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World News

Kazinform reported that year-to-date through the end of October, Kazakhstan exported 23.4 million metric tons (mt) of coal. Domestically, 61.8 million metric tons of coal were delivered to the...
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Operating Ideas

Performance Improvements for Continuous MinersFor underground coal operators, the continuous miner is an indispensable piece of equipment. Room-and-pillar mines rely on them for production and...
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Resource Center

TOP 10 COAL - PRODUCING STATES

Week Ending 11/25/17 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '17 YTD '16 % Change
Wyoming 291,990 265,659 9.9
Pennsylvania 45,054 39,608 13.8
Illinois 43,482 39,471 10.2
Kentucky 39,453 38,728 1.9
Texas 33,349 35,259 -5.4
Montana 29,208 28,844 1.3
Indiana 28,558 26,056 9.6
North Dakota 25,877 25,351 2.1
Colorado 14,500 11,143 30.1
Virginia 13,185 12,089 9.1
U.S. Total 708,778 654,360 8.3

Product News

Crawler Tractor Ups Production, Lowers Emissions Liebherr’s 50-metric-ton (mt) PR 766 crawler tractor was designed for power, low emissions, efficiency, driver comfort, and durability, the company...
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Suppliers News

article thumbnailGE Helps Modernize Indian Power Plant In an effort to improve the efficiency and reduce emissions of India’s installed fleet of coal-fired power plants, GE’s Power Services business, working with...
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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.