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Coal consultant tapped to lead US strip-mine office no longer seeking post
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The coal industry consultant tapped by the Trump administration to lead the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is no longer ...

Paris climate deal doesn't stop us building new coal plants, Canavan says
Carbon Brief

... but also “one or more firm low-carbon resources [such as nuclear, carbon capture and storage, biomass, geothermal or large hydro]”, reports Axios.

Wyoming coal leases linger, coal firm asks for more time
Gillette News Record

"As you are aware, the coal industry continues to be very challenging with reduced domestic demand, overcapacity and associated low prices, making ...

EPA Returns Coal Ash Management to States
The Heartland Institute

EPA estimates returning authority to the states will affect more than 400 coal power plants across the United States, saving the coal industry up to $31 ...

NSW coal miners rescued after nine hours beneath surface

Two coal miners have been freed after spending several hours trapped underground south of Sydney. The pair were in a cage lift that malfunctioned ...

Coal Exports Way Up in West Virginia and US

And I think goes to our quality, it goes to our coal miners - the ones that are producing it - putting it in a train, getting it to Norfolk and able to ship it to ...

Revenues outpace estimates Official: Coal production up, but "nothing is forever"
Beckley Register-Herald

West Virginia's deputy revenue secretary says that while "things are pretty good" in the coal industry right now, he added that "nothing is forever.".

Stand up for coal-fired plants
The Steubenville Herald-Star

In Murray's interview he said for every coal-mining job loss that 11 other jobs will be gone. Now is the time for all politicians, from state to local, ...

Trump has boosted economy
The Steubenville Herald-Star

This will also impact the local coal industry, which has recently become more active due to President Trump's policies. What will happen to all of these ...

Mature economies accept dependence on coal-sourced energy
The Hindu BusinessLine

Mature economies accept dependence on coal-sourced energy ... The import of higher calorific value coalwill go a long way in supplementing Indian ...

Global Clean Fine Coal Market 2018 – SUEK, Shenhua Group, Yanzhou Coal Mining, Xishan Coal ...

Global Clean Fine Coal Market 2018-2023 report delivers a comprehensive research based study of the market along with the market share, forecast ...

West Virginia revenues up
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Republican party in West Virginia has made an increase in coal ... "In southern West Virginia, when the coal industry does well, other vendors do ...

Trump Stops Rally To Call Coal Miner On Stage. Miner Says Trump Brought Him 'Back To Life'
The Daily Caller

Trump was commenting on the resurgence of the coal industry in America and telling a story about a man who runs a coal mine thanking him for ...

August thermal coal futures up 6.4% on month at 114 mil mt
S&P Global Platts

London — The volume of thermal coal derivatives traded and cleared on the ICE platform came to 114 million mt, a rise of 6.4% on month and 10.4% ...

UK coal plant surges back into the money for winter

LONDON (ICIS)--Near-ten year highs on winter NBP natural gas prices have pushed coal plant back into contention to take a significant share of the ...

Duke Energy Files Plans to Close 7 Coal Plants Over 30 Years
U.S. News & World Report

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has filed plans with state regulators to close its seven North Carolina coal plants during the next 30 years.

Vein of coal discovered during land preparation
News Item

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — H&P Construction plans to build a new facility at the former location of King Coal Tours, but not before a vein of coal ...

China Coal Imports Hold Near Four-Year High as Demand Resilient

Coal imports by China held near the highest level in four years, underscoring buoyant demand in the world's largest user even as lower domestic ...

US coal production rises on week to 15.6 million st, August sees top 3 production weeks: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 15.6 million st in the week ended September 1, up 0.8% from the prior week and down ...

Phasing out coal will plunge sector into crisis - study

"There is no question that the changing face of the South African energy landscape will have an effect on jobs in the coal mining and coal-fired energy ...

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