Coal making a comeback in the U.S.?

Last Modified: Sun Feb 04 2018 10:56:24 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 7.89%
    Percentage increase in coal production in 2017 over 2016.
  • 0.9%
    Percentage of increase in coal consumption by power utilities in the period Jan - Oct compared to same period in 2016.
  • 67%
    Percentage increase in coal exports in the period Jan - Nov compared to the same period in 2016. The U.S. is exporting more coal to every major region, including the EU, where shipments are up by more than a third over 2016. Nuclear plants are struggling in the UK and in France, creating surprisingly strong demand for U.S. coal.
  • 800
    Coal jobs added in the period of Jan to Dec 2017.
  • 22
    Number of announcements related to closures of coal fired power plants in the U.S. amounting to a combined installed generation capacity of 22,222 MW.
  • 57
    The number of new met mines in Central Appalachia rising from 155 to 212 in the year ending in June.
  • 15
    Number of miners that died on the job in 2017, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) data show, compared with eight in 2016.