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Brown, former top CONSOL exec, dies at 87

Bobby Ray Brown, former top executive of Consol Energy when it was known as Consolidation Coal Co., died Thursday at his home in Tyler, Texas.

US Sens. Doug Jones, Joe Manchin visit Alabama National Carbon Capture Center
Yellowhammer News

“The National Carbon Capture Center is focused on finding breakthroughs in next-generation carbon capture technologies that will reduce overall ...

A solution in Wyoming to keep coal going

... in a real-life setting, carbon capture, utilization and sequestration technologies using 20 MW of actual coal-based flue gas, which is a combination of ...

China gas demand growth halved this winter as coal conversion slows
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
“There has been a tweak to the coal-to-gas policy this year that advocates more flexibility in using coal or gas … that has had a fairly large impact on ...

Construction begins on Latrobe Valley coal-to-hydrogen plant
@AuManufacturing (blog)

It will turn coal to gas at Loy Yang, transport this to the Port of Hastings for liquefaction, and transport the result to Japan for use in power generation ...

Reclamation Green Forests Work, a nonprofit, is working with a team of experts to restore forests ...
Beckley Register-Herald

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 required coal companies to “green” mining sites when they were finished with their work to ...

'It is passing strange to me': Howard tells entrepreneurs it would be odd to phase out coal
The Sydney Morning Herald

Former prime minister John Howard said he considered it “strange” that any Australians should suggest phasing out the nation's coal industry while ...

Kazakhstan losing $11 million monthly due to Russia's restrictions on coal transit to Ukraine
Astana Times

The use of transit restrictions by Russia negatively affects the economic condition of Kazakhstan's coal industry. According to preliminary estimates, ...

Global Anthracite Coal Market Strategies key Growth 2019 – Siberian Anthracite, Blaskchak Coal ...
Markets Gazette 24

Besides, the report focuses on the leading contenders in the Anthracite Coal industry and delivers an all-inclusive analysis considering their market ...

No mining operations met POV for fifth consecutive year, says MSHA
Aggregate Research (press release)

No US mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) for the fifth consecutive year, says the Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

China is Likely to Cap Annual Coal Imports at 300 Million Tons
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily news

New coal gasification technology makes ammonia production greener
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- A new coal gasification pilot project has started to provide gas feed to ammonia production in northwest China's Gansu ...

Weekly US coal train loadings up 2.4% on week, down 15.2% on year: STB
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal train loadings saw a weekly increase in the week ended November 1, due to a nine-week high in loadings from Central Appalachia, Surface ...

China's Jan-Oct coal imports rise 10% on year to 276 mil mt, near 2018 total
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China imported 276.24 million mt of coal over January-October, up 9.6% year on year and closing in on its 2018 full year import volume of 281 million ...

Bill addresses pensions, health care for miners, retirees
Hartford Courant

"With this one bill, the United States Senate has taken a giant, bipartisan step forward in keeping America's promise to our coal miners and their ...

Elon Musk Should Build Pumped Hydro With Tesla Energy, The Boring Co., & Coal Miners

November 9th, 2019 by Michael Barnard. Recently, headlines were made when an Australian team published a study finding that there was more than ...

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