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Coal Fact for the Day: Fuel with a Passport

Last year, Mountain State coal miners sent 43.1 million tons of thermal and metallurgical coal to 52 countries around the world, making West ...

Department of Labor completed impact inspections at 16 mines with histories of repeated ...
U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety ... Mine Safety and Health Chris Williamson. “In 2024, the Biden-Harris ...

Rethinking coal cuttability for efficient mining
Mining Weekly

Numerous field tests in South African underground coal mining operations have shown that DaltronX cutting picks have delivered a 20-30% performance ...

Coal India's stock surges as demand for coal remains strong - Mint

Coal India, one of the largest coal mining companies in the world, is currently trading at a spot price of 404.5. The bid price stands at 406.15 ...

93-year-old Kanawha River coal barge towboat saved from scrapyard for 2nd time
Williamson Daily News

93-year-old Kanawha River coal barge towboat saved from scrapyard for 2nd time · Williamson's TRUSTED news source. · This page requires Javascript.

U.S. coal exports account for larger share of a shrinking market - U.S. Energy Information ...

As domestic consumption of U.S. coal declines in the near term, we expect exports to account for a larger share of total U.S. coal consumption, ...

New analysis reveals implications of plummeting usage of coal in the U.S. - The Cool Down
The Cool Down

Coal produced 17% of Americans' energy last year, according to the report — lower than either nuclear or renewable energy and the lowest level ...

Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in ...

A Huge Battery Has Replaced Hawaii's Last Coal Plant - Honolulu Civil Beat
Civil Beat

Hawaii shut down its last coal plant on Sept. 1, 2022, eliminating 180 megawatts of fossil-fueled baseload power from the grid on Oahu — a crucial ...

Strong coal supply to limit price gains - Montel

(Montel) European coal prices gathered some support on Monday from tentative signs of returning generation demand, but strong supply would likely ...

AES gets regulatory approval for 200MW, 4-hour BESS at retiring coal plant in Indiana, US

AES gets regulatory approval for 200MW, 4-hour BESS at retiring coal plant in Indiana, US ... Inside one of AES' existing battery storage projects in ...

Coal-based Product Could Replace Sand in Concrete - Laboratory Equipment
Laboratory Equipment

Researchers applied a Flash Joule-heating technique to metallurgic coke—a coal-based product—to convert it to a graphene material that was similar in ...

China's Inner Mongolia coal output hit 1.21 bln tonnes in 2023 - Xinhua

HOHHOT, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region churned out 1.21 billion tonnes of coal in 2023 as it strives to guarantee ...

SMM Daily: The coking coal market will continue to operate steadily - News

SMM Daily: The coking coal market will continue to operate steadily" Overall, with demand for coking coal improving before the holiday, ...

The Aussie tasked with making coal 'sustainable' - AFR

London | The future of the global coal industry lies with China and India, which can lead the sector onto a more sustainable path even as ...

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