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Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 8:12 am

Local coal companies producing record numbers
BY THOMAS LESKIN (STAFF WRITER [email protected])Published: February 24, 2014

The article focuses on Balschak but the NEPA area as a whole is mentioned. I have seen more coal trucks on the road than last year that's for sure. Per the article, Blaschak produced 315,000 tons last year which has them up 5% over 2012.

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http://republicanherald.com/news/local-coal-compa ... -1.1639580

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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 5:39 pm

blrman07 wrote:Local coal companies producing record numbers
BY THOMAS LESKIN (STAFF WRITER [email protected])Published: February 24, 2014

The article focuses on Balschak but the NEPA area as a whole is mentioned. I have seen more coal trucks on the road than last year that's for sure. Per the article, Blaschak produced 315,000 tons last year which has them up 5% over 2012.

Burn the Rocks!!!

http://republicanherald.com/news/local-coal-compa ... -1.1639580

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At the end of the article it states that 257,000 tons of anthracite were imported. Imported from where?
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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 5:50 pm

Yep, the article stated has the "CAPACITY" to produce 1 million tons??? That's a lot of imported.
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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 5:52 pm

Could be imported from any or all of these: China accounts for the majority of global production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia

That line is part of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite

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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 6:21 pm

Record Numbers????????????????????????? What about before gas & oil got popular? Most people heated with coal. Coal was the primary heating fuel. The person doing the story must be an EX-Weather man, with his record snows that wouldn't hold a candle to the real snow falls of the past.

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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 7:33 pm

I'm reading your reports about the quality of the Blaschak, Reading, etc. this year and a lot of you are talking about less quality than in the past like getting wood pieces and slate, or a variety of sizes instead of uniformity, and then I read this story about 257,000 tons being imported, and I wonder something. Are you sure the coal you are bringing home is actually the coal mined in your area, or is the good stuff being sold to industries that require certain quality values in their contracts? Is there a way to tell for sure? Being out here in the midwest, I have no knowledge of how this coal business works, so I'm probably way off base even thinking like this. What do you guys think? Jerry


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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 7:45 pm

Vietnam is the worlds number one anthracite exporter.

http://www.marston.com/portals/0/coaltrans_antra_ ... d_2009.pdf
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Post Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 8:13 pm

Where did it come from? Try this article.....I am sure there is more up-to-date data available but it's been a very long day and this is just a teaser for someone to start looking.

from.......http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=U.S._coal_imports

International coal imports
Collectively, sixteen states spent more than $1.8 billion to import 25.4 million tons of coal from abroad in 2008. Alabama spent the most ($489 million), while Massachusetts obtained the highest share of its coal from foreign sources (82 percent).Following Alabama, the remaining top ten are Florida ($307 million), Massachusetts ($206 million), Mississippi ($145 million), Georgia ($97 million), Virginia ($95 million), New Jersey ($93 million), New Hampshire ($79 million), Connecticut ($79 million), and New York ($63 million).
More than 80 percent of U.S. coal imports from other nations came from Columbia in 2008, but imports also arrived from Venezuela and Indonesia. The U.S. continues to export more coal than it imports, but international imports more than tripled from 1999 to 2008.
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