US coal exports increased 35% to 53.6 million short tons through June 2011, according to a recent edition of NMA’s (National Mining Association) International Coal Review. Strong demand from Asia and Europe for steam and metallurgical coal is expected to push coal exports above 100 million tons by the year’s end, the highest level in nearly 20 years. NMA’s economic forecast prepared in May predicted 2011 coal exports would reach 101.5 million tons (up 24%). The Energy Information Administration’s August Short-term Energy Outlook predicts 2011 coal exports of 98 million tons. The annualised rate based on half year data would be about 107 million tons by the year’s end. In 2010, the US exported just more than 81 million tons of coal.Steam coal exports through June 2011, excluding lignite and anthracite, increased 88% to 18 million tons, and metallurgical coal exports increased nearly 18% to 35 million tons, according to the report. Anthracite and lignite exports were up 6% and 1% respectively.NMA’s report found that imported coal, which stood at about 6.8 million tons year to date, was down about 31% from the 2010 level of 9.9 million tons. Annual coal imports peaked at 36.3 million tons in 2007, dropping somewhat in recent years. Coal imports totalled 22.6 million tons in 2010 and now account for roughly 2% of US coal consumption.
← Previous Story Polish Cup Final Four in Kielce Next Story → Gyori one step to the final, Andrea Lekic: “I am too happy” Today’s matches of the main round brought us the first semi-finalists. Buducnost Podgorica snatched a 1-goal win in Ljubljana against Krim with 27:26, and along with Gyor that beat Midtjylland with 29:24 in Denmark are the first semi-finalists, as both teams are with 4 wins out of 4, and are assured one of the top two places. Should Oltchim win tomorrow against Metz, they will be very close to the semi-final, while in the other group it’s all open, Larvik, Midtjylland and Itxako are separated by 1 point each of them. buducnostchampions leagueEHFGyorwomen