Coal mining giant Murray Energy Corp. has emerged from bankruptcy with a new name and a commitment to rehire all of its former union employees, according to a news release from the United Mine Workers of America.
Mr. Brouillette used Consol’s experiments in turning coal into products as a backdrop to announce that $122 million in funding will be made available for private-public partnerships involved in such work.
New developments suggest Murray Energy's bankruptcy case could soon wrap up, but they don't resolve questions about how long coal can hang onto its shrinking market share in the face of competition from natural gas and renewables.
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