New Coal Mine Touted by Trump Opens in Pennsylvania

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Post Tue. Jun. 13, 2017 10:17 am

You did good Vig, my mistake for saying anything about the anointed one, I Apologize.
Actually to original spelling of Pittsburgh was without the "h".

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Post Tue. Jun. 13, 2017 10:28 am

As opposed to the previous President, affectionately known to many as "Dear Leader" who said he would "bankrupt" the coal industry.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/05/obama-kept-his-promise-83000-coal-jobs-lost-and-400-mines-shuttered/

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Post Tue. Jun. 13, 2017 11:11 am

Most regional steel plants' nowdays are simple 'scrap steel remelt/recycle types' and they are called 'electric arc furnaces'...no metallurgical coal is ever needed for these remelting.
To ever require coal in steel making would require a 'blast furnace' plus coke (bit coal after coke ovens) to make steel from raw iron ore and a whole slew of other minerals added in order to make "STEEL".

Of the few remaining steel plants still today, there are even damn fewer remaining 'blast furnaces' and 'coke ovens.

Besides train and barge loads of the iron ore and coal/coke there needs to be a lot of natural gas plus other minerals like limestone,etc all needing transported which gets costly when compared to remelting the very plentiful 'local scrap steel'...machines called 'car shredders' are kept pretty busy nearby most local 'electric arc furnaces for the past several decades.

BTW: In South America where there are a gigantic iron ore deposits/mine there are mega steel mills built there right beside these deposits and produce a lot of steel and for low costs.

Guess where all the old American steel mill structures and machines went...they where all 'cut up and scrapped'...although some steel production lines were foreign bought, then dismantled and transported by whatever means to the nearest harbor/port and then loaded on ocean going ships to...let's just say 'distant shores'. ;)

Sorry to say, but I did have a 'bird's eye view' of the peak and also the slow spiral down of this once great industry during my working career. Oh, the stories I could tell... :roll:


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Post Tue. Jun. 13, 2017 1:24 pm

Nice find John. :)

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Post Tue. Jun. 13, 2017 5:16 pm

Indeed. It's "The history of Now" these days. Many forget what happened yesterday.

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Post Mon. Jun. 26, 2017 11:21 am

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"China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline". "Hundreds of mines shut down in China last year and the government forced others to cut back hours in a bid to reduce an oversupply of coal and boost prices. The government has since relaxed that policy and production is rebounding."

"Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production through May is up by at least 121 million tons, or 6 percent, for the three countries" after it "fell 6.5 percent in 2016". "The change is most dramatic in the U.S., where coal mining rose 19 percent in the first five months of the year"

"The reasons for this year's turnaround include policy shifts in China, changes in U.S. energy markets and India's continued push to provide electricity to more of its poor, industry experts said. President Donald Trump's role as coal's booster-in-chief in the U.S. has played at most a minor role, they said."

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