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Federal regulations created Wyoming's coal industry - A ...

Sep 11, 2019· Ask a Wyoming politician what's killing the state's coal industry and they'll likely sneer two words at you: federal regulations. But ask that same politician what made Wyoming the nation's coal-fired energy capital in the first place, and it's doubtful they'll admit that meddling from Washington, D.C., gave rise to the mighty Powder River Basin coal patch.

Horizontal Stress and Longwall Headgate Ground Control

Horizontal stresses are caused by global plate-tectonic forces. During 1995 alone they were largely responsible for the closing of two longwall mines in the United States. This paper presents six case histories from Pennsylvania, West ia, Kentucky and Alabama. In each case, a mine encountered ...

Global Trends in Coal Mine Horizontal Stress Measurements

Global Trends in Coal Mine Horizontal Stress Measurements Christopher Mark, Principal Research Engineer NIOSH-Pittsburgh Research Laboratory Pittsburgh, PA Murali Gadde, Senior Engineer Peabody Energy St. Louis MO ABSTRACT Knowledge of in situ stresses is fundamental to many studies in earth sciences, and coal mine ground control is no exception.

What Is Killing the US Coal Industry? | SIEPR

Another area of technological change with different implications for coal is the revolution in oil and gas extraction over the past decade or so — hydraulic fracturing (fracking) combined with precision horizontal drilling and the exploitation of unconventional gas deposits.

Horizontal Permeability - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

In the case of a reservoir with horizontal permeability anisotropy, the pressure response of a producing well can be described by an equivalent isotropic reservoir model of average radial permeability (Earlougher, 1977).With the maximum k max and the minimum k min permeability oriented 90° apart, the average permeability is:

CDC - Mining Topic - Horizontal Stress - NIOSH

Jan 12, 2018· What is the health and safety problem? High horizontal stresses produce extensive and sudden rock failures. The U.S., Australian, and United Kingdom coal and the Canadian hard rock industries have long recognized the significance of high horizontal stresses as a factor affecting the stability of roof and rib conditions in underground mines.

Fractures in mine roofs, Coal Mining Geology, Kentucky ...

Fractures are natural in coal and are called cleats. If the coal is offset along a linear crack or break, the feature is a fault. Potential roof-fall hazards: Fractures and joints are vertical weaknesses in mine roofs. As a vertical disruption in bedding, they can interfere with horizontal "beam" strength accomplished by conventional bolting.

Logistics, Costs, and GHG Impacts of Utility-Scale ...

Similarly, the intersection of the various trend lines reveals the relative value among the options evaluated in this study. Comparative LCOE for 10% and 20% biomass cofiring cases with: -Alabama (AL) and Ohio (OH) baseline coal-only (horizontal trend lines)

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis ...

Oct 02, 2019· The report--Coal-Fired Power Generation Is In Freefall Across the Southeast U.S.--examines the regional transition away from coal from 2008-2018, showing how the surge in gas supplies from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has irreversibly altered the outlook for electricity generation--outpacing even the accelerating national trends ...

Status and Development of Directional Drilling Technology ...

Development trend of nearly horizontal directional drilling technology in coal mines of China [J].Coal Geology & Exploration, 2008, 36(4): 78-80. [2] SHI Zhi-jun, YAO Ning-ping, YE Gen-fei. Construction technology and equipment for gas drainage borehole drilling in underground coal mine [J].

Trends in Eagle Ford drilling highlight the search for oil ...

Rapid growth in horizontal drilling at the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas, like activity described in the previous story on the Bakken formation, has resulted in significant increases in crude oil and natural gas production.Increasing natural gas volumes have also boosted production of lease condensate (recovered as a liquid from natural gas in lease separation facilities) and natural gas ...

Coal giant Murray Energy Corp. is on the financial brink

The Wall Street Journal does a deep dive into the financial challenges facing politically connected coal king Robert Murray and his company, Murray Energy Corp. in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The bottom line: Murray "could be on the brink of losing his company as the power industry shifts away from coal ...

"Global trends in coal mine horizontal stress measurements ...

Publication Details. This conference paper was originally published as Mark, C and Gadde, M, Global trends in coal mine horizontal stress measurements, in Aziz, N (ed), 10th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2010, 21-39.

Trends and Market Forces Shaping the Future of U.S. Coal ...

Given coal's dependency on U.S. power sector demand, the industry has been particularly vulnerable to four significant changes in the domestic power sector that have reduced demand for coal. In addition to the trends shaping the U.S. power sector, two other—namely a decline in global demand for coal and increasing automation—have put ...

Coal Rank - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Coal rank is a measure of coal maturity and is the most fundamental parameter that relates both to the coalification history and the utilisation potential of a coal. Figure 14.3 shows the change in coal chemical and physical properties with rank from bituminous to anthracite coals (Teichmuller and Teichmuller, 1975).As the rank increases, the vitrinite reflectance, carbon content, and C/H ...

Oil, Natural Gas, & Coal Resources in Wyoming

Coal Current Trends Wyoming has been the lead coal-producing state in the United States since 1986. Despite fluctuations in annual output, Wyoming coal production consistently accounts for about 40% of all U.S. coal produced in a year. The larg-est use of Wyoming coal is generating electricity at coal …

Global Trends in Coal Mine Horizontal Stress Measurements

During the past 20 years, it has become clear that horizontal stress is a critical factor affecting roof stability in underground coal mines. The theory of plate tectonics and the World Stress Map (WSM) project has been extremely helpful in explaining the sources and the orientations of the horizontal stresses observed underground.

Horizontal stress anisotropy and effective stress as ...

Oct 01, 2014· Coal seam gas contents in the basin range from 0.1 to 27.4 m 3 /t, increasing with depth to a 'peak gas' horizon around 600–900 m depth, below which contents generally decrease, forming an apparent parabolic trend (Fig. 7, Part A). This trend is evident in both 'as received' (or raw) and dry-ash free corrected data.

ICE NewCastle Coal Futures Prices - Barchart.com

Horizontal Scroll on Wide Tables. Especially when using a custom view, you may find that the number of columns chosen exceeds the available space to show all the data. In this case, the table must be horizontally scrolled (left to right) to view all of the information.

World Coal 2018-2050: World Energy Annual Report (Part 4 ...

Sep 20, 2018· Linear Trend: Coal Consumption Growth Rate = -0.031 + 1.496 * Economic Growth Rate (R-square = 0.448) ... Where the downward linear trend meets the horizontal axis indicates that Australia's ultimately recoverable coal resources will be 44.8 billion metric tons. Australia's cumulative coal production up to 2017 was 14.2 billion metric tons.

Latest trends in seismic coal field exploration (Journal ...

@article{osti_6034871, title = {Latest trends in seismic coal field exploration}, author = {Arnetzl, H.H.}, abstractNote = {The basic principles of seismic surveying are briefly outlined. In West Germany two steps are usual in the seismic exploration procedure: a reconnaissance exploration applying two-dimensional seismic reflection line surveys, and a detailed exploration applying the three ...

Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results | Arch ...

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) today reported net income of $106.8 million, or $6.34 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2019, compared with net income of $123.2 million, or $6.10 per diluted share, in the prior-year period. The company had adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization, accretion on asset ...

Coal Gasification Technology - an overview | ScienceDirect ...

The trends in coal feeding technologies include the following. ... While another, known as production well, is used to extract the generated syngas (containing hydrogen), moreover, a horizontal connection for enhancing the permeability of coal seam between the two wells is created.

Global trends in coal mine horizontal stress measurements.

Knowledge of in situ stresses is fundamental to many studies in earth sciences, and coal mine ground control is no exception. During the past 20 years, it has become clear that horizontal stress is a critical factor affecting roof stability in underground coal mines.

Horizontal Regional Stress, Coal Mining Geology, Kentucky ...

Horizontal stress fractures and related falls will occur in entries perpendicular to the maximum stress direction where the horizontal stress field is strongly directional. Maps of regional horizontal stress-field data are provided in Zoback and Zoback (1980) and for the Illinois Basin in Nelson and (1991).