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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Names Steven Schnitzer Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Names Steven Schnitzer Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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2024 Arbor Day Celebration Fast Approaching & MCPA Seeking Financial Support

MCPA is co-sponsoring the annual Arbor Day celebration with Virginia Department of Energy.

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Carbon Capture Reform Advances as Coal-Plant Owner Says Wyoming's Existing Mandate is Unaffordable

Wyoming electric power provider Black Hills Energy was supposed to file a “final plan” in March for how it will meet a state mandate to retrofit two coal-fired power plants to capture carbon dioxide by 2030.

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University of Illinois Researchers Developing Coal-Based Semiconductor

Most electronic devices like smartphones and laptops are built with semiconductors inside.

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State Coal Plants Meet A New EPA Standard, Except For One

EPA has proposed stricter standards on non-mercury metal pollution, and one West Virginia power plant may not meet the new requirements.

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Coal Fact for the Day: Highest Wages

West Virginia coal miners are the highest paid workers in the state.

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CONSOL Energy Showcased Massive New Campaign at the 2024 SME Annual Conference and Expo

CONSOL Energy announced its focus on the NotSoFast campaign at the 2024 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Annual Conference & Expo.

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EIA's Electric Power Monthly and Electricity Monthly Update—February 2024

EIA has released the February 2024 Electricity Monthly Update with data for December 2023.

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SME Presents Awards for Excellence and Extraordinary Achivements in the Mining and Minerals Industry

Each year, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) presents more than 70 awards throughout the week at the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo.

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2024 Posts/Mine Rescue Orgs./Updated Contest Schedule

2024 Posts, Mine Rescue Organizations and Updated Contest Schedule.

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USGS, Colorado School of Mines Establish Joint Industry Program to Explore Potential of Geologic Hydrogen

Colorado School of Mines and USGS have established a joint industry program supported by leading international companies in the energy industry to study the potential of a low-carbon alternative energy source: geologic hydrogen.

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AI to Help Determine Best Carbon Capture Material

US-based researchers are working on speeding up the process of identifying metal-organic framework materials (MOFs) that are suitable for carbon capture and storage.

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Warrior Met Coal's Ballooning Development Costs Prompt Analysts To Rethink Projections

RBC Capital analysts this week lowered their price target for Warrior Met Coal as costs balloon at the steelmaking coal company's Blue Creek mine project.

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EIA's Coal Markets Release - February 26, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending February 23, 2024.

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Department of Labor Completed Impact Inspections at 15 Mines With Histories of Repeated Health, Safety Violations in January 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 15 mines in 10 states in January 2024, issuing 188 violations.

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Why We Started the West Virginia Coal Show

Coal is still a vital part of the US economic landscape and West Virginia is an important leader for the industry.

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Fee Increases for CoalProTec/SME-CAS Conference

Just a reminder that the fee increases March 1 for the upcoming CoalProTec/SME-CAS scheduled for April 30-May 1 in Lexington, KY.

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Coal Company Ordered to Pay $9.1 Million in Overdue Fees for Renting the Grant Town Power Plant

The long running saga of a corporate landlord chasing its overdue tenant for rent money came to a conclusion Friday with a final order from West Virginia Business Court Judge Michael Lorenson.

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COALPac Event and Reception Thursday February 29

The fundraiser/mixer is intended to raise necessary funding for our Political Action Committee – “West Virginians For Coal” -- and for select candidates for key congressional and executive offices that have been endorsed by our Association.

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Alpha Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. (NYSE: AMR), a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2023.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 7 (Feb. 17)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 7 (Feb. 17) has been posted.

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Alpha Metallurgical Resources Investor Presentation - February 2024

Alpha Metallurgical Resources has added a new presentation to its website.

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Officials Examine the Presidential Impact on Coal in West Virginia

Former President Donald Trump won nearly 70% of the West Virginia vote during both of his election runs.

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Friendly Reminder: Annual Symposium Registration

Just a friendly reminder that this Friday, March 1st is the last day for Sponsorship Registration if you want to be in the WV Coal Show Directory.

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Video on the Manufacturing Process of Giant Trucks

A video on the manufacturing process of giant trucks.

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CONSOL Energy to Showcase Massive Campaign at the 2024 SME Annual Conference and Expo

CONSOL Energy announces its participation and focus on the massive NotSoFast campaign at the 2024 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Annual Conference & Expo.

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Appointment of CEO for Bens Creek Operations LLC

Bens Creek Group plc has announced that Chris Walker has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Bens Creek Operations LLC, a wholly owned operating subsidiary of the Group.

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Warrior Met Coal's Ballooning Development Costs Prompt Analysts To Rethink Projections

RBC Capital analysts this week lowered their price target for Warrior Met Coal as costs balloon at the steelmaking coal company's Blue Creek mine project.

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US Power Sector Awaits Guidance on Technology-Neutral Tax Credits

US clean power projects placed in service after 2024 could be eligible for new, technology-neutral tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act that could help deploy a wide range of carbon-free energy sources.

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Wyoming Senator Applauds Court Decision Reversing Coal Lease Ban

“Today’s court decision ending the Obama administration’s nationwide ban on coal leasing is good news for Wyoming and all Americans,” said WY Senator John Barrasso.

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2023 Marked Another All-Time High in Global Coal Production, Says EIA

2023 marked “another all-time high in global coal production”, totalling 8,741 million tons,” the International Energy Agency has said, citing growth in China, India and Indonesia ‘more than offsetting” declines in the US and the EU.

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WV: Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce to Honor Coal Ladies, Withers at Annual Gala

The Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce will honor the Friends of Coal Ladies’ Auxiliary with a leadership award and honor singer-songwriter Bill Withers at its 103rd Annual Dinner & Community Awards Gala.

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Federal Coal Leasing In Wyoming Expected To Draw Lukewarm Interest This Year

The moratorium on federal coal leasing in Wyoming's Powder River Basin has been lifted, but experts don't expect a bidding rush until after the Nov. 5 presidential election.

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Russia Defiant Two Years Into War Reshaping Global Energy

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and intensifying western sanctions against Moscow have fractured the world of energy.

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Martin Engineering Opens New Italian HQ Following Restructure

Martin Engineering has restructured its Italian business and relocated to a new purpose-built facility to boost customer service and accelerate growth.

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Colombia Proposes Bill to Ban New Coal Mining, Exploration

Colombia proposed a mining bill that will ban new exploration and production contracts for coal and allow the expropriation of mining assets in certain circumstances, Bloomberg News reported Feb. 19.

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60th Annual International Watch Fob Association Show & Sale April 26-27

The world's largest Watch Fob and Toy Show will be held on April 26 - 27, 2024.

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Hallador Energy Restructures Sunrise Coal Division, Significantly Reducing Operating Costs

Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) has announced a restructuring of the company’s Sunrise Coal Division designed to strengthen its financial and operational efficiency and create significant operational savings and higher margins.

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Coal’s Slowdown Is Slowing Down

The United States has been able to drive its greenhouse gas emissions to their lowest level since the early 1990s largely by reducing the amount of energy on the grid generated by coal to a vast extent.

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Congress Must Preserve Jobs, Reject Carbon Tax

West Virginia’s rich natural resources and robust oil and gas production long have been cornerstones of the nation’s energy sector and a significant contributor to our energy independence.

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Registration Now Open! RMMI & TMRA Texas Meeting

Please join us for a joint Texas regional meeting between Rocky Mountain Mining Institute and Texas Mining & Reclamation Association to be held in College Station, TX, April 30-May1, 2024.

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Coal Fact for the Day: How Much Energy is in There?

A typical loaded river tow has 15 coal barges. That’s about 27,000 tons of solid fuel.

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West Virginia Coal Plants Keeping Lights Burning in Ohio

Ohio-based FirstEnergy also comes in "first" to eliminate its short-term 2030 emissions reduction goal amid an ongoing bribery investigation related to Ohio House Bill 6.

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The Coal Leasing Moratorium is Lifted

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals put an end to the unlawful federal coal leasing moratorium, concluding a saga that stretches back to the Obama administration.

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CoalProTec 2024 Early Registration Rates Ending on February 29, 2024

The registration rates for the CoalProTec 2024 conference and exhibition April 29-May 1, 2024 will be increasing on March 1, 2024.

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Wyoming Gets a Big Win in Court for Coal

Wyoming’s coal industry’s earned a long-awaited legal win today, as three Ninth Circuit judges unanimously sided with Wyoming’s arguments in support of the continuation of the federal coal-leasing program.

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US Coal Miners Prioritize Metallurgical Coal Projects Amid High Demand and Favorable Prices

High-demand and good prices for metallurgical coal are making U.S. coal miners eager to expand. Metallurgical coal is key for making steel.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on September 12, 2023

On September 12, 2023, a haul truck operator died after his haul truck backed through the berm at a dump point and became submerged in a pond.

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Mining Feature: 2024 Spring Meeting of the Miner Health Partnership

The NIOSH Miner Health Partnership is holding its next meeting on March 26, 2024.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – February 22, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending February 17, 2024.

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Learn Why Coal is Here to Stay

A global transition to renewable forms of energy is well underway, but are we moving too fast to a future filled with unknown compromises?

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NMA Calls on IRS to Uphold Congressional Intent for Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit

NMA today testified at the Department of the Treasury among a diverse group of stakeholders calling for changes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) interpretation of the 45x Advanced Manufacturing Production Credit.

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MSHA Safety Alert - Operating Equipment Near Water

From 2010 through 2023, there were 19 drowning accidents.

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DOE Announces $2.7 Million to Provide Workforce Development Opportunities in Energy Communities with Expanded Eligibility

This announcement builds on the Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets initiative that was first launched in August 2023.

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Why We Started the West Virginia Coal Show

Coal is still a vital part of the US economic landscape and West Virginia is an important leader for the industry.

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Arch Resources Updates Executive Succession Plan

Arch Resources, Inc. has announced that – as part of its long-term succession process – Richard A. Navarre will become chair of Arch's board of directors at the conclusion of the company's annual stockholders' meeting on May 7, 2024

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Wyoming's Coal Carbon Capture Mandate Makes Legislative Advances

Proponents of SF 42 say a 2020 law must be updated — primarily to move a compliance deadline of 2030 back by several years to allow carbon capture technologies to advance and to garner more interest from private investors.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $46 Million from Investing in America Agenda to Address Legacy Pollution, Revitalize Coal Communities in Ohio

This announcement builds on the $46.4 million allocated to the state in fiscal year 2022.

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EIA: US Electric-Generating Capacity Retirements in 2024 to be Lowest in 16 Years

US electric-generating retirements are expected to drop 62% year on year in 2024, marking the lowest amount of capacity retirements in 16 years, the US Energy Information Administration said Feb. 20.

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50th Annual Mining Symposium Set for March 26-27th in Charleston, WV

Online registration is now open for the Association’s 50th Annual Mining Symposium scheduled for March 26-27th at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in Charleston WV.

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Coal Fact for the Day: How Much Energy is in There?

A coal barge holds 1,800 tons of coal.

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NMA Applauds End to Unlawful Coal Moratorium

NMA today applauded a ruling from the Ninth Circuit vacating a prior, unprecedented ruling from the district court, which manufactured a nationwide injunction against federal coal leasing.

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US Coal Miners Expand Production, Investment in Relatively New Met Coal Mines

Metallurgical coal miners are chasing favorable prices in a tight market and forging ahead with development and ramp-up plans for relatively new mining projects in the US.

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Reserve Your Exhibit Space at MCPA's 44th Annual Conference

The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association’s 44th annual conference is fast approaching. The conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2024, at the Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia.

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Retirements of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity to Slow 2024

Operators plan to retire 5.2 gigawatts (GW) of U.S. electric generating capacity in 2024, a 62% decrease from last year when 13.5 GW was retired and the least in any year since 2008.

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BMA's Australian Coal at Low End of Output Target

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance's (BMA) Australian coal production is trending towards the bottom half of its decade-low guidance for the 2023-24 fiscal year to 30 June, as heavy rainfall disrupts production.

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A Look at Projected U.S. Coal and Gas Plant Retirements

Plant retirements will slow in 2024 before increasing again the following year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Coal Fact for the Day: How Much Energy is in There?

A typical unit coal train is 100 cars long. That’s 11,000 tons of coal.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on June 22, 2023

On June 22, 2023, a contract bulldozer operator died when the bulldozer he was operating backed off the edge of a highwall.

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Eriez® Promotes John Klinge to Director-EMEA Operations & Strategy

Eric Nelson, Eriez® Vice President of Global Operations, announces the promotion of John Klinge to Director – EMEA Operations & Strategy, effective February 1, 2024.

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India Gets 40 Bids for Commercial Coal Mines

India has received a total of 40 bids for some of the 32 commercial coal mines that were made available for auctioning in December, the government said in a statement on Monday, adding the bids would be opened on Feb. 20.

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Australia's BHP Projects Modest Global Steel Demand in 2024 Amid High Interest Rates

Australian miner BHP expects modest demand for steel across developed countries, it said Feb. 20, citing a delayed impact of higher interest rates globally on household consumption over 2024, as well as demand for steelmaking iron ore and metallurgical co

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US Government Invests in Critical Mineral Production From Coal Resources

DOE has announced over US$17 million for three projects that will support the design and construction of facilities that produce rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials from coal-based resources.

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EIA's Coal Markets Release - February 20, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending February 16, 2024.

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Caterpillar Mining’s MINEXCHANGE 2024 Experience Emphasizes Customized Solutions For Miners

MINEXCHANGE sponsor, Caterpillar, will showcase to conference attendees how Caterpillar Mining evolves to meet the challenges faced by today’s mining companies.

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America’s Preeminent Mining Engineering Programs Influence the Future: Promote Sustainability and Innovation

Mining engineering has been a fundamental pillar in the industrial revolution of the United States, playing a crucial role in the country’s development and technological progress.

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Reserve Your Exhibit Space for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2024 this September in Las Vegas Today

Nowhere else in the world will you meet face-to-face with this many sales prospects who are serious about investing in new mining equipment and solutions.

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COALPac Event/Reception

The fundraiser/mixer is intended to raise necessary funding for the Political Action Committee – “West Virginians For Coal” -- and for select candidates for key congressional and executive offices that have been endorsed by our Association.

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Brookville Equipment Corporation Earns ISO Standard Compliance Certification

“While our quality standards have been and will continue to be world-class for our valued customers, we now have the certification to prove our commitment to quality for every market and industry we serve,” said Joel McNeil, Executive Vice President.

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Engineers Week: S&T Student Says Mining is Vital to Propel Society Forward

The key to advancing future technologies lies with one of the world’s oldest industries.

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Coronado Coal Profits Fall 80pc as Costs and Taxes Bite

Coronado Coal says higher costs, taxes and bad weather are squeezing its mining operations, pushing profits almost 80 percent lower over the last year.

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More Rainfall Cuts Coronado's Australian Coal Outlook

US-Australian coal producer Coronado Coal is factoring in new Australian wet weather patterns in its unambitious saleable coal guidance of 16.4mn-17.2mn t for 2024.

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Indonesian Thermal Coal Exports Scale New Highs in Early 2024

The world's top exporter of thermal coal is on track to smash last year's record sales after projected shipments for the first two months of 2024 jumped nearly 25% from the same period in 2023.

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Embedding ESG in Mining

The mining industry's consistent focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, once again a central theme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, heightened the complexity in evaluating both mineral assets and the companies themselves.

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South Africa: Coal Mine Closures Will Result in 2.5 Million Job Losses

Coal Mine closures will have a detrimental effect on mining communities and would lead to millions of job losses, as the country looks to make a new energy transition.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 6 (Feb. 10)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 6 (Feb. 10) has been posted.

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Advances Expansion With New Regional Headquarters

In a strategic move to bolster support for dealers and customers, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas announces the opening of a sustainable, state-of-the-art headquarters facility.

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DOE Grants $17 Million to Critical Minerals From Coal Plan

DOE has announced over $17 million for three projects that will support the design and construction of facilities that produce rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials from coal-based resources.

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WV Coal Show: Three Great Reasons to Pre-Register Now!

Time is running out on special rates for rooms at hotels near the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

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India: Government Says 40 Bids Received Via Offline Mode for Coal Mines Auction Under 9th Round

The coal ministry on Monday said it has received 40 bids through offline mode for the coal mines put for sale under the ninth round of commercial auction. The government had launched the ninth round of commercial mines auction in December last year.

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China and Southeast Asia to Continue to Drive Coal Demand

China and Southeast Asia, still rely on coal to meet a portion of their growing demand for electricity due to the affordability and reliability of coal supply.

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MSHA Wields POV Authority With Latest Screening

MSHA conducted two pattern of violations screenings in 2023, marking the first time in the agency’s history that more than one POV screening was conducted in a single calendar year.

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Report Says Black Lung Suffers Are Not Receiving Enough Compensation

A new report says that former coal miners suffering from black lung are not receiving enough benefits.

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Our New Radio Spot: Discover Why West Virginia is Now a Top Global Destination!

West Virginia shines brighter! Named a top global travel destination, our state boasts stunning landscapes, rich culture, and booming job opportunities in coal and oil mining.

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Indonesian February HBA Reference Prices Mixed Across Thermal Coal Grades

Indonesia saw mixed movement in its February thermal coal reference price, called Harga Batubara Acuan, across grades, according to an official document seen by S&P Global Commodity Insights Feb. 19 showed.

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Still Using Coal, But Greece Has Doubled Renewable Energy Capacity

Forced by the effect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to keep using coal in some plants to generate electricity, Greece nonetheless has doubled the installed capacity of renewable energy plants.

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Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting For Warrior Met Coal, Inc. After Its Yearly Results

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) shareholders are probably feeling a little disappointed, since its shares fell 2.4% to US$57.71 in the week after its latest full-year results.

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EPA Finalizes Rule on Particulate Matter Despite Industry Objections

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized a new rule to reduce the level of particulate matter (PM) by updating the national air-quality standards.

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POWERGEN International is Evolving With the Industry

POWERGEN International (PGI) has been a beacon of information for over 35 years. Coal was king for the first two-thirds of PGI’s history, and at one point a satellite conference, Coal-Gen, even emerged.

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PRB Coal Slips in 2023, Expected to Resume Long-Term Decline

Powder River Basin coal mines entered 2024 back on a downhill slope, as the long-term trajectory of Campbell County’s legacy industry resumed its decline following a two-year upswing in production.

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Wyoming Works to Clarify Laws Around Pumping Carbon Underground

Wyoming lawmakers are hoping to clarify permitting and rulemaking around an up and coming energy industry.

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Want To Add Grease Analysis To Your Condition Monitoring Program? Register Now For Our Upcoming Webinar!

The "Grease Condition Monitoring : A guide to adding grease analysis to your onsite lubricant condition monitoring program" presented by Lisa Williams & Daniel Walsh on February 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST and February 29, at 9:00 AM EST.

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As Production Slows, Arch Considers Sale of Wyoming Coal Mines

The potential sale of thermal coal assets by Arch Resources isn't the first time the St. Louis company has talked about getting rid of its thermal coal assets in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, which continue to struggle with production.

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CONSOL Shifts More Coal to Export Markets

CONSOL Energy sold 26 million tons in 2023 and reported $858 million related to operating activities. During Q4 2023, the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PAMC) produced 6.6 million tons and shipped 6.8 million tons.

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Coal Fact for the Day: How Much Energy is in There?

A single railroad car holds 110 tons of coal.

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White House Eyes Higher Costs for Coal Mining

The White House issued a study critical of the federal coal-leasing program Wednesday, which the industry blasted as more of the same from an administration bent on curtailing coal production by raising prices for consumers.

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Colorado Wraps Up Fight On Underground Coal Mine Fire

State workers have made an underground coal mine fire safer near Marshall and Cherryvale roads by doing mitigation work.

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One-Day Strike at Coal India and its Subsidiaries Evokes Mixed Response

The Trade Unions called for the strike to protest against the Central government’s policies which are “badly” affecting the coal industry.

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Indiana Bank Sues Justice-Owned Coal Company, Seeks $4.5 Million

An Indiana bank that’s a creditor of Bluestone Resources, a coal company owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice, has sued Bluestone in federal court for breach of contract.

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MCPA Announces 44th Annual Conference - May 18-21, 2024 - Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia

The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association’s (MCPA) 44th annual conference is scheduled May 18-21, 2024, at the Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia.

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Manchin Joins Colleagues to Urge Secretary Yellen to Follow the Law and Support Domestic Critical Mineral Extraction

This tax credit is meant to support the domestic extraction and production of critical minerals and materials, as well as the manufacturing of batteries and their components.

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Coal India to Open New Mines and Expand Existing Ones as Demand Soars

The announcement comes as India looks to boost coal-fired power capacity amid continued high demand.

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National Archives Showcases Historical Coal Mining Communities with New Photography Exhibit

Through photographs from a 1946 survey, the National Archives is highlighting the diverse lives of coal miners and their families in Power & Light: Russell Lee's Coal Survey, a new exhibit opening on March 16, 2024.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $75 Million to Revitalize Coal Communities, Create Good-Paying Jobs in Illinois

$75.8 million in fiscal year 2023 funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda will be used to address dangerous and polluting abandoned mine lands and catalyze economic opportunity in Illinois.

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Registration is Now Open - Get Your Spot Todayu

The world’s largest (and heaviest) mining event will bring over 10 million pounds of equipment, products and technology to Las Vegas, Sept. 24-26.

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MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® Expected to Draw 44,000

On September 24-26, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® will bring professionals, experts and decision makers together from the global mining industry to work on achieving greater safety and increased productivity in mining.

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United Coal Bolsters Mine Rescue Training at Virginia Tech

United Coal Company (UCC) has donated Biomarine mine rescue equipment to Virginia Tech’s Mine Engineering Department to help facilitate students’ development into proficient mining engineers.

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Maptek Introduces GeoSpatial Manager for Mining Workflow

At Geo Week 2024 in Denver, Maptek unveiled its latest innovation: Maptek GeoSpatial Manager.

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Chinese Coal Consumption - Over 4 Billion Tons in 2023

Chinese coal consumption reached over 4 billion tons in 2023. What else can we see from this summary charting the past 10 years of thermal coal usage in China?

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – February 15, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending February 10, 2024.

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Powered Haulage Accidents

Powered haulage accidents are among the most deadly to occur in mining operations and you should always stay alert when working around anything that moves.

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2024 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

The Illinois Mining Institute 2024 Scholarship Golf Outing will be held at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course, in Okawville, IL.

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $17 Million to Strengthen Nation’s Critical Minerals Supply Chain

DOE has announced over $17 million for three projects that will support the design and construction of facilities that produce rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials from coal-based resources.

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Senate Committee Moves Bill Forward to Keep IPP Coal Units Operating

Government overreach, pollution concerns, exorbitant modernization costs and the potential of billions of dollars in financial risk were all raised as reasons the state Senate should hit the brakes on SB161.

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House Passes Resolution to Protect Historic Structures in West Virginia, Among Other Historic Coal Communities Across State

A resolution passed in the House of Delegates Tuesday to preserve West Virginia’s historic buildings, coal camp buildings, and coal heritage sites in Thurmond, West Virginia, and across the state.

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Arch Resources Reports Fourth Quarter 2023 Results

Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) today reported net income of $114.9 million, or $6.07 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Action Alert HB 4722 and HB 5521

We need your support now more than ever to protect the backbone of West Virginia's economy: the coal industry.

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Registration Now Open! RMMI & TMRA Texas Meeting

Please join us for a joint Texas regional meeting between Rocky Mountain Mining Institute and Texas Mining & Reclamation Association to be held in College Station, TX, April 30-May1, 2024.

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Experience MINEXCHANGE 2024: Sneak Peek Inside!

See why MINEXCHANGE is your conference.

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Canada: Federal Court Allows Judicial Review of Rocky Mountain Coal Mine Denied by Panel

A Federal Court ruling Tuesday has thrown out a decision from federal Environmental Minister Steven Guilbeault denying a permit for an open-pit coal mine in the Alberta Rockies.

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Coal India to Add New Mines, Expand Existing Ones to Meet Higher Demand, Chairman Says

Coal India plans to start operations at five new mines and expand capacity of at least 16 existing ones to address growing demand for the fuel, its chairman told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Not So Fast, We Need Those Plants

Concern about its ability to keep the lights on has led FirstEnergy, one of the nation’s largest regulated utilities, to walk back the proposed closure of two of its coal power plants.

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WVCA More Action Needed for HB 4722 and HB 5522

HB 5522 has been passed out of the House Energy and Manufacturing Committee and referred to House Finance with a recommendation that it be passed.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on August 18, 2023

On August 18, 2023, a section foreman was installing hose for a dewatering pump. He was found unresponsive lying in approximately eight inches of water and mud.

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Warrior Met Coal Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has announced results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2023. Warrior is the leading dedicated U.S.-based producer and exporter of high-quality steelmaking coal for the global steel industry.

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Illinois Mining Institute Golf Outing - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE!!!! The IMI annual Scholarship golf outing will be held on May 17, 2024. Registration will open soon!!!

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Must Watch Video: Safety is Personal to UWUA President James Slevin

“Maybe my voice was louder because it was impacted harder, but everybody could be impacted like me.”

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Coal Fact for the Day: Making Reliable, Inexpensive Megawatts in West Virginia

The 1,300 MW Pleasants Power Station in Pleasants County, WV generates about 5 million megawatt hours of reliable and inexpensive electricity from 3 million tons of West Virginia coal per year.

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The Recent Rally in Oil Prices Could Lift the Coal Sector

Coal prices have been trending lower since September 2022, but the recent rally in crude oil prices could provide a boost to the coal sector.

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FACT SHEET: Lowering Home Energy Costs Through President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

A majority of Americans support programs to lower energy bills and expand clean energy into homes.

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New Indonesia Work Plan Process Delays Mining Approvals

The Indonesian energy ministry's (ESDM) recent changes to the approval process for mining companies' work plan (RKAB) could hamper operations for some firms this year.

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Thermal Coal Series: JKT Coal Reliance Faces Threat From Renewables, Nuclear Power

The JKT region's coal imports rose 3.1% on the year to 279 million mt in 2022, fueled by the postpandemic energy crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war, although imports fell 13% on the year to 243.4 million mt in 2023.

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Australian Coal Plant Blast Cause Complex

An explosion at the 1,586MW Callide coal-fired power plant in May 2021 was the result of the simultaneous failure of key electrical equipment and system back-ups in a "complex series of events that could not have been anticipated.

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MSHA Rotating Conveyor Rollers - Safety Alert

Serious and fatal injuries occur when miners clean or adjust conveyor rollers, pulleys and idlers while the belt is in motion.

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Legislative Reception and PAC Event February 29

The fundraiser/mixer is intended to raise necessary funding for our Political Action Committee – “West Virginians For Coal” -- and for select candidates for key congressional and executive offices that have been endorsed by our Association.

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Superior Industries Unveils Enhanced Conveyor Idler For Extra Longevity

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has announced what it says is the most significant redesign to conveyor idlers in decades.

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WVCA Strategy for HB 4722 & HB 5522

Over the weekend, the West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) embarked upon a strategy to enhance the chances of passing its core legislative priorities -- HB 4722 & HB 5522.

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Thermal Coal Series: An Unstoppable China, With Curious Trade Pattern to Keep Prices Lower

A record-high thermal coal imports by China in 2023 did not quite stir the markets since it was largely expected that an economy of such scale and population would not stop any time soon as far as energy needs are concerned.

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Indonesia's UNTR Raises 2024 Coal Targets

Indonesian coal producer and mining services provider United Tractors (UNTR) is aiming to raise output at its own mine, as well as production under its mining services contracts, with the increase aided by higher production targets by its clients.

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Ramaco Ups 2024 Guidance

Ramaco Resources has raised its 2024 sales and production guidance, which it says reflects the strong market acceptance of the company's coal.

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FirstEnergy Corp. has abandoned a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, utility executives announced on a call with shareholders last week.

FirstEnergy Corp. has abandoned a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, utility executives announced on a call with shareholders last week.

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DOE Announces Up to $100 Million for Pilot-Scale Testing of Advanced Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management has announced up to $100 million to help develop a commercially viable carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States.

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West Virginia's Folklife Center to Host Screening of Sundance Film Festival Entry King Coal

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a screening of the film "King Coal" at Fairmont State University’s Ruth Ann Musick Library on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Cryptocurrency Mining Facilities Survey

EIA is proposing a data collection using Form EIA-862, Cryptocurrency Mining Facilities Survey, to quantify key metrics of cryptocurrency mining energy consumption in the United States.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Gas quotes at the TTF hub fell to 314 USD/1,000 m3 (-24 USD/1,000 m3 w-o-w) on the back of warmer temperatures and initiatives to de-escalate the situation in the Middle East.

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U.S. Energy Information Administration – Coal Markets Release - February 12, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending February 9, 2024.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week (Feb. 3)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week (Feb. 3) has been posted.

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50th West Virginia Coal Association Annual Symposium Cut-Off Info

Just a friendly reminder to register for this year’s 50th West Virginia Coal Association Annual Symposium. Below you will find the Registration link.

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West Virginia Counties Projects Recommended for Abandoned Mine Land Grants

Projects in McDowell County and Mercer County were among the recommendations Thursday for millions of dollars in abandoned mine land revitalization grants, West Virginia’s governor said.

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Our New Radio Spot: Discover Why West Virginia is Now a Top Global Destination!

West Virginia shines brighter! Named a top global travel destination, our state boasts stunning landscapes, rich culture, and booming job opportunities in coal and oil mining.

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Across China: Modern Miners Pave Way for Smart Transformation in China's Coal Hub

When people think of mining, they might picture a tough, dirty and risky job. But for Du Huailong, who holds a master's degree in mining, his 11-year career as a coal miner is breaking conventional stereotypes.

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Warrior Met Coal Has Announced 14% Increase in Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend by 14%.

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2024 West Virginia Coal Show Registration Now Open

Don’t miss out on this first-ever show in the heart of Appalachian coal country.

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U.S. Thermal Coal Exports Hit Five-Year Highs and Top $5 Billion in 2023

US thermal coal exports hit 5-year highs and top $5 bln in 2023

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Warrior Met Coal Hosting Job Fair February 22

Warrior Met Coal is teaming up with the Jasper Career Center in Alabama to offer a job fair Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Train Derails in Northern California Canyon, Spilling Coal Into River

The California Office of Emergency Services reported that 14 railcars were carrying coal and detailed, the Office of Spill Prevention and Response said.

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Aurizon Cuts Australian Coal Haulage Guidance

Australian rail firm Aurizon has cut its coal volume guidance for the 2023-24 fiscal year to 30 June, as the end of mining at Wilkie Creek and wider coal mine production problems offset output increases at Olive Downs and New Acland.

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Wyoming Legislators Respond to Rising Electric Rates With Several Draft Bills

State lawmakers are proposing several bills for the upcoming budget session. They aim to keep rates affordable and electricity reliable.

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FirstEnergy Scraps 2030 Climate Goal in Rare Embrace of Coal

FirstEnergy Corp. abandoned its 2030 target for slashing greenhouse-gas emissions because coal plants can’t be replaced in time, marking a major about-face in the movement to protect the climate.

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BNSF Coal Train Derails in Nebraska

Three locomotives and 57 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed early this morning (Friday, Feb. 9) near Cairo, News Channel Nebraska reports.

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WV Governor Announces $30 Million in AML Grand Recommendations

WV Gov. Jim Justice has announced the recommendation of 10 Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program projects that will utilize nearly $30 million in federal grant funding.

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Ben Creek Inks New Working Capital Facility After Tough Start to 2024

Bens Creek Group PLC said that operational challenges over the recent period had impacted the company's cash flow, forcing it to update funding arrangements with its largest shareholder.

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Coal Fact for the Day: Manufacturing Megawatts in Mason County, WV

Since 1980, the 1,300 MW Mountaineer Power Plant in Mason County, West Virginia, has been supplying cheap and dependable electric power to the Mountain State.

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The Rise and Decline of Coal Mining Jobs, 1970-2022

Coal production and mining jobs over the past half-century have been influenced by several factors, principally demand from the utility sector, technological breakthroughs in natural gas production, railroad deregulation, and environmental regulation.

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Peabody Energy: PRB Coal Shipments Top 23M in 4Q2023, Highest Quarterly Volume in Years

Peabody Energy’s quarterly coal shipments from the Powder River Basin at the end of 2023 were the highest they’ve been since 2019, with the coal giant reporting year-end revenues of over $4.9 billion from all segments.

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Coal Fact for the Day: Why Coal?

West Virginia coal is the most versatile fuel in the world.

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From Coal to Clean: The Economic Challenge of Shifting Energy Paradigms

A total switch to renewable energy is going to wreak havoc on job markets in the United States.

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Thermal Coal Series: South Africa's Logistics Hurdles Turn Boon for Growing Indian Appetite

South Africa's logistical and operational challenges have failed to disrupt coal supplies to India with independent power plants and sponge-iron buyers reaping the benefits of competitive pricing.

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MINEX Kazakhstan: Register Before 15 February to Save!

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you for the 14th MINEX Kazakhstan Mining and Exploration Forum.

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W.Va. Receives $30 Million To Revitalize Coal Communities

In an effort to repurpose abandoned mine lands, state officials have granted millions of dollars in federal funding to community development projects on former West Virginia coalfields.

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Hitachi Unveils All-Electric Mining Truck

Works with ABB to develop prototype that seldom needs a recharge due to innovative trolly assist and regenerative braking system.

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Warrior Met Coal Announces 14% Increase in Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) today announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend by 14%.

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Baltimore's Thermal Coal Exports Surge by 26.4% in 2023, Shifting US Port Dynamics

Throughout the year 2023, the United States experienced a significant and noteworthy surge in the exportation of thermal coal, registering a remarkable increase of 26.4%.

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Thermal Coal Series: Indonesia Unlikely to Relinquish Top Exporter Position in Foreseeable Future

Indonesia's continued domination as the top exporter; how South Africa's transportation issues are unlikely to hurt supply to India; the effect of renewables on the JKT market; and China's buying pattern and its impact on future prices.

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New Museum to Celebrate Scottish Mining Landscapes

The significance of coal in shaping Scotland’s past, present and future is to take centre stage of a new online museum.

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EIA: US Coal Production Rises to Six-Week High at 10.7 Million st

Weekly US coal production climbed to a six-week high of 10.7 million st in the week ended Feb. 3, according to US Energy Information Administration data released Feb. 8.

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The Crazy Things Biden's Anti-Coal Crusade Will Do To Ordinary Americans

The Biden administration’s approach to energy policy ignores the importance of coal and baseload electricity demands.

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U.S. Carbon Capture Bill Fails In First Committee Voting

U.S. legislation targeting carbon capture, specifically focused on geological sequestration, faced a significant setback as a proposed Senate bill failed to advance past the initial committee, New Mexico Political Report reported Wednesday.

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Safety Was Key In and Out of Coal Mines

During the 1930s and 1940s the Rockhill Iron & Coal Co. miners at Robertsdale and Wood took part in numerous mine safety and first aid competitions throughout Pennsylvania.

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Coal Fact for the Day: Manufacturing Megawatts in Harrison County, WV

With a 2,000 MW generating capacity, the three units at the Harrison Power Station in Harrison County, WV consume more West Virginia coal (6.5 million tons annually) than any other power plant in the state.

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Thermal Coal Series: Indonesia Unlikely to Relinquish Top Exporter Position in Foreseeable Future

Indonesia has set a coal production target of 710 million mt for 2024, according to industry sources.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – February 8, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending February 3, 2024.

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Legislative Update: HB 5522 B&O Tax Credit For Coal Plant Improvements Introduced

Another major piece of legislation was introduced today in the WV House of Delegates creating a program by which state utilities can apply for a maximum 50% credit against B&O taxes for environmental compliance and plant upgrades.

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Three Great Reasons to Pre-Register Now for the WV Coal Show!

The show will be held Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 in Charleston, WV.

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2024 Mine Rescue Rules Meeting, February 13-15, MSHA Academy

The 2024 National Coal & MNM Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench, Tech Team, and Preshift Rules Training will be held on February 13 - 15, 2024 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Beaver, West Virginia.

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Pennsylvania: Grove City Historical Society Seeks Coal Mining Items

In an expansion of its coal mining exhibit, the Grove City Area Historical Society and Museum is collecting mining artifacts, photos, and stories about families involved in the coal mining industry in the Grove City area.

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China Boosts Quota for First Batch of Rare Earth Production in 2024

China has set quotas for the first batch of rare earth mining and smelting in 2024 at 135,000 mt and 127,000 mt, respectively, raising the quota volume for both the operations from the last year's first-batch quotas.

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Peabody Reports Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2023

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) today reported fourth quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $192.0 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, compared to $632.0 million, or $3.92 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

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US Thermal Coal Exports Jump 26.4% on Year to 44 Million Mt in 2023

The US exported 44 million mt of thermal coal in 2023, up 26.4% from 2022, according to US Census Bureau data released Feb. 7.

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EPA Soot Rule Puts New Pressure on Fossil Fuels

In a historic about-face, EPA has toughened one of its most far-reaching air pollution standards in a move expected to save thousands of lives and add to the long-term pressure for a shift away from fossil fuels.

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Warrior Met Coal (HCC) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

Warrior Met Coal is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 14th.

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US Coal Leasing Moratorium Reaches the Ninth Circuit

An ongoing moratorium prevents new coal leasing on U.S. public lands. Challengers argue that the Obama-era order never truly prevented coal leases and, in fact, allowed more.

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Peabody Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.075 per share, payable on March 13, 2024 to stockholders of record on February 22, 2024.

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Recognizing the Full Breadth of the Variability Challenge

As the world begins to use more and more variable renewable energy, we’re learning in real-time just how much more complex and challenging navigating the energy transition will be.

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WVCA Coal Legislative Reception/PAC Event February 29

This is a reminder of the West Virgina Coal Association (WVCA) Legislative Reception and PAC event on Thursday, February 29th at the Beni Kedum Shriners Temple in Charleston. Please plan to attend.

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Coal Fact for the Day: Manufacturing Megawatts in Harrison County, WV

With a 2,000 MW generating capacity, the three units at the Harrison Power Station in Harrison County, WV consume more West Virginia coal (6.5 million tons annually) than any other power plant in the state.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Experts Search Abandoned Coal Mines for Rare Earth Elements Used in Green Energy

Rare earth elements are key to the energy sources that power many modern technologies, and a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher is trying to find ways to glean them from the remnants of yesteryear’s energy source.

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Pennsylvania Gets $101 Million to Clean Up Old Mines

More than $101 million is going to help reclaim mine land and improve water quality in the state.

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China Accounts for Nearly All New Coal-Fired Power Plant Construction

Data shows that China was responsible for construction of 96% of all new coal-fired facilities globally last year, and for almost 70% of all new coal-fueled power plants that came online.

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US Coal Ship Departures Rise 52% on Week to 38 Ships

Weekly US coal ship departures increased 52% from the previous week to 38 coal ships in the week ended Feb. 4.

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Warrior Met Coal Publishes 2023 Sustainability Report

Warrior maintained a total incidence rate 52% lower than the national average for underground coal mines (as of September 30, 2023).

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There's Still Time to Register for MINEXCHANGE 2024

Immerse yourself in the heart of the mineral industry's most exciting conference. Discover the insights, innovations, and connections essential for excelling in mining.

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Maintaining a Stable Electricity Grid in the Energy Transition (ICSC-CIAB)

Economies depend on reliable, stable, cost-effective electricity grids and associated systems. Interruptions to supply have a direct impact on business, society and economies.

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Aurion: Pioneering Clean-Tech Machining With Ionized Air Technology

The core of the Aurion technology is in the ionized air which generates an electrochemical process resulting in electron loss and atomic level transformation of Aurion gas medium at the cutting surface.

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Komatsu and Williams Racing Reignite Historic Partnership

Heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a multi-year deal with Williams Racing to become the Principal Partner of the British team from the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) season.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Generation from renewable sources will likely grow in every region of the United States in 2024, driven by our forecast of a 36-gigawatt increase in solar generating capacity.

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Mine Rescue Contests 2024

The Mine Rescue Schedule for 2024. All but a few of the contests have specified dates.

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EIA Increased its U.S. Natural Gas Consumption Forecast for the First Quarter of 2024

EIA estimates that U.S. natural gas consumption reached a record high in January at 118 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). A burst of cold weather increased demand for heating and reduced natural gas production, which led to high inventory withdrawals.

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Three Great Reasons to Pre-Register

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Australia's December Coking Coal Exports at Six-Month High

Australia's metallurgical coking coal exports in December continued to recover from October and November to a six-month high, because of firm demand and higher shipping throughput.

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India's Nayara Raises Petcoke Prices, RIL Retains Rates

Reliance Industries (RIL) kept its February petroleum coke prices unchanged from January, while fellow refiner Nayara Energy raised prices by 1.5pc on the month even as the seaborne market softened through January.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023

Today, CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) reported financial and operating results for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2023.

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Caterpillar's Shares Hit Record High on Profit Beat, Robust Demand

Caterpillar estimates with a double-digit jump in operating profit on Monday to send its shares to a record high buoyed by mining equipment sales and higher prices across its machinery divisions.

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Xylem Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Results

Fourth-quarter earnings exceeded Xylem’s previous guidance.

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Hexagon Partners With AI Specialists to Help Mines Transform Measurement of Blast Movement

Hexagon is partnering with Western Australia’s Augment Technologies to help mines maximize ore yield and optimize operational efficiencies by accurately accounting for blast movement.

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Growth in Australian Open-Cut Coal Mining Raises Urgency of Methane Abatement

Methane (CH4) is best known as a fuel – as natural gas or ‘fossil gas’ – but when it leaks into the atmosphere it is a potent greenhouse gas, with a higher warming effect than carbon dioxide (CO2).

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U.S. Energy Information Administration – Coal Markets Release - February 5, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending February 2, 2024.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 4 (Jan 27)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 4 (Jan 27) has been posted.

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MSHA Truck Dumping - Safety Alert

On January 2, 2024, the driver of an over the road tractor-trailer haul truck died when the trailer tipped over onto the cab of the tractor. The driver was dumping part of the load of gravel from the trailer.

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Join a Virtual Briefing About Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Projects - Tuesday, February 6 at 2 p.m. ET

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) announced the selection of four carbon capture large-scale pilot projects across the country for award negotiations.

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WV Legislative Update: Day 27

The West Virginia Legislature will hit the mid-way point of the 2024 Regular Legislative Session this week with myriad coal and energy issues advancing through the committee process in both Houses.

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China: Campaign to Prevent Coal Mine Accidents

China is launching a campaign targeting production safety accidents in coal mines following a newly enacted administrative regulation focused on the problem.

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Trade Review: Asia Met Coal Could See Supply Crunch in Q1, Reselling Interest to Cap Price Rise

TRADE REVIEW: Asia met coal could see supply crunch in Q1, reselling interest to cap price rise

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CoalProTec2024

The Coal Preparation Society of America is bringing back the Coal Processing Technology Conference and Exhibition to the Central Bank Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Alpha to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results on February 26

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, plans to announce its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results before the market opens on Monday, February 26, 2024.

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West Virginia Coal Association Annual Symposium Registration Reminder

Just a friendly reminder to register for this year’s 50th West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) Annual Symposium.

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Hitachi CM Starting Operation of Remote Support Centre for Mining Truck AHS

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd says it is starting full-scale operation of a remote monitoring support system operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year called the Technological Centre of Excellence (TCoE).

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Canada: New Coal Mine Proposed for BC Rockies

A mining company wants to open a new coal mine in B.C.’s Rocky Mountains to extract, process and export coal in high demand by Asian steelmakers.

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Bank of America Appears to Renege on Pledge to Not Finance New Coal Projects

Although Bank of America pledged in 2021 to no longer finance any new coal mines and plants, or Arctic oil drilling, such projects will now face "enhanced due diligence" from the company.

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Coal Plants Staying Online Because AI Needs So Much Power

The booming AI industry is putting a massive strain on the US's aging electricity grid as energy companies struggle to power the massive data centers that the technology requires.

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Bank Of America Walks Back Much-Touted Pledge To Not Finance Coal, Arctic Drilling

Bank of America appears to be backtracking on its late 2021 pledge to cease financing new coal and Arctic initiatives, based on company documents.

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U.S. Mining Fatalities 2010-2023

The National Mining Association (NMA) has made available U.S. mining fatalities for 2010-2023 including coal and metal non-metal mining.

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American Steel Buyers Hail Nippon Deal That Scares Washington

Steel traders, automotive customers and even United States Steel Corp. workers are hailing the iconic American company’s decision to sell to a Japanese rival.

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Environmental Groups Wants EPA to Block State Permit for Western Colorado Coal Mine

Two conservation groups have formally petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to intervene in state air-quality regulators’ decision to issue an operating permit to Colorado’s largest remaining coal mine.

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US Coal Train Loadings Rise 20.2% on Week to 65 Trains/Day

Weekly US coal train loadings increased 20.2% on the week to an average of 65 trains/day in the week ended Jan. 26, Surface Transportation Board data showed Feb. 2.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Ramaco Resources, Inc. announced on January 30, 2024, the Board appointed Evan H. Jenkins as the Company's General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Jenkins first day with the Company will be February 12, 2024 (the Start Date).

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July 2023 Warrior Met Coal Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action that claims negligent cybersecurity directly resulted in a July 2023 data breach.

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Disused Coal Mines in England to be Mapped for Clean Energy Potential

Almost a quarter of the region's homes now sit above inactive, flooded coal mines that could be used to heat residences.

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Longtime Coal Industry Ally Says It's Time to Repeal HB 6

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says it’s time to repeal HB 6, the law that Randazzo helped write and which subsidizes two coal-fired power plants.

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Factbox: China's Property Downturn Stokes Fears About Commodities Demand in 2024

China Evergrande Group accounts for a significant portion of China's consumption of steel, aluminum, gasoil, copper, bitumen and some petrochemical products.

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Senate Energy Committee Approves Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Bill

The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday approved a carbon dioxide sequestration bill needed to pave the way for the state hydrogen hub and other carbon capture projects.

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Coal Fact for the Day: BTUs to Bucks($)

Last week, West Virginia miners extracted, processed, and loaded 700,000 tons of the world’s best metallurgical coal to be used for iron, steel, and metal production around the country and throughout the world.

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Lawmakers Advance a Bill to Revitalize West Virginia's Southern Coalfields. Again.

A committee of lawmakers pushed forward a measure that would create a program to revitalize West Virginia’s coalfields communities through economic development efforts.

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How Will U.S. Elections Influence Global Energy Markets?

Trump's presidency could amplify support for fossil fuels and strain clean energy initiatives.

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Society of Mining Professors Honors Juan Jose Monsalve Valencia with the Michael Karmis SOMP PhD Fellowship Award

The Society of Mining Professors has awarded Juan Jose Monsalve Valencia, a PhD student in Virginia Tech’s mining and minerals engineering department, with the 2021 Michael Karmis SOMP PhD Fellowship Award.

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Alabama Port's Economic Impact Swells to $98.3 Billion With More Growth Likely From Expansion Projects

The Port of Mobile had an economic impact of $98.3 billion in 2022 as the Alabama Port Authority is overseeing more than $1 billion in expansion projects and physically expanding its reach inland with new developments planned in Montgomery.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – February 1, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 27, 2024.

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Department of Labor Conducted Second Pattern of Violations Screening to Protect Miners in 2023; Identifies Chronic Violator

MSHA has released the results of its second 2023 pattern of violations screening to identify chronic violators and mine operators demonstrating a disregard for the health and safety of miners.

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Hydrogen Production Project Moves Forward at Wyoming Coal Plant

Wyoming officials will help fund a hydrogen generation project that will have coal as its energy source, using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) along with a chemical looping technology.

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ARC Seeks Applicants for Economic Diversification Projects in Region’s Coal-Impacted Communities

ARC's POWER Initiative creates new opportunities in communities affected by the downturn of the coal industry.

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Power Industry At An Inflection Point Regarding EPA Rules

Speakers at POWERGEN International emphasized uncertainty last week as they discussed regulatory rules and proposals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aimed at the power industry.

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Liberty Coal Agrees to Optimum Forfeiture Deal

Liberty Coal has agreed a forfeiture settlement over Optimum coal mine whereby it will pay R462mn ($24.7mn) – or 44pc of the mine's current value of R1.05bn - to South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

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Coal Still Accounted for Nearly 60% of China's Electricity Supply in 2023

Coal still accounted for nearly 60% of China's electricity supply in 2023, indicating that record-high solar and wind capacity growths were yet to lead to a ramp up in power production.

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CORESafety TV (February 2024)

Welcome to the February 2024 edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association.

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50th Annual Mining Symposium Set For March 26-27 Online Registration Open

Online registration is now open for the West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) 50th Annual Mining Symposium scheduled for March 26-27th at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in Charleston WV.

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United Coal Company Donates Equipment to Virginia Tech

United Coal Company recently donated Biomarine Mine Rescue Equipment to the Virginia Tech Mine Engineering Department.

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Coal Fact for the Day: No Substitution for Fuel

In early 2023, electric grid operator PJM published a report quantifying the ability of different generation sources to provide the electricity needed in its 13-state operating footprint.

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Update on Grassroots/Friends of Coal Campaign

Since October, we’ve added 12,785 new FoC supporters and 14,000 signatures to the petition urging Bloomberg to stop his war on coal.

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Come Join Us At the 2024 West Virginia Coal Show!

We are down to our last handful of available booth spaces at the convention center.

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US Thermal Coal Exports Hit Five-Year Highs and Top $5 Billion in 2023

United States exporters of thermal coal earned more than $5 billion in 2023 as they shipped out more than 32.5 million metric tons of the high-polluting power fuel, data from ship-tracking firm Kpler shows.

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Ohio Department of Development Announces Availability of Nearly $12 Million in Grants to Drive Coal Innovation

Nearly $12 million in grant funding will be dedicated to advancing innovation in coal technologies, fostering economic growth, job creation and environmental sustainability across the state.

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Arch Resources to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results on February 15

Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) will discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results in an investor conference call on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

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OP ED: The Future of Coal is Changing

The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA) is a non-profit organization made up of metallurgical coal producers and those who support our producing members’ operations.

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Justice for the Workers at Warrior Met Coal

We have already been proven right and Warrior Met has been proven wrong.

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Hotel Rooms for the 2024 West Virginia Coal Show

If you haven’t registered, click through now and join what is expected to be a fantastic turnout. Join us and get pre-registered right now at www.wvcoalshow.com/registration.

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