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Assessing U.S. coal resources and reserves

September 27, 2017

The U.S. Coal Resources and Reserves Assessment Project, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Resources Program, conducts systematic, geology-based, regional assessments of significant coal beds in major coal basins in the United States. These assessments detail the quantity, quality, location, and economic potential of the Nation’s remaining coal resources and reserves and provide objective scientific information that assists in the formulation of energy strategies, environmental policies, land-use management practices, and economic projections.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Assessing U.S. coal resources and reserves
DOI 10.3133/fs20173067
Authors Brian N. Shaffer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2017-3067
Index ID fs20173067
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Energy Resources Science Center

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