Operating Ideas

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor The height of most surface equipment leaves a big stumbling block when an operator needs help during a medical emergency. An Illinois Basin miner has brought years of...
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Transportation Tips

By Dave Gambrel In August 2014, STB Chairman Daniel Elliott wrote to seven Class I and two short line railroads requesting an assessment of their ability to meet traditional “fall peak” service...

Legally Speaking

By Mark Savit I am often asked for advice on whether or not to contest a citation. The answers are always different, but the principles are all the same, so I thought I would take this opportunity...
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Product News

Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri North mine set new production records last year and subsequently ordered a second Cat EL3000 longwall shearer and a second Cat BSLPF6 stage loader for delivery in August...
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Week Ending 5/2/15 (in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '15 YTD '14 % Change
Wyoming 123,281 130,734 -5.7
West Virginia 35,894 38,651 -7.1
Kentucky 24,544 26,712 -8.1
Pennsylvania 21,291 21,199 0.4
Illinois 18,488 19,077 -3.1
Texas 13,480 13,992 -3.7
Montana 13,302 12,889 3.2
Indiana 12,447 13,353 -6.8
North Dakota 9,830 10,456 -6.0
Colorado 7,844 7,628 2.8
U.S. Total 315,723 333,857 -5.4

Market Watch

Approximately 4,600 megawatts (MW) of U.S. coal-fired generation has already retired this year through April and another 7,700 MW will close during the rest of 2015 as utilities work to comply with...
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People in the News

article thumbnailPeabody Energy appointed Glenn Kellow president and CEO. He joined Peabody as President and COO in September 2013, and was named CEO-Elect and added to the board of directors in January 2015. He...
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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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