In the news today…
- The Wall Street Journal reports the next boom in electric vehicles could be the world’s mining fleet as the industry moves away from diesel.
- The Courier Journal reports, despite the president declaring that the ‘coal industry is back,’ jobs and production are down in Kentucky.
- The Conversation reports coal bankruptcies are the latest reminder that it is past time for a just transition for coal miners.
- Argus reports U.S. thermal coal exports fell for an eighth month in September, led by a decline in bituminous shipments.
- Argus reports CONSOL Energy maintained its sales outlook for 2019 despite challenges in the coal industry.
- Argus reports Hallador Energy’s sales increased to 2.1 million short tons in the third quarter, up from 2 million short tons a year earlier.
- E&E Greenwire reports Bob Murray may have been the last coal magnate of his type now that he has stepped down as CEO of Murray Energy.
- E&E News PM reports PacifiCorp is asking EPA to scrap part of a regional haze reduction plan as it requires a retrofit that will cost millions and result in “no measurable visibility improvements.”