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Kentucky coal operator files for bankruptcy protection

Many of the company's coal mining operations have been idled since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, WJHL-TV reported. This has led to a ...

Privatisation of coal sector will transform India's growth trajectory, writes Amitabh Kant
Financial Express

The government's decision to open the coal sector for private sector participation in commercial coal mining and gasification corrects a historical ...

Mining Equipment Market to Reach $165.82 Bn, Globally, by 2027 at 5.7% CAGR: Allied Market ...

... and Others) and Application (Metal Mining, Mineral Mining, and Coal Mining): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027".

China's coal hub Shanxi continues to slash overcapacity, close mines

It will speed up efforts to promote coal mining in a more intelligent way. The province aims to implement intelligent mining in all coal mines by 2030.

Energy pricing: Centre may allow Chinese miners to bid in coal auctions
Business Standard

coal auctions | Commercial coal mining | chinese companies · Subhomoy Bhattacharjee | New Delhi Last Updated at July 23, 2020 06:05 IST.

Mined Anthracite Coal Market to Witness Excellent Growth | Current Impact Unlocks new ...

Along with that Ukraine is known as the 13th largest coal mining country across the globe. For Ukraine, the coals are highly exported to Turkey, ...

South Korean 2H coal demand faces headwinds
Argus Media

But each percentage point shift from coal to gas in the mix would cut an additional 416MW of output or 680,000t of coal burn over the second half of ...

Coal is in crisis. Can Virginia's pool bond system handle the collapse?
Virginia Mercury
... as the longest-running director of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the longer state governments and regulators delay in grappling ...

Pandemic grips commerce, hits railroader Union Pacific
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The number of rail cars generating revenue tumbled 20% for the quarter, led by a 64% drop-off in the auto sector. Coal fell 24%, while industrial ...

Only 2 US coal companies not expected to report a loss in Q2'20
S&P Global

"The U.S. coal industry has weakened after taking the brunt of lower electricity demand and is now highly vulnerable to resurgent coronavirus ...

US Senator Duckworth Floats Plan to Rescue Coal Country
The New York Times
... Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Thursday unveiled a plan to rehabilitate communities hurt by the decline of the U.S. coal industry - an ...

Graphic: Thermal coal to rebound, more gains pegged on tighter supply
Yahoo Finance Australia
By Nina Chestney. LONDON (Reuters) - Thermal coal prices are expected to start recovering from lows seen this spring as demand for power grows in ...

Wyoming regulators to discuss PacifiCorp coal retirement
The Ridgefield Press

The retirement of coal-fired power is worrisome to many in Wyoming, the top coal-producing state. The Wyoming Public Service Commission launched ...

Shutdown Approaches for New Mexico Coal-Fired Power Plant
U.S. News & World Report
A coal-fired power plant in western New Mexico will be shutting down by the end of the year, and local officials are bracing for the economic ...

Coal retains its grip on Japan's energy mix
Yahoo Finance

Mr Koizumi's efforts have led to the recent announcement that, in principle, Japan will no longer finance new coal power stations in developing countries.

Groups Challenge New Coal Leases on Public Lands
Public News Service

Connie Wilbert, director of the Wyoming Chapter of the Sierra Club, says the administration is doubling down on coal after a federal court blocked its ...

DoE to spend US$118 million on Coal FIRST research
The United States Department of Energy has earmarked US$118 million in federal funding to support the Coal FIRST initiative which aims for carbon- ...

Nova Scotia Power invests in track upgrades connecting coal pier and generating station
SaltWire Network

SYDNEY — The railway tracks connecting the Sydney International Coal Pier and Lingan Generating Station will receive upgrades this summer.

EIA formula: Gas-fired plants convert nearly half of fuel to power, while coal, nuclear and ...
Power Engineering Magazine

By comparison, coal-fired plants needed 10.2 quads to convert 3.3 quads (only 32 percent) into net generation. In other words, generating one kWh of ...

TransAlta Announces Retirement of Sundance 3 Coal Unit
Yahoo Finance

... coal-fired Sundance Unit 3 effective July 31, 2020. The retirement decision was largely driven by TransAlta's assessment of future market conditions, ...

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