Why don't you buy from one of the local bulk coal distributors here in Pgh? I have been using Russel Brothers in Washington, PA. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... xUjBrXQBAA
They price Reading Anthracite bulk at $235.00 a ton. I never had it delivered, but I think that he quoted me around $65.00, no matter what weight I wanted. My bin only holds two ton, so I just pick up a ton truck load at a time. Just something to think about. There are a few other small coal dealers in bulk around town, but the only other one that I use is Kiefer Coal and Supply, located in Betel Park, PA. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... eUGjF0Y1AQ
They only sell Bituminous in bulk, at $125.00 a ton, and Anthracite in bags though. The Anthracite is Blacschak. I asked as to why they don't sell it in bulk and the stated that there isn't enough call for it to buy and store a 24 ton truckload. I find it strange. I do see them bring in a few 10 ton truck loads of some really nice big bituminous coal throughout the season though. That is what I'm burning now and boy it sure is pumping out the Btu's. It's more dirt, but it doesn't clincker in my stove when I run hard and hot, being this cold outside. It burns to a nice fine powder. Some of these chunks almost need two hands to move, but do they burn nice.
I know that they are willing to get a large truck of bulk anthracite coal in, but they want to guarantee themselves they have enough customers that will buy it in bulk, so it doesn't take up the room that they need for their concrete supply aggregate during the rest of the year. So far most of their customers prefer it in bags. If you ever get a chance to visit them, ask to see their huge cast iron potbelly they fire on that big bituminous coal in their warehouse. It is really neat. I never saw one that large.