THE SUPPLY OF COAL IN THE LONG RUN: THE CASE OF EASTERN DEEP COAL

This report develops a methodology for estimating long-run supply curves for coal. The method relies on engineering information and geological data and is applied to deep mining in the Eastern United States. Cost functions are estimated combining engineering and econometric procedures. Information on the geology of coal deposits is used in conjunction with the cost functions to estimate how costs will behave over time as output cumulates. The procedure is applied separately to low sulfur and high sulfur coal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Energy Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Zimmerman, M B
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/N-75-269
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-SIA73-07871-A02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM