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Alliance Closes Dotiki Mine

Alliance Resource Partners will cease coal production on August 16 at the Dotiki mine operated by its subsidiary, Webster County Coal LLC, to focus on maximizing production at its lower-cost mines in the Illinois Basin, the...

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Contura Gets Approval to Repurchase Blackjewel Mines

A judge has approved the sale of Blackjewel’s mines in the Powder River Basin to Contura Energy. U.S. District Court Judge Frank Volk approved the sale on August 6, which includes the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte thermal coal mines...

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Warrior Met Reports Record Coal Sales

Alabama-based Warrior Met Coal produced and sold 2.2 million tons of met coal in the second quarter of 2019. That was an increase of 13.8% in production compared to the second quarter of 2018. The quarterly sales figure was also...

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Indian Coal Imports Increase 41%

By Ajoy K. Das KOLKATA, India—Indian coal imports during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (April-June) have been pegged at 18.45 million metric tons (mt), up 41% over the corresponding period of the previous year,...

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Federal Court Upholds Navajo Sovereignty in Lawsuit

On July 29, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit and affirmed Navajo Transitional Energy Co.’s (NTEC) right to assert sovereign immunity. The lawsuit attempted to challenge the approval...

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Contura Seeks to Buy Back Blackjewel Mines

Contura Energy is looking to purchase assets in the Powder River Basin it sold more than a year ago to Blackjewel LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 1. The assets include the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte thermal...

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BLM Shifts Resources to the West

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to relocate national policy staff positions closer to the lands it manages, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI). This realignment means most BLM Washington Office...

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Chubb Turns Its Back on Coal

Property and casualty insurance company Chubb Ltd. has adopted a new policy concerning coal-related underwriting and investment. The company will no longer underwrite the construction and operation of new coal-fired plants or...

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Blackhawk Mining Plans to Declare Bankruptcy

On July 15, Blackhawk Mining, which owns mines in Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana, said it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the end of the week. The company employees about 2,800 people. The company said it has...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (6/1/19)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '19YTD '18% Change
West Virginia39,16840,189-2.5
North Dakota11,80712,148-2.8
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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