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US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The drop was driven by less demand for coal that is burned for electricity and oil that's refined into gasoline and jet fuel, the U.S. Energy Information ...

Wheeler dismisses study claiming EPA role in elevated air pollution, COVID-19 cases
Energy News Network

... more reliance on natural gas as the market for coal has continued to decline, despite the Trump administration's efforts to prop up the coal industry.

Metallurgical Coal Market Size and Share By Industry Demand, Worldwide Research, Prominent ...

... future market of the Metallurgical Coal industry. The report represents a basic overview of the Metallurgical Coal market share, competitor segment ...

Indonesia's Adaro plans 10pc coal output cuts this year
Argus Media

The output reduction is in line with a recent call by the Indonesian coal mining association (APBI) for the country's producers to cut production to help ...

Deutsche Bank cuts support to some oil, gas and coal, will fund those who "diversify"
Renewables Now

The bank's global business activities in the coal mining sector will come to an end by 2025 at the latest, while new coal-fired power plants will no ...

Report: Coal Mining Market Study 2020-26 Vale SA, Rio Tinto Group, Peabody Energy Corporation
The Diamond Report

Moreover, it focuses on differentiable parameters such as Coal Mining market drivers, revenue share, various deployment models, Coal Mining market ...

Kazakhstan's Coal Production Increased in the First Half of 2020
Mining Turkey - Discover The Turkish Mining Industry

Coal production of the the country's coal mining companies has showed an increase of 2.9% compared with the same period of the last year.

Solar Projects, Batteries to Replace New Mexico Coal Plant Power
Bloomberg Law

Renewable energy alone will replace power from a New Mexico coal plant set to close in 2022, under a plan that state utility regulators approved ...

Coal-Fired Utilities Given More Time to Manage Leaking Landfills
Bloomberg Law

The Environmental Protection Agency will allow coal-powered utilities extra time to figure out how to dispose of coal ash, despite finding that more ash ...

FOCUS-China's Hengli makes bold $20 bln bet to spin coal into fabric
Reuters Africa

(Adds provincial govt comment in paragraphs 25, 26). By Chen Aizhu. SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) - What to do with China's abundant stock of coal ...

Norfolk Southern's Q2 energy volumes fall on weak coal shipments amid COVID-19
S&P Global

Coal revenues were $209 million in the second quarter, down 55.3% from the year-ago quarter due to sustained low energy prices alongside impacts ...

Bangladesh may ditch 90% of its planned coal power

At present, we are aiming for [40 to 41GW of total generation capacity], where only 5GW is coal based,” said Minister Hamid during a webinar run by the ...

Analysis: US coal rail rates find pressure from low met coal prices, demand
S&P Global

Along with additional negotiated rates, fee cuts may help coal move for export. At major Central Appalachian operator Norfolk Southern, export coal ...

Ottawa orders federal review of Alberta coal mine expansion
The Globe and Mail

It began shipping coal for export in May 2019, and is looking to double - or possibly even triple - its output. It currently produces about six million tonnes a ...

Steag files legal complaint against German coal exit

In Steag's view, the law which was passed earlier this month puts hard coal-fired power plants at a disadvantage compared with operators of ...

WEEKLY: Chinese plants washing coking coal stay busy
Mysteel Global

More of the country's coal miners and their processors were busier during the survey period of July 22-28, survey respondents indicated. The operating ...

East Australia's coal-fired dominance to wane by 2040
Argus Media

The dominance of coal-fired power generation in east Australia is forecast to wane significantly over the next 20 years as most power plants come to ...

UK coal imports slump 46% in January-May

“Lower demand for coal-fired electricity generation is a key component of this,” the energy ministry said. Coal consumption by power plants over the five- ...

US coal production at lowest point since Carter administration
Energy News Network

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has not done enough to protect coal miners during the pandemic, according to a recent inspector ...

Coal Prep Plants Spotlighted
World Coal

Over the past 10 years, the Australian coal mining industry has seen its fair share of changes and challenges. Many of these were brought about by ...

Arch Resources presses on with 2021 startup at Leer South met coal mine
S&P Global

London — US coking coal miner Arch Resources said it is progressing its Leer South project, which is expected to add more high-vol A coal into ...

Ongoing coal price slump unlikely to benefit steel companies

lower met coal prices will have a muted impact because despite the decline, they are still 36 per cent higher than levels in January 2016 and the prices ...

China's June coking coal imports rise from May
Argus Media

China's coking coal imports accelerated in June as Mongolia ramped up coal truck deliveries and seaborne arrivals bounced back, with US imports ...

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