Colorado coal production dips in 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Production at Colorado coal mines dipped barely closing 12 months from 2017 ranges.

The Daily Sentinel experiences that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety says the state’s six producing mines, all located in western Colorado, produced an entire of about 14.3 million tons (12.9 million metric tons) in 2018.

That compares to about 15.2 million tons (13.8 million metric tons) the corporate reported in 2017.

The state says that as of the tip of 2018, 1,160 coal miners labored in Colorado, up barely from 1,119 on the end of 2017.

According to the federal Energy Information Administration, Colorado ranked 10th as of 2017 in coal production, with Wyoming far out entrance in output that 12 months, at higher than 316 million tons (286.6 million metric tons).


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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