Noble Sues Australian Coal Producers

NOBLE Group Ltd. has filed a claim in Australia against two coal producers for alleged breaches of contractual obligations under a marketing services agreement, according to Bloomberg. The Singapore-listed commodity trading...

Bowie Appoints New Leadership

Bowie Resource Partners (BRP) appointed James Grech as CEO and Marc Maglione as CFO, alongside the promotion of Corey Heaps to vice president of operations and Garrett Atwood to vice president of marketing, logistics and...


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 6/30/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 151,494 152,535 -0.7
West Virgina 47,004 46,964 0.1
Illinois 24,714 25,536 -3.2
Pennsylvania 24,248 25,238 -3.9
Kentucky 21,031 22,812 -7.8
Montana 16,275 15,043 8.2
Texas 15,614 17,144 -8.9
Indiana 15,411 16,013 -3.8
North Dakota 13,281 13,818 -3.9
Colorado 8,330 8,155 2.1
U.S. Total 375,372 384,115 -2.3

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