Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Finally, an actual confession. :clap: toothy
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: mattcoalburner On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:22 pm

Lehigh Taking business from these other guys is a blessing, I dont know how many of you noticed, BUT last year was the first year that coal prices rose SHARPLY, also last year was the first year for coal shortages, this was all due to LC&N going out of business. NOW, Lehigh Antracite is running full steam, and taking ALOT of coal from the other guys, this should mean eventually that the other guys might have to drop their prices to stay competative!
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:27 pm

Heck nobody has ever hesitated blaming him before we both did it.


...because we know the more stupid the idea the more likely he will implement it, so why wait.
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Low cost Natural Gas is playing a factor here.
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:39 pm

Has to be.
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:44 pm

turn up the heat! layoffs this time of year for any temporary workforce is the norm. most people that have been around long enough expect them and welcome them.
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:49 pm

Blaschak had a very productive year as far as mining raw coal, more mine run on the ground than they can process right now, breaker ran 15 hours a day all summer as well as 12 hrs a day on sat, they deserve a break, right now there is coal everywhere but as the days get colder and the smaller breakers are out of coal there will be plenty at the larger operations to get through the winter, i know one local operation was out of rice last sat already SCRAPPER
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: steamup On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:04 pm

Richard S. wrote:Low cost Natural Gas is playing a factor here.


If I had natural gas, I probably would not be messing with coal. Natural gas is very reasonable right now.
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:07 pm

id have to agree with ya there steam up
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:14 pm

su, as always the key words are "right now" how soon people forget me thinks. I'll just stick with my coal no matter what--I don't look at it as messing with--hell, it's an art form ;)
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:23 pm

freetown fred wrote:su, as always the key words are "right now" how soon people forget me thinks. I'll just stick with my coal no matter what--I don't look at it as messing with--hell, it's an art form ;)

ill go along with you fred...the only thing wrong with lehigh is the 20 ton min...
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:35 pm

Lets see--20 ton would last me over 6 yrs--hell, I'm not sellin it, I'm burnin it. :)
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: steamup On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:06 pm

I wish the 26 plus tons I have purchased would have lasted me three years plus into the 4th. No such luck. Looks like I will be dipping into the 6 face cord of wood I have stockpiled for "just in case".

I am guessing maybe 9 ton last year between the two boilers and it was a mild year. The wood will stretch the coal through the winter of 2013-2104. I didn't plan on another TT load until late spring of 2014.

I may also burn up the 100 gallons of fuel oil I have left as it is getting 3 years old. I like to keep a few gallons on hand for backup.

If I had more money in the bank, It would go into coal instead. :(
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: Davian On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:09 pm

steamup wrote:
Richard S. wrote:Low cost Natural Gas is playing a factor here.


If I had natural gas, I probably would not be messing with coal. Natural gas is very reasonable right now.


Tons of fracking equals super cheap natural gas in the short-run.
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Re: Blaschak coal layoff... slower than expected coal sales

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:12 pm

Davian wrote:
steamup wrote:
Richard S. wrote:Low cost Natural Gas is playing a factor here.


If I had natural gas, I probably would not be messing with coal. Natural gas is very reasonable right now.


Tons of fracking equals super cheap natural gas in the short-run.


Yes, but it appears the short run may last all of our lifetimes,
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