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Climate change fears spur investment in carbon capture technology
Chicago Business Journal

Venture capital groups and global resources companies including BHP Billiton, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum, have poured tens of millions of ...

China to tighten coal mine safety checks following Yancheng disaster
Mining Technology

The Chinese State Council has announced plans to tighten safety checks at the country's coal mines, following last week's explosion at a Yancheng ...

Two companies give operational updates for Kentucky coal mines
S&P Global Platts

The current RoM volumes are lower than expected, because of a new Mine Safety and Health Administration directive limiting operations to only one ...

Alabama met coal industry, Port of Mobile helping each other grow
Yellowhammer News

Indeed, Alabama's met coal industry and the Port of Mobile enjoy a mutually beneficial partnership, as coal is an integral economic driver for the port.

Fears for the future of Collie as coal-fired power faces shelf-life in WA
ABC News

What about the people who work in the coal industry? What do they think? Our reporter Eliza Borrello has been to Western Australia's only coal mining ...

Wyoming large coal mines likely to drop production this year
Billings Gazette

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's largest coal mines are likely to make more cuts to production in 2019, financial reports show. Peabody Energy, which ...

Dominion makes final decision to close 10 coal and gas-fired units in Virginia
Utility Dive

The units include a mixture of coal and gas-fired resources, along with one biomass unit. There are no job losses associated with the decision, the ...

DuPont High alumnus inducted into West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame
Charleston Gazette-Mail

For his more than 50 years of service in -- and to -- West Virginia's coal industry, James Corsaro of Hurricane was inducted into the West Virginia Coal ...

The Coal Industry Isn't Going Anywhere — Yet
The Revelator

But other experts offer a different picture, one that paints the coal industry with a far less certain brush. They point to climate change, failing economics, ...

Spanish coal imports rise as domestic mines close
S&P Global Platts

Barcelona — Spanish coal imports increased 12% on the year to 1.5 million mt in January after 26 unprofitable domestic coal mines were closed at the ...

CORRECTED-China's Feb coking coal imports from Australia fall 21 pct
Reuters Africa

(Removes incorrect Nov. 2017 milestone, recasts first 2 paragraphs). BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) - China's coking coal imports from Australia ...

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