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UCM coal exports slow, Alaska demand rises

Aurora Energy Services LLC, the company operating the Seward Coal Loading Facility on behalf of the Alaska Railroad Corp., Sept. 22 said the facility will be idle for the remainder of 2015.

The facility loads coal shipped by rail from Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.'s Healy operations onto ships bound for delivery to customers along the Pacific Rim.

A drop in coal prices, coupled with a strong U.S. dollar...


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