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This unique electronic book on CD-ROM has the finest collection of federal documents and resources available anywhere about coal and the coal industry. There is detailed government information about production, reserves, supply and demand, transportation, imports and exports, state statistics, prices, international outlook. Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons. It is the most abundant fossil fuel produced in the United States. Over 90 percent of the coal used in the United States is used to generate electricity. It's also used as a basic energy source in many industries, including, steel, cement and paper. There is information on how coal was formed, how we get coal, how coal is transported, types of coal, where we get coal, how coal is used, coal and the environment, coal industry information, u.s. coal industry in the 1990's, basic coal data, overview of coal data by state, coal basic stats, overview discussions, coal demand, coal price, coal production, coal reserves, 2004 coal production by region, and much more. Coal production in the United States reached a record level in 2005, ending the year at 1,133.3 million short tons according to preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration. Production in 2005 was 21.2 million short tons higher than the 2004 level of 1,112.1 million short tons, and surpassed the prior record set in 2001 by 5.6 million short tons. Although total U.S. coal consumption rose in 2005, not all coal-consuming sectors had increased consumption for the year. Coal consumption increased in the electric power sector by 2.2 percent and declined in the other industrial sector, while coking coal consumption decreased slightly. U.S. coal exports rose for a third consecutive year in 2005, while coal imports again reached a record level. Total coal stocks declined during the year, as electric generators used their stockpiles to help meet increased demands and missed shipments, while coal producers used their stockpiles to supplement their production levels in 2! 005. Total coal stocks at the end of 2005 were 144.0 million short tons, a decrease of 10.0 million short tons from the prior year. Coal stocks held by producers and distributors decreased by 6.6 million short tons, a drop of 16.0 percent as producers used their stockpiles to help meet the increased demand. Industrial users, including coke plants, held a total of 8.2 million short tons at the end of 2005, 2.0 million short tons more than the level at the start of the year. Coal stocks in the electric power sector dropped for the third consecutive year in 2005, declining by 5.4 million short tons (5.1 percent), to end the year at 101.2 million short tons, as power facilities used their stockpiles to meet increasing demand for electricity and transportation problems slowed coal deliveries. In 2005, the coal industry experienced record production as well as record coal consumption. Although total coal exports continued to expand for the year, coal imports again reached a level resulting in a decline in net exports for 2005. Delivered coal prices continued to increase, while export prices reached new heights. Coal stocks declined in the electric power sector, while increasing in the other consuming sectors. Factors contributing to increased coal demand and production in 2006 include: Continued economic expansion, Increases in electric power coal stockpiles, Continued recovery in coal exports, Completion of coke plant projects, Return to normal weather patterns, Elevated natural gas prices. With increasing economic growth pushing coal consumption higher, the replenishment of coal stocks at electric power plants from their currently low levels, as well as increases in coal exports, coal production could reach another record level in 2006. Given the general tightness in markets, both consumers and producers will continue to pay close attention to developments affecting coal.
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This CD-ROM is packed with over 27,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.
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Book Description Progressive Management, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1422006646
Book Description Progressive Management, 2006. CD-ROM. Condition: Brand New. 27534 pages. 5.50x4.90x0.40 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1422006646