Coal Shortage???

coal shortage???

PostBy: lime4x4 On: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:10 pm

Was at the local coal dealer over the weekend and I had to wait for a truck load of rice to come in. The driver who brought the coal said that every year they have massive piles of coal stock piled. This year he said there lucky if they have a couple of tri-axle loads stock piled. the people at the breaker said they had an unusually high demand for coal this heating system.. Also ran into cap while I was there. Maybe that is why the coal doesn't seem uniformed on size this year. The breakers are probably going non stop to keep up.. Also coal man most places around my neck of the woods get coal from the jedo mines.. I was always told Pa has the best anthracite in the country.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:38 pm

Rice coal is a little short this year but it usually is at this time of the year. I have no trouble getting any. If it had been colder in January there might have been a problem but that was not the case. The other sizes there is plenty of..... September was worse that it is now. September was weird as the coal was always plentiful at that itme of the year.

Reminds of a Sat. I was in there and a guy came in off the street for rice and they told him they didn't have any... Had to laugh as he walked away looking at the five tons on my truck.

PA is the best... There is no other place to get it. There's only a few places worldwide where it is mined, how it compares to the others I don't know.
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PostBy: Berlin On: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:42 pm

"Pa has the best anthracite in the country"

That's because it has the only anthricite in the country. At least in the continental US. Alaska has huge anthricite deposits, but they are not utilized for domestic heat and most are deep underground in deeply folded veins, thus making large-scale mining diffcult.
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