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Fossil energy subsidies in China's modern coal chemical industry

Using China's coal-to-liquids (CTL) industry as a case study, we find that the current subsidy helps save 50% of the coal consumption cost of a typical ...

Navajo company acquires three large coal mines
Kallanish Energy

(NTEC) is now officially the third-largest coal producer in the U.S., and the jobs of 1,200 coal miners in two Western states are safe, Kallanish Energy ...

FM Coal to take on more mine reclamation as part of deal
Gillette News Record

When Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy, then abruptly locked out about 1,700 coal miners in Wyoming and Appalachia, it revealed a scheme of juggling ...

Navajo Transitional buys Cloud Peak mine assets
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

US coal miners are struggling to stay afloat, as cheap natural gas and renewable energy resources cut into coal's share of the US power market.

Enforcement is Coming: MSHA's Workplace Exam Rule for Metal and Nonmetal Mines
JD Supra (press release)

... District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion vacating the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (“MSHA”) 2018 rule (“2018 Amendment”) entitled ...

CONSOL Energy wins NMA plaudits for safety initiatives
International Mining (press release)

CORESafety is a risk-based mine safety and health management system developed by NMA. The NMA said: “CORESafety participants agree to: ...

This Tesla sells kids on coal
E&E News

Find more reporting at E&E News' Electric Road Trip blog. The hottest marketing tool of North Dakota's coal industry is blue, goes from zero to 60 in ...

Trump's pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free ...

Rep. Gabler's bill to support coal jobs is signed into law

“The coal industry is extremely sensitive to economic headwinds, and any level of stability we can provide for these hard-working Pennsylvanians ...

Disinvestment in the South African mining industry – coal under threat
Mining Review

The coal industry is highly pollutive in virtually all parts of the supply chain. However, there is significant local and international innovation in this space ...

Perry says he's not resigning as reports tie him to Trump-Ukraine call
Energy News Network
An advocacy group representing the coal industry in North Dakota emerges as a strong supporter of electric vehicles. (E&E News, subscription).

Capito, Justice and Manchin address energy summit attendees in Lewis County WV
WV News

The state's coal industry is currently "in flux," but is expected to continue playing an important economic role for decades to come, Capito said.

Global Anthracite Market 2019 Industry Evaluation : Jingmei Group, Blaskchak Coal Corporation ...
Industry Planning

Global Anthracite Market 2019 Industry Evaluation : Jingmei Group, Blaskchak Coal Corporation, Ningxia TLH Group and Yangquan Coal Industry.

More than 340 layoffs notices sent as shutdown of mining operations announced in W.Va.

Blackhawk is a privately owned coal mining and marketing company headquartered in Lexington, Ky. The company operates 10 mining complexes ...

Gold, nickel up - but iron ore, coal set to struggle

The bank also notes the global oversupply of liquid gas in Europe, which is driving coal to gas switching. The loss of coal demand in Europe is ...

Could more Duke Energy coal units retire early?
Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Carolinas could retire two coal units at its Marshall Steam Station six years ahead of schedule, according to the depreciation study the ...

Legislation supporting coal jobs signed into law
Pennsylvania Business Report

Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed into law legislation that updates Pennsylvania's Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act to allow operators to retain their ...

Coking coal shipments rise 15% at 12 ports in Apr-Sep
The Hindu BusinessLine

Coal shipments handled by India's 12 major state-run ports during April-September rose by 15.25 per cent to 29.29 million tonne (MT), according to a ...

Indonesia sets Oct HBA thermal coal price at $64.80/mt, slips 2% on month
S&P Global

Singapore — Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its October thermal coal reference price -- also known as Harga Batubara ...

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