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Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

While the coal price seems almost immune to the prevailing negative sentiment, the Trafigura (a significant trading house) CEO Jeremy Weir said last ...

China coal hub Shanxi to merge five giant state-owned miners as part of efficiency drive
South China Morning Post

... merger, which involves trillions of yuan in assets and thousands of employees, is the latest effort to improve efficiency in the coal industry.

Coal Is Political Gold In Kentucky
Spectrum News 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The production of and demand for Kentucky coal continues to fade, and the ongoing and slow collapse of the coal industry has ...

Investors hit out at Samsung over $14bn in coal financing
Financial Times

The alleged extent of the conglomerate's coal industry links has drawn the ire of foreign pension funds, including those that invest in Samsung ...

Leading Steel Maker In US Pivots To Renewable Energy, Ditches Coal

With renewables on the rise, even the Commander-in-Chief has give up the idea of reviving the US coal industry. Best cites Lightsource Americas' ...

Coal Joint Venture Denial Will Impact Powder River Basin

... pricing for coal, driven partly by low natural gas prices and other factors including power plants stockpiling coal, has led to a coal industry downturn.

SA coal mining investment set to become a very private affair
Mining MX

“Very few investors are tolerant of coal mining.” And they give South Africa's coal resources almost no value. “I can tell you now not one cent of MC ...

Montem Resources takes more steps towards coking coal mining in Canada
Small Caps

Montem Resources takes more steps towards coking coal mining in Canada. By. Robin Bromby. -. October 6, 2020. Montem Resources Isola Canada ...

Wyoming governor welcomes development in coal dock case
Tulsa World

The Western coal-mining states want to be able to export more coal overseas to offset a steep decline in U.S. demand for coal to fire power plants.

Guest column: Former Hopi chairmen call on officials to ensure proper reclamation of mines
Navajo-Hopi Observer

When the deal to begin coal mining on Black Mesa was crafted in the 1960s, officials assured us we would gain enormous wealth. Now, after a half ...

Coal Mining Market 2020: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast To ...

The recent report on “Global Coal Mining Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026” offered ...

Anglo's remote multi-pass drill wins plaudits for work at Dawson coal mine
International Mining

Development of first electronic tablet device certified for use in underground coal mining. Community/Staff Engagement Award: Anglo American LIVE ...

Neuberger Berman to Ban Thermal Coal From All Its Mutual Funds
Bloomberg Law

The $357 billion firm said it won't invest in producers that derive 25% of their revenue from thermal coal mining or those expanding thermal coal power ...

Coal India to restart closed underground mines

“With the advancement of technologies in the coal mining sector it is possible to extract the locked in coal reserves of these mines and this prompted ...

Mining company agrees to help fund flood warning system for Westport

The council has been working with BT Mining, which is part of the Bathurst Resources coal mining company, to establish a Community Trust Fund to ...

South Korea pursues Vietnamese coal plant, drawing international criticism
Climate Home

A decision by state-owned utility Kepco to invest in Vung Ang 2 coal power station goes against the government's “green new deal” rhetoric.

Plans to relocate Green Bay coal piles gets additional support

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Plans to relocate coal piles in downtown Green Bay is garnering support in the state Senate. Senate President Roger Roth ...

Vistra Corp. to close coal power plants in Illinois, Ohio

Vistra coal plants generated roughly 15% of Illinois' electricity last year, but nearly half the carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emitted by plants in the state ...

Texas Company Intends To Retire Two Ohio Coal Plants by 2027

Coal has been economically challenged in recent years, and Vistra, which is based in Texas, says they are also making a big corporate push into ...

Energy security and economic fears drive China's return to coal
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Red coal trucks zip up and down narrow dirt tracks, churning up clouds of dust in China's remote Gansu province. Nearby, the towering stanchions of a ...

Atlantic coking coal: 1Q buying supports prices
Argus Media

... down by more than 70pc compared with a year earlier, data from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration show. Metallurgical coke remains in ...

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