Such dynamics is observed against the background of the refusal of Russian energy supplies and an increase in demand due to the recovery of the economy from the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic.

The cost of coal in the United States for the first time since 2008 exceeded $ 100 per ton amid the crisis around Ukraine. This was reported on Tuesday by Bloomberg.

The agency emphasizes that the increase in coal prices in the United States is observed against the background of the refusal of Russian energy supplies and an increase in demand due to the economic recovery from the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic. As Bloomberg states, Russian coal accounted for about 18% of the total global energy supply in 2020. The cost of a ton of coal mined in the Central Appalachians was $106.15 per ton last week, exceeding $100 for the first time since 2008. Prices for coal from the Illinois coal basin reached $109.55 per ton, exceeding the hundred-dollar mark for the first time in 15 years.