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UMWA remembers Farmington No. 9 miners with virtual ceremony
West Virginia MetroNews

The mine explosion led to changes in coal mining, including regular inspections and punishments for violating federal standards. Secretary-Treasurer ...

CONSOL Energy Is Facing Large Hurdles
Seeking Alpha

The Coal Industry Is Collapsing. CONSOL Energy has done an admirable job staying afloat in the collapsing coal industry. Whereas a slew of ...

Coking Coal Market 2026 Size, Drivers, Opportunities, Top Companies, Trends, Challenges ...

Datong Coal Industry Company Limited; PT Adaro Energy, Tbk; Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited; Murray Energy Corporation. Request for a ...

Owner makes deal to sell Cumberland Mine

Iron Senergy, according to Contura, plans to continue operating the underground coal mine. An estimated 700 work at the facility in Franklin Township, ...

FirstEnergy Corp sets goal to become carbon free by 2050
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Energy Harbor, the owners of the nuclear plants, took ownership of FirstEnergy's remaining two Ohio coal plants in the bankruptcy deal. In addition, ...

Atlantic coking coal: Chinese demand stays strong
Argus Media

US coking coal prices were largely firm at the end of this week held up by strong Chinese demand for selected US low-volatile and mid-volatile coals, ...

Coal ash debate to resume in General Assembly
Rome News-Tribune

ATLANTA — Legislation requiring all coal ash in Georgia to be stored in lined landfills died in this year's General Assembly session without so much ...

Coal squeeze intensifies
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The objective of the Group's Thermal Coal Position paper is to encourage transition pathways towards decarbonisation. “Together, investors ...

New Indian mining reforms to be announced in next 6 – 8 weeks
World Coal

World Coal. We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our ...

Black & Veatch to Exit Coal Power Construction to Focus on Sustainable Grid

It was us, telling ourselves, did we really want to be part of that [coal] legacy anymore?” Black & Veatch says the global power industry is in transition and ...

Coal concentrate output exceeds 760000 tons in H1
Tehran Times

TEHRAN - Production of coal concentrate in Iran reached 762,900 tons during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March ...

Illinois Basin Q3 coal output totals 16.8 million st, up 19.6% on quarter: MSHA
S&P Global

... totaled nearly 16.8 million st in the third quarter, up 19.6% from the previous quarter, Mine Safety and Health Administration data showed Nov. 13.

Talen Energy to stop burning coal at Montour facility by end of 2025
Pennsylvania Business Report

Wagner coal generation facilities in Maryland by 2025. Talen will repurpose those facilities in the same manner as its Brunner Island general facility in ...

US coking coal unfazed by Biden presidency
Argus Media

US mining firms expect Joe Biden's presidency to raise some obstacles for the coking coal industry, but there is confidence that infrastructure ...

AEP Announces Plans To Invest in Mitchell Plant in Moundsville
Wheeling Intelligencer

The Mitchell Plant — a 1,560-megawatt, coal-fueled power plant that has been operating since 1971 — is one of four plants AEP will continue ...

Politicians try to rally support for coal despite economics and Biden presidential win

The coal industry is simply no longer economically competitive with other forms of power generation. While Manchin may hope that the energy industry ...

In Greene County, relief that Cumberland Mine will remain open
Pittsburgh Business Times

"I look forward to working with Iron Synergy to keep the coal industry financially sustainable and the backbone of our local economy." ...

Xcel Energy's Harrington Station to go off coal by 2025

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy plans to convert its coal-fueled Harrington Generating Station northeast of Amarillo to a natural gas fuel system by Jan.

US Western bituminous coal production totals 11.9 million st in Q3, up 8.1% on quarter: MSHA
S&P Global

... coal production totaled 11.9 million in the third quarter, up 8.1% from the previous quarter, Mine Safety and Health Administration data showed Nov.

Biden faces surge in US coal use and carbon emissions in first year
Financial Times

Greater demand for coal and oil would push up US emissions by 287m metric tonnes, the fastest annual rise in records dating to the 1970s, the agency ...

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