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Assessing the coal resources of the United States

Fact Sheet 157-96

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Abstract

In 1994, coal production in the United States reached the highest level in history (slightly more than 909 million metric tons or one billion short tons), continuing the upward trend of coal production and utilization that began 34 years ago. Previous assessments of the coal resources of the United States, which were completed as early as 1909, clearly indicated that the total coal resources of the Nation are large and that utilization at the current rate will not soon deplete them.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessing the coal resources of the United States
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
157-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resource Surveys Program
Description:
8 p.
Country:
United States