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Contura sale runs on as patience runs out
Gillette News Record

Patience may be a virtue, but if you're among the nearly 600 locked out Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal miners who have been out of work for 56 days, ...

Judge orders hearing on protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked ...

Putin orders review of Russian coal mining tax

It was unclear if the review would bring potentially lower or higher level of taxation for coal miners. The energy ministry told that meeting that the ...

Coal's Last Hope: Carbon Capture Tech

Abroad, the giant coal miners (as opposed to the smaller American ones that have been skirting bankruptcy) launched Coal21 in Australia (where coal ...

California rare earths miner races to refine amid US-China trade row

The owner of the only U.S. rare earths mine is going on a hiring spree as it looks ... On Friday, Beijing said it would add an additional 10 percent on top of that ... China has no control over Mountain Pass or where its products will go.

"I'm kind of scared"; Miners anxious about upcoming court hearing

"It is not an easy thing but whatever it takes for these coal miners to get their money we will stay to the end," said Donna Raliegh, whose husband is a ...

Weak export prices tip North America coal outlook to negative
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

The profitability of North American coal miners is set to worsen in the next 12 to 18 months on the back of an expected decrease in export prices for ...

Mines No Safer Despite $1 Billion In Fines, Federal Audit Says
North Country Public Radio

West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., where 29 coal miners were ...

WA Coal Export Terminal Reaches Significant Road Block
Wyoming Public Media

On July 8, shortly after Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy, Gray spoke at a Gillette library to recently furloughed coal miners. He said export markets would ...

US fossil fuel official says tech can help coal industry
Miami Herald

Touring Wyoming at a crucial time for the top coal-mining state, the U.S. official who oversees government research into fossil fuels said Thursday it's ...

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow: report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's coal demand will start to fall in 2025 once consumption at utilities and other industrial sectors reaches its peak, ...

County, state leaders meet to discuss coal severance tax
14 News WFIE Evansville

He tells us since the coal industry has been declining, less money has been generated in the tax. That's why coal producing counties are asking the ...

Australian thermal coal exporters warned of falling demand from India
The Guardian

Thermal coal exporters face “significant risk” that demand from India will decline, a report by the Australian office of the chief economist says.

Dept. Of Energy Official Has Hope For Coal
Wyoming Public Media

Winberg said he's impressed with the Campbell County facilities, adding that Dry Fork is one of the best maintain coal-fired power plants he's seen.

Vistra to shutter 4 Illinois coal plants, totaling over 2000 MW
Utility Dive

Vistra Energy will shutter four coal plants totaling more than 2,000 MW, in order to comply with changes to the Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS) rule ..

Appeals judges uphold denial of coal export lease
Daily Astorian

LONGVIEW — Millennium Bulk Terminals' years-long proposal to build a coal terminal in Longview received another blow this week after a state ...

Atlantic coking coal: Market remains under pressure
Argus Media

The Atlantic coking coal market remains under considerable pressure, with demand still sluggish and several sources expecting seaborne prices to ...

Japan builds coal plants abroad that wouldn't be allowed at home: Report

Japan is investing heavily in building coal-fired power plants overseas that would fall short of its own domestic emissions standards, according to a ...

Federal judge approves NTEC's purchase of coal mines in Wyoming, Montana
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Transitional Energy Company received approval from a federal judge to purchase three coal mines in northeast ...

BHP to weigh pullout from coal mining, CEO says
Seeking Alpha

BHP (BHP -1.5%) is considering selling off coal assets, CEO Andrew Mackenzie, a move that would join global peers in the move toward ...

Philippines Power Expansion To Continue Being Driven By Coal
Fitch Solutions (press release)

We stress that coal remains the most practical means to stimulate affordable electricity generation growth at the pace and scale needed to support ...

Navajo firm buys coal mines from Cloud Peak Energy
Kallanish Energy

The Antelope mine produces 23 million tons a year of low sulfur, 8800-British thermal unit coal, the Cordero Rojo mine produces 12.6 million tons of ...

Putin: Coal mining growth must be accompanied by safety improvement in mines

MOSCOW, August 22. /TASS/. Growth of coal mining in Russia must be accompanied by implementation of social support programs and an increase ...

Bluefield Coal Show
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Thousands of supporters of the coal industry will once again be converging upon Bluefield for this year's show, which will be held from Sept. 11-13 at ...

s coal output surges in past 70 years

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's coal industry has seen notable development in the past 70 years, with output surging and structure improving, ...

Bituminous Coal Industry Overview, Shares, Growth, Demand and Forecast to 2024
Bridgeport Daily

“Bituminous Coal Market” report provides detailed information on Bituminous Coal markets. The Bituminous Coal industry report covers data on global ...

Proud to be a coal miner's warriors
West Virginia Record

And I want coal miners to know this song is for ya ... in West Virginia and Kentucky are sons and daughters of coal miners in a way – if not genetically, ...

Churches step up to help unemployed miner
United Methodist News Service
In protest, miners and their families blocked a shipment of about $1 million in coal the bankrupt company was trying to transport, while the coal miners ...

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