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The 67th Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Show delayed until 2021

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Poland reports record increase in COVID cases as coal mines hit

Currently 1,043 coal miners are infected, mostly from Poland's biggest coal producer PGG, data cited by state-run news agency PAP showed on ...

United Mine Works of America's endorses Salango for governor

The UMWA West Virginia Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee voted Monday to endorse the two for the general election set for ...

After coal and COVID-19, Appalachia needs more than a one-time check. Universal Basic Income ...

About 50,000 coal miners work in the U.S. today. In eastern Kanawha County, mounds of coal sit along the railroad tracks, poking out above the treeline.

OPINION: Mixed imports data at top two buyers leaves coal prices poised, says Russell

... with more than 30 per cent of cases coming from the Silesia region in the south, which has been grappling with another outbreak among coal miners ...

India restricts China and others from commercial coal mine auctions
Mining Technology

In January this year, the Environment Ministry of India gave its clearance to ten coal mining projects with an annual capacity of 160Mtpa.

Global Coal Mining Market to Witness Steady Growth During the Forecast Period 2026
Market Research Posts

This Coal Mining industry report provides information related to market size, production, CAGR, gross margin, Growth rate, emerging trends, price, and ...

Poland denies plans for quick coal phase-out
Argus Media

... not complete its coal phase-out before 2050, government officials insist, denying reports that Warsaw will push to end coal mining by the mid-2030s.

Asia-Pacific Mining Equipment Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts to 2025 ...
Business Wire

Asia-Pacific is the largest coal mining market with almost 75% of it being done within the region. China, Australia and India are one of the global ...

New standard for respirable coal dust requires a fresh look at dust suppression

While employers, unions, government and workers in the coal mining industry support the change, the higher air quality standard will present ...

German regulator tenders for 4000 MW of hard coal plant closures

... package of bills passed by the German government in June to arrange the long-term exit from coal mining and generation activities by 2038.

Bankrupt Westmoreland Coal Wins Bid to Modify Retirees' Plans
Bloomberg Tax

The federal Coal Act bans coal mining companies from changing retiree health benefits to avoid retirement plan liability. But there's no clear indication ...

Letter: Coal communities should be part of EU green plans
Financial Times

Not only will jobs in coal mining and power plants be permanently lost, but the communities involved will greatly suffer as the major activity on which ...

IIlinois Basin Q2 coal production totals 14 million st, down 45.3% on year: MSHA
S&P Global

Houston — Illinois Basin coal production totaled 14 million st in the second quarter, down 27.2% from the previous quarter, Mine Safety and Health ...

Future Rockwool plant will not use coal as fuel source, company officials say
Herald-Mail Media

The air permit issued for the plant by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection authorizes the use of both natural gas and coal, but the ...

Coal energy to come to end in Poland by 2060 at the latest - official
The First News

Deputy PM Jacek Sasin has told the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna that Poland should cease to be based on coal energy by 2060 at the latest.

Coal sales up m/m, down y/y in June
The First News

The data provided by ARP, which conducts analyses of the Polish coal market, embrace all domestic coal producers. June coal production amounted to ...

North Korea coal exports bouncing back after virus lull, UN says
American Journal of Transportation

North Korea is jump-starting the illegal export of coal after shutting down almost all shipments during the first few months of the year while it sought to ...

South Africa's Eskom seeks $221 million damages over coal deal

The move by Eskom and the SIU relates to the 2015 acquisition of Optimum Coal by the Gupta-controlled company Tegeta Exploration and Resources ...

CNCA: China's coal consumption cap at 4.2 bln t by 2025
Mysteel Global

In its latest draft for China's coal industry development strategy, the China National Coal Association (CNCA) proposes to limit the country's total coal ...

Lignite leader confident about future of Coal Creek Station
AM 1100 The Flag WZFG

In early May, Great River Energy announced their plans to close the Coal Creek Station, North Dakota's largest power plant. The plant, located near ...

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