Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine
July 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday hailed a Pennsylvania-based company's deal to supply coal to Ukraine in preparation for winter heating needs, saying it would bolster a key U.S. ally often threatened by Russia.
The deal, potentially worth about $79 million, calls for Xcoal Energy and Resources to ship 700,000 tons of thermal coal to Ukraine to heat homes and businesses. The first shipment is expected to leave the Port of Baltimore next month at a cost of $113 per metric ton.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said U.S. coal "will be a secure and reliable energy source" for Uk...