Just talked to my coal supplier. They said we could face a coal shortage this year because China just got back into the coal market heavy. I guess the coal plants here have decided to sell a lot of the bulk to China. Conrail is hauling in extra coal cars from out west because there aren't enough here to move the amount of coal be distributed over seas! Gotta love it, Obama bashes the coal industry (lie an idiot) so China dives on bd to reap the rewards of our coal, causing shortages here. Coal is now $215 a ton from what my supplier said and it has made 3 jumps since August!!! Stock up now if you got the room.....Unfortunately I dont so i will try to burn on the cold stretches and use my heat pump on the warmer stretches!!!