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100% FDI in coal mining to help India achieve 300 MT steel output target: Deloitte
Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India's move to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment in coal mining is a "positive move" and a good policy enabler towards the ...

Coal Giant Murray Energy Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
90.5 WESA

A major U.S. coal mining company, whose former CEO became a big supporter of President Donald Trump in his effort to save coal jobs, is seeking ...

China Coal Imports To Double In

China Steps Up Coal To Gas Switching OilPrice. China's demand for natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports will get another shot in the ...

Coal power plants' PLF slips to below 50% on falling electricity demand
Financial Express

Utilisation level of coal power plants — many of which are already distressed due to lack of adequate demand and coal supply issues — touched an ...

Proposal to sell coal-fired power stations shelved
Johannesburg Sunday World

Tito seems to have bowed to pressure. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni seems to have lost the battle over the future of Eskom's coal-fired power stations ...

Arch Coal Colo. Mine Expansion Blocked By Federal Judge

Judge Jackson agreed with the green groups that the methane flaring alternative fit the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's ...

Is Murray Energy the nation's largest coal company?

Murray Energy Corp., a major player in the coal-mining industry, declared bankruptcy in late October, sending shockwaves across coal-dependent ...

China expected to set annual cap on coal imports at 300 tonnes, industry leader says
South China Morning Post

China is likely to hold its coal imports at between 200 million and 300 million tonnes this year, according to the president of a top industry body, ...

Time running out for proposed Kansas coal-fired power plant
Journal Record

Time running out for proposed Kansas coal-fired power plant ... Time is running out to begin construction on a new coal-fired power plant in Kansas ...

Concordia University says it will divest entirely from coal, oil and gas by 2025
CTV News

The university's endowment is managed by the Concordia University Foundation, which says its current assets in the coal, oil and gas sectors ...

Long-running coal plant on Navajo reservation nears its end
Journal Record

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the American West will close before the year ends and others in the region are on track to shut down or ...

Bill addresses retired miners

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have once again introduced legislation to firm up retired miners' pensions and health care. They announced ...

Lignite Coal Market 2019 -Share, Size 2019 Global Industry Analysis, Segments, Emerging ...
Market Observer

The detailed data provided in the Lignite Coal market report and the industry-standard models used to analyze it make this Lignite Coal industry report ...

Global Anthracite Coal Market 2019 by Manufacturers[Siberian Anthracite, Reading Anthracite ...
Marketing Strategy

Worldwide Anthracite Coal Industry also provides granular analysis of trends, segmentation, sales, sharing projections and allows superior business ...

Kanawha Commission passes resolution in support of miners pension bill
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Va., for their efforts to continue funding pension and health care benefits promised to coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers of America.

China gas demand growth halved this winter as coal conversion slows

“There has been a tweak to the coal-to-gas policy this year that advocates more flexibility in using coal or gas ... that has had a fairly large impact on ...

Beijing agrees to turn Thar coal into diesel, gas under CPEC
The News International

He mentioned that the Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group, a subsidiary of China's biggest coal producer, the Shenhua Group, has already ...

Despite Bankruptcy And Illness, Bob Murray Remains A Loud Voice For Coal

The man most closely linked to President Trump's push to make coal great again — and the head of the country's largest privately owned coal mining ...

Powder River Basin coal production hits 20-year low
Casper Star-Tribune Online

After a searing summer for Wyoming's coal country, new federal production data paints a troubling economic outlook for the Powder River Basin.

Asian coal resumes slide as Chinese stocks hit 5-year high
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Asian coal prices declined 3% in the week through to Thursday as inventories for the world's biggest coal consumer hit their highest level since 2014.

Major breakthrough for coal miner pension protection

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — It appears the sun is shining on the coal industry, with the announcement of an agreement on a bill in Congress to ...

US coking coal faces pressure to cover IMO 2020 costs
Argus Media

US coking coal shipments to north Asia incur an estimated freight differential of $20-21/t to Australia shipments, but this is expected to increase by ...

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