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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Pennsylvania Anthracite Council is Your Voice in a Troubling Time

4.15.2020

As our nation and our industry join together at this critical time, please know that the Pennsylvania Anthracite Council (PAC) is hard at work fighting for this industry and your business. In just the last few months, the PAC...

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Pennsylvania Prepared Anthracite Production Declines in 2019

4.15.2020

According to figures obtained from the Federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Pennsylvania anthracite coal miners produced 1.784 million tons of prepared coal and another 222,751 tons of raw coal in 2019. Based on an estimated 50% recovery...

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World Anthracite Consumption Expected to Reach $68.8 Billion by 2027

4.15.2020

TAccording to an article appearing in the October 2019 issue if the “World Coal,” global anthracite coal consumption is expected to reach $68.8 billion by 2027. Additionally, the article states that anthracite coal use around the world has increased...

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National Mining Association Seeks Assistance for Coal Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

4.3.2020

The National Mining Association (NMA) is seeking Federal assistance to help the coal mining industry survive the fall out of the coronavirus. The NMA has asked the Trump administration to designate the entire coal supply train (mines, barges,...

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