THIS MONTH IN COAL - December 2016

WVDEP, Alpha Natural Resources Reach $15 Million Settlement • North Korea Rejects UN Sanctions on Coal Exports • Alberta Proposes Deal to Close Coal-fired Power Plants

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This Month in Coal - October 2016

Arch Emerges From Chapter 11 • Universal Commissions Second Mine in South Africa • Ramaco’s Brook Operation Moving Forward • Millennium Terminal DEIS Released

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Delays for Dozens of Coal India Projects

An official for India’s state-owned producer Coal India Ltd. (CIL) revealed that 66 of its 123 most costly projects are facing some kind of delay as the country eyes a target of 20 billion metric tons (mt) by 2020. According to media outlets in India, officials have marked 57 projects as active. Of the 66 delayed, 34 are behind schedule due to delays in forestry clearances and another 17 are running behind because of land acquisition and related problems. Another seven have been hung up by a delay or discontinuance of work or non-participation by a contractor. Legal issues have delayed another five, and three have a lack of railway infrastructure.

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