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  • America’s Largest Coal Operators Finally Feel Some Relief

    America’s Largest Coal Operators Finally Feel Some Relief

  • Saving Lives on the Path to Automation

    Saving Lives on the Path to Automation

  • Booyco Implements PDS in South Africa

    Booyco Implements PDS in South Africa

  • Winning the War Against Wear

    Winning the War Against Wear

  • Optimizing Conveyor Belt Cleaner Tension to Maximize Performance and Service Life

    Optimizing Conveyor Belt Cleaner Tension to Maximize Performance and Service Life

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World News

India’s Ministry of Coal has stipulated that private bidders for the forthcoming auction of six coking coal blocks for captive consumption would have to mandatorily commit investments to set up...
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Operating Ideas

Connecting the Connected Mine How do you connect operations that cover vast stretches of land in some of the world’s most rugged and remote locations? That’s the question many mining companies are...
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TOP 10 COAL - PRODUCING STATES

Week Ending 9/2/17 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '17 YTD '16 % Change
Wyoming 217,938 185,452 17.5
West Virginia 62,164 52,424 18.6
Pennsylvania 35,331 29,459 19.9
Illinois 32,280 29,380 9.9
Kentucky 28,865 28,491 1.3
Texas 28,152 25,771 9.2
Indiana 21,881 19,215 13.9
Montana 21,304 20,057 6.2
North Dakota 20,835 18,499 12.6
Virgina 10,349 8,868 16.7
U.S. Total 532,477 468,234 13.7

Product News

Truck Bodies Engineered for Peak Performance PHIL’s Predictive Load system provides miners with HiVol Load Profiled truck bodies optimized for maximum payload for site-specific operating conditions. The...
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Suppliers News

article thumbnailJennmar, MEC Ink LCM Approach Jennmar and Murray Energy Corp. (MEC) sat down for what was going to be a simple pricing review nine months ago. The proposed one-hour meeting lasted nearly three hours as...
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Awards

National Mine Rescue Contest Tests Mine Emergency Response Skills More than 60 teams representing coal mines from around the country participated in the 2017 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench, and...
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TVA Seeks Diversification Through Retirements


The most significant new retirements since SNL Energy last published this analysis in September 2013 came from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which in November 2013 committed to retire eight coal units with more than 3,000 MW of total capacity. TVA said the retirements at its Colbert, Widows Creek and Paradise plants will help diversify its generation portfolio in the face of lower power sales and stringent environmental regulations. The utility estimated that shuttering the units would avoid capital costs of $1.01 billion at Colbert and $163 million at Widows Creek for emissions controls. TVA’s latest round of retirements represents a blow to the Illinois Basin coal market, which provides the three plants with the vast majority of their coal supply.