US Coal Output Just Took Another Hit

Arch Coal Inc., the second-largest U.S. producer by tonnage, said Thursday it was cutting production at its biggest mine, citing weak demand from power plants. The company expects output from the Black Thunder mine in Wyoming will be between 62 million…

Coal-export surge continuing in Hampton Roads

Coal exports in Hampton Roads, the nation’s biggest coal-exporting port, are collectively still on a roll. For the first quarter of 2018, Hampton Roads shipped 10.3 million tons of coal, a 16 percent increase from 8.9 million tons in the same period a year ago, according to data from Norfolk-based T. Parker …

Coal supply situation not that serious claims Eskom

The coal supply situation at Eskom’s power stations is not as bad as is being made out in media reports and nothing like the circumstances that ruled in 2008 according to interim CEO Phakamani Hadebe. But he added the situation at seven of Eskom’s power stations – Arnot, Tutuka, Majuba, Hendrina, …

The end of an era: hard coal in Germany

Seven tons — that’s the weight of the biggest piece of hard coal ever to be extracted in one piece. For the miners who hauled it up at the Prosper-Haniel mine in Bottrop, Germany, it’s more than simply an enormous lump of coal.”At the end of this year, Prosper-Haniel, the last hard coal mine in Germany, …

EPA conducts sole coal ash hearing

One public hearing, one chance, one time in the District of Columbia is what the American people got regarding a major proposal to effectively overturn an Obama administration rule on coal ash that would result in significantly looser regulations regar…

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