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Campaign Trails: UMWA endorses Petsonk for AG, Salango for gov
Williamson Daily News

“West Virginia coal miners have had a hard row to hoe in recent decades. But the UMWA has been there fighting and winning at seemingly every turn.

US coal industry needs to consolidate – Moody's analyst
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

... with near-term erosion of financial strength driven by the adverse economic impact of coronavirus, the US coal industry is in need of consolidation.

Reckoning in coal country: How lax fiscal policy has left states flat-footed as mining declines
Energy News Network

Manufacturers of equipment used in the coal industry have taken a hit as well. So what happens to communities in coal-producing regions when a ...

Judge grapples with coal's future in Peabody/Arch Coal closing
Global Competition Review

... challenge to a joint venture between Peabody Energy and Arch Coal has expressed wariness about her role in predicting the coal industry's future.

Coking Coal and Thermal Coal Market 2020 COVID-19 Statistics by Size, Share, Top ...
Research Newspaper

Ltd, Datong Coal Industry Company Limited, Alpha Natural Resources, Coal India Limited, RWE AG, etc. Forecast 2027. August 11, 2020. 4 Min Read.

Unions call off coal strike after delay in commercial mining auction
Telegraph India

Coal industry unions have deferred a one-day strike scheduled on August 18. The strike was called against the government decision to open up the ...

Towards a self-reliant India: Private sector steps into the future of coal mining

Although private players were allowed to participate in coal mining even previously, this was limited to captive mining with end-use restrictions.

China reports fewer coal mine accidents, deaths

July period, in which 88 people died, dropping by 39.4 percent and 51.1 percent year on year, respectively, according to the National Coal Mine Safety ...

Will Utah lawmakers bail out beleaguered coal-export terminal?
Salt Lake Tribune

Their goal is to sell more Utah coal to Japan, but the Oakland project is mired in controversy and lawsuits.

Major coal company will speed up transition from fossil fuels
Energy News Network

COAL: Coal state lawmakers' dogmatic belief in prolonging the industry's ... ALSO: Contura Energy, a major Ohio Valley coal producer, announces it ...

Uncertainty over earnings return for $8B North Carolina coal ash cleanup weighs on Duke
Utility Dive

The question of whether Duke Energy will earn a return on the largest coal ash cleanup in U.S. history is poised to be "a very big deal" for the utility, ...

A quarter like no other in the coal industry, Consol's leaders say
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Demand for coal at power plants evaporated. Some customers have already told Consol that they won't be fulfilling their contractual obligations to buy ...

Clean Coal Technologies touts the delivery of its $1.4M key rotary kiln at its Fort Union test facility ...
Proactive Investors USA & Canada

The sophisticated counter current kiln, that took nearly 15 months to design and build, will ensure highly stable, dust-free end coal for the export ...

Wyoming landowners appeal permit for new coal mine business
Associated Press

... in Wyoming has filed an appeal last week challenging a decision by environmental regulators to grant a mining permit to a coal technology firm.

Australian thermal coal exports to remain competitive: Aurizon
S&P Global

Singapore — Australian rail operator Aurizon said in its fiscal year 2020 (July to June) results report on Aug. 10 that Asian coal-fired power consumption ...

Coronado to operate US coking coal mines at lower capacity
S&P Global

London — Miner Coronado Global Resources expects to run its US coking coal mines at a lower level in line with weaker demand during the second ...

US 2020 coal production to fall 28.8% on year to 57-year low: EIA
S&P Global

Coal is expected to make up 18.1% of the US power generation stack in 2020 and 21.8% in 2021, down from 24.3% in 2019. Coal's estimated share in ...

Demand for metallurgical coal to be the worst affected in 2020: Poll
Mining Technology

Metals and minerals in 2020: What IEA and GlobalData forecast. Coal demand fell significantly during the second quarter of 2020 as lockdown ...

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