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Peabody Will Acquire Shoal Creek Mine

Peabody Energy has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine located on the Black Warrior River in Alabama from private coal producer Drummond Co. Inc. for $400 million. Shoal Creek serves...

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Ramaco Develops Alternative Plan at Berwind Mine

After new exploratory drilling at the Berwind mine, Ramaco Resources has further defined the extent of a sandstone intrusion and has implemented an alternative plan to mine around it and ramp up into the Pocahontas No. 4 seam....

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SUEK Sets Longwall Record at Yalevsky Mine

The “hero of Kuzbass,” Yevgeny Kosmin, and his brigade set another record for monthly coal production record at the Yalevsky mine, according to the Siberian Coal & Energy Co. (SUEK). The brigade produced 1.627 million...

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Falkirk Adds 160 Acres to Mining Area

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has approved the Falkirk mining plan located in McLean County, North Dakota, following a supplemental environmental assessment. The approval authorizes the Falkirk...

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Gardner Withdraws OSM Nomination

By Steve Fiscor, editor-in-chief Steven Gardner has withdrawn his nomination to direct the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM). Gardner said the decision was a difficult one and one that comes after almost...

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Alcoa Pursuing Liberty Mine Expansion in Indiana

U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa is moving forward with plans to expand the Liberty surface coal mine in Warrick County, Indiana, by asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a split lower court ruling on a controversial surface...

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Russia Will Export 200M Metric Tons of Coal in 2018

Russia is expected to export more than 200 million metric tons (mt) of coal in 2018, according to Xinhua. At a fuel and energy commission held in Kemerovo Region, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said, “Russia is expected to...

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New Power Plant is Commissioned in Panama

South Korea’s Posco Engineering & Construction Co. held a ceremony to dedicate the completion of the construction of the largest combined-cycle power plant in Panama. The 381-megawatt (MW) plant is located near Colon, 60...

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Indian Coal Imports Surge

India’s coal imports appear to be headed for another strong month in August, raising the question as to why the usually cost-sensitive market hasn’t scaled back purchases given a surge in prices to the highest in nearly seven...

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EPA to Replace CPP With Affordable Clean Energy Rule

By JENNIFER JENSEN On August 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired plants that would replace former President Barack Obama’s Clean...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 8/25/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 198,793 205,054 -3.1
West Virgina 61,453 60,160 2.1
Illinois 32,406 32,485 -0.2
Pennsylvania 30,826 32,376 -4.8
Kentucky 30,826 28,633 -8.9
Montana 24,051 21,434 12.2
Indiana 20,955 20,799 0.9
Texas 19,222 22,825 -15.8
North Dakota 18,823 18,383 2.4
Alabama 9,625 8,512 13.1
U.S. Total 490,602 504,092 -2.7

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