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Alabama's 11 million tonne of met coal shipped in 2018

Coal News - Published on Tue, 19 Mar 2019

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AL quoted the Alabama Coal Association as saying that 11 million tonne of mined met coal was exported last year. That adds up to USD 2 billion worth of metallurgical coal - which is used in steel production - being shipped out through the Port of Mobile.

ACA President Mr Patrick Cagle said in a statement that the mineral is “quietly helping fuel our state’s economic engine.”

Mr Cagle said that “The industry’s impact is irreplaceable, from the thousands of high-paying jobs at underground met coal mines in the Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County area to generating almost half the revenue at Alabama’s Port."

However, met coal exports made up 70 percent of the state’s coal production. Steam coal, which is used for power and heat production, made up 30 percent.

The McDuffie Coal Terminal generates about 50 percent of the total annual revenue for the Alabama State Port Authority.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 19 Mar 2019
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