Coal Age

JUN 2013

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JUNE 2013 FEATURE ARTICLES 32 NO. 6 BAUMA 2013/34 Shipping PRB Coal to Asia Now 34 NEWS/6 VOL. 118 bauma 2013 Lives Up to Expectations The mining segment and the world's largest equipment fair continues to build momentum 42 Prodeco Commissions Puerto Nuevo in Canada 44 Fleet Operations Ready to Gas Up The natural gas production boom in North America and elsewhere has flared mining industry interest in switching mobile equipment to LNG power 48 TRANSPORTATION/42 OPERATING IDEAS/52 Dry Coal Sorting Next generation technology for coal preparation 52 Using Dust Management to Improve Safety and Reduce Maintenance on Conveyors COAL IN THE NEWS 6 Bankruptcy judge allows Patriot to abandon union contracts 6 Patriot bankruptcy standoff with UMWA continues 6 Quest Energy commences production at Samuel Coal 7 Southern Coal restructures 10 Seven new met mines for Kentucky 14 Hallador's ace-in-the-hole 15 PBS Coals begins new mine project 20 Vectren puts Oaktown into production This month, a bankruptcy judge in St. Louis ruled in favor of Patriot 24 Alliance, White Oak move forward with longwall operation Coal in its efforts to change how it handles union legacy costs. Although 28 Atlantic Coal ramps up output 29 Coal Prep reports record international attendance THIS ISSUE not unexpected, the decision stokes the fire among UMWA retirees and rank-and-file miners. On the cover, a group of angry UMWA retirees protest in downtown St. Louis. (Photo courtesy of UMWA) WORLD NEWS 7 Canadian court clears HD Mining in Chinese worker dispute South Africa plans pipeline to supply northern coal mines DEPARTMENTS with water 2 Editorial 6 Coal in the News 7 World News 14 Awards Sumitomo pulls out of Australian coal venture 18 People IndoMet coal to begin production soon 20 Dateline Washington TEPCO, Chubu Electric to jointly build coal-fired plant 24 Calendar Rising concerns over Scotland's mining liabilities 32 Transport Tips 52 Operating Ideas 54 Suppliers News 56 Product News 61 Classified 64 Legally Speaking Sichuan Province to close 200 coal mines in 2013 8 10 Two new coal terminals may soon be built in far Eastern Russia June 2013 1

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