The Coal Trade; A Compendium of Valuable Information Relative to Coal Production, Prices, Transportation, Etc., at Home and Abroad, with Many Facts Worthy of Preservation for Future Reference Volume 26

The Coal Trade; A Compendium of Valuable Information Relative to Coal Production, Prices, Transportation, Etc., at Home and Abroad, with Many Facts Worthy of Preservation for Future Reference Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...showed a very radical difference from the summer figures. The Atlantic Transportation Co. went into the hands of receivers, and this, with the high freights, was a bitter pill for those shippers who had delivered contracts on their hands. The year closed with a very active demand for Bituminous coal and with but light supplies on hand. About the usual amount of gas coal was consumed here the past year and 2,344 tons of English cannel coal was imported. The receipts of coal for the years named were as follows: --1894. 1895. 1896. 1897. 1898. Anthracite..2,237,599 2,516,343 2,156,179 2,023,318 1,835,806 Tons. Bituminous.. 921,883 940,767 1,329,083 1,534,886 1,709,169" Provincial... 36,818 18,981 57,262 45,900 14,778" PHILADELPHIA. According to the eleventh census, the population of Philadelphia was 1,046,964, and the coal consumption was 3,188,094 tons of Anthracite and 919,187 tons of Bituminous, a total of 4,107,281 tons. At the Philadelphia & Reading Ry. Co.'s piers at Port Richmond, at least one million tons of Anthracite per annum, in addition to coal from the Beech Creek region, are shipped east and south. Shipments are also made from here for local and river points and are not included in the above estimated tonnage. At the Pennsylvania R. R. Co.'s piers at Greenwich Point at least three million tons of Bituminous and gas coal, in addition to some half million tons of Anthracite, are loaded annually. At the B. & O. R. R. Co.'s pier, there has been an increased tonnage in the past year, so that we may put it up to the half million ton level. The local trade is put at 3,500,000 tons of Anthracite, and 1,750,000 tons Bituminous for last year; the cheapness of the latter fuel making it extremely desirable for...show more

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