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Immersive Releases Most Advanced Mining Simulator

Immersive Technologies continues to advance its simulator platforms with the release of the PRO4-B. This new platform provides the most sophisticated vision system available, according to Immersive Technologies, resulting in the...

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NIOSH Will Host Rock Dust Webinar

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) will host a zoom webinar on September 30 at 8:30 a.m. The discussion will revolve around the latest developments in the effective prevention of coal mine explosions using...

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Whitehaven Gets Approval for Vickery Project

The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Planning Commission (IPC) gave Whitehaven Coal the greenlight for its Vickery Extension Project near Gunnedah, in the Australian state’s northwest. The primary approval follows a lengthy...

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Warrior Met Manages Costs

Warrior Met Coal, the leading U.S. producer and exporter of metallurgical coal reported a second quarter 2020 net loss of $9.2 million, compared to a net income of $125.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. “As a result of...

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Safe Restart at Grosvenor is Planned for 2021

Anglo American has announced plans to safely restart operations at Grosvenor in the second half of 2021. Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Business CEO Tyler Mitchelson reiterated that safety is the priority and the company was...

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Spring Creek Mine Hires Back 73 Employees

The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC) has announced it will rehire 73 furloughed employees. They will return to work at the Spring Creek mine in Montana on August 3, as reported by Wyoming Public Media. NTEC laid off those...

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Alliance Restarts Production at Mining Complexes

Alliance Resource Partners resumed underground coal production in May at the River View and Warrior mines in the Illinois Basin (ILB) and subsequently at each of its remaining mining complexes: Gibson and Hamilton in the ILB and...

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Rhino Resource Partners Files for Bankruptcy

Rhino Resource Partners LP, along with its subsidiaries and certain affiliates, has filed for relief under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Rhino has obtained $11.75 million of...

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Alliance Signs 6-Month Coal Supply Deal With EKPC

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) purchased 220,000 short tons (st) of coal from Alliance Resource Partners and its subsidiaries for a six-month delivery period. The cooperative bought 220,000 st of 12,600 Btu/lb coal from...

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CONSOL Will Lay Off 233 at Enlow Fork Mine

CONSOL Energy Inc. filed a Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act notice this month saying it will lay off 233 Enlow Fork mine workers on August 31. The mine was idled in mid-April. About 600 people work at the Enlow...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (6/27/20)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '20YTD '19% Change
Wyoming101,410132,490-23.5
West Virginia33,15748,247-31.3
Pennsylvania19,27925,728-25.1
Illinois15,96724,546-35.0
Montana13,32415,308-13.0
Kentucky12,69719,253-34.1
North Dakota11,15812,989-14.1
Indiana10,65216,935-37.1
Texas8,51111,401-25.3
Utah5,9177,968-25.7
Appalachian Total70,651100,544-29.7
Interior Total45,29766,766-32.2
Western Total142,580186,292-23.5
U.S. Total258,528353,602-26.9

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