Weekly production at US coal mines totaled 17.5 million short t in the week ending 7 March, according to the latest weekly coal production estimate from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). That’s an increase of 0.4 million short t (2.3%) on the previous week but 7.9% lower than the same period in 2014.
Production east of the Mississippi was 7.3 million short t – up from 7.1 million short t the previous week. West of the river, production reached 10.2 million short t – up from 10 million short t.
Total production for the year now stands at 174.2 million short t, 1.8% lower than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2014.
Written by Jonathan Rowland.
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