Ohio Coal Quick Facts

Ohio Coal

  • Provides over 69% of Ohio’s electricity, according to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
  • The Coal industry directly and indirectly employs 33,000 Ohioans
  • Has low transportation costs for Ohio’s electricity markets
  • Is affordable, providing electricity at about half the cost of other fossil fuels
  • Is abundant, with an estimated 250 year reserve

Ohio Coal Facts

  • Of 26 coal-producing states, Ohio ranked 10th in 2010
  • Ohio ranks fourth nationally in the consumption of coal, following Texas, Illinois and Indiana
  • The Ohio coal industry directly employs close to 3,000 individuals with studies showing an average of 11 spin-off jobs
  • The five leading counties for 2010 coal production were Belmont, Harrison, Perry, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas counties. These counties produced 81.2 percent of the 2010 total production. 27,2011,000 tons of coal were sold in 2010

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