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Operating Ideas

The risk of arc flash is real, but there are affordable and easily installed devices that can provide the needed protection By Jeff Glenney, P.Eng.
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel In August 2014, Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Daniel Elliott wrote to seven Class I and two short line railroads requesting an assessment of their ability to meet...

Legally Speaking

By Ross Watzman Have you been subjected to an increase in Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspections? If so, you may not be alone. In recent years, MSHA has increased their inspections...
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Product News

The Sandvik DR461i is a diesel-powered, self-propelled, crawler-mounted blasthole drill that is automation-ready and features forward-thinking design and technology for bulk mining operations. It is...
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Week Ending 3/21/15 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '15 YTD '14 % Change
Wyoming 82,496 85,501 -3.5
West Virginia 23,926 24,879 -3.8
Kentucky 16,447 17,285 -4.8
Pennsylvania 14,190 13,766 3.1
Illinois 12,141 12,530 -3.1
Texas 9,003 9,098 -1.0
Montana 8,693 7,897 10.1
Indiana 8,383 8,733 -4.0
North Dakota 6,716 7,095 -5.3
Colorado 5,236 4,668 12.2
U.S. Total 210,860 216,881 -2.8

Market Watch

By Christopher Coats and Garrett Devine, SNL Energy Production costs for a handful of U.S. coal producers declined in 2014, but some Illinois Basin producers actually reported higher costs,...
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People in the News

article thumbnailPeabody Energy named Michael J. Flannigan senior vice president, global government affairs. He succeeds Fredrick D. Palmer, currently senior vice president, government relations, who has been named...
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Peabody Energy’s Cottage Grove surface operation in southern Illinois has earned both the company’s Chairman’s Award and President’s Award for its safety achievements in 2014. The Saline County mine received the...
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