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US weekly coal carloads rise to six-week high: AAR
S&P Global

Houston — US coal carload originations rose to a six-week high 63,474 in the week that ended Jan. 23, up 10.1% from the 57,665 a week earlier, ...

Mined Anthracite Coal Market – Overview on Key Innovations 2027
KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

... “Mined anthracite coal market (Grade – Standard Grade, High Grade, and Ultra-high Grade; Mining – Surface Mining and Underground Mining; ...

Province's pause on coal lease sales needs clarification, say groups
Yahoo News Canada

“The protection only will be guaranteed if the Coal Policy's de facto prohibition on any surface mining in Category 2 lands is revived,” Urquhart said in ...

Global Coal Mining Market 2020 Worldwide Market Trends & Opportunities to 2025

Segments [Product Types: Underground Mining, Surface Mining, Undersea Mining; End-User Applications: Electricity Generation, Coke Production, ...

Calgary asked to join opposition to coal mining in the Rockies
Calgary Herald

Calgary asked to join opposition to coal mining in the Rockies. Some municipal officials say they worry about toxic amounts of selenium entering their ...

How Wyoming's Black coal miners shaped their own history
High Country News

Today, the sage and sandstone of Wyoming's vast Red Desert show little evidence of the coal-mining town of Dana, which once stood about 150 miles ...

Effort to scrap coal tax credits advancing in Virginia General Assembly
Roanoke Times

Virginia offers two major tax credits aimed at boosting coal mining in Virginia, which has been in a steep decline. Lawmakers tweaked the coal tax ...

Landslides trap ten workers underground at Indonesian coal mine
Mining Technology

Last year, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI-ICMA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Coal Transportation and ...

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sees coal exports decline in 2020 for third straight year
S&P Global

Regarding changes in South Africa's thermal coal mining landscape, where several of RBCT's shareholders are either divesting their thermal coal ...

President Biden discusses plans for the coal industry

President Biden spoke about the coal industry, saying he wants to reclaim mines that have been closed and bring new jobs to the industry that built ...

Editorial: What Southwest Va. should demand in return for abolishing the coal tax credit
Roanoke Times

... said a) coal tax credits haven't kept the coal industry from declining and b) those credits actually cost the state more money and jobs than they save.

Kerry says coal workers fed 'false narrative' that climate policies are killing their jobs
Fox News

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday that coal workers and those in other fossil fuel industries have been fed a "false narrative" that climate ...

State, Duke Energy reach agreement in coal ash basin costs
Shelby Star

The North Carolina Attorney General, North Carolina Public Staff, Sierra Club and Duke Energy reached an agreement on costs related to coal ash ...

Glencore Is Looking Lonely as Rivals Look to Abandon Coal Business

Glencore Plc is cutting an increasingly isolated figure as a major coal miner as one by one its biggest rivals look to abandon the most polluting fuel.

Europe, China coal demand supports Russian exports
Argus Media

Russian coal exports were practically flat on the year in 2020, as strong July-December demand offset a weak first half. Shipments for the European ...

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