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NMDC diversifies into coal mining
The Hindu

Iron ore mining major NMDC has been allocated two coal blocks in Jharkhand for commercial mining by the Union Ministry of Coal. Both the Rohne ...

India to set up 'sustainable development cell' for coal projects
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

According to a statement issued by the Coal Ministry, the cell will advise on planning, monitoring and mitigation measures taken by all coal mining ...

Alliance Resource: Coal Miner's Blues
Seeking Alpha

And guess what, its stock price is moving exactly per its business model of coal mining. It seems like it has been furiously digging itself into a hole ...

SA's coal industry at a 'crossroads', says global report
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... Eskom, changes in coal mine ownership, and the shift away from Mpumalanga, the county's coal-mining heartland, to other areas,” said the report.

Coke plant shuts down amid mounting pollution concerns
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Erie Coke Corp. employed more than 130 people at the plant, which uses coal to produce foundry coke, a key ingredient in the steelmaking process.

Zonguldak hard coal mining doubles output and modernises plant technology
World Coal

Dietrich Braun, Managing Partner, said: "Our classic core competencies are crushing and conveying – underground and surface mining. Thanks to the ...

Big coal mining state

Jan 20, 2015 · Appalachian Coal Mining See how coal is mined in the Appalachian Mountains via Mountain Top Removal. This 30 minute video takes ...

Manchin: Coal Miners Of America Made Us Look Beyond Politics
Senator Joe Manchin

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor thanking coal miners, the United Mine Workers of ...

World's attempts to shake off coal hampered by steady Chinese demand

Despite US president Donald Trump's promises of saving the country's coal industry, shale gas is seen as having significantly more use in the years ...

Trump Regulators Hand Coal a Win in Biggest US Power Market
Bloomberg Environment

President Donald Trump can claim a victory for his friends in the coal industry after his hand-picked energy regulators changed the rules in the biggest ...

German hard coal use hits record low this year

(Montel) The German use of hard coal plummeted almost 21% this year to a record low of 1,134 petajoules (PJ), driven by an increased generation ...

Will Retiring Coal-Fired Power Plants Lead To More Volatile Electricity Prices?
Texas A&M University (press release)

Low natural gas prices and environmental regulations have led many U.S. utilities to retire their coal-fired power plants and build new natural gas ...

Coal isn't dying. It moved to Asia
In the United States, coal, that supervillain of fossil-fuels, is in a death spiral. But on a global scale, there's no spiral, just an arrow pointing to Asia.

IEA: Australian coal exports set to rise
World Coal

According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Australia's coal exports are expected to rise over the next 5 years on the back of ...

Thai coal major Banpu buys US shale gas assets for $770m
Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK -- Thai coal company Banpu will purchase shale assets in the U.S. state of Texas for $770 million under a deal announced Wednesday, ...

Warren Buffett's power company takes flak for coal plant closures
Financial Times

An electric utility owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is feeling the heat in America's coal heartland. PacifiCorp this year accelerated plans ...

Japan Relies on Coal for 32% of Electricity Supply
Japan received the satirical “Fossil of the Day” award twice during the COP25 conference held in Madrid, indicating there is still a long way to go ...

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