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Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The latest coal resource assessment of the Powder River Basin showcases the newly revised USGS’ assessment methodology, which, for the first time, includes an estimate of the reserve base for the entire basin.
The coal reserve base includes those resources that are currently economic (reserves), but also may encompass those parts of a resource that have a reasonable potential for becoming economically available within planning horizons. The complete, final assessment results are available in two USGS publications released today (see below).
USGS Technical Release (5/12/2015)
Professional Paper 1809
Data Series 912
Project Website: Coal Assessments
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Assessments, Type: Technical Announcement
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