US coal production totals 14.8 million st, down 2.7% on week: EIA
http://www.chemnet.com Oct 12,2018 S&P Global PlattsWeekly US coal production totaled an estimated 14.8 million st in the week that ended Saturday, down 2.7% from the prior week and 3.3% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday.
Coal production in Wyoming and Montana, mostly made up of production from the Powder River Basin, totaled just shy of 6.8 million st, down 3.4% from last week's production and 1.9% from the year-ago week.
On an annualized basis, production in the two states would total just under 338 million st, down 3.9% from last year.
In Central Appalachia, weekly coal production was less than 1.9 million, down 1% week on week, but up 3.7% from the year-ago week.
Annualized production in the CAPP basin would total just under 97 million st, up 5.8% in 2017.
Weekly coal production in Northern Appalachia totaled more than 2 million st, up 5.2% from last week, the largest week on week jump since a 6.8% rise for the week that ended August 4.
Annualized production would total more than 103 million st, down 1.7% from last year.
In the Illinois Basin, weekly coal production totaled 1.5 million st, down 3.6% from last week and down 4.1% from the corresponding 2017 week.
Annualized production in the basin would total more than 105 million st, up 1.5% from 2017 production.
Through the 40 weeks of the year, US coal production exceeds 577 million st, and would total more than 751 million st on an annualized basis, down 3% from last year's production of more than 774 million st.