• Russian Coal Exports in the Pacific Rim

    The territory of Primorsky Krai (Region) holds an advantageous position for exporting coal into the Pacific Rim. It’s an ice-free access to the markets of China, Japan and other Asian countries that is roughly 4,000 miles closer to Asian destination ports than competing coal export ports in North America. The main coal producing region, Kuzbass, produces coking coals and a wide variety of steam coals. For this reason, Primorsky Krai is attractive to coal exporting investments. Numerous investment groups intend to increase the tonnage exported into the Pacific Rim by 2020. Read More
  • South Fork Commissions Clearco Plant

    Automated plant balances ash specifications with fines recovery By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Read More
  • Coal Processors Convene at Coal Prep 2014

    The only annual tradeshow dedicated to coal beneficiation offers a high level of quality continuing education By Jennifer Jensen, Assistant Editor, and Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Read More
  • Teck, SAFEmine Team Up for Collision Avoidance Program

    When Teck Resources was looking for a technology standard for vehicle safety across all of its operations in 2012, ease of use and functionality were key components. Ultimately they selected a SAFEmine collision avoidance system, and since that time the company has been working with the Canadian coal producer. A trial of SAFEmine’s Traffic Awareness and Collision Avoidance System (CAS) was conducted on surface mining equipment and light vehicles at Teck’s Line Creek operations near Sparwood, British Columbia that year. Read More
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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending (03/01/2014) (in Thousand Short Tons)
  2014 2013 % Change
Wyoming 64,061 64, 712 1.0
West Virginia 18,926 19,543 -3.2
Kentucky 13,909 14,015 -0.8
Pennsylvania 8,878 10,032 -11.5
Illinois 7,894 9,553 -17.4
Texas 6,614 6,419 3.0
Indiana 6,309 6,431 -1.9
Montana 5,719 5,477 4.4
Ohio 4,736 4,777 -0.9
North Dakota 4,726 5,193 -9.0
U.S. Total 161,194 165,926 -2.9