Canada Approves Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mine Project

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change the Honourable Catherine McKenna recently announced the cabinet’s decision to approve the Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mining Project, following a federal environmental assessment....

Ramaco Develops Alternative Plan at Berwind Mine

After new exploratory drilling at the Berwind mine, Ramaco Resources has further defined the extent of a sandstone intrusion and has implemented an alternative plan to mine around it and ramp up into the Pocahontas No. 4 seam....


Emerging Coal-to-Liquid Industry to Boost Growth

The global coal logistics market is expected to post a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 4% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. A key factor driving the growth...

DOL Seeks Input on Study of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a Request for Information (RFI) on a Retrospective Study of the final rule entitled “Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust,...


Poland JSW Sees Coal Output of 15.4M MT

European Union’s biggest coking coal producer JSW SA expects its coal output will rise to 15.4 million mt (mt) this year, according to Economic Times. Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ozon said, “The planned 2018 output amounts to...

Indonesian Coal Output Rising in 2018

This year’s coal production in Indonesia is likely to top last year’s figure of 461 million metric tons (mt), according to Indonesian Investments. Coal production in 2018 may also exceed the production quota that was set by the...


Mole-Master Introduces New Abrasive Blasting Brochure

Mole-Master Services Corp., a leader in providing silo cleanout services and products to a broad spectrum of industries, has a new four-page brochure describing the company’s media blasting capabilities and services. The...

Martin Engineering Opens Facility in Australia

Martin Engineering opened a factory owned manufacturing facility in Queensland, Australia. The new facility will provide direct sales, service, training and manufacturing to the rapidly growing Australian mining segment. The...

Belt Tech to Distribute More Superior Equipment

Superior Industries Inc. named Belt Tech Industrial as full line dealer of the former’s bulk processing and handling equipment. Belt Tech will sell and service Superior’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment...


High-speed Backstops

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission recently launched a new line of external, high-speed overrunning backstops. The BRUS backstops are designed to replace the Falk BIF model external high-speed backstops. Tsubaki utilizes a unique...

Electronic Initiation System

Dyno Nobel recently launched the DigiShot Plus 4G electronic initiation system, the newest and most sophisticated addition to the Dyno Nobel electronic line. Developed by Dyno Nobel’s joint venture partner DetNet, it is designed...

Mine Dewatering Pump Skids

The Netzsch dewatering pump skid unit includes a tank, progressing cavity pump with right angle gearmotor, inspection ladder, valves, and piping — all mounted on a common galvanized steel skid. Also available are optional units...


FROM THE EDITOR – June 2018 – Playing Energy Favorites

The News section this month kicks off with a couple of positive stories. One discusses the generation mix at one of the largest electricity generators and another demonstrates the positive impact exports are having on...


Studying Longwall Ventilation With Physical Modeling

by vasu gangrade, samuel harteis and james addis Ventilation is the primary method for controlling gas and dust during longwall mining. It is not only important for controlling dust particulates, but also for maintaining...

Short-Circuiting the High Cost of Transformer Upgrades

Ameren’s Rush Island generating station’s use of retrofitted transformers offers insights for any plant that seeks to increase capacity on a budget Increase capacity. When the call comes from upper management to produce more...

The Impact of Tax Reform on the Mining Industry

by john myrick The tax reform act signed at the end of 2017 made substantial changes to the tax code, and those changes will have an important — and generally positive — impact on the mining industry. The act is commonly...


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

After more than 30 years of service in mine safety and health research, Mike Brnich, lead engineer of the Technology Integration Team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Pittsburgh Mining Research...


Are Obama Coal Dust Rules Warranted?

by henry chajet Major regulatory changes adopted by the President Barack Obama administration targeting the coal industry included dust rules enforced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Among them were the...


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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 8/25/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 198,793 205,054 -3.1
West Virgina 61,453 60,160 2.1
Illinois 32,406 32,485 -0.2
Pennsylvania 30,826 32,376 -4.8
Kentucky 30,826 28,633 -8.9
Montana 24,051 21,434 12.2
Indiana 20,955 20,799 0.9
Texas 19,222 22,825 -15.8
North Dakota 18,823 18,383 2.4
Alabama 9,625 8,512 13.1
U.S. Total 490,602 504,092 -2.7

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