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In Dubai, oil-rich UAE sees a new wonder: A coal power plant
WQOW TV News 18

But the coal plant's arrival comes as Gulf Arab nations remain among the world's hungriest for energy. There are also political concerns over importing ...

Rep. Carol Miller helps launch bipartisan Congressional Energy Export Caucus
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Carol Miller, R-W.Va., is part of a bipartisan group of U.S. House members spearheading an initiative to maximize energy exports, including coal.

Australian coal may eat into S African export recovery
Argus Media

Stronger coal-to-gas fuel switching and higher nuclear output are likely to curb South Korean coal imports for the rest of 2020. Aggregate January- ...

Trump didn't bring back coal in Pa. But that doesn't mean miners are backing Biden.
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Her English ancestors were coal miners. Melissa Meade, a communications professor at Villanova University who studied Pennsylvania's anthracite ...

South Sumatra: 11 coal miners buried in wall collapse

Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA) - Eleven coal miners were buried alive after an eight-meter wall collapsed at their mining site at Tanjung Lalang ...

Daily on Energy: Miner's retreat from Powder River Basin illustrates trouble ahead for coal
Washington Examiner

BIG HIT FOR US COAL PRODUCTION: One of the largest U.S. coal miners is taking steps to wind down its production of thermal coal, used in ...

South African coal industry to reach tipping point in 2025
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

In this regard, he suggested that coal miners consider partnering with platinum miners to explore the potential of brown hydrogen. Advertisement.

Murray Energy founder retires from ACNR board of directors
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Over his 63-year career, Murray became one of coal's most powerful advocates and described himself as a “coal miner, mining engineer, company ...

Coal-Fired Power in 2021: A Recovery or a Reckoning?
POWER magazine
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects that coal generation will recover most of its 2020 losses ...

VGK increases coal shipments
World Coal

The coal seaport of Shakhtersk, one of the key assets of VGK, shipped 8.3 million t of coal in 9 months of 2020, which is 1.4 million t or 20.7% more ...

Anglo American cuts guidance for thermal coal

Metallurgical coal slumped 26% and thermal coal was down 11%. Nickel production fell 10%. Advertisement. Copper output rose 4% year-on-year ...

Gulf Power's coal generation share falls to 27.7% in September: filing
S&P Global

Coal burn was at 95,515 st in September, which generated 157,702 MWh of power, down from 129,285 st in August, or 218,874 MWh. The burn was ...

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