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Coal Producer Ramaco Wins Important Legal Victory in Wyoming

Coal producer Ramaco has won an important legal victory in Wyoming after a Wyoming District Court judge ruled that the company's proposed Brook Mining mine be allowed to extract coal beneath surface land near Sheridan.

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Cat Financial Announces First-Quarter 2019 Results

Cat Financial reported first-quarter 2019 revenues of $736 million, an increase of $46 million, or 7%, compared with the first quarter of 2018. First-quarter 2019 profit was $98 million, a $7 million, or 8%, increase from the first quarter of 2018.

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Arch Coal Reports Record Coking Coal Margins in Q1

Arch Coal sold 20.62 million st of coal in the first quarter of 2019, down 13.9% from 23.95 million st in Q4 2018 and 12.8% from 23.66 million st sold in the year-ago quarter.

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MSHA Faltality #2 Final Report

On Monday, January 14, 2019, at approximately 11:10 a.m., Jeffery N. Slone, a 56-year-old survey crew member with 30 years of mining experience, was fatally injured when he was struck by a shuttle car traveling to the coal feeder.

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Canada: Federal Carbon Tax Favors Coal-Fired Plants, Could Diminish Renewables Investment, New Report Says

In Canada, the federal carbon tax could favor coal-fired power plants over clean sources like wind and solar in its approach to industrial emissions, a new report says, potentially undermining a central aim of the Liberal government’s policy.

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Missouri S&T to Participate in Mine Rescue Competition

Two mine rescue teams from Missouri S&T will compete in the 49th annual Southern Regional Mine Rescue Contest in New Iberia, Louisiana.

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Komatsu Selects ABB for Open-Pit Shovel Milestone

Komatsu has placed its 100th AC multidrive order for open-pit shovels from ABB, joining over 90 ABB AC drives already in operation on the equipment manufacturer’s customer mine sites around the world.

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Sandvik Strengthens OptiMine Solution With Tech Acquisition

Sandvik is bolstering its automation and digitalisation offering through the purchase of mining technology company Newtrax.

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Illinois Mining Institute June Scholarship Golf Outing

The Illinois Mining Institute June golf outing will be held on Friday June 7, 2019 at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville.

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Compass Minerals Announces Kevin S. Crutchfield as New President and CEO, Effective May 7th; Will Serve as Board Member

Crutchfield joins Compass Minerals with more than 30 years of mining experience, most recently as CEO of Contura Energy, Inc., a publicly traded, leading coal producer.

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India's Coal Import Rises 9% to 234 MT in FY2019

India’s coal import increased by 8.8 percent to 233.56 million tonnes in 2018-19, according to a report.

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Caterpillar: Best-In-Class Truck Design Leads to a Better Bottom Line

Caterpillar recently introduced two new ultra-class truck models and now offers the broadest lineup of trucks for the mining industry.

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Arch Coal, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

Arch Coal, Inc. today reported net income of $72.7 million, or $3.91 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019, compared with net income of $60.0 million, or $2.74 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

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Caterpillar Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here’s What to Expect.

Stock in Caterpillar is trailing other large industrial companies this year. Its first-quarter results, due out Wednesday before the market opens, could shed light on whether dour investor sentiment will shift.

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Epiroc USA Appoints Jon Torpy New General Manager

Torpy brings 15 years of broad leadership experience with Epiroc and predecessor Atlas Copco, and 20 years of overall industry experience.

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Indiana Chamber Rejects Ex-EPA Chief Pruitt Effort to Keep Coal-Fired Plants Online

The leading business lobby group in Indiana on Monday rejected a plea from former EPA chief Scott Pruitt to back legislation that would keep aging coal-fired power plants online because it would raise electricity rates for local businesses and homeowners.

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Court Upholds Ramaco's Right to Mine Coal

Ramaco Carbon's right to mine private coal assets has cleared a major hurdle, according to a news release from the company.

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Happy Earth Day: China Wants to Double Its Coal Power Capacity by 2030

The largest power producers in China have asked the government to allow for the development of between 300 and 500 new coal power plants by 2030.

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Contura Announces Departure of Chief Executive Officer

Contura Energy, Inc. has announced that Kevin Crutchfield, will be leaving his role as chief executive officer, effective May 6, in order to pursue an opportunity outside of the coal industry, which is expected to be announced shortly.

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Federal Court Decision Turns NEPA on Its Head

Hal Quinn, NMA, President and CEO, issued a statement today in response to a federal district court ruling requiring National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review before discontinuing a voluntary programmatic environmental analysis.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - April 22, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 19, 2019.

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CDC Rule Removes Barrier to Sale of Escape Respirators

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a final rule Thursday removing a deadline for device makers to discontinue the manufacture and sale of certain closed-circuit escape respirators.

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Indiana Coal Miner Hires Ex-EPA Head Scott Pruitt to Lobby Against Plant Closures

An Indiana coal mining company has hired former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to lobby against the closure of coal-fired power plants in the state.

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U.S. Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia: America's Energy Independence Vital to Economic Success

West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District representative praised a pair of recently issued executive orders from President Donald Trump aimed at expediting natural gas pipeline projects, but said there are further steps to be taken.

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Deer Run, Other Illinois Basin Mines Could Change Coal Market Dynamics

With Foresight Energy's Deer Run mine in Illinois essentially ready to resume production, some in the market are questioning whether the Illinois Basin can absorb the additional supply.

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Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Saw A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians

Part of the information in the report included examples of material that Russian trolls used, and one particular image stood out to Ronnie Hipshire, a retired coal miner in West Virginia.

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NETL Sees Developments in Tech Research and Partnerships in West Virginia

When factoring in new leadership, new research, improvements to promising projects and partnerships to get new AAA technology into the hands of industry, the past year has been busy one for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Labora

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Sunderland AFC and the Durham Miners Association Become Marras to Celebrate City's Mining Heritage

The football club has signed up to become an official "Marra" of the Durham Miners’ Gala as part efforts to keep the Big Meeting and its spirit alive for future generations.

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William Don Wise Jr. Passes Away

Don Wise retired as safety director and Vice President of Industrial Relations with Maben Energy in 1993.

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Sandvik Acquires Canadian Digital Mining Technology Company

Sandvik has acquired Newtrax, a Canadian supplier whose wireless connectivity technology offers insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.

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Americans' Energy Use Surges Despite Climate Change Concern

Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.

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Judge Hands Trump Another Setback, This Time on Coal Leases on Federal Land

Donald Trump and his administration have lost in court about 40 times since they began reversing former President Barack Obama’s environmental policies, according to The New York Times.

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Reopening of Pocahontas Exhibition Mine Delayed Until Late July for Safety

Pocahontas Mayor Ben Gibson said work has not progressed enough on a renovation project to open it safely before then, and the delay was caused by a combination of factors.

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Long-Awaited Coalfields Expressway Project Underway

West Virginia's southern coalfields may finally have something they've waited years for -- top quality road access.

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Coal FIRST: A DOE Plan to Save the Coal Industry Gets $100 Million Infusion

The Department of Energy has been researching ways to create coal plants that produced fewer emissions.

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Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

A federal judge late Friday delivered a significant setback to the Trump administration’s policy of promoting coal, ruling that the Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands.

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Judge: Resumption of U.S. Coal Sales by Trump Needs Review

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales.

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Hunyady Absolute Auction Takes Place Next Week

The auction is being held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Smith Handling facility, 927 Penn Drive PA Route 443, Tamaqua, Pa. 18252.

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Mueller Report Laid Out a Road Map for Dem's Midterm Misinformation Campaign

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report suggests Russia’s troll job likely paved the way for Democratic officials who would eventually go on to create a similar campaign ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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China's Far From Done With Coal as Regulator Eases New Plant Ban

China allowed 11 provinces and regions to resume building coal power plants, in another sign that the world’s largest energy user is far from finished with the most-polluting fossil fuel.

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Future of Proposed Indiana Coal Mine in Limbo After Emotional Board Hearing

Some residents oppose the mine, and neighbors on both sides of the debate turned out at a hearing Thursday night by Spencer County's Board of Zoning Appeals over the project.

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'Miners for Trump': The Story Behind the Russian-Organized Philly Rally Highlighted in Mueller's Report

Mueller’s findings made only scant mention of the Russians’ efforts to organize demonstrations in the Keystone State.

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Reopening of Virginia's Pocahontas Exhibition Mine Delayed Until Late July for Safety

Pocahontas Mayor Ben Gibson said work has not progressed enough on a renovation project to open it safely before then, and the delay was caused by a combination of factors.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Next Phase of Coalfields Expressway in Southern West Virginia

The construction will span nearly nine miles, and will mark the first time that a four-lane highway has been built in Wyoming County.

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Falling Renewable Costs Trigger ‘Coal Crossover’

The era of coal-fired power plants is coming to an end faster than anticipated, yet the change is driven less by concerns about emissions than by economic reasons.

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Komatsu Selects ABB for 100th AC Multi-Drive Order for Open-Pit Shovels

ABB is a digital industries company most known for its ABB AbilityTM portfolio of digitally-enabled industry solutions, products and services. It is also known for its AC drives in mining.

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Russians Used Coal to Sow Discord Among Americans, Says Mueller Report

The U.S. is divided over coal: Coal plants and mines have been shuttering, with miners held up as the casualties of environmental regulation, despite the fact that it’s cheap natural gas and automation that’s been siphoning most coal jobs.

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Americans' Energy Use Broke Record in 2018

Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.

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Coal Exports: The Trump Administration and Western States Take Action to Open Ports for Shipment of Coal

On April 10, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order seeking to address permitting and policy obstacles preventing the export of coal and other energy resources through West Coast ports.

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Coal Prices Are Up and U.S. Miners Still Can't Catch a Break

Blame natural gas. St. Louis, Missouri-based miner Foresight Energy LP is having its worst month in three years as cheap gas continues to push the fuel out of the U.S. power mix.

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Dry Bulk Market: Could Coal Become the “Savior” of the Dry Bulk Market?

The disruption in the iron ore seaborne trade this year has been well documented, together with the negative impact that this development has had in the Capesize dry bulk segment.

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Austmine 2019 Focuses on the Next Horizon With Six Weeks To Go

The ‘Next Horizon’ for the industry will see fundamental shifts in mining technology which will alter the entire value chain, placing an emphasis on current planning decisions to ensure optimal future outcomes.

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ISNetworld® Recognizes ASGCO® For Over 10 Years of Commitment to Safety, Compliance and Sustainability

This award congratulates ASGCO® for achieving this milestone by working together to build a safer and more sustainable partnership.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report - April 18, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending April 13, 2019.

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Montana Approves Expansion of Coal Mine Serving Colstrip

Montana state regulators have given final approval to a 70-million ton expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine that provides fuel to the Colstrip power plant.

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Rick Perry Planning His Exit as Trump’s Energy Secretary, Sources Say

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration and is finalizing the terms and timing of his departure, according to two people familiar with his plans.

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Upcoming RMCMI Events!

There’s a Meeting for You: Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Vail!

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Sandvik Plays Down Manufacturing-Slump Concerns as Orders Gain

Sandvik AB, the world’s largest maker of cutting tools, poured cold water on concerns about a European manufacturing slump, saying Germany is a weak spot but that other markets are doing fine.

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South32 Coking Coal Output Down 37%, Energy Coal Hit by Community Protests

Diversified miner South32 has lowered its energy coal and alumina production expectations for the full year, following a tough March quarter.

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RECLAIM Act to Invest in Coal Communities Gains Traction After Lull

A bill that would give coal communities $1 billion to clean up abandoned coal mines and boost local economies was reintroduced in the U.S. House last week.

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Ohio's Coal Mine Reclamation Fund Board to Explore Reinsurance; State May Lower Rehab Estimates for Mines

An advisory board tasked with overseeing the state’s coal-mining reclamation fund will look into getting a reinsurance policy to help shoulder the financial burden if there’s a catastrophic demand on the money.

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Electric Equipment Steals the Show at Triennial Bauma Trade Fair

Well over half a million attendees came out to Bauma to see what the next big thing in construction equipment will be, and the proliferation of battery-driven equipment—encroaching on diesel-power’s dominance—was what turned heads.

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Factories, Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States

The new per capita income numbers show how national policies and international markets directly affect state and local pocketbooks.

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Hexagon Acquires Split Engineering; Closes Drill and Blast Gap

Hexagon’s mining division has announced the acquisition of Split Engineering, a leader in coarse rock fragmentation size measurement systems, software and services.

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West Virginia Grand Opening Slated

The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be holding a Grand Opening event from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the second floor of the Darden Mill in Elkins.

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Batteries: Great Promise, Even Greater Hype

Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere. From our smartphones, computers and tablets to electric vehicles, we are in the midst of a battery revolution. But for all the promise of batteries, there are limitations.

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Sandvik Acquires Digital Mining Technology Company Newtrax

Sandvik acquires privately-owned Newtrax, a supplier of leading technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.

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Australia: New Bowen Basin Coal Mine to Bring Almost 1,000 Jobs

A $1 billion metallurgical coal mining project in the Bowen Basin is a step closer to being realized after being declared a coordinated project by Queensland's independent Coordinator-General.

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BHP Cuts FY2019 Iron Ore Output Guidance After Cyclone; Met Coal Left Unchanged

The company now expects its share of iron ore production from its assets to be between 235 million wet mt and 239 million wmt in fiscal year 2019.

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War of Words Over Omar Controversy Jeopardizes Ocasio-Cortez Trip to Kentucky Coal Mine

The snowballing reactions to a comment from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may have put the kibosh on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) plans to visit a Kentucky coal mine.

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Analysis: Tokyo Gas' Coal-Linked LNG Contract Signals Strong Push for Price Diversification

Tokyo Gas' LNG contract with Royal Dutch Shell, which was partly linked to coal prices, underscored how Asian buyers are pushing hard for price diversification, a factor that will increasingly influence upcoming contract negotiations and renegotiations.

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Potential U.S.-China Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Met Coal Exports, Uplift Global Economic Activity

While a US-China trade deal might lead to a prompt response in met coal exports from the U.S. to China, the larger outcome would be an improved global economy and boost to the steel market, a Seaport Global report said Tuesday.

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Groups Sue Over Alton Coal Mine Expansion in Southern Utah

Multiple environmental groups teamed up Tuesday to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior, challenging its 2018 decision to allow a coal mine expansion 12 miles southwest of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

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The 115th RMCMI Annual Meeting & Conference June 23-25, 2019 in Vail, Colorado

RMCMI Annual Conference Registration is Open!

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Canada: Feds Could Tell You When to Drive If Carbon Price Law Stands, Court Told

The Canadian federal government will end up with the power to regulate almost every facet of life -- such as when you can drive or where you can live -- if its law aimed at curbing harmful greenhouse gas emissions is allowed to stand.

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This Chart Shows the Fall in Coal Power Plants Being Planned Around the World

Although fewer new coal-fired power stations are being planned, those already approved are still being built.

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Indian-Owned Coal Mine a Flashpoint for Australian Election

On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion coal mine should be shelved because of its contribution to climate change.

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American Resources Corporation Reduces Reclamation Bonding Liability Through Disposition of Non-Core Permits and Reclamation Efforts

American Resources Corporation has completed the transfer and disposition of two non-core permits to a third party, resulting in the reduction of reclamation bonding liability held by the company by approximately $2.86 million.

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Canadian Province Seeking Firms to Explore Possibility of Digging Out Remaining Coal

A provincial request for proposals is asking firms to determine if it would be viable and safe to mine coal left around inactive, underground shafts in the Westville area.

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Department of Labor Announces Availability of up to $400,000 In Brookwood-Sago Grants for Mine Safety Education and Training

Funding will enable grant recipients to develop training materials, provide mine safety training or educational programs, recruit mine operators and miners for the training, and conduct and evaluate the training.

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Canada's Ridley Terminals March Coal Exports Jump to Five-Year High

Coal exports from the Ridley Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, reached a five-year high of 982,516 mt in March, up threefold from a two-year low of 313,756 mt in February.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Surge in February

India imported 4.17mn t of coking coal in February, up by 25.5pc on the month from January, according to data from e-commerce company Mjunction.

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Ukraine Q1 Coal Output Drops 7.1% on Year to 7.765 Million MT

Ukrainian coal output in the first quarter of the year fell 7.1% year on year to 7.765 million mt, the energy and coal industry ministry said Tuesday.

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MSHA Stakeholder Call May 2 Corrected

Join the Mine Safety and Health Administration for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Call on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Eastern Time.

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Stephen Doyle to Address RMCMI Utah Meeting

Stephen Doyle began his career in 1982 in New York City exporting coking and thermal coal to steel mills and power plants around the globe.

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British Columbia, Canada Government to Restore Structure at Historic Coal Mine

The government of the western Canadian province of British Columbia announced that it will lead the restoration of a 22.5-meter concrete headframe and tipple structure at the site of the historic Morden Colliery coal mine.

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West Virginia DEP to Try New Foam in Attempt to stop Brocum Mine Fire

The Brocum Mine No. 1 fire is south of Newburg, off Eliason Road. No one knows how it started, but residents complained from 2016 of the sulphur stench and smoke, and tests by the DEP showed it was more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit underground, in places

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Indonesia Coal Market Makes Slow Start to the Week

Indonesian thermal coal prices were little changed today in a thinly traded market, but demand continued to emerge from China with a utility announcing a new tender to buy imported coal.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - April 15, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 12, 2019.

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Cloud Peak Receives Second Debt Extension, Payment Due by May 1 or Faces Default

Cloud Peak Energy has gained a second extension after refusing to make its interest payment for its 2024 debts on April 14, following an initial 30-day extension on the payment originally due March 15, a filing from the company said Monday.

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Here's the Nation's Only New Coal Plant. Is it the Last?

Finding America's only new coal-fired power plant means trekking nearly to the Arctic Circle.

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Energy Summit Looks Toward the Future of Coal

Though some are bemoaning the bygone days when Wyoming’s coal industry ruled supreme, others are accepting the new normal of slowly declining coal sales and looking for new ways to move the industry forward.

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New Plan To Save Coal Jobs: Teeny, Tiny Coal Power Plants

The Trump administration has made a few stabs at stemming the tide of coal power plant closures in the U.S., and none have come to fruition. Now it looks like they’re just plain giving up.

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Government Pledges to Boost Coal Mine Safety

The country's top coal mine safety watchdog has pledged to "fundamentally improve" safety by enhancing the quality of workers and promoting automation.

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A Boost For Powder River Basin Coal Comes From An Unexpected Source

Peabody's revenue from met coal went up 10 percent over the past few years. Arch's went up 43 percent. Strong prices and huge demand have helped.

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South Africa: Sasol Officially Opens Another Coal Mine, Sustaining Jobs

Sasol has officially opened yet another colliery in its host province of Mpumalanga, where it beneficiates coal into high value fuel and chemical products at world scale.

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CEDAR Holds Coal Fair at Chief Logan Lodge

The Coal Education Development and Resource, or CEDAR, of Southern West Virginia Inc. held their annual regional coal fair at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center this past week.

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Trump Vowed To Save Coal But U.S. Largest Mining Basin Remains In Decline

President Donald Trump's backing of the country's coal industry is unquestionable. He vowed to "save" America's coal miners whilst on the presidential campaign trail and has hardly toned down his stance since entering the White House.

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China's Coal Industry Lashes Australia for Irresponsible Comments

A Chinese coal industry official has criticized Australia for biting the hand that feeds it at a coal conference in Beijing, a rare public acknowledgement that diplomatic tensions could be the cause of slowing trade.

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China's Changing Coal Imports is a Subtle Punishment for Australia

China has fired another warning shot across Australia’s bow, in a worrying escalation of an apparent coal war.

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West Virginia Coal Industry Looking to Recover After Decade of Production Downturn

While much of the focus has shifted to West Virginia’s oil and gas industry in recent years, industry experts say coal still plays a big role in the Mountain State.

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Ocasio-Cortez Coal-Mine Visit Requires an Apology to Crenshaw First, Ky. Lawmaker Says

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., placed the condition on Ocasio-Cortez's planned visit to the Bluegrass State in a letter to the freshman congresswoman on Friday

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Department of Energy Announces $100M in Investments in Coal FIRST

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today investments for the Coal FIRST initiative, which aims to develop coal plants of the future that will provide secure, stable, reliable power with near zero emissions.

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Four Coal Ships Loaded at Virginia's Dominion Terminal in Week Ended April 12; One More at Pier

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 164,700 st of coal on four coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week ended April 12, compared with three that exported 213,161 st a week earlier, company data showed Friday.

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How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk

Wildlife restoration is just one of the new uses of about 1.5 million acres of Central Appalachian land affected by strip- and mountaintop-removal-mining since the 1970s.

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Coal Isn't Dead Yet

One of the best coal stocks, Warrior Met Coal Inc. (NYSE:HCC), has returned 60% in dividends to its shareholders over the last two years.

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West Virginia Senator Chastised His Own Party for Backing Climate Change Policies That Hurt Rural Americans

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin closed out a Capitol Hill hearing by chastising fellow Democrats for backing climate change policies that make energy more expensive for poor families that can least afford it.

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Former Coal Camp Near Beckley, West Virginia Found Eligible for National Register

One of the last coal camps that remain in the coalfields near Beckley, West Virginia, has been found eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a spokesman for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.

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Be Wary of Appalachian Vulture Capitalists Invading Wyoming's Coal Market

One by one, our critical coal mining assets are being acquired by people with disreputable histories in Appalachia.

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Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes

Caterpillar Inc. has announced officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company's focus on services. All changes are effective May 1, 2019.

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OZ Minerals Contracts Epiroc and Mobilaris for the Digitalization of Australian Underground Mine

Epiroc Australia and Mobilaris are excited to announce that they have been contracted by OZ Minerals to deploy the Mobilaris Mining Intelligence™ (MMI) information management system for the digitization of one of its underground operations.

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Wyoming's Third Largest Coal Producer Faces Debt Payment Deadline Monday, Possible Bankruptcy

Cloud Peak Energy, a pure Powder River Basin operator, goes into default if it elects not to pay Monday, the last in a 30-day grace period.

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Indiana Lawmakers Reject Generation Moratorium Aimed at Saving Coal

Indiana lawmakers on Thursday defeated a controversial power plant moratorium aimed at preserving in-state coal generators, but the language could resurface later in the legislative session.

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Moody's Sees Bleak Outlook for Powder River Basin Coal, No Relief Expected

For many years an untouchable titan of coal production, the Powder River Basin continues to face decline, and the number of miners trying to survive by digging more PRB coal may be delaying the relief needed in Wyoming coal country.

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Usibelli Mine Workers Set New Safety Bar

Usibelli Coal Mine April 10 reported that its crew of roughly 100 employees worked 798 consecutive days without a single lost time accident, a new safety record for the Interior Alaska mine.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to increase federal funding toward developing carbon capture technology while also committing to fossil fuel use.

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West Virginia Senator Introduces Bill to Reaffirm Abandoned Mine Land Fees

First created in 1977, the AML fund has pooled together funds from mining interests to pay for the reclamation of mine lands which were not properly reclaimed before federal law required the clean up in the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1977.

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#bauma2019: Tomorrow’s Construction and Mining Technology Will Be Connected, Electrified and Diesel

All manner of future technologies, including the latest advanced diesel technology innovations, have been on display this week at bauma 2019, the latest installment of the world’s largest equipment exposition taking place now in Munich.

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Friends of Coal Golf Tournament Supports Scholarships

The Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be held at Stonehaven Course on June 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

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Trump Executive Order Could Pave Way for Washington Coal Port Terminal

An executive order from President Donald Trump that could help pave the way for coal exports garnered praise from Wyoming leadership this week. But critics see it as a way to lessen local control over issues of water quality in favor of industry’s bottom

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Caterpillar to Use R1700 Underground Loader as Platform for its First Battery Electric LHD

The design of the new battery electric Cat® R1700 XE will use advanced technology for lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote high production.

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Out-of-State Coal Interests are Funding a Battle to Keep Indiana Coal Plants From Closing

Across the nation, coal-fired power plants are rapidly being retired — a cost-conscious, clean-energy trend that has spurred some of the world's largest coal interests to fund an aggressive effort to keep them running, including here in Indiana.

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Australia: Wall Collapse Closes Carborough Downs Coking Coal Mine

Australian mining firm Fitzroy Australian Resources has suspended operations at its 3.5mn t/yr capacity Carborough Downs coking coal mine in Queensland following a wall collapse earlier this week.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: April 11, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending April 5, 2019.

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The 97% Hoax

The global warming campaign would have more credibility if its proponents weren't constantly getting caught in the lie.

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Department of Energy Announces $87 Million for Coal Research and Development Projects

The goal is to ensure that coal power plants can provide stable power generation with operational flexibility, high efficiency, low emissions, and lower costs for consumers.

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House Delegation Introduces Bill to Invest in Coal Country

Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Hal Rogers (KY-05), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to revitalize coal country by giving communities the funds they need to clean up abandoned mine lands.

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Low-CV Indonesian Coal Prices Hold Steady

Fob Indonesia prices of low-calorific value (CV) coal held steady today, with bids and offers broadly in line with levels heard earlier this week.

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England: Caphouse Coal Race

Men will carry 40kg of coal, women 20kg, youths 10kg and children 5kg in weight.

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$80 Million Arq Plant in Kentucky Unveiled

C.K. Lane, Head of US Operations for a startup energy company called Arq, revealed details about the project during the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, held at The Corbin Center Tuesday.

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Trump's Order Would Make it Harder to Block Pipelines, and Projects Such as Longview Coal-Export Terminal

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that could make it harder for state governments to block energy-development projects.

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Bureau of Land Management Authorizes a Coal Lease Sale Within the Wayne National Forest

The tracts will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the bid meets or exceeds the BLMs estimate of the fair market value of the tract.

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Analysis: Indonesian Coal Prices Seen Set to Remain Firm as Supply Tightens

Indonesian thermal coal prices are likely to remain firm in coming weeks as Chinese utilities lap up cargoes while supply typically tightens during Ramadan, market sources said this week.

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Movie About Coal Mine Entrapment Opens Friday

Mine 9, a film about entrapment inside an Appalachian mine, opens in theaters this week.

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Clearance Delays for Indonesian Coal at Northeastern China Ports

The Chinese authorities' efforts at controlling the volume of seaborne thermal coal imported into China has led to delays at certain ports in the northeast of China for Indonesian cargoes, market sources said Thursday.

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When the Market is the Problem

What if wholesale market architecture is completely ill-equipped to ensure reliability as the grid increasingly leans upon technologies dependent on just-in-time fuel delivery?

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EIA: U.S. 2019 Coal Production Expected to Fall 9.2% on Year to 684.1 Million St

The U.S. will likely produce 684.1 million st of coal in 2019, Energy Information Administration said Tuesday, cutting its estimate from a month ago by 1.6%.

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Chinese Coking Coal Import Prices Poised to Drop

Expectations of more spot availability and a burgeoning number of unsold cargoes held by Chinese traders have raised expectations of cfr China prices softening further, despite renewed import demand from India.

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Analyst Says Rising Domestic Production Will Cut China's Need for Thermal Coal Imports in 2019

China’s thermal coal imports will decline by between 10 million and 12 million tonnes in 2019, a leading industry analyst said on Tuesday, largely because of rising domestic output in the world’s top producer and consumer.

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Land in Place for New YMCA in Southern West Virginia

Beaver Coal Co. and Pinecrest Development Corporation have pledged to give the land, which will host the largest portion of the new aquatics center, if all $30 million of funding is in place for the project by June 20, 2020.

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West Virginia Governor And His Family Owe Millions In Mining Violations, Despite Promises To Pay

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice promised to wipe out his family's debt from mine safety violations when he ran for governor in 2016. Instead, that debt has more than doubled since NPR first reported on it in 2014, amounting to millions of dollars.

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Wyoming, Montana Senators Pursue Coal Port Fix

Republican Sens. John Barrasso, of Wyoming, and Steve Daines, of Montana, say the federal Clean Water Act is being abused to stop permitting for Millennium Bulk Terminal, a would-be Columbia River coal port that would ship Powder River Basin coal to the A

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Australia: Adani Gains Groundwater Approval for Carmichael Coal Mine

Adani Australia has received a go ahead from Minister for the Environment Melissa Price for the groundwater management plans at its Carmichael coal mine and rail infrastructure project in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, Australia.

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Montana Reviews Controversial Coal-Saving Bill, Passes Community Transition Actions

State legislators are considering a variety of policies to support communities through the anticipated retirement of Colstrip Power Plant's Units 1 and 2 in 2022 and the potential expedited retirement of Units 3 and 4, which are slated to close in 2035.

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The Deadbeat Billionaire: The Inside Story Of How West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Ducks Taxes And Slow-Pays His Bills

James C. Justice II is many things. He is a coal mining billionaire, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion. He is the 36th governor of West Virginia. He owns some 100 companies. He is also a man who has a hard time paying the bills.

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Bauma Preview: Material Handling

The construction trade fair Bauma has kicked off today in Munich, Germany, and will go on until April 14. Mining Magazine is highlighting a selection of the mining equipment and technology that is being showcased there.

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North Queensland, Australia Coal Exports Bounce Back in March From 22-Month Low in February

Exports of coal from North Queensland, Australia, bounced back in March after a 22-month low in February with strong volumes from the Hay Point and Abbot Point terminals while Dalrymple Bay throughput continued to lag.

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Seaport: Falling U.S. Thermal Coal Exports to Put Pressure on Domestic Utility Market and Lower-Grade Met Prices

U.S. thermal coal exports are expected to fall as much as 12% in 2019 and 25% in 2020 given the declining Northern European delivered price, which will put pressure on the U.S. utility and lower-grade U.S. metallurgical prices, Seaport Global analysts wro

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MSHA Fatality #9 - December 11, 2018 - Final Report

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, a 38-year-old miner was fatally injured at a surface coal mine. The miner was operating a front-end loader to move shot rock near the toe of a 63-foot-high highwall.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA estimates that U.S. coal production decreased by 19 million short tons (MMst) (2%) in 2018, totaling 756 MMst.

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MSHA Fatality #12 - November 29, 2018 - Final Report

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, a mechanic with 29 years of mining experience was severely injured when hydraulic pressure propelled a piece of metal out of a hydraulic fitting that he was examining, and the metal penetrated his head.

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President Trump Scrapped a Health Study of Mountaintop Mining. These Dems Want to Revive It.

Does mountaintop mining in Central Appalachia, including Eastern Kentucky, harm the people living nearby? The Trump administration scrapped a study that would have found whether that was so.

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Representative Phil Roe Will Headline VCEA's 40th Annual Coal Conference

He is a resident of Johnson City serving his sixth term in Congress, Dr. Roe has a strong work ethic and is committed to working on behalf of the First District, Tennessee and our nation.

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B&W to Open Additional Kentucky Coal Mine in May, Aims for 1 Mil St in Overall 2019 Production

B&W Resources, a Central Appalachian thermal coal producer, plans to open an additional mine in Kentucky in May, with the aim of returning to production of 1 million st in 2019, a company official said Monday.

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Coal's Falling New Normal, Gordon and the Grouse and a Coal Company's Payment Plan in the PRB

More and more uncertainty is arising in the Powder River Basin, from fears of new bankruptcies and producers potentially selling at a loss to the pressing problem of continued coal plant closures.

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Cummins Announces New Advanced Remote Monitoring Solution for Mining

Cummins Inc. has announced the release of PrevenTech™ for Mining, a new digital monitoring and reporting solution that provides advanced detection of potential equipment health issues.

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ORBCOMM Launches Enhanced Web Platform and Latest Telematics Devices for Heavy Equipment Industry

ORBCOMM’s new solutions enable faster, more reliable monitoring of mining and construction equipment in remote locations, management of mixed fleets on a single data platform and advanced analytics and diagnostics.

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Schauenburg Launches Artificial Intelligence Camera for Mine Safety

Schauenburg Systems says it has partnered with dotNetix to deliver an artificial intelligence-equipped camera to improve safety at mine sites.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: April 8, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 5, 2019.

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Eurocoke: U.S. Coking Coal Growth Capped by Capital, Equity Investor Trends

U.S. coking coal output growth is constrained by limited financing appetite for coal projects, despite higher coal prices in the past two years, according to mining and trading sources.

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Mine Reclamation Conference Highlights Legislative Wins, Water Treatment, Others

The 2019 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium held in Monongalia County featured a myriad of talking points, ranging from species protection to the extraction of vital rare earth elements.

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Coal Boss Threatened to Shut Mines Following Safety Complaints

The ability of coal miners to anonymously report safety problems is currently being tested in federal court in a case that centers on a controversial speech by a mining boss that was secretly recorded.

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Mobilaris is Launching the Podcast Mining Frontrunners

Mobilaris Mining & Civil Engineering increases the usage of information-driven operations within underground mines and tunneling projects.

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Atrum Confirms Premium Hard Coking Coal at Canada Mine

Australian coal producer Atrum Coal has confirmed the deposit of premium hard coking coal at its Elan South mine project in Alberta, Canada.

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EIA: U.S. Coal Production Posts Year-On-Year Drop for Fifth Straight Week

U.S. weekly coal production was estimated to be 10.5 million st for the week ended March 30, down 6.6% from the previous week and down 26.3% from the year-ago week, U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday.

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Wyoming Coal is Likely Declining Faster Than Expected

Warning bells are ringing across Wyoming’s Powder River Basin that the largest producing coal region of the country is in big trouble.

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Hunyady Auction Announces an Absolute Auction on April 26

The auction will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Smith Handling facility, 927 Penn Drive PA Route 443, Tamaqua, Pa. 18252.

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Widest-Ever Range of Cat® Equipment, Technology and Services on Display at bauma 2019, World's Largest Construction Industry Trade Show

The expansive Caterpillar display features diverse product lines with new offerings, as well as an interactive display of the company's enhanced services.

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Indonesian Low CV Coal Prices Show Signs of Firming

There were further signs that the low calorific value Indonesian thermal coal market is strengthening after details of deals emerged at higher prices than similar transactions done last week.

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Komatsu and MineWare Launch Payload Management System at Bauma

Komatsu and MineWare are officially launching their first factory-fitted payload management system, Argus PLM, at Bauma 2019 trade fair in Germany on April 8.

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American Resources Corporation Delivers Third Continuous Miner to its Mine #15 to Expand Metallurgical Coal Production

The currently operating Mine #15 is an underground mine located at the company's McCoy Elkhorn Coal complex and produces High Vol B metallurgical coal from the Glamorgan coal seam.

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As States Push Toward 100% Clean Energy, Hurdles Loom

In the last year, California, New Mexico, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico all have joined Hawaii in the ranks of states seeking to get all of their electricity from clean or renewable sources by 2050 or earlier.

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Bipartisan Senators Want Highest Possible Funding for Carbon Capture Technology

The 12 lawmakers, including four Republicans, urged Senate appropriators to provide the Department of Energy with maximum funding for carbon capture, utilization and storage.

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Health Concerns Spur House Bill to Halt Mountaintop Mining

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth is taking another run at a bill that would stop new or expanded mountaintop removal coal mining until the Department of Health and Human Services studies its impact on human health.

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Pennsylvania Anthracite Section of Society of Mining Engineers Accepting Applications for Student Scholarships

The PA-Anthracite Section of Society of Mining Engineers/AIME is now accepting applications for the John Kaminski Memorial Scholarships for mining-related engineering or science majors for Pennsylvania students.

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Indiana Utilities Want to Move Away From Coal. The Legislature Could Slow Them Down. Here's How.

At a time when two of the Indiana's biggest electric utilities are planning to retire a majority of their coal power, a House committee has voted to put a moratorium on such decisions.

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U.S. Mining Industry Added 600 Jobs in March for a Fourth-Straight Month of Gains

Employment in the US mining industry, excluding oil and gas extraction, increased in March for a fourth-straight month, the Labor Department reported Friday.

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Reviewing CONSOL Coal Resources LP and Arch Coal Inc.'s Results

As Industrial Metals & Minerals companies, CONSOL Coal Resources LP and Arch Coal Inc. are our subject to contrast, and their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

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Strata Refuge Shelters Provide Safety When Breathing Air is Compromised

Strata Worldwide offers one of the leading brands in emergency refuge solutions available to the global mining market.

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Don Blankenship, Round 2: Taxpayers to Pay $550,000 for MSHA Failures

The widow of a West Virginia coal miner who was among 29 men killed in the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion has settled a lawsuit against the federal government for $550,000.

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ARQ Official to Speak to Chamber of Commerce About Big Energy Facility in Kentucky

The head of U.S. operations for a company that turns coal waste into energy will be speaking at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon next Tuesday about a project that will provide numerous good-paying jobs.

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Indoctrinating Kids and Using Them as Props

A federal judge dismissed a climate lawsuit brought in the name of two young Philadelphia boys. One was seven and the other eleven.

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Ninth Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster Commemorated

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch disaster, one of the deadliest mining accidents in U.S. history.

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West Virginia Coal Severance Tax Legislation

On March 27, 2019, WV Governor Justice signed two bills that impact the coal severance tax in West Virginia. One bill reduces the rate of severance tax imposed on steam or thermal coal and the other creates a new severance tax rebate program for coal prod

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Changing Face of Mining Under Spotlight at Canada Gathering

This year’s Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum convention will connect over 5,000 delegates from Canada and around the world to the letter ‘I’ with its focus on ‘intelligence, information, innovation and influence’.

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Victaulic Celebrates 100 Years

Today Victaulic celebrates a century of innovation - 100 years since it was granted its first industry patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions.

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Mine 9 Opens in Appalachia This Week

“I don’t have any agenda,” the writer and director said. “I just wanted to show the brave men and women who work in the mines and what they do.”

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Report: Pennsylvania Largest Net Exporter of Electricity in the U.S.

Pennsylvania was the largest net exporter of electricity in the United States from 2013-17, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Stepping Into 100 Years of Safety: The MSA Tour

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how and where MSA manufactures a variety of safety products.

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House Subcommittee To Consider Coal Mine Reclamation Bill

A congressional subcommittee will hear testimony Thursday in support of a bill that would help clean up and redevelop surface mine land. The bill enjoys bipartisan support, but still faces hurdles.

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IMI June Scholarship Golf Outing

The Illinois Mining Institute June Scholarship Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois.

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Liebherr Group Breaks 10 Billion Euro Mark for the First Time in 2018

The Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of € 10,551 million in 2018, breaking through the € 10 billion barrier for the first time in the company’s history. This represents an increase of € 739 million, or 7.5 %, compared with the previous year.

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UMWA Promises Miners They Will Win the Pension Fight in Congress

The fight is continuing for active and retired coal miners in West Virginia and across the country for their pensions.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: April 4, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending March 30, 2019.

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A Clear Call for Action on Grid Reliability

Last Friday, Real Clear Politics hosted an event on the future of the U.S. electricity grid, or rather the challenge of maintaining grid reliability as the nation’s electricity mix undergoes dramatic change.

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Colorado: Elected Officials Gave Residents a Vision of the Future

Craig and Moffat County elected officials gave residents a vision of the future Monday, April 1, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Mining Company Working on Two New Operations in Eastern Kentucky

Quest Energy is opening two mines in Pike County, Kentucky mining low sulfur metallurgical coal.

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Coking Coal Price Outlook Firm Despite Near-Term Drop

Seaborne coking coal prices are likely to remain above $170/t fob Australia in 2019, despite expectations of some further price cuts in the near term, according to attendees at this week's Eurocoke Summit in Amsterdam.

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CEO: Contura Optimistic About Future Sales Growth, Citing Tight Met Supply and Premium Pricing

Contura remains optimistic about metallurgical coal pricing and company sales due to tight global supply and steady demand, despite seeing weaker sales in the first quarter than originally projected, CEO Kevin Crutchfield said Wednesday.

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West Virginia's Trying to Revive Coal, but One Miner Isn't Convinced

West Virginia is dangling tax incentives for coal miners in an attempt to revive operations in the heart of Coal Country. At least one miner, Contura Energy Inc., isn’t swayed just yet.

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German President Receives Symbolic ‘Last Piece Of Black Coal’

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier received on Wednesday the symbolic ‘last piece of black coal,’ marking the end of Germany’s two centuries of hard black coal production, while the country struggles to keep up with European peers in curbing emissio

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Analysis: Pakistan's Thar Wager Pits Coal Against LNG In Its Power Mix

Pakistan has fired up its first major power plant fueled by one of the world's largest coal reserves in the scorching Thar desert, opening the gates for domestic coal production to compete head on with imported LNG in its power mix.

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Global Mining & Metals M&A Poised for Continued Growth in 2019

Global mining and metals deal value rose 51% year-on-year to US$77.8b in 2018 – and continued momentum suggests that 2019 will be the fourth consecutive growth in deal value – according to EY M&A and capital raising in mining and metals – 2019 outlook.

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Bauma Preview: Underground Solutions

In the week coming up to the construction trade fair Bauma, which takes place in Munich, Germany, from April 8-14.

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Play Powder Horn!

This Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be a great way to network and raise money for an important cause.

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Hitachi’s Vision for Autonomous Mining to be Revealed at CIM 2019 Convention

Wenco is scheduled to unveil Hitachi’s global vision for autonomous mining systems at the CIM 2019 Convention, running April 28 to May 1 in Montreal, Canada.

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National Mining Association President and CEO Hal Quinn Announces 2019 Retirement Plans

“It has been a privilege to lead an organization representing and promoting one of America’s most vital industries,” Quinn said.

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Milestone Reached on New Liebherr USA Co. Headquarters Construction Project

The final piece of structural steel recently was installed at the Liebherr USA Co. new headquarters building — a significant construction milestone. Work is on schedule for completion in 2020.

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U.S. 2020 Thermal Coal Exports to Fall as Much as 20% on Seaborne Price Weakness

U.S. thermal coal exports are set to drop as much as 20% by 2020 on the back of weaker seaborne prices, Seaport Global analysts said in a note published Tuesday.

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KVMI Announces Fundraiser for Scholarships

This fundraiser is being held to support the scholarship programs of the KVMI Education Fund in association with the Kanawha Valley Mining Institute.

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RMCMI Arizona/New Mexico Meeting

RMCMI's Arizona/New Mexico Meeting will be held May 15-16, 2019.

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Coal Export Facility Project Dealt Another Blow in Federal Lawsuit

In yet another blow to the proposed Longview coal export terminal, a federal judge Monday ruled that the state of Washington did not violate the foreign affairs doctrine of the U.S. Constitution when it denied Millennium Bulk Terminals a water quality per

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Komatsu P&H Surface Drill Makes for Safer Operation Through Automation

Komatsu has unveiled the first of a new line of surface mining drill rigs featuring autonomous capabilities for safer operation and greater productivity.

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Scrip Show to Be Held in Beckley, West Virginia

The annual spring show of the National Scrip Collectors Association will be held on April 5-6 in the Appalachian Room of the Country Inn & Suites on Harper Road in Beckley, West Virginia. The show is free and open to the public.

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Group of Indiana Miners Gather to Fight for Their Pensions

A large group of miners, past and present, gather in Evansville, Indiana to fight for their pensions.

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Frank Calandra, Jr., is Inducted Into the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute Hall of Fame

On March 20th, Frank Calandra, Jr. was inducted into the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute Hall of Fame, Class of 2018 at the Spring Meeting in Charleston, West Virginia at the Annual Induction Ceremony and dinner.

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BME USA Awarded Explosives Contract With Usibelli Coal Mine in Alaska

According to Glenn Watt, BME’s senior director for sales and marketing in North America, the supply contract with Usibelli Coal Mine is for one year, with an option to extend for two more years.

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Bluefield Coal Show Expected to Bring in More Than 200 Exhibitors

The head of CONSOL Energy will be the keynote speaker at the Bluefield Coal Show in September.

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Murray's Move to Metallurgical Coal Signals Industry Change

West Virginia's largest producer of coal for power plants is moving into the metallurgical coal market.

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Central Appalachian Met Coal Sales Drive 74.3% Year-on-Year Jump in Contura Energy Full-Year Profit

Contura Energy's net income increased 74.3% year on year in 2018, largely driven by increased sales and exports by the producer's Central Appalachian metallurgical coal segment, according to 2018 and fourth-quarter earnings filings released Monday.

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DOE Announces $20 Million for a Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

DOE has announced up to $20 million in federal funding for cooperative agreements that will help accelerate the deployment of CCUS. The selected projects will support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Carbon Storage Program.

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Wet Disk Snubber Upgrade Cuts Maintenance on Cat® Rope Shovels

Caterpillar recently introduced a new wet disk snubber upgrade for dipper doors on its 7495 Series electric rope shovels. The oil-filled snubber is maintenance and adjustment free for its 12,000-hour life before rebuild.

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Coal India Nears Production Target of 610 MT for 2018-19; Growth up 7%

A surpassing growth in coal production in March helped Coal India inch extremely close to its production target of 610 mt for the 2018-19 fiscal year after the coal monolith posted a seven percent production growth in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - April 1, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending March 29, 2019.

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Research Into Alternative Uses for Wyoming Coal Continues

If the cost of producing carbon fiber — a lightweight and durable material that can be used in construction, car parts and airplanes — drops below $5 per pound, the profitability for that burgeoning industry could skyrocket.

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RMCMI Colorado/Utah Regional Meeting

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute's Colorado/Utah Regional Meeting will be held in Price, Utah on May 8-9, 2019.

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Alberta, Canada Coal Mining Activity Rebounds in 2018

Last year saw a rebound in activity, according to a report released earlier this year by Alberta Energy’s Coal and Mineral Development Unit.

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Deutsche Bank Begins Coverage on Warrior Met Coal

The firm set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 12.43% from the stock’s previous close.

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KVMI Thanks Attendees to Scholarship Meeting

A thank you to everyone who attended the Kanawha Valley Mining Institute February scholarship meeting to acknowledge and congratulate the Class of 2019 Charles Bowling Scholarship Recipients.

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Contura Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2018 Results

Coal revenues in the fourth quarter, excluding freight and handling fulfillment revenues, were $479.2 million, with CAPP - Met coal revenues accounting for $247.2 million, T&L accounting for $106.4 million, and NAPP coal revenues totaling $89.9 million.

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Montana Tech Mining Team Brings Home Top Titles From Recent International Mining Games Competition

Last week, the annual competition took place in Virginia City, Nevada, and the Montana Tech Mining Team found themselves on top — the men’s team took first overall and the women’s team placed second.

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Mine Reclamation Under the Eyes of Congress

According to the United States Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, some $600 million of abandoned mine land reclamation projects have taken place in West Virginia to date.

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Coal Operators Agree to Allow Military Training Operations on Property

Four more southern West Virginia coal operators have agreed to make land available for military training operations, with Yeager Airport officials coordinating training schedules.

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Author Publishes Murder Mystery Novel Set in the Southern Coalfields of West Virginia

Author publishes murder mystery novel set in the southern coalfields of West Virginia

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Immersive Technologies Recognizing Excellence in Mining Business Improvement

Finalists are selected for their achievements in continuously improving operational safety, efficiency and productivity through strategic simulator-based training initiatives.

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More Mine Safety Checks in China Stoking Fears of Coal Supply Disruption

China's mine safety watchdog has ordered inspections over the weekend at "high risks" mines after recent industry accidents, stoking fears that thermal coal availability might be impacted in the near term.

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