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Sonar fails to detect Meghalaya coal miners
Deccan Herald

Sonars used by a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team failed to detect 13 'rat hole' coal miners, who remains trapped in a 70-feet deep ...

Gazette editorial: Miners replaced by machines
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mechanization already has taken a grim toll of West Virginia coal miners. After World War II, the state had 125,000 pick-and-shovel diggers, but ...

Carbon Capture And Storage: A Multi-Trillion Dollar Industry In The Making
Seeking Alpha

Currently, I estimate the carbon capture and storage market to be worth tens of trillions of dollars. Equinor is the undisputed leader in carbon capture ...

Global coal demand to edge higher to 2023: IEA

For the world to meet its climate goals, more work is needed to develop carbon capture, storage and use (CCSU) technology which captures and then ...

Trump administration pushes clean coal, but wavers on investment

... argued that future coal plants should be built with advanced clean coal technology from the U.S., which includes carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Not Too Late for Congress to Help KY Coal Communities
Public News Service

The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund helps coal miners with black lung ... the trust fund paid out nearly $184 million to more than 25,000 coal miners ...

Concerns over copper theft after group trapped in West Virginia coal-mine shaft rescued
Raven Tribune

Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton of the West Virginia Coal Mine Agency was quoted as saying: “It just consumes a lot of time and resources of ...

Mine safety expert gives perspective on Raleigh rescue

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A mine safety expert who's been involved in rescues is sharing his perspective on the rescue at the abandoned ...

Coal Mining Industry Market 2022 Overview and Forecast by Market Dynamics, Regions ...
Blue Bird Magazine (blog)

Coal Mining Industry Market offers industry speculators, organization administrators, and industry members with in-depth knowledge of most recent ...

Spain closes last coal mines
International Mining (press release)

Planet Ark's Liam Taylor writes: “During the 1960s Spain's coal industry employed over 100,000 miners with mining culture taking root in communities ...

What To Expect From Norfolk Southern's Coal Freight Business In The Near Term?

Norfolk Southern's (NYSE:NSC) coal freight business accounts for over 15% of the company's value, according to our estimates. The business is ...

North Korea Squeezes Its Coal to Outlast Sanctions
Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—North Korea has accelerated a little-known program to use its abundant coal supply to produce synthetic gas, helping the isolated nation ...

French coal plant workers extend action against 2022 closure plan
S&P Global Platts

London — France's five coal-fired power plants remained offline Monday as workers protested against state plans to close them by 2022.

Westmoreland announces resignation of CFO
World Coal

Westmoreland Coal Co. has announced that Chief Financial Officer Gary Kohn has informed Westmoreland that, for personal reasons, he is resigning ...

Israel to stop electricity production from coal by 2030

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Monday it would stop the use of coal by 2030, joining a host of other countries in an alliance that aims to ...

Mitsubishi kisses thermal coal goodbye, sells Aussie mines

Japan's Mitsubishi Corp is selling its interest in two Australian thermal coal mines for A$750 million ($539 million) to its joint venture partners Glencore ...

US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 percent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat.

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