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Logistics Impact Rhino Resources

Despite the ongoing robust coal market demand, Rhino Resources experienced delays in rail service late in the third quarter due to weather conditions that temporarily closed east coast export terminals. The company incurred...

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NRP, Foresight Resolve Legal Dispute

Natural Resource Partners (NRP) and Foresight Energy recently settled litigations regarding Foresight Energy’s Hillsboro Energy Deer Run mine and Foresight Energy’s Macoupin Energy Shay mine. Upon execution of final documents,...

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JRL Achieves Production Milestone

JRL Coal Inc. has completed the shipment of more than 1 million tons of thermal coal as its payroll reaches 200 employees since beginning operations in June 2017. In February 2017, JRL acquired the mining rights of a mine and...

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Teck Misses Met Coal Guidance

Teck Resources’ third-quarter met coal sales of 6.7 million metric tons (mt) were 10% lower than a year ago and 100,000 mt below guidance. President and CEO Don Lindsay cited logistical issues at Westshore Terminals for causing...

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Polydeck Celebrates 40th

On October 11, Polydeck Screen Corp. celebrated its 40th anniversary at the company’s Spartanburg, South Carolina, campus. It was a two-day celebration attended by employees, partners and affiliates. The anniversary merits both...

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Mission Coal Files for Chapter 11

Mission Coal, which was formed in January by combining Seneca Coal Resources and Seminole Coal Resources, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama....

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Bowie Becomes Wolverine, Moves to Utah

U.S. bituminous coal operator Bowie Resource Partners moved its corporate headquarters from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Sandy, Utah, and has changed its name to Wolverine Fuels LLC. Wolverine will continue to operate the Sufco,...

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Westmoreland Files for Bankruptcy

On Tuesday, October 9, Westmoreland Coal Co. said it had entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with members of an ad hoc group that hold approximately 76.1% of the company’s term loan, approximately 57.9% of its...

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Peabody Provides Update on North Goonyella

Peabody has developed a multitiered plan in an effort to extinguish a fire at its North Goonyella mine in Queensland and contain the impacts. The plan was reviewed by the Queensland Mine Inspectorate and is undergoing...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 9/29/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 223,744 237,569 -5.8
West Virgina 72,562 68,320 6.2
Pennsylvania 37,402 36,802 1.6
Illinois 36,934 36,787 0.4
Kentucky 29,830 32,339 -7.8
Montana 28,793 25,391 13.4
Indiana 25,352 23,729 6.8
North Dakota 21,996 21,209 3.7
Texas 21,131 26,342 -19.8
Alabama 10,917 9,572 14.0
U.S. Total 562,408 578,373 -2.8

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