Email not displaying correctly? | View it in your browser

Coal Forum Headlines

It is our intent to keep you and your colleagues abreast of pertinent developments within the coal industry on a frequent basis. 

Accordingly, Coal Forum Headlines is a compilation of daily articles and stories about coal from around the region and the world. Upon reviewing this news stream, if you have suggestions to improve it or make it more useful please let us know.  And lastly, please share this with your colleagues and if they have an interest simply have them visit here to receive future editions directly.

Nation's Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy
POWER magazine

President Donald Trump has made support of the coal industry a priority of his administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is rolling back ...

AEP to shutter 1590 MW Ohio coal plant two years ahead of schedule
Utility Dive

... the PJM capacity auction and efforts to win subsidies for its plant denied, the AEP announcement is the latest sign of the coal industry's slow decline.

Shrug it Off: The Push for Recovery from Economic Shock in Gillette
County 17

Across the board, the coal industry remains but a shadow of its former self, thus highlighting the need for economic diversification here in Gillette now ...

Trump's promise to save coal is tested by an empty port
E&E News

... to serve what was then the world's largest sawmill. Now it represents one of the coal industry's greatest hopes for expansion — or even survival.

Coal rises from the ashes as Australia's top-earning export
Financial Times

“Too many people have a blind spot on coal,” said Matt Canavan, Australia's minister for resources, a leading advocate for the coal industry. “It has ...

Ukraine's energy ministry forecasts consumption of gas, coal will grow in 2019

Ukraine's Energy and Coal Industry Ministry forecasts that consumption of natural gas and coal in the country will grow in 2019. The ministry has ...

Deal falls through, Pinnacle mine set to close

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) Multiple miners at the Pinnacle Mine in Pineville confirmed Wednesday that negotiations have fallen through with a ...

Gazette-Mail seeks to unseal Blankenship documents
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Blankenship spent a year in prison after he was convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine safety and health standards at Massey's Upper Big ...

Pinnacle Mine idled Thursday night
Williamson Daily News

Two mines at the old Itmann Coal Company site still have major coal seams remaining and recently inquiries have been made about those two sites.

Australia Defies UN Climate Alarmists: Vows to Continue Coal Mining
Breitbart News

Mr. McCormack told Sky News coal mining was “very, very important” because it provided 60 percent of Australia's electricity, 50,000 jobs and was ...

A List of DOE-Funded Large Coal Demonstrations
POWER magazine

Below is a list from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of all its large-scale coaldemonstration projects, starting with the most recent, ...

Why 'Green' Germany Remains Addicted to Coal
New York Times

COTTBUS, Germany — On a Sunday in September, at the moment when part of the nearby coal-fired power station went dark for good, 600 people ...

Atlantic met coal markets see limited impact from Hurricane Michael
S&P Global Platts

London — Atlantic metallurgical coal markets on Wednesday braced for another potential hurricane impact to supply, this time on the US Gulf Coast, ...

US 2018 coal production projected at nearly 756 million st, down 2.4% on year: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — US coal production is forecast to total just under 756 million st in 2018 due to lower domestic consumption, the Energy Information ...

Asia Minute: Asia Pacific Remains Dependent on Coal

That includes dramatically cutting the use of coal. But for several countries in the Asia Pacific, both economics and politics are moving in a different ...

From the Mining Association: The Case for Coal
New York Times

Despite aggressive anti-coal campaigns, coal generates the same share of the world's electricity today as it did 20 years ago. Hundreds of new coal ...

Connect with The Coal Forum:  Web | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Who We Are
The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

West Virginia Coal Forum
1900 Kan. Blvd East | Bldg 3 Ste 652 | Charleston, WV 25301