Email not displaying correctly? | View it in your browser

Coal Forum Headlines

It is our intent to keep you and your colleagues abreast of pertinent developments within the coal industry on a frequent basis. 

Accordingly, Coal Forum Headlines is a compilation of daily articles and stories about coal from around the region and the world. Upon reviewing this news stream, if you have suggestions to improve it or make it more useful please let us know.  And lastly, please share this with your colleagues and if they have an interest simply have them visit here to receive future editions directly.

Some thoughts on the coal economy
Muncie Star Press

We have about 44,200 coal miners in the United States. Indiana had 2,931 in 2019, a thousand fewer than in 2012. These jobs are not returning.

Global Anthracite Coal Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Business Opportunities, Trends ...

The eminent Anthracite Coal industry players, their market strategies, product portfolio and company profiles are presented. The market driver, ...

Coal India set to diversify into non-coal mining areas in 2021

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA : State-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) is set to diversify into non-coal mining areas as well as make major investments in clean ...

When China battles the world's biggest coal exporter, coal loses

Glencore, one of the largest coal mining companies in Australia, temporarily closed several of its mines in September and October. In Mackay, where ...

Lawsuit over coal ash cleanup comes to an end
Mooresville Tribune

A year-long class-action lawsuit over Duke Energy's disposal of coal ash in and around the Mooresville area was settled in February with the largest ...

Marion Co., West Virginia, Commission deals with coal severance shortfall, COVID-19 pandemic
WV News

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — After a challenging 2020, including seeing a huge decrease in coal severance tax revenue and dealings with the ...

Thermal coal imports at major ports dip 17% to 48 MT in Apr-Nov: IPA

Coal volumes at the 12 major ports declined for the eighth straight month in November 2020, according to the Indian Ports Association (IPA). These ports ...

Call to check coal-based power generation
The News International

Islamabad : There was a broad consensus among key stakeholders during a consultative meeting on the need for checking coal-based power ...

Carbon capture a tool in climate fight, but at what cost?

Coal India set to diversify into non-coal mining areas in 2021. Against all odds, including the slump in coal demand, the government opened up the ...

Sailors Stranded for Months as China Refuses to Let Coal Ships Unload
The New York Times

China is vague about why vessels that carried Australian coal to its ports can't unload their cargo. “We're all depressed; our mental health is ...

S. Africa's Standard Bank won't fund new coal power plants, but sticks with coal mining

J will not fund any new coal-fired power plant projects, but will continue to provide finance to thermal coal mining projects and companies if they meet ...

Give thanks for fossil fuels
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are working on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) projects for Wyoming coal plants that can mitigate ...

Scrapping imported coal projects, Pakistan fails to let go of local lignite

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that two major coal projects would be scrapped and declared the country will have no more “power based on ...

Wyoming regulators give green light to new coal mine
KTVQ Billings News

Ramaco Carbon plans to use coal from its 15,000-acre surface mine near Sheridan to develop alternative uses for coal, such as carbon fiber and carbon ...

Court Rules In Favor Of Coal-To-Diesel Plant In Air Permit Challenge

A proposed plant that would turn coal into diesel fuel in southwest Indiana has overcome a legal challenge to its air permit. Activists filed a petition to ...

Millions facing winter power shortages in China as coal supply squeezed

China -- by far the world's biggest consumer of coal -- is pivoting to renewable energy sources to meet a pledge to peak carbon emissions by 2030 ...

Coal sales to rebound with first gains in years in US, Europe
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coal use in power generation globally is expected to increase by as much as 2.8% next year as electricity demand rebounds particularly in Asia, the IEA ...

Poland eyes hard split with coal

Poland's massive, brown coal-fired power station, Belchatow, is the European Union's “single largest greenhouse gas emitter”, according to the EU and ...

Mine safety: Disasters, tragedies and triumphs of 2020
Morning Bulletin

Two weeks after the Grosvenor mine blast, tough new mine safety laws passed in Queensland parliament to establish industrial manslaughter as an ...

India makes future coal import disclosures mandatory
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India has made it mandatory for coal importers to disclose future shipments, in a move seen as tightening screening to curb imports to protect domestic ...

Connect with The Coal Forum:  Web | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Who We Are
The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

West Virginia Coal Forum
1900 Kan. Blvd East | Bldg 3 Ste 652 | Charleston, WV 25301