How much coal gets mined in West Virginia every day?



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    I could not find daily facts, but I did find yearly facts. In 2009 a total of 147 million tons of coal were produced. This include surface and underground mining. If you divide 147 million by the number of days in a year, 365, you will get the daily production.

    147,000,000 / 365= 402,739.726 tons

    That means that in 2009, roughly 402,740 tons of coal were produced daily in West Virginia.

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    Mountaintop removal mining has also increased in recent years. In 2000, for example, approximately 170 million tons of coal were mined in West Virgina (and 60 million tons came from strip mines). The state contains 4 percent of the world’s coal supply alone. It would be reasonable to assume that for any given day, a very significant amount of coal is taken from West Virginia to satisfy worldwide energy needs.

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      To be clear, virtually all the coal mined in the US, and in West Virginia in particular, is used in the US, so it does not contribute to worldwide needs. The US does export a tiny amount of coal.

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