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wow

Owensboro, KY

#1 Dec 16, 2012
Read the editorial in today's Messenger-Inquirer about the problems at O.M.U. How did they get in that shape?
santa

Tucker, GA

#2 Dec 17, 2012
They were naughty this year

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Since: Dec 12

Owensboro, KY

#3 Dec 17, 2012
What problems?
omu

Nashville, TN

#4 Dec 17, 2012
are prices going up again

Since: Jul 12

Owensboro, KY

#5 Dec 17, 2012
omu wrote:
are prices going up again
When are they not?
summitcoalminer

Richmond, KY

#6 Dec 17, 2012
It all started when they stopped their agreement with Kenergy to share power and decided to start selling on the open market.A decision made solely by a select few and now about to be paid for by many!
coalman

Owensboro, KY

#7 Dec 17, 2012
Kenergy? You mean KU.

The lower-than-usual natural gas market and Obama's anti-coal regulation is the cause. KU, Kenergy, Big Rivers... all have just released or will increase in the next 6 months.
i love you laura

Schaumburg, IL

#8 Dec 17, 2012
She's I'd mine
Informed

Owensboro, KY

#9 Dec 17, 2012
Big rivers may shut down one of its plants when century ends its contract next August, if they don't work out some kind of deal. Gas is to blame mainly not the EPA. The newest EPA mandates were struck down by the Supreme Court so they don't apply. It's the gas prices that are so low that are causing coal prices to rise and coal plants to either shut down or close their doors.

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Since: Dec 12

Tucker, GA

#10 Dec 17, 2012
Informed wrote:
Big rivers may shut down one of its plants when century ends its contract next August, if they don't work out some kind of deal. Gas is to blame mainly not the EPA. The newest EPA mandates were struck down by the Supreme Court so they don't apply. It's the gas prices that are so low that are causing coal prices to rise and coal plants to either shut down or close their doors.
Weren'tp there already a set of regulations that crippled the coal industry before these last mandates? That's a question, not a statement.
Informed

Owensboro, KY

#11 Dec 17, 2012
They just made it a little tougher to operate older units without scrubbers. The new regs would have killed a lot of jobs.
mojo

Owensboro, KY

#12 Dec 18, 2012
Who was Chairman of the O.M.U. board when O.M.U. decided to break the contract with K.U.???
summitcoalminer

Richmond, KY

#13 Dec 19, 2012
mojo wrote:
Who was Chairman of the O.M.U. board when O.M.U. decided to break the contract with K.U.???
bob carper started it ,stan conn saw it through.
payer

Owensboro, KY

#14 Dec 19, 2012
what about rwra? i heard they were in trouble too. spending to much but don't have funds to cover it
Informed

United States

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Any coal plant is in trouble right now. When gas prices go back up the burden will ease and these plants will stay open. Gas was so abundant because of the mild winter we had last year. We need an freezing winter this time around. It'll help us out.
abc

Benton, KY

#16 Dec 19, 2012
Gas has been getting cheaper everywhere. Soon it will make sense for gas to replace coal in all power plants. It's not a temporary fluctuation in prices. It's caused by newer ways to get more gas more easily. There is a lot more gas available than anyone thought. The only reason it's not replacing gasoline in cars is that it would be too hard for all the gas stations to convert.

In any case, coal is likely to be used less and less, not only because of how cheap gas is getting, but also because gas is cleaner and the government wants everything to be cleaner.
boro

Owensboro, KY

#17 Dec 22, 2012
It's looks like the split with K.U. was a bad idea.Remember when OMU told us how great it would be.Can we go back?
TheRealOldSchool

United States

#18 Dec 22, 2012
It's all Obama's fault!

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Since: Dec 12

Owensboro, KY

#19 Dec 22, 2012
TheRealOldSchool wrote:
It's all Obama's fault!
Merry Christmas buddy. You need to find someone to show you some love. There is too much hate in your heart. I feel sorry for you.

“I like what I like”

Since: Sep 12

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#20 Dec 24, 2012
HAHA. I got the answers to all the problems. THATS if someone in higher athority would listen to me. I can ger FREE Electricity. Enough to run a whole town or maybe a section of a town with power. Theirs other sources and other ways to get electricity without paying a high price for electricity. The answer lyes with. HOW is electricity produced and HOW is electricity made? Evidently OMU is not updated enough to think about that?

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