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CONSOL Operations Update at Bailey Mine and Response to COVID-19 Cases
Yahoo Finance

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Mine Safety and Health Administration have been notified of the situation, and we are communicating ...

UPDATED: Donkin Mine closes, putting 150 out of work

The worker said he believes the COVID-19 played a part as Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), mine experts from the United States ...

MSHA issues guidance to miners and operators in wake of coronavirus
Aggregate Research (press release)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released an information sheet to provide practices for operators and miners to minimise the ...

Pandemic hits beleaguered US coal industry hard
Mining News

Mining News Pro - The spreading coronavirus pandemic may too heavy of a burden for the already struggling coal miners in the United States, with ...

Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

Just a month ago, Stewart was in New York City attending the off-Broadway play “Coal Country” and meeting the actors. The play is about the explosion ...

McLanahan to supply feeder breakers for Indonesian coal mine expansion
International Mining (press release)

“It's a real thrill to be able to showcase our technology to one of Asia's most trusted coal mining companies,” said Chris Knowles, Director of Sales and ...

Coal mining giant Bumi records 97 percent plunge in profit
Jakarta Post

Coal mining giant Bumi records 97 percent plunge in profit. Norman Harsono. The Jakarta Post. Jakarta / Tue, March 31, 2020 / 02:15 pm. Coal mining ...

Coal miners exempt from lockdown

“According to the above order, coal mining companies are exempt in terms of section 2 (c) and 4 (1) (i) since their operations relate to generation of ...

China to continue scrapping excess coal capacity in 2020
Mysteel Global

Though no detailed capacity task has been released by Beijing yet, some of the country's leading coal mining provinces and regions have already ...

India: Thermal coal supply declared as essential service
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... a west India-based trader “for coal mining schedules and further transportation risks would be highly dependent on the spread of the coronavirus.”.

Cycle trading: Is Coals's turn to shine?

One way to invest would be to look into the coal mining stocks such as HCC or ARCH. A simpler way would be the coal ETF - KOL --- which happens ...

GUEST COLUMN: Coal mining is essential, but miners should not face risk of COVID-19
Beckley Register-Herald

Because due to the unique environment that coal miners work in, it is impossible to prevent a massive COVID-19 outbreak in our coal mines. Let me ...

US Miners Idle Operations With Virus Hitting Coal Country (1)
Bloomberg Environment

Coal miners are especially at risk, given their close working conditions in underground mines and locker rooms. Last week the United Mine Workers of ...

Justices Turn Away Coal Miners' Request To Clarify WARN Act

Law360 (March 30, 2020, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a case by a group of Illinois coal miners who say ...

OP-ED: Southwest Pa. runs on natural gas, coal

There are, however, only so many places to build hydroelectric plants. The bottom line for the zero carbon renewable energy folks is that solar and wind ...

The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster: 10 Years Later

At a mountaintop cemetery, you can find Tommy Davis. Alone with his thoughts and talking to his oldest son. “That's a good boy right there, though,” he ...

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