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  • Michigan, Iowa utilities to go forward with coal retirements, conversions to gas

    Despite the US Supreme Court's ruling Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, electric power utilities in Michigan and Iowa say they are moving forward with plans to close coal-fired power plants or convert existing coal burners to natural gas over the next several years.

  • CAPP coal burn falling further than expected: sources

    New US emissions rules, coal plant retirements and the continued low price of natural gas is hitting the Central Appalachian coal industry harder this year than at first predicted, according to brokers and fuel buyers positioned in the area.

  • China's May thermal coal imports collapse 41% on-year to 6.48 mil mt

    China's thermal coal imports, including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, dropped 41% on the year and were down 26% on the month in May at 6.48 million mt, according to the latest data from Beijing's General Administration of Customs (GAC) on Thursday.

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