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Decker Coal Brings Back Furloughed Employees

After laying off nearly 30% of its workforce earlier this month, all 98 furloughed Decker Coal Co. employees have returned to work. On May 8, the company announced it was furloughing the miners from its Decker Coal mine in...

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Warrior Met Will Build New Barge Load-out Facility

Warrior Met Coal Inc. plans to invest $50 million to construct a barge load-out facility in Walker County, Alabama, to support its expanding metallurgical coal mine near Tuscaloosa. The project is expected to add 12 new jobs....

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Whitehaven Gains Government Approval for Vickery

This week in Australia, the New South Wales government released its comprehensive technical assessment for Whitehaven Coal’s Vickery Extension Project and its key recommendation that the project can proceed. The report,...

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OSM Proposes Clarification of Regulations

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) published a proposed rule that it said will streamline regulatory coordination of alleged violations at surface mining sites. Oftentimes, violations are investigated...

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MINExpo International Gets Pushed to 2021

MINExpo International 2020 has officially been postponed. The National Mining Association (NMA), the MINExpo sponsor, announced the show will be moved to September 2021. The NMA said its highest priority is the health,...

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Anglo American Looks to Exit Thermal Coal Market

Anglo American is working toward a possible demerger of its thermal coal assets in South Africa in the next two to three years. The company said it has been reducing its thermal coal production footprint for some time, more than...

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Matrix Launches New Equipment Division

Technology provider Matrix Design Group announced a new Equipment Division that will feature essential support products for underground coal operations. The new division has launched with a product line of new or rebuilt rock...

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Arch Coal Changes Name to Arch Resources

On May 1, Arch Coal Inc. announced it is changing its name to Arch Resources Inc., effective May 15. The company said the name change underscores its ongoing transition to a premier producer of metallurgical products for the...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending 4/25/20
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '20YTD '19% Change
Wyoming68,76286,217-20.2
West Virginia25,00030,953-19.2
Pennsylvania13,44716,360-17.8
Illinois12,47616,385-23.9
Kentucky9,67712,716-23.9
Indiana8,62211,246-23.3
Montana8,3259,485-12.2
North Dakota6,5858,891-25.9
Texas5,7887,894-26.7
New Mexico4,8614,8590.0
Appalachian Total51,85564,465-19.6
Interior Total34,12144,574-23.5
Western Total96,216121,334-20.7
U.S. Total182,192230,373-20.9

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