Title: Overview of U.S. Coal Supply and Infrastructure
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-403/081709
Publication Date: 07/2010
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Christopher Nichols
Program/Technology: Other
Author: Chris Nichols (NETL)

For most of the past century, the coal supply chain has provided American consumers with a reliable, flexible and low-cost option for meeting their fuel needs. As the Nation's energy market evolves over the next century, it is certain that the coal supply infrastructure will continue to play a pivotal role in this development. This report provides an overview of characteristics of U.S. coal, its production, transportation and utilization at power plants.

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