Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

U.S. Coal Production Increased, EIA Says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Coal production from the United States rebounded from 2009 and showed a second consecutive year of increase, the U.S. Energy Department reported.

Production from the U.S. interior, which includes Texas, increased 6.4 percent from 2010 levels to around 166 million tons. Texas accounted for 40 percent of that increase, the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration reported.

Coal output from the Appalachian region near the East Coast increased 0.6 percent compared to 2010 levels while western coal production declined 1.2 percent compared to 2010, the EIA said.

The reporting agency said about 93 percent of the coal consumed in the United States was used in the electric power sector. The EIA, in a separate report, said that while U.S. natural gas production was increasing, coal would dominate the energy sector for the immediate future.

U.S. exports of coal reached a level not seen since 1991, with around 107 million tons of coal sent to overseas markets last year. The EIA said the United States increased its coal trade to countries like India, Japan and South Korea because flooding in Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, disrupted coal mining there.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “U.S. Coal Production Increased, EIA Says”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.