Report: Ill. coal enjoyed record exports in 2012 - Article Photos 1/2

File - In this March 2006 file photo, a conveyor belt moves underground mined coal to the surface at Peabody Energy's Gateway Mine near Coulterville, Ill. A new state report says that Illinois coal once shunned for its high sulfur content is enjoying record demand overseas. The Illinois Office of Coal Development said that 13 million tons of Illinois coal was exported last year. That's a five-fold increase from the 2.5 million tons shipped out of the U.S. in 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)