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Owner planning to sell Cumberland Mine

Bob Niedbala/Observer-Reporter ... Contura said in a statement that it has amended coal supply agreements ... Contura said decisions at these locations were made to “allow the company ... Contura acquired certain coal assets from Alpha, including Cumberland, as part of the restructuring plan in court.

Effect of Indonesia's New Mining Regulations Already Factored into Ratings
Fitch Ratings

Taxes and royalties from Indonesian coal miners that hold CCoWs form an important part of state revenue, hence, we do not expect significant ...

Virginia's coal industry sees furloughs and idled mines amid pandemic
Southwest Virginia Today
“The coal industry was in a bad place to begin with going into the COVID crisis, and I definitely think it will exacerbate the situation,” Hepler said. At least ...

S African coal rail line return delayed, industry in crisis

... challenge than initially anticipated, with the economic fallout during the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating the nation's beleaguered coal industry.

Thousands of coal workers lost jobs. Where will they go?
E&E News

As the long-shrinking coal industry hemorrhages jobs, states and local groups are seeking new ways to transition to a lower-carbon economy without ...

NSW to continue its commitment to coal
Newcastle Star

NSW's coal industry is set to continue for decades, according to a new report that argues ending exports would have little impact on global carbon ...

German cabinet backs 4.3 billion euros for utilities over brown coal phase-out

In addition to the coal phase-out, these include carbon pricing for transport and buildings next year. ($1 = 0.8866 euros). (Reporting by Markus Wacket ...

Gordon pushes lawsuit over coal terminal
Daily Rocket Miner

CASPER — Wyoming continues to forge ahead in its lawsuit against Washington, alleging the state unconstitutionally blocked a proposed coal export ...

Rystad Energy: How COVID-19 benefits coal
World Coal

Planned regasification facilities also risk delays due to the downturn, leaving the use of coal as the only financially viable option to meet growing ...

Poland's coal production down by 39.5 pct y/y in May - stats office
The First News

Production of coal in Poland fell by 39.5 percent year on year in May 2020, reaching 3.2 million tonnes, the Central Statistics Office (GUS) announced ...

What comes after Colorado Springs closes its coal plants?
Mountain Town News

If the city council goes forward with that plan, Xcel Energy will have the only coal plants still scheduled for operation after 2030. It owns Pawnee ...

Manchin presses FERC to keep West Virginia coal online, as advocate questions identity of new ...
Utility Dive

The company's sole asset is the coal plant and it declared bankruptcy in April of this year. Although Longview cites declining load from the COVID-19 ...

Europe targets US coal, farms in election-year trade staredown

Missouri, home to Republican Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, could be a focus of EU tariffs on coal as well as House GOP leader Kevin ...

CIL to Remain Dominant Player despite Commercial Coal Mining

CIL chairman and managing director Pramod Agarwal said “Commercial coal mining is not going to adversely impact the production or profitability of ...

What's next for coal country?
Energy News Network

Wyoming's coal mining industry lost 20% of its customer base in the past 10 years and will lose another 23% over the next 10 years as the nation's ...

Officials faced with 'structural decline' in coal
Buffalo Bulletin

Cheaper electricity alternatives, like natural gas and renewables, have gradually bullied coal out of its preeminent position in the electricity generation ...

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