first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Coal deliveries to U.S. power plants decreased nearly 10% in the first six months of 2018 compared to the year-ago period, reversing the year-over-year growth in the first six months of 2017.According to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration data, U.S. coal producers delivered 271 million tons of coal to domestic utilities in the first half, down from 301 million tons during the same period in 2017.The Central and Northern Appalachian basins took the largest hits among the main coal-producing regions, seeing year-over-year delivery decreases of 24.1% and 15.2%, respectively, over the first two quarters. Powder River Basin deliveries saw the smallest year-over-year percentage decrease at 6% but the largest tonnage decrease of 9 million tons.Two of Alpha Natural Resources Inc.’s Central Appalachian mines had some of the basin’s largest year-over-year delivery drops on a percentage basis. The Ruby Energy mine and Delbarton Preparation Plant in Mingo County, W.Va., had substantial decreases in their deliveries from the year-ago period, down 93.5% to 12,000 tons and 83.9% to 26,000 tons, respectively.More ($): Coal deliveries to U.S. power plants fall 9.8% YOY in H1 First half 2018 coal deliveries to U.S. power plants down sharplylast_img

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