Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports 2nd Highest Ever In April

Energy Information Agency (EIA) figures for April show the U.S. exported the second-highest monthly total of petcoke in the country's history and 2012 was the highest ever annual amount of U.S. petcoke exports. Further, Keystone XL is intricately tied into this new coal export market, as it will feed right into many key Gulf Coast petcoke refineries, as explained by the great Jan. 2013 report by Oil Change International.