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Fracking Jobs Prove Elusive for Coal Miners Looking to Switch

August 21, 2017

Robert Dennis has mined coal in West Virginia for 10 years but a recent evening found him in a classroom at his local community college. He came to learn about opportunities in fracking, a drilling technique used to produce natural

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South Africa’s Blyvoor Goes from One of the World’s Richest Gold Mines to Ghost Town

August 7, 2017

Thousands of unemployed miners in South Africa are calling on the Government to save their town. The Blyvoor gold mine, near Johannesburg, shut down in 2013 when it became unprofitable. Once one of the richest gold mines in the world,

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Robert W. Chase: Benefits Continuing from Shale Oil Boom

July 31, 2017

Why should U.S. consumers feel good about the shale revolution? The best reason is that U.S. gasoline prices, adjusted for inflation, are the cheapest they’ve been since 2000. The price drop shows that one of the great benefits from the

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Citizen Stakes in Alberta Oil and Gas Development May See Rebirth

June 8, 2017

Citizen stakes in oil and gas development may be reborn in Alberta Albertans had pride in owning the oilsands when production began 50 years ago. Watch for an effort to revive personal connections to resource wealth — and popular acceptance

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University of Calgary Researchers Develop Leakproof Pipeline Design

June 2, 2017

In a basement laboratory at the University of Calgary, a pair of researchers say they have a solution to one of the key problems facing the oil and gas pipeline industry — spills. The researchers say their system, which combines

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GE’s New Innovation Center in Virginia to Showcase Coal Efficiencies

May 31, 2017

No matter what the prospects for renewable energies might be, with more than 500 years of reserves in the U.S. alone, coal will be here to stay for a good long time. Coal plants currently generate more than 40 percent

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Demise of World’s Largest Gold Mine in 1922 Helped Build Juneau, Alaska

May 4, 2017

Today, the site of what was once the largest gold mine in the world looks merely like a small natural bay. Where hundreds of miners used to pull the valuable mineral up from depths that were unimaginable at the time,

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West Virginia’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry Poised for Comeback

April 5, 2017

The oil and gas industry has faced some harsh realities in the past few years, but industry leaders believe the future is bright. Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, said producers in the

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New Drying Technique Technology Would Make PRB Coal in Wyoming More Valuable

March 31, 2017

New technology can make Wyoming coal burn hotter, potentially helping the-cheap-to-produce Powder River Basin coal become competitive with high quality coal in the east. That’s the promise CBA Environmental made when Powder River Basin coal was used in a demonstration

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A Look at Energy Policies Trump Can Immediately Repeal

January 25, 2017

President Trump expects to sign up to 200 executive orders Monday, following the first tranche of orders he signed over the weekend. Turning from Obamacare and mortgage deductions, Trump at some point in his first week in office will begin

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