USA: State of coal [2018]

Last Modified: Sun Oct 21 2018 08:23:25 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3.0%
    Percentage decrease in coal production during the period Jan - Aug compared to the same period in 2017.
  • 4.84%
    Percentage decrease in coal consumed by power utilities in the period Jan - May compared to same period in 2017.
  • 31.3%
    Percentage increase in coal exports in the period Jan - Jun compared to the same period in 2017. The U.S. is exporting more coal to every major region,especially India.
  • 1,300
    Coal jobs added in the period Jan to Aug. The compares with 800 jobs added in all of 2017.
  • 22
    Number of plants that have been announced by utilities for either phased shutdown or conversion to natural gas. Combined impacted capacity is 22,485 MW.
  • 2
    Number of coal companies that have filed for bankruptcy.