Gas, Oil, Coal Price Chart Over Time

Got Coal? You can make dealer inquiries here for both anthracite and bituminous coal. Co-op information for those looking to purchase in bulk as a group. Reviews on different brands and dealers.
Post Reply
Bster13
New Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri. Mar. 02, 2012 12:38 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Undecided
Stove/Furnace Model: Undecided

Post Wed. Mar. 07, 2012 10:49 am

Does anyone have one? I can find charts showing Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil over time, but I can't find any info on Coal.

I hear Natural Gas is very low right now vs. historical prices, and oil is very high....but as a newbie on this forum I have no bearing on the price of coal over time.

Thanks.

User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12232
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Wed. Mar. 07, 2012 3:52 pm

The consensus here has been that coal pricing will track oil pricing, and not natural gas pricing.
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

Bster13
New Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri. Mar. 02, 2012 12:38 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Undecided
Stove/Furnace Model: Undecided

Post Wed. Mar. 07, 2012 3:54 pm

Thanks for the info. Is that is the case, then coal pricing has shot up with oil as of late?

(I've only just started to learn about coal, so I have no idea where coal has been the past few years).

Thanks!

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

User avatar
steamup
Member
Posts: 1209
Joined: Fri. Oct. 03, 2008 12:13 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice
Location: Napoli, NY

Post Wed. Mar. 07, 2012 4:12 pm

Tough to track exactly because you have to know where you are buying it from and how much. Retail small quanities are more than truck load wholesale quanities. Bag is more than bulk.

For instance in 2004 I was quoted $100 ton for buckwheat at the breaker for a 24 ton load. Last year it was $160 ton. This year it will probably be $180 a ton due to diesel prices.

Look at the threads on what people pay that year.

2011-2012 Anthracite Prices

Coal Prices 2010-2011?
Steamup

"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
Sam Levenson
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein

dll
Member
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri. Aug. 18, 2006 11:30 am

Post Wed. Mar. 07, 2012 4:29 pm

Here is a graph of prices for pick up at a dealer in southwest New Hampshire from 1988 to 2010.
Attachments
CoalCost1988-2010.jpg

Post Reply

Return to “Coal Prices & Quality, Coal Dealer Inquiries & Reviews”