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EPA Approves First State Coal Ash Permit Program

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Oklahoma’s application to operate a permit program for disposing of coal combustion residuals, or coal ash, in landfills and surface impoundments. This approval...

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FirstEnergy Reaches Agreement With Creditors

FirstEnergy Corp. announced it has reached an agreement in principle with two groups of key creditors in the Chapter 11 proceedings of FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), its related entities and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co....

Carbon County Receives $600K for Cleanup, Redevelopment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing Carbon County, Utah with $600,000 in Brownfields grant funding to assess, clean up and revitalize properties in the communities of Price, Helper, Wellington and East...

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Teck Ships Less Met Coal in the First Quarter

Canadian miner Teck Resources said its first quarter production and sales volumes for its metallurgical coal operations were negatively by logistical issues at Westshore Terminals. Orders from customers were in place to exceed...

Ukraine Spends More for Imported Coal

From January to April, the value of Ukraine’s coal imports increased by 30%, to more than $1 billion, compared to the same period one year ago, according to Economic Unian. According to the latest government stats, 7.4 million...

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Double Coin Receives Tire Shipment From New Thai Plant

Double Coin and CMA announced their Rancho Cucamonga, California, warehouse received the first shipment of tires from the recently opened manufacturing facility in Thailand. The facility is owned by Huayi Group (Thailand) Co....

REMA Launches Belting Business Unit

REMA TIP TOP launched its Belting Business Unit, which, the company reported, puts its global conveyor belt resources under one roof. The move will strengthen the company’s presence in the global conveyor belt market, REMA TIP...

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Smaller, Lighter, Faster Laser Scanner

Maptek announced the I-Site SR3, a 600-m-range laser scanner. The R3 series is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than predecessor technology, with 2.5 times faster data acquisition than the company’s I-Site 8000 scanners, Maptek...

Lab Analysis Equipment

LECO said its 928 series will transform the way users determine carbon and nitrogen in a variety of organic materials. The latest advancement, according to the company, maintains the core capabilities and performance of previous...

Conveyor Accessories Catalog

Superior Industries published a 50-page conveyor components accessories catalog (bit.ly/2rIFSGw) that includes data related to product part numbers, measurements, weights, replacement data and more. Read the Whole Article in our...

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The Impact of Tax Reform on the Mining Industry

by john myrick The tax reform act signed at the end of 2017 made substantial changes to the tax code, and those changes will have an important — and generally positive — impact on the mining industry. The act is commonly...

Detecting Leaks in Aboveground HDPE Pipes

by mathew cook No matter the mining and processing operation, waste disposal will always be a significant aspect of the operation. The tailings byproduct of mineral or coal processing is part and parcel of the refinement...

Controlling Compressor Vibration and Surge

Controlling vibration and surge is one of the most critical aspects of keeping centrifugal and reciprocating compressors up and running. If improperly monitored and maintained, these types of compressors can experience frequent...

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Awards – April 2018

Peabody’s Wild Boar Mine Honored With National Reclamation Award Peabody Energy’s Wild Boar mine recently received the 2018 National Reclamation Award for reclamation work on the Barren Fork Pit. Awarded by the Interstate Mining...

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April 2018 – Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy named Brett Carter to the new role of executive vice president – chief customer and innovation officer effective in May. Carter will assume many of the responsibilities currently held by Marvin McDaniel, who will...

April 2018 – Alabama Coal Association

Patrick Cagle has been named the new president of the Alabama Coal Association, succeeding George Barber, who has elected to retire after seven years of service to the coal group, which was first formed in 1972. Cagle, who has...

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Legally Speaking – Jan-Feb 2018

Don’t Allow Bad Deeds to Go Unpunished At some point, most mine operators have faced a dilemma where their company discovers miners have been doing something improper. The alleged infraction justifies disciplining the miners....

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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 4/28/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 100,129 101,749 -1.6
West Virgina 30,640 30,580 0.2
Illinois 16,115 16,490 -2.3
Pennsylvania 16,060 16,340 -1.7
Kentucky 13,858 14,810 -6.4
Montana 10,305 9,553 7.9
Texas 10,119 11,227 -9.9
Indiana 10,101 10,645 -5.1
North Dakota 8,652 9,184 -5.8
Colorado 5,607 5,079 10.4
U.S. Total 246,586 252,448 -2.3

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