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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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), fossil fuel consumption in the electric power sector declined to 22.5 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, the lowest level since 1994. The declining trend in fossil fuel consumption by the...

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MSHA Seeks Industry Input on Retrospective Study on Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule

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Steel Group Releases June SIMA Imports Data

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Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that steel import permit applications for the month of June totaled 2,894,000 net tons (NT)*. This was a...

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The cost to consumers of premature retirements of coal vastly outweighs the cost of supporting continued operations, according to a study conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA). The National Mining Association (NMA) commissioned the study to assess the impact of...

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