Latest Coal mining News

Czech Republic to extend coal mining amid high demand

Jun. 30, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has decided to reverse plans to halt mining in a key black coal region to help the country safeguard its power supply amid high demand and the energy crunch prompted by the Russia's war in Ukraine. Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura said Thursday that...

Russians fight to encircle Ukraine's last eastern stronghold

Jun. 29, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces battled Wednesday to surround the Ukrainian military’s last stronghold in a long-contested eastern province, as shock reverberated from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 in the center of the country two days earlier. ...

Researchers look at producing rare elements from N.D. coal

Jun. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Researchers are looking at whether it might be possible to recover some of the rare elements used to make magnets for electric motors and cell phones, batteries and other high-tech products from North Dakota's coal seams. It's already been proven that some...

In energy-strapped Europe, coal gets a Greek encore

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

KOZANI, Greece (AP) — At Greece's largest coal mine, controlled explosions and the roar of giant excavators scooping up blasted rock have once again become routine. Coal production has been ramped up at the site near the northern Greek city of Kozani as the war in Ukraine forced many European...

Satellite spots huge burst of methane from Russian coal mine

Jun. 14, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A private company that uses satellites to spot sources of methane emissions around the globe said Wednesday that it detected one of the largest artificial releases of the potent greenhouse gas ever seen, coming from a coal mine in Russia earlier this year. ...

Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war

Jun. 11, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and British officials warned Saturday that Russian forces are relying on weapons able to cause mass casualties as they try to make headway in capturing eastern Ukraine and fierce, prolonged fighting depletes resources on both sides. Russian bombers...

Poland's PM pushes for more coal to lower heating costs

Jun. 09, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister vowed Thursday to support higher production at the nation’s coal mines in order to bring down heating and energy prices that have soared amid the war in neighbouring Ukraine and the European Union's efforts to reduce its dependency on Russian...

Russia claims advances in Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Jun. 07, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Tuesday claimed to have taken control of 97% of one of the two provinces that make up Ukraine's Donbas, bringing the Kremlin closer to its goal of fully capturing the eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories. Russian Defense Minister...

WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine...

Electric battery maker, coal union announce WVa labor pact

May. 24, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nation's largest coal miners' union on a labor-management agreement for its planned electric battery factory in West Virginia. The company and the United Mine...