I had called Blashaks a few weeks ago asking if the price of coal has gone down yet because of the drop in gasoline. She said no. And that they are locked into their oil contract
That statement cleared away all the clouds for me. They locked into their oil last summer when it was $4.80 for deisel. I bet this summer we'll see a big drop. Somebody on these boards astutely commented that the price of coal has to be significantly cheaper than natural gas and oil, or else nobody would burn coal. I think this summer has the makings for cheaper coal.
I sure would appreciate a break. I've just been getting killed with doctor copays for the family, car repairs, and a really cold winter. Just getting nickled and dimed to death.