Category: People

Barry Worthington

The U.S. Energy Association (USEA) is mourning the death of Executive Director Barry Worthington. He started his career in Houston, at what was then Houston Lighting & Power, now CenterPoint Energy. He brought his commitment...

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BNSF announced that Executive Vice President of Operations Kathryn M. Farmer will become president and CEO on January 1, 2021. She will continue her role on and assume leadership of the board of directors. President and CEO Carl...

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Coal India Ltd.

State-owned Coal India Ltd. said Yatinder Prasad, joint secretary and financial advisor with the Ministry of Coal, has been appointed to its board as a government nominee director. She is also joint secretary and financial...

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ABB Motors

ABB Motors and Generators Division named Jesse Henson president of the U.S. business. Henson, who has been with the company for 23 years, leads the team responsible for marketing, designing and manufacturing ABB and...

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Izak van der Walt stepped down as CFO of South Africa’s Wescoal to pursue other interests. Jubilant Speckman has been appointed interim CFO.

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Zach Agioutantis

  Zach Agioutantis, Mining Engineering Foundation professor, is the new chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering. Agioutantis joined the University in October 2014 after serving as professor and...

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Komatsu Mining Corp.

Rick Frantz, of Komatsu Mining Corp., formerly Joy Mining Machinery, has retired after serving the coal industry for 43 years. He was a principle engineer at Komatsu for 14 years and was responsible for many innovations that...

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Rhino Resource Partners LP

Rhino Resource Partners LP announced the engagement of Thomas L. Fairfield as chief restructuring officer to assist with Rhino’s financial and liquidity situations. Fairfield currently serves as president of Cambio Group LLC and...

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Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy appointed William “Bill” Champion to the board of directors. Most recently, Champion was principal at Gladiator Mining Group LLC and previously served in several executive management roles at Rio Tinto PLC,...

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World Coal Association (WCA)

July Ndlovu has been appointed the chairperson of the World Coal Association (WCA). Ndlovu heads Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa. Ndlovu joined Anglo American in 2001, was appointed CEO of the group’s South...

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New Hope Corp. Ltd.

Australian coal operator New Hope Corp. Ltd. appointed Reinhold Schmidt as CEO, effective September 1. Schmidt brings more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry. His most recent role was as CEO of Yancoal Australia...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (9/26/20)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '20YTD '19% Change
West Virginia49,84371,360-30.2
North Dakota18,77919,719-4.8
New Mexico9,15711,102-17.5
Appalachian Total95,239133,108-28.4
Interior Total60,66888,993-31.8
Western Total193,875256,139-24.3
U.S. Total349,782478,240-26.9

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