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Synthetic Fuels Market – Key Development by 2027
Market Reporter

Coal-to-liquids fuels are produced by isolating hydrocarbons in the existing fossil fuels and converting them into synthetic fuels. Based on application ...

Colorado Coal Company Wants To Buy 2 Idle Mines In Wyoming
CBS Denver

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado company says it wants to buy two idle Wyoming coal mines. Littleton-based Aspen Coal and Energy has made an ...

China's energy game plan features a giant coal-hauling rail line
The Japan Times

That is more than Japan uses in a year and could cut China's domestic seaborne coal trade by 10 percent in the long run, Fenwei Energy Information ...

Norfolk Southern may have to pay back millions in fines to coal carrier
Railway Track & Structures

Norfolk Southern Railway calls its situation with Drummond Coal Co. a case of buyer's remorse. In federal court this week, the Class 1 railroad ...

Tri-State officially retires Nucla coal-fired power plant well ahead of planned 2022 closure
The Denver Post

Tri-State has been criticized by some of its member cooperatives and renewable energy advocates for relying too heavily on coal and for capping the ...

Federal grant to help out-of-work coal miners
WTVQ

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will be used to help out-of-work coal miners in eastern Kentucky find jobs ...

The Latest: Protesters demand action in coal-reliant Poland
Scottsbluff Star Herald

Government critics say it is dragging its feet on its program of subsidies for families who do away with their coal-burning heaters that are largely ...

US invests $56.5m in advanced clean coal technologies
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $56.5 million (£45m) in research and development projects for advanced clean coal technologies.

China records slower growth in coal production
Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The growth of China's raw coal production slowed down in August, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ...

Pinnacle Preparation Plant reopening, employees being recalled to work
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

According to the release, the coal market, “conditions have improved.” The re-opening ... Contact Emily D. Coppola at ecoppola@bdtonline.com ...

Environmental Planning For Coal Mining
BW Businessworld

Even in an era of heightened sensitivity towards climate change, our delicate energy equation necessitates the continuance of coal mining. The recent ...

Fayette County mining operation shut down; owner says it's temporary
West Virginia MetroNews

POWELLTON, W.Va. — The Maple Coal mining site near Powellton was closed Thursday, leaving an unspecified number of employees out of work.

Watch: Norway's last coal miners fight for survival against climate policy
euronews

"Longyearbyen was founded because of coal mining, and we are fading out. We are the last ones." Video editor • Ivan Sougy. Share this article.

Coal Mining in India to 2022 – Imports to decline as production capacity expands
Stock Market Pioneer

Coal Mining in India to 2022”, provides a comprehensive coverage on Indian coal industry. It provides historical and forecasts data on coal reserves, ...

China to add 226 GW of new coal-fired capacity
Kallanish Energy

... capacity and annual coal production, as well as information on which companies are planning an expansion of coal mining or coal-power activities.

Sasol issues e-mail to mining staff saying no decision on coal sales yet taken
Mining MX

Bloomberg said on September 19 the company was planning to sell its South African coal mining business in order to reduce its environmental ...

China plans the most new coal power projects globally
Aljazeera.com

China's total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts (GW), the highest in the world and more than twice the amount of new ...

Coal, a reliable and cheap energy source – Canyon Coal
World Coal

South Africa must turn its coal resource endowment into revenue, jobs and broader economic development, Canyon Coal Executive Chairperson ...

Iron ore price plunges, “panic” selling of coking coal
MINING.com

Benchmark iron ore prices sank on Thursday as doubts about the efficacy of Chinese economic stimulus resurfaced, while coking coal prices ...

EU thermal coal imports at lowest this century
Argus Media

Intense competition from natural gas cut the EU's net monthly thermal coal imports to their lowest this century in July, according to provisional Eurostat ...

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