US Steel to close Granite City coke ovens

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US Steel announced 21 January 2015 that as part of ongoing cost cutting measures, it will close their ageing coke ovens in Granite City, Illinois in March. The two ovens were constructed in 1980 and 1982, respectively, and produced at a combined rate of approximately 0.5 Mt of coke per year (consuming 0.7 Mtpa of metallurgical coal), all of which was used at the on-site steel works.

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