Coal Mining News
Mine operator Consol Energy says it's planning to build a gasification plant to turn coal into methanol and gasoline in West Virginia.
Working in coal mines can be backbreaking labor, not to mention dangerous.But a new technology invented by researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will make it easier for miners to ensure their safety as they brace the roofs of mine shafts.
Peabody Energy says it has started shipping coal from its new El Segundo mine in northwestern New Mexico.
Steel-making materials such as iron ore, coking coal and manganese have hit the headlines this year in light of record prices due to a boom in demand from the industrialising economies of China and India.
A 55-year-old Marion County coal miner was killed Thursday morning at the Robinson Run Mine while he was operating a locomotive underground, officials said.
Investigators are trying to determine how a West Virginia coal miner was killed by the locomotive he was driving underground.
BHP Billiton announced today that, effective 5 June 2008, force majeure has been lifted across the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance managed operations ). Force majeure was put in place on 24 January 2008 ...
The company that was planning a 500-megawatt coal-fired power station near Gascoyne, in Bowman County, says the project is on hold.