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World News

Investment firm Goldman Sachs Group (GSG), owner of a pair of coal operations in Colombia, is reportedly seeking to sell off their holdings in the Andean nation and completely exit coal mining and...
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Operating Ideas

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor It’s a mission by every mine: mine coal faster, more efficiently, with less effort. Thanks to a meeting of minds between Alpha Coal West, Wyoming Machinery Co. and...
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel This is a brief review of shipping issues of immediate interest. For example, there is a focus on the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) definition of New Panamax. ACP does not use the...

Legally Speaking

By Erik M. Dullea and Penny Ann Lieberman The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was enacted in 1988. While the law and its regulations have not changed significantly since then, there...
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Product News

According to ASGCO, one of the most easily preventable conveyor accident sources is a dislodged return idler falling onto an unsuspecting worker. Misaligned belts often come into contact with return idler...
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TOP 10 COAL - PRODUCING STATES

Week Ending 6/27/15 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '15 YTD '14 % Change
Wyoming 171,969 188,396 -8.7
West Virginia 50,247 56,460 11.0
Kentucky 34,207 38,847 -11.9
Pennsylvania 29,804 30,737 -3.0
Illinois 26,174 27,388 -4.4
Montana 18,912 19,591 --3.5
Texas 18,843 20,265 -7.0
Indiana 17,275 19,244 -10.2
North Dakota 13,476 14,578 -7.6
Colorado 10,975 11,605 -5.4
U.S. Total 441,188 483,914 -8.8

Market Watch

By Molly Christian and Neil Powell, SNL Energy An SNL Energy analysis shows that 75% of coal deliveries to surviving plants come from the Powder River Basin (PRB), Illinois Basin (ILB) and Northern...
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People in the News

article thumbnailPeabody Energy named financial executive Amy Schwetz to executive vice president and CFO. She replaces Michael Crews, who has announced plans to step down by the end of July to take the top...
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Awards

Cloud Peak Energy’s Cordero Rojo mine, located near Gillette, Wyoming, received the 2015 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality...
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