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China's coal users, importers shifting away from Australian suppliers
The Australian Financial Review

Shanghai | Fears of port delays in China are forcing importers and end users to switch from Australian coal to other sources, according to industry ...

Richardton ethanol plant moves forward with carbon capture project
Grand Forks Herald

BISMARCK -- A project to capture carbon dioxide from a western North Dakota ethanol plant continues to advance as researchers work to better ...

Coal: Miners need help in new energy economy
Tacoma News Tribune

Re: “Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Kentucky coal mines,” (TNT, 3/27). Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr's invitation to New York Congresswoman ...

WV coal industry looking to recover after decade of production downturn
WV News

There are about 14,000 full-time coal miners working in West Virginia who are supported by around 35,000 contractors, Raney said. Coal is mined in ...

Analysts see bleak outlook for Powder River Basin coal
Wyoming Tribune

... Powder River Basin anytime soon, in part because Wyoming's largest coal miners, Arch Coal and Peabody Energy, are investing in other markets.

Perry Co. will use coal severance funding to pay for school officers

The Sheriff says several months ago he asked County Judge Executive Scott Alexander to help pay for officers in schools whom the Perry Board of ...

Editorial: Murray's move to met coal signals industry change
Williamson Daily News

In late March, Murray Energy Corp., which is based in St. Clairsville, Ohio, announced it was the successful bidder for three met coal mine complexes ...

Wyoming's third largest coal producer faces debt payment deadline Monday, possible bankruptcy
KPVI News 6

Coal miners have contributed more to the benefits of the state than they've benefited from as individuals, he said. How much the state owes them as ...

Moody's sees bleak outlook for Powder River Basin coal
The Torrington Telegram

... Powder River Basin anytime soon, in part because Wyoming's largest coal miners, Arch Coal and Peabody Energy are investing in other markets.

Barr to AOC: Apologize before you come to Kentucky
The Olympian

... sweeping Green New Deal the “real life implications” of the climate change legislation that Republicans say would put coal miners out of business.

A measure to put a 'pause' on new Indiana electricity projects is defeated — for now
Indianapolis Star

Critics of the moratorium called it the "last gasp" of the coal industry to keep aging, expensive and polluting plants open. Mark Maassel, president of ...

Factories and Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States

But coal industry analyst Joe Aldina of S&P Global Platts said while the Trump administration reduced regulations, coal's success in West Virginia last ...

Coal Isn't Dead Yet

As most developed countries pursue policies that reduce the consumption of coal, the coal industry has fallen out of favor among the investing ...

Mine reclamation conference highlights legislative wins, water treatment, others
WV News

Looking at the coal industry as a whole, Bostic said two of the nation's decommissioned blast furnaces have been reactivated due to increased ...

Sasol names SA coal veteran Nkosi as next chairman

Sasol appointed Sipho Nkosi to its board and said the former coal-industry executive will become chairman in November when Mandla Gantsho steps ...

New TVA head says board right on coal plant closures
Columbia Daily Herald

NASHVILLE — Shutting down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant is the right decision, the new head of the Tennessee Valley Authority said Friday.

DOE to award up to $100M for future coal plants in Coal FIRST initiative
Green Car Congress (blog)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) intends to provide up to $100 million in awards (DE-FOA-0002116) for the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, ...

CEDAR holds coal fair at Chief Logan Lodge
The Logan Banner

LOGAN - The Coal Education Development and Resource, or CEDAR, of Southern West Virginia Inc. held their annual regional coal fair at the Chief ...

Out-of-state coal interests are funding a battle to keep Indianacoal plants from closing
Indianapolis Star

Across the nation, coal-fired power plants are rapidly being retired — a cost-conscious, clean-energy trend that has spurred some of the world's largest ...

Movie about Appalachian coal miners trapped underground debuts Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A film opens in theaters this week and its chilling theme is known all too well by residents of coal producing states - an ...

Sasol Officially Opens Another Coal Mine, Sustaining Jobs
PRNewswire (press release)

"In addition to sustaining some 4000 jobs, the new mines are critical to securing coal supply to Sasol Secunda Synfuels Operations up to at least 2050 ...

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