As coal shipments decline, rail remains dominant mode of coal transport to power sector

The U.S. electric power sector consumed 677 million short tons of coal in 2016, the lowest amount since 1984. Electric power sector coal consumption accounted for more than 93% of all coal consumed in the United States, and more than two-thirds of this coal was shipped either completely or in part by rail. Source: Today in Energy – As coal shipments decline, rail remains dominant mode of coal transport to power sector

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