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Northern Appalachia sees highest quarterly coal production since 2014
S&P Global

... since 2014, as four of the top five producing mines saw a quarterly increase, according to data from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Laws, improved capital returns to speed mine-tech spread

High-value application and regulatory tailwinds will likely speed global market penetration of ground monitoring, drone and mine safety management ...

Cheap Gas Is Killing Coal In The US
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The move from coal to gas was largely triggered by simple fuel cost economics. Lower gas pricing is a direct result of the falling production costs and ...

Officials: Worker killed on job at WV prep plant
Charleston Gazette-Mail

An electrician working at a coal preparation plant died on the job Wednesday, West Virginia officials said. The employee, a plant electrician, was ...

Chevron's massive carbon capture project launches safely
Electric Light & Power

Chevron Australia and the Gorgon Joint Venture participants have announced the safe start-up and operation of the carbon dioxide injection system at ...

“Small victory” for coal miners after approved bankruptcy sale

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — Major developments in the Blackjewel Coal Mining bankruptcy that left miners out of work and still owed money by ...

China's July coal imports jump 21% on strong summer power demand

The central government has been urging domestic coal miners to ramp up production to ensure sufficient supply of the fuel. Chinese miners dug out ...

Minergy's Masama Coal Project in Botswana is now fully operational
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

The coal mining and trading company owns 100% of the 390-million tonne resource in the Mmambula Coalfield and states it is making “good ...

Region reaps coal severance windfall

Now, we're getting these $25-an-hour jobs in the coal industry. We need those jobs. If you see them (coal workers) in the store, buy them a drink ...

EIA forecasts US coal production to drop 2.7% on year in 2019
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The US Energy Information Administration forecast coal production totaling 688 million st in 2019, down 2.7% from the year-ago production, the EIA's ...

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