Coal was used by man thousands of years ago and has played a significant role in modern civilization. The solid fuel will surely continue to be important in the affairs of man. The United States has about 20 percent of the world's coal resources, enough to last several centuries even at an expanded rate of consumption. Projected expansion of coal consumption for energy and fuels production will require the solution of several major problems, including those related to mining methods, mine health and safety, economics, and coal process technology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was prepared for the 49th Annual Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, Houston, Texas, 6-9 October 1974.
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  • Authors:
    • Eckard, W E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPE 5093 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1976 12:00AM