Anthracite Price Per Ton for the 2023-2024 Heating Season

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What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area?

$209 or Less Delivered
0
No votes
$210-$239 Delivered
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1%
$240-$269 Delivered
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2%
$270-$299 Delivered
2
2%
$300-$329 Delivered
8
9%
$330-$369 Delivered
2
2%
$370-$399 Delivered
5
6%
$400-$429 Delivered
3
3%
$430-$459 Delivered
2
2%
$459 or more Delivered
1
1%
$229 or Less Picked Up Bulk
9
10%
$230-$249 Picked Up Bulk
2
2%
$250-$279 Picked Up Bulk
2
2%
$280-$309 Picked Up Bulk
2
2%
$310-$339 Picked Up Bulk
1
1%
$340-$369 Picked Up Bulk
3
3%
$340-$369 Picked Up Bulk
1
1%
$370 or More Picked Up Bulk
5
6%
$299 or Less Bagged
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No votes
$300-$329 Bagged
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No votes
$330-$359 Bagged
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1%
$360-$389 Bagged
2
2%
$390-$419 Bagged
1
1%
$420-$449 Bagged
3
3%
$450-$479 Bagged
9
10%
$480-$509 Bagged
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9%
$510-$539 Bagged
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2%
$540 or more Bagged
9
10%
 
Total votes: 86

 


 
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Post by hank2 » Tue. Sep. 19, 2023 12:45 am

I don't plan on going the real local route this year. But of the last two places in my home county that still haul or yard Anthracite: Delivered, one is at $382 for 4 ton or more, $401 a ton for less. Bagged delivered at $430 ton. Blaschak. Unchanged from beginning of the year, right now. The other place was at $465 bulk delivered late last year, so I heard. I believe they handle a couple brands.

Has anyone bought from or quoted RIE Anthracite lately? Just curious. Off of 209, west of Pottsville. Used to be the DiRenzo processer. They quoted me $265/ton for nut picked up last June. That could have changed. Call ahead for more than pickup load.

 
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Post by AlexanderDelarge » Tue. Sep. 19, 2023 6:10 pm

Anyone from Connecticut area? Im seeing 450/ton bagged rice.

 
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Post by zachary193 » Wed. Sep. 20, 2023 2:26 am

Our amish ds dealer is selling blaschack bulk for 355/ton 10 miles north another dealer is selling blaschack bulk for 486/ton. Makes no sense must be greedflation.

 
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Post by Den034071 » Wed. Sep. 20, 2023 4:06 pm

Wake up.Mazaika Breaker near tamaqua 260 a ton .Darn nice coal .Ok Idiots .jack

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Thu. Sep. 21, 2023 3:22 pm

Wrong post.

 
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Post by mozz » Thu. Sep. 21, 2023 6:32 pm

Mazaika Breaker
How are the fines/dust/dirt.


 
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Post by GoodProphets » Mon. Sep. 25, 2023 10:45 am

Garmans Coal in Manheim
Rice coal delivered $375 a ton as of 9/25/23

Just called, will be getting 4 ton delivered tomorrow or thursday.
They said they anticipate a price increase sometime soon.

Very sad at these prices.
When I installed my efm in 2011, prices were half
Thinking hard on installing some wood burning inserts or something to that nature.

 
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Post by WESOman » Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 8:33 am

I basically hooked up my stove last year for the security of a secondary heat source. I already had the stove but had not used it in years. Sadly our own government seems hell bent on driving the cost of fuel up. Last year I made multiple trips for bagged coal but this year I cleaned up the coal bin under my front porch (house built in the late 1800s when everybody in PA seemed to burn coal) and am going the bulk route. Yesterday I went to a local supplier, Pottstown Roller Mill, and bought two tons of nut coal. No price drop this year I suppose, as it was $440 a ton and $45 delivery cost. We can argue about why coal is so expensive, but I have to believe Uncle Sam is happy to make coal an uneconomical choice. I imagine that years ago when there were many retail suppliers there was more competition and that held prices down to some degree. For those who have the ability to pickup their coal there may be alternatives. Perhaps for those who have a local dealer with a lot of clientele, they may find they move enough volume to buy and sell cheaper. I cannot say that I'd consider burning coal to be a smart choice for a primary heat source unless you have no existing heating system. If you throw in the cost of an acceptable chimney and the cost of a stove, the work involved in using coal and the issues with trying to spread the heat around a home, it makes less and less sense at these prices. Still there is something gratifying about being involved in keeping the family warm and maintaining the legacy of King Coal. Let the electric grid go down and modern heating systems no longer work. Won't that coal or wood stove seem like a smart move then?

 
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Post by WESOman » Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 8:40 am

hank2 wrote:
Tue. Sep. 19, 2023 12:45 am

They quoted me $265/ton for nut picked up last June. That could have changed. Call ahead for more than pickup load.
That "Picked up" factor only works for certain folks and even that is affected by how far you have to drive and the amount you can haul in one trip. May people have no place to actually store more than a small amount out of the weather. When it comes to coal, the law of supply and demand does not seem to apply. When everybody uses gasoline, the price at the pump goes up. When very few use coal the price of coal goes up, not down. That seems counterintuitive.

 
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Post by nut » Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 1:13 pm

WESOman wrote:
Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 8:33 am
I basically hooked up my stove last year for the security of a secondary heat source. I already had the stove but had not used it in years. Sadly our own government seems hell bent on driving the cost of fuel up. Last year I made multiple trips for bagged coal but this year I cleaned up the coal bin under my front porch (house built in the late 1800s when everybody in PA seemed to burn coal) and am going the bulk route. Yesterday I went to a local supplier, Pottstown Roller Mill, and bought two tons of nut coal. No price drop this year I suppose, as it was $440 a ton and $45 delivery cost. We can argue about why coal is so expensive, but I have to believe Uncle Sam is happy to make coal an uneconomical choice. I imagine that years ago when there were many retail suppliers there was more competition and that held prices down to some degree. For those who have the ability to pickup their coal there may be alternatives. Perhaps for those who have a local dealer with a lot of clientele, they may find they move enough volume to buy and sell cheaper. I cannot say that I'd consider burning coal to be a smart choice for a primary heat source unless you have no existing heating system. If you throw in the cost of an acceptable chimney and the cost of a stove, the work involved in using coal and the issues with trying to spread the heat around a home, it makes less and less sense at these prices. Still there is something gratifying about being involved in keeping the family warm and maintaining the legacy of King Coal. Let the electric grid go down and modern heating systems no longer work. Won't that coal or wood stove seem like a smart move then?
The coal companies are actually selling coal as fast as they can mine it. Prices are so high because they are selling to the highest bidders. Unfortunately that is to the foreign market. Maybe when the Ukranian war ends things settle down.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 1:26 pm

WESOman wrote:
Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 8:33 am
I basically hooked up my stove last year for the security of a secondary heat source. I already had the stove but had not used it in years. Sadly our own government seems hell bent on driving the cost of fuel up. Last year I made multiple trips for bagged coal but this year I cleaned up the coal bin under my front porch (house built in the late 1800s when everybody in PA seemed to burn coal) and am going the bulk route. Yesterday I went to a local supplier, Pottstown Roller Mill, and bought two tons of nut coal. No price drop this year I suppose, as it was $440 a ton and $45 delivery cost. We can argue about why coal is so expensive, but I have to believe Uncle Sam is happy to make coal an uneconomical choice. I imagine that years ago when there were many retail suppliers there was more competition and that held prices down to some degree. For those who have the ability to pickup their coal there may be alternatives. Perhaps for those who have a local dealer with a lot of clientele, they may find they move enough volume to buy and sell cheaper. I cannot say that I'd consider burning coal to be a smart choice for a primary heat source unless you have no existing heating system. If you throw in the cost of an acceptable chimney and the cost of a stove, the work involved in using coal and the issues with trying to spread the heat around a home, it makes less and less sense at these prices. Still there is something gratifying about being involved in keeping the family warm and maintaining the legacy of King Coal. Let the electric grid go down and modern heating systems no longer work. Won't that coal or wood stove seem like a smart move then?
Save your money, drive to Schuylkill county! I paid less than half that. I'm 10 miles west of Pottstown roller mills, it took me a little over an hour to get to Sherman from here. Today was my second trip in my f-150 and i'm still above a half tank of gas.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Sep. 29, 2023 9:28 am

A few years ago, we were hearing about how coal was dying off and mines/breakers were shutting down. Now, prices have far outpaced operating costs, and demand has increased to where they can't supply enough.

My local dealer has had to wait a long time to get one 18 wheeler load of bagged Baschak. Finally arrived this week. But I could only buy four of the eight tons of nut that I need. He's still waiting to see when the rest of his order will get here. Hopefully my other four tons will be on it.

Maybe some closed operations will reopen and take some of the demand/price pressure off and let some laid off NEPA folks back to work ?

Paul

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Sep. 29, 2023 9:37 am

"...................We can argue about why coal is so expensive, but I have to believe Uncle Sam is happy to make coal an uneconomical choice. ................"

The tree huggers may be happy, but keep in mind. "Uncle Sam" and also the state governments, are addicted to tax revenue. As heating costs increase for homes and businesses that is an increase in a tax deduction, so they get less tax revenue.

Paul

 
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Post by WESOman » Fri. Sep. 29, 2023 3:55 pm

WESOman wrote:
Thu. Sep. 28, 2023 8:33 am
Yesterday I went to a local supplier, Pottstown Roller Mill, and bought two tons of nut coal. No price drop this year I suppose, as it was $440 a ton and $45 delivery cost.

CORRECTION..The Roller Mill called me this morning to say that they had charged me too much by mistake. The price was actually $395/ton. I drove by and they gave me the $90. I want to give credit for their honesty.


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