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The Department of Energy is predicting U.S. coal production will see sustained increases over the next two years due to higher amounts of exports and coal generated electricity, the Washington Examiner reports.
“U.S. coal production is getting a boost in 2017 from higher coal exports and more coal-fired electricity generation,” Energy Information Administration acting administrator Howard Gruenspecht said. “Coal-fired power plants are expected to be the leading source of U.S. electricity for the next two years, as the cost of coal is expected to rise by less than the cost of natural gas.”
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U.S. coal exports increased in the first half of 2017. Coal exports were up in the first quarter of the year 58...
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