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Coal prices are expected to rise again next year




Coal being mined in Appalachia next year is expected to sell at an average price of $61 to $63 a ton, up from an earlier estimate of $54 to $56 a ton this year. Next year’s estimate is up to $65 to $74 per ton from a previous estimate of $57 to $59. Massey Energy estimates costs for this year will range between $45 and $47.50 a ton, up from a previous estimate of $43 to $45. (AP)


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