SeaNN (seann) wrote,
SeaNN
seann

Coal? Huh?

источник, конечно же
And indeed, as Bloomberg reports, [11] US power plants are 'desperately' turning to Russia for their coal...

Utilities in the U.S. are scrambling for coal, on pace to increase imports 26 percent this year, as railroad bottlenecks slow deliveries and electricity demand climbs with an improving economy. Russia, the world’s third-largest exporter of the fuel, will boost shipments 3.9 percent to 106 million metric tons this year, IHS Energy forecasts, part of President Vladimir Putin’s plan to expand Russia’s role in the global coal market.

“Everyone’s aware that a number of plants have low stockpiles, so you hear Russian coal and they say, ‘Oh wow, people must really be desperate,’” James Stevenson, Houston-based director of North American coal at IHS, said in a July 8 telephone interview.

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Boomerang indeed... Be careful what you wish for President Obama. As Putin warned before...
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