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Teck Ships Less Met Coal in the First Quarter

Canadian miner Teck Resources said its first quarter production and sales volumes for its metallurgical coal operations were negatively by logistical issues at Westshore Terminals. Orders from customers were in place to exceed...

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Ukraine Spends More for Imported Coal

From January to April, the value of Ukraine’s coal imports increased by 30%, to more than $1 billion, compared to the same period one year ago, according to Economic Unian. According to the latest government stats, 7.4 million...

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Ukraine’s Metinvest Refinances Debt

During late April, Metinvest, the vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies based in Kiev, Ukraine, refinanced its $2.3 billion of debt, by issuing two tranches of bonds and amending and restating its pre-export...

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Indian Coal Imports Rise After 2 Years of Decline

Indian coal imports increased 14% during fiscal year 2017-2018, reversing the declining trends in two consecutive previous fiscal years with portents of higher inward shipment of the dry fuel in the current year considering...

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China Coal Imports Tumble on New Rules

The Business Times reported that China’s decision to impose fresh restrictions on imports of coal at some ports appears to have caused a sharp fall in inbound shipments of the polluting fuel. The measures, announced on April 16,...

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Proposed Sanctions Impact Kazahk Coal

The Economic Times reported that the Bogatyr Komir coal mining joint venture between Kazakhstan’s state-run Samruk Energy and Rusal could face risks linked to U.S. sanctions against the Russian aluminum producer’s CEO Oleg...

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China to Cut Coal Production

China has committed to a goal of cutting 150 million metric tons (mt) of coal production capacity and will deepen supply-side reform with a focus on “zombie enterprise” withdrawal in 2018, according to China Daily. Read the...

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Adani Power to Shift Away From Imported Coal

Adani’s coal-fired power business has reported more heavy losses, prompting the Indian conglomerate to announce it would shift away from using imported coal, according to The Guardian. In its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings report,...

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Last Missing Polish Miner is Found Dead

Rescuers searching for Polish coal miners trapped underground by a collapsed tunnel have found the body of the last missing miner, according to Reuters, taking the death toll to five in the incident, coal company JSW said on May...

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Chinese Import Restrictions Widen

by michael yu China has expanded its coal import restrictions, with several more ports introducing heavier controls over shipments from overseas. Most major South China ports are now subject to some form of limitation over all...

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Ukraine Shuts Down Power to Lugansk Coal Mines

Ukrainian Energy Service has shut down power at coal mines on the territory of the Lugansk region, seeking independence, but officially controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, Sputnik News reported. The head of the...

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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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