In 2003, UK coal imports exceeded domestic pro duction for the first time, which highlighted weaknesses in the import infrastructure from port to power station. That year, some 28.3 mt of coal was dug, split between 12.76 mt deep mined and 11.7 mt opencast, while 30.7 mt was imported.
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