Coal exports from terminals in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region totaled 3.11 million st in September, up 7.9% from the prior month and up 106.3% from the year-ago month, according to data released Tuesday by the Virginia Maritime Association.
A domestic coal shortage has forced Poland’s largest coal exporter Weglokoks to order a shipment from the United States so that it can honor contracts with its overseas buyers. Weglokoks said on Wednesday that it plans to resell the imported US coal abroad, mostly to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany and Austria, but would […]
One hundred and fifty thousand tons of coal rumbled across a suspended conveyor belt over the CNX Marine Terminal in Baltimore and into the nine cavernous holds of the SwissMarine Certoux, a Bermuda-flagged bulk carrier bound for Kandla, India. The scene has become familiar. Baltimore has shipped about a million tons of coal per month […]
A Japanese power plant engineer this week backed a controversial coal export terminal proposal in Washington state to supply fuel for helping replace nuclear power since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi meltdown. But beyond thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean separating both countries, the ongoing choppy market continues keeping American coal from Asian buyers.
The Longview Millennium project brings substantial benefits to Longview and the state of Washington — and it also offers Japan a sound solution to its pressing energy-security challenges. IT has been more than six years since Japan suffered the devastating earthquake and tsunami that triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The […]
The latest Short Term Energy Outlook from the Energy Information administration indicated coal production in August was the highest measured since October 2015. U.S. coal companies produced 74 million MMst of coal, eight percent higher than August 2016. The year-to-date total of 528 MMst is now 14 percent higher than last year.
Ukraine received its first shipment of anthracite coal from the U.S. Wednesday, part of an $80 billion deal between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. This shipment carried 62,000 tonnes of the total 700,000 tonnes set to be delivered to Ukraine by the end of the year, the Financial Times reports.
Coal exports to Europe and Asia are surging despite criticism from countries such as France and China over President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change agreement, according to new federal data. Coal exports for making steel and generating electricity rose 58 percent in the first three months of the year compared to the […]
Cowlitz County officials say the time has passed to file formal challenges of a massive environmental study of the Longview coal terminal. The 11,000-page environmental impact statement written by the state and county drew a record number of public comments from both sides of the coal debate. But, in a big surprise, the county said […]