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Limestone's use for flue gas desulphurization: limited impact on VOM for operators

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The limestone market in the US is a large low value high quantity market with average per ton FOB prices between $8.05/t and $9.05/t over the last five years. In 2011 production amounted to approximately 750 Mt of limestone produced at over 2 000 quarries in nearly every state. Limestone importance for the coal industry comes from its use as a sorbent in flue gas desulphurization (FGD) equipment at coal fired electric generating stations (EGU). Limestone is the plurality sorbent used...

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  • Limestone Demand by Industry Type 2002 - 2011
  • Scrubber status of Coal-Fired EGUs 2013 - 2025
  • US Generation from Coal 2013 - 2025
  • Total Production and Weighted Average Price of Limestone 2002 - 2011
  • Number of Limestone and Dolomite Quarries in United States and Average Productivity 2002 - 2011
  • Usage of Sorbents at Electric Generating Unit Sector 2008 - 2011
  • Limestone Demand from Steel & Coal-Fired EGUs 2013 - 2025
  • Variable O&M Costs and Delivered Limestone Prices
  • Limestone Injection Rate in FGD Scrubber by SO2
  • Comparison of Delivered to FOB Limestone Prices 2011
  • US Construction Investment (Constant 2005 prices)
  • US Industrial Production Index (2005 = 100)
  • History and Forecast of Limestone Supply and FOB Quarry Prices 2002 - 2020

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