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MAY 2019

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May 2019 7 u.s. news continued for the delinquent debts. The defen- dants still failed to pay the outstand- ing debts, Cullen added. In the complaint, the United States is seeking judgment against the 23 defendants for $3,954,984.37, the total principal amount of unpaid civil penalties owed. An additional $821,386.03 in administrative costs and interest is being sought. The 23 defendants are: Southern Coal Corp.; Justice Coal of Alabama; A&G Coal Corp.; Black River Coal; Chestnut Land Holdings; Double Bo- nus Coal Co.; Dynamic Energy; Four Star Resources; Frontier Coal Co.; In- finity Energy; Justice Energy Co.; Justice Highwall Mining; Kentucky Fuel Corp.; Keystone Service Industries; M&P Ser- vices; Nine Mile Mining; Nufac Mining Co.; Pay Car Mining; Premium Coal Co.; S and H Mining; Sequoia Energy; Tams Management; and Virginia Fuel Corp. According to court documents, each of the defendant companies op- erated at least one mine with delin- quent, uncontested MSHA penalties. CCTC Signs $1M Agreement With University of Wyoming Clean Coal Technologies Inc. (CCTC), a leading clean-energy company uti- lizing patented and proven technology (Pristine) to convert run of mine coal into a cleaner-burning and more effi- cient stabilized solid fuel, announced an award agreement of up to $1 mil- lion at University of Wyoming (UW ) School of Energy Resources (SER) as part of the next-stage technology de- velopment. Earlier this year, universi- ty researchers successfully and inde- pendently verified the performance of CCTI's Pristine M technology, the com- pany said. The outcome identified per- formance improvement areas, which are being designed and incorporated into the next-stage field-testing pro- gram scheduled to start in Wyoming. "We are very pleased to announce that after independently validating our Pristine M coal 'refining' technology performance, the University of Wyo- ming has agreed to provide a matching grant of up to $1 million with the first agreement of $500,000 being made available in May for the next stage of our proprietary coal-beneficiation (Pristine) technology development," CCTI CEO Robin Eves said. "These funds have been earmarked specifically for our second-generation test facility to be located in Gillette, Wyoming." This partnership with the univer- sity and the state of Wyoming ensures the test facility will be ready to com- mence testing of coal and help the top 10 coal-producing states and regions weekly spot prices (Thousands of Short Tons) Week Ending (4/27/19) YTD '19 YTD '18 % Change Wyoming 86,707 96,252 -9.9 West Virginia 30,082 30,702 -2.0 Pennsylvania 15,312 15,905 -3.7 Illinois 14,955 16,155 -7.4 Kentucky 11,751 13,136 -10.5 Montana 11,691 11,703 -0.1 Indiana 10,936 11,052 -1.0 North Dakota 9,101 9,539 -4.6 Texas 6,653 7,954 -16.4 Alabama 4,801 4,930 -2.6 Appalachian Total 61,966 65,014 -4.7 Interior Total 40,799 44,068 -7.4 Western Total 120,254 131,231 -8.4 U.S. Total 223,019 240,313 -7.2 ($/ton) Week Ending (5/17/19) Central Appalachia (12,500 Btu, 1.2 SO 2 ) $76.45 Northern Appalachia (13,000 Btu, < 3.0 SO 2 ) $61.35 Illinois Basin (11,800 Btu, 5.0 SO 2 ) $40.20 Powder River Basin (8,800 Btu, 0.8 SO 2 ) $12.40 Uinta Basin (11,700 Btu, 0.8 SO 2 ) $36.50 Source: Energy Information Administration monthly stats from coal country U.S. News Continued on Page 10

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