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World News

U.S. coal producer Murray Energy (MEC) and German-headquartered power group E.ON have come together to establish a new international company, Javelin Global Commodities Holdings, for marketing and...
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Operating Ideas

For many years, limestone-based rock dust has been the product of choice for North American coal mine explosion abatement. Typically, limestone products are readily available throughout North...
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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

The DSX Docking Station provides three operating modes: standalone, cloud-connected (DSXi) and local server (DSX-L). The DSX Standalone is an out-of-the-box solution that requires no network...
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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

More than 2,000 people attended the 2015 Longwall USA International Conference & Exhibition that took place during June at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. After Hal Quinn,...
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