Operating Ideas

To fight the damaging effects of fugitive material on single-direction belts, the Torsion VPlow is engineered with a unique spring-loaded suspension system that allows the plow to rise and fall with...
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel Coal producers seeking to export coal, particularly in Panamax and Handysize vessels, have seen almost six years of steady low ocean freight rates. Slight improvements have...

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The Q6000 Series Fuel Dilution Meter (FDM) operates in the laboratory or in the field to provide rapid, accurate measurements of fuel contamination in engine oil.
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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending (12/6/14) (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '14 YTD '13 % Change
Wyoming 387,046 383,717 0.9
West Virginia 112,357 111,837 0.5
Kentucky 80,266 79,844 0.5
Pennsylvania 57,988 54,666 6.1
Illinois 55,016 51,817 6.2
Montana 43,008 41,758 3.0
Texas 41,755 42,075 -0.8
Indiana 39,268 38,713 1.4
North Dakota 28,682 27,266 5.2
Ohio 24,671 24,958 -1.2
U.S. Total 981,928 973,925 0.8




Market Watch

By Jesse Gilbert and Steve Piper, SNL Energy December 2014 coal markets were mixed on the month, with eastern coal caught in the rout that has broadly affected energy commodities on slowing global...
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article thumbnailAlpha Natural Resources announced that CFO Frank Wood will retire effective February 28. Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Philip J. Cavatoni will assume the additional duties of...
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Western Fuels Association’s Dry Fork mine completed five years without a lost time incident on December 31. The five-year span represents 768,362 employee hours, during which Dry Fork mine shipped...
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