WY: Western Coal - Booming Energy Search?

GILLETTE, WY - JUNE 13: A 133 car coal train moves slowly as it's loaded at the Buckskin Coal Mine, on June 13, 2006 in Gillette, Wyoming. BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) operates the train moving Powder River Basin coal east for power generation. Each car carries 120 tons of coal. The open pit Buckskin Mine is a medium size operation owned and operated by Kiewit Mining Group. The mine produces 20 million tons of low sulfur and low BTU coal per year. Wyoming's Powder River Basin coal sells for an average $6.50 per ton compared with high sulfur, high BTU Appalachian coal, now at over $60 per ton. The coal is transported by rail east to St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and eventually the eastern US or by barge down the Mississippi River for power generation. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
GILLETTE, WY - JUNE 13: A 133 car coal train moves slowly as it's loaded at the Buckskin Coal Mine, on June 13, 2006 in Gillette, Wyoming. BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) operates the train moving Powder River Basin coal east for power generation. Each car carries 120 tons of coal. The open pit Buckskin Mine is a medium size operation owned and operated by Kiewit Mining Group. The mine produces 20 million tons of low sulfur and low BTU coal per year. Wyoming's Powder River Basin coal sells for an average $6.50 per ton compared with high sulfur, high BTU Appalachian coal, now at over $60 per ton. The coal is transported by rail east to St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and eventually the eastern US or by barge down the Mississippi River for power generation. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
WY: Western Coal - Booming Energy Search?
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