The Coal IndustryBy
- Charles Kernot
The size and global reach of the coal industry is unparalleled in the mining sector. Almost 500 million tonnes of coal are shipped annually around the world at a traded value of around US$15bn, but the total amount of coal mined each year amounts to some 3.8 billion tonnes. This puts the total value of annual production at around US$100bn - far higher than the next most important mined commodity, aluminium.
The Coal Industry provides an in-depth overview of the international coal trade at the turn of the millennium. In 330 pages of clearly presented information, analysis and statistics, it brings the industry into sharp focus - from productivity and power plants to growth prospects and global warming.
Detailed data, authoritative analysis
Read this guide and find out about:
- How the coal industry has developed from its earliest beginnings
- How the latest processing treatments are creating a wider market for coal
- The factors which will guide coal markets over the next decade
- How concerns over greenhouse gas and nuclear energy could have a positive effect on coal demand
- The recent growth in supply from Colombia, Indonesia and Venezuela and the changing structure of the European industry
- The activities of the major producers and their chances for improved profitability
- The environmental impact of coal and how it can be reduced
Loose-leaf Binder, 320 Pages
Published: July 2000
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- Coal from the earliest times; International discoveries; What is coal? Exploration, mining and production; Treatments and quality assurance; From mine to market; Coal, electricity and the environment; Coking, industrial and domestic coal; World supply; World demand; International trade; Coal pricing and hedging; Appendix; Bibliography.