Other mines farther up in the PRB
also lifted production, potentially reflecting better weather than in the southern part of the basin where the biggest declines occurred.
mines are largely based in the PRB
and ILB, expects demand for both coals to rebound after MATS-related unit retirements subside past 2016.
BNSF officials at the hearing blamed the delays in part on a record fall grain harvest in key Midwest agricultural states and pledged to do a better job of getting PRB
coal to power plants in 2015.
Appalachian declines are offset by growth in the PRB
power plants burning PRB
coal are estimated to have dropped to 62 million tons at the end of June, down 18% or 14 million tons from one year ago.
SNL Energy estimates 2014 PRB
production, including northern and southern PRB
, at 448 million tons, 9% higher than 2013 levels.
will gain on reverse switching, but at lower levels than anticipated in January.
Coal stocks have diminished to some of the lowest levels in several years with PRB
stockpiles leading the decline.
consists of five (5) members appointed by the Milwaukee County Executive and confirmed by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.
contains the largest deposits of low-sulfur subbituminous coal in the world.