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US western basin coal production totals 16.6 million in Q1, up 4.8% on quarter: MSHA
S&P Global Platts

... quarter of 2019, down 4.8% from fourth quarter 2018 and up 10.7% from the year-ago quarter, Mine Safety and Health Administration data shows.

Hiring opportunity for coal miners held at Tamarack

Beckley, WV (WVNS) - Jennmar Services held a hiring event for coal miners at Tamarack, Tuesday April 30. Prospective coal miners had the ...

Bills to secure miners' health benefits lack Wyo pol support

Two bills to protect retired Wyoming coal miners' healthcare benefits from being lost to bankruptcy have been introduced in the U.S. Congress. Neither ...

Spain's April power output falls 4.4% amid fuel switching

(Montel) Spain's power generation fell 4.4% year on year in April to 18.8 TWh amid mild weather and record coal-to-gas switching, TSO Red Electrica ...

Minerals Council launches coal-focused Mining for Schools module
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

The council acclaimed that the coal mining sector benefits the country's economy and people in many ways. For example, in 2018, the local coal ...

A European plant burns trash for energy in West Virginia. Will it further upend coal?

In the heart of America's coal country, a cavernous new recycling plant is turning trash into a fuel that burns cleaner than coal, using a ...

Canada economy unexpectedly shrinks in Feb, mining and rail transport weaker
Yahoo Finance

Potash and coal mining also posted drops. Transportation and warehousing dipped by 1.6 percent, the largest decline since June 2011, on a 10.8 ...

Cement, coal production accelerates March core sector growth
Business Standard

... the third most important component with a weightage of 17.91, was up by 6.7 per cent during the month under review, whereas coal mining, with a ...

Trump drive to boost fossil fuels hits a wall in federal courts

WASHINGTON - From easing regulations on coal mining to opening more federal land to oil drillers, President Donald Trump has kept a laser focus on ...

RECLAIM Act would direct mine reclamation funds for economic development
Beckley Register-Herald

... aims at using coal mine reclamation monies to bolster economic development in communities most impacted by the downturn of the coal industry.

CONSOL Coal: Fundamental Strength Adds To The Attraction
Seeking Alpha

I have also evaluated the company's fundamental strengths and the changing dynamics of the US coal industry that provides an opportunity for ...

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