Coal Age

DEC 2018

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DECEMBER 2018 VOL. 123 NO. 10 December 2018 1 feature articles 20 Blast Casting Optimization Designs can be optimized to suit market and site specific needs 30 World Coal Leaders Gather in Barcelona to Discuss Where the Market is Heading While coal demand continues to decrease in Europe, North America, opportunities exist in Asia, other emerging areas 36 Miners Turn to Digital Twins for Asset Performance Gains For mining, the benefits extend upstream from the plant coal in the news 6 DoI Ryan Zinke to Step Down 6 Alliance Buys Remaining Interest in AllDale 7 Bankrupt Westmoreland Seeks to Pay Bonuses to Top Managers 11 River View Mine to Produce 11M Tons in 2019 12 Lively Grove Coal Mine Receives NMA's CORESafety Certification 12 EPA, Corps Release New WOTUS Rule 13 Peabody Completes Acquisition of Shoal Creek Mine 14 Corsa Offers 2019 Operational and Sales Guidance 14 Murray Energy, FES Settle Coal Contract Dispute 16 AEP Buys Coal, Burns 22M Tons of Coal Through 3Q 16 Owensboro Utilities Details Coal Delivery Plans for Elmer Smith 38 US Senator Backs Bill Guaranteeing Loans for HELE Coal Plants 38 McNamee Moves on to Senate Vote 38 EPA Proposes Revisions to Advance Clean Energy Technology world news 8 South Africans Face Energy Black-outs Again 8 Adani Finds Funds for Carmichael Mine in Australia 8 Chinese Coal Output Grows Steadily 9 Ukraine Coal Import Up By 11% in January- November 2018 9 China National Coal to Signs 4-Year Supply Contracts with Seven Utilities 9 Indian Establishes 44 New Coal Blocks in Eastern States departments 2 Editorial 6 News 8 World News 11 People 13 Awards 16 Calendar 40 Operating Ideas 44 Suppliers News 48 Product News 54 Classifieds 56 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age offers ideas on how to move more overburden using the blast design. On the cover, an example of a well-executed blast casting overburden. (Photo: Dyno Nobel) this issue NEWS/ 6 Digital Twins/ 36 Operating Ideas/ 40 BLASTING/ 20

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