Category: Breaking news

US Coal Operators Protect Against COVID-19

By Steve Fiscor The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated mining as critical to U.S. infrastructure. While that means that coal suppliers can continue to operate mines during the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Coronado Temporarily Suspends US Production

In response to an economic downturn in Europe, Brazil and the United States, Coronado Global Resources is temporarily idling its U.S. operations. The company will continue shipments to these regions from existing inventories of...

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WVDEP Files Suit Against ERP Environmental Fund

On March 26, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed suit against ERP Environmental Fund Inc., the company that acquired more than 100 mining permits out of Patriot Coal Corp.’s bankruptcy in...

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Mongolia Resumes Coal Exports to China

Mongolia has resumed coal exports to China, Finance Minister Chimed Khurelbaatar said on Monday, as reported by Xinhua. The resumption started via Gashuun Sukhait border port after the Mongolian government lifted a ban that was...

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Cerrejon Coal Miners Vote to Strike

The majority of members at two unions of Colombian coal miner Cerrejon voted to strike because of a dispute over pay and benefits in their contract, a union leader told Reuters. A strike at Cerrejon, which is owned equally by...

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X-MAT Wins DOE Contract for Battery Research

West Virginia coal could be playing a greater role in powering phones or cars. X-MAT, the Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics, is working on breakthrough technology to take clean coal and use it for batteries. Along with...

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Sunrise Coal Closes Carlisle Mine

Sunrise Coal’s Carlisle mine in Sullivan County, Indiana, has permanently closed. Operations were idled at the underground coal mine back in January, which also led to 90 full-time employees being let go. Hallador Energy, the...

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