Posted on May 13, 2014
As predicted in February, a 15% year-on-year drop in the gold price in 2013 forced mining companies to lower the prices they use to calculate their gold reserves.
Posted on May 1, 2014
Total 2013 coal and gas deliveries to plants filing the monthly EIA 923 were down 2% and 12% respectively, compared to the previous year.
Posted on April 25, 2014
Of upcoming noncoal retirements, more than 77% can be attributed to natural gas-fired capacity, while PJM has the largest percentage of total noncoal capacity retirements at the ISO/RTO level.
Posted on April 21, 2014
The Powder River Basin was the home of the top nine producing mines in the U.S. during 2013, but the number of PRB mines in the top 25 declined compared to 20 years ago, according to SNL Energy data.
Posted on April 20, 2014
This extremely cold winter prompted an increased reliance on units slated to retire by the end of 2015.
Posted on April 11, 2014
Coal remains the largest source of fuel for electric generation in the United States. However, demand is shrinking.
Posted on April 10, 2014
Rocked by weakening thermal coal demand and a depressed metallurgical coal market, James River Coal Co. filed for bankruptcy reorganization April 7.
Posted on February 13, 2014
A 15% year-on-year drop in the average annual gold price in 2013 is forcing gold producers to revise the prices they use to identify ores that are profitable to mine,
Posted on February 3, 2013
Copper traders are the most bullish in 15 months on mounting confidence that the U.S. economy will rebound at a time when China's recovery is gaining momentum.
Posted on February 2, 2013
Coal prices were mixed the week ended Jan. 31, reflecting the uncertainty about the timing and likelihood of a domestic thermal market recovery, and leading domestic coal producers to look beyond U.S. borders for relief.
Posted on November 24, 2012
During the first six months of 2012 coal became Mozambique’s number two export, the Bank of Mozambique has revealed in its recent ‘Economic Climate and Inflation Perspectives’ report.
Posted on November 13, 2012
NEW DELHI: Lanco Infratech plans to quadruple annual coal production to 16 million tonnes by 2015 from its Griffin mines in Australia.
Posted on October 27, 2012
Anglo American's Q3 met coal output surges 12%, thermal coal dips 15%
Posted on October 20, 2012
Patriot Coal Corp. asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for a 180-day extension to file its reorganization plan — moving the deadline to May 5, 2013, from Nov. 6 — due to myriad complications incurred since initially filing for Chapter 11.
Posted on July 28, 2012
Australia-listed Exalt Resources Ltd. said it has signed a sales and purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Singapore-incorporated Odni Holdings (Pte.) Ltd. The move would allow Exalt to build a portfolio of substantial and diverse coal assets in Indonesia.
Posted on July 19, 2012
MORGANTOWN — A federal appeals court said Tuesday the state Supreme Court should decide whether Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors can be held liable for coal miners’ deaths, calling it “a matter of exceptional importance for West Virginia.”
Posted on July 7, 2012
The BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, or BMA, and coal worker unions agreed to framework July 6 that would end an 18-month dispute and potentially keep fourth-quarter benchmark metallurgical coal prices from soaring.
Posted on July 7, 2012
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on July 5 lowered its outlook on Walter Energy Inc. to negative from stable, citing continued pressure on metallurgical coal prices due to a slowdown in global steel production.
Posted on June 17, 2012
Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. said June 15 that it is reducing its full-year 2012 thermal coal sales and production volume expectations to approximately 800,000 tons from 1.1 million tons at its Toney Fork No. 2 surface mine in Logan County, W.Va.
Posted on June 16, 2012
The open-hopper barge fleet, at times booked a year in advance during stronger coal markets, still has capacity in 2012, Ingram Barge Co. Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Daniel Martin said in an interview June 15.
Posted on June 16, 2012
Alabama-based coal producer Drummond Co. Inc. said a news report that the company might sell a portion of its Colombian operations to Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group "has no foundation and is a false report."
Posted on May 26, 2012
A federal judge has lifted a temporary restraining order to allow continued mining operations at the Nellis surface mine in Boone County, W.Va., which is owned by Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP's Loadout LLC unit.
Posted on March 17, 2012
Oilsands Quest Receives Court Approval of $7 Million Sale of Eagles Nest Asset
Posted on March 10, 2012
Genwal Resources Inc., a Murray Energy Corp. subsidiary, has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors to settle a federal investigation into the August 2007 fatalities at its Crandall Canyon coal mine in Utah.
Posted on March 4, 2012
A deckhand preparing barges for coal loading in the Tennessee River drowned early on the morning of Feb. 26, becoming the second fatality attributable to the coal mining industry in 2012.
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