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SEP 2018

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SEPTEMBER 2018 VOL. 123 NO. 7 September 2018 1 feature articles 16 PRB Production Regains Momentum in 2017 Midway through 2018, however, some producers are revising production guidance figures downward 20 Technology vs. Sales — The Ongoing Battle in the Blasting Business How to avoid getting caught up in technology hype that does not present any real advantage 26 Designed to Stay Off Your Mind The latest in screening solution offerings are promoted as producing results while reducing labor costs 30 The Benefits of Modern Drives Several new drive configurations offer improvement for different aspects of mine operations coal in the news 4 EPA to Replace CPP With Affordable Clean Energy Rule 4 Ramaco Develops Alternative Plan at Berwind Mine 5 Alpha Natural Resources Sees Increase in Income, Coal Sales 6 Falkirk Adds 160 Acres to Mining Area 7 Pennsylvania Offers Funding to Blaschak to Reopen Mammoth Reserves 8 Gardner Withdraws OSM Nomination 10 2 Small Kentucky Coal Plants Face Far Different Futures 11 Nipsco Using Railcar Fleet This Summer to Transport Coal to Power Plants 12 Alliance Reports Increased Coal Sales and Exports world news 5 Coal Demand Continues to Rise Despite China's Effort to Switch Fuels 6 SUEK Sets Longwall Record at Yalevsky Mine 7 NOBLE Sues Australian Coal Producers 8 Mongolia's Tavan Tolgoi Sees Coal Exports Increase 28% departments 2 Editorial 4 News 5 World News 10 People 11 Awards 12 Calendar 36 Operating Ideas 40 Suppliers News 41 Product News 46 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age reviews what's happening out West in the Powder River Basin, where 16 mines produced more than 334 million tons in 2017. On the cover, a haul truck transports coal at the North Antelope Rochelle mine — the largest mining complex in the U.S. (Photo: Peabody Energy) this issue NEWS/ 4 SCREENING MACHINES/ 26 DRIVE SYSTEMS/ 30 PRB ROUNDUP/ 16

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