Category: Breaking news

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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Foresight Expects Strong Export Steam Coal for 2018

Foresight Energy said it anticipates selling at least a third of its Illinois steam coal production, perhaps more, into the export market in 2018 after such sales accounted for 33% of the 5.24 million tons the St. Louis-based...

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Matrix Introduces UVision Lighting

Matrix Design Group has an advanced technology mine lighting product, UVision, which combines LED and safe spectrum UV for the first time in a mine-duty lighting system. This patent-pending technology not only delivers 50%...

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Thiess Secures Curragh Contract

Thiess has been awarded a A$160 million contract extension by Coronado Curragh to continue to provide mining services at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland, Australia. Thiess has a long record of service at Curragh having...

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AEP Expects to Burn Slightly More Coal This Year

American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utility companies in the United States, plans to burn slightly more steam coal in 2018 than last year at its remaining coal-burning power plants. The Columbus,...

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BMA to Sell Gregory Crinum Mine in Australia

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) joint venture partners BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd. have entered into an agreement to sell the Gregory Crinum mine in central Queensland to Sojitz Corp. for A$100 million. In...

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Epiroc Prepares for Mid-June Listing

Soon Atlas Copco will spin off its mining-related business as Epiroc. This week, the new company hosted its first Capital Markets Day, in Örebro, Sweden. “It is very exciting that we will soon be listed on the stock exchange,”...

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American Resources Begins Production at Razorblade

American Resources Corp., through its subsidiary Quest Energy and Deane Mining, recently commenced operations at its Razorblade surface mine located in Letcher County, Kentucky. This is American Resources’ fifth mine brought...

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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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