Some U.S. Coal Producers Shave Costs
- Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:56
By Christopher Coats and Garrett Devine, SNL Energy
Production costs for a handful of U.S. coal producers declined in 2014, but some Illinois Basin producers actually reported higher costs, according to a cost-of-coal-sales-per-ton analysis by SNL Energy. After a dramatic rise in the cost of coal sales per ton from 2009 to 2012, increasing an average of 38.9% for the period, the industry saw costs level out in 2013, with a few producers continuing to benefit from cost-cutting measures in 2014.