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Murray Energy Corporation Extends Forbearance Agreements with its Lenders and Elects Not to Make Interest Payments to Noteholders

Under the terms of the forbearance agreements, the lenders agreed to forbear from exercising any and all remedies available to them in respect of any event of default arising from the missed amortization and interest payments due on September 30, 2019.

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What's Behind the Metrallugical Coal Price Plunge - And What Lies Ahead?

There has been an uneasy tension around hard coking coal prices for some time. Few would argue that US$200/t prices for seaborne HCCs were sustainable.

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Blackjewel Miners React to Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday night was a fiery debate between Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

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MSHA Metal/Nonmetal Fatality Alert

A miner fell from a man basket when the weldment securing the basket to the shovel failed. The miner fell and died of his injuries on June 27, 2019.

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National Coal Council 2020 Spring Meeting Save the Date

The NCC 2020 Spring Annual Meeting will be held on April 23-24 in Bethesda, Maryland at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.

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India Readies Policy to Attract Foreign Investment in Coal Mining

India expects to have formulated a policy within the next two weeks to attract foreign investment to its coal mining industry, the country’s Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

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Can Wyoming Law Delay Coal Plant Closures?

A new Wyoming law aimed at extending the life of coal-fired power plants is coming to its first test, even as the Wyoming Public Service Commission wrestles with the fine points of how the conceptual legislation will be practically applied.

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Corsa Coal Provides Management Update

Corsa Coal Corp. has announced that Matthew M. Schicke is no longer Chief Commercial Officer of the Company.

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Kentucky County Approves Coal Mining Under Road

Warrior Coal will get its wish to begin mining under a Hopkins County, Kentucky road. But the Fiscal Court did not give the action unanimous support Tuesday.

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West Virginia Congressman Announces $8.7 Million in Economic Development Grants

West Virginia Congresswoman Carol Miller (R) has announced 10 POWER grants totaling $8,743,469 from the Appalachian Regional Commission, according to a press release.

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Lawmakers Debate Coal Tax Change

Energy industry spokesman says requiring monthly payment would be unfair, punitive.

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England: New Memorial Garden Will Create Lasting Memory to Those Who Worked and Died at This Notts Coal Mine

In England, a new memorial garden will be unveiled in a Nottinghamshire village dedicated to those who worked at a nearby coal mine and those who died doing their “dangerous” jobs there.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 15, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 11, 2019.

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Commission Awards $8 Million to Communities Affected by Contraction of Coal Mining Industry

The federal Appalachian Regional Commission recently awarded more than $8 million to 10 projects in Pennsylvania counties affected by job losses in the coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries.

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Two Former Coal Miners Sue Manufacturers for Lung Disease

Two lawsuits were filed against Mine Safety Appliances Company alleging they were diagnosed with serious lung diseases after working as coal miners for many years.

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Sunrise Coal Mine Rescue Team Places 2nd Overall in National Mine Rescue Contest

The contest was held September 23rd through September 26th in Lexington, Kentucky.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Final Report Issued for Fatality on 6/24/2019

On June 24, 2019, a contractor fell beneath the wheels of a tractor-trailer that was stuck in the sand.

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Peabody to Close Mining Facilities in Saline County, Illinois

According to the company on Monday, October 14, the Complex is expected to cease production due to the uneconomic mining conditions. The company said it is “in discussions with customers to alternately meet their coal needs.”

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Wyoming Judge Gives Break in Energy Royalties

A tug of war over contested federal mineral royalty rates played out in the courts between energy groups and the Interior Department again last month.

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Peabody Closing Wildcat Hills Mine in Illinois

Harrisburg, Illinois Mayor, John McPeek, says the closure will impact businesses because hundreds of good paying coal-mining positions will no longer exist. He fears workers will leave in search of another job.

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Kentucky Judge Seeks Full Return of Coal Severance Money

Hopkins County Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield Jr.'s concern is that Kentucky counties continue to receive the coal severance money they've collected.

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England: New Art Exhibition Turns the Clock Back on South Yorkshire's Industrial Past

It took centuries to mould South Yorkshire’s industrial landscape to its 1970s manifestation dominated by coal and steel production – and less than a generation to leave virtually all those man-man features wiped out again.

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Germany's Power Prices Could Rise Significantly Due to Coal Exit - Consultantcy

The German coal exit could lead to a “strong increase” in wholesale power prices, unless the framework conditions in the energy sector are adapted quickly, said consultancy Oliver Wyman.

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Sorry Greta, India Needs More Coal to Power Growth

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swedish girl who lectured the United Nations on climate change, is being touted as a possible Nobel Prize winner.

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China Reports Fewer Coal Mining Accidents, Casualties

Workplace safety in China's mining industry continued to improve this year, with the number of both accidents and casualties dropping from a year earlier, official data showed Monday.

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New Kentucky Memorial Honors Miners Who Died Of Black Lung

Coal miners and family members of miners who have died from black lung disease gathered Sunday in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to dedicate a new memorial to miners who perished from the workplace disease.

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England: Opening Date Set for Memorial Honoring Thoresby Colliery's Fallen Miners

A group of residents, including ex-miners and parish councillors, spent two years planning the garden and raised £24,000 for its creation - including a £12,000 grant from Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Death Cult Rising

Move over ANTIFA, the latest group of radical nihilists disrupting our daily lives in the hopes of plunging us all back into the Dark Ages is Extinction Rebellion.

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Tables Are Turning for Carbon Capture and Storage

Previously thought to be a hopeless money pit, carbon capture and storage is seeing a revival thanks to policy incentives and private sector efforts to mitigate climate change.

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Coal Industry Pushed Regulators to Lobby for Power Rescue

A series of letters from state energy regulators asking the Trump administration to act on coal plant closures was orchestrated by a coal lobbying group, emails show, raising questions about the independence of the public service commissioners.

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Coal-Heavy Wyoming Aims to Lead on Carbon Capture

Barely a wisp of water vapor streams from the smokestack into the clear morning sky at the Dry Fork Station power plant outside Gillette, Wyoming.

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US DOE and NETL Invest in Projects to Advance Coal Power Generation

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and NETL have selected seven Coal FIRST (flexible, innovative, resilient, small, transformative) conceptual designs to receive US$7 million and proceed with preliminary front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) studies.

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Wyoming Judge Gives Break to Energy Industry Over Royalties

A tug of war over contested federal mineral royalty rates played out in the courts between energy groups and the Interior Department again last month.

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Epiroc Sets the Standard of Loader

Epiroc’s Scooptram Automation Total is the highest level of loader automation, bringing new standards of productivity and safety to underground mining.

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SME Webinar: Rare Earth Elements and Critical Materials from Coal-Based Resources

This webinar provides an overview of the REE program and summary of the technical accomplishments that have been achieved.

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U.S. Department of Energy Invests $7 Million for Projects to Advance Coal Power Generation Under Coal FIRST Initiative

The DOE selected the designs as a part of its Coal FIRST initiative, which seeks to advance coal power generation beyond today’s state-of-the-art capabilities and make coal-fired power plants better adapted to the evolving electrical grid.

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Administration Announces New Funding to Strengthen Coal-Impacted Communities

“We want to provide the same opportunities to all Pennsylvanians regardless of their zip code, and grant programs like this bring us one step closer to that reality,” said Gov. Wolf.

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New Mexico: County Commission Will Discuss San Juan Mine Permit Application

Westmoreland Coal Co., the owner of San Juan Mine, has filed an application with the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division for its permit to be renewed.

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Focus on Employee Engagement at Sudbury Mining Symposium

The inaugural Mining Engagement Conference for Advancement kicked off on October 9.

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Australia's NAB Trims Coal Price Forecast for 2020

National Australia Bank has trimmed its forecasts for metallurgical coal and thermal coal for next year given weakening longer term demand prospects.

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Top Investment Banks Provide Billions to Expand Fossil Fuel Industry

The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris climate change agreement, figures show.

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US Energy Reliability Gone With the Wind

It is too often assumed that making maximum use of renewables is the answer to addressing environmental goals. So easy is it to buy into this assumption that intermittent wind power is pulling ahead of coal in Texas.

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Analysis: US Met Coal Cuts Follow Weaker Domestic, Export Demand

Lower benchmark seaborne coking coal spot prices and weaker demand this year in several export markets have started to close mines.

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Divided Fed Likely to Cut Rates, Keep Door Open to More Easing

The Federal Reserve is poised to lower interest rates again Sept. 18 and keep the door open to additional policy easing should trade tensions escalate further.

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Federal Agency Underwrites Grants to Struggling Coal Communities

Pennsylvania communities harmed by downturns in the coal industry will reap $8 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission to bump up local economic initiatives.

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The RECLAIM Act Will Be Good for Wyoming

Troubled times continue to grow in the Powder River Basin. This summer two large coal companies declared bankruptcy, impacting four large coal mines in Wyoming.

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The Coal King is Racing to Avoid Bankrputcy

Robert Murray, the king of the coal industry and a forceful supporter of President Donald Trump, is fighting to save his mining empire from financial collapse.

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The Suprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal

The following excerpt is from Peabody President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow’s presentation at CERAWeek in Houston, Texas on March 14, 2019.

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Why Peabody Energy (BTU) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again

Have you been searching for a stock that might be well-positioned to maintain its earnings-beat streak in its upcoming report? It is worth considering Peabody Energy (BTU), which belongs to the Zacks Coal industry.

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A Saving Grace Underground: WVU Engineers Utilize Robots to Improve Mine Safety

Injuries and deaths caused by roof collapses and falling debris, common culprits for underground mine accidents, could be prevented by the unlikely force of robots and drones, thanks to the work of West Virginia University engineers.

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Federal Agency Underwrites

Pennsylvania communities harmed by downturns in the coal industry will reap $8 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission to bump up local economic initiatives.

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NETL Director Delivers Keynote Talk at Lignite Energy Council Event

NETL Director Brian Anderson delivered a keynote address focused on state-of-the-art energy R&D and scientific and technological initiatives related to fossil energy that bring together multidisciplinary teams to meet the most important energy challenges.

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Coal Demand Projected to Hit New Lows Through 2020

Coal is losing ground in the U.S. energy markets despite attempts from President Trump to boost the struggling industry.

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Polish Government Plans Last-Minute Push on New Coal Mining Law

No matter who wins Poland's election on Sunday, on Monday parliament is set to debate a divisive new law that gives the government additional powers in the process of planning new coal mines.

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Australia: UNSW Sponsors Students to Attend Mine Ventilation Conference

University of NSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering sponsored two fourth year mining engineering students to attend the 5th Australian Mine Ventilation Conference in Perth held between August 26-28.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - September 5, 2019

On September 5, 2019, a continuous mining machine helper was fatally injured when he was struck by a battery-powered scoop.

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England: Castleford's Diggerland and the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield are Named Yorkshire's Favorite Attractions

More than 13,000 votes were cast for 20 different attractions, including Bronte Parsonage Museum and Cannon Hall Farm, named voted runners up, and The Deep and Yorkshire Wildlife Park which took third place.

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Epiroc's World Leading Automation Solutions Brings Apatit JSC to New Levels

Epiroc’s advanced automation solutions for remote drilling, including Simba Teleremote, ABC Total and the Certiq telematics system were implemented, in 2018, at Apatit JSC’s Kirovsk branch (PhosAgro group).

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: October 10, 2019

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

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Best-Ever Video on the Global Warming Hoax

Hats off to Tony Heller.

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Missouri S&T Haunted Mine Opens Friday, October 18

Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will “haunt” the Experimental Mine in Rolla this Halloween season and they invite the public to visit.

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Indian Miners Reject Plan to Link National Coal Index to Foreign Places

India's miners are rejecting a government proposal to establish a national coal index that would be linked to international prices, documents reviewed by Reuters show, because it could make domestic supply uncompetitive.

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India Imports More Coking Coal Through State Ports

Indian coking coal imports moving through 12 key state-controlled ports totalled 29.3mn t in the first six months of the 2019-20 fiscal year starting April 1, an increase of 15pc from a year earlier despite weakness in the steel sector.

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QCoal Beats XCoal in Bounty Coal Offtake Battle

Australian privately owned coal mining firm QCoal has won control of the finances and future offtake arrangements for Australian coking coal firm Bounty Mining from US coal producer XCoal and its affiliate Amaroo.

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Reopening of Blackjewel Mines Possibly Delayed Over Permit Snag

A protracted fight to return two Powder River Basin coal mines to full operation, after its owner Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy, hit another snag in court Wednesday.

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Caterpillar Investors Should Prepare for a Difficult Quarter

The upcoming third quarter isn't likely to be a vintage one for Caterpillar. The company's headwinds have been growing, and a combination of industry dynamics and macroeconomic difficulties threatens its near-term outlook.

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Atlantic Dry Freight Braces for Impact in Q4

There may be sleepless nights ahead for Atlantic dry bulk companies, as the IMO 2020 marine fuel sulfur cap's January 1 implementation date looms like a storm cloud over the industry.

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War on Coal Barely Dented Already - Wounded Industry, Study Says

Some of the Obama administration’s most sweeping efforts to rein in the coal industry did little to push already-falling coal company stock prices, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Trump's Push to Save Coal is Failing. Coal Demand to Plunge to 42-Year Low.

President Donald Trump's mission to revive America's coal industry is failing.

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Analysis: LNG, Coal Likely to Fill Vacuum if Japan's Nuclear Woes Drag On

Potential delays in the restart of some nuclear plants in Japan because of maintenance and upgrading security requirements may open up a window of opportunity for the country to boost imports of thermal coal and LNG, according to analysts.

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NMA Applauds Ruling Providing a Sharp Rebuke of the Deeply Flawed Obama-era Coal Valuation Rule

The National Mining Association welcomes a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming providing a preliminary injunction halting compliance with the deeply flawed Obama-era coal valuation rule.

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Think Innovation, Not Fuel Targeting

For the better part of a decade, U.S. emissions reduction efforts have largely consisted of fuel switching from coal to natural gas.

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Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. Initiates Assembly of Their Facility in Gillette, Wyoming

This 2nd generation facility will incorporate new features and designs following the successful testing of its process in Oklahoma.

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MSHA Alert: Coal Mine Fatality

On September 17, 2019, an electrician was electrocuted when he contacted an energized conductor.

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Fenner Dunlop Opens Idler Manufacturing Plant in Brisbane, Australia

Fenner Dunlop has designed and supplied conveyor idlers and structures for over 15 years and has vast expertise and experience in this area.

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EIA: US Coal Production Forecast to Decline 17% in Q4

A report, issued Tuesday, forecasts total US coal production to sink to 159 million st in the final three months of the year, a decline of 34 million st from the fourth quarter 2018.

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Trump's Pledge to Save US Coal is Failing, Leaving Coal Country in Crisis

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free market.

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Closure of Blackhawk Mining Facilities in Southern West Virginia to Affect Nearly 350 Employees

Nearly 350 mining employees are affected by the closure of five mining-related facilities in Logan and Mingo counties, Blackhawk Mining announced Tuesday.

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West Virginia Senators Capito, Manchin and Governor Justice Address Energy Summit Attendees in West Virginia

Attendees of the second day of the 13th annual Governor’s Energy Summit had an opportunity to hear remarks from both of West Virginia’s U.S. senators and Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday at Stonewall Resort.

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Big Rivers Electric Signs Four-Year Coal Contract With Murray Energy Subsidiaries

Big Rivers Electric has signed a four-year deal with Murray Energy subsidiaries to purchase up to 1.6 million st of coal through the end of 2023 worth over $69.5 million, according to a regulatory filing made public Tuesday.

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Canada: Teck Resources Cutting British Columbia Jobs After Price of Coal Plunges

The price of metallurgical coal, which is used to make steel, has fallen by about 40 per cent since the summer and Teck Resources, which operates four mines in the province's Elk Valley region, is warning employees there will be layoffs.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlooks

EIA forecasts that the share of U.S. electric generation from coal will average 25% in 2019 and 22% in 2020, down from 28% in 2018.

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CONSOL Energy Receives NMA's CORESafety(R) Certification

CONSOL is the 10th mining company to be fully certified utilizing the framework, which aims for zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in rate of injuries within five years.

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Cambrian Fires Premier Elkhorn Miners Amid Sale

Bankrupt coal-producer Cambrian Coal, LLC, fired all of its employees from the company’s Premier Elkhorn subsidiary last week without notice as part of the sale of Premier Elkhorn to a West Virginia company.

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Legislation Supporting Coal Jobs Signed Into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently signed into law legislation that updates Pennsylvania’s Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act to allow operators to retain their permits during periods of temporary cessation of operations.

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This Tesla Sells Kids on Coal

The hottest marketing tool of North Dakota's coal industry is blue, goes from zero to 60 in 2.7 seconds and is a hit with youngsters. It's a zero-emissions electric Tesla Model X.

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Analysis: Met Coal Market Focusing on Chinese Demand After Golden Week Holiday

Chinese demand for met coal in the spot seaborne market after the Golden Week holiday will focus on November laycan cargoes, with the level of buying determined by how China handles its import policy across the fourth quarter.

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Paringa Sets Sales Record

Coal miner Paringa Resources has reported a record sales quarter in the three months to September, with sales revenue reaching A$5.7-million.

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The CO2 Deficit

On December 7, 2007, the EPA declared that CO2 is a pollutant. If you accept CO2 is a pollutant, then it stands to reason that it would be desirable to eliminate all CO2 from the atmosphere.

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Researcher: Rare Earth Minerals Key to West Virginia's Future

With steam coal being replaced by natural gas and renewables, and a slowdown in metallurgical coal mining for steelmaking, a researcher at West Virginia University sees another use for the state’s coal mines.

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Australia: Ongoing Progress Made at Olive Downs Metallurgical Coal Mine

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the ongoing progress on development of the Pembroke Resources’ Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine, bringing up to 1000 jobs closer.

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Can Behavioral Science Create a Safer Mining Industry?

Mining remains one of, if not the, most dangerous industries in the world.

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EIA's Canada Country Analysis Brief - October 2019

Canada has abundant and varied natural resources, ranking fourth in 2018 among the top energy producers of petroleum and total liquids in the world, behind only the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 7, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 4, 2019.

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American Resources Corporation Ships First Train from Perry County Resources

American Resources Corporation closed on the acquisition of assets of Perry County Resources on September 27, 2019.

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Federal Government Investigating Bankrupt Wyoming Coal Mine Operator for Fraud

The unprecedented bankruptcy case involving coal operator Blackjewel showed signs of resolution last week when a federal judge approved the sale of two Wyoming coal mines to a new company called Eagle Specialty Materials.

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MSHA Electrical Safety Alert

Electricity has killed three people in the mining industry since August 7, 2019.

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Indigenous Miner Becomes Third-Largest Coal Producer in the U.S.

The Navajo Transitional Energy Company or NTEC, which identifies itself as “an American Indian and minority-owned business,” just became the third-largest coal producer in the United States after purchasing all of Cloud Peak Energy’s assets.

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Global Metallurgical Coke Demand Slows as Steel Demand Wanes, Oven Capacities Rise

A slowdown in the global steel industry and the start up of coke oven capacities in Southeast Asia has resulted in the decline in the global consumption of metallurgical coke, market sources said.

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Twenty-Two States, Seven Cities Sue Trump Administration Over Power Plant Rule

A coalition of 22 states and seven cities has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the Trump administration violated the 1970 Clean Air Act when it replaced Obama-era coal-fueled power plant rules with new regulations to curb carbon-dioxide emissions.

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West Virginia University Awarded $5 Million to Build Acid Mine Drainage Facility

The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million to scale-up its Rare-Earth Recovery Project, which will include a new facility at an acid mine drainage treatment plant near Mount Storm.

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Access and Preservation Key to the New River Gorge

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Raleigh and Fayette counties in West Virginia produced more coal than almost anywhere in the world.

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Australia: Pembroke Granted Environmental Approval for $1 Billion Coal Project

In Australia, Pembroke Resources has received environmental authority for its Olive Downs coking coal project in Central Queensland.

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Cloud Peak Energy's Unprecedented Property Write Off

It's been a tumultuous year for the Wyoming-based coal company Cloud Peak Energy, to say the least.

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Coal Giant Faces Default

Coal giant Murray Energy Corp., led by the outspoken industry promoter Robert Murray, is nearing default, Kallanish Energy reports.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Signs Multiple Bills

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently signed multiple bills into law.

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Editorial: Murray Energy's Latest Problems a Sign of the Times

Editorial featured in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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Wall Street's Cold Shoulder Drives Coal Veteran to the Exit

After running two major coal producers over a decade, Kevin Crutchfield decided it was time to move on when Wall Street began shunning the fuel.

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Mining-Industry Trade Group Counters Criticisms of 1872 Mining Law

The leading national mining industry trade and lobbying group says it’s open to discussion of changes to the 1872 Mining Law, but it considers most past proposed reforms “so punitive that they are nonstarters.”

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MINEX2019 to Introduce Investment Opportunities in Iran Mining Sector

MINEX presents the latest technologies, equipment, services, machineries for mines and mining industries in exploration, excavation, processing, production and export.

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Turkish Coking Coal Imports Rise in August

Turkey imported 353,670t of coking coal in August, up by 30pc year on year, on the back of increased shipments from Australia, trade data show.

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Legislation to Support Coal Jobs Becomes Law

While remaining a major employer in Pennsylvania, the coal industry can be a difficult line of work due to the economy and fluctuations in the markets.

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Caterpillar Shows Off its Capabilities for VP Mike Pence

During his visit to Caterpillar, Vice President Mike Pence preached to the choir as he touted the growth of manufacturing jobs in recent years.

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SME Webinar: Rare Earth Elements and Critical Materials from Coal-Based Resources

The speaker will be Mary Anne Alvin who serves as the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Rare Earth Element Technology Manager.

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Layoffs at Mine in Pike County, Kentucky

The miners were laid off Monday after Cambrian Coal sold its mines to Pristine Clean Energy.

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Industrial Plating & Machine Company Forms Educational Partnership With Bluefield State College in West Virginia

Bluefield State offers a 10-week modern machine class, training students from basic measuring to CNC programming and computerized drafting.

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England: Mining Tribute Planned at Site of New Housing Estate

Ackworth artist Harry Malkin has been commissioned to create the structure, which will be of a mine shaft cage containing several silhouetted miners.

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Editorial: Colowyo’s Collom Expansion an Economic Asset for Colorado Counties

In a national news cycle filled with bad news about coal, it’s good to see a bit of good news here locally when it comes to the industry that helped make Moffat and Craig Counties in Wyoming.

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2019 SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting, in conjunction with Challenges and Opportunities in Coal Preparation

The 2019 SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting is a 3-day event, in conjunction with Challenges and Opportunities in Coal Preparation.

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Blackjewel Miners Likely To Receive Pay In DOL Deal

The U.S. Department of Labor and a company associated with Blackjewel agreed this week to put nearly $5.75 million toward coal miners left unpaid in the company’s chaotic bankruptcy.

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Coal State Pennsylvania Is Joining Carbon Market

Pennsylvania, the heart of the U.S. shale-gas boom and one of the biggest coal-producing states, is joining a carbon market.

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Integrated Power Services Acquires Excel Apparatus Services, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Excel Apparatus Services is an industrial and marine equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps and switchgear.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Dip by 5pc in August

Indian coking coal imports dropped in August as steel production rates fell amid weak demand, although coking coal shipments from Australia reached the highest level for the year.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Eyeing Exit in November

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation from the administration by the end of November, according to three people familiar with his plans.

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Lenders Agree to Give Murray Energy More Time to Pay Debt

Murray Energy Corp. entered agreements this week that will allow the company more time to make payments that are due to its lenders.

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Navajo Company Keeps 1,200 Workers After Buying 3 Coal Mines

A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction.

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Flooding Forces Closure of Key Coal India Mine

State-controlled mining firm Coal India, the country's largest coal producer, has been forced to suspend operations at its 30mn t/yr Dipka thermal coal mine because of flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains.

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Sale of Cloud Peak's PRB Mines to NTEC is Final

Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware signed an order Wednesday giving final approval of the sale of the Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines in Campbell County, Wyoming and Spring Creek mine in Montana.

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EIA's Annual Coal Report 2018 Released

EIA has released the Annual Coal Report 2018. The Annual Coal Report provides 2018 annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: October 3, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending September 28, 2019.

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Connections: How the Medieval Warm Period Led to Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This history of past warmth and pre-industrial climate change is decidedly inconvenient for global warming campaigners. Now they'd like it expunged.

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MSHA Public Meeting on Respirable Silica (Quartz) Request for Information

MSHA is soliciting information and data on feasible best practices to protect miners’ health from exposure to quartz in respirable dust.

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Murray Energy Announces Temporary Debt Relief, Signaling Financial Distress

The company announced on Wednesday that it struck a deal with its major lenders after missing debt payments that were due at the end of September.

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Diesel Progress Presents Employer of the Year Award to Volvo Penta

The award was presented at the Diesel Progress Summit, held Sept. 30 in Louisville, Ky. The Diesel Progress Awards celebrate excellence and achievements in the field of engine and powertrain technology.

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Members Named to New Southwest Virginia Energy Authority

The state House of Delegates named its four appointees Sept. 27, according to Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy spokesperson Tarah Kesterson.

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Martin Engineering Expands Program To Improve Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., and Martin Engineering is building on its previous fund-raising programs by expanding the company’s efforts to support the Susan B. Komen Foundation®.

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Murray Energy Corporation Enters Into Forbearance Agreements With its Lenders

Murray Energy also announced that it has elected not to make the amortization and interest payments due on September 30, 2019 as provided for in its Superpriority Credit and Guaranty Agreement.

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U.S. Coal Giant That Pressed Trump for Bailout Faces Default

The largest closely held coal miner in America failed to make multiple payments to lenders this week, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

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2019 SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting, in Conjunction with Challenges & Opportunities in Coal Preparation

The 2019 SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting will be held in October 23-25, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn-Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA.

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Coal Company Offers Deal That Could Pay Hundreds of Kentucky Miners for Unpaid Wages

A months-long dispute over the unpaid wages of hundreds of Kentucky coal miners could be nearing a close if a proposal offered Wednesday by an attorney representing the coal company is accepted by a West Virginia bankruptcy court.

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Déjà Vu — Blackjewel Mines Sold Again

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Campbell County, Wyoming to Eagle Specialty Materials.

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The Case for Carbon Capture Has Never Been Stronger

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2019 International Energy Outlook projects that global energy consumption will increase 50 percent by 2050. Electricity consumption is expected to jump an even more staggering 79 percent.

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Caterpillar Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

Caterpillar closed the most recent trading day at $119.96, moving -1.97% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.79%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.86%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.56%.

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Flooding at Large Coal India Mine to Halt Output for a Month

Flooding at one of Coal India Ltd's largest open-pit mines will halt production there for at least a month, a senior company official told Reuters on Wednesday, in a setback for a country trying to reduce its dependence on coal imports.

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Climate Emergency? Not Here, Not Now!

Earlier this year, the UK Parliament declared a climate emergency. They are not the only ones: half of the UK’s principal local authorities have done the same.

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S&P: Coal Cities in Southern Illinois, Elsewhere Face Long-Term Credit Challenges

A new analysis from credit rating agency S&P predicts cities in areas like Southern Illinois must get ready for “credit challenges” as money moves out of coal.

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The World's Largest Untouched Coal Reserves are Set to be Mined in Botswana

According to a recent report from New Scientist, Botswana is on the verge of mining the largest untapped coal deposits in the world. First discovered in the 1960s, Botswana has billions of tons of coal reserves that have remained relatively untouched.

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Some Analysts Optimistic About PRB Coal Amid Consolidation, Exports

Demand for Powder River Basin coal is expected to continue declining because of coal-fired utility retirements, although some analysts are optimistic over mine consolidations and possible export growth.

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Commentary: Americans Fear Climate Change and the Cost of Fighting It

More people are coming around to the idea that climate change is really bad news. A recent Washington Post poll found that 38% of Americans now consider climate change a crisis, with another 38% calling it a major problem.

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Coal-Fired Power Generation Collapsing Across Southeast United States

Abundant gas supplies have transformed the electricity-generation sector and planned new solar construction in the region will add momentum to the energy transition.

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Colowyo Lowers Air Pollution Estimates

Colowyo Coal Company is amending its air pollution permit with the state of Colorado to pollute a bit less as part of its massive Collom expansion — a project the company says could add decades to the life of the surface coal mine.

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Duke Energy Outlines Early Retirement of Five North Carolina Coal-Fired Generation Units

Units at the G.G. Allen, James E. Rogers Energy Complex (Cliffside) and Marshall coal plants "have life spans that are planned to be shorter than currently approved".

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Struggling Coal Miner Foresight Energy Misses Interest Payment

Foresight invoked a 30-day grace period on the $24.4 million payment and plans to use the time to evaluate its options, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

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American Resources Corporation Closes on Acquisition of Perry County Coal Assets and Announces Conference Call

American Resources acquired specific assets from Cambrian Holding Company, Inc., which entered into chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 16, 2019.

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Can San Juan Generating Station Become Model for Carbon Capture?

The city of Farmington, New Mexico has signed an agreement for Enchant Energy Corp. to acquire 95% interest of the San Juan Generating Station, a move that could extend the life of the power plant past a scheduled 2022 closure.

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Coal’s Future Is Murky But The Need For Investment In Carbon Capture Is Clear

Coal is set to grow as a percentage of electricity generation. For two straight years it will tick up before flattening out for five years. While it may decline slightly after that, its continued presence means carbon capture and storage is needed.

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India Starts Up Its First-Ever USC Coal Unit

NTPC Ltd., one of India’s largest power generating companies, has commissioned the country’s first ultrasupercritical coal-fired unit at the two-unit 1,320-MW Khargone plant that is under construction in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

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Missouri S&T to Honor Faculty, Alumni During Homecoming

Ten people with ties to Missouri S&T will be honored during the Miner Alumni Association’s Legends Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 4. The awards banquet is held in conjunction with Missouri S&T Homecoming festivities.

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Camso Introduces the BHL 732: A Tougher, More Versatile Tire for Backhoe Loaders

The BHL 732 tire has been engineered for backhoe loaders working in applications that require exceptional traction, stability and durability.

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Coal States Urge Trump Administration to Tackle Plant Closures

Six coal states are pressing the Trump administration to wrap up an almost two-year inquiry into whether coal and nuclear plant retirements are threatening the electric grid.

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Who is FM Coal and Why Does it Want Blackjewel's Coal Mines?

Once ranked as the fourth- and sixth- highest producing mines in the country, Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines have been running on fumes with the help of a skeleton crew for four months.

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Westech Marks 50 Years of Mining Dump Truck Bodies

Westech, an Austin Engineering brand based in Casper WY, is celebrating 50 years of designing and manufacturing customized mining truck bodies.

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Epiroc USA To Open New Regional Service Center for Northeast U.S.

The center — located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — will to be up and running by October 15, 2019.

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Australia Lowers Forecasts for Thermal Coal Prices on Weak Demand

Australia's Department of Industry has revised lower its forecasts for thermal coal prices as the market experiences weak demand for the fuel, it said Monday in its Resources and Energy Quarterly.

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Coal is Still King in Southeast Asia Even as Countries Work Toward Cleaner Energy

Coal is still a dominant fuel in the rapidly growing economies of Southeast Asia, even amid a general global move toward cleaner energy sources, data from several recent reports show.

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