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Grundy coal company convicted of cheating safety regulations

It also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for allowing workers to "conduct roof-bolting in return air;" which is a MSHA (Mine Safety and Health ...

College district seeks variance for mine safety courses
Gillette News Record

The District plans to request being allowed to go ahead with Mine Safety and Health Administration courses at Gillette College. The trainings are ...

Engulfment incident spurs MSHA safety alert on surge piles
Safety+Health magazine

... of coal was engulfed and trapped in the machine's cab when the pile collapsed, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert.

Mining During A Pandemic: Business As Usual Or Nonessential Risk?
KUER 90.1

... administrator of Nevada's mine safety and training department. According to Bixler, common portrayals of mining in the American West are outdated.

Coal And COVID-19: Lung Impairment Makes Miners Especially Vulnerable To Coronavirus
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Underground coal miners start their shifts getting changed in closely packed changing rooms. They ride rail cars to their worksite, shoulder-to-shoulder ...

Push to liquidate Murray means coal mines will close, union says
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

... Energy into liquidation is aimed at shuttering mines and reducing output in an oversupplied industry, according to the largest US coal miners' union.

Ukraine produces 2.5 mln tonnes of coal in April

The plan was fulfilled by 61%," the Coal Miners Union stated with a reference to data provided by the Energy and Environment Protection Ministry. Since ...

Thermal coal prices collapse after virus lockdowns sap demand
Financial Times

But that changed as key consumers such as India went into lockdown, just as the Chinese coal industry returned to work. Demand in the world's ...

Clean Fine Coal Market | 2020| Worldwide Industry Share, Size, Gross Margin, Trend, Future ...
Cole of Duty

This report offers a clear understanding of the present as well as future scenario of the global Clean Fine Coal industry. Research techniques like ...

Westpac to withdraw support for thermal coalmining after 2030
The Guardian

Bank says climate change is a financial risk and addressing use of fossil fuels will create opportunities. Adam Morton Environment editor with AAP.

LISTEN: Veteran Coal Reporter Provides Update On Murray Energy Bankruptcy
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Murray faced mounting debt and a struggling coal market. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, tanking the global economy including energy markets. S&P ...

CSX's Coal Freight To See 20% Decline In 2020?

CSX Corporation's (NYSE:CSX) Coal Freight segment, which consists of the transportation of thermal and metallurgical coal either on CSX's rail lines ...

Weakness in China's thermal coal prices may prompt government action: sources
S&P Global

Stricter port policies have also directly affected the Chinese metallurgical coal buyers' ability to pick up more spot cargoes, sending prices on a ...

Arch Coal to change name to Arch Resources
World Coal

Arch Coal, Inc. has announced that it is changing its name to Arch Resources, Inc., effective 15 May 2020. The name change underscores the ...

Outlook on the Worldwide Coal Tar Industry to 2024 - Increasing Use of Coal Tar for Roofing ...
Business Wire (press release)

“Global Coal Tar Market: Focus on Application (Coal Tar Pitch, Carbon Black Oil, and Specialty Oil) and Regional - Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2024”.

India steps up initiatives to cut coal imports
Argus Media

The moves outlined to Argus by coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain are aimed at increasing coal sales by government-controlled producer Coal India (CIL), ...

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