A look beneath the surface

Even with the market’s ups and downs, coal never holds stagnant. Donna Schmidt takes a broad-view look at some developments from the globe’s longwall coal operations

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Mechel's Southern Kuzbass complex in Russia

Attitudes to coal are immutable: it is a contentious subject with its detractors, but staunchly touted by its supporters for its paramount position in the energy and manufacturing realms.