Category: Breaking news

Contura Energy Greenlights Lynn Branch Project

In their first earnings call as co-CEOs for Contura Energy, Andy Eidson and Mark Manno, discussed results that were positive, but did not meet expectations. During the quarter, the company produced 6 million tons, a...

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Queensland Approves Olive Downs Coking Coal Project

Pembroke Resources reported that its Olive Downs coking coal project has been approved by Queensland’s coordinator general and is expected to begin producing next year. Located 40 kilometers (km) southeast of Moranbah in...

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Cloud Peak Energy Files for Chapter 11

Cloud Peak Energy announced on May 10 it filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The company intends to continue a marketing process for all of its assets and expects...

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CONSOL Energy Starts Development of Itmann Mine

CONSOL Energy Inc. has commenced the development of a new low-vol metallurgical coal mining operation in Wyoming County, West Virginia, with an anticipated completion date of 2021. The Itmann mine, the company’s first major...

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Paringa Delivers First Coal to Customers

Paringa Resources Ltd. has delivered first coal from the Poplar Grove operation in western Kentucky. A maiden shipment of approximately 1,500 tons was loaded into barges at Paringa’s Ainsworth Dock on the Green River to...

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CCTC Signs $1M Agreement With University of Wyoming

Clean Coal Technologies Inc. (CCTC), a leading clean-energy company utilizing patented and proven technology (Pristine) to convert run of mine coal into a cleaner-burning and more efficient stabilized solid fuel, announced an...

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DEQ Issues Permit for Rosebud Mine Expansion

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has partially approved the proposed expansion of the Rosebud mine, while also partially disapproving acreage where mining could potentially damage groundwater. The mine,...

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Big Rivers Seeks Spot, Long-term Bids for Coal

Big Rivers Electric Corp. (BREC) is soliciting proposals for steam coal and petroleum coke for it’s DB Wilson and RD Green generating stations. BREC wants to procure spot solid steam fuel, commencing on July 1 through...

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Sasol Opens New Mine in South Africa

Sasol officially opened a new colliery last week in Mpumalanga, South Africa, where it beneficiates coal into high-value fuel and chemical products at world scale. Meaning “success” in Nguni, Impumelelo is one of three...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

week ending (3/30/2019)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '19YTD '18% Change
Wyoming65,58875,623-13.3
West Virginia22,81323,176-1.6
Pennsylvania11,49911,851-3.0
Illinois11,28612,496-9.7
Montana8,8958,968-0.8
Kentucky8,89010,127-12.2
Indiana8,1668,387-2.6
North Dakota6,9227,458-7.2
Texas5,1446,004-14.3
Alabama3,6383,860-5.8
Appalachian Total46,96749,489-5.1
Interior Total30,70533,642-8.7
Western Total91,048102,637-11.3
U.S. Total168,720185,768-9.2

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