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Chris Cline is Killed in Helicopter Crash

by Jennifer Jensen, Associate Editor Shortly after takeoff on July 4 near Grand Cay in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas, a helicopter crashed killing all seven people on board, including billionaire and coal industry developer, Chris...

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Blackjewel Becomes Latest PRB Casualty

by Jennifer Jensen, Associate Editor Blackjewel LLC will be able to leave the lights on for a little while longer after a judge approved a $5 million emergency loan on July 3, with the contingency that its CEO Jeffrey Hoops step...

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AIMEX Conference Announces Speakers

Technological advancements, workforce changes, community collaborations and environmental challenges are just some of the concepts that will be debated at the upcoming Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) in...

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EPA Finalizes Affordable Clean Energy Rule

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which will replace former President Barack Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The new rule...

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Peabody, Arch Coal Combine PRB, Colorado Assets

Two of the top coal producers in the U.S. are joining forces. Peabody Energy and Arch Coal have entered into an agreement to combine their Powder River Basin and Colorado assets in a joint venture. The joint venture will...

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DOE Invests $39M to Improve Coal-fired Fleet

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 17 projects to receive approximately $39 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development under funding opportunity announcement,...

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Adani Can Begin Construction on Carmichael Mine

On June 13, the Queensland Government gave the final environmental approval of Adani’s Carmichael mine in Central Queensland. The project, which has been in the planning stages for eight years, can now begin construction. The...

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Sandvik Launches DR416i Rotary Blasthole Drill

Designed to improve efficiency and deliver dependable penetration for the mines, the Sandvik DR416i delivers a single-pass capacity of 21 m/69 ft, the longest single-pass mast in its class. Constructed for large-diameter (406...

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Call for MINExpo 2020 Presentations

A call for presentations has been posted to the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2020 website. Submissions will be accepted through September 30. Hal Quinn, National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO, lauded the opportunity...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (6/1/19)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '19YTD '18% Change
Wyoming112,882122,096-7.5
West Virginia39,16840,189-2.5
Pennsylvania20,01521,023-4.8
Illinois19,54720,752-5.8
Kentucky15,29916,918-9.6
Montana15,17315,1440.2
Indiana14,36814,409-0.3
North Dakota11,80712,148-2.8
Texas8,52510,412-18.1
Alabama6,2566,271-0.2
Appalachian Total80,64084,561-4.6
Interior Total53,36457,189-6.7
Western Total156,467167,082-6.4
U.S. Total290,471308,832-5.9

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