Jan 07, 2020 5:38 PM

Wyoming Powder River Basin coal production continues to slow

Posted Jan 07, 2020 5:38 PM
Photo courtesy: USGS
Photo courtesy: USGS

Federal data shows coal production in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming continued declining during the third quarter of 2019.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration published the information Thursday showing a 7.7% decrease in year-to-date production.

National coal production also fell 6.9% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter in 2018.

U.S. coal consumption experienced a similar decline, decreasing 13.4% from the same period in 2018.

Utility company PacifiCorp has coal plants throughout rural Wyoming but the company says it is hastening the closure of about two-thirds of its national coal operations.

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2020 Medicare Enrollment Assistance at Senior Center in Alliance

Monday, Jan. 13 Deb Wegehoft, Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, will be at the Senior Center in Alliance, 212 Yellowstone Ave., from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to explain 2020 Medicare enrollment procedures and help beneficiaries compare/enroll in prescription drug plans. 

To schedule an appointment, call 308-762-3129.  Leave a message with your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned.