Trump’s Nominee For MSHA Chief

David Zatezalo has been a laborer for the United Mine Workers of America, a mine foreman, a general mine superintendent, a general manager, president of a coal mining company, head of state mining advocacy groups, and CEO of a coal company.

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Labor Day is Not Just a Day to Hang Around the Grill

This Labor Day we are reminded, by the disaster in Texas and the response to it, that this country has a way of pulling together and to some extent setting aside its various conflicts of race, class and economic status in times of trouble.

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New UK Hotel Bar Has Just Been Named After a Public Appeal for Ideas

The hotel's bar has been named Glo, and it couldn't be more appropriate for the historic building which was once the hub of trading within the coal industry. The name means 'coal' in Welsh.

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Highly Informative Technical Sessions to be Featured at Bluefield Coal Show

“The response to the Technical Sessions has been unprecedented this year and we have an extremely high standard ofBill Reid, who is Managing Editor of CoalZoom.com and Coal Miner Exchange.

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Analyzing Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500

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Coal India Says Efforts to Buy Coal Mines in Australia in Process

The efforts to buy coking coal mines overseas by state-owned CIL in Australia are in process as the company looks to supplement the requirement of country's metallurgical coal, the PSU said in a recent report.

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For a Reliable Energy Future, Ohio Needs a Coal Fleet

Reliable electricity is something many of us take for granted. From simple light switches to the iPhones that connect us to the rest of the world, we don’t spend much time wondering whether the power will work when we need it.

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Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition Boosts Business for the METS Sector

“Over the duration of the three-day event, we’ve seen thousands of attendees come together to share insights and generate new business leads, with many orders being written on site,” he said.

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Coal India Shines as Production Beats Estimates

Coal India announced that production in the month of August, at 37.63 million tonnes, was higher than what it had targeted (36.96 million tonnes) for the month.

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Trump Nominates David Zatazelo As Nation’s Top Mine Safety Official

Zatazelo is the former head of Rhino Resources, a coal company that clashed with federal regulators when the Obama administration tried to boost industry-wide enforcement following the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion.

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Trump Wants To Put A Former Coal Executive In Charge Of Mine Safety

President Donald Trump intends to entrust the lives of the nation’s miners to a former coal executive whose company battled the agency he would lead.

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Montana Coal Production Up Two Million Tons

Montana coal production is more than 2 million tons ahead of where it was this time last year, although analysts say the future is far from bright for the fossil fuel.

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Trump Nominates Former Coal Executive to Run MSHA

The White House announced that Trump intended to nominate David G. Zatezalo, of Wheeling, West Virginia, as assistant secretary of labor for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Westmoreland Coal - A Review Part 2

A positive aspect of Westmoreland Coal is its customer base—it supplies coal to utilities with strong balance sheets. A lot of its customers on long-term contracts are highly rated.

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North Dakota Coal Country Sees Some Optimism Under Trump

Officials associated with North Dakota's coal industry are expressing some optimism under President Donald Trump, who campaigned on bringing back jobs to an industry that has seen employment drop to historic lows.

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President Trump to Nominate Dave Zatezalo as MSHA Assistant Secretary

Dave has extensive coal mining experience having worked in various capacities both in both the U.S. and Australia. He last served as Chairman of Rhino GP a company with operations in several Eastern states and Utah.

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World Water Week 2017

According to the UN, by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stressed conditions.

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Top New Features in Carlson Mining 2018

Carlson Mining 2018 offers a number of notable new features, tools, and updates that will increase efficiency.

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Coal India Gives Nod for Rs 60 Cr Tech Projects From Australia

Indian School of Mines Professor VMSR Murthy told PTI said collaboration with Australia was part of an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greater collaboration with Australia for technology.

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19th Century Coal Miners in Great Britain

An initial search for miners reveals explosions, accidents, and strikes in the vast amount of mines operating across Great Britain. We will look at these topics in closer detail.

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Scotland to Use Kites to Produce Energy From Wind Power

The technology involves rigging two giant kites to either side of a turbine. The first kite rises with the wind, moving in a figure-of-eight pattern.

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Komatsu Pledges $250,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Komatsu America will also match, dollar-for-dollar, all contributions made by Komatsu America Corp. and subsidiary-company employees.

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Study Documents Coal’s Value for Baseload Power

The report found that over the past five years, coal-fueled power plants stockpiled an average of 82 days of bituminous coal and 73 days of subbituminous coal on site, eliminating the need for pipelines and transmission grids to deliver fuel when needed.

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Research Results Vary on Mountaintop Coal Mining

Health data traditionally shows impoverished residents of the coal country region report disproportionately higher rates of death, cancer and respiratory disease.

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Westmoreland Coal - A Review Part 1

Westmoreland has 17 coal mines in the United States and Canada, a 50% stake in an activated carbon plant and char production facility, and two coal-fired power generation units.

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14th Annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show Set in Ohio

Antique trucks, construction and mining will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend. Equipment such as draglines, shovels, trucks, crawlers, dozers and more will be displayed or in operation.

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Indonesia Coal Reserves Remain for 70 Years

Indonesia currently has 28 billion tons of coal reserves. A total of 17 billion are ready to be mined, the rest are still in proven reserves.

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History, Culture Focus on Pittsburg, KS Festival

The three-day festival that kicks off Friday highlights and celebrates the community’s rich heritage and history marked by significant immigration from Eastern and Southeastern Europe by those who came to work in the coal mines in Southeast Kansas.

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Judge: Trump Delay of Obama Coal Rule Was Illegal

The Trump administration illegally delayed an Obama-era rule intended to increase royalty payments to taxpayers from oil, gas and coal extraction on federal lands, a judge ruled.

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Coal Receives Good News and Bad News

Overall, U.S. year-to-date coal production is showing improvement, totaling 499.3 million short tons (mmst) in mid-August, 14.2% higher than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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Many Attend Coal Mining Job Fair

A job fair in Pikeville, Kentucky is helping coal miners return to work. More than 50 people came ready to interview for a new job on Wednesday.

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Thousands Sign Petition Opposing Coal Company Suit Against HBO Host John Oliver

More than 9,000 people have signed a petition in support of HBO host John Oliver, who is being sued by the CEO of America's largest privately owned coal company.

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Rio Tinto Completes Divestment of Coal & Allied Industries Limited for $2.69 Billion

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries Limited to Yancoal Australia Limited.

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