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World News

Investment firm Goldman Sachs Group (GSG), owner of a pair of coal operations in Colombia, is reportedly seeking to sell off their holdings in the Andean nation and completely exit coal mining and...
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Operating Ideas

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor It’s a mission by every mine: mine coal faster, more efficiently, with less effort. Thanks to a meeting of minds between Alpha Coal West, Wyoming Machinery Co. and...
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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 Erik M. Dullea and Penny Ann Lieberman The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was enacted in 1988. While the law and its regulations have not changed significantly since then, there...
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Product News

According to ASGCO, one of the most easily preventable conveyor accident sources is a dislodged return idler falling onto an unsuspecting worker. Misaligned belts often come into contact with return idler...
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TOP 10 COAL - PRODUCING STATES

Week Ending 5/2/15 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '15 YTD '14 % Change
Wyoming 153,667 166,906 -7.9
West Virginia 44,852 49,823 -10.0
Kentucky 30,574 34,324 -10.9
Pennsylvania 26,604 27,182 -2.1
Illinois 23,285 24,290 -4.1
Texas 16,827 17,927 -6.1
Montana 16,803 17,093 -1.7
Indiana 15,460 17,048 -9.3
North Dakota 12,105 13,042 -7.2
Colorado 9,798 10,123 -3.2
U.S. Total 394,027 427,989 -7.9

Market Watch

By Molly Christian and Neil Powell, SNL Energy An SNL Energy analysis shows that 75% of coal deliveries to surviving plants come from the Powder River Basin (PRB), Illinois Basin (ILB) and Northern...
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People in the News

article thumbnailRobert L. Benson, president and CEO, North American Coal, will retire at the end of June after 38 years of service. Benson will serve as vice chairman of the board of directors following his...
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Awards

Cloud Peak Energy’s Cordero Rojo mine, located near Gillette, Wyoming, received the 2015 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality...
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