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Public urged to stay out of abandoned coal mines - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WASHINGTON — Across the country, there are thousands of abandoned coal mine sites ... site-logo ... 928 Bluefield Avenue Bluefield ...

WV leads nation by wide margin in use of Part 90 program to protect miners
Charleston Gazette

West Virginia leads the nation by a wide margin in use ... Site search. Search. Jobs · Cars · Real Estate ... Coal Co. if DEP doesn't act. The 51 Part 90 ...

Federal crackdown on silica dust begins as mining experts highlight impact to Kentucky workers
Louisville Public Media

... coal miners in central Appalachia ... It comes amid an epidemic of the deadly black lung disease among coal miners in central Appalachia.

NBS: China's coal output rises by 3.3% MoM in May | Mysteel

This stimulated their demand for coking coal to feed their blast furnaces and encouraged domestic coal miners to keep operations steady at that time.

Review of last week's coal market | The Coal Hub
The Coal Hub

US extends sanctions against Russian coal industry · 11 mins ago ; Australian coal relatively successful in finding new markets · 5 days ago ; Russian ...

US extends sanctions against Russian coal industry
The Coal Hub

US extends sanctions against Russian coal industry. The blocking ... US extends sanctions against Russian coal industry · June 17, 2024. Recent Post.

MSHA issues alert on battery-powered devices - Safety+Health Magazine
Safety+Health Magazine

A recent explosion and fire resulting from an object striking a lithium battery-powered device has prompted the Mine Safety and Health ...

N. Korea's trading companies seek out ways to expand coal exports - Daily NK English

However, North Korean authorities have earned foreign currency by secretly exporting coal, even when trade was suspended during Pyongyang's closure of ...

PJM has been dispatching coal-fired generators less than other generators - U.S. Energy ...

Use of the coal fleet in PJM, the country's largest wholesale electricity market, has fallen over the last decade, driven largely by higher ...

COAL OUTLOOK – Growing supply weighs on prices | Montel News - English
Montel News

While vessel-tracking data showed a slight uptick in northwest European thermal coal imports this month, albeit from multi-year lows in May, there ...

Federal Data: Utilities Used Coal Plants Less In 2023, Even In W. Va.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Electricity output from West Virginia's five utility owned coal fired power plants was the lowest last year in more than two decades.

The world is using more oil, coal and gas than ever before and will use more. Net Zero is dead
The Telegraph

It bears noting here that the ongoing strong demand for crude is accompanied by similar strong demand growth for natural gas, coal, and even wood in ...

Mining company pushes for special West Coast coal zone - 1News

On Wednesday, Bathurst legal counsel Christina Sheard told the hearing that Stockton was key for the region. The Buller Coal Zone would enable their ...

DTE will convert retired coal-burning power plant to major battery storage facility -

TRENTON, MI - A decommissioned coal-burning power plant along the Detroit River is set to turn a new page after a century. DTE Energy will convert ...

India wants to increase domestic coal production, reduce imports, coal minister says
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

It has long defended the use of coal, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has slowed the heavily polluting fuel-based capacity growth to ...

Groundbreaking research supports coal industry safety standards - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

Kangra embraced proactive steps towards ensuring the safety of its workforce and South Africa's coal sector with the recent completion of a ...

Turkey's coking coal imports increase by 37.2 percent in January-April - SteelOrbis

Australia was followed by US with 676,054 mt and Russia with 154,146 mt. Turkey's top coking coal import sources in the January-April period this year ...

Coal is our friend, not enemy - Central Queensland Today
CQ Today

Matt Canavan said the Labor party seems intent to force the shut down of Australia's coal industry even as we see record demand for our coal. Photo: ...

Republican states fighting back against EPA rules impacting coal plants - KFYR

Republican officials ...

Houthi attack forces crew to abandon coal carrier in Red Sea - The Guardian
The Guardian

One crew member from Tutor, the Liberia-flagged coal carrier, remains missing, officials in the Philippines said, after an attack near the Yemeni port ...

Coal company asks DEP permission to mine within 50 feet of Raven Run Road, blasting ...
The Shenandoah Sentinel

“To maximize coal extraction, the mine operator would like to advance mining activities as close to the limits of the Right of Way as permitted by ...

END OF DAY – Coal slips as slack demand offsets Asia support | Montel News
Montel News

(Montel) European coal prices dropped in Friday trading amid sluggish European demand, although the market still looked set to end the session ...

Coal Shipments Resume from CONSOL Energy's Marine Terminal in Baltimore | E & MJ
Engineering & Mining Journal

CONSOL Energy said coal shipments to international markets began leaving its Marine Terminal in Baltimore last night (May 21, 2024). The terminal was ...

G7 fail to deliver on fossil fuel promises at Italy summit - Oil Change International
Oil Change International

... coal plants. They are also major providers of taxpayer finance for international fossil fuel projects, providing USD $25.7 billion a year in ...

Debate on Coal Power Fires Up - Natural Gas Intelligence
Natural Gas Intelligence

... coal industry. This latest salvo on behalf of the coal industry comes as the Republican-led Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares a ...

Groundbreaking research supports coal industry safety standards - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

The simulated emergency procedure was conducted in collaboration with Coaltech, a non-profit organisation focused on coal industry research, and the ...

NMA Coalition Files Motion to Stay the Clean Power Plan 2.0 | E & MJ
Engineering & Mining Journal

... coal industry if the final rule is not stayed. The motion also asserts that a stay is necessary to prevent the Clean Power Plan 2.0 from ...

IEA: CO2 Capture Not Just for Coal - Natural Gas Intelligence
Natural Gas Intelligence

The carbon capture and storage (CCS) "road map" envisions an additional investment of more than US$2.5-3 trillion from 2010 to 2050, "which is about 6 ...

Chinese reactor mineralizes CO2 with help of coal waste -

The study, published in the Energy Storage and Saving journal on May 7, 2024, tackles the challenges faced by existing carbon capture, utilization ...

New EPA Rule Is a Death Sentence for American Energy - The Daily Signal
The Daily Signal

No utility-scale natural gas carbon capture plant exists today, so forcing a transition to nonexistent technology within a decade is unreasonable.

Komatsu to refurbish coal mining equipment in India - Nikkei Asia
Nikkei Asia

TOKYO -- Japanese heavy machinery maker Komatsu plans to build a $36 million service center in India to refurbish coal mining machines.

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