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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Anthracite Production Up 15% in 2017 Imports Show a Modest Increase for November

2.1.2018

According to figures provided by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), U.S. anthracite production totaled 1,884,545 tons in 2017. This is a 15% increase over 2016 figures of 1,638,980 tons. Surface coal mining accounted for approximately 94.7% of anthracite...

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MSHA Issues Surface Mining Blasting Alert

2.1.2018

On December 11, 2017, miners were preparing for a shot at a basalt mine. The miners were positioned about 130 yards from the face. One miner was standing between a pickup truck and an excavator; the other two were...

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DEP Announces Plans to Reduce Permit Backlogs and Modernize Permitting Process

2.1.2018

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced its new plan to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting processes, and better utilize technology to improve both oversight and efficiency. The announcement is a result of a yearlong effort to identify...

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American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) Releases SIMA Imports Data; Import Market Share 27 Percent in 2017

2.1.2018

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of December totaled 2,473,000 net tons...

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