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Chinese rescue operation underway to free 18 coal miners trapped in tunnel
World Coal

According to a state broadcaster, more than 170 rescue workers, including medical workers and firefighters, are working to free 18 coal miners trapped ...

Arch Coal doubles income over summer, rewards shareholders
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming's coal industry is stabilized compared to two years ago when the downturn hit hardest. Its outlook has become much more variable from ...

Trump says EPA acting chief 'doing well,' may become permanent

... Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, was doing ...

Global Gas Outburst Coal Market 2017 Forecast Offers Accurate Insights till 2022
RBTE Report

Gas Outburst Coal Industry Development Trend. Gas Outburst Coal Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast. Gas Outburst Coal ...

MSHA awards $250K in safety training grants
Safety+Health magazine

Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $250,000 in safety training grants to four organizations as part of its ...

Chinese coking coal supply faces year-end squeeze
Argus Media

But the government has maintained its focus on mine safety. "Safety at the mines and controlling mining pollution is still a priority for the Chinese ...

Powder River Basin coal production up 18.9% on quarter to 86.6 million st in Q3: MSHA
S&P Global Platts

... year-ago quarter with production of 91.2 million st, according to data gathered from the Mine Safety and Health Administration throughout October.

Coalition could indemnify new coal projects against potential carbon price
The Guardian

Morrison held out the prospect of government support for new coal-fired power stations “where they meet all the requirements” of the yet-to-be ...

Public hearing set for proposed Indiana coal-to-diesel plant
Lexington Herald Leader

State regulators have set a November public hearing on an air permit for a coal-to-diesel plant proposed for southern Indiana . The Indiana ...

China's Shandong halts 41 coal mines after accident

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern China's Shandong province ordered 41 coal mines to halt production for security checks, state-run Xinhua ...

National Coal Council Approves Export Report
The Waterways Journal

The National Coal Council (NCC) approved and released on October 3 a report that will be sent to the U.S. Secretary of Energy promoting U.S. coal ...

Powder River Basin coal production up 18.9% on quarter to 86.6 million st in Q3: MSHA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Coal production in the Powder River Basin totaled 86.6 million st in the third quarter, up 18.9% from the prior quarter's total of nearly 72.9 ...

FirstEnergy West Virginia coal plant staves off 2019 deactivation
Utility Dive

FirstEnergy announced last week that it will not shutter its 1,300 MW coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia next year as previously ...

Corps Of Engineers Will Speed Up West Coast Coal Export Terminal Review
The Waterways Journal

As U.S. coal producers have recovered on the backs of a new coal export boom to Asia, the Corps of Engineers announced it would revive and speed ...

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