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EIA estimates year-to-date U.S. coal production is down 18.1% compared to 2019

April 17, 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):

Total U.S. coal production for the week ended April 11 tightened 35.1% year over year to 9.3 million tons from 14.4 million tons, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

For the 52 weeks ended April 11, production was 664.8 million tons, representing a year-over-year decline of 11.0%, while year-to-date coal output declined 18.1% year over year to 165.0 million tons.

The western region’s coal production for the week reached 5.0 million tons, posting a 34.2% reduction from the prior year’s 7.6 million tons. Data for the western region covers Powder River Basin mines.

Coal production from Appalachian mines totaled 2.7 million tons, falling 36.7% from the year-ago week’s 4.2 million tons.

The interior region’s production fell 34.8% to 1.7 million tons, compared to 2.6 million tons a year ago. Interior region data covers mines in the Illinois Basin.

[Jacob Holzman]

More ($): U.S. weekly coal output drops 35.1% YOY

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