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Coal show to bring economic stimulus
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — About 200 vendors are bringing the latest mining technology and services to the 2019 Bluefield Coal Show, but it will also bring ...

The Battle for a Paycheck in Kentucky Coal Country
The New Yorker

“It's, 'Oh, my God, these coal miners aren't homophobic! Can you believe it?' ” Lill said. Rowe nodded. “Southeast Kentucky gets stereotyped,” she ...

Coal Company Bankruptcies Empower Mine Workers But Highlight Rail Carriers'Woes
Consider that the coal miners got shafted when Kentucky's Blackjewell went bankrupt in July — a move that forced them to block the rail lines so that ...

Government and banks should return to the coal-mining party
Business Day
This is a particularly devastating development for emerging coal miners, who are finding it challenging to operate in an environment that penalises ...

Energy Journal: Royalty payments, marketing coal and a nuclear no-go
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Hundreds of out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners across the country lost their health care Saturday, after bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel received ...

Sibambene Coal changing the landscape of South African coal mining
World Coal

Sibambene Coal, a 51% black-empowered coal mining company that is looking for coal assets, wants there to be fair competition to allow for new ...

India's new FDI policy may not be enough for private coal mining to take off

Workers at India's state-owned coal mining company are upset about the government's decision to clear 100% foreign direct investment in the industry ...

Weak coal prices weigh on Indonesia's state revenues
Argus Media

The coal mining industry accounts for roughly 80pc of the mining sector's total PNBP collections. But weak coal prices since the start of the year have ...

Coal industry can be a catalyst for economic growth, genuine transformation in SA
African Mining Market (press release)

Speaking to delegates at the inaugural MCCI Coal Mining Symposium on
Thursday (5 September 2019) in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, Ngcobo stated ...

Self-funding in coal sector is key as banks retreat
Mining Review

Bayoglu was among the speakers at a Coal Symposium held in the coal mining town of Middleburg in Mpumalanga. The gathering, attended by ...

Mine safety grants totaling $400K awarded to 5 recipients
Raleigh News & Observer

The U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program. The program ...

New partnership looks to boost Canadian tech in $800B carbon capture and conversion market

Foresight CEO Jeanette Jackson says interest in the carbon capture and conversion sector is trending, and there is an opportunity for Canada to step ...

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