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Reinforcement project repairs damaged infrastructure on Buchanan mine refuse conveyor by justin...

2018 US Prep Plant Census

Owners make investments to improve processing operations by steve fiscor, editor For the most...


Peabody Completes Acquisition of Shoal Creek Mine

Peabody announced it has completed its purchase of the Shoal Creek seaborne metallurgical coal mine from private coal producer Drummond Company Inc. for $387 million. The acquisition includes the mine, preparation plant and...

Peabody Hands Out Awards for Clean Coal Technologies

On December 5, Peabody presented its Fifth Annual Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards, which highlights best-in-class clean coal technologies, at POWER-GEN International in Orlando, Florida. The company recognized...

US Senator Backs Bill Guaranteeing Loans for HELE Coal Plants

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced new legislation on November 19 to revamp the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee program and incentivize energy producers to construct new, cleaner, and more efficient coal-fired...


Pleasants Power Station Will Stay Open

The First Energy Pleasants Power Station in Belmont, West Virginia, will remain open until at least June 1, 2022, according to the company. The plant was originally scheduled to close in January. The plant employs 160 people....


Makhado Coking Coal Project Secures Off-take Agreement

MC Mining Ltd. concluded a hard coal purchase agreement for its Makhado project, located in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The purchasing group, the Huadong Coal Trading Center Co. Ltd., has logistics and bulk commodity...


Fairmont Opens 2 New Locations in Coal Country

Fairmont Supply Co. opened two new branch locations, one in Wharncliffe, West Virginia, and one in Cumberland, Kentucky. The expansion takes the company’s total sites to 22. Read the Whole Article in our Digital...

Motion Industries Acquires Hydraulic Supply Company

Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., announced it acquired Hydraulic Supply Co. (HSC). Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and with 30 locations, HSC is a full-service distributor, offering more...

BKT’s New Production Site is Under Way

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), one of the leading off-highway tire manufacturers headquartered in India, announced a $100 milion construction project for a new production site to serve not only the U.S. markets, but the...


FLSmidth Rolls Out New Trommel

FLSmidth recently launched a completely re-engineered trommel chassis and associated screen media package. The new trommel designs have been engineered using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design calculations to ensure they are...

Wireless Gas Detector

United Electric Controls, a producer of safety, alarm and shutdown technology, has expanded the capabilities of its Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector. Highlights include an expanded temperature operating range, enhanced...

Pump Protection

A new type of detection technology from Siemens protects centrifugal pumps from dry running in hazardous areas. Special current/voltage detection modules have been developed for the Simocode pro motor management system. Read the...


Split Decisions and Future Predictions

As this edition of Coal Age was going to press, the results of the 2018 midterm elections were still being tabulated in some states. For most of the country, however, the results reaffirmed the current situation: an equally...


Exporting: An Important Revenue Stream for Energy Producers

by jim burrows Coal companies across the United States are benefiting from exporting. Selling overseas is a great way to grow a business and boost the bottom line. In fact, U.S. coal exports have increased by 61% in 2017, as...

LED Light Reduces Roof Bolter Lighting Glare

by john j. sammarco Fortunately, there is an overall trend of increasing mineworker safety in the United States. One example is the rate per 200,000 hours worked of coal mining nonfatal lost-time injuries was 2.57 during 2009...


VCEA Presents Excellence in Mining Awards

In November, 11 awards of excellence were presented to southwest Virginia coal companies during the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance’s (VCEA) 47th annual Fall Meeting and “Excellence in Mining Awards,” at the Russell County...



Telsmith hired Don Ruppert as regional sales manager covering New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware as his primary focus. Ruppert has a strong background from crushing and screening to sand manufacturing,...

Motion Industries

Motion Industries hired Hal Midkiff as product sales manager, process pumps and equipment. With 27 years of experience in the process pumping industry, Midkiff has a wide range of knowledge in pumps and process equipment in...


Grading MSHAS’s Performance After 2 Years

by brian hendrix Almost two years into President Donald Trump’s first term, how would you grade the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) performance? Is MSHA more effective or efficient? No doubt, our nation’s mines...

Accident Investigation? What Could Go Wrong?

by avi meyerstein You may have some work to do to prepare for your next accident. How you handle the minutes, hours, and days following an accident can determine what kind of mess you may be dealing with — or not — for years to...


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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending 9/29/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 253,260 267,859 -5.5
West Virginia 82,151 77,707 5.7
Pennsylvania 42,035 41,550 1.2
Illinois 41,500 41,169 0.8
Kentucky 33,503 35,597 -5.9
Montana 32,900 29,168 12.8
Indiana 28,580 26,698 7.1
North Dakota 24,974 24,114 3.6
Texas 24,085 30,232 -20.3
Alabama 12,300 10,926 12.6
Appalachian Total 171,250 167,103 2.5
Interior Total 116,447 123,131 -5.4
Western Total 348,314 363,631 -4.2
U.S. Total 636,011 653,866 -2.7

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