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Zonguldak, the heart of coal mining in Turkey, is facing hard days and emigration due to the layoff of 4,000 miners after the Turkish Parliament adopted a new code to improve safety conditions. At...
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Operating Ideas

By Richard Munson Kentucky Utilities' Ghent power station recently commissioned a coal combustion residue (CCR) waste conveying system to move gypsum, conditioned fly ash and bottom ash to a new...
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Transportation Tips

By Charlotte Cox and Darren Epps, SNL Energy  Powder River Basin (PRB) coal deliveries in the upper Midwest declined during the first three months of the year compared to the previous two years...

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Product News

FloLevel Technologies, an Australian innovator of level measurement products, launched a new self-cleaning Flotation Level Transmitter (FLT) that offers a simple, low maintenance device for very...
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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending (11/01/14) (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '14 YTD '13 % Change
Wyoming 324,364 324,692 -0.1
West Virginia 95,481 96,286 -0.8
Kentucky 67,745 68,289 -0.8
Pennsylvania 49,778 46,339 7.4
Illinois 46,664 44,452 5.0
Montana 35,634 35,027 1.7
Texas 35,547 35,781 -0.7
Indiana 33,217 32,933 0.9
North Dakota 24,444 23,106 5.8
Ohio 20,745 21,698 -4.4
U.S. Total 829,872 828,913 0.1

Market Watch

By Neil Powell U.S. power generating units with co-firing or dual-switching capabilities experienced a decline in total gas burn of nearly 22% in 2013 year-over-year, but despite rising gas prices,...
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People in the News

article thumbnailThe Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) selected Kentucky State Rep. Jim Gooch Jr. as its Coal Miner of the Year for 2014. KCA president Bill Bissett said that the annual award, announced October 24,...
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Mine rescue teams from Alpha Natural Resources mines in West Virginia and Virginia have taken all three top placements at the 2014 Nationwide Coal Mine Rescue Skills Championship, held recently in...
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