Drummond to produce 24 million tons coal in Colombia in 2010 http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/economy/10501-drummond-to-produce-24-million-tons-coal-in-colombia-in-2010.html
Alabama-based Drummond Co. expects to produce about 24 million tons of coal at its Colombian mines in 2010, up from around 23 million tons last year, a senior company official said Friday.About 30% of the company's output is going to Asia, Alberto Garcia, vice president of the company's mining and hydrocarbon division, told reporters on the sidelines of an oil and gas conference.
The company sends all of its coal by train to the coast where it is loaded onto ships for export.Drummond operates two mines in Colombia in the northern province of Cesar. The first and the largest is called Pribbenow, or La Loma, and the second is El Descanso, which opened in 2009.Garcia said El Descanso is likely to produce 6 million tons this year. "El Descanso is a huge reserve which is just starting," he said.
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