In the news today…
- S&P Global reports monthly US thermal and metallurgical coal exports increased 10.1% from the previous month to 7.3 million mt in April, US Census Bureau data showed June 8.
- Argus reports coal exports out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, fell for the first time in more than a year in May, led by a drop in shipments from the region’s two largest terminals.
- E&E Daily reports a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing yesterday signaled growing support for letting states move around mine cleanup funds under the bipartisan infrastructure law.
- Wall Street Journal reports an aging, polluting coal power plant in Missouri was headed for retirement this year. But because MISO, the region’s grid operator, needs the plant’s electricity to reduce the risk of blackouts, it likely will keep running for several years longer.
- Argus Leader reports Utility officials in South Dakota, which falls under the service territory of both MISO and the Southwest Power Pool, prepare for potential power supply shortages in the coming months.
- Courier Post reports that pre-construction and land acquisition work begins for the Grain Belt Express transmission Project in northeastern Missouri.