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Retiring coal association president optimistic on future of the industry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — It's the last day on the job for the original friend of coal. Bill Raney, the president of the West Virginia Coal ...

Eleven Shiite minority coal miners abducted and killed in PakistanSouth China Morning Post
A police source said armed men took the coal miners to nearby mountains, where they shot them; Police video of the bodies revealed the miners were ...

Sago Mine Disaster: 15 years after tragedy

“Fifteen years ago, we lost 12 brave coal miners who went to work at the Sago mine and never returned home to their families,” U.S Sen. Joe Manchin ...

West Virginia city brings in 2021 with 'Coal Drop'
Huntington Herald Dispatch

... as a way to pay homage to the area's rich history with the coal industry, said Jason Grubb, business development specialist for the city of Welch.

Clean Coal Market 2021: current and future demand 2026 by regions – Peabody, Arch Coal, Anglo ...
Factory Gate

Considering technological breakthroughs of the market Clean Coal industry is likely to appear as a commendable platform for emerging Clean Coal ...

Coal producers could see short-lived respite
Wyoming Tribune

CASPER – After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming ...

Russia's coal output down 5.1% in December, down 9.2% for the year
At the end of 2020, coal production decreased by 9.2% in annual terms and amounted to 401.367 mln tonnes. Supplies of Russian coal to the domestic ...

Weekly US coal production totals 8.8 million st, down 20.3% on year: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal production was estimated at almost 8.8 million st in the week ended Dec. 26, down 20.3% from the previous week, Energy Information ...

LETTER: China is biggest burner of coal

As a matter of fact the switching of coal-fired power plants to natural gas has significantly reduced America's carbon footprint. There are only 69,000 ...

Germany rings in 2021 with CO2 tax, coal phase-out
The Local Germany

Germany is aiming for a green start to 2021 by shutting down a coal-fired power plant and slapping a CO2 price on transport, but critics say the efforts ...

Drop in coal production affected many other industries in third quarter
Gillette News Record

The year-over-year decline in taxable sales in the third quarter in Campbell County was the largest in four years, and the Energy Capital of the Nation ...

How Biden's climate plan might impact the local coal market
Daily American Online

Somerset County conservationist Len Lichvar said the signs of climate change are all around us. Exceptionally wet springs, a tick population explosion ...

International concern grows over 'unregulated' Chinese coal industry
EU Reporter

International concern grows over 'unregulated' Chinese coal industry. Published. 22 mins ago. on. January 1, 2021. By. Martin Banks. Share; Tweet.

Bituminous Coal Market Top Manufactures Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast to 2026
Farming Sector

... market conditions of the Bituminous Coal industry, focusing on the main regions and the main countries (United States, Europe, Japan and China).

Coking Coal Market US – Key Trends and how do they Impact the Specific Regions

Arch Coal, Inc. Anglo American RWE AG BHP Billiton Alpha Natural Resources Cloud Peak Energy Datong Coal Industry Company Limited PT Adaro ...

Looking ahead: It was a bruising year for Wyoming coal. What could the new year bring?
Casper Star-Tribune Online

And the drag on demand hit the state hard. Over 600 miners in the Powder River Basin, the epicenter of coal production, were either furloughed or laid ...

Companies Accelerate Shutdown of Chilean Coal Plants
POWER magazine

Italy's Enel is decommissioning one of its coal-fired power plants in Chile two years sooner than originally planned, with the unit's closure coming two ...

Centralia coal-burning plant shutters unit nine years after Washington law passes to cut emissions

TransAlta is the only coal-burning power plant in Washington state. As part of 2011 legislation to reduce emissions, it must stop burning coal completely ...

Current domestic coal production inadequate to meet country's demand: Govt
Deccan Herald

Currently, India is producing about 729 million tonnes of dry fuel, the coal ministry said in a statement. "However, it is a fact that the domestic production ...

Coal India reports muted coal production in December 2020
Business Standard

Coal India announced the provisional production and offtake performance of the company and its subsidiaries for the month of December 2020 and for ...

Turning coal into liquid gold
Wyoming Tribune

Later, South Africa pursued coal-to-liquids due to a lack of domestic oil because the country had been cut off from capital and fuel by embargoes ...

South African Coal Plant Likely Killed by High Court
Engineering News-Record

Construction of a 1,200-MW coal-fired power station in Johannesburg, South Africa is likely off the table after the country's high court set aside ...

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