An examination of the changes in the transportation pattern of bituminous coal is presented. Statistics in the last seven years have permitted the analysis of coal distribution by method of transportation, by user category and by district of origin and states of destination. Tables are presented for each of the three methods. The transportation patterns for coal in the U.S. range from the railroads which handle some three-fourths of all shipments through water and motor carriers, to the pipeline. Because of its confinement to one producer and its relatively limited life, the pipeline does not lend itself to statistical trending but it is briefly discussed. Distribution for the electric utility market has a more complete accumulation of data so it is discussed in greater detail.

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  • Pagination: p. 127-147

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  • Accession Number: 00041764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9(2) Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM