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China Looks To Shut Several Obsolete Coal Plants By End-2019

China has been stepping up its coal-to-gas switch, but its coal capacity will continue to grow in the coming years. China's demand for natural gas and ...

Australia lowers forecasts for thermal coal prices on weak demand
S&P Global

"Persistently low spot LNG prices have also encouraged some coal-to-gas switching - predominantly in Europe - further dampening import demand for ...

Who is FM Coal and why does it want Blackjewel's coal mines?
Casper Star-Tribune Online

In the heart of the Powder River Basin, just off Wyoming Highway 59, a pair of the nation's largest coal mines have become what some are calling ...

Competition watchdog growls at world's biggest coal port

Rod Sims, the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has barked at the many monopolists inhabiting Australia, including ...

Coal States Urge Trump Administration to Tackle Plant Closures

Six coal states are pressing the Trump administration to wrap up an almost two-year inquiry into whether coal and nuclear plant retirements are ...

Africa Coal Partners, an SPV Set Up and Managed by Duet Group, Announced Today Its ...
Yahoo Finance

Africa Coal Partners, an SPV Set Up and Managed by Duet Group, Announced Today Its Acquisition of 45.18% Stake in Mbuyelo Coal Proprietary ...

India Starts Up Its First-Ever USC Coal Unit
POWER magazine

3 announced it had commissioned the country's first ultrasupercritical (USC) coal-fired unit at the two-unit 1,320-MW Khargone plant that is under ...

Coal miner injured in workplace accident

President and part owner of Knight Hawk Coal, Steve Carter, tells News 3 the miner was taken by helicopter to St. Louis University Hospital where he ...

Coal's Future Is Murky But The Need For Investment In Carbon Capture Is Clear

The world may recognize that burning coal is adding greenhouse gases. But the fuel is still set to grow as a percentage of electricity generation: For ...

Turkish coking coal imports up in August
Argus Media

Turkey's coking coal imports rose by 23.2pc year on year to reach 3.15mn t in August, trade data show, as mills appear to have taken advantage of the ...

Permits revoked for big coal ships
Bangkok Post

Local residents complained that the permits, which were granted by the Marine Department, allowed ships to unload coal which creates dust and ...

Some analysts optimistic about PRB coal amid consolidation, exports
S&P Global

Demand for Powder River Basin coal is expected to continue declining because of coal-fired utility retirements, although some analysts are optimistic ...

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Justice: US Dept. of Labor awards additional $1 ...
West Virginia Record

Justice: U.S. Dept. of Labor awards additional $1 million to West Virginia for continuing employment and training services for laid off coal miners.

A fractured world: new issue of Mine Magazine out now
Mining Technology

Mining Illinois: is it time up for coal mining? The Illinois coal basin is one of the oldest and most productive in the US, but as the coal market continues ...

'Coal is still king' in Southeast Asia even as countries work toward cleaner energy
The coal industry has been facing widespread criticism from environmental campaigners for causing pollution. But global coal demand grew for a ...

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