A Cost Comparison of Selected U.S. and Polish Coal Mines.
U.S Dept. of Commerce
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1993 Aug; :1-125
This report on the Polish coal industry is the fifth in a series of studies on coal exporting countries requested by the House Appropriations Committee. The committee requested that the basic differences in mining costs for U.S. and foreign mines be identified, especially those costs incurred in complying with health, safety, and environmental regulations. Basic costs in extracting raw coal are analyzed in this report for underground longwall mining operations, the only mining method employed in Poland for hard coal. In this report there is also a limited analysis of the relative market competitiveness of selected Polish and U.S. steam and metallurgical coal mines in the European electric utility and metallurgical coal markets.
Coal-mines; Coal-industry; Economic-analysis; Electric-utilities; Europe; Poland; Coal mining; Cost comparison; Competition
NTIS Accession No.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines
International Trade Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Energy