RDI forecasts 100 million tons of growth in coal consumption

The increase will come primarily from the electric utility industry, which currently consumes 9 out of every 10 tons of coal produced in the U.S. The study reveals that Western coal producers are likely to be the main beneficiaries of this growth trend, as low-sulfur Western coal continues to move further East.

BANGKOK, Thailand, Dec. 19, 2000—Gulf Power Generation Co (GPG), partly owned by the U.S. energy firm Edison International, is trying to get its delayed Bor Nok coal-fired power project in southern Thailand off the ground, in spite of opposition by local residents concerned about its potential social and environmental impact.

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