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Will 2018 Be Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.'s Best Year Yet?

At its core, Alliance is a commodity producer of thermal coal. It operates largely out of the Illinois Coal Basin, which has been gaining share from competing regions for years and is expected to perform relatively well in the future.

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First Year Energy and Environment Accomplishments of the Trump Administration

Elections have consequences, and in the energy and environmental policy areas, the consequences resulting from the election of Donald Trump have been profound.

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The Mining Industry Will Be Crucial to All the Twenty-First's Century's Technological Developments

If not quite the oldest profession of all, mining does boast a pedigree that goes back further than the written record and probably beyond archaeological evidence too. But all that history doesn’t mean it isn’t an industry for the future.

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Trump Visits Pennsylvania County That Has a Special Election in March

President Trump visited southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, an area dominated by the coal industry which is feeling positive after his first year in office.

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Trump's Coal Job Push Stumbles in Most States

Trump made reviving the coal industry, and the declining communities that depend upon its jobs, a central tenet in his presidential campaign and has rolled back Obama-era environmental regulations to give the industry a boost.

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Oakland, California Coal Ban Trial Wraps With Debate Over Pollution Levels

Attorneys for a developer fighting to export coal from Oakland, California, tried to convince a judge Friday that city officials fudged a key scientific report to justify enacting a coal-handling ban in the city.

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Coal Crisis of 1918 Idled Factories in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Entire Eastern US

One hundred years ago, someone removed about 50 tons of coal from a railcar in the Enola, Pennsylvania freight yard.

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CSX: I'm Not Impressed

CSX rallied 17% since August but has underperformed transportation stocks since March.

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Coal Board OKs $500,000 for MSU Billings Science Building

The Coal Board, which happened to be meeting on the MSU Billings campus Thursday, voted to approve the full $500,000 requested by the school. It was the largest of nine requests totaling more than $1.4 million on the board’s agenda.

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Clean Coal Technologies Inc. Announces The Appointment Of Coal Industry Expert As Indo-Pacific Regional Representative Along With The Granting Of A Divisional Patent In China

The company also announced that it has been granted a divisional patent for its Pristine Technology in the People's Republic of China.

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Confidence Returns for Australian Coal Miners

Major listed Australian thermal coal miners have all seen positive movement in their share price from late 2017 through into 2018, bucking the wider perception of a market in decline.

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Warrior Met Coal Rising Out of the Ashes of Walter Energy

Revenue and EPS have been soaring.

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Bob Murray, The Coal Baron With the President's Ear

Murray has a message for America: cherish coal, or grandma gets it.

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Second Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing Coal Executive

The second of two men convicted of killing a longtime coal executive was sentenced to life in prison with mercy Thursday morning.

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As Gas Crisis Hit, China Coal Miners, Utilities Ramped Up Output

China’s coal miners and thermal power plants ramped up output to their highest in years in December, data showed on Thursday, in a rush to feed unexpectedly strong demand from millions of homes as natural gas shortages triggered a winter heating crisis.

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UK's Welsh Valleys Village is a Pioneer in Geothermal Heating Using Mine Water

“This is a cutting-edge model of generating a clean source of renewable energy, drawing on the legacy of coal mining heritage," said Lesley Griffiths, cabinet secretary for energy, planning and rural affairs.

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Global Coal Market News Summary (January 15-19)

BHP says it has produced more copper and thermal coal in July-December 2017, but its metallurgical coal volumes have dropped.

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What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal.

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Warrior Met Coal Upgraded to “B” by S&P Global Ratings

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. announced today that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has raised the Company’s corporate credit rating from B- to B, with a stable outlook.

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Coal CEO Blasts Federal Agency's Decision on Power Grid

A decision by an independent energy agency to reject the Trump administration's plan to bolster the coal industry could lead to more closures of coal-fired power plants and the loss of thousands of jobs, a top coal executive said Tuesday.

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Convicted Ex-Coal CEO to Start US Senate Bid With Town Hall

A former coal company CEO who served a one-year prison term on charges related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign with a town hall meeting for voters.

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Frigid Cold is Why We Need Dependable Energy

Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - January 18, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending January 13, 2018.

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Cloud Peak Lands Major Deal to Ship Montana Coal to Japan

The coal will power two, state-of-the-art, coal gasification plants that will begin operation in 2020. These types of plants use combined-cycle technology to power the plants with reduced carbon emissions and more efficient generation.

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G20 Billions Feed Coal-Fired Future

Vietnam is expected to receive loans in the billions of US dollars from some G20 nations for its many coal-fired power projects, helping the capital-thirsty country further ensure its growing demand for power.

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Coastal Shipping of Coal to Double in Six Years

Bulk of the coastal movement of coal in India happens along the eastern coast, from the mines of Mahanadi Coalfields, via the Paradip and Dhamra ports in Odisha, to power plants in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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World Coal Association CEO Talks About Enhanced Cooperation with ASEAN Centre for Energy

The MoU demonstrates further commitment from both organizations in promoting the development and utilization of low emissions coal technologies, and to ensure that cleaner coal enhances regional energy security and sustainable development.

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The Difference After Year One

After year one of the Trump Administration, we can say this about the president’s record so far: despite accusations of favoritism, he has been as generous to the news industry as he has been to corporations.

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MSHA Safety Alert - Cold Stress Related Injuries

Cold stress is a condition occurring when the body can no longer maintain a normal temperature.

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Alpha Natural Resources Announces 2018 Sales Guidance

Alpha Natural Resources today announced that it is issuing sales guidance for 2018 of 13.0 – 14.6 million tons, comprised of approximately 6.8 – 7.8 million tons of metallurgical coal and 6.2 – 6.8 million tons of thermal coal.

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Obama's Clean Power Plan Must Go!

The Obama presidency was an era of drastic regulatory overreach. EPA's so-called "Clean Power Plan" is an outrageous example.

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Former Energy Employee Says He Was Fired for Leaking Photos of Perry With Coal Mogul

Simon Edelman filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this month with the Energy Department’s Office of Inspector General, saying leaking the photos was protected by the First Amendment.

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Australian South32's Met Coal Production Down 55% on Year in H2 2017 After Appin Issue

Australian coal company South32 said Wednesday that its metallurgical coal production at its Illawarra Metallurgical Coal business more than halved year on year in the second half of 2017 following the suspension of operations at its Appin Colliery.

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Cloud Peak Energy Signs Long-Term Coal Export Agreement with JERA Trading to Supply New Japanese IGCC Power Plant

Shipments are expected to commence as early as the end of 2019 and continue for a period of between thirty and forty months, reaching up to one million metric tonnes in the final contract year.

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Coal Executive Throws His Weight Behind a New Proposal After Rick Perry's Bailout Fails

Energy analysts are noting similarities between the failed Department of Energy grid resilience proposal and a new pricing plan that the PJM Interconnection wants to implement.

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Why Do These Trump Voters Love Him More Than Ever? For Many, the Answer is Deep Underground

In the area in and around Grundy, Virginia, coal dust lies by the edge of the road. For more than a century, this community in the Appalachian foothills has thrived or suffered according to the shifting fortunes of mining.

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Electric Rates Might Go Up This Week in Much of Eastern Kentucky

Kentucky’s Public Service Commission will issue a final decision this week on Kentucky Power’s request to increase rates for its 168,000 customers in 20 Eastern Kentucky counties where the coal industry’s decline has put thousands out of work.

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Comparing Foresight Energy & CONSOL Coal Resources

CONSOL Coal Resources and Foresight Energy are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better business?

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Indian Steelmakers to Raise Coking Coal Consumption

Indian steelmakers are likely to consume more coking coal in 2018, after the country returned to a net exporter of steel and profit margins increased.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - January 16, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 12, 2018.

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GE Contemplates Dismantling Major Division

John Flannery, who took over as CEO last summer, said the Boston conglomerate is re-evaluating its strategy and structure, including splitting its major divisions into separately traded units.

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Cat® Autonomous Haulage System Users Report Productivity & Safety Gains

Cat® autonomous haulage system users report productivity & safety gains

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Rio Tinto Hits Upper End of 2017 Thermal Coal Production Guidance

Mining giant Rio Tinto hit the upper end of its 2017 thermal production guidance and has maintained its forecast for this year, the company said Tuesday.

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Call for Residents to Help Shape a Mining Statue for Doncaster, England

Doncaster, England residents are being invited to share their mining stories and showcase any related memorabilia to help shape a quality piece of public art that celebrates the town’s proud mining heritage.

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Rio Tinto Ships Record Volume of Iron Ore in October-December, Hard Coking Coal Output Rises

Australia-listed mining giant Rio Tinto saw record iron ore shipments and increased hard coking coal production in the October-December quarter, and has maintained its 2018 guidance for both, the company said Tuesday.

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How is Coal Doing Now?

The Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance's annual conference and expo is a measuring stick for how the coal industry is doing.

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US Shift From Coal Is Eroding Job Opportunities In Rural America

The number of workers at rural coal and nuclear power plants is dwindling as energy companies face pressure from natural gas and green energy producers, according to a report Monday from The Wall Street Journal.

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Fact-Checking the Trump Administration's Claims on 'Saving' Coal Country

As a candidate, President Trump vowed to end the “war on coal” and put miners back to work. And over the first year of his presidency, Trump and his administration have moved quickly to overturn several Obama-era regulations on mining and energy productio

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Oakland, California Heads to Trial Over Coal Ban

Last week a San Francisco federal judge denied motions by both sides in the case to make a quick ruling on the suit filed by one of Oakland’s most well-known developers.

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Miner Change: Trump’s Big Talk on Coal Brings Small Change in First Year

Miners and industry analysts see a mixed record in Trump’s first year and an uncertain future for the industry he has pledged to revive.

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Coal India's New Pricing Policy to Cut Power Generation Cost

Coal India's new pricing policy, which involves selling coal on the basis of total energy content in each consignment, is expected to bring down cost of power generation that would be passed on to consumers, said executives from the company.

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Is Coal the New Gold? A Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Thinks So

Trump’s Department of Energy is working with Rep. Lou Barletta, a Republican representing Pennsylvania, where coal was once king. Barletta, who’s running for the U.S. Senate this year, is leading a new push to extract and process so-called rare earth elem

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When it Comes to Causing Global Warming, Natural Gas Beats Coal Hands Down

Even a very small leakage rate of CH4 can have a large climate change impact, enough to make burning coal, especially with the application of clean coal technology, much more advantageous to the atmosphere than burning natural gas.

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Knight Hawk Coal to Hold Hiring Event for Western Kentucky Mining Location

The mining company is hiring for both Underground and Surface mining positions at Armstrong Energy operations in western Kentucky.

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ESCO® Launches ESCOiQ™ Track: Attachment Management Solution

Track is an intuitive mobile application that enables users to quickly scan and locate their attachments.

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Going, Going, Going … Trouble Ahead For Montana Coal Industry

The number of power plants burning coal produced by Montana is rapidly shrinking down to nothing.

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Poland Eyes India Mining Sector

Polish companies may be interested in getting into commercial mining in India provided the conditions are right, said Marek Magierowski, Polish Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Looking Back to See if Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary Made a Difference in 2017

The year 2018 is here and it is time to look back on 2017 to see if the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary (FOCLA) made a difference — that is our goal.

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Half of Coal Executive's 'Action Plan' Enacted by Trump Administration

In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations.

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New UMWA Training Center a New Opportunity for Pennsylvania Miners

Pennsylvania recently announced it is providing a $3 million grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to transition the former mine training center near Ruff Creek into a facility that helps retrain unemployed workers.

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Poll Gives Adani's Carmichael Mine the Green Light - Just

A poll undertaken by human resources organization, Mining People International, has indicated that industry personnel narrowly back the development of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australia.

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Coalfield Development Corp. Working to End Coal Country's Cycle of Poverty

Coalfield Development Corp., a multi-million-dollar operation dedicated to creating jobs and providing vital job training for southern West Virginia, where thousands of miners have lost their jobs in the state’s troubled coal industry.

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China's Top Coal Companies Announce Price Cuts to Coal Rally

Chinese energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group (CHNENERGY) among other top coal producers have joined the latest move to adjust down spot power coal prices, in response to the government's call for cooling down the recent hot-red market.

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World Seaborne Coal Trade Rose 1.5 Pct in 2017 - German Importers

World coal seaborne trade increased by 1.5 percent last year due to a recovery in output in producer countries such as the United States, Russia and China and an accompanying rise in export activity, German coal importers lobby VDKI said on Friday.

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No Truth in Coal Death Rumors in Australia

There are no fewer than eight Bowen Basin mines - once thought to be either dead or seeing out the last of their days churning out profitable coal - facing an expansion or about to be brought back to life.

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Coal India Boss Sees Challenging Times Ahead

Coal India Ltd, which is struggling to meet coal production targets, foresees significant competition coming in from the private sector in the future, a top official of the company has said.

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Uzbekistan to Construct New Mining and Metallurgical Complex

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the plan of measures in connection with the construction of a mining and metallurgical complex based on the Tebinbulak deposit.

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Plans in Place to Save Last Surviving Lancashire, England Coalfield Headgear

Representatives from the Lancashire Mining Museum in Astley Green met with Historic England chiefs on Wednesday to highlight the need for its headgear to be repaired.

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Hundreds Mourn 156 Victims of North Staffordshire, England's Biggest Mining Disaster 100 Years On

A community was brought to a standstill as hundreds of villagers joined a solemn march in memory of more than 150 men and boys killed in North Staffordshire, England's worst ever mining disaster.

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Jack Richardson, Warrior Met Coal’s Chief Operating Officer, Will Headline VCEA & SSEB's 39th Annual Conference - May 21-22, 2018 - Kingsport, TN

Richardson, who has more than 38 years of experience in the coal industry, previously served as vice chairman and a director of the VCEA.

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Flexco Expands Belt Trainer Offering

Flexco has launched a heavy-duty version of its popular PTEZ™ belt trainer. The PTEZ™ HD belt trainer is another high-performance tracking idler capable of handling wider belts and tougher conditions.

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2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo - Register Today to Book Your Hotel Room Through SME

Hotels are filling up fast for the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section.

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China State Coal Miners Cut Prices to Kill Rally Amid Heating Crisis

China's top state coal miners have cut spot prices for the fuel to dampen a month-long price rally that was triggered after Beijing reversed a ban on using coal in households and some industrial plants amid the nation's winter heating crisis.

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German Talks to Form Coalition Take First Hurdle as Details Emerge

Talks to form a coalition government in Germany have taken a first hurdle with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU and the SPD on Friday wrapping up a week of preliminary talks with a set of joint positions revealing first policy details.

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Coal on the Chopping Block as Trump Ponders NAFTA Withdrawal

The U.S. coal industry already took one hard hit this month, when federal regulators appointed by President Donald Trump turned down a request to protect aging coal power plants.

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UMWA Gets $3 Million Grant for Pennsylvania Center to Retrain Miners

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and other state and local officials were on hand for the announcement Thursday morning at the UMWA Career Centers in Prosperity, about five miles north of Waynesburg.

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The Trump Administration Has Been Quietly Removing Content From Federal Websites - Here's the Before and After

The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative released a new report on Wednesday that details how references to our changing climate and greenhouse gases have been erased from federal webpages since President Donald Trump took office.

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South African Coal Producers Seeing Pakistan as Destination for Exports

Sellers of South African coal are increasingly looking to the Pakistan import market as increasing demand there helps supplement the withdrawal of Indian buyers from imported coal.

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Workers Back as Australia's Port Kembla Coal Terminal Lockout Ends

For the first time in its history, the PKCT shut out 60 staff for four days – to pressure the mining union to end a three-year battle to remove restrictions on management.

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Trump Says Might Reconsider US Return to Paris Climate Deal

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States could "conceivably" return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction.

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Royal Bearing Appointed as Master Distributor for Kobe Bearings

"The complete Kobe line is designed and manufactured to meet the high quality standards demanded by our domestic and international customers," said Clarence Hopkins, President of Royal Bearing Inc.

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Kenneth Allen Sworn In as TVA Board Member

Kenneth Allen, of White Plains, Ky., today officially assumed his role as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Bowling Green. His term will expire on May 18, 2021.

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PBE Technologies to Commercialize Remote UG Coal Mining Technology

PBE Technologies has developed what it believes to be a unique, innovative, patented, highly disruptive mining technology – a technology that will change the way coal is mined throughout the world – the PBE Mining Process.

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Global Electricity Mix

According to WEO 2017, global electricity from coal is expected to grow by 8.6% to 2040 even as its overall share decreases relative to other fuels.

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Indonesia Sees 2018 Coal Exports Rising 7% to 371 Mil Mt

Assuming an average price of $80/mt, the value of coal exports this year is expected to reach $29.68 billion, according to Bambang Gatot Ariyono, mineral and coal director general at the Energy and Mines Ministry.

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Germany Becomes the New Poster Child for Climate Change Hypocrisy

Germany, a vocal critic of the U.S.’ decision to exit the Paris climate accord, is preparing to abandon its 2020 climate targets.

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Coal Exports From Australia's Queensland Slip in 2017 Due to Cyclone

The Australian state of Queensland saw its coal exports volume slip year on year to 210.8 million mt in 2017 due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which made landfall in late March, the Queensland Resources Council said Friday.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - January 11, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending January 18, 2018.

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Al Gore Blames the ‘Climate Crisis’ for Cold Weather. But Actually, It’s Just January.

Remember when global warming meant the planet was supposed to, well, warm up? Temperatures would rise, and all manner of ecological calamity would ensue?

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North Dakota Coal Industry Disappointed by Rejected Proposal

North Dakota coal industry officials are disappointed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's rejection of a proposal that would have propped up the state's main power source.

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Oakland’s Ban on Coal Exports Headed for Federal Trial

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a challenge to Oakland, California’s ban on coal exports, clearing the way for trial between the city and developers.

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What to Expect From Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. in 2018

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. is facing a year that will test its management team. However, based on the partnership's past success, I think investors should expect another solid year from Alliance Resource Partners in 2018.

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Retired Coal Executive Joins Tennessee Valley Authority Board

Kenneth Allen, a retired coal executive from White Plains, Ky., today officially assumed his role as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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West Virginia Congressman 'Disappointed' by Rejection of Federal Coal Proposal

"I think people--FERC and [people] around the country--they don't understand what we were trying to do here," Rep. McKinley said.

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Group That Tried to Sue Trump Over 'Emoluments' Clause Got Booted Out of Court

A federal judge recently dismissed the first of three lawsuits against President Donald Trump that claim it’s unconstitutional for a president to own and profit from a business while in office.

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Blame Government, Not the Market, For Dwindling Coal Industry

Renewable energy advocates free and competitive markets are to blame for coal-fired power plants being replaced by natural gas and wind generation.

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IEA Predicts ‘Decade Of Stagnation’ For Coal

The agency predicts that by 2022, coal will account for just 36 percent of global electricity generation, which officials said would be the lowest share on record since the agency began keeping statistics in 1974.

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IMO 2020, a Shipping Regulation That May Reshape Global Coal Trade

When it comes to seaborne coal cargoes, any trader worth his salt looks at the freight element as it affects the CIF price and delivery time.

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In 2018, Coal Continues to be a Smoldering Issue

Two years ago, the prospects for U.S. coal looked grim. And at one point in 2016, companies accounting for more than half of U.S. coal production were in bankruptcy protection.

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Air Products Buys Shell's Coal Gasification Business

Air Products has recently begun to use coal gasification to generate syngas for major projects.

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North Dakota Coal Production Up In 2017

Coal production climbed to its highest point in nearly a decade at North Dakota's five lignite mines last year, an industry group said today.

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Why Coal India Raised Prices After One and a Half Years

India's largest coal mining company, Coal India, raised prices of the fuel used to fire power plants for the first time in around 18 months triggering a rally in the company’s share prices.

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Australian Coal Plant Scheduled For Shutdown Prevents Widespread Blackouts

Parts of Australia have managed to escape widespread blackouts during the country’s hottest summer in recent years, thanks in large part to a coal power plant that is scheduled to be shuttered in 2022.

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New CAB Brochure for Mining and Tunneling Industries

CAB Products has announced the publication of its new 2017 brochure of hooks, hangers and safety products for the mining and tunneling industries.

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Pennsylvania DEP Issues Amerikohl Mining Permit; Appeals Likely

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on December 13, 2017, approved the surface mining permit for Vanport limestone, Lower Kittanning coal, shale, and sandstone on 232.5 acres in Richland Township, Clarion County.

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Pro-Trump Energy Tycoon Lays Into Anti-Coal Billionaire And Regulators

A prominent coal CEO and avid supporter of the Trump administration calls former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg one of most dangerous men in America in a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Coal CEO Slams Trump for Picking 'Inadequate Bureaucrats'

"Mr. Trump's administration made some bad appointments to this commission," Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, told CNNMoney in an interview on Tuesday. "This will exacerbate the already bad situation."

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Coal Mogul: Trump Should Fire Energy Officials for Rejecting Perry Plan

Robert Murray, head of Murray Energy, said members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “defaulted” on their duties by rebuffing the plan to stop coal and nuclear plants from closing. Supporters said reliability of the electric grid was at stake.

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U.S. Coal Giant Snaps Up Bowen Basin Mine for $700 Million

One of the biggest producers of metallurgical coal in the US could soon own one of the world's largest metallurgical coal mines in the Bowen Basin.

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How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

President Trump’s first year in office has been a boon for the coal industry, with the Trump administration rolling back regulations on coal-fired power plants and withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate change agreement.

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Murray Energy Responds to FERC's Failure to Enact Grid Resiliency Rule

“I fear that we will now immediately observe the announcement of further decommissioning of nuclear and coal-fired electricity generation that will further exacerbate this critical situation,” Mr. Murray said.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

This edition of the Short-Term Energy Outlook is the first to include forecasts for 2019.

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Corey Lewandowski, Trump's Former Campaign Manager, Slams 'Deep State' Regulators for Rejecting Perry Coal Plan

President Trump’s former campaign manager slammed a five-member federal board — four of whom Trump nominated — as part of the “deep state” for rejecting Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to boost coal and nuclear power.

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Industry 'Disappointed' by Rejection of Federal Coal Proposal

The hopes of North Dakota’s coal industry were dashed Monday afternoon when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously rejected a proposal that would have propped up the state’s main power source.

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Pennsylvania DEP Adopting New Rules for Gas Wells Located Near Coal Mines

In December, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection released “interim final technical guidance” (i.e., new regulations) for drilling Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in areas where there is longwall coal mining.

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Dr. Linda Capuano Beings as New EIA Administrator

Dr. Linda Capuano began service today as Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As EIA's ninth administrator, Capuano is responsible for directing the nation's primary energy statistical and analytical agency.

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Regulators Reject Trump’s Plan To Subsidize Coal And Nuclear Plants

Perry’s plan focused on grid “resilience,” in particularly during extreme cold events that put stress on the electric grid.

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Statement from Hal Quinn, NMA President and CEO Responding to FERC Grid Resilience Announcement

“Today’s disappointing lack of action from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) follows a week in which the value of coal to Americans could not have been more clearly illustrated," said Quinn.

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Energy Regulator Rejects Perry's Plan to Boost Coal

In a 5-0 decision announced Monday, FERC formally axed Perry’s proposal and instead ordered the nation’s regional grid operators to submit information about their ability to judge "naturally occurring and man-made threats" to their systems within 60 days.

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Energy Agency Rejects Trump Plan to Prop Up Coal and Nuclear Power Plants

An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants with subsidies, dealing a blow to the president’s high-profile mission to revive the struggling coal industry.

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Coal India Raises Thermal Coal Prices by 9%

It will make power generation costlier by a similar percentage. Cost of cement and fertilizer production is also expected to rise as a result.

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Coal Dwarfs Battery Metals in Mining Deals Despite War on Pollution

Mining deals totaled $96.8 billion, based on 2,109 mostly modestly-sized transactions in the past year, Thomson Reuters Deals Intelligence showed.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - January 8, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 5, 2018.

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FERC Expected to Meet Rick Perry Halfway on Coal Subsidies

Energy experts expect federal regulators this week to reject Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear power plants, but then meet him halfway in beginning to change how electricity generators are compensated.

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Where's the Crisis?

This past week should be instructive. Coal demand surpassed previous one-day records, supplying on average 39 percent of the power from five ISOs, with gas contributing 22 percent, nuclear 20 percent and hydro & wind combining for 8 percent.

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Port Kembla, Australia Coal Terminal Locks Out 60 Workers After CFMEU Takes Protected Industrial Action

The lockout began on Sunday after Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) members took protected industrial action to fight the terminal's bid to scrap the current enterprise agreement.

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Utah's Top Coal Producer is Fighting to Reverse a California City's Ban on Exporting Coal

A proposed Oakland export terminal once promised an economic lift for distressed portions of California’s prosperous East Bay — and a new conduit for Utah’s coal to reach Asian markets.

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Lord Monckton Comments on EPA's Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

The brilliant polymath, climate hysteria slayer and JunkScience.com friend Lord Christopher Monckton has graciously allowed his comments to be published on the proposed Clean Power Plan repreal as submitted to EPA chief Scott Pruitt.

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Economists Say 2018 May Be Better For Wyoming, But Long-Term Issues Are Still Unresolved

Recovering commodity prices mean Wyoming’s 2018 economy is likely to be better than last year, but several long term trends suggest the Cowboy State continues to face several roadblocks to significant growth.

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Program Celebrates Anthracite History Month With a Look at Coal Mining Art

Pennsylvania's Lackawanna Historical Society celebrated Anthracite Mining Heritage Month and the 250th anniversary of anthracite mining with a presentation on the paintings of Remo Trieste Russo at the Catlin House in Scranton.

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CST Group to Buy Canada Mines and Coking Coal Assets

The Canada new company is expected to engage in the business of mining of coking coal, production and sale of coking coal and related products upon completion of the acquisition.

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A Strong Mining Sector Equals a Strong Economy

Australia’s office of the chief economist is forecasting the country’s resources and energy exports to hit a record high of A$214 billion (US$167.6 billion) in 2017-18, before a decline thereafter.

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Australian Minerals Industry Welcomes Support for HELE Coal Power

Polling of 1300 Australians aged 18 and over, conducted during October and November 2017 by JWS Research, found 68% of Australians supported investment in new-generation high technology coal-fired power plants.

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Peabody's Aussie Operations Improving Margins

Peabody Energy is hoping to maintain the improvement in operating margins at its Australian operations this financial year as efficiencies at its metallurgical coal mines kick into the bottom line result.

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Bright Spot for Trump in 2017, Job Creation Faces New Challenges

Coal mining jobs climbed by about 800 from December 2016 to December 2017, according to BLS.

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A New Future for Coal

Working with top researchers, universities, strategic companies and technologists, Ramaco Carbon hopes to create a new ecosystem of innovation in Wyoming, as well as many high-quality jobs.

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Coal Mining has a Deep History in Southern Illinois

The first mine appeared near Peoria not long after, but it wasn’t until 1830, when coal from Belleville found a market in nearby St. Louis, that the industry took off.

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Warrior Met Coal LLC Short Interest Update

As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 7,854,318 shares, a growth of 65.7% from the November 30th total of 4,738,888 shares.

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Analysts See $0.45 EPS for CONSOL Coal Resources LP

CONSOL's profit would be $12.29 million giving it 8.89 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct.

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Four Buried Alive in Closed Coal Mine Collapse in India

Three women and a minor girl were buried alive when a closed Western Coalfields Limited mine in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, India caved in on Sunday.

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Illinois Coal Mining Saw a 10 Percent Boost in 2017

Coal companies in the United States boosted production of the fuel in 2017 to reverse a two-year decline.

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Big Mining's Surge in Value Shames Tech Giants

Big cap diversified miners are riding a wave of optimism as global growth prospects – especially in manufacturing – continues to strengthen.

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Westmoreland Coal Company Soars 19.57% on Friday, January 5

About 549,453 shares traded hands on 1,557 trades for the day, compared with an average daily volume of 282,629 shares out of a total float of 18.74 million.

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Wyoming's Ramaco Carbon Will Use Carbon 3D Printers to Make Cars From Coal

All of these will be made using carbon derived from coal, and Ramaco says the key factor in its success will be driving the price of coal-based carbon fiber beneath the $5-per-pound tipping point.

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Will Congress Break Pension Promise to Coal Miners, Millions of Other Americans?

A life of hard work should bring more than an old age in poverty. President Gerald Ford underwrote that promise in 1974 by signing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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TVA Cuts Coal Use

The Tennessee Valley Authority shut down its oldest fossil plant still in operation this week as part of the utility's ongoing shift away from coal-fired generation.

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Keep ‘Red Hats’ Safe in the Mines

Rookie miners are called “red hats” because during their first year of work, they are required to wear red hard hats while on the job. After passing that 12-month test, they are permitted to use black headgear.

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Al Gore: Warming Made It Cold

Al Gore knew it all along. Global warming would cause "bitter cold."

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Atlas Copco Acquires U.S. Mining Equipment Distributor

Atlas Copco, Swedish provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired the assets of Utah-based Cate Drilling Solutions.

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Celebrate 250th Anniversary of Anthracite

The Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Historical Society has numerous events and activities planned throughout 2018, including a brand new Molly Maguires exhibit commemorating the “Day of the Rope” and the anthracite exhibit in its Schuylkill Gallery.

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Coal Mining Saw 2017 Boost But Long-Term Outlook Still Shaky

Coal companies in the United States boosted production of the fuel in 2017 to reverse a two-year decline.

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Coal Near $100 Seen Holding Gains After Best Year Since 2012

Coal prices are poised to hold gains near the highest in five years as China’s drive to curb overcapacity sustains import demand by the world’s biggest consumer of the fuel, according to UBS Group AG.

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Can't Please Everyone: Trump Energy Policy Riles Competing Sectors

When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry.

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New England Facing A Winter Energy Crisis That Was Largely Preventable

While New England’s power grid operator predicted it would have enough energy supplies to meet demand this winter, it admitted there could be problems if record-low temperatures set in.

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China Aims to Supersize Coal Sector Through Mergers

China said on Friday it plans to create several "super-large" coal mining companies by the end of 2020 as the world's biggest producer of the fuel ramps up years of efforts to streamline the fragmented sector and slash outdated capacity.

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UK to Set Emission Limit on Power Generation From October 2025 to Phase Out Coal

Britain will set a limit on carbon dioxide emissions from power generators from Oct. 1, 2025, as a part of its plans to phase-out coal power generation, the government said on Friday.

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Optimism Returns to Alberta, Canada Town as Coal Mine Plans to Reopen

There is renewed optimism in the small resource community of Grande Cache after a foreign company agreed to buy the steelmaking coal mine that has been shuttered for two years and helped drain the town's population.

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Pennsylvania's Frick Coal Mining History Project Invites Comments

If members of your family worked in any of the coal mines once operated by Henry Clay Frick, members of a project that is documenting coal and coke heritage needs your help with identifying people and places in historic photographs.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - January 4, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending December 30, 2017.

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A New Future for Coal: Using Carbon From Coal to Build Products

Today Ramaco Carbon launched a project website for the world’s first fully integrated carbon resource, research and production facility, illustrating the cutting-edge possibilities for Wyoming and the coal industry.

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Financial Comparison: Alliance Holdings GP and Alpha Appalachia

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

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Export, Pennsylvania Starts Saving for J.M. Hall Jr. Community Park Project

Preliminary plans for the 15-acre property include a hillside cut creating a mock mine entrance near the real former entrance to a Westmoreland Coal Company mine.

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Coal Mining Exhibit on Display in Pennsylvania

The History of Coal Mining in Indiana County, Pennsylvania is among the permanent exhibits at the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County Museum on Wayne Avenue in Indiana.

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Critical Survey: Westmoreland Coal vs. CONSOL Coal Resources

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

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Lighthouse Sues Washington State for Denying Permit to Build Coal Export Terminal in U.S.

Coal mining company Lighthouse Resources filed a lawsuit in federal court against Washington State for denying a permit to build a coal export terminal.

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Global Primary Energy Demand

Every year, the International Energy Agency publishes the World Energy Outlook, its flagship report that looks at the status of global energy, the annual shifts in the energy system and how these developments set the scene for the future.

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Is 'Polar Vortex 2.0' a Hail Mary for Coal, Nuclear?

Coal boosters are already hailing the "historic deep freeze" gripping the eastern United States, from Nebraska to New England, as proof that grid operators are reliant on their product.

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The Accelerated Shut-Down of Coal is Bad for Alberta, Canada

More than two years after the election of the provincial New Democratic Party and federal Liberal governments, there’s no doubt Alberta, Canada residents have faced an unprecedented attack against industry and the jobs they support.

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Big Brutus Volunteers Aim for National Register of Historic Places

Towering above the treetops at 160 feet tall, an orange-and-black electric shovel stands like a beacon, calling nearby travelers to the former coal mining town of West Mineral, Kansas, the home of Big Brutus.

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The Coming U.S. Mining Renaissance

Things are starting to look much more optimistic thanks to rising commodity prices, an easing of regulatory burdens and a new pro-business atmosphere punctuated by the deep corporate cuts in the new U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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The Vortex Validation

What a year it was that just ended. After seeing an election that embarrassed the political “experts”, we enjoyed a booming economy that embarrassed the economic experts.

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A Fossil Fuel Technology That Doesn't Pollute

Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing technologies that have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels and biomass into useful products including electricity without emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

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Pennsylvania Coal Mine to Close, Costing Nearly 400 Jobs

A mining company is closing its Pennsylvania coal mine over the next few months and shedding nearly 400 jobs.

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Under Trump, Things Looking Up for Coal Industry

The U.S. economy is growing again. Global economic activity is increasing. The business prospects of other countries that use our coal for electricity, steel-making, and other industrial purposes are better.

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Vietnamese Coal Sector Needs 4,000 Miners in 2018

Vinacomin General Director Dang Thanh Hai said by last month the group had 106,000 employees, which was nearly 5,000 fewer than at the beginning of the year. In 2018 the group’s total salary payment will reduce but salary per capita will increase.

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Mass Rallies in Support of Coal Miners Continue in Northern Morocco

Mass protests continued in the Moroccan mining city of Jerada on Tuesday, as demonstrators demanded justice and better living conditions after the death of two coal miners last month.

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Northeast Pennsylvania Region Observes Mining Heritage Month

A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January with programs in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Port Griffith, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Wyoming, and Ashley.

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Miners Medical Center Designated as Black Lung Screening Site

Coal miners in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania area once again have an option for important Black Lung screening.

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Glencore to Sell Australian Tahmoor Met Coal Mine to SIMEC

Diversified natural resources company Glencore has agreed to sell its Tahmoor underground metallurgical coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, to SIMEC Mining, the mining division of GFG Alliance, Glencore said Tuesday.

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A Technology Trifecta for the Mining Industry

As the mining industry continues to climb out of tough years, reducing costs, improving productivity, and enhancing safety are among the top priorities for most.

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Editorial: Protections for Miners Shouldn't be Abandoned

In the months ahead, we'll likely find out whether President Trump's administration's concern for the industry also extends to the health and safety of coal miners.

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Coal Spot Prices Remain Steady for the Second Month

The Powder River Basin region is in northern Wyoming and southern Montana. The region’s mines are on the surface, which makes coal mining easier and less expensive. The mines contain sub-bituminous coal.

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Former AEP Senior Vice President Jack Katlic Passes Away

Well-known and highly respected mining engineer, John E. "Jack" Katlic, passed away on December 16 at the age of 89.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - January 2, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending December 29, 2017.

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NMA's CORESafety Participating Companies Complete 2017 with Zero Fatalities

The National Mining Association today announced that companies participating in its CORESafety® system closed 2017 with zero fatalities.

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Coal Mining Deaths Double in 2017

Workplace deaths in the coal mining industry increased last year to their highest point in three years.

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Coal India May Miss Production Target During FY18

Coal India may miss out on meeting its production target of 600 million tonnes in 2017-18, going by the production pattern during the first nine months of the year.

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Coal Mining Remains Significant Source of Revenue for Montana

Although coal mining and the production from coal-fired power plants has declined in Montana, taxes on coal still remain a significant source of revenue for the state, bringing in $81 million to state and local governments in 2016.

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U.S. Weekly Coal Train Loadings Hit Four-Month High

U.S. coal train loadings rose 4.3% in the week ended December 22, reaching their highest level since the week ended August 18, according to Surface Transportation Board data.

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Indonesian Coal Futures to Launch on January 20

The contract will be cash settled to the ICI 4TM index price published in the Argus/Coalindo Indonesian Coal Price Index Report, pending receipt of all regulatory reviews.

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Glencore Sells Australian Coal Mine to GFG Alliance

Glencore PLC has agreed to sell an underground coal mine in eastern Australia to GFG Alliance, an industrial conglomerate that last year picked up steel and iron-ore mining assets in the country.

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Coal Pros And Cons: The True Advantage Of Coal Energy

Because other fossil fuels are not as plentiful as coal they tend to be a lot more expensive by comparison.

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Coal India Achieves Near 8 Percent Sales Growth

Coal India has achieved a 7.6% growth in sales during April-December 2017 against the previous corresponding period when it achieved a 0.6% growth.

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Controversial Former Coal Titan in Bid to Clear Name, Win Senate Seat in West Virginia

The former CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship, spent a year behind bars after being convicted of conspiracy to violate safety standards in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion in 2010 that killed 29. Now he faces a seemingly uphill political battle.

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Coal is a Viable Source of Rare-Earth Elements

Rare earths are utilized in both civilian and military technologies, including green technologies such as wind turbines and advanced battery systems.

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Sago Mine Disaster Happened 12 Years Ago

The mine, owned by International Coal Group, became the focal point of a world-wide round the clock vigil for the next three days.

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England's Durham Cathedral to Host Three New Exhibitions During 2018

The exhibition will explore the Cathedral's links to coal mining in the region, the continuing role of the Durham Miners’ Gala and how mining remains an integral part of County Durham life.

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Singareni Collieries Company Limited Targets 85 Million Ton Coal Production in Next Five Years in India

In India, Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) today said it expects coal production to touch 85 million tonnes per annum in the next five years as it plans to open up 12 new mines.

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Morocco Faces Renewed Protests After Two Men Die in Abandoned Mine

Anger and demonstrations have spread across Morocco after two people were killed while extracting coal from a shuttered mine. What are protesters demanding, and will the government respond?

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Mining Rich Seam of Yorkshire Dale, England's Industrial Past

The New Year is traditionally a time of looking forward but a fascinating new oral history project is shedding light on the industrial past of the Yorkshire Dales in England.

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