ECONOMICS OF COAL TRANSLOADERS

This report analyzes the hypothetical case of the shipment of 3.5 million tons of coal annually from Harlan County, Kentucky, to a utility in Harllee, Georgia. In this case, the transloader would result in an annual savings of $6,522,000 ($1.84 per ton). The report concludes that benefits of a transloader include new viability for small mine operators and increased coal production, and that while a transloader may be owned by a utility, steel company, railroad, or a large coal company, it seems ideal for a cooperative of small mine operators. This study is divided into four basic parts: A summary and conclusion; description, capital costs, operating costs, analysis of financial feasibility, and possible modification to the general coal transloader; potential benefits of cooperatively-owned coal transloading facilities, including savings resulting from lower rail rates; and ownership aspects of coal transloaders.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teknekron Incorporated

    2118 Milvia Street
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94704

    Federal Energy Administration

    12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20461
  • Publication Date: 1975-9-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., FEA/G-75/575
  • Contract Numbers: FEA-P-05-75-7312-0
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM