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Blackhawk Mining closes four mines in WV after coal prices slump
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Blackhawk Mining closes four mines in WV after coal prices slump ... Blackhawk Mining, a bankrupt U.S. coal producer, closed four West Virginia mines after prices ... since July, including Murray Energy Corp., which closed three West Virginia sites last month. ....

Legislation supporting coal jobs signed into law
Pennsylvania Business Report

“Last session, we worked successfully with the department on a similar provision for surface mining, and I'm glad we could come together on the ...

Mined Anthracite Coal Market to Reach a Valuation of US$ 68.8 Bn by 2027 - TMR
GlobeNewswire (press release)

... Ultra-high Grade; Mining: Surface Mining and Underground Mining, and Application: Power Generation, Steel Production, Fertilizer Production, and ...

Global Mining Automation Market 2019 Industry Size Caterpillar, Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Komatsu ...
The Chicago Sentinel

... share (percent), trend and increase speed (2014-2024) of each type, chiefly split into Underground Mining Automation, Surface Mining Automation.

Coal India says lost 2.1% of annual output due to strikes at eastern Indian unit
Yahoo Finance

Production at the coalfields in Talcher, which were earlier this year rocked by strikes over mine safety and the death of a goat, was on Wednesday ...

MSHA releases Report of Investigation regarding contract electrician fatality
Aggregates Manager (blog)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released the Report of Investigation regarding the death of a contract electrician at Vulcan ...

Native Environmental Assists Arizona's Mining Industry
Construction Equipment Guide

Native Environmental employees who operate heavy equipment are required to be Mine Safety and Health Administration certified. Every site we go to ...

Mining firm exec: Miners can act as first responders during natural disasters
Business Mirror

The team will, likewise, defend its National Fire Brigade Championship title at the 2019 Annual National Mine Safety Environment Conference this ...

Another Polish coal mine powered by solar
pv magazine International

Polish energy company Enea plans to build a 30 MW solar park to power coal mining activity at the Bogdanka mine near Łęczna, in the southeastern ...

Russia blocks booming suspicious coal exports to Ukraine via Belarus
bne IntelliNews

... exports of coal from its territory to Ukraine through the territory of neighbouring Belarus, according to Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining.

Chinese firm starts coal mine work in Thar Block-1 to produce 1320MW, CM told

He cited the example of Suneri Dars village constructed by Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) for the displaced people of Block-I where ...

Facility to Make Coal Cleaner, More Efficient, Taking Shape in Wyoming
POWER magazine

“We're excited about the sustainability aspect for the coal industry.” CCTI, headquartered in New York City, is backed by private equity. “We have ...

Bosnian 300-MW coal power plant back online after 10-day overhaul
Reuters Africa

SARAJEVO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Bosnia's 300-megawatt coal-fired Stanari power plant has been reconnected to the grid after a 10-day overhaul, ...

US coal production forecast to decline 17% in Q4: EIA
S&P Global

Houston — The US Energy Information Administration is forecasting a 17% decline in fourth-quarter coal production from the year-ago period, ...

Big Rivers Electric signs four-year coal contract with Murray Energy subsidiaries
S&P Global

Big Rivers Electric has signed a four-year deal with Murray Energy subsidiaries to purchase up to 1.6 million st of coal through the end of 2023 worth ...

Met coal market focusing on Chinese demand after Golden Week holiday
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Chinese demand for met coal in the spot seaborne market after the Golden Week holiday will focus on November laycan cargoes, with the level of ...

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