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Coal association leader says rail strike could devastate industry - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

Chris Hamilton. Thousands of railroad workers in the United States are prepared for a work stoppage by Dec. 5, the end of the cooling off period ...

Fears mount for W.Va. coal industry as threat of rail strike looms larger | WCHS

“it would,” said Chris Hamilton, President of the West Virginia Coal Association. “Particularly here in West Virginia, we've had very, ...

Namibia plans railway revamp to boost regional coal exports - MINING.COM

Coal miners pay highest US dividends as prices soar to records · Bloomberg News | November 16, 2022 | 7:49 am ...

Bankers pour cold water on red hot coal - Opinion - Business Recorder
Business Recorder

... the polluting fossil fuel has surged this year as Europe scrambles to replace Russian gas, and coal miners are making money hand over fist.

Rail Strike Would Destroy Wyoming's Coal Industry But It's Not Going To Happen
Cowboy State Daily

Rail Strike Would Destroy Wyoming's Coal Industry But It's Not Going To Happen ... In September, President Joe Biden stepped in to help with labor ...

Manchin leads bipartisan effort to fight for coal industry representation on surface ... - WOAY-TV

Manchin leads group urging STB to fill vacancies on Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee with coal industry representatives.

'Colombia has coal for 200 years' - BNamericas

BNamericas: What are the main challenges facing the Colombian coal industry next year? Cante: The main challenge has to do with the global economic ...

Deti: Wyoming is the global leader in carbon capture, utilization and storage
Casper Star-Tribune

... United States to reach global climate goals and provide secure jobs for Wyomingites and Americans alike (in the coal industry in particular), ...

New requirements for statutory safety roles in coal -
Australia's Mining Monthly

THE transitional period provided for the Queensland coal industry to implement changes to the permanency of statutory roles has come to an end and ...

China's thermal coal mine-mouth prices continue to fall

Chinese thermal coal miners continued to cut offer prices, a move to accelerate sales and reduce sto...

Germany plans 33% windfall tax on gas, coal and oil firms - sources | Reuters

The German government plans to introduce a special levy to skim off 33% of windfall profits made by oil, coal and gas companies, ...

China's Record Coal Production to Weigh on Prices Amid Weak Demand -Bloomberg

China's coal production is set to climb for the sixth year in a row, reaching a new record, as the Beijing government acts to ensure supplies in ...

China's Record Coal Output to Weigh on Prices Amid Weak Demand - Caixin Global
Caixin Global

(Bloomberg) — China's coal production is set to climb for the sixth year in a row, reaching a new record, as the Beijing government acts to ensure ...

Japanese ambassador takes 'highly unusual' campaign against Queensland coal royalty ...
The Guardian

The Queensland Resource Council launched a $40m marketing campaign targeting the state government's new coal royalty regime as part of its annual ...

Iowa utility urged to put renewables and batteries over coal in long-term plans
Energy Storage News

MidAmerican's five coal plants make it the single biggest carbon polluter in the state, the groups said. Image: Emma Colman, Sierra Club. US utility ...

Vietnam Boosts Coal Use Plan for 2030 as G7 Climate Offer Stalls -

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has increased its coal power target for 2030 under a revised draft energy plan, government documents seen by Reuters ...

Coal production rose 18% to 448 million tonnes in Oct - Punjab News Express
Punjab News Express

The growth of dry fuel production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) was also more than 17 per cent. According to official sources, the Coal Ministry is ...

Asia-Pacific coal prices climb 8% amid supply limitations - Montel

(Montel) Asia-Pacific benchmark coal prices rose 8% over the past week as ongoing limitations to Australian coal exports coincided with enduring ...

EU largely unscathed by coal export port disruptions - Montel

(Montel) Combined coal supply to western European destinations from two key export ports, in South Africa and Colombia, could drop by a third in ...

Mining Coal in Your Garden Is a Lucrative Business in Poland -

Around his home in the Lower Silesian city of Walbrzych, coal sits as little ... Coal Town of Belchatow as Poland Grapples With Energy Shortages.

End of an era for Alliant's Lansing coal-fired power plant | The Gazette
The Gazette

Located in northeast Iowa along the Mississippi River, Alliant Energy's Lansing Generating Station was one of dozens of coal-fired power plants that ...

UK doubles coal imports to head off winter energy crisis | The Sunday Times
The Times

Rising gas prices resulting from the war in Ukraine have forced the UK to nearly double its coal imports in the fight to keep the lights on ...

DEP plans conference on mine permit applications | Local News |

... a virtual informal public conference to discuss two major permit modification applications it is reviewing for the bituminous coal mine in.

Opinion: Shut down coal plants? That's lights out for us - The Eastern New Mexico News
Eastern New Mexico News

One is to shut down the nation's coal plants, as President Biden advocates, and allow electricity-generating facilities w.

China's rising coal output, weak demand seen weighing on prices - Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha

China's coal production is set to rise for the sixth straight year to a record 4.4B tons, driven by faster capacity expansions at major mines, ...

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