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Old 09-11-2018, 09:43 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
If coal is 12,000BTU per pound then 1 ton is 24 million BTU, or about $4 per million BTU, which is cheaper than natural gas.

I was thinking coal might be a little cheaper if delivered by the train load to a ship yard.
Delivery is much cheaper by the hopper, but who has space for 100 tons, then you have to move it from the yard unless you also have a dedicated pit siding to drop into waiting delivery system. The cement plant I used to live by could offload 16 railcars before they ran out of storage.

Handling and storage are your main problems raising cost.

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