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2014-02-10 08:29:15

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that it has sold ADDCAR Systems, L.L.C. to UGM Holdings Pty. Ltd. for a total of $21 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120727/CG47668LOGO) ADDCAR has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Coal since the International Coal Group (ICG) acquisition in 2011. Kentucky-based ADDCAR's primary business is manufacturing, servicing and operating highwall mining equipment. "This...

2014-02-10 08:29:14

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today declared an annual cash dividend of $0.01 per share on the company's common stock. The annual cash dividend of $0.01 per share is payable in full on March 14, 2014 to ACI shareholders of record on Feb. 28, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120727/CG47668LOGO) John W. Eaves, president and CEO of Arch Coal, Inc., said, "Arch is sharply focused on actions that will...

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. The following operations were presented awards: -- Apogee surface mine at the Logan County mining complex received the National Wild Turkey Federation Award; and -- Hobet surface mine at the Corridor G mining complex received the Ducks Unlimited Award. "At Patriot, being a good corporate...

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. The following operations received the award in their respective categories: -- Coal Clean preparation plant at the Panther mining complex; -- Fanco preparation plant and loadout at the Logan County mining complex; and -- Samples surface mine at the Paint Creek mining complex. Mountaineer...

2014-02-07 16:23:04

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC) (the "Company"), today announced that it is exploring and evaluating potential strategic alternatives for the Company, which may include a capital investment through debt and/or equity securities or a sale of all or one or more portions of the Company. In connection with launching this process, the Company has entered into an amendment to its Revolving Credit Agreement (the "Amendment"), which will...

2014-02-06 16:22:05

BRISTOL, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In continuing efforts to enhance servicing of international customers and take advantage of expanding European markets, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced that subsidiary Alpha Coal Sales International Limited will open a London office. "Our intent is to build an export platform for U.S. thermal coal that has long-term potential," said Alpha's Chief Commercial Officer Brian Sullivan....

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. (NYSE: CNX) added 1.63 Tcfe (net to CONSOL) of proved reserves through extensions and discoveries. Drilling and completion costs incurred during 2013 directly attributable to extensions and discoveries was $679.7 million. When divided by the extensions and discoveries of 1.63 Tcfe, this yields a drill bit finding and development cost of $0.42 per Mcfe. This...

2014-02-05 16:22:52

MONESSEN, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-based study showing that increasing energy costs are straining the budgets of lower and middle-income Pennsylvanians underlines the need to examine the factors that are driving up costs and compromising the reliability of the electric supply, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance said today. Alliance CEO John Pippy, reacting to a study commissioned by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, reiterated his call for legislative...

2014-02-04 16:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Work continues today at the Dan River Steam Station in Rockingham County, N.C., to manage the release of ash and ash basin water into the Dan River. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "We're working closely with local, state and federal authorities," said Keith Trent, executive vice president. "Company leaders, engineers, scientists, environmental specialists, industry experts and plant personnel assembled at...

2014-02-04 00:20:22

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) engineers have had some success stemming the flow from an ash pond at Dan River Steam Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) A temporary plug periodically mitigated the leakage into the Dan River throughout the day, and a team of experts continues to work on a solution to completely stop the release. Latest calculations by the company estimate 50,000 to 82,000 tons of ash has been...


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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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