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World News

Glencore announced this week that the directors of its subsidiaries, Optimum Coal Holdings and Optimum coal mine, located in South Africa, commenced business rescue proceedings and placed both...
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Operating Ideas

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Vibratory screening machines serve several purposes in the prep plant. On the initial cut, they scalp the rock and other tramp materials from the run-of-mine (RoM) product...
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel This is a brief review of shipping issues of immediate interest. For example, there is a focus on the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) definition of New Panamax. ACP does not use the...

Legally Speaking

By Matthew F. Nieman and Linda Otaigbe While marijuana remains an illegal drug under federal law, 23 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana...
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Product News

Samson engineers have taken one of the company’s most popular and dependable working lines, Quantam-12, and added the latest high-performance fiber technology and construction enhancements.
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Week Ending 7/25/15 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '15 YTD '14 % Change
Wyoming 205,026 217,667 -5.8
West Virginia 57,943 64,816 -10.6
Kentucky 37,417 44,611 -16.1
Pennsylvania 31,698 35,231 -10.0
Illinois 33,644 31,697 6.1
Montana 23,377 23,042 1.5
Texas 19,501 23,746 -17.9
Indiana 19,824 22,111 -10.3
North Dakota 15,148 16,594 -8.7
Colorado 11,959 13,528 -11.6
U.S. Total 510,425 558,393 -8.6

Market Watch

By Annalee Grant, SNL Energy Some states have a long, hard road to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulations — specifically the 2030 carbon emissions goal...
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People in the News

article thumbnailUnion Pacific elected Lance M. Fritz chairman, president and CEO effective October 1. Previously, Fritz was president and COO. He succeeds John J. Koraleski as chairman. Koraleski plans to retire...
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Dr. Stephen C. Tadolini has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Syd S. Peng Ground Control in Mining Award for his long and distinguished career in the field of ground control and roof...
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