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2014-02-07 16:23:08

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that it received two awards for exemplary reclamation from the West Virginia Coal Association.

2014-02-07 16:23:05

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that it received three Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards from the West Virginia Coal Association.

2014-02-06 08:22:51

Achieves Drill Bit Finding Cost of $0.42 per Mcfe PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2013, CONSOL Energy Inc.

2014-02-04 16:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb.

2014-02-04 00:20:22

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb.

2014-02-01 23:00:53

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Petroleum Coke Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, And Forecasts 2012 - 2018" to its database.

2014-01-31 16:24:15

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc.


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2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.