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US weekly coal production slips in holiday-shortened week: EIA

http://www.chemnet.com   Jul 17,2017 Platts
Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 13.44 million st in the holiday-shortened week ended July 8, down 15.3% from the prior week and down 6% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday.

For the recently-concluded week, coal production in Wyoming and Montana, which primarily consists of coal from the Powder River Basin, totaled an estimated 6.35 million st, down 11.7% compared with last week but up 2.5% from the year-ago week.

On an annualized basis, coal production in Wyoming and Montana would total 341.4 million st, up 3.5% from last year.

In Central Appalachia, weekly coal production totaled an estimated 1.33 million st, down 18.3% from last week and down 15.1% from last year. Annualized 2017 production would total 83.9 million st, up 11% from last year.

In Northern Appalachia, weekly coal production totaled an estimated 1.93 million st, down 18.2% from last week and down 8.4% from the year-ago week. Annualized production would total 113.1 million st, up 11% from last year.

In the Illinois Basin, weekly coal production totaled an estimated 1.7 million st, down 19.1% from last week and down 16.8% from last year. Annualized production would total 107.7 million st, up 9.4% from 2016.

Based on the most recent EIA estimates and first quarter revisions, US coal production in 2017 on an annualized basis would total 775.8 million st, up 6.5% from last year.
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