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Knoxville coal mine company laying off 100 miners
WATE 6 On Your Side

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)- Around 100 coal miners are now concerned if they'll still have a job after the holidays. This comes after a Knoxville coal ...

China's November Coal Imports Slump 19% Month-On-Month on Port Curbs
The New York Times

Last week, the state planner issued a statement urging domestic coal miners and power utilities to sign long-term contracts to ensure market supply ...

Fairmont, WV, City Council to vote on UMWA pension fund support
WV News

It's in jeopardy of becoming insolvent in 2020, which could, in turn, result in 87,000 coal miners and spouses losing their pensions and health-care ...

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international dispute
ABC News

The Turow lignite coal mine in Poland is causing trouble for the environment and local communities - even in Germany and Czech Republic, whose ...

Navajo coal company looks to a future without tribal guarantee
News Maven

Mead Gruver. Associated Press. CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge approved a bankruptcy reorganization for one of the biggest U.S. coal companies ...

Coal company that hired former Blackjewel miners lays off workers

HARLAN, Ky. (WKYT) - A coal company that purchased several Kentucky mines from Blackjewel LLC has laid off some of the miners it hired in the ...

India okays allocation of 5 coal mines; allows part output sale in open market
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Indian government has approved the allocation of five coal mines with a combined capacity of about 5.2 million mt/year, allowing successful ...

Future of Wyoming coal industry still uncertain
KEVN Black Hills Fox

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A judge has approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan for one of the biggest U.S. coal companies amid uncertainty about ...

Colstrip Power Plant secures 6-year coal mine contract
Billings Gazette

Colstrip Power Plant will continue receiving coal from Rosebud Mine under a six-year contract signed by all but one of the plant's owners this week.

Bosnia cleans up coal plant to meet EU demand

Bosnia has finalised the three-year overhaul of a heavily-polluting power plant, the Ugljevik coal facility, which used to emit 60 times more the amount ...

South African coal price surge, while others languish, is troubling
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal prices around the world are gently sliding as demand from top importers such as China, India and even Europe remains subdued amid a so far ...

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