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Gas-to-Coal Switching in Key ISOs

As gas prices recover and trade as high as the $3-mark this week, one predictable consequence is the return of gas-to-coal fuel switching for power generation in several key areas of the country.

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Rocket Boys Festival Goes Virtual in Year of Pandemic

The Rocket Boys Festival is a celebration of the Rocket Boys – a group of aspiring astronauts living in one of West Virginia’s many coal mining towns.

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Carbon Capture a Key Part of Energy Future

Editorial featured in North Dakota's Grand Forks Herald.

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Oil-Rich United Arab Emirates Turning to Coal-Fired Power

One of mankind's oldest power sources is gaining its own space on the oil-rich Arabian Peninsula -- a coal-fired power plant.

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Analysis: China's Import Halt of Australian Met Coal Could Come at a Cost to Chinese Steelmakers

Seaborne metallurgical coal prices have fallen sharply since China moved to temporarily halt Australian coal imports in early October as the implied surplus weighing on the global market in the fourth quarter is priced in.

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Anglo American's Third-Quarter Production Recovers From Covid-19 Impact

Anglo American has posted a 24% increase in production in the third quarter, compared with the second quarter of the year, while operating at 95% of normal capacity across its subsidiaries’ operations.

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US EPA Issues Final Rule Relaxing Air Permitting for Existing Power Plants

EPA on Oct. 22 released a final rule that allows industrial facilities, such as power plants and refineries, to make upgrades in certain cases without obtaining major construction permits that often require pollution controls.

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Komatsu Mining Relocates HQ and Factory to Milwaukee

The new buildings are using digital transformation and smart construction technology and construction work has now started in earnest.

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West Virginia Rep. Carol Miller Helps Launch Bipartisan Congressional Energy Export Caucus

Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., is part of a bipartisan group of U.S. House members spearheading an initiative to maximize energy exports, including coal.

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ESG Metrics No Longer a Fad to Mining Industry

The need for renewable energy and low-carbon production methods -- including local supply chains -- were being thrust to the top of investors' agendas as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, they said at the virtual event.

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Warrior Met Coal Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has announced its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share to be paid on November 9, 2020

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Kuzbass Coal Production in January-September Down by 11%

In January-September 2020 coal mining companies of Kuzbass (the Kemerovo region) reduced coal production to 163.2 mio t (-20.3 mio t or -11.1% compared to January-September 2019).

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Asia Weakness Weighs on US Coals

US coking coal prices have continued to face downward pressure at the end of the week as Australian offers no longer exportable to China continued to make their way to buyers in the Atlantic, amid a steep decline in prices.

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Report Puts Colstrip Carbon Capture Cost at $1.3 Billion

A Department of Energy report on adding carbon sequestration technology to Montana's Colstrip Power Plant puts the cost at $1.33 billion and advises the move “may not be financially attractive.”

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Analysis: Stronger Atlantic Demand for Iron Ore Pellets, Met Coal on Steel Industry Recovery

A recovery in steel and pig iron production in the Atlantic Basin markets has led to stronger demand for iron ore pellets and met coal, stabilizing prices and premiums, according to industry participants.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - October 13, 2020

On October 13, 2020, a miner died after being struck by a battery-powered scoop.

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US Elections: Political Polarization Creating Regulatory Ping Pong Effect for US Energy

An ever-changing regulatory environment can threaten the certainty extractive industries require to plan and finance projects, especially those with long lead times, industry observers said.

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Colombia's Cerrejon and Union Begin Strike Talks

Colombian coal mining firm Cerrejon and its main union Sintracarbon have begun direct negotiations to end a strike that has lasted for 52 days so far.

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CONSOL Energy Inc. to Acquire Remaining Public Stake in CONSOL Coal Resources LP

Under the merger agreement, CEIX will acquire all of the approximately 10.9 million outstanding CCR common units that it does not already own at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.73 shares of CEIX common stock for each publicly held CCR common unit.

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Arch Resources Will Cut Coal Output At Prolific Western Mines By 50%

Major U.S. coal mining company Arch Resources will slash output from the prolific Powder River Basin coal mining region in Wyoming and Montana by as much as 50% over the next two to three years, part of the firm's plan to exit the thermal coal market.

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Rising Water Stress Risk Threatens US Coal Plants, Largely Clustered in Five States

Many of the nation's coal-fired power plants, often heavy consumers of water resources, are in areas projected to soon face water stress due to climate change.

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Hitachi Named a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms

Hitachi also received the highest placement in the 2020 Leaders quadrant for ability to execute. The company had previously been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant for the past two years.

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In Dubai, Oil-Rich UAE Sees a New Wonder: A Coal Power Plant

The construction of the $3.4 billion Hassyan plant in Dubai appears puzzling, as the United Arab Emirates hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Polish Seaborne Coal Imports Slump

Seaborne coal imports to Poland have shown signs of recovery in recent months but year-to-date volumes remain down on 2019, port figures compiled by Argus show.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: October 22, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending October 17, 2020.

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Nearly All US Coal Producers Estimated to Book Lower Q3 Earnings YOY

Analysts expect all but one U.S. coal company to report lower earnings per share for the third quarter as compared to the same period of 2019.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - October 9, 2020

On October 9, 2020, a contractor was changing the nozzle on a hydroseeder and accidentally engaged the hydroseeder’s clutch while the nozzle was pointing towards him.

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Voting Message from Cecil Robert, UMWA International President

"Get out and vote" and be safe during COVID-19 were the messages UMWA International President, Cecil Roberts, gave in a video to the membership, wives, and retirees of the UMWA.stressing how important it is to vote in this year's election.

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Chinese Coal Producers Embrace Unmanned Mining

As the central government has required Chinese coal companies to prioritize miners’ health and safety in recent years, several coal producers are starting to embrace intelligent technologies as an alternative to traditional mining.

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Landslide Kills 11 Indonesian Miners at Coal Mine in Sumatra

Eleven people were killed in a landslide at an unlicensed coal mining site in Indonesia's South Sumatra province, police said Thursday.

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Arch Resources Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Arch Resources, Inc. today reported a net loss of $191.5 million, or $12.64 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020, compared with net income of $106.8 million, or $6.34 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

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Biden's Energy Policies Will Accelerate Challenges for US Thermal Coal

Demand for thermal coal in the US will remain in secular decline in the 2020s driven by a combination of factors, including persistently low natural gas prices and increasing emphasis on renewably energy.

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Coal-Fired Power in 2021: A Recovery or a Reckoning?

This has been the year from hell for coal-fired power and the coal industry. If current projections hold, coal generation in 2020 will be 21% lower than last year and 62% lower than the 2007 peak.

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BHP Highlights Chinese Coal Restrictions, Colombian Production Issues in Quarterly Review

Diversified miner BHP said it would be reviewing its thermal coal production guidance due to ongoing strike issues at the Colombian Cerrejon operation, as well as a recent development of China to ban imports of Australian coal.

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Fenoco Coal Railings in Colombia Hit Multi-Year Low

The suspension of operations at Colombian miners Prodeco and Colombian Natural Resources cut coal railings on the Fenoco line to a multi-year low in September, as the producers ceased rail transit at the end of April and in mid-August, respectively.

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South African Coal Industry to Reach Tipping Point in 2025

The South African coal industry will likely reach a tipping point by 2025, when renewable energy should be cheaper, both in terms of capital and operational expenditure, than existing coal-fired electricity capacity.

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An Energy and Emissions Reality Check from Candidate Biden

In a townhall last week, Joe Biden sought to distance himself and his energy plan from the Green New Deal.

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U.S. Department of Energy to Hold Sixth CyberForce Competition

DOE has announced its sixth CyberForce Competition™ will take place on November 14, 2020. The event, which challenges college students to compete in a realistic cybersecurity defense exercise, will be held virtually this year.

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EIA's Electric Power Annual 2019

EIA has released the Electric Power Annual 2019 (EPA2019) report, which contains final data through 2019.

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Questions Linger on Oregon's Coal-Free Future

Every day, electricity crackles across power lines hanging over the sparsely populated counties of Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and Sherman that border the Columbia River.

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CFACT Collegians Persevere Over Lockdowns This Fall

“The show must go on.” That’s been the rallying cry for CFACT’s Collegians this fall, as college students across the country fight for sound science and liberty on their campuses despite the continued COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Poland's Energy Group PGE to Separate Coal Assets By End of 2021

Poland’s state-run energy group PGE is on course to separate its coal assets from other activities by the end of next year.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Australian Offers Dampen Prices

US coking coal prices have started showing the strain of competing with offers from Australian mining firms and suppliers, which are seeking to divert cargoes that are no longer able to access the Chinese market.

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Biden Victory Would Accelerate Decline of US Thermal Coal, Moody's Says

A Democratic victory in the approaching U.S. elections would accelerate the decline of U.S. thermal coal, Moody's Investors Service Vice President and lead coal analyst Ben Nelson said in an Oct. 19 note.

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Navajo Transitional Energy Co. to Provide Free Coal to 110 Navajo Chapter Houses as Winter Approaches

On Nov. 28, Navajo Transitional Energy Company will kick-off its annual Community Heating Resource Program, which provides free coal to all 110 Navajo Chapters.

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MSHA Safety Alert - Confined Spaces

Between 2017 and 2020, three miners were fatally injured after entering confined spaces to clear material and obstructions.

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Bob Murray Retires as Board Chairman of US Coal Giant

Robert Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of a major U.S. coal operator that recently emerged from federal bankruptcy, has retired as chairman of the company's board.

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Coronado Confident Despite Waning Chinese Coal Appetite

Coronado Global Resources has delivered an all-around rise in coal output during the September quarter as chief executive Gerry Spindler pointed to the company’s under-reliance on China.

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Bluefield Coal Show Announces New Dates: 2022

The Bluefield Coal Show biennial event, originally scheduled for September 15-17, 2021, has been rescheduled to avoid any conflict with the revised date of the National Mining Association's MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® for 2020.

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To Save Coal Communities, Wyoming Must First Change Its Image

We need to show America what our Wyoming landscape looks like after the mining is over, what we do to reclaim the land to a better state than before the mine opened.

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Covering Coal’s Tracks?

A federal coal advisory council that frequently advocates expanding coal production has illegally operated in secret during the Trump administration, a federal lawsuit filed last week in Great Falls by the Western Organization of Resource Councils alleges

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BHP Reviews Coal Guidance on Strike, China Curbs

UK-Australian resources firm BHP is reviewing its thermal coal production guidance because of the continuing strike at its Cerrejon joint venture in Columbia and concerns about the impact of restrictions on Australian coal shipments to China.

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Mining Association of British Columbia: BC Needs a Carbon Tax That Protects Environment and Jobs

Miners in British Columbia – a large steelmaking coal producer – have called for changes to the province’s carbon tax, arguing that the playing field has to be levelled to aid final investment decisions and help the provincial economy recover and grow.

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China's First Private 5G Mobile Network for Mining Deployed in Shandong Province

China’s first privately built 5G mobile network for mining started operations on Saturday at a coal mine in the eastern coastal province of Shandong, pushing forward Beijing’s drive for industries to modernise with leading-edge digital infrastructure.

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Murray

Mr. Robert E. Murray, coal miner, mining engineer, company founder, job creator, and philanthropist, has announced his retirement as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACNR Holdings, Inc.

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Robert Murray Retires as ACNR Chairman, Ends 63-Year Career

Robert Murray announced his retirement as chairman of the board of directors of American Consolidated Natural Resource Holdings Inc., bringing to a close a 63-year career that saw Murray rise to become coal’s most powerful advocate.

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S&P Podcast: Energy Executives Assess Political Risk Ahead of US Elections

With the upcoming U.S. presidential election offering two very different visions for the energy industry's future, some executives remain confident the renewable energy transition has gained a permanent foothold no matter the outcome.

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THRIVE Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow you'll learn from a wide variety of speakers, get your questions answered from industry experts and hear mining and market experts share insights about the direction of the industry and keys for success in 2021.

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Presidential Candidate 2020 Q&A: Don Blankenship

Don Blankenship is a coal miner who rose to become CEO of Massey Energy Company.

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China Import Curbs Threaten BHP Coking Coal Target

China's restrictions on imports of Australian coal could result in UK-Australian firm BHP missing its coking coal guidance for the current fiscal year, the company said today.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 19, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 16, 2020.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 8/26/2020

On August 26, 2020, two miners were preparing a mobile track mounted jaw crusher for shipping off-site.

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UN Busted for Exaggerated Report

The UN was just busted for putting out a report that claims the "human cost of disasters" is rising -- but then went on to show a graph which reveals the exact opposite.

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China Faces Coal Shortage as Import Restrictions, Tighter Environmental Checks Begin to Bite

China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, is facing a supply shortage heading into winter amid tighter restrictions on imports, including a reported freeze on coal from Australia.

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Glencore Running Down Coal to Invest in New Generation Minerals

Glencore's CEO said the company is "running down its coal mines" to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions and using the funds freed up to invest in minerals such as copper, cobalt and nickel needed for energy transition markets including electric vehicles.

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South32 Expands Metallurgical Coal, Manganese Output

South32 has increased production of both metallurgical coal and manganese during the September quarter of this year.

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Trade Review: Met Coal Prices Rebound From Multi-Year Lows at Q4 Outlook Firms

The seaborne metallurgical coal market has entered the October-December quarter with renewed confidence after prices rose by 20% in the previous quarter.

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Presentation to the Commissioners New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Filed

Introduction and Background to Preserve the Coal Power Plants, Stop Immediate Shutdown.

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EIA: Weekly US Coal Production Climbs to Six-Week High

Weekly US coal production jumped to a six-week high of 11 million st in the week ended Oct. 10, up 6.3% from a week earlier but 14.7% lower from the year-ago week.

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Coal India MCL Tests Robots to Control Fire Dust in Coal Mines

Coal India Limited’s subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has made a robotic intervention in mining operations to control the dust pollution and combat fire.

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BHP Looks to South32 Model for Coal Asset Sale

BHP has been trying to sell its thermal coal operations for several years and added its lower grade coking coal assets in August, setting a two-year deadline for divesting them.

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South Africa: Coal Mine Disposal Exacerbating Carbon Emissions Problem

The disposal of thermal coal mines in response to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors is not lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions but exacerbating the problem.

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US Secretary of Energy: Southwest Virginia Coal Industry Has Key Role in America's Energy Future

Innovations like those in development at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory can reinvigorate the coal industry and advance new, creative uses for coal that will bring jobs and economic growth to the Appalachian region.

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Anthracite Coal County Keeps PA Unpredictable

After descending sharp, treacherous turns on Schuylkill County’s Route 61 in Pennsylvania, you’ll pass a sleepy town, tucked in a coal-scarred valley, where steeples and onion domes command blocks of duplexes and rowhomes.

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New Agency Aims to Build an Energy Strategy for Wyoming

The Wyoming Energy Authority is on the lookout for help developing its new and improved “energy strategy” for the state.

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Miners Must Partner With Customers, Adopt B2C Principles to Tackle Scope 3 Emissions

Major miners need to collaborate with each other and with end-customers to be able to reduce Scope 3 (broader user and value-chain) carbon emissions, industry CEOs said Oct. 16.

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Black History Month: Doncaster, England Shows Black Miners Films

Two documentaries charting the lives of black miners in the north of England are being shown to mark Black History Month.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Chinese Interest Steadies Price

US coking coal prices were flat today, propped up by limited supply availability and growing spot interest from Chinese mills. But confirmation of deals for US coals to Chinese buyers has yet to emerge.

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West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame Inducts Gov. Jim Justice, Chris Cline, Chris Hamilton, and Ralph Ballard

This is the 23rd class of inductees for the West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame, which began in 1998.

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Trump Has 14-Point Lead Over Biden Among West Virginia Voters

This is not 2016. President Trump holds a 14-point lead, 53-39, over Joe Biden among likely voters in West Virginia, according to the latest edition of the MetroNews West Virginia Poll.

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US Company Hopes to Build Underground CO2 Storage Facility in Louisiana

A privately developed underground reservoir to permanently store carbon dioxide in southwest Louisiana is inching closer to reality, and with it a new business model for carbon capture and storage.

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India Continues To Bet Big On Coal Despite Renewable Energy Ambitions

Most of India’s recent history can be characterized by economic isolationism and import independence. However, policy changes and reforms have unleashed the country’s potential leading to economic growth and higher energy consumption.

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Graco to Host a Fluid Chat with Real Stories from Real People Showcasing Their Successes with the Latest in Automatic Lubrication

Join Graco’s product experts on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. CT to be part of this informative 45-minute virtual event.

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Opinion: Coal from Hampton Roads Serves Nation’s Interests

Since the late 19th Century, Virginia has built and deployed the ships that provided the naval supremacy to win two world wars and keep our nation safe to this day.

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Editorial: Why The Future of Appalachian Coal May Depend on India

Editorial featured in Virginia's The Roanoke Times.

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Coal Communities Get $43.3M in Project Funding From ARC

Three projects in Southwest Virginia are among 51 across 12 Appalachian states that will receive a total of $43.3 million to support economic diversification in coal-impacted communities, the Appalachian Regional Commission announced Wednesday.

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Western Conservation Group Sues Trump Administration Over Secretive Coal Council

“The National Coal Council has used the imprimatur of the Department of Energy to work exclusively to advance the coal industry’s economic interests, and it has unlawfully kept the American public in the dark along the way,” said Democracy Forward.

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Vietnam to Increase Imports of Coal and Gas

Data from the Ministry of Industry and Trade shows Vietnam will sharply increase imports of coal, gas and primitive energies to meet development needs from now to 2030.

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BMA Extends Thiess Contract for Queensland, Australia's Caval Ridge Coal Mine

CIMIC Group’s contract mining company Thiess has secured a contract extension to provide mining services at BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Caval Ridge coal operation in Queensland, Australia.

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Coal Has a Very Bright Future Despite Rise of Fracking, Dan Brouillette Says

Coal still has a bright future in an American energy industry that is transitioning to natural gas, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told Fox Business Network's “The Claman Countdown" Thursday.

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Energy Department’s ‘Secretive’ Coal Council Challenged

The Department of Energy’s National Coal Council operates in secret in violation of federal law and only serves to advance the goals of the coal industry.

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You're invited to SME's Coal & Energy Division Virtual Coffee Break!

Join Coal & Energy Division Chair Heather Trexler and SME Staff Liaison Heather Gravning to meet and greet with fellow Division members.

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India Revises Schedule for Coal Block Auction

India has revised the timeline for awarding blocks to qualified bidders in its commercial coal mining auction, although the new schedule has not been announced yet.

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Marshall University Announces DOE-Funded Research Project: Sub-Pilot-Scale Production of High-Value Products From U.S. Coals

Marshall University’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences and the Center for Business and Economic Research are collaborating on a $1.9 million Department of Energy-funded project with the Universities of Utah and Wyoming.

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BHP Asked to Defer Coal Shipments to China

BHP said on Oct. 14 that it has been asked to defer some shipments of coking coal to China because of new restrictions imposed by the Chinese government on Australian coal imports.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: October 15, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending October 10, 2020.

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World Energy Outlook 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

World Energy Outlook 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

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Fred Tucker Passes

It is with a heavy heart that we forward this special edition of headline news with the obituary of Fred Tucker, Co-Chairman of the West Virginian Coal Forum.

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Science and Engineering Firm SynTerra Acquires Duncklee & Dunham

SynTerra Corporation, a science and engineering firm, announced that it has acquired Duncklee & Dunham of Cary, NC. The acquisition gives SynTerra its ninth office across five Southeastern states and increases the company’s staff size to more than 180.

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West Virginia Senators Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million for ARC Power Awards for West Virginia Projects

The POWER Program targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of energy production.

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Whitehaven: Chinese Coal Import Restrictions Unclear

Whitehaven Coal said that the issue of Chinese coal import restrictions on Australian produced coal remains unclear with no official confirmation from Beijing, and that coal import restrictions have been sporadically implemented in China since 2018.

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Policy Crippled California’s Grid. Is Yours Next?

The rolling blackouts that stunned California this August were caused by extreme heat and poor planning according to a new report from the three organizations in charge of the state’s supply of power.

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SME THRIVE Conference Kicks Off in Less Than a Week – Register Now

Get ready for THRIVE – join industry leaders for a two-day virtual event and uncover new opportunities, extract value and navigate the renewed market environment following the COVID-19 disruption.

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Arch Subsidiaries Claim Three of Nation's Most Prestigious Awards for Safety and Community Engagement

Arch had claimed two Sentinels of Safety awards, the nation's highest distinction for mine safety, as well as the Department of Interior's Good Neighbor Award, the nation's highest honor for community outreach and engagement.

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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim in Pennsylvania That He's Putting Coal Miners Back to Work

President Donald Trump returned to Pennsylvania on Tuesday for the first time since his COVID-19 hospitalization and told supporters at a rally in Johnstown that he’d revived the nation’s struggling coal-mining industry.

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Miner Killed in Tuesday Night Mining Accident

An investigation is still ongoing after one man was killed in a mining accident at Kentucky's Cardinal Mine Tuesday night.

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Opinion: Biden the Crusader Against Coal Has Family Ties to Industry

Democrats in general, and Joe Biden in particular, like to claim they are fierce environmentalist.

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American Resources Gearing Up For Restart

As American Resources prepares to reopen its Perry County Resources (PCR) mine in Kentucky, US, after an idle earlier this year for a restructuring, the company said it is also hiring more staff.

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U.S. Department of Energy Issues a Request for Information for Enhanced Weathering Research Opportunities

Weathering is a natural process in which rocks are broken down and dissolved over time. This process releases calcium, which can bind to CO2 and remove it from the atmosphere.

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The Radical Plan to Reset Your Freedom

Climate campaigners and international bureaucrats would like to make emergency responses to COVID-19 permanent. They call it "The Great Reset."

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International Energy Outlook 2020 Focuses on Global Electricity Markets

The EIA released its International Energy Outlook 2020 (IEO2020) report today, focusing on how market conditions might affect electricity markets in three high-growth regions: Asia, India, and Africa.

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Dan Brouillette: Eastern Kentucky Coal Industry Has Key Role in Energy Future

For 120 years, the coal mined in the Eastern Kentucky Coalfield has powered homes and business and provided jobs and economic benefits to communities from Greenup County to McCreary County.

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Surprising Science - There's No Such Thing as Clean Energy

Researchers have discovered that renewable energy sources sometimes contribute to problems they were designed to solve. For example, studies have found that both wind and solar farms are themselves causing climate change.

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Contura Issues Statement on MG Capital Letter

Contura welcomes the opportunity to engage with its shareholders and we welcome constructive input relating to enhancing shareholder value.

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Arch Resources Names Rosemary L. Klein General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Arch Resources, Inc. today announced Rosemary L. Klein as senior vice president – law, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective immediately.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Prices Flat Amid China Jitters

US coking coal prices held largely steady today, with mixed views among Atlantic suppliers towards China's clampdown on Australian imports.

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EIA Begins Release of Plain Language Model Documentation

EIA bases its energy forecasts and projections on data from numerous sources, combined with assumptions and mathematical methods.

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Coal Miners Helped Shape America’s Labor Landscape. Their Industry Is Fading, But That History Is Worth Remembering

A sigh of relief was heard across the coalfields when Murray Energy, America’s fourth largest coal producer, announced that a federal bankruptcy judge had approved its Chapter 11 plan to sell all its assets to American Consolidated Natural Resources.

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China's Jinlin Releases 5 Mil Mt Seaborne Thermal Coal Quotas for Oct-Dec

China's Industry and Information Technology Department of Jilin province released 5 million mt seaborne thermal coal quotas for end-users in northeast China for delivery from October to December, sources said Oct. 12.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 13, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 9, 2020.

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Leaders in Mine Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Technology Honored by NMA and Federal Agencies

NMA, OSMRE, and NIOSH this month are honoring outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology.

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MSHA Awards $400K in Mine Safety Training Grants

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $400,000 in safety training grants to six organizations as part of its Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program.

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Exxaro Seeks NUM Wage Resolution

South Africa's largest coal mining firm, Exxaro, is still "engaging in discussions" to find an "amicable resolution" to its wage dispute with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

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World Energy Outlook 2020

Amid deep disruption and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, a surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals.

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Chinese Companies Given Verbal Notice to Stop Importing Australian Coal

The coal industry is bracing for another hit to exports to China after state-owned energy providers and steel mills reportedly received verbal notice to stop importing Australian coal.

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For Third Time in 2020, Port of Mobile Sets New Record for Single-Vessel Export Tonnage

The Alabama State Port Authority has set another all-time single-vessel export record by shipping out 146,479 short tons (132,883.5 metric tons) of Alabama metallurgical grade coal from the Port of Mobile’s McDuffie Coal Terminal.

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Cummins Investing More Than $25 Million at its Seymour Engine Plant in Indiana

Cummins Inc, with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the City of Seymour, Indiana and Duke Energy, has announced plans to invest more than $25 million at its Seymour Engine Plant over the next several years.

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China's Australian Coal Clampdown Chills Import Demand

Most large Chinese coal importers have suspended purchases of Australian thermal coal after the government issued verbal warnings to some companies to halt buying.

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Secretary of Energy Voices Approval of Lambert's Point Docks Operation Amid Air Quality Study

The country’s top energy official said Monday he was confident about the safety of Norfolk Southern’s Lambert’s Point Docks operation as Virginia officials begin to investigate how the coal loading facility is affecting Norfolk’s air quality.

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Komatsu Virtual Event Will Showcase Latest Innovations in Hard Rock Mining

Komatsu is having their first-ever virtual livestream event, where they'll be unveiling an all-new underground drilling and bolting product platform with a bold, industry-disrupting design.

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ESG in Mining Requires Greater Policing, Mandatory Standards

"The mining sector needs to move away from the current situation where ESG is practiced largely on a voluntary basis," said Eric Rasmussen, natural resources director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Caterpillar Bets on Self-Driving Machines Impervious to Pandemics

How can a company like Caterpillar try to counter a slump in sales of bulldozers and trucks during a pandemic that has made every human a potential disease vector? Cut out human operators, perhaps?

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Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Considers Changing Name

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute is taking under consideration the option of changing our name to be more inclusive of other industries.

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New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Website

A new temperature proxy from the Mediterranean reveals times when temperatures eclipsed the so-called dangerous zone, reaching historic values that were more than 2°°C greater than that observed during recent preindustrial times.

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China Bans Australian Coal Imports as Political Relations Sour

China has suspended purchases of Australian coal, according to people familiar with the order, as Beijing continues to tightly control imports of the fuel amid soured political relations with Canberra.

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India's Government Launches Website to Support R&D in Coal Sector

The website, which has been designed and developed by Coal India subsidiary Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, was launched by Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain.

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Germany January-September Power Sector CO2 Emissions Down 22% on Year

Germany's power sector emitted 36 million mt less CO2 in the first three quarters of 2020, down 22% on year, energy industry association BDEW said Oct. 12 based on its estimates.

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CONSOL Executes Several Value-Enhancing Transactions

Since July 1, 2020, CONSOL has taken steps to bolster its financial flexibility and liquidity and create value through multiple transactions that included sales of land and mineral assets, gas wells, and coal reserves outside of its active operations.

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Coal Miner Dies in Accident at Double Mountain Mining in Bell County in Kentucky

A coal miner died at a surface mine on October 9. Douglas Slusher, 48, was working as a hydroseeder at Double Mountain Mining #3, the Strata surface mine in Fonde, when a coupling failed on the hydro gun he was using, and he was hit in the chest.

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China Bans Australian Coal Imports as Political Relations Sour

China has suspended purchases of Australian coal, according to people familiar with the order, as Beijing continues to tightly control imports of the fuel amid soured political relations with Canberra.

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South Korea's Coal Prices Rise With Regional Strength

Tighter fundamentals in the Asia-Pacific region and firmer freight rates supported South Korean coal prices this week, despite a weak outlook for winter coal burn.

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Australia Faces More Cyclones in 2020-21

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology forecasts that an above-average number of cyclones will develop offshore during the November-April cyclone season, posing a greater threat than usual to the country's LNG, iron ore, coal and petroleum assets.

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Overview: China's Coal Industry

At 114 billion tons, China has the third largest coal reserves in the world. The U.S. has the most reserves at 237 billion. Russia is second (RSX) at 157 billion tons.

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US East Coast Thermal Coal Exports Rise in August

Thermal coal exports out of the US East Coast rose slightly in August to 719,518 mt, from 716,435 mt in July, despite exports out of Norfolk, Virginia, falling to a four-month low, according to US Census Bureau data.

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Carbon Capture Technology for New Mexico Power Plant Wins More Support

Local leadership and businesses are continuing to garner support as they negotiate plans to modify New Mexico’s San Juan Generating Station with carbon capturing capabilities.

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Big Coal’s Plans for Alberta, Canada

Two Australian billionaires and four coal mining companies with names including Atrum and Montem plan to industrialize nearly 800 square kilometres of the southern Canadian Rockies to supply steel-making coal for Asian and Brazilian markets.

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Poland's JSW to Focus Solely on Coking Coal

Poland's JSW, the European Union's biggest coking coal producer, said it wants to focus solely on the fuel used in steelmaking and exit the more polluting thermal coal.

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Northumberland Museum Shares the Untold Stories of Britain's Black Miners

The post-war experience of UK coal miners with Black and African Caribbean heritage is showcased in a new month-long exhibition at Woodhorn Museum.

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Chinese Mills Warn of Australia Coal Import Ban

China has told some of its state-owned steelmakers and power plants to stop importing Australian coals with immediate effect, injecting more uncertainty into its spot markets that had anticipated eased restrictions into 2021.

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White House Candidates Set Divergent Trajectories for Energy, Commodity Sectors

Stakes are high across the U.S. energy and commodities sectors as President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden vie to shape energy, climate and trade policy for the next four years.

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National Mining Hall of Fame Live Celebration & You Are Invited!

The 33rd Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held October 24, 2020.

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Appeals Court Bars Mine Road

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily barred further surface disturbance by the West Elk Mine in a national forest roadless area in Colorado's North Fork Valley so it can consider the legality of that activity.

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TerraCom Refines Blair Athol Mining to Achieve Strong Coal Sales

TerraCom has confronted challenging coal market conditions to export 620,000 tonnes of coal from its Australian operations during the September quarter.

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It’s Not Supposed To Be Happening, But Coal Prices Are Rising

Coal, the commodity that no-one wants to talk about, is staging a comeback as investment banks warm to the profits from improving prices and a new mine in Australia, being built to meet Indian demand, is nearing completion.

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Chinese State-Owned End-Users Given Verbal Notice to Stop Importing Australian Coal

State-owned utilities and steel mills in China received verbal notice from China's customs to stop importing Australian thermal and coking coal with immediate effect, several sources close to the matter told S&P Global Platts Oct. 9.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Over the past week, thermal coal indices rallied to 58 USD/t.

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U.S. Miners Are Trying to Get Out of the Thermal Coal Business

Activist investors are urging Contura Energy Inc. to accelerate its plan to get out of mining thermal coal for power plants, to focus instead on the more lucrative type that’s used to make steel.

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IEA's Lower Emissions Steel Plans Center on New Tech, Carbon Capture

IEA expects the steel industry to depend more on technological enhancements, scrap recycling and carbon capture and storage to cut emissions by 50% amid ambitious climate goals, with significant coal use persisting through 2050.

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Carbon Capture Technology Can Keep Coal Industry Viable

Letter to the Editor featured in Canada's Lethbridge Herald.

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Emerging Markets' Steel Demand to Buoy Coking Coal Amid Confused ESG Concern

Executives have warned about conflated environmental perceptions between thermal and coking coal, as COVID-19 recovery stimulus measures are buoying Pembroke Resources Pty Ltd.'s confidence as it gears up for construction on its project in Australia.

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UK Exhibition Showcasing Work of Black Miners is Unveiled

An exhibition celebrating the contribution of miners with Black and African Caribbean-heritage across the UK mining industry has gone on display.

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Missing the Mark, Again

This column has often highlighted The New York Times’ aggressive attempts to deify the prior administration, overlook facts and vilify coal. And The Times' latest piece on the industry is no exception.

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US Elections: Wide Range of Energy Market Impacts at Play in Race for White House

Stakes are high across the US energy and commodities sectors as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden volley to shape energy, climate and trade policy for the next four years.

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US Coking Coal Exports to Asia Fall Sharply in August

US coking coal exports declined by nearly 40pc year on year to 2.64mn t in August, driven by a significant fall in shipments to Japan and India, as steel production in these two key US export destinations fell amid the Covid-19 demand slump.

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USU Eastern Continues to Lead the Way for Utah's Mine Safety

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program at Utah State University Eastern recently received a $240,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Omaha District's Rapid Response Team Helps Extinguish Coal Mine Fire in Washington

Several large piles of coal tailings (left over material from the mining process) had caught fire and had been smoldering for weeks and was slowly spreading.

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We're Doomed If He Loses: Trump's Support Holds Firm in Pennsylvania Coal Country - But It May Not Be Enough

‘We’re doomed if he loses’: Trump’s support holds firm in Pennsylvania coal country – but it may not be enough

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: October 8, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending October 3, 2020.

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Coal-Fired Power May See Rebound in U.S. & China in 2021

Coal-fired power certainly has long-term challenges to viability, but some short-term -and not so short-term- boosts may be on the horizon.

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Pennsylvania Coal Miners Museum Hosts Heritage Days

The Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society in Pennsylvania has announced an abbreviated “Coal Miners Heritage Days” schedule for Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 10-11 at Robertsdale. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be strictly followed.

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American Resources Begins Sifting Coal Mining Waste to Produce Rare Earth Elements

When American Resources Corp. reported quarterly results in late July, the company said it created a wholly-owned subsidiary, American Rare Earth, to explore and monetize rare earth mineral deposits.

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England: New Exhibition Celebrates Black and African Caribbean Miners at Northumberland Museum

The Digging Deep Exhibition is curated by the Black Miners Museum Project and has collected over 240 names of black miners who contributed to the industry across the UK.

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Indonesia to Cut Royalties in Downstream Coal Sector

A new Indonesian government law will slash royalties for companies expanding in the country's downstream coal industry.

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Several Companies Weighing Coal Creek Purchase

Several companies are considering acquiring North Dakota's Coal Creek Station and the transmission line that runs from the McLean County power plant to Minnesota, a state official told lawmakers Tuesday.

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MG Capital Issues Letter to the Board of Directors of Contura Energy Inc.

MG Capital Management, Ltd. is a long-term stockholder of Contura Energy, Inc., with ownership of approximately 5.8% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.

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Expect MSHA to Continue With its Strong Enforcement Approach

MSHA has been active on both the enforcement and rulemaking fronts under the Trump administration, and the agency set a course that it is likely to keep for the foreseeable future.

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Natural Gas Bridge Now Looks Shorter and Narrower

The natural gas revolution that has led to a power plant building boom and kept electricity prices low may be nearing its end, as the coronavirus pandemic has reduced demand for the fuel and competition from renewable sources of energy intensifies.

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ASGCO® Announces the New BC3 Safe-Grip™ Conveyor Belt Clamp

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” unveils an additional new product to their line of Safe-Guard® safety conveyor products.

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China's Shanxi to Merge Local Coal Producers

China's biggest coal-producing province Shanxi is merging some of its largest state-controlled coal companies to consolidate operations and boost efficiency.

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Wyoming Governor Welcomes Development in Coal Dock Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has invited the acting solicitor general to weigh in on a request by Wyoming and Montana for the court to rule on a dispute over a proposed Pacific Northwest coal export terminal.

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Carbon Capture Project Would Be Largest in the World

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Southwest would undergo a $1.4 billion overhaul as part of a proposal to keep the plant operating for at least another decade while meeting stricter environmental requirements aimed at reducing greenh

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Looming Green New Deal Nightmare

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is rapidly morphing from extreme rhetoric to dangerous reality.

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UK Coal Mine Decision Hangs in the Balance

A decision on the UK's first deep coal mine in 30 years hangs in the balance as the government tries to reconcile environmental considerations with economic benefits.

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Maestro Digital Mine Launches MaestroLink™ Server Software Tool

MaestroLink™ Server is the innovative on premise-based monitoring platform that enables control room operators and maintenance teams to monitor and manage devices via smartphone, tablet or computer in real-time. Now access your data anytime anywhere!

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China Coal Hub Shanxi to Merge Five Giant State-Owned Miners as Part of Efficiency Drive

The move, aimed at increasing efficiency in China’s fragmented coal industry, is part of Beijing’s drive to improve the operation of state-owned enterprises, which are still considered the backbone of the economy.

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DOE Supports CCUS Retrofit for San Juan Coal Plant

DOE has released a report that says retrofitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) in New Mexico with carbon capture technology would bring more jobs and tax revenue to the region than replacing the power plant with renewable energy.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: 1Q Buying Supports Prices

US coking coal prices edged up today, supported by signs of first-quarter demand emerging and an acceptance among buyers that discounts seen as recently as July or August are no longer available as supplies tighten.

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Supreme Court Keeps Wyoming Hopes Alive For Washington Coal Terminal

The U.S. Supreme Court has invited the acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall to file a brief expressing the views of the federal government on a case involving Wyoming and its efforts to export coal internationally.

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Coal is Political Gold in Kentucky

The production of and demand for Kentucky coal continues to fade, and the ongoing and slow collapse of the coal industry has far-reaching economic and financial implications for many communities across the Commonwealth.

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August Coal Exports Total 4.1 Million mt, Down 41.3% on Year

From the year-ago month, exports declined 41.3%. Over the eight months, exports were 44.6 million st, down 31% year on year.

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MSHA Mine Fatality May 21, 2020 Final Report

On May 21, 2020, two miners were working to hoist an electric motor from its base by anchoring a hoist to an overhead, unsecured steel pipe. The steel pipe slid out of place and struck one of the miners in the head and back.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal’s forecast share of electricity generation falls from 24% in 2019 to 20% in 2020 and then returns to 24% in 2021.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - May 21, 2020

On May 21, 2020, two miners were working to hoist an electric motor from its base by anchoring a hoist to an overhead, unsecured steel pipe.

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Hundreds Laid Off at Alabama's Shoal Creek Mine

After 17 years of working at Shoal Creek Mine in Walker County, Alabama, Travis Guthrie says he found out he was laid off through a post on Facebook.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - September 16, 2020

On September 16, 2020, a truck driver attempted to adjust the brakes on his tri-axle truck while the engine was running, the automatic transmission was in drive and the parking brake was not set.

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Liebherr Passes the 100 Mark in Four Years for Commissioned PR 776 Mining Dozers

Liebherr Group recently commissioned its 100th PR 776 Litronic crawler dozer, a major milestone for this machine, which was launched only in 2016 and is manufactured in Telfs, Austria.

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WVU Engineers Receive Funding to Improve Methane Sensor Technology in Longwall Mines

Longwall mining produces dangerous methane gas that has the potential to lead to explosions in underground mines. Researchers from WVU are combatting this issue by developing an improved methane monitoring network to increase the safety of longwall mines.

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Wyoming's Lawsuit Over Blocked Coal Export Terminal Still Alive, Governor Says

A lawsuit filed by Wyoming against the state of Washington over a blocked coal export terminal may still have a chance in court.

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National Energy Awareness Month

NETL is marking National Energy Awareness Month this October by recognizing the Lab’s contributions to the critical role of energy production in national prosperity and security, especially during the national challenges this year.

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Bullish Factors For Met Coal, Yet Weak Steel Market Will Keep Met Prices Subdued

Despite recent bullish indications, met coal prices are expected to remain on the low end moving forward given the weak global steel industry, analysts said.

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DOE Research Aimed at Ensuring Montana's Energy Future

The state of Montana plays a key role in providing abundant, affordable, and reliable energy to Americans throughout the Mountain West region.

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EIA's Annual Coal Report 2019 Released

EIA has released the Annual Coal Report 2019, which provides 2019 annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices.

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UK Government Temporarily Halts Coal Mine Approval

The UK government has temporarily blocked the development of what would be the nation’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 5, 2020

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 2, 2020.

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DOE Awards $1.95M for Conceptual Designs that Extract Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Elements from Coal Sources

A secure, reliable, and sustainable domestic supply of CMs and REEs is essential to the continued health of the Nation’s energy and electronics industries and is an important contributor to national security.

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NASEO and EIA Co-Host Winter Energy Outlook Webinar on October 7

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) invite you to attend the 2020–2021 Winter Energy Outlook Webinar.

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2020 Australian Energy Statistics

Gas is continuing to power Australia’s economy, with gas use growing strongly over the last year, along with greater use of renewables and continued reliance on coal according to the latest official energy data.

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Japan's Meti Seeks Higher Funding for Green Energy Push

Japan's trade and industry ministry is seeking an increased budget to drive a low-carbon transition and possible phasing out of inefficient coal plants, as Covid-19-induced greenhouse gas emissions cuts prompt further acceleration towards decarbonization.

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UK's First New Deep Coal Mine in Three Decades Approved

A meeting of Cumbria County Council in the northwest of England voted by 12 votes to three in favor of the Woodhouse Colliery, which will extract as much as 3.1-million tons of metallurgical coal each year to use in steelmaking.

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North Dakota Lignite Industry Presents Awards

About a dozen individuals were honored for their contributions to the lignite industry during the Lignite Energy Council’s virtual fall conference held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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Stick Together or Lose the Fight, Aussie Coal Boss Warns Industry

World Coal Association CEO Michelle Manook's messages are firm. To her own industry: pull together or lose the battle. To investors: get smarter. And to governments: level the playing field and lend a hand.

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Australia's Coal Consumption at 25-Year Low in 2018-19

Australian coal consumption dropped to a 25-year low of 103.99mn t in the 2018-19 fiscal year to June 30 and was down by 3.2pc from the 107.53mn t consumed in 2017-18, according to the latest official Australian Energy Statistics.

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India: NTPC Trains Barkagaon Women to Drive 100 T Dumper Trucks at Coal Mines

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, has now empowered women to break another glass ceiling in the state of Jharkhand.

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Zambia’s Maamba Collieries Unveils State-Of-The-Art Coal Mining Equipment

Zambian Mines and Minerals Development Minister Richard Musukwa this weekend officially inaugurated Maamba Collieries’ (MCL’s) most recent acquisition, a state-of-the-art, high technology surface miner, the company said on Saturday.

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Bureau of Land Management Receives Bid on North Dakota Coal

A competitive, sealed bid lease sale for an estimated 5.23 tons of federal coal in western North Dakota was held Thursday, October 1.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Last week, thermal coal indices in Europe continued their rally, exceeding 53 USD/t.

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Wyoming's 'Dark Money' Coal Campaign

At a Sep. 3 press conference, Gov. Mark Gordon introduced a nonprofit that's been advocating for Wyoming's coal industry for years: the Energy Policy Network.

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Mine Rescue 2020-21 Activities Update

Updates regarding Mine Rescue 2020/2021 activities and other mining happenings.

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Germany: RWE's Giant Coal-Era Excavator Draws High Demand

RWE has received 45 bids for one of its giant bucket-wheel excavators used in mining that it put up for sale in an online auction earlier this year, Germany's largest power producer has said.

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Foreign Firms Shun Indian Coal Mine Auctions, 40% of Mines Find No Takers

India has received no bids for 15 of 38 coal mines it is auctioning to attract private investment, reflecting little appetite for the sector clouded by environmental concerns and low margins.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Offers Edge Up

US coking coal prices have risen at the end of this week, supported by growing interest from the Brazilian and Indian markets and mining firms pushing up offers for late fourth quarter and first-quarter deliveries.

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Sees Future in Montana's Colstrip Coal Plant; Renewables Not Ready

U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said that he sees good things for the Colstrip coal-fired plant, which saw its two oldest units shut down earlier this year. Two others remain operating, but declining demand has created uncertainty.

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Former Coal Mining Official Sentenced to Prison for $20 Million Wire Fraud Scheme, False Kidnapping

Larry Wayne Price, Jr., 40, pleaded guilty in December 2018 to three counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and false official statement.

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New Underground Coal Mine Approved in UK

The Cumbria County Council (CCC) Development Control and Regulation Committee has resolved again to grant planning approval to West Cumbria Mining (WCM) to develop the Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project.

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China's Coal Industry Unflinching Over 2060 Zero-Carbon Goal

With China adding new mines and power plants through 2025, the fuel will continue to dominate the country’s power sector, so consumption won’t see a significant hit, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing the new target.

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Queensland Concerned About Chinese Coking Coal Demand

Chinese demand for metallurgical coal may weaken in the medium term as the world's largest steel producer will increasingly use scrap steel as a feedstock for future steel production.

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Bob Murray, Former Murray Energy Chairman, CEO and President, is Unwell

All members of the coal industry were saddened to learn that Robert E. Murray had confirmed on Thursday that he was most unwell and had filed for black lung disability through the U.S. Department of Labor “a few weeks ago.”

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NETL Coal-to-Graphene Project Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

A ground-breaking NETL project that converts feedstocks of domestic coal into graphene received a prestigious R&D 100 award for being among the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced into the marketplace in the last year.

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Queensland Concerned About Chinese Coking Coal Demand

Chinese demand for metallurgical coal may weaken in the medium term as the world's largest steel producer will increasingly use scrap steel as a feedstock for future steel production.

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Traffic Rolling on New Nine-Mile Section of Coalfields Expressway

Wyoming County, West Virginia now has its first four-lane highway with Thursday’s opening of a nine-mile stretch of the Coalfields Expressway.

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Coal Industry in Permanent Decline, Despite Trump's Efforts

According to industry leaders, President Donald Trump's promise to save the coal industry has gone unfulfilled with production of the fuel that once powered the U.S. economy set to fall to the lowest level in over half a century.

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President Trump Declares National Emergency for Critical Minerals

President Trump has declared a National Emergency to expand the nation’s domestic mining industry and reduce its dependence on China for critical minerals.

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Preparing for an Electrified Future

The electrification of America is not only happening, it’s picking up speed. Just last week, Tesla announced its ambition to slash the cost of lithium-ion batteries and produce a $25,000 mass-market electric vehicle (EV).

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Coal Dust Has Long Plagued Norfolk, Newport News. With New $500K Grant, Virginia Plans to Study What's In the Air.

Residents of Norfolk’s Lamberts Point and the Southeast Community in Newport News have long complained that coal dust seeps into their neighborhoods, coating cars and potentially impacting people’s health.

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Wyoming Governor Praises Trump's Order Aiming to Protect U.S. Mining From China, Other Countries

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Thursday, Oct. 1 that Gordon supports President Donald Trump’s decision to issue an executive order which aims to protect domestic mining in the United States.

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Rejection of Peabody-Arch JV Raises Questions About Powder River Basin's Future

The unraveling of a proposed joint venture between two coal mining giants in the Powder River Basin in the U.S. has cast further uncertainty across the beleaguered coal region.

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American Resources Wins the National Mining Association's 2019 Sentinels of Safety Award

The prestigious safety award recognizes mineral mining operations in various categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - August 26, 2020

On August 26, 2020, two miners were preparing a mobile track mounted jaw crusher for shipping off-site.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production report: October 1, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 26, 2020.

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Coal Firm Blackjewel Files Plan to Exit Bankruptcy, But Questions Remain

Bankrupt coal firm Blackjewel’s battle in federal court entered its final stretch last week when attorneys for the insolvent company presented a plan for exiting Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Sandvik Launches World's Largest Battery Loader, Concept Vehicle, at Virtual Event

Earlier today, Sandvik launched the LH518B – the world’s first 18-tonne battery powered loader, and the company’s first Sandvik-branded battery loader.

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Next Generation Cat® 785 Mining Truck Advances Efficiency and Productivity for Lower Costs

The Next Generation Cat® 785 mining truck enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance—to boost efficiency and lower costs.

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China's Benchmark Power Coal Price Edges Up

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in north China's major ports, stood at 551 yuan (about 80.94 U.S. dollars) per tonne Wednesday, a rise of 2 yuan week on week.

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EIA's India Country Analysis Brief

India was the third-largest energy consumer in the world after China and the United States in 2019, and despite having notable fossil fuel resources, the country has become increasingly dependent on energy imports.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Prices Steady, Markets Rebalance

Prices remained stable this week, as producers held on to stronger positions after a gradual rebalancing of supply and a return of demand in the Atlantic region.

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Arch to Consider Possible Sale of West Elk Mine After Court Blocks Joint Venture With Peabody

Arch and Peabody have ended efforts to operate coal mines in Colorado and Wyoming under a joint venture after a judge blocked the plan, and Arch will now be looking at the potential sale of mines including its West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley.

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President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting Our Domestic Mining Industry and Critical Minerals Supply Chains

"We will put our miners back to word," said President Donald J. Trump.

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Executive Order on Critical Minerals Addresses Alarming Minerals Import Reliance

The National Mining Association today issued a statement from its president and CEO Rich Nolan applauding the release by President Trump of his executive order on minerals and minerals mining.

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ESG Investment Trend Hurting Power Company Finances

Investment in stocks that meet certain environment, social and governance standards and disinvestment in the broader market have caused power companies to be undervalued because of their link to coal.

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EIA's China Country Analysis Brief

China is the world's most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world.

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