An analysis of coal's capital needs and sources is presented. A detailed review of the estimated expenditures for mine-development discloses considerable variation in average unit costs, usually expressed in dollars per annual ton of output. Thus it is scarcely suprising to note that the range of such recent estimates of the capital needed for new coal development, for the eleven-year period 1975-1985, is from about $11 billion to around $25 billion, expressed either in 1974 or 1975 dollars. The author's principal conclusion is that new coal development is much likely to be curbed by legal regulatory and environmental constraints than by inflationary increments or any possible shortage of capital resources.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, W W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Accession Number: 00135175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM