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Coal Remains Vital to Nation
Wheeling Intelligencer

... government-required notices that the employees, who work in the coal industry in Ohio and Marshall counties, may have their jobs terminated.

Poland halts work at 12 coal mines in light of pandemic; union inflames
Financial World

... a move which had infuriated a number of coal miners alongside the unions as unions claimed that certain mines were shut down intentionally in a ...

Dozens of coal mine workers trapped in Afghanistan
Anadolu Agency

Dozens of coal miners were trapped in Afghanistan's northern Samangan province when a tunnel collapsed, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

Indonesia's 2020 coal exports seen at 435 million T - energy ministry
Yahoo Finance

The country exported 458.8 million tonnes of coal in 2019, data from Indonesia Coal Miners Association (APBI) showed. The coronavirus crisis ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Eskom is apparently in talks again with several coal miners over coal contracts that were priced too high in the past. Of course, the utility may need to ...

Weekly Coal Index heralds vital new era of African pricing transparency
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

... coal market, then Eskom (i.e. the South African public) will effectively be subsidising coal miners with their long-term cost-plus coal agreements.

1500 Mining Jobs in Northern Panhandle Are in Jeopardy
Wheeling Intelligencer

Murray Energy issues WARN notices; up to 1,500 coal miners could be out of work on June 17 · Three new COVID-19 Cases Reported in Ohio County.

Safe Miners Keep Mines Alive
Creamer Media's Engineering News

Since Covid-19 safety measures are now mandated, we maintain that we should be addressing total mine safety. Advertisement. Our necessarily ...

Global mining forum IGF puts forward sweeping employment reforms
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Regulatory frameworks needed to be strengthened to ensure consistency in mine safety. regulations with more rigorous on-the-ground applications ...

Utah operator fined for mining unleased federal coal
Salt Lake Tribune

Critics of coal mining contend the company should experience a much stronger sanction for pilfering coal that was worth at least 10 times the amount it ...

Commercial coal mining: Too little, too late?

The enabling provisions for commercial coal mining were brought in 2014 under the Coal Mines Nationalisation Act, right after the Supreme Court ...

Wyoming, Japanese companies to pursue carbon capture efforts
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Many of Wyoming's leaders have boosted carbon capture technology as a way to buoy the state's flagging coal industry. But critics questions whether ...

US coal output forecast at 530 mil st in 2020, consumption at 394 million st: EIA
S&P Global

Coal exports for 2020 were projected to total 63.6 million st, down 31.5% from last year's exports. The forecast also rose 0.6% month on month. Coal ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Bad news for SA coal exporters is that India's state-controlled mining company is pushing ahead with plans to replace up to 100m tonnes of imported ...

EIA revises up 2020 US coal production outlook 1.4%

(Montel) The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has revised up this year's coal production outlook 1.4% from last month's forecast amid ...

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