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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...

Legally Speaking

By Linda Otaigbe The new Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Coal Dust Rule, published in May, mandates sweeping changes claimed to reduce health effects from exposures to respirable coal mine...
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Product News

article thumbnailThe Satellite series of unattended weighing kiosks provide the ultimate experience in unmanned truck scale efficiency and streamlined data integration.
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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending (7/26/14) (in Thousand Short Tons)
  2014 2013 % Change
Wyoming 216,220 217,313 -0.5
West Virginia 66,837 67,152 -0.5
Kentucky 47,289 46,964 0.7
Pennsylvania 33,002 31,672 4.2
Illinois 31,103 31,059 0.1
Texas 23,683 22,990 3.0
Montana 23,539 22,894 2.8
Indiana 22,901 21,873 4.7
North Dakota 16,497 15,491 6.5
Ohio 13,490 16,052 -16.0
U.S. Total 557,276 561,812 -0.8


Contract staffer GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance recently held their annual safety award ceremonies in all regional locations, sending several workers home with prizes for safe work practices...
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