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SUEK Produces 55.6 MT of Coal in First-half of 2018

The Siberian Coal Energy Co. (SUEK), the largest coal producer in Russia, reported 55.6 million metric tons (mt) of coal for the first half of 2018, representing a 4% increase over the same period in 2017. Sales volumes during...

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NTEC Buys Interest in Four Corners Power Plant

Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC) has acquired a 7% ownership interest in units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP). NTEC purchased the interest from 4C Acquisition LLC (4CA), an affiliate of Arizona Public...

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Power Plant Liquidation Sale

Commercial Development Co. (CDC) announced a three-day open house event July 24-26 to liquidate surplus equipment and machinery from the former 1,600-megawatt Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts, which was the...

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Trump Appoints Wheeler as Acting EPA Admin

On July 5, President Donald Trump appointed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the acting administrator of the EPA following the resignation of Scott Pruitt. President Trump tweeted, “I...

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Big Rivers Accepting Bids for Coal

Big Rivers Electric Corp. (BREC) is soliciting proposals for steam coal and petroleum coke for the company’s Wilson, Green and Station Two (Henderson) generating stations in Kentucky. Deadline for bids is Wednesday, July 25 at 1...

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Cumberland Longwall Encounters Difficult Geology

Contura Energy revised its 2018 production outlook downward for the Cumberland longwall mine in southwestern Pennsylvania. Over the last several weeks, the mine has been experiencing unforeseen geologic conditions due to reduced...

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Registration Opens for Illinois Mining Institute

The annual Illinois Mining Institute (IMI) will be held August 7-8 at the Pavilion in Marion, Illinois. The coal mining symposium includes presentations from industry leaders, such as Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Resource...

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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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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 5/26/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 122,605 123,008 -0.3
West Virgina 37,820 37,438 1.0
Illinois 19,890 20,277 -1.9
Pennsylvania 19,651 20,065 -2.1
Kentucky 17,005 18,160 -6.4
Montana 12,910 11,851 8.9
Texas 12,525 13,704 -8.6
Indiana 12,430 12,892 -3.6
North Dakota 10,679 11,124 -5.8
Colorado 6,801 6,366 6.8
U.S. Total 303,012 307,564 -1.5

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