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Article: Mead: Wyoming Should Explore China Coal Exports - Associated Press

Jun 18th, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Friday that he returned from China this week confident that Wyoming should continue exploring how to export coal to meet that nation's growing demand.

Mead and other Wyoming officials represented the state at the 2012 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the nation's largest coal-producing region.

Officials from China and representatives from Australia's national science agency also attended.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Mead said China is clearly ahead of the United States in employing advanced coal technologies, such as building gasification plants that convert coal to gas fuels.

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