Economic Research Institute Study paper
Utah State University
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The development of international markets for coals from the Intermountain West will create competition for those resources for other uses, particularly the production of electrical power. Coal exports may have considerable effect upon the location of electrical generation facilities and their use of alternative coal sources. This, in turn, may cause redistributions of economic activity within the Intermountain West and the State of Utah. Most state governments are actively pursuing export markets in the Pacific Rim (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia), without a knowledge of the possible results to local industry. An analysis of the competitiveness of various coals in the region, and the probable distribution of coal export and local use for electrical generation should yield information to decision makers with respect to planning for development.
Keith, John E.; Glover, Terrence F.; and Snyder, Donald L., "World Coal Markets and their Impact on Intermountain Energy Development: A Programming Approach" (1985). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 426.