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  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Federal regulators have announced that nearly all dust samples from the nation's coal mines were in compliance with limits that were newly toughened to cut miners' exposure to particles that can cause deadly black lung disease. Citing a Monday announcement from Joseph Main, the head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, the...

  • The federal government has already spent $100 million to address abandoned mines on Navajo lands and a separate settlement reached with DOJ last year was worth more than $13 million. "Addressing the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands reflects the commitment of the Justice Department and the Obama administration to fairly and honorably resolve the...

  • Trump & energy production in America

    "The people I talk to are worried about the future of America," explains Trump campaign supporter and Continental Resources Director John McNabb, from the Republican National Convention.

  • Crude prices fell more than 1 percent in the previous session after concerns about potential supply disruptions eased in the wake of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey. U.S. crude, known as West Texas Intermediate, slipped 13 cents to $45.11 a barrel as of 0021 GMT after settling down 71 cents, or about 1.6 percent, in the previous session. "Oil prices fell as concerns...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 15- Republican Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal opponent of the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 15- Republican Donald Trump's expected selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal opponent of the...

  • BEIJING, July 15- China's provinces are pushing back against Beijing's efforts to restrict credit to loss-making enterprises with excess capacity, and are enlisting the support of local bankers to keep financing the targeted sectors, such as steel and coal. As part of China's economic efficiency goals, the State Council earlier this year set capacity...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 14- Republican Donald Trump's expected selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates on Thursday, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal...

  • LONDON, July 14- A rally in thermal coal prices over the past few months, after years of decline, should continue into next year but a cloud still hangs over the market in the form of weakening global demand due to more clean energy and increased energy efficiency. China, the world's biggest coal producer, is restricting output to reduce a supply glut, lowering output...

  • LONDON, July 14- A rally in thermal coal prices over the past few months, after years of decline, should continue into next year but a cloud still hangs over the market in the form of weakening global demand due to more clean energy and increased energy efficiency. China, the world's biggest coal producer, is restricting output to reduce a supply glut, lowering output...

  • LONDON, July 13- Britain's shale gas industry could get a helping hand from a falling pound and a supportive new prime minister just as it is gearing up for its first production this year, after facing economic and political challenges that slowed its start. After setbacks including a temporary ban in 2011 on the hydraulic fracturing- or "fracking"- technology used...

  • Southern Co., Kinder Morgan agree to pipe venture

    Thomas Fanning, Southern Company Chairman, President & CEO, discusses the pipe venture between Southern Company and Kinder Morgan and possible technology that has promise for responsible coal combustion.

  • LONDON, July 11- Oil fell on Monday over signs that U.S. shale drillers have adapted to lower prices and on renewed indications of economic weakness in Asia where refiners are already trimming crude runs. Brent crude was trading at $46.43 per barrel at 1205 GMT, down 33 cents from its last settlement. Iran set the official selling price of its light grade for Asia at...

  • LONDON, July 11- Oil fell on Monday over signs that U.S. shale drillers have adapted to lower prices and on renewed indications of economic weakness in Asia where refiners are already trimming crude runs. Brent crude was trading at $46.26 per barrel at 0942 GMT, down 50 cents from its last settlement. Iran set the official selling price of its light grade for Asia at...

  • *More indications of slowing economic growth in China, Japan. SINGAPORE, July 11- Oil fell on Monday over signs that U.S. shale drillers have adapted to lower prices and on renewed indications of economic weakness in Asia. Brent crude was trading at $46.38 per barrel at 0653 GMT, down 38 cents from its last settlement.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 11- Deeply-discounted prices for heavy crude from the heart of Alberta's oil sands look set to sink further, thanks to hundreds of thousands of barrels of new supply that will have difficulty finding space in crowded pipelines, traders say. Traders say it could fall another $2 to $3 in coming weeks as U.S. refiners move into heavy fall...

  • *More signs of slowing economic growth in China, Japan. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 11- Oil fell on Monday over signs that U.S. shale drillers have adapted to lower prices and on renewed signs of economic weakness in Asia. "Crude imports to Asia over the last few months are falling... volumes were so high over the last year thanks to the rush to take advantage of the low oil prices,...

  • WARSAW, July 8- Poland's state-run gas firm PGNiG will start tests later this year to see if it can extract methane from coal deposits to increase safety at local coal mines and for commercial use, it said on Friday. PGNiG said coal-bed methane has become a significant source of energy in the United States, Canada and Australia. It will start testing the technology...

  • July 7- The U.S. government agreed to a mine clean-up deal that allows coal producer Alpha Natural Resources to exit bankruptcy, despite concerns that Alpha will be unable to fund $400 million in commitments, a government lawyer told a court on Thursday. Alpha had about $676 million in self-bonded mine clean-up costs, mostly in Wyoming and West Virginia, when weak...

  • *Indonesia lacks data on permits and reclamation funds. SAMARINDA, Indonesia, June 29- Thousands of mines are closing in Indonesia's tropical coal belt as prices languish and seams run dry. Abandoned mine pits dot the bare, treeless hillsides in Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan province on Indonesia's part of Borneo island.