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Wyoming Coal Company Pays Property Taxes, Other Bills Remain
K2 Radio

(AP) — A troubled Wyoming coal-mining company has paid nearly $700,000 in property taxes but still owes millions in other local taxes. Wednesday's ...

New coal mine developing: Wyoming County site estimated to have 2021 opening, 100 to 150 jobs ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ITMANN — Consol Energy Inc. is developing a new low-vol metallurgical coal mining operation in Itmann with an estimated completion date in 2021.

Officials: Coal's slide to continue in US as renewables fill the gap
Casper Star-Tribune Online

But after production briefly bumped up the year after Trump took office, almost all coal mining states are now experiencing production declines.

Poland's Tauron considers selling some coal mines

WARSAW/KATOWICE: State-run Polish utility Tauron may sell some of its loss-making coal mines to try to improve its financial situation, three sources ...

World's Coal Miners May Be Digging Themselves Into Another Glut

A global push to dig new mines for steelmaking coal is drawing warnings that a supply glut could push the industry from a boom to a bust, mirroring the ...

Warner calls for action to protect miner benefits before impending deadline
Augusta Free Press

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) met this week with Southwest Virginia coal miners from the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) at his office in ...

Efforts to save miners' pensions

WASHINGTON - Coal miners are back on Capitol Hill, urging Congress to rescue their pensions. Right now, retirement money for thousands of coal ...

Wyoming coal giant Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy
KPVI News 6

It is Wyoming's third-largest coal producer, and its mines represent 20 percent of the state's coal miners in the Powder River Basin. Unlike the nation's ...

New York state adopts rules to phase out coal power plants by 2020

NRG, which mothballed the Dunkirk plant in 2016, dropped a plan to convert it from coal to gas in 2018. * In addition to the carbon rules, the New York ...

Even Trudeau's Canada won't rid itself of coal
Alton Telegraph

Scientists agree coal is choking the planet-so why is it so hard for governments to ditch? This is the last in a three-part series. Read parts one and two.

Coal miner TerraCom fires up A$63 million restructuring plan

Australian coal producer TerraCom (ASX:TER) has rolled out a A$63 million (about $44m) restructuring plan, consisting of a A$35-million capital raise ...

US seizes North Korean coal ship, accuses Pyongyang of violating sanctions
The Keene Sentinel

U.S. authorities have seized a North Korean ship allegedly used to sell coal in violation of international sanctions, the first such move by Justice ...

Cardinal Operating Company Seeks Bids For Coal
Yahoo Finance

Proposals for term coal are being sought for delivery beginning Q1 2020 and lasting up to 3 years. AEPGR and/or BPI may choose to individually ...

Mega coal trains on the horizon?
Racine County Eye (blog)

If you have noticed mega coal trains along the Union Pacific railroad lines, there's a reason for that. We Energies is working with Union Pacific to test ...

SaskPower at least 10 years from having week without coal
News Talk 650 CKOM

Don't expect SaskPower to match the United Kingdom's recent coal-less week anytime soon. England, Scotland and Wales didn't draw any electrical ...

Poland's Tauron considers selling some coal mines: sources

WARSAW/KATOWICE (Reuters) - State-run Polish utility Tauron may sell some of its loss-making coal mines to try to improve its financial situation, ...

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