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Shuttered glass plant in East Deer sold to coal mining business
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Kittanning-based coal mining company has acquired a former PPG and Pittsburgh Glass Works plant along the Allegheny River in East Deer.

Fuel and Energy Complex of Russia - Results for 2018, Trends for 2019, and Development ...
Business Wire (press release)

... whole and for industries (oil, gas, coal, electricity); Ratings of companies by oil production and refining, gas production and processing, coal mining, ...

What will happen to Murray Energy mines if company goes out business?
The Columbus Dispatch

The state's fund to cover the costs of reclaiming coal mining sites that companies abandon contains about $21 million. That means taxpayers could be ...

As the coal industry shrinks, miners deserve a just transition – here's what it should include
The Conversation US

Murray Energy's bankruptcy is the latest reminder that it is past time to discuss a just transition for coal miners. My legal scholarship examines ...

Fix the miners' pension fund before it's too late
West Virginia MetroNews
... but that date will likely come sooner now because Murray is the single largest contributor to the retiree benefits for coal miners and their spouses.

As Murray Energy Seeks Bankruptcy Protection, Some Lawmakers Push For Miners' Pension Fund ...
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
On this West Virginia Morning, Ohio Valley coal giant Murray Energy's bankruptcy renewed fears about the already shaky pension plan that tens of ...

Trump administration eases Obama-era rules on coal pollution
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Trump administration eases Obama-era rules on coal pollution .... noted that operators will have to create new dump sites that meet standards.

German Coal Consumption Continues To Crash

Lignite and bituminous coal produced 50 percent less energy than renewables in Germany during the first three quarters of 2019, a new report by the ...

For Colorado energy provider, the future of coal looks increasingly grim
Energy News Network

Highley's comments on coal suggested an “elephant in the room,” said one commisioner. The company and regulators will need to consider Tri-State's ...

Coal Liquefaction
LeRon Barton

The coal to syngas to liquids route is termed indirect coal liquefaction, which is the typical coal to liquids process. This has been done for the San ...

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