Anthracite, commonly known as hard coal, has been commercially mined and prepared in the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania for more than 150 years. Most Anthracite reserves are found in the five counties of Schuylkill, Carbon, Northumberland, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The Anthracite coal fields extend 50 miles east and west and 100 miles north and south covering approximately 484 square miles. Current estimates show 4 to 6 billion tons of reserves of Anthracite left in the region.

News

Pennsylvania Set to Receive Grant to Provide Safety and Health Training to Miners

8.1.2016

Pennsylvania is among the forty-seven states and the Navajo Nation which will receive a total of $8,441,000 in funds to support safety and health training courses and other programs to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses. Grant recipients will...

Read Full Article »

Anthracite Production Declines During the First Quarter of 2016

8.1.2016

Pennsylvania anthracite coal production showed a modest decline during the first quarter of this year. Anthracite production slipped 5.6% in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the same quarter of 2015. According to the...

Read Full Article »

Anthracite Council Seeking Re-Mining Incentive to Off Set Proposed Administrative Fee

8.1.2016

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council is recommending that the DEP waive its proposed $1,500 per permit administrative fee for all re-mining permitted sites in Pennsylvania. In making such a recommendation, the PAC pointed out the significant contribution re-mining has made...

Read Full Article »

Quarterly U.S. Coal Production Reach Lowest Levels Since 1980’s

8.1.2016

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Coal production in the first three months of 2016 was 173 million short tons (MMst), the lowest quarterly level in the United States since a major coal strike in the second quarter...

Read Full Article »