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Coal Industry Says It’s Back, Lauds ‘Unshackling’ Of Obama-Era Regulations

The coal industry is making a comeback, the National Mining Association says, in part because the Trump administration is “unshackling” the industry of “myriad regulations” from the Obama presidency.

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Peabody Announces That The Secondary Offering By Certain Selling Stockholders Has Been Priced

Peabody has agreed to repurchase from the underwriter a number of these shares having an aggregate value of approximately $40 million.

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With Trump as Dealmaker, Could Coal Be Subsidized?

When a pair of electric utilities came asking for billions of dollars to keep ailing nuclear projects afloat and a friendly governor proposed a generous subsidy for Appalachian coal, fiscal conservatives were alarmed.

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Limited Mining Allowed at Australia's South32's Appin Colliery

South32's Appin Colliery was suspended because of elevated gas-concentration issues at the colliery around seven weeks ago.

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Australian Coal Industry Invests in Modern Coal Technology

The Australian coal industry is set to invest Aus $255 million into research into modern, more efficient coal technology.

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Europe's Largest Hard Coking Coal Company Sees Q2 Coking Coal Sales Down 10% on Year

Europe's largest hard coking coal company, Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW), said late Thursday its total coking coal sales in the second quarter fell 10% year on year to 2.615 million mt thanks to the disposal of its WZK Victoria coking plant.

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Company Constructing New Coal Mine in Western Kentucky

Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners.

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Glencore Coal Miners Return to Work in Australia But Vow More Strike Action

Coal mine workers from seven Glencore collieries in Australia returned to work on Thursday after a four-day work stoppage, with many voting to keep up pressure on the company over wages and job security.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Pardons Director of Coal Mine, in Which 110 People Were Killed

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to pardon former director of Ulyanovskaya coal mine Andrei Funk, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2015.

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India's CIL Says 62 Mining Projects Behind Schedule Due to Approval Delays, Other Issues

During fiscal 2016-2017 CIL produced 554.14 million mt of coal, missing the targeted output by 44.48 million mt.

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Booming Thermal Coal Price on China Demand Cheers Miners

Australian thermal coal prices for spot cargoes above $100 a tonne, lifted by reports of strikes and strong Chinese demand, are providing a boost in earnings and share prices for miners like Glencore and Whitehaven Coal.

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Decision on Offshore Coal Mine in England's West Cumbria Looms

More than 1,600 people have expressed an interest in working at the mine and the company’s training and recruitment manager is currently assessing them to match skills with roles.

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Weekly Coal Production Report: August 17, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending August 12, 2017.

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Coal Makes a Comeback

Not long ago liberals hailed the demise of coal as inevitable while the Obama Administration strangled the industry with regulation. But coal is showing signs of a revival and breathing economic life into West Virginia and other coal states.

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Peabody Announces Launch Of Secondary Offering By Certain Selling Stockholders, Repurchase Of Common Stock

The selling stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from the offering. Peabody is not offering any shares of common stock in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares in the offering.

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Jennmar SanShell Acquires Cuda Tools, Adding Capacity to the Midwest

As JENNMAR Executive Vice President, Tony Calandra, sees it, “it is a great opportunity to expand our manufacturing and service footprint in the Midwest mining region.

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More Than 180 Exhibitors Expected to Showcase at Bluefield Coal Show

Josh Cline, CEO and president of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, the show’s sponsor, agreed, adding that exhibitors will be there from 27 states as well as England and Canada.

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Analysis: Chatterjee Comments Not Seen as Threat to Independent Power Producer Model

Neil Chatterjee, who was just sworn in last week as acting FERC chairman, said, "I believe that generation sources, including our existing coal and nuclear fleet, need to be properly compensated to recognize the value they provide to the system."

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2017 and Results of Annual and Special Meeting

Corsa reported positive net and comprehensive income of $4.6 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 157% from the second quarter of 2016. Revenues were $66.2 million, an increase of 255% from the second quarter of 2016.

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Bureau of Land Management Looks to Approve Arch Coal's Request for Royalty Rate Reduction

The Bureau of Land Management appears poised to approve Arch Coal’s recent request for a renewed royalty rate reduction on coal they’ve been digging from particularly troublesome areas of the West Elk Mine in Somerset, Colorado.

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What Will Happen to Teck Resources Ltd's Energy Business?

The big news for Teck today is coal, but very shortly the energy business is going to start to take center stage.

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Legal Experts Skeptical Trump Can Unilaterally Subsidize Appalachian Coal

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice believes President Donald Trump can unilaterally set up a subsidy program for Appalachian coal through an executive order, but legal experts are unsure of where such authority would come from.

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China Bans North Korean Coal and Iron Imports Following Tough UN Sanctions

China is to stop importing coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods from North Korea in a matter of weeks, as it brings its operations in line with sanctions imposed by the United Nations following the development of Kim Jong-un’s nuclear and missile progr

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Judges Reject Coal Mining Permit That Allowed Destruction and Replacement of Stream in Greene County, Pennsylvania

In an opinion by Judge Steven C. Beckman, the state DEP was wrong to issue a permit for the Cecil-based company’s Bailey Mine expansion that predicted such severe impacts to Polen Run that a section of the stream would have to be replaced.

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Trump’s EPA Will Rewrite Another Obama-Era Rule That Could Shutter Coal Plants

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt notified challengers the agency would begin the process of revising a regulation critics say could force more coal-fired power plants to shut down.

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The Antidote to Al Gore

Al Gore's propaganda-laden Inconvenient Sequel is now playing in theaters coast to coast. It's bombing – namely because Gore provided a miserable movie experience whether you're left, right, or center.

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Environmental Groups Score Legal Win in Longwall Mining Case

Two Pennsylvania environmental groups scored a legal victory in an ongoing challenge to the expansion of the Bailey Mine Complex, the largest underground coal mine in the U.S.

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Coal, the Comeback Kid

From the 2nd quarter of 2016 to the same period this year, coal production rose almost 17 percent. The number of new met mines in Central Appalachia rose from 155 to 212 in the year ending in June, said Argus Coal.

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Don’t Believe the Hysteria Over Carbon Dioxide

The way Americans perceive climate change is too often determined by their hearing just one side of the story.

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President Trump's New Energy Regulatory Head: We Have to Save Coal to Keep the Country Safe

The new head of the nation’s top energy regulatory agency cited “national security” as a reason to keep uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants running, a refrain that has become increasingly common among Trump administration officials.

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Top Electric Grid Regulator Will Make Keeping Coal Plants Online One Of His Main Goals

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee said he would look for ways to “properly compensate” coal plants for providing reliable electricity during his time as a top energy regulator.

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Production Returns to Australia's Blair Athol Coal Mine

TerraCom has launched production at the Blair Athol thermal coal mine in Queensland, Australia, just over a year since it acquired the site.

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Technology Set to Unleash Mining Innovation

In the next ten years, technology is set to unleash a wave of mining innovation, with the sweet spot centred on changing the thinking around orebodies and processing plants rather than much-spoken-about automation.

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Australian Coal Mining Companies Not Paying Suppliers on Time

In Australia, Bowen Basin mining giants are in the midst of a production boom, but the companies that service them are waiting up to six months for their invoices to be paid.

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Energy Department Gets Sued Over Grid Study ‘Secrecy’

Sierra Club has launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study.

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Judge Blocks 176-Million Ton Coal Mine Expansion in Montana

A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits.

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority of Voters are Concerned About the State of American Infrastructure

Eighty-six percent of voters are concerned about the state of American infrastructure, according to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association.

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Mining Once Again One of the Biggest Drivers of the US Economy

The real value added to the US economy by the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors spiked in the first quarter of 2017, in what is considered another clear sign of a reversal of fortunes in an industry that suffered in previous years.

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Ukraine Coal Shipments Show How Doors Can Open for Exports

“We’re all constantly on the lookout for opportunities, whether it’s demand-driven or having companies interested in finding new markets,” said Ryan Russell, one of three Pittsburgh-based senior international trade specialists with offices Downtown.

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Thermal Miners Pump Another $225 Million Into Clean Coal Research

The Australian black thermal coal industry plans to pump ­another $255 million into cleaner coal research and development by extending finance to its Coal21 fund for another decade.

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Weir Publishes Summary of U.S. Coal Mining Production and Productivity for First Half 2017

Weir International, Inc., Mining, Geology and Energy Consultants, has published its summary of U.S. Coal Mining Production and Productivity through the first half of 2017.

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Curry Supply Supplies 15 Trucks to South American Operation

Curry Supply Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of commercial service vehicles, has up-fitted 15 Western Star trucks for a gold mining operation in South America.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

Ramaco Resources reported a net loss of $3.5 million, compared with a net loss of $0.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Revenues in the second quarter of 2017 totaled $11.1 million.

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EPA Moves to Rewrite Limits for Coal Power Plant Wastewater

The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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Virginia's New Mine Rescue Communications Vehicle Boosts Disaster Response Capabilities

The state purchased a $30,000 “rescue ride,” or R-2 vehicle especially made for disaster conditions in a mine and had it available for inspection at the contest grounds.

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Special Dedication Honors Pennsylvania's Coal Mining Roots

Honoring Pennsylvania's coal mining past and looking toward the future - that was the goal of a special dedication Monday in Schuylkill County.

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Wyoming Opposes Idea of Federal Subsidy for Eastern Coal

A proposal to use federal money to help boost the coal industry in the eastern United States is raising protests from Wyoming.

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India's Union Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar Lays Out Plan to Boost MCL Output

India's Government Ministry is planning to produce enough coal to fuel all the industries and contribute to nation building, said Union Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar while winding up his three-day visit to Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Monday.

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Phones Missing in Coal Executive Slaying Case

Mingo County, West Virginia prosecutors do not have three cellphones seized as evidence from one of the men accused in the 2016 fatal shooting of coal executive Bennett "Ben" K. Hatfield.

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Coal Producers Post Higher Profits as China Cuts Capacity

China's coal producers posted higher profits in the first half of this year as the country made progress in reducing capacity in the bloated industry.

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Coal Rift? Coalition Sends Mixed Message on New Coal Power

Australia's Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has described new cheap coal power as “a bit of a myth,” pouring cold water on the Queensland Coalition’s push for a new coal plant in the state’s north.

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Powered Conveyor Belt Tracker: Continuous, Precise Adjustment

“We wanted to offer both types of actuator to meet the needs of virtually any location,” said Martin Engineering Product Development Engineer Andrew Timmerman.

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Coal Industry Reform Seeks to Increase the Profitability of Ukranian Mines

The reform of Ukraine’s coal industry is vitally necessary. Coal extraction can be increased up to 2 million tons.

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Coal Mine Shuts Down in Spain Due to Lack of Clients

La Escondida, an underground coal mine located in the Spaniard town of Caboalles de Arriba, was shut down on Friday. It was the last project of its type located in the Castilla and León region.

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New Design of Caterpillar's Tucson Mining Center Released

Rio Nuevo unveiled the design for Caterpillar's Tucson Mining Center on Wednesday night, Aug. 9 to neighbors of the future three-story, 150,000-square-foot building that will be constructed northeast of A Mountain and west of Interstate 10.

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Poland's Biggest Power Generator PGE Expects Coal Prices to Rise Next Year

Poland's biggest power producer PGE expects coal prices to rise next year due to declining supplies, the company's Chief Financial Officer Emil Wojtowicz said on Wednesday.

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Coal Mine Layoffs Latest Fallout at Mississippi's Kemper Power Plant

The company that supplies lignite coal to Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant says it will lay off 75 workers at the mine.

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Breathing New Life Into Old Mine Site

A small plot of budding lavender overlooks a mostly barren, partly-reclaimed mountainside, contrasting the old and new. “That’s what it all used to look like before it was reclaimed,” Aaron Smith, of Charleston, WV said as he pointed to the mountainside.

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Belaz Looks to Return to the Australian Market

Belaz first entered the global market by launching its production of heavy-duty mining dump trucks. Its first prototype was the Belaz-540, a mining dump truck with a load capacity of 27 metric tonnes.

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Kentucky Mine Rescue Team Wins Virginia Safety Contest

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has announced the winners of the 38th annual Virginia Mining Institute Mine Rescue contest held last week in Blacksburg.

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is Said to Emerge as Possible Pick for Energy Department

Some White House and Republican officials are exploring the idea of putting West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin in charge of the Energy Department, a move that could boost President Donald Trump’s stalled legislative agenda.

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Illinois Basin Coal Production Rises 6.6% on Boost in Demand

Top Illinois Basin coal producers have been increasing their production of coal for the past 12 months versus the year-ago period, though production slowed in the second quarter.

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West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins Back

To punish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its alleged “war on coal,” Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., succeeded in cutting $528 million from the pollution-fighting agency’s budget in a House appropriations bill.

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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Issues Show Cause Order to Alpha Mine

The DEP issued the order Aug. 1 to Republic Energy, which operates the Middle Ridge mountaintop removal mine near Clear Creek. DEP had served four notices of violation at the mine since July 25, 2016.

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Depot on a Role

Climate campaigner John Gilkinson actually called for future international political trials at the Hague and for Marc Morano to be executed along with a select few who are also skilled at correcting the record on climate.

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Australia's Ongoing Role for Coal

Australian Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says coal will continue to have a place in Australia’s energy mix, but the market will determine the extent of that role into the future.

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Foresight Energy LP Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Foresight generated quarterly coal sales revenues of $204.5 million on sales volumes of 4.8 million tons.

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Why Utility Workers Support the Future of Coal

Just as power plants dealt with past emissions such as mercury and sulfur through new technology, so too is it possible to remove carbon from the process.

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National Coal Company to Unite 33 State-Owned Coal Mines in Ukraine

A concept for reforming Ukraine's coal industry until 2020 approved by the government envisages the creation of state-owned enterprise National Coal Company, which will receive 33 state-owned coal mines.

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Trial Dates Set for Men Accused of Killing Coal Executive Ben Hatfield

Trial dates have been set for two men accused of killing a coal company executive while he cleared loved ones’ graves in a Mingo County, West Virginia cemetery last year, after one of the men withdrew a guilty plea made earlier this year.

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Owners Walk Away From Debt-Ridden, Unsafe Utah Coal Mine

The mine sits about 11 miles west of Helper, Utah up the Consumers Road along a tributary of Gordon Creek, where sections of coal debris known as fines descend into a dilapidated retention pond.

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Coal Mine Shuts Down in Spain Due to Lack of Clients

La Escondida, an underground coal mine located in the Spaniard town of Caboalles de Arriba, was shut down on Friday. It was the last project of its type located in the Castilla and León region.

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Coal Executive Wins Favorable Court Orders in Lawsuits Against John Oliver, New York Times

Coal executive Bob Murray won a pair of small victories in his lawsuits against HBO host John Oliver and The New York Times for alleged defamation.

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US Coal Mining Making a Comeback?

The revival of the US coal mining sector is a strong focus of the Trump administration, but critics are questioning whether that is possible in current market conditions.

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In a Paris Agreement World, Coal Will Meet Growing Asian Energy Needs

When providing 41% of the world’s electricity, 85% of global cement, 74% of the world’s steel and 60% of the world’s aluminium, coal is justly considered an enabler of modern societies and economic development.

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Activists Infuriated at Bloomberg-Backed Coal Film

“From the Ashes,” a new documentary funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is drawing bitter opposition from environmentalists, mountaintop removal opponents, Appalachian community activists, and coal miners.

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Southwest Virginia Mine Rescue Teams Win Numerous Awards

Wellmore Energy Company’s Wellmore Red Team, from Grundy, Virginia, took top honors in the Virginia Mining Institute’s Mine Rescue Competition held Aug. 8-10 at the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Community Center.

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China Halfway to Target to Reduce Coal Capacity by 800 Million Tonnes

China has hit the halfway point towards meeting it target of cutting coal mining capacity by 800 million tonnes a year by the end of 2020, the state planner said on Friday.

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Department of Energy Makes Positive Prediction About Coal Industry

The US Energy Information Administration, a part of the Department of Energy responsible for the collection and analysis of energy information, delivered some amazing news to the coal industry this week.

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Coal Miner Contura Scraps IPO, Citing Weak Investor Interest

Contura Energy Inc., which inherited some of Alpha Natural Resources Inc.’s best coal mines during that company’s bankruptcy, has withdrawn a plan for an initial public offering amid lackluster demand from potential investors.

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HBO Suffers Setback in Coal Baron's Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Segment

A federal judge remands the case to state court, rejecting HBO's argument that coal companies were fraudulently joined to escape diversity jurisdiction.

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West Virginia Governor Wants to Sell Trump on a $4.5 Billion Coal Bailout by Calling it a Homeland Security Initiative

Jim Justice, the Republican governor of West Virginia, is floating a federal proposal to bail out the struggling Appalachian coal industry at a cost to taxpayers of up to $4.5 billion a year.

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Indonesian Coal Company ITM May Miss Full-Year Targest Due to Rains

Indonesian thermal coal company Indo Tambangraya Megah is expecting full-year production and sales volume to fall short of its previous forecast due to persistent rains, a company source said late Wednesday.

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Former US Senator joins Caterpillar Board of Directors

Caterpillar announced Thursday that Kelly Ayotte, US senator representing New Hampshire from 2011 to 2017, has been selected to join its board of directors and, within the board, the Public Policy & Governance Committee.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: August 10, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending August 5, 2017.

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States Find New Friends

Last week, two seemingly disparate events showed how some in the Trump administration are holding fast to promises and principles. Both events encouraged state partnership and welfare in energy development.

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Department of Energy Predicts Coal Will Be King For The Next Two Years

The Department of Energy is predicting U.S. coal production will see sustained increases over the next two years due to higher amounts of exports and coal generated electricity, the Washington Examiner reports.

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MSHA Implements Medical Standards Action Plan

MSHA is announcing immediate action to address a longstanding issue by implementing an action plan for employees who do not meet the Agency’s medical standards. Some employees have not met medical standards for several years.

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Operator of Big Montana Coal Plant Will Keep on Running It

The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. plans to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant, a spokesman said Wednesday, in an abrupt reversal from its declaration last year that a new operator would be needed by mid-2018

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Scott Pruitt Climate Science Challenge Splits Conservative Allies

EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s attacks on mainstream climate science are causing discomfort in a surprising corner — among many of the conservative and industry groups that have cheered his efforts to dismantle Barack Obama’s environmental regulations.

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Coal Looks to Make a Comeback in Colorado

Coal production is swinging back up in Colorado and 2017 could end up being a year with 1 million more tons produced in the state than in 2016, Colorado Mining Association President Stan Dempsey said Wednesday.

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Despite Industry Declines, Mine Rescue Teams Train for Emergencies

“One thing [Virginia Mining Institute] has always held true is quality,” said Wayne Davis, contest coordinator and designer. “We stress them physically and mentally. If they’re ever called to a disaster, that’s what they’ll be in.”

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Gunnison County, Colorado is Leading the Way Toward North Fork Methane Capture

The quest to capture and utilize coalbed methane leaking from coal mines in the North Fork has begun in earnest, with Gunnison County, Colorado commissioner John Messner leading the charge.

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West Virginia Governor Says Trump Interested in His Plan to Prop Up Coal Mining

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said Donald Trump is “really interested” in his plan to prop up Appalachian mining by giving federal money to power plants that burn the region’s coal.

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A US Government Agency That Oversees Coal Mine Safety Says Some Of Its Inspectors Don't Meet Medical Standards

An internal review by the Mine Safety and Health Administration revealed that 15 to 20 percent of its inspectors and technical personnel do not meet the agency’s medical standards.

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Coal Production Gains Slowing, US Report Finds

Coal exports from the United States increased, but are slowing down, while renewable energy is on pace for short-term growth, the federal government reported.

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Tennessee Coal Miner's Museum Keeps History Alive

The Coal Miners Museum in Whitwell, Tennessee has one purpose; to preserve the coal mining legacy of Whitwell and the surrounding area.

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Glencore's Wandoan Coal Mine Wins Approval From Queensland, Australia Government

On Tuesday, Queensland, Australia's natural resources and mines minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, approved three 27-year leases covering 30,000 hectares for the first stage of its $7bn mine near Roma.

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Colorado Senator Michael Bennet Bill Aims to Offset Coal Bust

Six Colorado counties would be among 90 nationwide that would benefit from legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to assist communities struggling economically due to the slowdown in the coal mining industry.

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Coal Miner's Daughter Seeks US Senate Seat

A coal miner's daughter who has watched her family struggle with both black lung disease and unemployment in a changing West Virginia economy is running for a U.S. Senate seat on a platform of economic progress through safer, cleaner jobs.

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US Navy Awards Spectro Scientific $9.6M Contract For Fluid Analysis Equipment and Names Company as Finalist in Research Concept Challenge Competition

Spectro personnel were also finalists for proposing a portable fluid analysis system in a Concept Challenge competition aimed at developing innovative ideas to support the Navy and Marine Corps of the future.

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The 'Digital Mine' is Here as Technology Gallops Ahead

It is already well and truly a fixture of the Australian mining landscape, and operators large and small, from front-end mining companies to the service industries, are a vital cog in the extractive industries supply chain.

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Coal to Dominate US Electricity Market Over Next Two Years

U.S. coal production will see a sustained boost over the next two years due to increased use at power plants and a rise in exports, according to the federal government's latest energy projections.

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US Coal Export Rebounds to Support the Improvement of the Dry Bulk Shipping Industry

US seaborne coal exports have turned years of negative growth around and are climbing for a third quarter in a row. The increase in total volume is predominantly driven by a growing demand from European importers.

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India's Government Annuls Fifth Round of Coal Mines Auction on Tepid Response

The Indian government has annulled the fifth round of coal mines auction due to poor response from bidders.

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Glencore's Aussie Coal Quest May Drag as Funding Challenged

The Swiss commodity giant’s planned partner to manage the assets, Yancoal Australia Ltd., faces a challenge from a minority shareholder concerned that its stake will be diluted by the $2.5 billion equity raising needed to fund the deal.

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14th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show September 9 & 10, 2017 New Athens, Ohio

Show includes operating & static displays of construction equipment, mining equipment, crawlers, trucks, models, history displays, and more. Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission $3.00.

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Murray Energy's Tricky Attack on ACLU in John Oliver Libel Case

Rarely does any legal filing, let alone an amicus brief, receive the kind of adoring media coverage that embraced the West Virginia ACLU’s brief last week in Murray Energy’s libel and defamation suit against John Oliver.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal's forecast generation share rises from 30% last year to almost 32% in 2017. The projected generation shares for natural gas and coal are nearly identical in 2018, averaging between 31% and 32%.

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Coal Baron Turned Republican Governor Wants a New Federal Subsidy to Boost Coal

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a coal baron and former Democrat who switched parties last week to side with President Donald Trump, is now calling for a $15-per-ton coal subsidy from the federal government, a local news site reported.

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China Mining 2017 to be Held in Tianjin, China in September

The 19th edition of China Mining Congress and Expo will be held at Tianjin Meijiang Convention & Exhibition Center from September 23 to 25, 2017.

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Thyssenkrupp Completes Port Kembla Coal Terminal Restoration Project

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Australia has completed the Port Kembla Coal Terminal Restoration and Compliance project, one of the company’s biggest fabrication and construction projects in Western Australia.

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German Coal Margins for Oldest Power Plants Turn Negative Again

Profit margins for Germany's oldest coal-fired power plants to produce electricity next year have again turned negative with bullish global coal prices no longer offset by gains for the euro, which has eased slightly from a two-year high last week.

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Eco-Summit 2017: The Future Belongs to the "Skeptics"

Collegiates from all across the country just finished attending CFACT’s “eco-summit” leadership conference in Baltimore, Maryland, and are now getting ready to return to their campuses fully equipped to battle radical Greens and climate alarmists.

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Change Under Trump in the American Coal Industry

We finally have a president who has vowed to preserve coal jobs and low-cost, reliable electricity for all Americans.

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Interior Department Scraps Obama-Era Rule on Coal Royalties

Repealing the rule "provides a clean slate to create workable valuation regulations," said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, adding that the repeal will reduce costs that energy companies would otherwise pass on to consumers.

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Climate Change Science Not Settled

These leaders of the “Climate Change” movement are admitting that their “large multi-model ensemble” (more than 70 computer programs) has “systematic deficiencies”.

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Trump Administration Invigorating America's Struggling Coal Industry

The Trump administration is encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government, as part of an aggressive push to both invigorate the struggling American coal industry and more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands.

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New Grid Study Aims To Boost Coal, But Energy Dept. Bets On Natural Gas

Last April, the Energy Department embarked on a new grid study that seemed pre-wired to support the coal industry, but the process has gone through more twists and turns than the Coney Island Cyclone and it just keeps getting more…interesting.

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China Struggles to Control Coal Prices and Production

Last September, a sudden surge in coal prices caught China's government by surprise, forcing it to boost production at a time when it had ordered the industry to cut back.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: August 7, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending August 4, 2017.

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Coal Power Right Choice for Indiana

Coal continues to provide over 70 percent of Indiana’s power and we should all be thankful additional coal power is available when summer has us in its grip.

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MSHA Launches Coalfields Compliance Assistance Project

Data recently compiled between October 2015 and March 2017 by the DOL agency shows that these miners – with less experience both at a mine and at a specific occupation – suffer injuries at a higher rate than more experienced ones.

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Trump Administration Touts Streamlining of Mine Permit Review

Administration officials this week touted work by the U.S. Department of Interior to speed up approval of a permit for a new underground coal mine that could bring 200 mining jobs to the depressed coalfields of McDowell County.

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MSHA Fatalgram Posted - Reading Anthracite Company - New St. Nicholas Breaker - Pottsville, Pennsylvania

On July 25, 2017, a 28-year-old bulldozer operator with 1 year and 9 months of mining experience was fatally injured at a surface facility.

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Coal India: Central Coalfields Gets Green Nod for Rs 1,538 Crore Konar Mine Expansion

Central Coalfields (CCL), an arm of Coal India, has received green nod for expansion of its Konar open cast mine and the setting up of a non-coking coal washery in Jharkhand`s Bokaro district at a cost of Rs 1,538 crore.

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China Plans to Roll Out Coal Power After 2020

According to the decree agreed in July by the 16th government agencies and institutions of China, by the end of 2020 China will reconsider plans for the construction of coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 150 GW.

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Comparing Arch Coal, Inc. Class A & Peabody Energy Corporation

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A presently has a consensus target price of $94.20, indicating a potential upside of 24.59%. Peabody Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $35.57, indicating a potential upside of 26.05%.

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Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands

The Trump administration is wading into one of the oldest and most contentious debates in the West by encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government.

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Russian Longwall Mine Sets World Coal Production Record

The mine produced 1,567,000 metric tonnes of raw coal in July 2017.

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Nautitech Mining Systems to Showcase New Technology at AIMEX

Showcasing their latest innovations aimed at providing those who work in hazardous environments access to reliable, real-time and fit for purpose communications, Nautitech’s newest products aim to increase productivity, autonomous mining and safety.

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Gas Explosion in Mine in Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir Kills Five

A Pakistani government official says a gas explosion in a coal mine in the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir has killed five miners and injured two after a part of the mine collapsed.

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Indonesia Coal Miner Adaro's H1 2017 Output Down 3% on Year

Major Indonesian coal company Adaro Energy produced 25.13 million mt of thermal coal in the first half of 2017, down about 3% year on year.

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Safety First, Says Donkin Mine Manager

Government officials say 10 compliance orders and 29 warnings issued to the Donkin Mine were mostly “non-imminent danger” violations.

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Trump Readies Repeal Of An Obama-Era Coal Rule Right After West Virginia Rally

The Interior Department has filed a repeal of an Obama-era rule to raise mineral royalties on federal lands, the morning after President Donald Trump held a rally in the heart of coal country.

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Senate Confirms Energy Regulator Who Once Called Anti-Oil Activists Jihadists

Senate lawmakers confirmed Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, despite environmentalists’ complaints about the nominee’s history of accusing anti-oil activists of engaging in jihad against energy projects.

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Coal Deal Debunks Naysers

A deal involving Reading Anthracite Co. and Xcoal Energy & Resources supplying 700,000 tons of coal to the Ukraine, some of it coming from a mining site near Locust Gap, is “great news” for the Pennsylvania coal industry.

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Trump’s Energy Agenda Got Buried In Media Chaos This Week — Here’s What You Missed

While most of the media attention this week went to news of intelligence leaks and the impaneling of a grand jury, some important information broke on the Trump administration’s energy agenda.

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How West Virginia Got to Three Percent GDP Growth

President Trump is thrilled with West Virginia. At a boisterous campaign-style rally Thursday, Trump extolled the state’s strong first quarter economic growth — growth he said few expected.

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Cloud Peak Energy Hosts EPA Administrator Pruitt

Pruitt’s remarks focused on his efforts to bring ‘a degree of humility’ to governance, and to demonstrate that strong and effective environmental stewardship can be achieved without restricting economic growth or negating America’s energy advantage.

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Climate Debate? Bring It On!

If there's anything climate campaigners hate it's fair discussion.

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Will Germany Ever Phase Coal Out? Coal Still Accounts For 40% Of Energy Mix

Despite more than €20 billion being spent on the country’s green energy sector every year, coal still accounts for around 40% of Germany’s energy mix — that represents an only ~10% drop since 2000, despite all of the money and PR since then.

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US Coal Prices Could Rally Later This Year if Stockpiles Continue Declining

Coal stockpiles at US utilities continue to trend lower, but it could bode well for coal prices moving into the fall, especially when considered alongside higher natural gas prices and lower coal production.

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Worker Dies in Accident at Coal Mine

Jason Stevens, 32, of Vernal, Utah, was killed in the accident, according to Rio Blanco County Deputy Coroner Roy Kinney. The U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration confirmed it is investigating the accident and has an inspector and investigator on site

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President Trump Talks Coal, Economy and Healthcare at West Virginia Rally

“I'm thrilled to be back in the beautiful state of West Virginia,” Trump said. “I'm proud to stand before you and celebrate the hard-working people who are the absolute backbone of America.”

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Trump, in West Virginia, Taunts Democrats, Praises Coal

Trump thanked his supporters, telling them that he had “ended the war on beautiful, clean coal” and “stopped the EPA intrusion.” Without delving into specifics, he touted the return of American manufacturing and heavy industry.

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Trump Rally in Huntington, West Virginia Draws Thousands

Trump took to the stage shortly after 7 p.m. and immediately spoke about the region’s coal industry. He said he’s committed to revitalizing the coal sector, which has lost thousands of jobs in the last decade.

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'I Can't Help You Anymore Being a Democrat.' West Virginia Governor Switches Parties at Trump Rally

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Thursday at a rally for President Donald Trump that he was shifting party allegiances and becoming a Republican.

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Coal India Limited Likely to Offer About 138 Million Tonnes of Coal in Various E-Auctions in FY18

The company's seven fully owned subsidiaries have given their “tentative” and “provisional” offer for the schemes during the current financial year, which may be revised in accordance to the bidding of coal and as per demand.

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Al Gore's Home Uses 21x More Energy Than Average US Household

A new report found that former Vice President Al Gore’s estate near Nashville, Tennessee, used more than 21 times more energy than the average U.S. household over the past year.

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Westmoreland Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2017 Results

Westmoreland Coal Company today reported financial results for the second quarter 2017, including revenues of $323.0 million from 11.0 million tons sold.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: August 3, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending July 29, 2017.

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Westmoreland Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2017 Results

Westmoreland Coal Company today reported revenues of $323.0 million from 11.0 million tons sold.

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Getting CCL Technology Ready for Use at Coal Power Plants

One important advantage of CCL is that the sorbent is a natural mineral, i.e. limestone, which is cheaply available all over the world and has no negative impact on the environment.

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Westmoreland Enters Agreement to Sell ROVA for $5 Million in Cash

Westmoreland Coal Company today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Roanoke Valley Power Facility for $5 million in cash to ROVA Venture, LLC.

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Morien Resources Receives First Third-Party Coal Production Royalties from Donkin Mine

Dartmouth, Canada-based Morien Resources Corp. has received its first royalty payment for coal production from the Donkin Coal Mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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AIMEX Chairman Sees Renewed Confidence in Mining

“It is safe to say that the mining sector has just come through one of the most difficult periods that I have ever witnessed in my 40 year career," David Moult, non-executive chairman of AIMEX (Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition).

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Union, Feds at Odds on Countering Surge in Coal Mine Deaths

Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year's, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents.

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Officials Applaud Mine Proposal to Create Jobs in West Virginia, Virginia

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke this week applauded the initial construction of the Berwind Mine located on the border of West Virginia and Virginia, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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IMI Annual Event - Registration Now!

This year marks the 125th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Mining Institute.

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Coal Miners: Remember Hillary Clinton's Remarks About You When Al Gore Talks About Your Future

Workers in other sectors have been hearing about job retraining for years whenever a new free trade agreement is being debated on the Hill. They know it’s a crock.

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Coal Will Power Germany For Decades Despite Push To Kill Carbon

Germany’s dependence on coal energy is expected to continue for decades more, despite Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support of cutting carbon and embracing renewable energy.

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Liz Cheney Continues to Push Coal

In her first six months in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Liz Cheney has sponsored 11 bills largely focused on two fronts: boosting defense spending and deregulating land use.

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A Better Way for an EV World

Bloomberg Finance forecasts electric vehicles (EVs) could claim 35 percent of the auto market by 2040.

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MSHA Screening Shows – For Third Straight Year – No Mines Eligible for a Pattern of Violations Notice

The screening period started on July 1, 2016, and ended on June 30, 2017.

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Virginia DMME Team Equipped With New Tech for Mine Rescue

The new equipment will reduce response time and be available to any mine rescue team that responds to an emergency in the Commonwealth, DMME officials announced Tuesday.

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Soros-Funded PAC Launches Campaign Against Trump’s Energy Policies

A liberal super PAC will begin funneling money to attack the Trump administration’s repealing of Obama-era environmental rules and decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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ACLU Files Brief Defending John Oliver Against Coal Executive

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a brief in defense of HBO host John Oliver, who is being sued by the executive of a coal company.

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China Approves 6 Million Tonne Xinjiang Coal Project to Ease Supply Concerns

China's state planner gave the green light to a coal mining project with annual capacity of 6 million tonnes, despite its campaign to close some inefficient mines.

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NACCO Industries, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

North American Coal reported net income of $8.4 million and revenues of $28.1 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with net income of $3.3 million and revenues of $23.1 million in the second quarter of 2016.

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Another Coal Mining Start-Up: IPO Thanks Trump For The Opportunity

Contura is poised to become the third American coal mining firm to go public this year, joining Ramaco Resources and Warrior Met Coal (HCC), which formed from the ashes of bankrupt Walter Energy.

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US Gives Montana $4.6 Million For Retraining Coal Workers

The U.S. government awarded $4.6 million in aid on Tuesday to retrain hundreds of Montana coal workers, many of whom will soon be out of jobs because of a partial closure of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant.

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Coal Mining Company Mentions Trump Thirteen Times in IPO Filing

A revamped version of Alpha Natural Resources is planning to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. And it's giving a lot of credit to President Donald Trump for what it sees as its strong prospects.

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Caterpillar to Supply Face Conveyor for 400-Meter Longwall Face in Russia

The mine is located in the Kemerovo District in Siberia where SUEK operates ten longwall faces in their underground coal mines and two open pit coal mines.

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West Virginia GDP Second in Nation for First Quarter

West Virginia had the second highest growth in gross domestic product (GDP) of any state in the country during the first quarter of 2017, and Gov. Jim Justice attributes the climb to the bounce back in the coal industry.

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Murray Energy Corporation Sues CSX Transportation, Inc. For Service Failures

These lawsuits are in addition to the previously announced proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board of the United States, which remain ongoing.

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XCoal Energy to Sell Steam Coal to Fuel-Strapped Ukraine

A Pennsylvania-based coal company said on Monday it signed its first contract with Ukraine to sell coal that is burned to produce electricity in a deal sped along by the U.S. and Ukrainian governments.

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Massive Coal Mine Could Expand In Northwest Colorado

Federal officials are collecting input on a plan to allow a coal mine in Northwestern Colorado to dig an additional 640 acres.

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Concerns Stall State Permit for New Wyoming Coal Mine

An environmental review panel is sending plans for Wyoming's first major new coal mine in years back for more work.

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Trump Considers Adding A Coal Exhibit To Obama’s EPA Museum

The Trump administration is considering removing exhibits to Obama-era climate rules from the EPA museum and replacing them with shrines to the coal industry, according to a Sunday report from The Washington Post.

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Three Missing After Accident at Shanxi, China Metallurgical Coal Mine

Three workers are missing after flooding at a 1.2 million-1.8 million me/year capacity coking coal mine in Shanxi, the metallurgical coal capital of China, several local media sources reported Tuesday.

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Peabody Reports Earnings For Quarter Ended June 30, 2017

Peabody announced today its second quarter 2017 operating results including revenues of $1.26 billion, income from continuing operations net of income taxes of $101.4 million.

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CONSOL Energy Reports Second Quarter Results

CONSOL Energy Inc. reported net cash provided by operating activities in the just-ended quarter of $89 million, compared to $95 million in the year-earlier quarter, which included $13 million of net cash provided by discontinued operating activities.

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Coal Miner Contura Unveils IPO with Rosy View of the Future, Thanks to Trump

Shareholders in the coal mining company are selling six million shares in an initial public offering at a price of $23 to $27 a piece, raising $162 million on the high end of the range.

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CNX Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Second Quarter 2017

The second quarter of 2017 was a very strong operational quarter despite soft demand in most of our markets compared to the first quarter.

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Westmoreland-Based Company to Export Coal to Ukraine

Latrobe, Pennsylvania-based coal trader Xcoal Energy & Resources has signed a contract with a state-owned power company in the Ukraine to provide 700,000 tons of thermal coal, a company spokesman said Monday.

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Indonesian Coal Miners Optimistic About Near-Term Outlook Amid Rains

Some Indonesian thermal coal miners have an optimistic outlook on the price-demand situation for rest of the year, as rains persist in Indonesia and Chinese demand is expected to remain strong despite the partial restriction on imports.

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