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Wyoming coal is likely declining faster than expected
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Does Wyoming owe anything to its coal miners? “The thing we have to remember is the people who worked in the coal mines created so much ...

Coal fading from America's economic radar despite White House push
Famagusta Gazette

“Only a few coal miners, a handful of rich Republican coal mine owners, who donated to Trump, and the president himself, are pushing for more coal,” ...

Global Coal Industry Enjoying Good Times While They Last

This year began with some good news for global coal industry stakeholders as demand ticked up a notch. Nevertheless, signs of a deep, painful skid ...

Utility to try to switch coal power plant to wood

PHOENIX — Arizona's largest electricity utility plans to test whether a coal-fired plant can instead be fueled by wood chips from pine trees, ...

Coal import rises 8% to 212 MT in April-February FY19

New Delhi: India's coal import increased by 7.8% to 212.11 million tonnes in the April-February period of FY19, a report said. This comes at a time ...

POWER Notebook: New 1600-MW Coal Plant in India; Low-Price Solar Deal in Idaho
POWER magazine

Financing has reportedly been secured for a 1,600-MW coal-fired power plant in India's eastern state of Jharkhand. Qatar's Gulf Times newspaper ...

Mining Automation Market to 2025 growth will be driven by increasing demand for advanced ...
Market Research Gazette

The Global Mining Automation Market was valued at USD 2.21 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 4.00 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR ...

Victims honored at Upper Big Branch Memorial nine years after explosion

Whitesville, WV (WVNS) - On April 5, 2010 an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh county claimed the lives of 29 miners. On this day ...

Ukraine ends heating season with coal stocks 16.4% higher year-over-year
Kyiv Post

... million tonnes, which is 16.4 percent more than a year ago, on April 2, 2018, according to information from the Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine.

AI camera for mine safety launched
Mining Review
Schauenburg Systems and dotNetix have announced the latest addition to their safety "Proximity Detection System" range - SCAS PDS Artificial ...

Judge ends Arizona coal-mine owners' attempt to compel power customer to stay
Ars Technica

Peabody and the Hopi Tribe, which receives royalties from the coal industry in Arizona, sued to compel CAP to keep buying power from NGS.

Coal Co. Says W.Va. Mining Lease Was Wrongly Canceled

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A coal mining company filed suit on Friday over the cancellation of a sublease that let it pursue an estimated ...

Indiana coal losing steam
Indianapolis Business Journal

Is the Indiana coal industry heading for the scrap pile? Its biggest traditional customers, electrical utilities, are quickly moving to less-expensive fuel ...

Two metallurgical coal mines to open in Pike County
(WYMT) -- Quest Energy is opening two mines in Pike County mining low sulfur metallurgical coal, Gray affiliate WYMT reports. Carnegie 1 and 2 ...

26th Annual CEDAR Regional Coal Fair
Appalachian News-Express

The 2019 CEDAR Regional Coal Fair was held this week at the University of Pikeville's Health Professional Education Building Seventh Floor Pavilion ...

Russian March coal exports steady year on year, production up marginally
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Russian coal exports in March were steady year on year at 15.45 million mt, which was 10% higher month on month, energy ministry data showed.

US mining industry added 600 jobs in March for a fourth-straight month of gains
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
Coal mining jobs rose by 100 to 52,700, but metal ore mining was unchanged at 41,100 jobs. Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying increased by ...

US coal production posts year-on-year drop for fifth straight week: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — US weekly coal production was estimated to be 10.5 million st for the week ended March 30, down 6.6% from the previous week and down ...

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