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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin: We Need to ‘Educate’ Gary Cohn ‘A Little Bit Better’ on Crucial Role of Coal

Senator Manchin, a Democrat from the heart of coal country in West Virginia, told Breitbart News exclusively that he was shocked and disappointed in White House National Economic Council director Gary Cohn’s anti-coal comments in Europe this week.

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Large Coal Plant Closures Reveal Industry Vulnerability

Encased in thick concrete and metal, four massive fires burn every day and every night at the Dave Johnston Power Plant east of Glenrock, Wyoming.

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New Chapter in the History of Old King Coal in England

David Amos and Natalie Braber have researched the history of 20 pits for the publication Bradwell’s images of Coal Mining in the East Midlands.

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President Trump Promises Climate Decision Next Week After G7 Stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

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Mattis: Trump is 'Wide Open' on Paris Climate Deal

President Donald Trump is "wide open" on the Paris climate accord as "he takes in the pros and cons," Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in an interview to air Sunday.

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President Trump Already Told EPA Chief Scott Pruitt the US Will Exit the Paris Climate Accord

President Trump is reportedly telling people privately that he already knows he wants out of the Paris Agreement, which stands in contrast to what he tweeted Saturday.

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Gary Cohn Relaunches War on Coal: Fuel From America's Heartland 'Doesn't Make Much Sense Anymore'

Cohn’s comments against the coal industry come as he has attempted to steer President Trump in a direction against his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.

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Yancoal Makes Good on $953 Million Offer for Stake in Hunter Valley Operations Coal Mine

Chinese-controlled company Yancoal has made a binding offer to acquire Mitsubishi Development's 32.4 percent interest in the Hunter Valley Operations mine site, north-west of Singleton.

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West Virginia Coal Association Asks for Your Assistance

The nation has reached a crisis point. Inadequate compensation has caused many coal plants to prematurely retire, and many more face economic challenges and are likely to disappear forever unless immediate action is taken.

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America Deserves Clean Coal Tech

It now appears that with some smart investment, coal could actually thrive as a plentiful source of low-carbon energy.

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Proposed Changes to EIA Coal Data Collection Forms in 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is proposing changes to its coal data collection forms in 2017.

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Coal Miners to be Required to Develop Coal Gasification in India

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan will issue a ministerial regulation to require coal miners to develop coal manufacturing facilities, particularly underground coal gasification, the energy output of which would be used for electricity.

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Coal Shortage May Hit 4,400 MW Power Generation Capacity at NTPC

Some 4,400 MW of NTPC power generation capacity face severe coal scarcity in three months because the mine that fuels these plants is not able to acquire the land needed to maintain fuel supply.

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Trump’s BLM Budget Proposal Signals An ‘American Energy Renaissance’

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the Bureau of Land Management aims to reign in the agency while refocusing its priorities on energy production.

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Coal Miners Museum, Log Homestead Set to Open Sunday

Items preserved from Novinger, Missouri's coal-mining era will be on display for the public starting this weekend.

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Lower Tax on Coal Under GST to Help Coal India Limited Clear Stockpile

The 5 percent GST on coal will help state-owned CILBSE 0.90 % to find consumers for its 62 million tonnes of stock piled up at its pithead, an official said.

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Kentucky Coal Academy at MCC Awards $11K in Scholarships

“It’s always exciting to give young students the opportunity to discover their potential, and our program and these scholarships do just that,” said Junior Coal Academy Coordinator Barney Judd.

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Senators and Attorney Generals Calls on Trump to Ditch Paris

Twenty-two Republican Senators sent a letter to President Trump today calling on him to withdraw from the UN Paris climate agreement.

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Mine Ventilation Symposium

The Underground Ventilation Committee (UVC) of SME has announced the 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 17-22, 2017, at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

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Justice Company Appeals Fine in Miner Death

One of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s family coal operations is appealing a $10,000 fine issued by state inspectors after the death of a worker at a McDowell County coal preparation plant, records show.

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Late Night Truce Delivers Royalties Deal to Adani

Indian energy giant Adani will be offered a reworked royalties deal at a discounted rate during the early years of coal production at its $16.5 billion Carmichael coalmine, after a meeting of senior Queensland cabinet ministers last night.

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Vietnam to License Three More Coal-Fired Power Plants

Japanese, South Korean, and Saudi Arabian investors are expected to secure licenses for their projects ahead of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Japan next month, Minister Dung said.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 25, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending May 20, 2017.

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Hatfield McCoy Museum Opens May 26 in Williamson, West Virginia

The museum contains the Bee Ward Coleman collection – one of the richest collections of coal mining artifacts on display anywhere.

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Ukrainian Government Endorses Draft of Coal Industry Reform, Development to 2020

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at a meeting on May 24 approved the concept of coal industry reforming and development for the period until 2020.

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Australian Minister: India May Look Elsewhere for Coal if Government Delays Decision on Adani Project

India could look elsewhere for its coal requirements if the Queensland, Australia government delays its decision on a royalty holiday deal with the Indian energy giant Adani Group, Australian Resource Minister Matthew Canavan has warned.

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Trump Dumps 'Clean Coal' Research Despite Lauding Its Potential

President Donald Trump promised his administration would bring about “clean coal,” but his budget proposed slashing research the industry says it needs to make that a reality.

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Coal Only Option for Poland 'Unless You Want To Close The Economy'

The head of Poland’s biggest private mining group says there is no alternative to coal-fired power in the country for the next 15 years, without a complete shutdown of the economy.

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The Return of Coal Country

A state grant along with investor funding has the Acosta Coal Mine in Pennsylvania ready to open. With the prospect of new jobs, Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk says the county is already digging in to the new opportunities.

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West Virginia Leads Coalition Of AGs Urging Trump To Withdraw From The Paris Climate Deal

WV is leading a 10-state coalition in urging the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. They're worried the 200-nation deal would seriously damage the president’s campaign to roll back environmental regulations.

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Coal in Wyoming Part 2 - Where We Stand Now

You talk to people in Wyoming and they share a word not heard for some time -- optimism. The unemployment rate is back below the national average, and the country saw a surprise on November 8th. The election of Donald Trump.

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Exhibitors to Showcase Latest in Coal Industry at Bluefield Coal Show

An annual tradition is returning to Bluefield, WV in September, and it’s one that has an extra air of excitement about it. The Bluefield Coal Show will once again bring coal industry exhibitors to the Brushfork Armory.

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Crested Butte, Colorado Council Officially Objects to Arch Coal Royalty Reduction Request

The Crested Butte, Colorado Town Council will send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management asking the agency not to approve a royalty rate reduction request by Arch Coal on its operation at the West Elk coal mine near Paonia.

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Yancoal Unveils $US710M Bid for Mitsubishi Hunter Valley Coal Stake

Yancoal has launched a $US710 million ($946.9 million) offer for Mitsubishi’s stake in its Hunter Valley Operations Joint Venture (HVO JV) with Rio Tinto in New South Wales, Australia.

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Large Japanese Steelmaker Considering Coking Coal Index Usage for Q2

A large Japanese steelmaker is considering index usage to settle the second-quarter benchmark negotiations after hitting a deadlock late in the quarter, three sources told S&P Global Platts Wednesday.

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India May Look Elsewhere for Coal Requirements, Says Australian Minister

India could look elsewhere for its coal requirements if the Queensland, Australia government delays its decision on a royalty holiday deal with the Indian energy giant Adani Group, Australian Resource Minister Matthew Canavan has warned.

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President Trump Releases FY2018 Budget

President Donald Trump yesterday laid out his fiscal 2018 priorities in a $4.1 budget request, which includes $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years in an attempt to balance the budget by 2027.

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How Clean Are Australia's 'Clean Coal' Power Stations?

The Australian Government and the Australian coal sector use the term ‘clean coal’ to refer to two technologies: High Efficiency, Low Emissions (HELE) coal plants and Carbon Capture and Storage/Sequestration (CCS).

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Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy

Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty mines, pushed through legislation in April that encourages companies to transform abandoned coal shafts into giant storage devices to hold vast amounts of renewable pow

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Don't Write Off Coal

Conventional wisdom has it that the U.S. coal industry peaked a decade ago and is in a state of permanent decline. Recent data would seem to bear this out.

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Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards Annual $20,000 in Scholarships

At the May 18, 2017, Tug Valley Mining Institute dinner meeting, six 2017 scholarship recipients were awarded.

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Unfair to Coal Industry

Publication of the Associated Press article, “Ex-coal mining CEO asks Trump to resist punishing coal exec,” is another example of the Lexington Herald-Leader negatively impacting perception of the coal industry.

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CSIRO Launches METS Sector Roadmap

The Mining Equipment technology and services Roadmap identifies the role the METS sector will play in Australia’s innovation landscape to address global mining challenges and metal supplies.

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China's Imports From North Korea Sink as Coal Ban Bites

China's imports of North Korean goods in April fell below $100 million to the lowest in nearly three years, data showed on Tuesday, after China stopped buying coal from the isolated country and as calls mount for further economic sanctions.

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ASEAN’s Energy Equation Indicates the Way Forward for Southeast Asia

The report is the first comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of climate and energy policies and sustainable development opportunities that cleaner coal technologies provide to a region that is looking to coal to fuel its growing economy.

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MSHA Awards $250K in 2017 Brookwood-Sago Grants

MSHA announced today it has awarded $250,000 to five organizations to develop training programs and materials to better identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.

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Poland Will Rely on Coal for the Next 15 Years

Poland will remain dependent on coal for the next 15 years due to a lack of alternative energy sources and as trade unions retain their grip on the industry, the head of the country's biggest private miner, said.

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Penn State University Mine Rescue Student Training Needs Funds

The PSU Mine Rescue Team's current equipment is being held together with baling wire and duct tape, and their greatest need is to replace everything from the face masks to the communications gear.

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Eriez® Introduces New Easy to Clean DSC Grate Magnet with Advanced Modular Design

Eriez® has introduced its latest breakthrough in magnetic separation technology with the new, incredibly powerful Easy to Clean DSC (Dust-tight, Sanitary, Convertible) Grate in Housing Magnet.

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Queensland, Australia Coal Mining Jobs Growing Again

Stronger commodity prices have resulted in an increase in the number of jobs in the coal exploration sector, with new data from the Queensland, Australia government revealing that employment in the sector grew by more than 3 000 in the six months to Novem

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Coal Ministry Launches Mobile App on Coal Dispatch

The Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (Seva), developed by Coal India Ltd, would lead to rationalization of coal linkages and reduction in power prices, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal said at a news conference.

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Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance Conference: Industry Leaders Optimistic About Coal Rebound

The coal industry decline has cost thousands their jobs in our region. Now recent deregulation and technology advances could mean a turn-around for coal.

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Senator Rand Paul: Say Au Revoir to Paris Climate Agreement

President Obama wanted to cement his legacy of environmentalism through the Paris Agreement. He deliberately labeled it as an “executive agreement” to avoid the ratification process and unilaterally pledged the support of the US with the stroke of a pen.

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The Limits of West Virginia's Recent Comeback

For all of 2014 and 2015 and the first half of 2016, fewer than 50 percent of West Virginians age 16 and older had jobs. In April, according to state jobs data released Friday, the state's employment-to-population ratio was up to 50.6 percent.

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Fighting Back on Campus

While most college students cram for exams as the semester quickly comes to a close, CFACT students have been hard at work battling the Green agenda on their campuses.

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EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

Carries message from the President that the war on coal is over and highlights pro-environment, pro-energy independence agenda at EPA.

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$12 Billion Australian Coal Mine Deferred in Subsidy War

A company controlled by an Indian billionaire has deferred a decision to build one of the world’s biggest coal mines in Australia following political wrangling over whether it should be granted financial concessions in the form of a “royalty holiday”.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 22, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 19, 2017.

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President Trump Moves to Settle Mine Safety Rule Challenge Brought by Murray

The Trump administration is negotiating to settle legal challenges brought by Murray Energy and a collection of industry trade associations over a rule change meant to toughen federal coal mine safety enforcement.

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Coal Digs Trump

With the takeover of the White House by Republican President Donald Trump, the theme of this year’s Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance meeting is “Coal: Launching A New Era.” The meeting begins today.

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Proposed Wyoming Coal Mine Subject of Regulatory Hearing

A state environmental regulatory council is holding hearings this week on whether to approve what would be Wyoming's first major new coal mine in decades.

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Federal Committee Examining Health Risks From Surface Coal Mines

A federal science committee studying the health risks for people living near surface coal mines has scheduled a public meeting this week in southern West Virginia.

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President Trump's Clean Energy Agenda Fueled by Chinese Coal

The Trump administration is looking to keep a number of joint collaboratives open with China on clean energy, although many of them were established under the Obama administration to fight climate change.

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Railroads: US Coal Train Loadings Rebound From Year-Low Volumes

US coal train loadings rebounded after declines in three straight weeks dropped volumes to a year-low count, Surface Transportation Board filings show.

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Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source in power generation to meet the fast-growing electricity demand in the emerging economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Tim Blair: True Power of Coal

Australia's abundant mineral resources, endless energy supplies, small population and excellent pies will always make us an attractive target for rapacious foreign types craving power, regional supremacy and quality baked goods.

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Mining in Indonesia: Coal Price to Remain Stable on China Policies

Despite seeing a supply surplus in Asia, coal prices are expected to remain stable in the foreseeable future supported by expectations of Chinese intervention into domestic coal production.

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Big Pit Apprentices to 'Keep Mining Memories Alive'

A former coal mine that is now a national museum has taken on two new apprentices to help keep underground memories alive.

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Rising Domestic Consumption Lures Indonesian Coal Miners

Several Indonesian thermal coal producers are shifting their focus to the lucrative domestic space amid rising consumption, while seaborne trading appears to be losing steam at the traditionally strong export markets.

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Wyoming Leaders Looking at Investing $1.5 Million to Coal Research

Wyoming business leaders are recommending investing a $1.5 million grant in a proposed coal research facility.

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North Dakota Coal Company to Test New Uses for Carbon

Great River Energy is seeking funding from North Dakota's Lignite Research Council for two projects that, if successful, could be adopted by other facilities nationally and internationally.

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Warrior Met Coal LLC’s Quiet Period Will Expire on May 23rd

Warrior Met Coal’s quiet period will expire on Tuesday, May 23rd. Warrior Met Coal had issued 16,666,667 shares in its initial public offering on April 13th. The total size of the offering was $316,666,673 based on an initial share price of $19.00.

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Keeping Mining History Alive

Each year in Ohio, the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park holds a dinner and auction to earn funds to keep their park, located on state Route 519, west of New Athens, preserved for future generations.

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'People Though We Were Crazy': Coal is Back as Explorers Get Lucky in the Bowen Basin

Vitrinite managing director Nick Williams said people thought he was crazy when his company ramped up their exploration in undeveloped tenements in Australia's Bowen Basin after the bottom fell out of the coal market a few years ago.

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Cardiff, Wales Coal Exchange Reopens Following £40 Million Project to Renovate It

Built in 1883, the historic building in Butetown was where the world’s first £1m cheque was signed. Coal merchants and ship owners would meet on the trading floor where – at the height of the Welsh coal industry – the world price of coal was decided.

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Caterpillar to Close Houston, Pennsylvania Plant; No Date Set

Caterpillar Inc. will close the remainder of its Houston, Pennsylvania operations and put the complex up for sale, the heavy-equipment giant said Friday.

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Row Over Coal Mining in South Africa

The alleged threat to suspend Glencore’s mining licences threatens to reignite concerns among international mining investors that South Africa is becoming politically too unstable, according to a global media report Wednesday.

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EIA's Construction Costs for Electric Generators: May 19, 2017

Construction cost data for new electric generators installed in 2015 has been released.

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CO2 Utilization as a Building Block for Achieving Global Climate Goals

Fossil fuels—including coal, natural gas, and oil—will remain the dominant global energy source well into the future by virtue of their abundance, supply security, and affordability.

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Economist Says Colorado's Lower Coal Production Levels a New Normal

In 2008, Wyoming produced 460 million tons of coal per year. In 2010, production reached just 442.5 million tons per year.

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Trump's Budget Expected to Slash Research on Renewable Energy

The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week, according to current and former Energy Department officials familiar with budget discussions.

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Coal Transfer Facility in Canada Challenged in Federal Court

In a press release posted on Ecojustice Canada’s website, Karen Campbell, one of the lawyers leading the case, says that her clients are convinced "that the Fraser Surrey Docks project approval was tainted by a reasonable apprehension of bias.”

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Ukraine's January-April Coal Imports Down 9.7% on Year to 4.83 Mil MT

Ukraine's total imports of coal, including coking coal, thermal coal and anthracite, decreased 9.7% year-on-year to 4.83 million metric tons in January through April, down from 5.35 million mt imported in January-April 2016, the state customs service said

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Miner Killed in Wyoming County, West Virginia

Luches Rosser, 44, of Man, was killed while he was working at the Pinnacle Mine, an underground operation near Pineville, according to state and federal agencies and the United Mine Workers union, which represents hourly workers at the mine.

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AIMEX Organizers Emphasize Positive Industry Outlook

In an article leading up to Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, the organizers stated that the Australian mining industry “looks set to enjoy a much needed reprieve as 2017 shapes to be the year the industry can catch its breath.”

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China to Close Only Offshore Coal Mine Amid Capacity Cuts

China will close its only offshore coal mine, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, in October, as the government toughens its efforts to phase out excess production capacity.

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Pennsylvania Senator Thanks Senate for Working to Keep Coal Miners Safe

Pennsylvania Senator Dale Fowler is praising a bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday as "a very important piece of legislation for the safety of miners working in the state of Illinois."

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NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award

The award is presented to companies that “have made an extraordinary effort to apply technology in innovative ways, above and beyond mandatory requirements, to improve mine worker safety and health.”

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Glencore to Sell Share in Coal Terminal, Tahmoor Mine in Australia

The pipeline of coalmining assets heading to the market appears to be growing, with global commodities trader Glencore hiring Standard Chartered to sell its stake in Australia's Port Kembla coal terminal and its Tahmoor coking coalmine near Wollongong.

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Pennsylvania Congressman Testifies at Hearing on Unfair Trade Practices and the Coal Industry

Pennsylvaina Congressman Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, testified Thursday in front of a roomful of federal officials about international trade abuse as it relates to the anthracite coal industry.

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Aging BHP Spin-Off South 32, $1.2 Billion Dowry, Needs Spouse in Hurry

For all the debate about activist investor Elliott Management's assault on the mining company now rebranding itself as BHP, there's another question investors should be pondering: What's going to become of Billiton?

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China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea

China has succeeded in collecting samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources Jiang Daming said Thursday.

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Warrior Met Coal Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

Total revenues were $254.0 million for the first quarter of 2017, including $241.1 million in mining revenues, which consisted of met coal sales of 1.1 million short tons at an average selling price of $213.89 per short ton.

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Arch Coal Awards Scholarships to Eight High School Graduates

Arch Coal, Inc. announced today that eight outstanding high school graduating seniors were chosen as 2017 Arch Coal Scholars. Each student will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for up to four years to attend an accredited college or university of their

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 18, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending May 13, 2017.

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From the Ashes

When it comes to pushing radical environmentalism, no one does it with more vigor than Hollywood. Such is the case with their latest gem, “From the Ashes,” which purports to showcase the evils of America’s use of coal to generate electricity.

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President Trump's Budget Expected to Massively Slash Research on Renewable Energy — and Clean Coal

The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week, according to current and former Energy Department officials familiar with budget discussions.

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EPA Administrator Pruitt to Headline Energy & Environment Symposium in DC

On Wednesday, May 24, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will be the keynote speaker at the Faegre Baker Daniels 4th Annual Energy and Environment Symposium.

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Killing Paris Agreement is Not Enough

It will not be necessary for developing nations to meet their Paris emission goals. They have an out—clause, one not applicable to developed countries.

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Clean Coal: An American Alternative Energy Source

Located not far from Houston, Petra Nova is the first of several American clean-coal operations scheduled to open during fiscal year 2017.

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EPA Submits Coal Jobs Analysis Plan Amid 4th Circuit Appeal

The EPA on Monday laid out its plan for complying with a West Virginia federal judge's order to study the effect of the agency’s regulations on coal industry jobs, a directive sparked by a decision the EPA has appealed to the Fourth Circuit.

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Savings Coal Miners' Pensions

Mitch McConnell made them sweat until there was no chance that Democrat Barack Obama could get any credit, but finally the Senate majority leader gave a green light to rescuing the health-care benefits owed to 22,600 union coal miners and their widows.

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Coal Exporters Should Fret as China, India Become Policy-Driven Markets

Coal exporters may be feeling more comfortable about their future as they see both reasonable demand from Asia’s top importers and prices which appear to be stabilizing at levels that allow for decent profits.

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Cabinet Clears Coal Linkage Policy Shakti to End India Inc's Fuel Woes

Named Shakti or the Scheme to Harness and Allocate Koyla (Coal) Transparently in India, it aims to auction long-term coal linkages to power companies. It is expected to revive 30,000 Mw of power plants in the country, which are awaiting fuel supply.

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Congress's Kill Switch

Judged by the reviews from the toughest critics, Washington has a new hit on its hands. “Historic” says The New York Times. “Ambitious” says The Washington Post. “A once-in-a-generation opportunity,” says Politico.

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United Mine Workers President Charged With Trespassing After CONSOL HQ Rally

United Mine Workers of America President Cecil E. Roberts and a retired miner were charged with trespassing at Consol Energy Inc. headquarters following a rally the UMWA held to protest what the union said were potential cuts in health care and pensions.

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Federal Court Hears Challenge of Canada's Proposed Surrey Coal Transfer Facility

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Fraser Surrey Docks are in front of a Federal Court this week following the approval of permit to build and operate a coal transfer facility.

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New ASTM Standard Certifies Direct Kinematic Viscosity Measurement Method Exclusive to Spectro Scientific’s MiniVisc 3000 Series Viscometers

A new ASTM Standard Test Method certifies the simple, convenient, and accurate viscosity measurement method employed in portable MiniVisc 3000 Series viscometers from Spectro Scientific.

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Illinois Mining Institute - Call for Technical Presentations

2017 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Mining Institute.

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Southwest Asia Can Accelerate Achievement of Paris Agreement Goals

Investing in low emissions coal plants in Southeast Asia would reduce more emissions than the transition to renewables in Europe, according to a new report.

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New GE Power Technology Innovation Center Will Showcase Increased Efficiency, Reduced Emissions of Coal-Fired Steam Power Plants

The new showcase will combine GE’s full suite of Digital Power Plant for Steam software solutions with expert operations, and align with GE’s global Powering Efficiency Center of Excellent initiative.

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Coal Shippers Benefit as Mine Industry Enjoys a Rebound

As coal has enjoyed a rebound the past few months, more of the commodity has been moving by rail through West Virginia. But not all modes of transportation are created equal. Rail, in particular, has benefited more than others.

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BNSF Appeals Review of Washington Coal Terminal Project

BNSF Railway has appealed an environmental review of a coal-export terminal in Washington state, arguing it miscalculated or overstated the risk of cancer for some residents.

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Colombia Coal Output Up 3% in First Quarter

Colombia's coal output rose 3% to 22.2-million tonnes in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period in 2016, the national mining agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

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China, India Dominate Coal Ownership as Some Shun Climate Risks

China and India say they will need coal for decades to bolster economic growth even as they try to curb emissions blamed for warming the planet.

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Some 551,000 Tonnes of Imported Coal Shipped to TPPs, CHPPs in Ukraine in January-April

A total of 550,500 tonnes of imported steam coal was shipped to thermal power plants (TPPs) and combined heat and power plants (CHPPs) of Ukraine in January-April 2017,

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Why Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Is the Best Buy in the Thermal Coal Industry

Utilities are increasingly using natural gas over thermal coal, which has reduced demand and lowered pricing in the coal industry. That's helped push key industry players into the red, and worse, into bankruptcy.

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New Company Name Reflects Expanded Focus and Product Lines for BossTekTM

After pioneering atomized mist dust control cannons more than a decade ago with its powerful DustBoss ® designs, Dust Control Technology ® has changed its name to BossTek ™ to better reflect all of the company’s successful product lines.

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Wind and Solar Energy Have Failed to Perform as Advertised

Even European countries, with their strong preference for things that don’t work, like socialist government, have begun pulling back from wind energy as a major energy source, and solar energy isn’t doing so well, either.

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Blair Athol Coal Mine to Reopen, Bringing 600 Jobs to Central Queensland

Queensland's oldest open-cut mine is set to reopen next month — creating up to 600 jobs in central Queensland — after its transfer was given final approval.

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Merkel's CDU Wins Regional Vote in Key State for Coal, Steel, Utilities

For the SPD this was not just the third regional election defeat in a row but also one of its worst ever results in the state with only 31% of the votes in Germany's industrial heartland held by the SPD for 45 of the past 50 years.

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Convicted Ex-Coal Boss Asks Trump to 'Get to the Truth' on Mine Disaster

Less than a week after leaving house arrest at the end of his one-year federal prison term, Don Blankenship sent a letter to Trump saying that the numerous reports leading to his conviction ignored the scientific evidence.

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Coal Company That Emerged From Downturn Files for Stock Market Debut

Contura Energy announced recently that it had filed for a $100 million initial public offering of its common stock, with plans to trade under the symbol CTRA.

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Initiative to Fuel Interest in Gasification Seeks to Re-Energize Coal Industry

An initiative to fuel interest in the gasification process to revitalize the coal industry continues, but traditional obstacles in its path still muddy the waters.

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Federal Grant Awarded to Assist Economic Development at Former Mine Sites

New federal money coming to Virginia will help restore some abandoned coal mining sites in our region. This money is designated not just for clean up, but to boost economic development and job growth.

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Old King Coal Festival Honors Coal Miners During Memorial Service

The Old King Coal Festival held in West Frankfort, Illinois kicked off Thursday, but on Saturday morning the community came together to honor coal miners past and present.

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Coal to be India's Energy Mainstay for Next 30 Years

Coal will remain India's main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power generation, according to a government report seen by Reuters.

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NSW Minerals Council Pushes for More Funding for Clean Coal Technologies

Australia's mining sector is pushing for more funding for the development of clean coal technologies as Westpac is challenged over whether its climate change policy would force major coal-fired power stations and mines into banking overseas.

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Arizona Mining Association Brings Together Arizona Leaders to Support Continued Operation of Navajo Generating Station at Local Rally

Leaders emphasized the importance of keeping the plant operating well into the future to protect affordable energy, skilled Navajo and Hopi jobs and economic strength in the state.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 15, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 12, 2017.

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Caterpillar Highlights Commitment to “Building Better” and Making Sustainable Progress Possible Around the World

Caterpillar Inc. published its Sustainability Report today, highlighting the company’s focus for more than 90 years on building better – better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world.

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Atlas Copco - New Name and New Orders in Mining

Atlas Copco has stated recently that Epiroc will be the name of the company that the Group will dividend out in 2018 provided shareholder approval.

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Coal Market Oversupply Risks Grow as Producers Boost Output

There is an increasing risk of oversupply in the global coal market as producers respond to higher prices, though power demand in countries such as Indonesia may absorb some extra output.

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Indonesia Coal Output Seen Growing Up to 5 Pct This Year and Next

Indonesia, the world’s top thermal coal exporter, could increase production of the fuel used in power stations by 5 percent in 2017 and 2018, the country’s leading coal industry association said.

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Westmoreland Reports First Quarter 2017 Results; Reiterates Full-Year Guidance

“We remain on track to achieve our full year guidance, despite a challenging first quarter," said Westmoreland Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Paprzycki.

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Mining Company BHP Drops Billiton From Name in $10 Million Ad Campaign

The merged business continues to be listed in both London and Australia, while its shares are also traded on stock exchanges in the US and South Africa.

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The West Virginia Coal Forum Presents ON THE ROAD: 2017 AND BEYOND

The Coal Forum is hitting the road! West Virginia's coal industry is entering a whole new world, and we are bringing industry updates to your community.

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Why More Coal, Oil, And Natural Gas Investments Are Needed

This ongoing importance of coal, oil, and gas is why the IEA continues to warn us that more investment fossil fuel development is mandatory, especially since sunken prices in the past 30 months have been discouraging investments.

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German Coal Versus Gas Margins Remain in Favor of Coal on Low Carbon

Profit margins for coal-fired power plants to produce electricity for delivery in Germany next year have risen to a 2017 high despite outright power prices falling to their lowest level since early April.

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Bigger Private Play in Indian Coal

India's government is exploring the possibility of putting under the hammer around seven to eight more coal blocks for commercial mining by private players, taking the total number of mines to be auctioned to up to 12.

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UMWA Celebrates After Multiyear Battle for Miners Healthcare Benefits

United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is celebrating with the coal mining community of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky after a five-year fight to secure coal miners' benefits.

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Steel Industry Is On the Rebound Under Trump

American Steel is on the rebound with stock prices and confidence soaring within the industry, according to the New York Times.

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Is This The Future Of Carbon Capture? This Kentucky Team Hopes So.

Carbon capture pilot projects across the country have come and gone. But even though it’s technically over, the pilot project at one power plant in Central Kentucky remains.

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Australia's Cyclone-Hit Coal Exporters Face Long Port Queues

Vessels loading coal from Australia's cyclone-hit Bowen Basin will face "significantly longer" port queues when the key Goonyella rail line returns to full capacity in the second half of May, a miner said on Wednesday.

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Adani Plans to Begin Extracting Coal From Carmichael Project in 2020-21

India's Adani Group plans to begin extracting coal from the $16.5-billion Carmichael project in Australia in 2020-21, its Chairman, Gautam Adani, has said.

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Biggest Obstacle for Appalachian Coal Industry - More Workers to Produce Less Coal

One of the biggest challenges for President Trump to fulfill his promise to revive the coal industry is that surface coal mines in Appalachian are unable to produce the amount of coal as strip mines located mainly out West.

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After South Africa, Ukraine Turns to US to Get Coal Supplies

Ukraine will discuss with US experts the possibility of coal imports from the United States soon, Energy Minister Igor Nasalik said Thursday, the day Ukraine had extended its energy emergency for another month.

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Students Learn Safety in the Mines

Emergency vehicles, flashing lights and bellowing smoke are usually bad signs around a coal mine, but Friday they were signs of education – not disaster – for dozens of Tazewell County, VA students.

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Southwest Virginia's Pocahontas Exhibition Mine Opens for Season

For the third straight year, the DMME took part in the mine’s opening along with the state Department of Forestry and other agencies.

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Empire Mine South of Craig, Colorado, Decommissioned, Reclamation Begins

A landmark for travelers along Colorado Highway 13 south of Craig, the old Empire Mine, is changing shape as crews began dismantling structures from the long-defunct coal mining operation this week.

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China Suspends New Coal-Fired Power Plants in 29 Provinces

China will suspend approvals for new coal-fired power plants in 29 provinces to reduce overcapacity in the sector, the official China Securities Journal reported on Friday.

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China's Move for Australian Coal Threatens Thailand's Power Supply

China-backed coal mining company Yancoal Australia Ltd is poised to acquire Coal & Allied following approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment review Board last month.

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Adani to Decide on Investment in Australia Coal Mine Soon

Indian energy giant Adani today said a final investment decision on its 21.7 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine project in Australia’s Queensland state was expected within this month.

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Letter to the Financial Times

Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, has responded to an article in the Financial Times from April 22 titled "Britain Rakes Out the Coals of a Dying Power Source".

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Reorganization, Mergers Gather Pace in Coal Sector

Mergers and reorganization of China's central coal enterprises are speeding up, amid the government's effort to promote industry concentration and deepen supply-side structural reform.

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Disgraced Coal CEO Picks Fight With Lawmakers After Being Released From Prison

Massey Ex-CEO Don Blankenship challenged Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to a debate, shortly after his one-year prison ended.

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Examining Coal Related to Affordable Energy

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hit a raw nerve in Washington recently when he announced his department will undertake a study of the possible impact that federal regulations have had on U.S. electric grid reliability.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

Ramaco Resources reported a net loss of $3.1 million, or $0.10 per share for the quarter ending March 31, 2017 compared with a net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.17 per share, for the quarter ending March 31, 2016.

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Chinese Supply Reforms Driving Seaborne Thermal Coal Prices

Chinese supply reforms are likely to continue to drive Asian seaborne thermal coal prices, which will have a knock-on effect across the globe, a Wood McKenzie analyst said Thursday.

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Ukraine's Energy Ministry to Discuss Coal Supplies From U.S.

Ukraine's Energy and Coal Industry Ministry intends to discuss a possibility of supplying coal from the United States with representatives of this country, Minister Ihor Nasalyk has said on 112 TV Channel.

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Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary Works to Keep History

“Coal in the Classroom” (a certified lesson plan) has been taught to over 500 third graders in Raleigh, Fayette and Kanawha Counties. West Virginia’s economy was built on coal.

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Australia's Appin Mine Closure Affects South32 Mine Closure Affects South32 Coal Production

Problems with gas levels at New South Wales, Australia's Appin mine will see South32’s overall production of coal drop substantially.

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Foresight Coal Sales Climb as Murray Energy Takes Control

Foresight Energy, the St. Louis-based coal company active in the Illinois Basin, on Thursday reported a first-quarter jump in sales as more of its coal moved into export markets.

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President Trump Keeping Promise To Coal Miners

The latest jobs report says that 8,000 more mining jobs were added in April. That brings the grand total to more than 40,000 new mining jobs since the election of Donald J. Trump.

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Bipartisan Miners Pension Protection Act Introduced

“Our work for coal miners and their families is in full force after securing the permanent healthcare fix in the most recent budget," said Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 11, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending May 6, 2017.

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Trio of Absurdity

Climate politics are riddled with absurdity.

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Rise in Coal Prices Saves 340 Jobs at Australia's Tahmoor Mine

A rise in coal prices has saved Australia's Tahmoor colliery from closure and ensured 340 local miners will keep their jobs.

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China Plans Asteroid Base for Interstellar Travel and Mining

In an effort to mine precious metals potentially worth trillions of dollars and aid interstellar travel, China has unveiled plans to build a base on an asteroid, likely to happen “in the near future”.

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Murray Energy CEO: Without Coal, Families Will be Left 'Freezing in The Dark'

Bob Murray says coal remains essential for low cost energy and the "reliability of our electric power grid." In fact, he says, the country can't get through winter without it.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results

For the quarter, the Partnership reported a net loss of $2.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.8 million, compared to a net loss of $1.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $6.6 million in the first quarter of 2016.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2017 and a Director Change

George Dethlefsen, Chief Executive Officer of Corsa, commented, "We achieved a record level of profitability for the company in the first quarter.

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Export Met Coal Prices Fall, But Remain Attractive for US Producers

Export coking coal prices are continuing to slide for the second time in less than a year from a massive increase, and where prices end up will do a lot to determine how large a role US producers will play in the seaborne market.

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Caterpillar to Present Latest Longwall Developments at Longwall USA

Caterpillar Global Mining is returning to Longwall USA with digital displays of its complete line of longwall products.

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Steps to Ladder Safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health analyzed Mine Safety and Health Administration non-fatal injury data involving ladders to determine the impact of these injuries.

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The Good Steroids

Keep this in mind when you read about the growth in wind (5.6 percent of generation) and solar power (0.1 percent): renewable fuels subsidies are the functional equivalent of steroids for athletes. As Dynergy’s CEO puts it, “subsidies are the new war on c

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ACCCE Praises Nominations to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Earlier this week, the White House announced two nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) praised the decision to nominate these candidates.

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Falls Can Kill!

There are about 5 fall-related fatalities in the mining industry every year. Many mining companies have programs to prevent slips and falls.

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Judges Cool to Industry Arguments on EPA Jobs Analysis

A panel of federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lower court’s decision that would force the EPA to conduct an analysis of how all of its air and climate regulations affect coal industry employment.

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CSX's New Emphasis on 'Precision Railroading' Could Limit Coal Service

Transitioning under new leadership, CSX is working to improve service for all customers but an executive on Thursday warned coal customers that the railroad likely won't be able to increase service as fast as producers or utilities hope.

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Blankenship Completes Sentence for Mine Safety Crime

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Wednesday completed a one-year federal criminal sentence for conspiring to violate mine safety and health standards at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 miners died in an April 2010 explosion.

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Liberals Were Wrong! Coal is Back

Donald Trump was called a liar and a charlatan for going to WV, PA and other parts of economically depressed Appalachia promising that he would bring back coal jobs. “Coal is dead,” the Sierra Club declared triumphantly to its donors last year.

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Democratic Group Seeks a Different Way Forward for Coal

While President Trump has pledged to revive the coal industry by rolling back regulations and ignoring climate change, a group of pro-coal Democrats says they have a better approach.

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States Sue Over President Trump Decision to Restart Coal Lease Program

Four U.S. states filed a lawsuit Tuesday over President Donald Trump's decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands, saying the block of the leasing program was reversed without studying what's best for the environment and for taxpayers.

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US EIA Says Gas Prices Could See Modest Boost From Exports, Demand

US Energy Information Administration projections for natural gas prices are headed up year on year, the agency said Tuesday in its monthly outlook.

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Almost 900 Jobs Announced for Bowen Basin Mine in Australia

A Japanese steel company has announced it will create 350 construction jobs and 545 ongoing jobs at a Bowen Basin mine in Australia.

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Australia: Mining Exports Up But Prices Uncertain

Australia will continue to ship more resources into global markets over the next two years as a ramp-up in liquefied natural gas exports offsets flattening growth in iron ore and coal.

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The Washington Journal Holds a Discussion on the Coal Industry

Robert Murray talked about the future of the coal industry and story of his Murray Energy Corporation company.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA expects growth in demand for U.S. coal exports to contribute to a 5% increase in coal production in 2017.

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Ceremony Marks 25th Anniversary of Westray Mine Disaster in Nova Scotia, Canada

Twenty-five years after she lost her husband to one of Nova Scotia, Canada's worst coal mining disasters, Darlene Dollimont-Svenson still finds it difficult talking about the life they once shared.

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Glencore Puts Australian Coking Coal Mine on Block

Glencore said on Tuesday it has begun a sale process for its Tahmoor coking coal mine ahead of plans to halt operations next year, adding to a growing number of collieries on the block in Australia.

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Pro-Trump Coal Company Sues NYT For ‘False’ Allegations About Coal Mine Disaster

One of the largest coal companies in the U.S. filed a lawsuit against The New York Times earlier this month claiming the paper falsely stated the energy producer lied about the causes of a mine disaster.

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Old King Coal Returns to West Frankfort, Illinois

Nostalgia comes to Southern Illinois this week as West Frankfort's Old King Coal Festival gets underway with the theme "I Love Coal" Thursday, May 11.

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President Trump Brings Back Half of Lost Mining Jobs — Already!

The latest jobs report says that 8,000 more mining jobs were added in April. That brings the grand total to more than 40,000 new mining jobs since the election of Donald J. Trump.

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Komatsu Jettisons Joy Global Name

Joy Global Inc., a mining equipment manufacturer with 133 years of history and nearly 1,000 employees in Milwaukee, is now officially Komatsu Mining Corp.

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Peabody Energy: Setting an Example in Successful Mining Safety and Health Management

NMA has recognized Peabody Energy for being the first company to be independently certified under its CORESafety® system in 2016.

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Memorial to Hundreds Killed in England's Biggest Mining Disaster

The Oaks Colliery Disaster, which wrought so much devastation, was remembered yesterday as over a thousand people joined a huge procession, which bought the town to a standstill, for the unveiling of a new memorial.

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Death Toll in Mine Explosion Rises to 42

Iranian search crews have found seven more bodies at the site of last week's coal mine explosion in northern Golestan province, raising the number of confirmed fatalities in the incident to 42, state TV reported today.

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Coking Coal Price Slumps Again

The price of coking coal plunged again on Monday with the industry benchmark price tracked by the Steel Index dropping 6% or $12.40 to $199.40 a tonne.

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Local Capabilities Keep Komatsu Mining Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It was with great fanfare that Komatsu Mining Corp. announced the rebranding of its Joy Global facilities, hosting employees, elected officials, media and executives from Japan today in a large tent at its production facility near Miller Park.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 8, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 5, 2017.

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CNX Coal Resources: A Key Partner in Fueling America

CNX Coal Resource's Harvey Mine is part of one of the largest underground coal mine complexes in the country. Featuring an array of the latest mining technologies, it showcases modern mining and the skills of our nation’s coal miners.

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Gas Leak in Coal Mine in Central China Kills 18 Miners

The leak happened on Sunday morning when miners were working in the shaft of the mine in Youxian county in Hunan province.

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After a Series of Court Wins, the Question Remains: Can President Trump Bring Back Coal?

"While there won't be a comeback, it will still be a major fuel source in the United States," said Peter Marsters, a research analyst for Rhodium Group.

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Mine Conference to Show How Germany is Saving Mine-Related Marvels

Germany is saving its coal mine-related engineering marvels unlike the United States where historic breakers and railroads are being destroyed.

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EPA Chief Promises to Rescue Himself From Lawsuits, Advocates for Coal

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a memo to agency employees last week saying that he would recuse himself from lawsuits that he brought against the Agency as Oklahoma Attorney General, according to Reuters.

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Canada's Trudeau Mulls Coal Ban in Response to US Lumber Tariffs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the leader of timber-rich British Columbia that he would consider her request to ban thermal coal shipments in retaliation for new US tariffs on softwood slumber.

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What Has Happened to the US Coal Industry Under Trump?

In southern West Virginia, coal output through mid-April rose by 9 percent compared to one year ago, according to a report by Bloomberg, and the value of publicly traded U.S. coal companies has doubled over the past year, now estimated to be $15 billion.

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Employee Death Under Investigation at Montana's Colstrip Mine

The Rosebud County Sheriff and Coroner Allen Fulton confirmed an investigation began Saturday around 5 p.m. surrounding the death of an employee at the Westmoreland Coal Company mine in Colstrip, Montana.

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New Hope Gains Approval for $222 Million Colton Coal Mine Project in Australia

New Hope Group has secured approval from the Queensland, Australia Government for its A$300m ($222m) Colton Coal mine project.

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Death Toll Mounts in Iran Coal Mine Tragedy

The confirmed death toll in a mining accident in northeastern Iran rose to 35 on Monday after rescue teams found the bodies of another 13 miners, according to a local official.

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Miners at Disaster Site Besiege Iranian President's Car

Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election.

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Praises Coal Miners for Efforts in Securing Benefits

“It took five years to get this legislation passed,” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told members of United Mine Workers Local 7604 Saturday afternoon.

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Rosebud Mining Reports $1 Million Theft

More than $1 million worth of coal mining equipment operating components have been reported stolen from machinery at a mine site east of Blairsville, Pennsylvania.

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Anglo American to Sell Drayton Coal Mine in Australia

Anglo American has agreed to divest its 88.17% stake in the Drayton thermal coal mine and Drayton South project in Australia to Malabar Coal.

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Newmont Mining Corporation Receives Top Mining Industry Safety Certification

“We congratulate Newmont on this noteworthy achievement and want to recognize and thank Gary Goldberg for his role in the development of CORESafety,” said Hal Quinn, president and CEO of NMA.

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Coal India Weighs LSE Listing

Coal India officials have tapped the representatives of the London Stock Exchange to explore norms regarding listing on the overseas bourse.

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West Virginia Coal Miner Launches Senate Bid

Jimmy “Bo” Copley, the laid-off West Virginia coal miner who famously confronted Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign after her comment about putting coal miners “out of business,” has launched a campaign to become a U.S. Senator.

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Coal India Hopes for Export Deal With Bangladesh This Year

State-owned Coal India hopes to conclude an agreement with the government of Bangladesh this year, to start export of coal to the country.

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Sale of Two Rio Tinto Coking Coal Mines in Australia Attracts Buyers

The sale of two Rio Tinto coking coal mines in Australia is attracting scores of interested buyers as private equity and public companies compete for a foothold in one of the year's hottest commodities, four sources familiar with the matter said on Friday

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Ivanka Trump to Meet EPA Chief of Paris Decision

Axios reported Thursday that the president's daughter, a White House adviser who supports staying in the pact, will discuss the matter directly with the Environmental Protection Agency head, an opponent.

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Revenues Soar for Wyoming's Top Coal Producer

Wyoming’s largest coal producer saw its revenue soar 29 percent in the first three months of the year compared with 2016, pulling in $1.33 billion.

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Two States Move Ahead of Kentucky in Coal Production

Kentucky fell to fifth place in coal production last year, according to government numbers, surrendering the No. 3 spot it held for more than two decades.

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Hopes Fade for Iran Miners After 26 Die in Failed Rescue Bid

Rescuers battled hazardous conditions Thursday at a coal mine in northern Iran where 26 miners died as attempts failed to save workmates trapped deep underground after an explosion.

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Buyers Ready to Pounce on Rio Tinto Coking Coal Mines

The sale of two Rio Tinto coking coal mines in Australia is attracting scores of interested buyers as private equity and public companies compete for a foothold in one of the year’s hottest commodities, four sources familiar with the matter said on Friday

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Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

The Japanese government set its 2030 power generation target shares for coal at 26%, nuclear at 22%, and gas at 27%.

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China Fuels Coal Renaissance As President Trump Weighs Global Warming Treaty

China is generating more electricity than ever from coal-fired power plants and backing the construction of about one dozen coal plants in Pakistan over the next 15 years.

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Senior Policy Adviser Says EPA Chief is Here to Help the Coal Industry

Top staffers at the Environmental Protection Agency are signaling they are on the side of the coal industry with remarks given by senior policy advisor Mandy Gunasekara at the coal industry's Eastern Fuel Buyers conference.

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China's Coal Imports Take Temporary Hit From Australian Cyclone

China’s coal imports from the seaborne market fell in April, with top exporting countries unable to fully cash in on the loss of Australian shipments in the wake of a powerful cyclone that knocked out mines and infrastructure.

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Trump’s EPA: Coal Is A ‘Safeguard’ Against Attacks On Electric Grid

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said Wednesday that removing coal production from the U.S. grid would make the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

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Greenhills Awarded Safest Coal Mine in Canada Again

This is the fourth consecutive year that Greenhills Operations has received the award, which goes to the mine that experienced the lowest reportable injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked in Canada.

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Peabody Posts Higher Q1 Revenue

US coal major Peabody Energy has reported a 29% increase in revenue for the first quarter ended March, driven by an increase in production in the US and Australia.

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Iran Mine Explosion Kills Scores as Rescue Efforts Continue

At least 30 people have been killed following an explosion in a coal mine in Golestan Province, in northern Iran, according to reports from state media today.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 4, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending April 29, 2017.

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Massey Investor Suit Tossed as Blankenship Nears Freedom

Former Massey Energy Co. directors won’t have to face an investor lawsuit blaming them for a series of safety failures that led to the deaths of 29 coal-mine workers.

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Special Report: Should Coal Country Roll Back State Laws and Rely on Feds?

Changes to coal mine inspection regulations in mining mainstays such as Kentucky and West Virginia are the latest in legislative pushes to roll back state mine inspections and yield to federal oversight.

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Hard Coking Coal Price Discovery Increasingly Eyes Futures After Trade Thwarted by Cyclone

Coking coal futures prices are becoming regularly cited by traders, as physical cargo activity for the bulk of Australia spot trade last month was impacted by cyclone damage to railways in Queensland, and a quarterly industry reference was delayed.

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Pakistan Ramps Up Coal Power With Chinese-Backed Plants

With much of the world pouring investments into renewable and clean energy, Pakistan is drawing criticism for welcoming Chinese investment in coal-fired power plants as part of a plan to boost urgently needed generating capacity.

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Peabody Reports Earnings For Quarter Ended March 31, 2017; Revises Financial Targets For Full-Year 2017

Peabody today revised its full-year financial targets to reflect higher metallurgical coal volumes even in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie in Australia.

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EPA Chief: US Needs Coal to Protect Electric Grid

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency argued Wednesday that using coal for electricity is necessary for the reliability of the electric grid.

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Coal Producer Digs New Financial Ground

Alpha Natural Resources has reported it has entered into a new $60 million accounts receivable purchase facility with Hitachi Capital America Corp. and a new $200 million letter of credit facility with Citibank.

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Iran Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 35 as Rescuers Continue Search for Survivors

A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, as rescuers on Thursday worked for a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast.

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West Virginia Coal Mine Bill Would Curb Safety Regulations

Senate Bill 582 was introduced on Saturday by State Sen. Randy Smith. He proposes favoring federal standards over state standards on issues like mine ventilation, fire protection and accident investigations.

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West Virginia Congressman Jenkins and Senator Manchin Talk About Funding

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke Wednesday about the permanent solution to funding health care for retired coal miners and their widows.

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Scary Perry

The Department of Energy will study “critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.”

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Iran Coal Mine Explosion Kills 21, Leaves Dozens Trapped More Than a Mile Underground

A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing up to 21 miners and trapping dozens more than a mile underground, state media reported.

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Their Agenda is Showing

“Thousands of people marched in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon in support of political action to combat climate change.” Headlines like this were commonplace around the country this past weekend regarding the so-called “People’s Climate March.”

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Faith in Coal Breathing New Life Into Australia's Surat Basin Plan

New life has been breathed into Glencore’s $6 billion Wandoan thermal coal project, east of Roma, as mining companies dust off plans for developments in the Surat Basin in Eastern Australia.

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Philippine Congress Rejects Appointee Who Ordered Mines Shut

The Philippine Congress rejected Wednesday the appointment of the country's acting environment chief who ordered the closure and suspension of dozens of mines that she says harm the environment and local communities.

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ACCCE Commends EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Support for Coal Fleet

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity appreciates EPA Administrator Pruitt’s comments today on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” supporting the need for diverse energy sources, including coal, to maintain a resilient electricity grid.

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EPA Promotes Cooperation With States to Facilitate Safe Disposal of Coal Ash

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter today informing states that EPA is working on guidance for implementing state permitting programs that allow flexibility in individual permits to manage the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals.

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Congress Includes $10 Million for Southwest Virginia Coal Communities in Spending Plan

A proposed federal spending bill that took shape in Congress over the weekend includes $10 million in funding for economic development projects to help communities in Southwest Virginia hit hard by the decline of the coal industry.

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AIMEX to Showcase Collaboration and the Latest Advancements

The organizers have announced The Breakthrough, a new feature area showcasing the latest technological advancements for the mining industry.

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Australian Politician Barnaby Joyce Says Australia has 'Moral Obligation' to Supply Coal to Poorer Nations

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has defended the proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland, saying Australia has a "moral obligation" to help poorer nations keep their lights on.

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Dozens Trapped as Iran Coal Mine Explosion Kills at Least 2

A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two, state media reported.

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West Virginia Delegate Rupie Phillips Opposes Governor's Severance Tax Plan

“With our coal companies and miners just now getting back on their feet, I can’t image why someone would push through a plan that threatens to pull the rug out from underneath them,” said Phillips, who represents portions of Logan, Boone and Wyoming count

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Inside the Coal Industry’s Split Over The Paris Agreement

Members of the mining industry’s largest lobbying group voted in late April against staying in the Paris climate accord, sending a signal to the Trump administration that miners don’t support the global warming agreement.

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West Virginia Coal Worker Takes Aim at Joe Manchin's Senate Seat

A former coal industry worker plans to challenge West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin in 2018.

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NACCO Industries, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

NACCO Industries, Inc. today announced consolidated net income of $5.0 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, and revenues of $168.6 million for the first quarter of 2017.

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Recent Deaths of Miners Working Alone Spurs MSHA Outreach

In the first three months of 2017, five miners died in accidents that occurred when they were working alone on mine property.

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Leftists Revealed

For once Mother Nature cooperated with the global warming protestors. There were no snowstorms. No cold fronts. No “Al Gore effect” in D.C. One could almost hear Bill Nye, Leonardo DiCaprio, et al. breathe a sigh of relief.

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Clean Coal Technologies: Vital for U.S. Energy Security, Export Opportunities

It remains undeniable that West Virginia and the United States have an abundance of natural resources, and throughout our history, we have used and relied on these resources, particularly coal, to build and defend the nation.

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Arch Coal, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Arch Coal, Inc. today reported first quarter 2017 net income of $51.7 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, compared with $33.4 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Clean Coal Must Be Part of Our Energy Future

We already know that clean coal is an obtainable objective. West Virginia is home to Longview Power Plant, the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power plant in North America.

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CONSOL Energy Reports First Quarter Results; Increased 2017 and 2018 Production Guidance to 420-440 Bcfe and 490-520 Bcfe

The company reported a net loss of $34 million for the quarter, less $5 million of net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, for a net loss attributable to CONSOL Energy shareholders of $39 million or a loss of $0.17 per diluted share.

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Drummond Company, Inc. Announces Appointment of Nathaniel Drummond as Senior Vice President

"Nathaniel has been instrumental in the expansion of Drummond's coal sales in international markets, including Europe, Asia and Latin America," said Mike Tracy, CEO of Drummond Company, Inc.

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Coal Country Is Back, Along With Signing Bonuses and Pay Raises

Like a mountain stream reviving after a drought, money is trickling into Appalachia again. Chinese production curbs, Trump’s anti-regulatory policies and investor bets that have doubled the market value of U.S. coal companies to $15 billion.

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Despite a Battle Won, 'War on Coal' Far From Over

There is cautious optimism permeating throughout Wyoming these days. A state that has been rattled by declining revenues, layoffs and bankruptcies has awoken to a new reality under the Trump administration. Coal, once again, has an ally in the White House

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 1, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 28, 2017.

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CNX Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the First Quarter 2017

"Despite abnormally soft winter heating demand, we were able to achieve near-record sales and production volumes, higher revenue per ton, and solid cost performance." said Jimmy Brock, Chief Executive Officer of CNX Coal Resources GP LLC.

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Budget Deal Fixes Retired Miner Health Benefits

More than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage was set to expire this month will instead see that coverage extended permanently under the new congressional spending plan, West Virginia lawmakers said today.

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Australian Officials Slam Banks Decision to Refuse Backing Country's Largest Coal Project

As "strange" and "disappointing" qualified Australia’s Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann the decision by the country’s four biggest banks to rule out or withdraw funding for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project.

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Unions Praise McConnell for Deal to Fix Health Benefits of Retired Miners

Health benefits that were in jeopardy for more than 22,000 retired union miners and widows, including more than 3,000 in Kentucky, would be extended permanently under a deal announced Monday.

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Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. Reports Quarterly Financial Results; Declares Quarterly Distribution of $0.55 Per Unit

The announced distribution is payable on May 19, 2017 to AHGP's unitholders of record as of the close of trading on May 12, 2017 and is equal to the distributions declared for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Reports Year-Over-Year Increases to Quarterly Coal Volumes, Revenues, Net Income and EBITDA

On the strength of increased coal sales volumes and higher other sales and operating revenues, total revenues for the 2017 Quarter rose 11.7% to $461.1 million.

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Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Coal has long had a grip on American politics. That's why politicians worry about its fate. They tout the fossil fuel's contribution to the U.S. economy, but lately they've also been trying to find a way to clean up coal's image.

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Certification Opens Doors for Cogar Manufacturing

With implementation assistance from the Robert C. Byrd Institute, Cogar Manufacturing of Glen White, West Virginia has earned ISO 9001: 2015 certification, which will open new doors and present diversification opportunities in international markets.

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The Struggle for Coal Miners' Healthcare and Pension

Your time and effort finds large bipartisan support both in chambers, yet occurred up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell has repeatedly opposed shoring in the pension fund.

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Analyst Believes Coal Rebound Will Be Modest

A West Virginia native who is now a coal analyst says while there has been some rebound or the U.S. coal industry, it’s still fragile.

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Orion to Reopen Australia's Blair Athol Coal Mine in June

Orion Mining is preparing to restart operations at the Blair Athol coal mine in Queensland, Australia next month after it satisfied several conditions required by the state government for production to begin.

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