US coal consumption declines to near 40-year low

According to the US Energy Information Administration, coal consumption is expected to hit a 40-year record low in the US.

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Irrespective of the fact that US President Donald Trump likes coal, the country's coal consumption has dropped to the lowest level seen in almost 40 years, reports Associated Press.

Coal consumption is forecast to to dip by 4 percent, relative to 2017, to 626 million tons.

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