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Pleasants Power Station Will Stay Open

The First Energy Pleasants Power Station in Belmont, West Virginia, will remain open until at least June 1, 2022, according to the company. The plant was originally scheduled to close in January. The plant employs 160 people....

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Coronado IPO Raises $774 Million

Coronado Global Resources, which owns met coal mines in the U.S. and Australia, raised A$774 million in an initial public offering (IPO). Coronado now trades under the ticker CRN on the ASX. Coronado executives said they were...

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Indiana Coal Mining Rebounding

While Indiana may not produce 39 million tons of steam coal like it did in 2013 anytime soon, the state’s coal industry is on the rebound with at least a couple of new mines planned, the recent resumption of production at...

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Kameron Faces Pushback From Fishermen in Nova Scotia

Canada’s Kameron Collieries is facing strong pushback from fishermen on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island over plans to construct a marine facility in Morien Bay to barge coal from its Donkin underground coal mine to ocean-going...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending 9/29/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 253,260 267,859 -5.5
West Virginia 82,151 77,707 5.7
Pennsylvania 42,035 41,550 1.2
Illinois 41,500 41,169 0.8
Kentucky 33,503 35,597 -5.9
Montana 32,900 29,168 12.8
Indiana 28,580 26,698 7.1
North Dakota 24,974 24,114 3.6
Texas 24,085 30,232 -20.3
Alabama 12,300 10,926 12.6
Appalachian Total 171,250 167,103 2.5
Interior Total 116,447 123,131 -5.4
Western Total 348,314 363,631 -4.2
U.S. Total 636,011 653,866 -2.7

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