Coal power is starting to fold

Coal power is starting to fold

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:24 pm

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-Gener ... y-Era.html

EPA, new regs and NG are taking their toll.
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Re: Coal power is starting to fold

PostBy: japar On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:57 pm

How many coal burners that have Nat Gas are burning less Coal ?? If you don't live in NEPA and paying $300 or more per ton Nat Gas is the way to go.
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Re: Coal power is starting to fold

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:03 pm

japar wrote:How many coal burners that have Nat Gas are burning less Coal ?? If you don't live in NEPA and paying $300 or more per ton Nat Gas is the way to go.


But if it does not come down your street ....
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Re: Coal power is starting to fold

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:05 pm

And next year when they start exporting it all to China .. and the cost per cubic foot quadrouples ... :o
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Re: Coal power is starting to fold

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:49 pm

Literally surrounded by natural gas wells and four pipelines but can't get natural gas service to our house. Coal is the most economical answer. We did burn oil many years ago when it was less expensive than coal. I still keep 300 gallons of oil on hand and run a couple of cycles of oil through the winter, to kind of flush the lines, if you will... But I'm not purchasing any oil! There is a coal fired power plant near here that is shutting down in 2013 though, bummer. Lots of jobs will go, between the plant and transport jobs.
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