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World News

Australian coal exports from Queensland have reached a record volume of 216 million metric tons (mt) in 2014, according to latest data from Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
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Operating Ideas

To fight the damaging effects of fugitive material on single-direction belts, the Torsion VPlow is engineered with a unique spring-loaded suspension system that allows the plow to rise and fall with...
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel Coal producers seeking to export coal, particularly in Panamax and Handysize vessels, have seen almost six years of steady low ocean freight rates. Slight improvements have...

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Product News

The PROTOid rfidDrawer is designed specifically to create tool accountability with users, giving them total control over their entire toolbox. The system is an RFID-enabled mobile tool chest, with...
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Weekly U.S. Coal Production Overview

Week Ending (01/31/15) (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '15 YTD '14 % Change
Appalachian 23,489 22,835 2.9
Interior 16,069 15,664 2.6
Western 46,266 44,465 4.1
East of Mississippi 35,711 34,863 2.4
West of Mississippi 50,113 48,100 4.2
U.S. Total 981,928 973,925 0.8

People in the News

article thumbnailAlpha Natural Resources announced that CFO Frank Wood will retire effective February 28. Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Philip J. Cavatoni will assume the additional duties of...
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Awards

Western Fuels Association’s Dry Fork mine completed five years without a lost time incident on December 31. The five-year span represents 768,362 employee hours, during which Dry Fork mine shipped...
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