Category: Leading Developments

Judge Approves Sale Schedule for Cloud Peak

On June 12, a federal bankruptcy court judge approved the sale schedule for the assets of Cloud Peak Energy. The company filed for Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the...

Contura Energy Greenlights Lynn Branch Projects

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...

US Government Announces Major Investment in Coal

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced investments for the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative) initiative, which aims to develop coal...

Major Extension is Approved for Peabody’s Bear Run Mine

The largest U.S. surface coal mine east of the Mississippi River, Peabody Midwest Mining’s Bear Run mine in Sullivan County, Indiana, is about to have its life extended by another several years, thanks to the Indiana Department...

MEC to Purchase Mission Assets in US

Murray Energy Corp. (MEC) was selected as the successful bidder to acquire the Oak Grove, Seminole Alabama and Maple Eagle Mining complexes, located in Alabama and West Virginia, from Mission Coal Co. LLC, through the Mission...

Posco E&C Wins Power Plant Deal in Mexico

South Korea’s Posco Engineering & Construction Co. (Posco E&C) said it has won a $100 million project to build a 100-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power plant for Mexico-based Ener AB. Read More


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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (6/1/19)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '19YTD '18% Change
West Virginia39,16840,189-2.5
North Dakota11,80712,148-2.8
Appalachian Total80,64084,561-4.6
Interior Total53,36457,189-6.7
Western Total156,467167,082-6.4
U.S. Total290,471308,832-5.9

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