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The Czech cabinet approved a subsidy for the miners to be laid off by OKD, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said, adding that 7,000 or 8,000 crowns ($293-$335) will go to them monthly for up to...
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel The U.S. coal exporting community could not imagine a more perfect place than Cherry Point from which to export America’s cleanest coal, coal produced in the Powder River Basin (PRB)...

TOP 10 COAL - PRODUCING STATES

Week Ending 7/9/16 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '16 YTD '15 % Change
Wyoming 137,363 193,250 -28.9
West Virginia 36,950 52,709 -29.9
Kentucky 22,508 33,981 -33.8
Illinois 22,031 31,380 -29.8
Pennsylvania 19,944 26,962 -26.0
Texas 16,419 15,596 5.3
Montana 15,360 21,708 -29.2
Indiana 13,855 18,824 -26.4
North Dakota 13,336 14,903 -10.5
New Mexico 8,515 9,305 -8.5
U.S. Total 343,651 471,709 -27.1

Product News

Baldor Electric Co. recently announced the latest motor technology: achieving efficiency performance two to four efficiency bands above NEMA Premium efficient levels (IE3) by using a hybrid motor design....
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Market Watch

By Andrew Moore This year will likely be remembered as the year the U.S. coal market hit bottom. Low demand led to low prices, which yielded production cutbacks, mine closures and some bankruptcies....
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People in the News

article thumbnailBennett K. Hatfield, 59, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 22 (See News, p. 6). He was born October 26, 1956, in Williamson, West Virginia. He was the principal of...
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Awards

The Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) has handed down its 2016 National Reclamation Award to Alpha Natural Resources’ Paramont Coal for its work at the Hawks Nest surface reclamation...
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