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.

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Average Coal Mining Productivity Increases as Production Falls

5.11.2018

Coal mining productivity in the United States increased 26% over the past five years, reaching 6.8 tons per miner hour in 2017, up from 5.4 tons per miner hour in 2012, according to EIA’s Annual Coal Report and data from...

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PAC Provides Comments to MSHA on Repeal, Replace or Modify Initiative

5.11.2018

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council has presented significant comments to the Federal Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) as a part of its “Repeal, Replace or Modify” regulatory initiative. The PAC and the Independent Miners and Associates (IMA) worked together...

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Domestic Steel Shipments Up 4.1 Percent in February While Import Permits Surge in March

5.11.2018

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that for the month of February 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,525,590 net tons, a 1.5 percent decrease from the 7,636,321 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2018, and a...

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Majority of U.S. Voters Support Upgrading the Coal Fleet, Embracing Advanced Technologies

5.11.2018

A majority of U.S. voters – 55 percent – believe the U.S. government should take action to upgrade the aging coal and nuclear fleet, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA). When asked about...

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