Coal to Approach Oil as Top Energy Source by 2017, IEA Says

Coal to Approach Oil as Top Energy Source by 2017, IEA Says

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Piles of coal at the Thoresby colliery operated by U.K. Coal Plc., in Mansfield, U.K. Demand for coal rose 4.3 percent last year, with China accounting for 67 percent of the increase to replace Japan as the largest importer of the fuel.