Superior Coal Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

The Superior Coal Terminal is a major coal terminal located in the Port of Duluth-Superior at the mouth of the St. Louis River on Lake Superior. It is owned by Midwest Energy Resources Company. Its rail connections are Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific. The terminal has an annual coal capacity of 25.5 million short tons (approximately 23.13 million metric tonnes). Through the 2010s, DTE Energy of Michigan received approximately 10 million short tons of coal per year through the terminal, but coal volumes have declined more recently, as coal-fired power stations in the region that were once supplied by the terminal close down.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Midwest Energy Resources Company
  • Location: Superior, Wisconsin
  • Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 23.13
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Domestic

Articles and Resources


  1. Terminal Information and Activity, Midwest Energy Resources Company, accessed Aug. 25, 2015
  2. Walker Orenstein, As energy use changes in the Great Lakes, so too does the Port of Duluth-Superior, MinnPost, Apr. 28, 2020

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