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Queensland coal industry wins decade of certainty
The Australian

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick has paved the way for a potential expansion of the state's coal industry by cementing rail and port monopolies ...

Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130 years
The Guardian

The additional pressure of the pandem

Poland's coal stockpiles rise to 7.75 mln tonnes in April
Reuters Africa

“The plan is being worked out due to the crises, which hit the coal industry hard. The EU's climate policy and low commodity prices have a major ...

Hargreaves Services to End All Coal Mining in UK

Durham UK based Hargreaves Services has decided to cease all coal mining operations by July 2020. The effect of this decision will be to incur an ...

Coal Mining Market is Growing Worldwide | Growth Analysis 2027
openPR (press release)

Allied Market Research published a new report, titled, "Coal Mining Market." The report offers an extensive analysis of key growth strategies, drivers, ...

China's Shanxi steps up small coal mine closures
Argus Media

Shanxi, which is China's second-largest coal-producing province, phased out 27.45mn t/yr of inefficient coal mining capacity in 2019. But production in ...

Ramaco forms coal-to-products partnership
Sheridan Media (press release)

The partnership will also allow exploration of coal for development of electrodes for energy storage devices and new materials for additive ...

COVID-19 pushes Poland to accelerate exit from ailing coal: sources

Poland, the only EU member to refuse to pledge to become climate neutral by 2050, has long had a close relationship with coal, which has historically ...

Coal India's Offtake Recovers Slightly After Three Months Of Decline

Shares of Coal India Ltd. snapped their seven-day gaining streak after the world's largest miner of the fossil fuel reported a marginal uptick in offtake in ...

China's benchmark power coal price edges up

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in north China's major ports, stood at 531 yuan (about 74.7 U.S. dollars) per tonne ...

Northern Appalachia Q1 coal deliveries to US power plants fall 26% on year: EIA
S&P Global

March deliveries of NAPP coal to power plants totaled 4.54 million st, up 0.2% from February, but down 36% compared with the year-ago month, the data ...

Oakland's Coal Ban Loses One More Time in Court
East Bay Express

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling invalidating Oakland's prohibition on coal shipments last week. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided ...

Material Matters: Met Coal, Iron Ore And Nickel
FN Arena News

Met coal, iron ore and nickel. - Supply glut in metallurgical coal to continue in the near future - Copper shows resilience backed by strong fundamentals - ...

Second Petition Filed to Save US Coal Industry

A second petition has been filed to save the US coal industry. The petition asks the EPA to repeal its Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases ...

Mining MSHA – Revisiting The Conferencing Process
JD Supra (press release)
... over 40 years of case law developed by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and its bench of Administrative Law Judges.

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