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Coal is a combustible sedimentary rock made up mainly of carbon and is a fossil fuel that is abundant throughout the United States. Its origins began millions of years ago and are the altered remains of prehistoric vegetation that accumulated over time. These prehistoric plants were buried with the solar energy they once absorbed and over time the plant material was subjected to high temperature and pressures, eventually forming the energy source we know as coal.

Oxbow provides bituminous coal which is a relatively soft coal containing a tarlike substance called bitumen or asphalt. Bituminous coal is the most common type mined in the United States and the type of coal primarily used to generate electric power.

End Uses
Other uses of coal include:
  • Electricity generation
  • Steel production
  • Metallurgical coke
North America:
John Barnhart
Vice President, Supply Atlantic Region, Oxbow Energy Solutions LLC
Clayton Headley
Vice President, Supply Pacific Region, Oxbow Energy Solutions LLC
International Coal:
Patrick Brüning
Senior Vice President, International Business
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