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Wyoming coal operator faces permit challenge for Eagle Butte mine
Casper Star-Tribune Online

A local conservation group is urging state environmental regulators to deny a coal company another mining permit, alleging the operator of two ...

ANALYSIS-Cold weather, sky-high gas prices burnish coal's appeal
Coal delivered from the Australian port of Newcastle NCFMc1 is almost 25% higher than a year ago, and European coal futures for 2022 TRAPI2Yc1 ...

'Morally and ethically wrong:' Court to hear challenge to Alberta coal policy removal

At least nine interveners will seek to join a southern Alberta rancher's request for a judicial review of the province's decision to rescind a coal-mining ...

Trade review: China-Australia relations transform met coal market dynamics
S&P Global

Seaborne metallurgical coal and coke markets have entered 2021 in the wake of a transformative fourth quarter of 2020, which saw significant shifts in ...

Weekly US coal production rises 13.9% on week, dips 12.2% on year: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal production was at 11.21 million st in the week ended Jan. 9, up 13.9% from a week earlier, but 12.2% lower than the year-ago week, ...

China's 2020 coal output hits record high despite climate change pledge

The world's biggest coal miner and consumer produced 3.84 billion tonnes of coal in 2020, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on ...

Chinese coal imports recover during December as order increases

According to figures from the General Administration of Customs, coal arrivals reached a total amount of 39.08 million tonnes in the past month, a rise ...

West Virginia energy industry groups forming legislative agendas
WV News

The Coal Association would like to see the Legislature create a program to help provide coal-fired plants more predictable and expedient cost-recovery ...

China: Coal imports recover

(MENAFN)China's coal imports recovered in December as local demand for the fuel increased throughout the ruthless early winter. Statistics from the ...

Opinion: Is Pakistan really phasing out coal?

... recent plans for exploring the possibility of Coal to Liquid (CTL) and Coal to Gas (CTG) options in a bid to shift away from coal-based generation.

Electric resource plans suggest hotly contested path to WV's energy future
Charleston Gazette-Mail

FirstEnergy pledged in November to transition away from coal-fired power by the same year. In its 124-page resource filing, Appalachian Power outlines ...

Report: Wyoming down 6000 mining jobs since 2019
Jackson Hole News&Guide

Coal miners could see a slight reprieve in the near term, though it would likely be temporary. Energy analysts predict higher natural gas prices that ...

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