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Bluefield Coal Show
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Those who were wondering if another coal show would be held in Bluefield need not to worry. The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias ...

Job Fair for coal miners and health care workers

(WTVQ) – There is a two-day job fair for coal miners and health care workers in Whitesburg. P&P Construction is hiring coal miners for a variety of jobs ...

Afghan official: coal mine blast, collapse kills 6 miners
Seattle Times

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least six coal miners have been killed when an explosion in a coal mine caused two separate ...

WEEKLY: Chinese coke plants' coal stocks hit a 6-m low
Mysteel Global

... coke markers are even operating at a loss now (so) they had to reduce their coking coal purchases last week after many large-sized coal miners.

New rope testing machine will help mine safety

Mine safety is the aim of a $2.6 million state-of-the-art, rope-testing machine that will ensure accurate, timely testing of wire ropes used for lifting ore ...

New machine to preserve jobs, enhance mine safety
The Sudbury Star

The new, state-of-the-art machine “will put Ontario on the leading edge of mine safety and protect jobs for the next 25 years by ensuring accurate, ...

MSHA releases Report of Investigation on fatality involving haul truck
Aggregates Manager (blog)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its Report of Investigation regarding a fatal accident involving a haul truck at O-N ...

NETL collaboration identifies membrane materials to cut carbon capture cost
World Coal

NETL is using powerful computational tools to identify advanced membrane materials that can cut carbon capture costs to less than US$50/t, ...

China thermal coal imports to fall 10 million-12 million tonnes in 2019: Noble's Echeverri

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's thermal coal imports will decline by between 10 million and 12 million tonnes in 2019, a leading industry analyst said ...

B&W to open additional Kentucky coal mine in May, aims for 1 mil st in overall 2019 production
S&P Global Platts

Louisville, Kentucky — B&W Resources, a Central Appalachian thermal coal producer, plans to open an additional mine in Kentucky in May, with the ...

US 2019 coal production expected to fall 9.2% on year to 684.1 million st: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — The US will likely produce 684.1 million st of coal in 2019, the US Energy Information Administration said Tuesday, cutting its estimate from ...

Climate protest organizers demand faster German coal exit
106.3 WORD

BERLIN (AP) — A group that has helped organize weekly student protests in Germany against climate change is calling for the country's phase-out of ...

India: Coal import rises 8% to 212 MT in April-February FY19
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India's coal import increased by 7.8% to 212.11 million tonnes in the April-February period of FY19, a report said. This comes at a time when the ...

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