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US Risks Watching Global Energy Race From Sidelines, Says Association

The National Mining Association CEO Rich Nolan has slammed the federal appeals court’s decision to block the Rosemont copper mining project, in Arizona, warning that “flawed rulings” will ensure the US watches the global energy race from the sidelines.

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Credit Suise Nears Settlement With West Virginia Governor's Mining Group

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is close to a settlement with West Virginia Governor Jim Justice over the $690 million his mining company Bluestone Resources owes the bank's clients.

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Quecreek 9 Miner Denis Hall Dies

A member of the “Quecreek 9” died on Friday.

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Doctors at WVU Medicine Black Lung Clinic Say Disease Often Goes Undiagnosed

Nearly two years after a COVID-softened opening, a local clinic dedicated to diagnosing and managing black lung – an occupational disease caused by inhaling coal dust — has amassed more than 200 patients, according to its management team.

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Women in Mining Still Experiencing Harassment, Discrimination, says PhD Candidate's Thesis

A Canadian woman, working on her PhD thesis, believes a lot more needs to be done for the acceptance of women working in all levels of the mining industry.

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Coke Ovens Among Living History at This Model Camp

Along a highway stretching through pinyon and juniper hills of southern Colorado, a long, peculiar row of stone in an otherwise empty field catches the eye.

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Joe Usibelli, Sr., Coal Miner, UAF Supporter, Has Passed

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. is a fourth generation, family-owned, business and the only operational coal mine in Alaska.

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FFI Looking to Repurpose US Coal Plant

FFI has entered into a binding exclusivity agreement with the Industrial Park at TransAlta in Washington, US. It is also applying for a US Department of Energy Hydrogen Hub Program grant in collaboration with US Pacific Northwest stakeholders.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Over the past week, the European market saw a slight correction of thermal coal quotes below 335 USD/t amid an increase in stocks at ARA terminals and Germany’s decision to abandon its plans to build strategic coal inventories.

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West Virginia Governor Announces Massive Road Project to Connect Welch With Coalfields Expressway

Gov. Jim Justice hosted an event Friday near the site where the state’s newest major highway through his Roads To Prosperity program will connect the Town of Welch with the Coalfields Expressway.

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Can You Dig It? CoalFest Weekend Comes to Alabama

CoalFest pays tribute to the roots of the coal mining industry with two days of family fun, music and entertainment May 27-28 in the heart of downtown Brilliant.

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Russia Doubles Coal Exports to China in April 2022

According to Kpler shipping data, China increased its imports of Russian metallurgical coal to a record level. In April, seaborne shipments of Russian coking coal reached 1.37 mio t, up from 0.92 mio t in March and 0.75 mio t in February.

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C. Haley Bunn Sworn in Supreme Court Thursday

C. Haley Bunn was sworn in as the newest Justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals during a ceremony Thursday in Charleston.

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Biden Administration Announces $254 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

The Biden Administration through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $254.5 million in Brownfields grants to 265 communities.

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Construction to Begin Within a Month on Coalfields Expressway in McDowell County, WV

Construction is set to begin within a month on an important section of the Coalfields Expressway that will help connect McDowell County and other parts of southern West Virginia to the rest of the country.

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Alabama Mining Association endorses Katie Britt for U.S. Senate

The Alabama Mining Association announced Wednesday its endorsement of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Katie Britt.

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Exhibit Honoring Mine Disaster Opening in East Tennessee

A new exhibit showcasing the history of the Coal Creek Community is opening at Norris Dam State Park in East Tennessee.

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Phillipi-Hagenbuch Expands Rear Eject Dump Body Lineup With Volvo A60H Units

Philippi-Hagenbuch has expanded its rear eject engineering capabilities to include one of the largest articulated haul trucks on the market, the Volvo A60H.

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UMWA Appreciates Senator Manchin's Work on Black Lung Benefits

“It has been a constant struggle to preserve funding for the benefits that flow from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund to the victims of this insidious disease," said UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts.

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Federal Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Kentucky Mine Operator Illegally Gave Advance Notice of Inspection to Miners Underground

A federal appeals court has ruled unanimously that the operator of a Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, coal mine violated the federal Mine Safety and Health Act more than a decade ago by giving underground miners advance notice that mine inspectors were conduc

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RMMI Annual Conference-- Viewline is Almost Sold Out! Condos Now Available!

Registration for the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute 2022 Annual Meeting & Conference is now open! This event will take place in Snowmass, Colorado at the Viewline Resort.

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Epiroc Launches Powerbit X - A New Drill Bit Protected by Diamonds

Epiroc has pioneered the world of hard materials for drilling many times. Now we are introducing Powerbit X with diamond-protected buttons, which can significantly prolong the replacement intervals.

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Bo Doll Joins Durex Products as South-Central Regional Sales Manager

Durex Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium wire, polyurethane, and rubber screen media technologies, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Bo Doll, who joins as a Regional Sales Manager covering the south-central United States.

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Old King Coal Festival Returns For More Family Fun

A long-standing tradition continues with the return of the Old King Coal Festival.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2022

Kevin M. Harrigan, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Corsa, commented, "The first quarter of 2022 saw continued challenges that carried over from 2021 mainly related to mining geology and labor-availability productivity issues.

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West Virginia Coal Mines Struggling Through Hiring Shortage as Demand Increases Worldwide

In Benwood, West Virginia, money comes in as coal goes out. "They can’t mine it fast enough," said Benwood Economic Development Director Frank Longwell. "That’s how we pay our bills here in the community."

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NMA Statement on 9th Circuit Decision Regarding Proposed Rosemont Mine

Rich Nolan, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), has commented on the decision of the 9th Circuit District Court in Center For Biological Diversity v. USFWS, concerning the proposed Rosemont Mine in Arizona.

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Yancoal Sales Reinforce Australia's Wet Weather Impact

The impact of one of Australia's wettest summers on coal exports has been reinforced by the 21pc slump in produced coal sales by Chinese-owned Yancoal during January-March compared with the previous quarter.

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Charah Solutions Receives Crystal Eagle Excellence in Safety Award From Coalition for Construction Safety

Charah Solutions was unanimously selected by the CCS judges as the Excellence in Safety Award winner based on the Company’s many innovative techniques and programs to keep its employees safe.

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UK: Northumberland Miners' Picnic to Return to Woodhorn Museum After Two-Year Absence

The Northumberland Miners' Picnic returns to the county on Saturday June 11 after a two-year absence.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 12, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending May 7, 2022.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - Fatality of February 14, 2022

On February 14, 2022, a 34 year-old maintenance technician died while driving a lube truck underground. The truck over traveled the edge of a stope and fell approximately 60 feet into the stope drift.

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EIA: US Coal to Boost Production, Lose Generation in 2022

US coal production is projected to rise 3% in 2022 even as coal-fired generation decreases as domestic utilities seek to replenish depleted stockpiles, the US Energy Information Administration said May 10.

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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - Fatality of January 28, 2022

On January 28, 2022, while driving downhill, the 56 year-old driver of a concrete mixer truck was fatally injured after he lost control of the truck.

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Historic Railroad Tunnels Commemorated

Two tunnels essential to development of Raleigh County, West Virginia's major industries were recently memorialized by the Raleigh County Historical Society (RCHS) and the National Coal Heritage Area Authority (NCHAA).

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United Kingdom Country Analysis Brief

Coal production decreased nearly 91% between 2010 and 2020, falling from 20.2 million short tons (MMst) in 2010 to 1.8 MMst in 2020. This significant decline is the result of environmental regulations and falling consumption.

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Does America Have a Secret Energy Source? Yes, It's Coal

The quick rise in the price of natural gas to levels not seen since 2008 has made one thing clear: The idea that gas was an economical bridge to a renewable energy future was flawed.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Quarterly net income was $41.5 million (diluted EPS of $0.92) and Adjusted EBITDA was $64.1 million for the first quarter of 2022.

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US Coal Output Forecast to Rise by 3% This Year

US coal production is forecast to increase this year, buoyed by a strong export market and inventory replenishment in the power generation sector, says the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Caterpillar Expands Service Replacement Engine Program to Lower Repower Costs for Equipment Owners

Caterpillar is expanding its service replacement engine program for owners of equipment powered by Cat® engines, giving new alternatives to major engine overhaul.

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New Atomized Mist Cannon Manages Dust in Unfavorable Weather Conditions

Developed in response to the needs of customers in areas with variable winds, the DustBoss® DB-60 Surge® features water propelled at high velocity from a center nozzle, combined with the industry-proven fan and misting ring system.

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New Australian Leadership for Strata Worldwide

Strata Worldwide was pleased to welcome Tony Napier as president and managing director of its Australian operations in February of 2022.

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The Transition to Crisis

The grid reliability crisis continues to deepen and spread. Warnings about capacity shortfalls and blackouts are so frequent and ubiquitous they are as regular as a utility bill.

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ADK GreenTech Delivers Amazing Emission Reduction Results – Hope For American Coal Fired Power

We know that a cleaner combustion leads to reduced emissions. Sootaway Solid Fuel Combustion Catalyst utilizes more available oxygen in the boiler to enable a cleaner combustion.

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Plant Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Hitachi Compact Products

Demand for compact machinery continues an upward trajectory as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and the resultant recovery takes hold.

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Last Call to Register for the MCPA's Annual Conference, May 22-24

If you plan on joining the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association for our annual conference on May 22 - May 24, this is your last chance to register!

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China Imports Record Volume of Coking Coal From Russia in April

China’s imports of Russian metallurgical coal, a key feedstock for steelmaking, hit a record in April, shipping data shows, driven by steep discounts compared with other suppliers and increased availability of bank credit for Chinese buyers.

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Groups Says They'll Sue Justice Coal Company Over Cleanup Failures at Mines

Three environmental groups announced Tuesday that they plan to sue one of the coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice over its failure to clean up three mines in Wise County, Virginia.

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EIA: US Coal to Boost Production, Lose Generation in 2022

US coal production is projected to rise 3% in 2022 even as coal-fired generation decreases as domestic utilities seek to replenish depleted stockpiles, the US Energy Information Administration said May 10.

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EIA Expects Increased U.S. Crude Oil Production, With Continued High Petroleum Prices in 2022

EIA forecasts that U.S. crude oil production will average 11.9 million barrels per day this year and 12.8 million barrels per day in 2023, which would surpass the record average production of 12.3 million barrels per day set in 2019.

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Volvo Penta of the Americas Achieves National Certification as a Great Place to Work

Volvo Penta of the Americas has won recognition as a Great Place to Work by a national institute that promotes and measures workplace excellence.

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India Eases Green Rules for Coal Mines to Tackle Fuel Crisis

India has eased environment approvals for coal mine expansions to boost output amid fuel shortages that have triggered hours-long blackouts.

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Webinar: Safe and Efficient Conveyor Belt Monitoring Solutions for Bulk Material Handling

In this webinar SCHMERSAL and its system partner ROXON will talk about safe and efficient conveyor belt monitoring solutions.

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India Raises NTPC's Coal Import Target

India's federal power ministry has raised state-controlled utility NTPC's thermal coal import target by 25pc for the 2022-23 fiscal year that started on 1 April, as the country seeks to avert a power crisis with tighter domestic coal supplies.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts coal will provide 21% of total U.S. generation 2022 and 20% in 2023, compared with a share of 23% last year.

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GOP Look to Build on Supermajorities in WV Legislature

Republicans hold supermajorities in the West Virginia House of Delegates and the state Senate. Half of the 34-member Senate is up for election this year.

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India: NTPC Invites Bids to Import 4.53 MT of Coal

India power giant NTPC has invited bids to procure imported 4.53 million tonnes (MT) coal mainly for blending with the domestic dry fuel in thermal plants.

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Australian Mining Firm Stanmore to Use BMC to Boost Australian Coal Sales

Stanmore Coal expects to make up for lost coal production by exploiting synergies between its existing Queensland operations and those it acquired last week through BHP's 80pc stake in BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) coking and thermal coal joint venture.

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India: Can Imported Coal Save Us This Summer From Power Outages?

From talking of Atma Nirbhar Bharat and reducing dependence on imported coal, India has taken a steep U-turn and asked all imported coal-based power units to run at full capacity and is pushing states to import coal to increase blending to supplement dome

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Canada: Province Marks 30th Anniversary of Westray Mine Disaster

Three decades have passed since an explosion at a mine in Plymouth, Pictou County, killed 26 workers. Today, May 9, Nova Scotians will gather to mark the 30th anniversary of the Westray disaster.

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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Returns for 2022

The 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, scheduled for 14 – 16 September, is well under way with exhibitors representing 17 states and Canada signed up thus far.

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Desperate for Coal, India's Metal Makers Hunt for Fuel Overseas

A coal crisis in India has forced producers of sponge iron — a steelmaking feedstock — to scour the planet for supplies to keep their mills running, adding to inflationary pressures as they turn to pricier imports.

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More Moves Likely to Ensure Coal Supplies

China is expected to strengthen efforts to safeguard the balance between coal supply and demand amid its broader pursuit of further enhancing the energy supply and optimizing the energy mix, industry experts and analysts said.

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Mills Seeking PCI Alternatives Build Russian Stockpiles

Russian suppliers have continued to ship large amounts to European buyers on a term basis, after global sanctions against Russia, most importantly an EU ban on coal imports, lowered the value of Russian spot sales to other destinations.

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Cat® Electric Rope Shovel Lower Works Design Enhancements

Cat® 7495 and 7495 HF Electric Rope Shovel (ERS) models feature multiple design enhancements to the lower structures that increase machine reliability and significantly lower overall total cost of ownership.

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ABB Publishes ABB Review, Focused on Digital Solutions

ABB has released the 2/2022 edition of ABB Review, the company’s technical journal.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 9, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 6, 2022.

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Rail Service Meltdown Constraining US Coal Sector in Hot Market

U.S. coal miners, eager to sell into a reinvigorated market, are struggling to move their product as train lines tangle with a severe labor shortage.

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SME Webinar: Incorporating Games in Part 48 Training

The SME Webinar: Incorporating Games in Part 48 Training will be held May 10, 2022 at 10 am MT.

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Canada: Thirty Years After Westray Coal Mining Disaster, Nova Scotia Families Say Justice Still Rare in Worker Deaths

Family members who lost loved ones in the Westray coal mining disaster in Nova Scotia are marking the 30th anniversary Monday at a memorial park, while continuing their calls for more criminal prosecutions of workplace deaths.

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China April Coal Imports Soar, Driven by Panic Orders in Early March

China's coal imports surged 43% in April from March, driven by panic buying over concerns of supply disruptions stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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The Role of Low Emission Coal Technologies in a Net Zero Asian Future

There is a widely held assumption that there must be an end to the use of coal to achieve net zero emissions (NZE).

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WV Coal Production Increased Over the Last Week by Ten Percent

West Virginia coal production increased week over week by +10.1%. Production increased by +9.1% in the NAPP region of the state and +11.5% in the state’s CAPP region.

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China Vows Stronger Supervision to Stabilize Coal Prices

China’s state planner vowed to deploy stronger forces to stabilize coal prices and punish price gouging as new coal price caps come into effect.

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Rain Returns to Australia's NSW Coal Fields

Rain has returned to Australia's New South Wales (NSW) coal fields after a spell of drier weather that saw the vessel queue at Newcastle port ease to 20 from 46 in February, as the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) increased throughput in April.

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Asian Coal Buyers Unable to Find Payment Method for Discounted Russian Cargoes

Buyers across Asia were interested in purchasing discounted thermal coal from Russia, but a suitable payment mechanism continues to deter them from doing so, market sources said.

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Coal Shortage and Heatwave Spark India's Power Woes

For more than a month, Sandeep Mall's engineering goods factory next to the Indian capital, Delhi, has been facing crippling power cuts, sometimes up to 14 hours a day.

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China April Coal Imports Soar, Driven by Panic Orders in Early March

China's coal imports surged 43% in April from March, driven by panic buying over concerns of supply disruptions stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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West Virginia Governor Committed to Completing the Coalfields Expressway and King Coal Highway

WV Gov. Jim Justice said he is committed to doing all he can to see a process in place to complete the Coalfields Expressway and the King Coal Highway.

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Democrats Fear Manchin's Bipartisan Energy Push is a Stalling Tactic

Sen. Manchin's new focus on putting together an ambitious bipartisan energy and climate package is being met with strong skepticism from fellow Democrats who view it as a stalling tactic to avoid discussing President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

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Coronado Confirms Abandoned Talks With Arch

ASX-listed coal miner Coronado Global Resources on Friday confirmed merger talks with NYSE-listed Arch Resources.

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Bens Creek Distances Itself From Major Shareholder

Bens Creek Group PLC (AIM:BEN, OTC:BENCF) has started to distance itself from majority shareholder MBU Group Capital to give the US-focused metallurgical coal miner more independence.

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West Virginia Governor: Trump Made a Mistake Not Endorsing McKinley

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday that an ally — former President Donald Trump — “made a mistake” by not endorsing U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley for re-election this year.

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India Directs States to Expedite Coal Imports Amid No Respite From Power Crisis

Despite soaring summer demand and lack of optimum power supply, states including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand have not yet issued any tender or taken any significant actions for the import of coal.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview Week 18

Over the past week steam coal quotations on the European market strengthened above 335 USD/t, driven by shortage of imported material in the EU amid approaching embargo on Russian coal.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $2.3 Billion Investment to Cut U.S. Carbon Pollution

DOE has announced three efforts to advance diverse carbon management approaches that reduce CO2 pollution, address the impacts of climate change, and create good-paying jobs while prioritizing community engagement and environmental justice.

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Sunshine Mine Disaster: 50 Years Later

On Tuesday, May 2, 1972, at about 11:40 a.m., a fire broke out at the Sunshine Mine in Kellogg, Idaho.

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Save the Date! 2022 Friends of Coal Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Gillette, WY!

The 2022 Friends of Coal Golf Tournament will be held in Gillette, Wyoming on Friday, July 29th.

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World Coal Association Favors Just Energy Transition to Net Zero Future

The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net-zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday.

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2nd Annual Spring Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show Draws Near

Show includes operating and static displays of construction equipment, mining equipment, crawlers, trucks, models, history displays, and more.

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Solar's Big Chill Boosts Coal

The tension between reliance on Chinese imports and reducing domestic emissions just got thicker.

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Pocahontas Coal Fields and the First Mines in Mercer County, West Virginia

The first mine opened in the coalfields was at Pocahontas, Va, by the Southwest Virginia Improvement Company.

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EPA and Army Host Midwest-Focused Virtual Regional WOTUS Roundtable

The virtual roundtable hosted by the agencies was organized by the National Parks Conservation Association and is one of ten roundtables selected to highlight diverse perspectives and regional experience on WOTUS implementation.

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India: Power Shortage Forces Government to Look For Ways to Boost Domestic Coal Production

The mid-summer power shortage in the country has led to a re-think in the place of coal in India’s energy blueprint, with the government aiming to increase coal production.

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Anglo American Launches Much Anticipated Hydrogen-Powered Zero-Emission Haul Truck

Diversified miner Anglo American on May 6 launched a prototype of its first self-developed zero-emission hydrogen-powered mine haul truck, which was developed as part of its Future Smart Mining strategy.

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Technology Spend Needed to Ensure Western Mineral Supplies

The western mining industry has been slow to make technological improvement in mineral and metal processing, having relied too heavily on supplies of processed minerals from China over the past 20 years.

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US Thermal Coal Exports Hit One-Year High in March

Thermal coal exports rose to a one-year high of 3.4 million mt in March amid disrupted global trade flows after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, US Census Bureau data showed May 5.

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Warrior Met Coal Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has announced results for the first quarter of 2022. Warrior is the leading dedicated U.S. based producer and exporter of high quality metallurgical coal for the global steel industry.

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Keeping Coal Relevant: University of Wyoming Leads the Way

To say the coal industry faces challenges is an understatement. Coal-fired power plants are being retired around the globe as efforts to decarbonize the world’s power supply have intensified due to climate change concerns.

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Australia's Coronado, U.S.-Based Arch Resources End Merger Talks

Australian coal producer Coronado Global Resources Inc said on Friday it had been in confidential talks about a merger with U.S.-based peer Arch Resources Inc, but that the companies were no longer in discussions over a deal.

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Two New SME Committees are Approved by SME Board

When an SME member identifies a hot topic or a great need or even a gap in the industry that has significant support and interest from SME members; an ad hoc committee may be formed to address this topic.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: May 5, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending April 30, 2022.

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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show – A Show for Mining: Our Past, Present, Future - September 14, 15, 16, 2022

The 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, scheduled for September 14-16, is well under way with exhibitors representing 17 states and Canada signed up thus far.

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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Reports First Quarter 2022 Results and Increase in First Quarter 2022 Distribution from $0.45 to $0.75 per Unit

"Strong demand for metallurgical coal, thermal coal, and soda ash continues to drive robust financial performance in our business segments," stated Craig Nunez, NRP’s president and chief operating officer.

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DOE Announces Long-Term Buyback Plan Ensuring Continued Availability of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

DOE is initiating a long-term replenishment plan for America’s strategic petroleum reserve to ensure that the nation’s SPR will continue to deliver on its mission as an available resource to alleviate domestic and global crude oil supply disruptions.

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ACT NOW: MCPA Annual Conference Weeks Away, Room Availability Added

Conference registration has been filling up fast, but we've added MORE SPACE to make room for you. Room blocks have been added at 2 nearby hotels!

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Discover Efficient Conveyor Belt Monitoring Solutions for Safe Operation

Material spillage, belt-misalignment, or broken conveyor belts can cause injury to staff as well as costly downtime, damage to machinery, and loss of revenue.

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Alpha Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

"Our team has performed exceptionally well, beating last quarter's record performance and hitting a new milestone of over $500 million in Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter," said David Stetson, Alpha's chair and chief executive officer.

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Coal Investors Win Triple-Digit US Stock Gains

As many investors were turning away from coal, others saw an opportunity — and are now being rewarded.

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J.H. Fletcher Agrees to Acquire Canon Underground Mining Equipment Product Lines

J.H. Fletcher & Co has announced that an agreement in principle has been reached to acquire the Cannon Mining product lines from Lake Shore/Trident.

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Nacco Industries Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

NACCO Industries® has announced consolidated operating profit of $14.9 million and net income of $12.6 million, or $1.72 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022.

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Ohio: Century Mine To Close in June; More Than 100 Jobs To Be Lost

Belmont County Coal Resources Inc. — a subsidiary of American Consolidated Natural Resources, formed out of the bankruptcy of Murray Energy Corp. — filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services o

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Coal Production and Consumption See Rebound in 2021

In 2021, EU coal production and consumption saw an increase compared with 2020, experiencing a rebound following the low 2020 and 2019 values, which were partially caused by the measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BlackRock Calls for End to Strike at Warrior Met Coal

Commenting on votes by BlackRock Investment Management, the largest shareholder of Warrior Met Coal stock, at Warrior Met’s annual shareholder meeting, UM International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:

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The End of Flat Power Demand: Electrification, Big Data and Crypto

A new energy era is here. The shale gas glut and years of flat power demand have come to an abrupt end.

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Joy Compak Next Gen Hydraulic Control System Helps Improve Performance of High Production Longwall Systems

When mining in challenging, unpredictable conditions, operators need confidence in their longwall systems, and building that confidence starts with the hydraulic functions in powered roof supports (PRS).

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 7/21/2021

On July 21, 2021, a miner received fatal injuries while adding a boom extension to a crane. The miner was working under the boom to remove the boom pins when he was struck by the boom.

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Biden Administration Announces $3.16 Billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Boost Domestic Battery Manufacturing and Supply Chains

DOE today announced $3.1 billion in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to make more batteries and components in America, bolster domestic supply chains, create good-paying jobs, and help lower costs for families.

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Can One Technology Partner Connect All Parts Of Your Mine?

Already in a highly competitive landscape, mines face enormous challenges: volatile fuel and commodity prices; pressure to be safer and more sustainable; and greater scrutiny by authorities, shareholders and the public.

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Warrior to Invest $700 Million in New US Met Coal Mine

Warrior Met Coal on Tuesday announced that it was relaunching development of its Blue Creek reserves into a new longwall mine, located in Alabama near its existing mines.

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Warrior Met Coal Declares Special Cash Dividend

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) (“Warrior” or the “Company”) today announced that its board of directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.50 per share to be paid on May 20, 2022, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 13,

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WV Fossil Fuel Leaders Acknowledge Limits in State's Ability to Support Europe Through Energy Exports

During a joint state legislative committee meeting Tuesday, April 26, West Virginia fossil fuel industry leaders acknowledged limits in how much in-state coal and natural gas production can support Europe’s transition away from Russian energy.

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SME: Your Opinion is Requested - Young Members Research Survey

SME has partnered with Sarah Sladek, a leader in the Association Growth arena, to conduct a member research survey. Your input is critical to help shape the future of the mining and underground construction industries.

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Harrington Outlifts the Competition

Safety and reliability are key when you are investing in lifting technology and that’s why Carroll is proud to be a stocking supplier and repair center for the full range of Harrington products.

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India’s Energy Crisis Has Power Giant Rushing Back to Coal

India’s state-run electricity giant NTPC Ltd. plans to expand its coal-fired power fleet with a first new project in six years, a policy shift that reflects alarm over the nation’s worsening power crisis.

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Warrior Met Coal to Relaunch Development of World-Class Blue Creek Hard Coking Coal Project

Warrior Met Coal to Relaunch Development of World-Class Blue Creek Hard Coking Coal Project

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West Virginia Coal Mine Jobs In 2021 Were Fewest Since 1890

West Virginia mines produced about 90 million tons of coal in 2021, according to the Office of Miners Safety Health & Training.

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Coalfields Expressway: More Funding Now in Place

One of the unique aspects of the Coalfields Expressway project is that it meanders through two states connecting the coalfield counties of Southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia.

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DOE Announces $45 Million to Develop More Efficient Electric Vehicle Batteries

Through DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Department is launching the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program to develop more affordable, convenient, efficient and resilient batteries.

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Rich Nations Scramble to Seal Coal Transition Deals Before COP27

As they prepare for the next round of global climate talks in November, officials from rich countries are trying to pull together a series of multibillion-dollar packages to help poor countries phase out coal.

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NewsmaxTV to Air Climate Hustle 2

It is finally arriving. Grab the popcorn, gather your family. It will be a Mother's Day to climatologically remember!

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the First Quarter 2022

Today, CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) reported financial and operating results for the period ended March 31, 2022.

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Coal Giant, EV Fueler Ink Deal to Boost U.S. Charging Network

One of America’s largest coal mining companies has taken a fledgling electric-vehicle-charging company under its wing and will use its deep connections to open doors at the country’s electric utilities.

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World Coal Association Welcomes Gainwell

The World Coal Association has added its newest member, Indian mining supplier Gainwell Engineering.

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Poland's JSW Declares Force Majeure on Coking Coal

Polish mining company Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW) has declared force majeure on its supply contracts following accidents at its Pniowek and Zofiowka coking coal mines last month.

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PRB Coal Demand and Production Continues

The coal production from Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. through the first three months of 2022 aligned with the strong projections each company had for their Powder River Basin mines headed into the year, despite rail issues and other logist

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How Coal Shortage and Heatwave Have Led to Power Outage in India

India is reeling under immense heatwave and rise in temperatures as an unusually early and brutal summer season knocks at its doors.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: May 2, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 29, 2022.

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America Needs Us, says Joe Craft, Chairman, President and CEO, Alliance Resource Partners

“Don’t listen to the noise! America needs us! Our customers need us,” said Joseph W. Craft III, Chairman, President and CEO, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. in addressing the Keynote Session of COAL ProTec.

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Public Energy Authority Considers Value of Extending Life of Coal-Fired Plants and Creating New Life for Energy Storage

A West Virginia panel charged with helping determine the state’s energy future heard one presentation urging the state to hang onto staples of its energy past and another offering a new clean energy solution at its latest monthly meeting.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 1/11/2022

On January 11, 2022, a 32 year-old miner died while driving on a mine road when a tree fell from a highwall onto the cab of his pickup truck. Final report issued for fatality on 1/11/2022

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Metallurgical Coal Producers Association Conference - May 21-24, 2022

MCPA’s 42nd annual conference is fast approaching - May 21- 24, 2022, at the Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia!

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Suncoke Energy, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter 2022 Results

"Our Domestic Coke and Logistics segments had an excellent start to the year with the backdrop of strong commodity markets and rising demand for our products and services," said Mike Rippey, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunCoke Energy, Inc.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Reports Increased Financial and Operating Results; Raises Quarterly Cash Distribution 40% to $0.35 Per Unit; and Outlines Current Energy Transition Strategy

Compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2021, total revenues decreased by 2.7% primarily as a result of lower coal sales volumes due to previously reported coal shipment delays.

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PA Coal Industry, Unions File Lawsuit In Attempt To Block Final RGGI Regulation; Court Hearing May 2 On Republican Lawsuit

Owners of Pennsylvania coal-fired power plants, a coal industry trade group and labor unions that represent their workers filed a lawsuit April 25 to stop the DEP from enforcing new rules that will require fossil fuel power plants to pay to release carbon

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EIA: US Coal Production Dips 6% in Week

Weekly US coal production fell below 10 million st for the first time since Jan. 8 in the reporting week ending April 23, according to US Energy Administration data released April 28.

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Energy Companies Weigh In On Red-Hot WV Republican Primary

West Virginia’s primary on May 10 could indicate where the Republican Party will head economically and politically.

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High Wyoming Coal Prices Muted by Added Production Costs, Companies Report

This year started very differently for the two coal giants that own Wyoming’s biggest mines.

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India: Power Crisis in States May Worsen as Coal Shortage Hits Thermal Plants

Even before we reached peak summer, power cuts have started in many states. With power demand reaching 201 GW on April 26, we had a shortfall of 8.2 GW or 4 percent.

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Steel Production: Biden's Mandate Will Require More Coal

When it comes to political correctness, “coal” is a four-lettered word that has fallen out of favor in recent years.

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Power Plants Running Low on Coal Ahead of Summer Peak, Industry Tells Regulators

Representatives from the coal industry testified in Washington Wednesday about rail service issues that could put a strain on the nation’s power grid.

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Manchin Cuts Ad for West Virginia Republican Facing Trump-Endorsed Rival in Primary

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be taking sides in the bitter Republican primary in his home state of West Virginia that pits US Rep. David McKinley against Trump-backed Rep. Alex Mooney.

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Gainwell Engineering Partners With World Coal Association to Promote Sustainable Coal Mining India

Gainwell Engineering, the manufacturing venture of Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (formerly Tractors India Private Limited), has partnered with World Coal Association to promote sustainable coal mining in India.

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Steptoe & Johnson Announces Webinar Series on Navigating Labor Relations in 2022

Join our leading labor attorneys for an in-depth Summer webcast series on the NLRA and traditional labor law.

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Why India Is Facing Coal Shortage And How It Affects Power Supply?

India is undergoing a second major power crisis since October 2021.

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