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Utah among top 10 states for mining, with resources totaling nearly $4B in 1 year
St George News

In 2019, the metal, industrial mineral, sand and gravel, and coal mining industries paid over $82 million in property taxes (up 7% from 2018) and over ...

After years of decline, coal industry pushes back
Indianapolis Business Journal

The coal industry is fighting for its life in Indiana, where it ruled for decades as the undisputed boss of fuel. Coal mines in Indiana have watched ...

Manchin among senators urge mine safety agency to do more to protect coal miners from silica ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... being conducted by the agency to ensure that our brave and patriotic coal miners are shielded from excess exposure to silica dust on the job site.”.

How does the US retire 236 GW of coal and 1000 gas peaker plants?
pv magazine USA

There are artificial regulatory constructs and financial structures built into energy markets which can favor certain parties (utilities) and fuels (legacy coal, ...

China increases coal import quotas but Australia likely to be excluded
The Guardian

It comes as the country increases its coal import quotas for 2020 by about 20m tonnes but is very likely to exclude Australia, which has hundreds of ...

China has halted $700 million worth of coal imports from Australia
Kitco NEWS

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, stated that there had been cases where the imported coal didn't meet the country's environmental ...

US coal exports to 7 of top 10 destinations declined in Q3'20
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal companies have informed investors that the coronavirus will remain a risk in the global coal market. While Australian coal company Whitehaven ...

Indonesian miners sign $1.46b coal shipment contract with Chinese traders
Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) signed on Wednesday a deal with the China Coal Transport and Distribution (CCTD) association to ...

Community partners feed 130 laid off coal miners & their families for the holidays
Bham Now

Since this is one of Alabama's largest coal mines, the timing of the closure could not have been any worse. Not only did people lose their job in the ...

Coal producer Peabody faces big challenges as potential 2nd bankruptcy looms
S&P Global

Peabody Energy Corp. spent months touting its ability to generate cash for shareholders during a short-lived boom in global coal markets. However ...

Coal Country Can Retool Itself To The New Energy Future
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal is still increasing in developing countries because if you are a poor country with little infrastructure, all you can do is emplace coal. It is a major ...

Coal remains top fuel source of PH power plants

The Philippines remains heavily reliant on coal, with the fossil fuel powering 54 percent of the total electricity output even during the coronavirus ...

US coal production expected to increase in 2021
The Coal Hub

As a result of less coal consumption, EIA forecasts that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal will be 18% lower in 2020 than in 2019. We ...

Weekly US coal carloads total 63032, down 16.7% on week: AAR
Coal Junction

Find news on coal, coal mining, coal import, coal market in India and abroad. Get updated on current happenings in coal industry all over the world.

Indonesia and China strengthen coal investment and trade co-operation
World Coal

This agreement is expected to provide benefits for coal industry players in the certainty of coal exports to Indonesia and to China so that it will be a ...

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