Weekly coal production of the US rose by 8.7% week on week

US, world’s second largest coal producer have produced an estimated 14.6 million short tons (mmst) of coal for the week ending on January 20, 2018, US Energy Information Agency (EIA) said in its latest report.

According to EIA’s latest report, this production estimate is 8.7% higher than last week’s estimate and 11.2% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2017.

East of the Mississippi River produced an estimated 5.9 mmst (up 7.27%) and west of the Mississippi River produced an estimated 8.8 mmst (up 10 %) according to weekly figures released by the EIA, on January 25, 2018.

US year-to-date (as of January 20, 2017) coal production totalled at 38.7 mmst, 10.7% lower than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2017.

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