Seven Things You Should Know About China's Coal Consumption

China's issuance in August of its 2014 Energy Statistical Yearbook has recentlygarnered attention as a result of a New York Times article noting the yearbook's substantial upward revision of China's coal consumption statistics and their potential implications for China's GHG emissions and the December Paris climate negotiations. These statistics provide additional data on China's coal consumption, building on previous summary releases from the National Statistics Bureau in February and June publications. ...Read more...

Old-school coal miner digs up meaning on Save Our Towns, Episode 3

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 4, 2015 – Pocahontas, Virginia, once produced coal of such fine grade that it powered the world's navies. Today the population of the town, about 70 miles west of Blacksburg, has dropped to less than 400, but that hasn't stopped Mayor Benjamin Gibson from touting the town's chief tourism asset: an exhibition coal mine...Read More...

Peninsula coal counts plummet in August

Coal exports from terminals along the James River in Newport News continue to show signs of decline.

Calendar year-to-date, Kinder Morgan's Pier IX and Dominion Terminal Associates in Newport News have exported 11.7 million tons of coal from January to August, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Maritime Association. That's down from 18.1 million tons in the same period a year ago — a 35 percent drop. ..Read more..

Underground CO2 Storage, Natural Gas Recovery Targeted by NETL/Virginia Tech Research

Researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) have teamed with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on a multi-part project to investigate the feasibility of injecting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into organic-rich rocks, deep underground, to permanently store the greenhouse gas while simultaneously recovering natural gas. ...Read more...

Techline: NETL's 2015 Carbon Storage Atlas Released

Prospective carbon dioxide storage resources of at least 2.6 trillion metric tons have been identified in saline formations, oil and natural gas reservoirs, and unmineable coal seams. These findings reflect an increase over those identified in the 2012 Atlas.
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