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WYO Coal Production Up, Jobs Down

Wyoming coal production is up so far this year according to numbers from the Wyoming State Geological Survey. State coal production in the first quarter of 2017 rose by 15 million tons when compared to the same time period last year. Powder River Basin Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Royalties Going Down?

Wyoming is considering dropping the royalty rates paid by coal companies, to bring them in line with those paid by the oil and gas industry. A bill introduced in the State’s House of Representatives this week, would reduce the severance Continue reading

Colorado Coal Mine Owner Declares Bankruptcy

coalArch Coal, second-largest coal mining company in the United States, yesterday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company owns and operates West Elk Mine in Colorado near the town of Somerset in Gunnison County. The bankruptcy filing is part of a reorganization plan to cut $4.5 billion in debt from its Continue reading