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Seaborne Prices Up Amid Australia Mining Disruption, Tighter Import Quota in Chinese City

Seaborne coking coal prices rose on Thursday, February 21 amid a suspension of operations at a mine in Queensland, Australia and with the emergence of a smaller quota for imported coal in a major city in northeastern China.

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Colombia's Met Coke Outlook Uncertain After Strong 2018

Colombia produced around 8mn t of coking coal in 2018, up by 33.8pc from 5.98mn t in 2017, according to Fenalcarbon's estimates.

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Warrior Met Coal Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

Warrior reported fourth quarter 2018 net income of $374.2 million, or $7.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $97.2 million, or $1.83 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018

Corsa reported net and comprehensive income of $10.3 million, or $0.09 per share attributable to shareholders, for the fourth quarter 2018, compared to $83.5 million, or $0.74 per share attributable to shareholders, for the fourth quarter 2017.

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EIA: Weekly U.S. Coal Production Rises 5.6% on Week, Falls 10% on Year

Weekly U.S. coal production totaled an estimated 13.78 million st in the week that ended February 16, up 5.6% from a week earlier but down 10% compared with the year-ago week, U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday.

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S&P: Export Demand Helping to Slow Decline in U.S. Coal Industry

After hitting a near-term low in early 2016, average U.S. coal mining employment has risen steadily as total production hovers below a rate of 200 million tons per quarter, though the overall trends belie regional differences.

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Warrior Targets HVA Market With Blue Creek Development

Warrior Met Coal is weighing up options to develop its Blue Creek mine in Alabama, targeting expansion into the high-volatile type A coking coal market.

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China's Met Coal Buyers Unfazed by Reports of Tightening Port Restrictions

China's metallurgical coal buyers remained largely unfazed Friday as more details emerged of port restrictions tightening on cargoes arriving from main supplier Australia, market sources said.

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Obama EPA Regulations Blamed for Closure of 100-Year-Old Coal Plant

A coal-fired power plan that’s operated for more than 100 years is shutting down, and its owners say Obama-era regulations are to blame.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending February 16, 2019.

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Anglo American Suspends Production at Australian Moranbah North Met Coal Mine

Operations at Anglo American's Moranbah North coking coal mine in Queensland, Australia has been suspended until further notice, the company said in a statement Thursday.

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West Virginia Coal Miners Rally For Black Lung Legislation

Miners and advocates rallied Wednesday at the West Virginia Capitol in support of a series of bills aimed at preventing and treating severe black lung disease.

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Peabody Elects Andrea Bertone to Board of Directors

Bertone spent 15 years at Duke Energy, including seven years as President of Duke Energy International with executive responsibility for coal, gas and hydro assets across a number of countries.

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Pioneering Dust Suppression Firm Sponsors Mining Scholarship

Sponsored by BossTek, the Barry Eaton Brown Memorial Scholarship is available to mining engineering students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

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World Coal Association Response to Glencore Announcement

Our position on the climate and energy has always been clear– we support a balanced approach that integrates climate and energy policy that works towards a low emission future.

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Indiana: Liberty Mine in Warrick County to Close, Following Alcoa Move to Buy From Other Sources

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development was told of the closure in a letter from White Stallion Energy of Evansville. The letter was sent to comply with the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

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Ameren Issues 'Smart Energy Plan'

BURN MORE COAL will be testing Ameren to see how smart the plan really is.

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Forward or Back?

Left unchecked, Green campaigners would drag civilization back to a deadlier and dirtier time.

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China: We Have Stopped Ordering Coal From Australia

Chinese coal traders have reportedly stopped ordering Australian coal as clearing times through China’s customs have doubled to at least 40 days.

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Not Invited to Bid, Power Firms May Sue Coal India

Power companies that participated in an auction for long-term fuel supply contracts may sue Coal India for holding another round of auction and not allowing them to bid.

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Virginia Businessman's Sole Bid Wins Kemmerer Mine, Omits Retiree Benefits as Expected

A Virginia businessman will be the newest coal player in Wyoming after being the sole bidder for a bankrupt firm’s coal mine in Lincoln County, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court in southern Texas on Tuesday.

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West Virginia Supreme Court to Consider Two Questions in Farmington No. 9 Appeal

The West Virginia Supreme Court soon will consider a question — and perhaps two — that could decide whether the families of 78 miners killed in the 1968 Farmington No. 9 explosion can sue Consolidation Coal over a fraudulent concealment claim.

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Correcting an Insult to Miners

A half century ago, Congress was in the midst of a major debate about Coal Mine Health and Safety. A key component was the high incidence rate of Black Lung.

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Tampa Electric's 2018 Coal Burn Falls 30% on Year to 1.6 Mil St

Tampa Electric burned 1.6 million st of coal in 2018, down 30% from 2.3 million st burned in 2017, the company said Tuesday.

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Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization Using Geovia Whittle - Toronto, Canada, May 6-10, 2019 - 5 days

This is a course designed for mining and resource industry professionals including directors, project managers, mine planners, mining engineers, geoscientists, geologists, metallurgists, financial analyst, and decision makers.

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India Puts Private Coal Mining on the Backburner

Opening up of the Indian coal sector for commercial mining by private miners has officially been put on the backburner.

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NIOSH Announces Free, Confidential Screenings for Coal Miners

The screenings are intended to detect coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung, early. Black lung is a serious but preventable occupational lung disease caused by coal miners breathing respirable coal mine dust.

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Cloud Peak Trims Costs, 15 Jobs

Troubles for Wyoming-based Cloud Peak Energy Corp. continue with the elimination of 15 salaried jobs, including lobbyists and public affairs positions.

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Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar Save the Date!

This year’s KY Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar is scheduled for Friday, September 6 at the Clarion Hotel North in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Peabody Mines Receive Safety Award

Peabody’s North Complex, which includes Caballo and Rawhide mines, recently received the President’s Award for the best U.S. surface mine safety performance in 2018.

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Australia's Biggest Coal Miner Moves to Cap Global Output

Australia's largest coal miner Glencore will cap its global coal output at current levels in the wake of pressure from activist shareholders as part of a pivot towards minerals used in renewable technologies.

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China Delays Coal Imports From Australia

China has delayed customs clearance of coal imports from Australia by as long as 40 days raising speculation that the world’s biggest shipper of the commodity is being targeted at a time of strained relations between the two nations.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: February 19, 2019

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

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Editorial: West Virginia Coal Industry's Future Lies in Met Coal

For years, Arch Coal has sat on reserves of high-quality metallurgical coal in Barbour County while it developed its Leer mining complex to the north in Taylor County.

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American Resources Corp. Moves to Nasdaq

Indiana-based American Resources Corp. has begun trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market. The company is underwriting a public offering of one million shares of common stock, which is expected to close Wednesday.

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American Miners Act of 2019 Needs to Become Law

Another year, another battle for coal miners in West Virginia and across the United States.

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Indian Power Utilities' April 2018 - January 2019 Thermal Coal Imports Up 5% on Year

Of the total, around 17.32 million mt was imported by 30 utilities for blending purposes, while 32.84 million mt was imported by nine utilities, which run their thermal power stations on imported coal only.

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Jaisen Kohmuench of Eriez® Selected as 2018 Frank F. Aplan Award Winner

The award will be presented at a banquet on February 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, during the SME 2019 Annual Conference and Expo and Colorado Mining Association 121st National Western Conference.

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Troubled Wyoming Coal Producer Trims Salaried Positions

Wyoming’s Cloud Peak Energy, one of the state’s largest coal producers, eliminated 15 salaried positions last week including most of its government affairs team, the company confirmed Monday.

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Mining Company Ordered to Pay $1.4 Million in Back Wages, Damages

The operator of three underground coal mines in southern West Virginia is ordered to pay $1,435,028 in back pay and damages to 214 workers.

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Coronado Coal Misses Profit Guidance as it Becomes World's Largest Coking Coal Miner

Newly listed coal miner Coronado Coal has missed its forecast profit guidance despite beating its revenue expectations.

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Chinese Traders Freeze Australian Coal Orders Amid 40-Day Customs Delays

Chinese coal traders have stopped ordering Australian coal as clearing times through China's customs have doubled to at least 40 days, according to major buyers in China and international coal merchants, resulting in a sharp fall in Australian prices.

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Electra Mining Botswana Recognized as Essential Industry Trade Platform

Now in its 4th edition, the country’s leading mining, industrial and power generation expo returns in September together with the recently launched A-OSH Expo Botswana.

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India's Thermal Coal Imports Likely to Rise 10 Percent in 2019

India’s thermal coal imports could rise by about 10 percent to 174-177 million tonnes in 2019, an executive from Adani Power said on Tuesday.

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BLM Approves Alton Coal Lease and Modification Plants for SUFCO Mine

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has approved the Alton Coal Tract coal lease in Kane County, Utah and two lease modification proposals for the SUFCO Mine in Sevier County, Utah.

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No Blowin' in the Wind Today...MISO Wind at 1.1%

The Green New Deal is supplying the Midwest with 1.1% of its electricity this afternoon.

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Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes

Caterpillar Inc. announced today several officer moves including changes in responsibilities for three Executive Office members, new roles for two current vice presidents and the appointment of two new vice presidents.

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20th Annual IMI Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser

The 20th Annual IMI Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course, Okawville, IL.

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Cast of “Matewan” lines up in support of Blair Centennial Project

The cast of the 1987 John Sayles film “Matewan” are banding together to support the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum’s efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain in 2021.

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Ohio: 25th Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner-Auction

The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of mining, construction, agriculture, logging, transportation, and oil & gas history.

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Mine Trespassing Bill Likely Before Full House This Week in West Virginia

In West Virginia, the bill creating the new offense of mine trespass will be taken up by the full of the House of Delegates this week after gaining approval in the House Judiciary Committee back on Friday.

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$23 Million Spent in Virginia on Reclaiming Abandoned Mine Sites

In an effort to reclaim abandoned mine sites, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy has spent upwards of $23 million to improve the Hurley Community of Buchanan County.

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New Congress Press Interior on Cancellation of Strip-Mine Health Study

The new Democratic leadership in Congress is investigating why the Department of the Interior stopped a major study of the health impacts of mountaintop removal and other surface mines.

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England: Service for West Stanley Pit Disaster That Claimed 168 Lives

A memorial service has been held to mark the 110th anniversary of a coal mining disaster which claimed the lives of 168 men and boys.

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Coal Mine Collapses in Turkey

A coal mine collapsed in Turkey’s Mugla province, Trend reports with reference to the Turkish media.

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India's Coal Imports Rise 5 Percent to 190 MT in April-January

Coal imports were at 180.61 (MT) in the April-January period of the previous fiscal, the report by mjunction services showed.

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Three Coal Ships Loaded at Dominion Terminal in Week Ended February 15; Two More at the Pier

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 144,438 st of coal on three coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week ended February 15, down from four with 274,969 st a week earlier, company data showed Friday.

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McConnell's Opposition to Green New Deal Comes as He Backs Coal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to put Democratic presidential candidates in an uncomfortable position by forcing them to vote on the controversial Green New Deal being pitched by rising Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Judge Rules Coal Company Can Eliminate Kemmerer Retirees' Health Care, Union Contract

In Wyoming, retired coal miners from Kemmerer likely lost their company health benefits Friday when a judge decided that Westmoreland Coal Co. could eliminate retirement health care and a union contract in order to sell the Kemmerer coal mine.

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Analyzing Westmoreland Resource Partners & Cloud Peak Energy

We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

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BURN MORE COAL Files Shareholder Proposal With Southern Company

Southern has announced its intention to exit coal and boasts about cutting CO2 emissions. We want Southern to explain to shareholders how the claim, below, is a benefit to anyone or anything.

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West Virginia Senators Manchin, Capito Push for Passing of American Miners Act of 2019

The American Miners Act of 2019 was once again up for discussion this week in the U.S. Senate.

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New Mine to Open in Kentucky

The mine is one that has been in the works for several years but now appears about ready to start.

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'War on Coal' is Over, Trump Team Trumpets, as it Approves Two Utah Mining Projects

Proclaiming an end to the “war on coal,” federal land managers delivered a Valentine’s Day gift to Utah’s coal country, announcing the award of a long-awaited lease to Alton Coal Development Co.

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JRL Coal General Manager John Quintrell Presents Bright Outlook in Appalachia

General Manager John Quintrell of Kentucky-based JRL Coal was the first of an impressive list of speakers to discuss potential and promise in the mountains as part of the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Speaker Series.

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South32 Finalizing Preferred List of Coal Mine Bidders

Good operating results and high commodity prices helped to improve South32’s earnings to shareholders in the six months to December 31, when underlying earnings rose 18% to $642-million.

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DC Circuit Hands EPA Big Science Win

A huge win for all of us… thanks to eight years of advocacy by BURN MORE COAL co-founder Steve Milloy. If you read Milloy’s book, then you already know that corrupt Obama EPA science advisory boards royally screwed the coal industry.

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South Africa: Mantashe Calls on Ventilation to be Restored at Gloria to Expedite Body Recovery

South African mines minister, Gwede Mantashe, said it was vital ventilation was restored to the Gloria coal mine in Mpumalanga province so that the search and recovery process of trapped miners’ bodies could be expedited.

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A Timely Reminder of the Essential Value of Coal Power

With temperatures across much of the country dipping well-below zero, our energy systems, particularly the electricity grid, were pushed to the limit.

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SME/CAS Registration OPEN

Registration is now OPEN for the SME/CAS Spring Meeting scheduled for April 12-13, 2019 in Lexington.

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Colombia Coal Output Likely to Hold Steady in 2019, Companies Say

Colombia's coal production and exports are likely to remain steady this year, companies said on Wednesday, amid predictions international prices for the fuel will fall in 2019.

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Australia's Whitehaven Coal Trims 2018-2019 Production Guidance

Australian coal mining company Whitehaven has trimmed its fiscal 2018-2019 (July-June) saleable production guidance to 21.5 million-22.5 million mt, from 22 million-23 million mt, the company said Friday in its first-half results.

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Robert Murray: Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Destroys Low-Cost Energy

Murray Energy CEO Opens a New Window. Robert Murray said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Opens a New Window. will destroy America and senators Opens a New Window. who support it should know better.

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Australian Coal-to-Hydrogen Pilot Gets Green Light

A world-first pilot project which will convert Australian brown coal to hydrogen for export to Japan has been approved by the Environment Protection Authority today.

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The War on Coal is Over: Interior Announces Historic Coal Projects in Utah

DOI has announced the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of two historic mining projects in Utah – the $12.3 million Alton Coal Tract coal lease in Kane County, Utah, and two coal lease modification proposals for the SUFCO Mine in Sevier County.

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Environmentalist Coal Executive Behind Bid for Kemmerer Mine

Virginia billionaire Tom Clarke — a businessman-turned-environmentalist-turned-coal executive — is undergirding a stalking horse bidder for Wyoming’s Kemmerer mine, according to court documents filed Wednesday in the Houston bankruptcy court.

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Southern West Virginia Mining Company Ordered to Pay Nearly $1.5 Million in Overtime/Damages

A U.S. District Court ordered Princeton-based XMV Inc., to pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages and damages to workers at three underground coal mines.

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Industrial Flow Solutions Announces the Merger of BJM Pumps and Stancor

The merged businesses will be a part of Industrial Flow Solutions, a portfolio company of May River Capital, which specializes in the design, manufacturing, sales and service of pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments.

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Teck CEO Sees Seaborne Steelmaking Coal Prices Remaining High

Teck Resources President and CEO Donald Lindsay doubled down Wednesday on his forecast for strong seaborne metallurgical coal prices, saying they should average above $200/mt for the foreseeable future given healthy demand.

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The Role of Coal in India's Energy Ambitions

India is the world’s second most populous country and figures among the world’s most rapidly growing economies.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - Thursday, February 14, 2019

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

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Revised NSPS Standards Encourage the Utilization of Emissions-Reducing Technologies, NMA Testifies at Public Hearing

The EPA's proposal to amend the 2015 New Source Performance Standards for new coal-fired power plants is an important return to a sound and lawful standard that clears the way for the utilization of advanced technologies.

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Utility Votes to Shut Coal Plant Trump Tried to Save

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s board voted to shut down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant Thursday, days after President Trump publicly called on them to keep it open.

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Evaluating Grid Reliability Requires Examining What’s to Come, Not What’s Been

It was the study energy wonks were sure was going to be a deal maker or breaker in the ongoing debate about fuel-secure sources of generation and the reliability and resilience of the grid. It turns out, the study is neither of those things.

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Canada: Threat of Closure is Best Tool to Urge Roof Safety in Nova Scotia Coal Mine

Nova Scotia’s labor minister says the threat of closure is his best tool to penalize a coal mine that broke mining rules by not reporting two massive cave-ins within the required 24 hours.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Rise in 16pc in December

Indian coking coal imports climbed higher in December as shipments to India from Canada and Mozambique ramped up

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Arch Coal Commences Development Work on a New, World-Class Coking Coal Mine in Northern West Virginia

The new mine, Leer South, will be similar in virtually every respect to Arch's existing Leer longwall mine, and will operate in the same 200-million-ton reserve base as the Leer operation.

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Westmoreland Coal Company and Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP Announce Tender Offer to Purchase Common Units of Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP for $0.01 per Common Unit in Cash

Westmoreland Coal Company Asset Corporation has commenced a tender offer to purchase all of the publicly held common units of WMLP not currently owned by Westmoreland or its affiliates for $0.01 per Common Unit in cash, without interest.

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Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Arch Coal, Inc. today reported net income of $86.1 million, or $4.44 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with net income of $81.3 million, or $3.64 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

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EIA: U.S. Coal Production Forecast to Total 722 Million St in 2019, Down 4.3% on Year

In 2020, the EIA predicts production of 682 million st, down 5.6% from 2019 expectations, according to its Short-Term Energy Outlook. U.S. coal output has not fallen below 700 million st since 1978 with 670.2 million st.

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BLM Evaluating Colorado Underground Coal Proposal

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is initiating a public scoping process for a proposed coal project in southern Colorado, Kallanish Energy reports.

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Kentucky Miners See Bright Future for Coal

In Kentucky, miners explained to the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce why they believe a future still exists for coal companies in the mountains despite the industry's steady decline in past years.

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King Coal Retreats in Europe, But Still Powers Global Growth

Coal is having a bad time in Europe. Germany – the world’s fourth largest economy – has said it will phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 while in the UK, the closure of another large coal plant was announced

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National Australia Bank Lifts Forecasts for Iron Ore, Met Coal Prices

National Australia Bank raised its forecasts for iron ore and metallurgical coal prices citing mine closures in Brazil for the former and constraints on both Australian exports and Chinese imports for the latter.

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Two From West Virginia Testify About Climate Change

Two representatives from Huntington, West Virginia shared with Congress Tuesday their views about climate change and West Virginia's role in the transition happening with energy resources.

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Overnight Energy: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Set Up Vote on Green New Deal

The Senate will hold a vote on the Green New Deal, an environmental and energy plan touted by progressives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.

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Coal Market Roundup, February 2019: 'Nobody is Making Any Money'

It’s been another disappointing few months for the U.S. coal industry. And it’s been especially grim for Western U.S. coal companies hoping that Asian exports will revive their flagging prospects.

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Canada Teck 2019 Met Coal Output Close to 2018's at 26 Mil-26.5 Mil mt

Canadian miner Teck said it expects met coal production in 2019 to be between 26 million and 26.5 million mt, little changed on 2018 volumes, and to sell just over 6 million mt in the first quarter.

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Oxford Founder Buys Back Coal Company

The founder of Oxford Resource Partners is taking back his former company and acquiring related operations in Ohio.

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Final Report, Political Input Set Stage for Thursday's Critical TVA Vote for Kentucky Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority has released its final environmental assessment of the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky just days before a key decision the board of directors is set to make regarding its future.

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Colorado: State Bill for Coal-Fired Power Plant Communities One Step Closer to Law

A Colorado House bill that officials say incentivizes the closure of coal-fired power plants like the one in Craig passed a key legislative hurdle on Monday, Feb. 11.

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Missouri S&T to Offer Mining Regulatory Standards Training

This professional development opportunity is for mid- to senior-level engineers and geoscientists in roles such as chief engineer, resource manager, exploration manager or technical services manager/engineer, and those who will soon be in such roles.

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Indonesia's Domestic Market Obligations May Impact Coal Prices in 2019

Indonesia's domestic market obligation requirements could impact thermal coal prices throughout 2019 should the country's government take action against companies that are missing their targets, S&P Global Ratings said Wednesday.

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Trump Lobbies for Coal-Fired Plant

President Donald Trump set up a new clash with an independent agency Monday with his call for the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep open an aging coal-fired plant that buys much of its coal from a company chaired by Robert Murray, one of the president's

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts that the electricity generation share from coal will average 26% in 2019 and 24% in 2020, down from 28% in 2018.

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Judge: U.S. Must Reconsider Climate Impacts of Montana Mine

U.S. officials have again been faulted by a federal judge for failing to adequately consider the potential climate change effects of expanding a massive coal mine in the sagebrush-covered hills of southeastern Montana.

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Paradise Lost? Trump Weig

Supporting the coal industry has been a major part of President Donald Trump's platform since his days on the campaign trail. So it was little surprise Monday when he pushed for the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep a coal plant in west Kentucky open

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Major Coal Mines in the U.S.

Coal continues to be a major source of energy in the U.S., despite the rise of many alternative sources of energy. Accounting for 13% of the world’s coal production, the U.S. is home to some of the biggest coal mines in the world.

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China Builds World's Largest Clean Coal Power Generation System

China has established the world's largest clean coal power generation system, setting a new milestone in cutting emissions and saving energy, the National Energy Administration said Tuesday.

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Tier 1-2 Coal Price Spread Pushing Mills to Diversify

Interest in second- and third-tier coking coal products is picking up, as persisting wider price spreads between top-tier grades and other brands encourage some steelmakers globally to further diversify their supply sources.

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Trump Urges U.S.-Owned TVA to Keep Coal Plant Open

President Donald Trump on Monday urged the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a plant in the heart of coal country, as the U.S.-owned power generator converts its operations to natural gas, nuclear and renewables for economic reasons.

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'Green New Deal' Raises Questions in Wyoming

Wyoming’s congressional delegation was fiercely critical of the most ambitious strategy to address climate change in many years, introduced last week by a handful of newcomers in Washington D.C.

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Touchstone Labs: Growing Business and Sending West Virginia Coal Into Space

Off Interstate 70 in Ohio County, West Virginia lies a small technology park that looks rather unassuming from the road but has in fact developed new technologies that are shaping everyday items from bicycles to spacecraft.

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Most Wanted Fuel: Why Coal Needs to Keep Burning

The gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement in France started last year in response to rising taxes on petrol and diesel, which were proposed by the government in a bid to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and promote renewables.

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SIMFE 2019 Being Held February 18-20

Owing to the tremendous success of previous SIMFE editions, SIMFE 2019 aims to unite the leading producers and specialists from the mining world in order to foster new partnerships and alliances.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: February 11, 2019

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

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Kentucky Residents Rally to Try and Save TVA Coal-Fired Plant

Residents in western Kentucky want to keep the last coal-fired power plant situated at a Tennessee Valley Authority generation station.

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West Virginia Senator Manchin Set Goals as Energy Committee Ranking Member

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin put forward his agenda as the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the body’s first hearing last week on Capitol Hill.

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West Virginia Senator Capito Joins Biparisan Group Reintroducing Carbon Capture Legislation

U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have reintroduced legislation aimed at promoting carbon capture research and development, according to a release from Capito’s office.

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The Green New Deal Would Destroy Us

The Green New Deal would mean national suicide. Have its authors actually considered what would happen if we eliminated fossil fuels?

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First U.S. Coal Plant in Years Opens Where No Options Exist

One way to boost coal in the U.S.: Find a spot near a mine with no access to oil or natural gas pipelines, where it’s not particularly windy and it’s dark much of the year.

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Carbon Capture Gets Another Boost From Washington

As the Green New Deal makes national headlines, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is advancing a less-heralded approach to cutting climate emissions, one with the added benefit of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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EPA Proposes Easing Carbon Dioxide Emission Standards for Coal Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed significantly loosening the standards limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.

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King II Coal Mine Could Be Extended by 20 Years

Members of the public may now comment on an environmental analysis that seeks to assess the potential impacts of expanding operations of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus for at least another 20 years.

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Hundreds Rally in Support of Keeping Coal Plant in Kentucky

The Tennessee Valley Authority has been looking into closing the last coal fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant, but Kentucky governor Matt Bevin and other officials say that could come with consequences.

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Dems Squirm as Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal

Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats' feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution.

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CONSOL Says the Market Will Gobble Up As Much Coal As It Can Produce

CONSOL Energy Inc. executives said the company’s first full year as a stand-alone coal miner was a resounding success.

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PJM Official: Fuel Diversity is Key Because Coal, Gas Both Have Limits

Both gas-fired and coal-fired power plants have weaknesses when it comes to fuel security highlighting the importance of fuel diversity in the broader conversation of grid resilience.

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Bill to Encourage Sale of Coal-Fired Plants Passes in Wyoming Senate

A bill aimed to shield against collateral damage from the coal industry’s decline passed the Wyoming Senate on Wednesday, though even the lawmakers proposing it noted that it was a Hail Mary.

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South Africa Needs Coal 'Until at Least 2040', Panel Argues

According to projections, South Africa will need to generate energy from coal until at least 2040, says Vuslat Bayoglu, managing director and co-founder of SA-focused mining investment business Menar Capital.

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Hundreds Evacuated in Brazil on Fears Over Mining Dams Safety

About 700 people were evacuated on Friday from two different towns in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais where a dam collapse last month killed at least 157 people, with nearly 200 still missing and feared dead.

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England: Beamish to Visit Newton Aycliffe With Mining Art Collection

One of the greatest loved North-East England museums will set up shop for a one-off town centre event celebrating the region’s art.

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Australia's Jellinbah Declares Force Majeure on Met Coal Exports From Abbot Point Terminal

Australia's Jellinbah Group, a major Queensland metallurgical coal miner, which produces low ash second-tier coals and mid-tier PCI, declared force majeure on some of its shipments from February 1, due to poor weather conditions at the Abbot Point Coal Te

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Xcoal Was Top U.S. Met and Thermal Coal Shipper in 2018

Xcoal was the biggest shipper of US thermal and metallurgical coal in 2018 from ports on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts serviced by shipping agent T. Parker Host, according to a recent report from the Norfolk, Virginia-based agency.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Announces Redemption of Series A-1 Preferred Interests by Kodiak

On July 19, 2017, Alliance Minerals, LLC, purchased $100 million of Preferred Interests from Kodiak, a company providing large-scale, high-utilization gas compression assets to customers operating primarily in the Permian Basin.

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Green New Deal Resoluition is Nonbinding But Has Sweeping Energy Targets

The brief joint resolution also advocated for a "fair and just transition" for workers and communities affected by the move to a lower-emitting economy.

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Canada: Donkin Mine Employees Back on the Job

Donkin Mine officials say all of their employees are now back to work following a roof fall in December which suspended operations.

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NETL Releases 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology

NETL’s 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology, which provides a technical summary of its Carbon Capture program, is now available.

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U.S. Production and Use of Refined Coal Continues to Increase

For the first three quarters of 2018, EIA estimates that refined coal production totaled 121 million short tons, which is 21% of the total U.S. coal production of 563 million short tons.

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West River to Attend Upcoming Trade Shows

West River has plans to attend the 2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo to be held in Denver, Colorado, February 24-27, 2019. West River will also be at the upcoming Bluefield Coal Show to be held on September 11-13, 2019 in Bluefield, West Virginia.

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Alcoa Warrick Operations Decides to 'Put on Hold' Coal Mining Expansion at Liberty Mine

Alcoa Warrick Operations said it has "decided to put on hold" a long-discussed expansion of coal mining at Liberty Mine, in Warrick County, Indiana.

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Renewables, Nuclear, CCS to Play Role in Decarbonized Economy

Renewables, nuclear power and carbon capture and sequestration each have a role to play in a decarbonized economy, experts said at during an afternoon panel discussion as part of the University of Texas Energy Week conference in Austin.

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Coal Production May Have Reached a Point of No Return, Per Projections

EIA's projections show that even without the Clean Power Plan, coal is on the decline.

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Normal Mining at Peabody's Australian North Goonyella Met Coal Mine to Resume Early 2020

Peabody Energy's Australian North Goonyella metallurgical coal mine is expected to return to normal mining activities early next year after a fire and elevated gas levels led to the suspension of its operations last year, the company said Wednesday.

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NETL Releases 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology

NETL’s 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology, which provides a technical summary of its Carbon Capture program, is now available.

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Democrats' 'Green New Deal' is a Crazy New Deal that would be a disaster for us all

The Green New Deal nonbinding congressional resolution unveiled by Democratic lawmakers Thursday calls for economically destructive and environmentally toxic extremist policies that would be an utter disaster for our country and the American people.

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EIA: Weekly U.S. Coal Production Drops 8.2% on Week. 16.4% on Year

Weekly U.S. coal production totaled an estimated 13.04 million st in the week that ended February 2, down 8.2% from a week earlier and 16.4% from the year-ago week, as all four major basins saw four-week lows, US Energy Information Administration showed.

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CONSOL Sets Records at Pennsylvania Mining Complex

CONSOL Energy Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $46.0 million and cash provided by operating activities of $83.3 million, Kallanish Energy reports.

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U.S. Coking Coal Exports Rise Further in November

U.S. coking coal exports rose by 3pc on the year in November, as strong Asian demand offset a dip in shipments to Europe and South America, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Election of Sophie Bergeron as a New Director and Retirement of Pete Carpenter from the Board

CONSOL Energy Inc. today announced the retirement of director Alvin "Pete" Carpenter effective March 1, 2019. Mr. Carpenter elected to retire after providing outstanding service as a director of CEIX and its former parent company since 2013.

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South Africa Coal Mine Explosion Claims Six

Six people have been killed on Tuesday by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in South Africa.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday February 7, 2019

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

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Coal Industry Loses Renowned Geologist, Marshall Miller

Marshall Stuart Miller, age 75, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease on the early morning hours of Sunday, January 20, 2019.

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'Existential' Threat to the Planet: Ocasio-Cortez Offers Green New Deal Details

The Green New Deal is now a green new plan, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., set to roll out a resolution calling for a complete transition to renewable energy by 2030.

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Green New Deal Unveiled

Here is the plan to destroy America.

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Carbon-Capture 'Feasability' Splits MEPs in 2050 Planning

EU lawmakers are divided over how much the bloc’s climate planning should rely on carbon removal technologies, after a draft appraisal of the European Commission’s 2050 strategy questioned their feasibility.

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Normal Mining at Peabody's Australian North Goonyella Met Coal Mine to Resume Early 2020

Peabody Energy's Australian North Goonyella metallurgical coal mine is expected to return to normal mining activities early next year after a fire and elevated gas levels led to the suspension of its operations last year, the company said Wednesday.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018

Highlights of the CEIX fourth quarter 20181 results includ net income and cash provided by operating activities of $46.0 million and $83.3 million, respectively.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2018

"I am extremely proud to announce our 2018 fourth quarter results, as it was another strong quarter to cap-off a year of many achievements," said Jimmy Brock, Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Coal Resources GP LLC.

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Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year

The Fortune 150 listed company, Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019.

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Mine of Memories as Heritage Day Recalls Pit Closure

In England, a coal mining heritage day marking the 50th anniversary of the closure of one of Shropshire's last coal mines was a great success, attended by over 200 people and with a queue forming outside before opening time.

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Interview: Carbo One Director Gives Insights Into Emerging Global Coal Markets

According to the International Energy Agency, global coal demand will edge higher until 2023 and demand in Asian countries will offset a decline in Europe.

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Peabody to Slow Wyoming Coal Production in a "Value Over Volume" Pivot

Coal giant Peabody Energy has reduced the amount of coal it plans to produce from Wyoming’s North Antelope Rochelle mining complex this year by 10 million tons, the company announced Wednesday following the firm’s release of quarterly earnings.

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MSHA: Illinois Basin Q4 2018, Annual Coal Outputs Reach Three-Year Highs

Illinois Basin coal production totaled almost 26.3 million st in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 2.8% from Q3 and up 8.2% from the year-ago quarter, Mine Health and Safety Administration data showed in January.

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Texas Has Enough Sun and Wind to Quit Coal, Rice Researchers Say

Texas is one of the only places where the natural patterns of wind and sun could produce power around the clock, according to new research from Rice University.

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Weaning Texas Off Coal Tough for Renewables Alone, Wood Mackenzie Analysis Shows

Texas faces several challenges in replacing the electricity generated by coal with wind and solar sources alone, a study from consulting firm Wood Mackenzie found.

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Immersive Technologies Identifies the Key Drivers Impacting Senior Mining Professionals’ Customer Experience

Immersive Technologies surveyed over 100 senior mining professionals across Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and South America to determine which variables drive a positive experience for miners in the introduction of new technologies.

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Watch: Steam Locomotives on England's Tanfield Railway - National Coal Board Day

There were two locos in steam in the form of National Coal Board Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Austerity No. 49 and Keighley Gasworks Dept No. 2.

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Aussie Mining Exports Broke Records in 2018

The Australian Bureau of Statistics issued a report this week that shows that the country's mining sector set a new record for exports in 2018.

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Peabody Reports Earnings For Quarter And Year Ended December 31, 2018

Peabody has announced its fourth quarter 2018 operating results, including revenues of $1.40 billion.

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Trump Ditches Coal When Hyping 'Revolution in American Energy' in SOTU Speech

President Trump did not mention coal when he declared Tuesday night that his administration has “unleashed a revolution in American energy” that has lead to historic energy export highs and economic growth.

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U.S. Labor Department: Coal Mining Employment Fell to Record Low in 2018

Preliminary figures for 2018 show 80,778 people were employed by mine operators and contractors. That’s a record low, and about a thousand fewer than were employed by coal in the last year of the Obama administration.

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Court Filing: Westmoreland's Ohio Coal Assets Sold to Charles Ungurean

Charles Ungurean, the founder of Oxford Resource Partners, successfully bid for Westmoreland Coal's Ohio assets, according to a filing posted late Monday by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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BURN MORE COAL Files Shareholder Proposal With NIPSCO

NIPSCO has announced its intention to exit coal by 2028. We want NIPSCO to explain to shareholders how the claim, below, is a benefit to anyone or anything.

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Multiple Violations Issued in Virginia Mine Blowout

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy investigated the blowout in the Upper Elk Creek area of Buchanan County at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 30

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American Voters Support Government Action on Key Mining Priorities

“This administration has done a great deal to reexamine the regulatory landscape, identify areas of past overreach and rebalance the government’s approach to regulation,” said Hal Quinn, president and CEO of NMA.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - Fatality #2 - January 14, 2019

On Monday, January 14, 2019, a 56-year-old survey crew member with approximately 30 years of mining experience was fatally injured after he was struck by a loaded shuttle car.

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A Warning to Proceed With Caution

What’s the cost of inaction to protect the fuel diversity of our grid? New York offers a hint.

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An Informational, Yet Steamy Take on Coal

I believe in climate change, even though what the environment is experiencing, largely as a result of overconsumption of fossil fuels, is not something that needs validation through faith. Global warming just is.

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Komatsu Unveils Next Phase of Autonomous Mission

Tertiary enrollments for mining engineering students have been in decline for six years as the industry has struggled to attract young talent, according to the Minerals Council of Australia.

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Eriez Announces the Promotion of Dave Heubel to Senior Sales Director of Eriez

Vice President and General Manager of Eriez-USA Tim Gland announces that Dave Heubel has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Sales Director of Eriez-USA, effective January 3, 2019.

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Industry Analysts, Executives: Coal Consolidation is Coming, Question is When

While U.S. coal producers are hesitant to invest in new capacity at the moment, several industry professionals said at a recent energy event that they do not foresee widespread consolidation any time soon.

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Global Demand for Coal Rises Despite Uncertainty

Despite a move to renewable energy, particularly in Europe, demand for coal globally soared in 2018, led by low calorific value coal demand.

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Private Equity Pours More Money Into Coal

Private equity deals in the mining industry poured more money into coal last year than traditional favourites such as copper, gold and battery materials combined.

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Trump Picks Ex-Oil Lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior Secretary

President Trump is picking David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be the Interior Department’s next secretary.

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Sources: U.S. Met Coal Fixed Price Offers Could Be Aided by Futures Trade

U.S. met coal export trade with long-term fixed pricing terms may need futures markets in order to expand, according to market sources discussing pricing developments at Coaltrans USA.

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Video Shows Exact Moment When Vale's Dam Collapsed

A video made public by Brazilian television shows the exact moment when a dam at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão mining complex burst and covered with mud neighbouring buildings in Brumadinho.

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Virtual Correctness

How many people know that the threat of global warming exists only in computer simulations? If the simulations are correct, the future will be significantly warmer. If they are not, then not so much.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: February 4, 2019

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

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SynTerra President: We Have Taken an Exciting Step In Our Quest For Client Success

The employees of ECSI, LLC, and the Lexington, KY, office of Bowser-Morner, Inc., joined SynTerra this week.

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Fate of Germany's Last New Coal Plant at Datteln Hangs in Balance

The fate of Germany's almost-complete Datteln 4 coal plant hangs in the balance after developer Uniper acknowledged the coal commission's recommendation that the Eur1.5-billion ($1.7-billion) project be abandoned with Uniper's consent.

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U.S. Coal Exports Take Record Share of Production - Consultant

U.S. coal exports last year made up the largest share of production in 60 years, amid diminishing domestic consumption and growing Asian demand, the CEO of Doyle Trading Consultants told Montel.

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Lawmakers Grapple Over Future of Montana's Coal Industry

The state of Montana’s coal industry is in flux.

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Fitch Ratings: Stable Global Mining Outlook Despite Tariffs, China Risks

China-U.S. trade tensions have led to concerns over global growth, and although there has so far been limited impact on metals demand, investor sentiment has been negatively affected, which has led to commodity prices weakening.

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Deep Freeze Prompts Trump Administration to Re-Up Bid to Bolster Coal Plants

The Trump administration is relitigating its arguments supporting coal after the fading fuel source was used more frequently this week to help meet surging power demand during the deep freeze that overtook the Midwest and East Coast.

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Analysis: U.S. High-Vol Met Coal Supply Squeeze in Q4 Limiting Spot Offers

U.S. met coal supplies have tightened in high-vol A and high-vol B grades as production dropped off in the fourth quarter, limiting spot opportunities currently, according to suppliers and traders who met in Miami last week.

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Rising U.S. Coal Exports Fail to Stem Domestic Decline

Despite promises to revive the U.S. coal mining industry, analysts are saying that the country’s policy actions are not enough to reverse the trend of declining coal demand from the power generation industry.

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Veteran Coal Executive Successful Bidder to Take Over Mines From Bankrupt Westmoreland

A veteran coal executive has been named the successful bidder for Ohio’s Buckingham and Oxford mines owned by Westmoreland Coal Company in a federal bankruptcy case.

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Mining Entities Awarded for Safety Efforts

Last week, at its annual West Virginia Mining Symposium, the West Virginia Coal Association recognized companies for their efforts in safety and in mine reclamation.

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Sandvik Acquires Electric Vehicle OEM

Sandvik has acquired the Californian-based Artisan Vehicle Systems, an OEM manufacturer of battery-powered underground mining equipment.

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Scientists Develop a Process that Removes CO2 from Coal-Burning Power Plant Emissions

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a process that eliminates CO2 from coal-burning power plant emissions just like how soda lime functions in scuba diving rebreathers.

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Paringa Inks Five-Year Coal Supply Deal With Big Rivers Electric

Paringa Resources signed a five-year coal sales agreement with Big Rivers Electric that will supply up to 1.4 million st of coal from 2019 to 2023, the coal producer said Thursday in a statement.

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Australia: The 'Mothballed' Dartbrook Underground Mine Near Aberdeen May Come Back Into Production

When it last operated in 2006, the mine was owned by Anglo America.

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England: Blackhill Coal Mine Remembered on 60th Anniversary of its Closure

February 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Blackhill Colliery’s closure.

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Former Fife, Scotland Miner in Call for National Mining Memorial

A former miner from Fife, Scotland is leading calls for the creation of a national monument in memory of those who worked in the industry.

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Fortum CEO: Coal-to-Gas Switching 'Already Happening'

Stronger CO2 and weaker gas prices going into 2019 has increased the likelihood of coal-to-gas switching in Europe's power and heat generation market, with evidence that it was already happening, Fortum CEO Pekka Lundmark said Friday.

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Experts Do Not Forsee Coal M&A, Capex in 2019; Sector, Banks Wary of Investment

While US coal producers are hesitant to invest in new capacity at the moment, several industry professionals said at a recent energy event that they do not foresee widespread consolidation any time soon.

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Energy Secretary Should Use Discretionary Authority to Support Clean Coal Technologies

The threat to power grid resilience and reliability due to the continued retirement of coal-fired power plants has generated calls for immediate action.

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Illinois Regulators Hear Public Concerns Over Permit Renewal for Foresight's Deer Run Coal Mine

A half-dozen or so people spoke at the January 23 conference held by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Office of Mines and Minerals, with most voicing concerns over water quality and subsidence issues.

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Coal Saves The Day During Polar Vortex

Having 100 percent of our power come from renewables is a nice idea, but it bumps up against our needs when weather turns really, really bad.

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Australia's Port Kemble Coal Terminal to Lockout Workers Following Strike

Australia's Port Kembla Coal Terminal is planning to lockout workers who have undertaken seven days of industrial action this week as a dispute between the company and the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union worsens.

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Analysis: Australia's Rolling Blackouts May Provide Lessons for Texas Grid Operator

Troubles in an Australian power grid facing record summer heat may provide a cautionary tale for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas as it faces a high probability of a blistering summer with a 7.4% reserve margin, which has been called "very scary.

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Alaska Coal Mine Achieves Safety Milestone

Usibelli Coal Mine Jan. 30 surpassed two years of operations without a single lost time accident.

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Green New Deal Failing (Again/Still) in Mid-Atlantic Today

It's midday and Ocrazio-Cortez's would-be Green New Deal is providing less than 0.8% of the PJM power mix.

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Alabama Climate Change Skeptic Named to Trump's EPA Advisory Board

The Trump administration continued its reshaping of how science is evaluated at the Environmental Protection Agency with the appointment Thursday of a slew of new members to a key advisory panel.

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America Should Better Utilize Advanced Coal

Our use of fossil fuels is always becoming more efficient with systems needing less fuel to generate more energy and becoming cleaner by emitting less greenhouse gases.

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Chinese Thermal Coal Buyers Cautious Amid News of Coking Coal Import Restrictions

The Chinese thermal coal market was in a state of flux after talks of Australian coking coal import restrictions were imposed in parts of China, sources said Thursday.

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Heavy Flow of Australian Met Coal Imports Likely Cause of China's Port Restrictions

Metallurgical coal import restrictions at Chinese ports came under the limelight once again as a number of ports appeared to be struggling with the high inflow from Australia, resulting in long delays to customs clearance, industry sources said Friday.

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Michigan Gas Outage Could Bolster Trump’s Bid to Save Coal Plants

A natural gas supply disruption forcing Michigan residents to lower thermostats and automakers to suspend operations could bolster President Donald Trump’s effort to keep coal plants operating possibly by invoking national security powers.

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Mining Symposium Recognizes Companies

The West Virginia Coal Association convened its 46th annual West Virginia Mining Symposium this week and celebrated the safety and reclamation achievements of mining industry operations across the state.

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Company May Face Violations in Virginia Mine Blowout

Violations may be issued against a mining company after a mine blowout damaged some property Wednesday near Hurley, Virginia.

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Anheuser-Busch’s Super Bowl Lie: Budweiser is Brewed with Fossil Fuels — Not 100% Wind

Anheuser-Busch is running a Super Bowl commercial claiming that Budweiser is “now brewed with wind power for a better tomorrow.” Budweiser beer cans now say “brewed with 100% renewable electricity from wind power.”

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Trader Xcoal to Diversity Further From U.S. Coking Coal as Supplies Stagnate

Major coal and met coke trader Xcoal is investing in businesses overseas and diversifying from its dominance in trading US coking coal as market supplies in the US stagnate.

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India to Allow Women to Work in Underground Coal Mines

India’s Ministry of Labour & Employment is reportedly set to bring new changes that will now allow women to work in underground coal mines during day time.

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