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Illawarra Longwalls Performing Strong

In its latest quarterly report, Australian miner South32 noted exceptional improvement from the longwall mining units at its Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, which allowed it to exceed prior production guidance. Coal production...

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SME Foundation Organizes Powder Day for Skiers

The SME Foundation is organizing a backcountry skiing excursion for February 28, the Thursday after the annual Society of Mining Engineers meeting in Denver. They have arranged for a professionally guided, private snow-cat...

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Production Halts at Donkin Coal Mine

Kameron Collieries, an affiliate of The Cline Group, and owner/operator of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, temporarily suspended production at Donkin due to a roof collapse in an older part of the mine. The...

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Alliance Names Craft Chairman of Board

Alliance Resource Partners announced this week that Joe Craft, president and CEO of ARLP’s general partner, has assumed the additional role of Chairman of the general partner’s Board of Directors. Craft replaces John...

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Cloud Peak Breaks the Buck

On December 26, Cloud Peak Energy was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that the average closing price of the company’s shares of common stock had fallen below $1 per share over a period of 30 consecutive trading...

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Oyu Tolgoi Signs Power Source Framework Agreement

Turquoise Hill Resources signed a power source framework agreement (PSFA) between Oyu Tolgoi and the government of Mongolia, which provides a binding framework and pathway forward for the construction of a Tavan Tolgoi-based...

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DOI Ryan Zinke to Step Down

On December 15, via Twitter, President Donald Trump announced that Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke would step down at the end of the year. This comes after numerous investigations were initiated by the Department of Interior’s...

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Alliance Buys Remaining Interest in AllDale

On December 17, Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) entered into definitive agreements to acquire the general partner interests in AllDale Minerals LP and AllDale Minerals II LP and all of the limited partner interests in AllDale...

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EPA, Corps Release New WOTUS Rule

On Tuesday, December 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States” that they believe clarifies federal authority under...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending 12/1/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 276,465 291,967 -5.3
West Virginia 89,661 85,205 5.2
Pennsylvania 45,667 45,311 0.8
Illinois 45,071 44,708 0.8
Kentucky 36,382 38,678 -5.9
Montana 36,133 32,176 12.3
Indiana 31,111 29,066 7.0
North Dakota 27,310 26,432 3.3
Texas 26,414 33,283 -20.6
Alabama 13,378 11,886 12.6
Appalachian Total 186,584 182,652 2.2
Interior Total 126,703 134,126 -5.5
Western Total 380,495 396,988 -4.2
U.S. Total 693,782 713,766 -2.8

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