Coal sales set to dip

British coal producers could see their market more than halved by the turn of the century, according to generating industry estimates. The generators believe that on present trends the power industry’s annual consumption could fall from 45 million tonnes in 1996-97 to 20 million tonnes by 2000.

British coal producers could see their market more than halved by the turn of the century, according to generating industry estimates.

The generators believe that on present trends the power industry’s annual consumption could fall from 45 million tonnes in 1996-97 to 20 million tonnes by 2000.