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Service above self: Bill Raney has done much to move Mountain State, coal industry forward
WV News

In fact, the very mention of his name is almost synonymous with the coal industry. And it's equally unlikely if a conversation about coal in West Virginia ...

Mining Graders Market Size Current and Future Industry Trends, 2020-2025
Express Journal

The application spectrum of the Mining Graders market comprises of Surface Mining and Underground Mining. Estimations of consumption share and ...

Coal industry arguing reliability for Indiana protection
Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two large coal companies have started a new lobbying push as Indiana legislators are poised to again consider steps that ...

At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

BEIJING (AP) — China state TV reports at least 18 miners have died due to high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest. The report says ...

China Holds Meeting to Ensure Coal Mine Safety After Accidents

China Holds Meeting to Ensure Coal Mine Safety After Accidents. Bloomberg News. December 6, 2020, 3:40 AM PST ...

Motion filed to convert Blackjewel bankruptcy reorganization to liquidation
Charleston Gazette-Mail

In one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in West Virginia history, attorneys for some of the debtors in the Blackjewel coal company bankruptcy ...

Alberta offers Rocky Mountain coal leases after rescinding protection policy
CTV Edmonton

Surface mining on those lands would have been prohibited under the ... a proposal for a mountaintop removal coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass area.

As coronavirus stifles demand, two more coal companies file for bankruptcy
The Hill

The coal industry has also been hurt by the increased turn to natural gas and renewable energy in the United States. The reported earlier this year that ...

China Urged to Stop Coal Projects Immediately
Radio Free Asia

Workers operate loaders unloading imported coal at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China December 5, 2019. Reuters. Environmental ...

Mart doubts end to China's import ban on Australian coal
American Metal Market

Within days, steel mills in India and southeast Asia reported seeing more spot cargoes of Australian coking coal being offered to blast furnace-based ...

Alberta set to retire coal power by 2023, ahead of 2030 provincial deadline

CALGARY — Alberta is set to meet its goal to eliminate coal-fired electricity production years earlier than its 2030 target, thanks to recently announced ...

Cold outlook, Japan nuclear risk lifts S Korean coal
Argus Media

Strength in Australian coal prices and a colder outlook in northeast Asia supported the South Korean market this week, while recovering crude prices ...

Czechs target 2038 to phase out coal as energy source
Washington Post

The committee includes representatives of the coal industry, experts and environmental activists. The Czech government has yet to give its green light ...

Australian, Japanese companies study deep sea carbon capture project off Australia
Yahoo Finance

The push comes as the Australian government recently named carbon capture and storage as one of five priority technologies it would fund in an ...

As government spending is cut to the bone, Wyoming is spending millions to promote coal. Will it ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online

The state continues to invest in a lawsuit pushing to open a West Coast port to Powder River Basin coal exports, but critics say it's a long shot.

Montana Coal Mine Owner Declares Bankruptcy

The operator of the Decker coal mine in Montana announced bankruptcy and layoffs Dec. 03 due to poor coal market conditions. Utah based ...

India's coal import drops 19% to 116.8 mn tonnes during Apr-Oct this fiscal
Business Standard

India had imported 143.63 MT of coal during the corresponding period of FY 2019-20, according to a provisional compilation by mjunction services, ...

Rawhide coal plant may have to close two years earlier than planned
The Coloradoan

The commission voted 5-2 in a preliminary decision last month to adopt a plan that could force an accelerated retirement for the Rawhide coal plant and ...

Why some Asian countries keep building coal plants

Coal-fired power's persistence in Asia is a big climate problem, but the reasons some countries can't quit coal — even as other parts of the world are ...

Xcel stops burning coal at Ashland biomass plant
Journal Times

The utility announced Thursday that the last shovel of coal was burned Dec. 1 and going forward will use natural gas as a backup fuel for the 20 ...

Coal sector shows its resilience
The Australian

In the 2020s, Australia's coal industry and the national economy are inextricably linked. Australia is the fifth-largest coal producer, and has the fourth ...

Industry must maintain advantage
The Australian

The Australian coal industry is already a major employer in regional NSW, Queensland and Victoria. And there's more to come. In future years the ...

CCS technology on the rise for a third year

The total capacity of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities operating and under development has grown by 33% world-wide over the last year.

CONSOL Energy among recipients of federal funding for coal initiative
Pennsylvania Business Report

Plants can be powered by natural gas, coal, waste plastics or biomass, and incorporate carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies.

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