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Coal Production in US in 2021 to Dip to 1971 Levels - EIA

Coal News - Published on Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook said that US coal production is expected to be about 597 million short tons in 2020, down 13.5% from the estimated 2019 output of 690 million short tons. The 2019 estimate was down 8.4% from 2018 production of 754 million short tons. The last time the US produced less than 600 million short tons was in 1973, when output totalled about 599 million short tons. For 2021, the EIA projected output of about 581 million short tons, the least amount of output since 1971.

Coal exports for 2020 were projected to total 82.6 million short tons, compared with estimated exports of 92.4 million short tons in 2019. Exports in 2021 are projected to be 83.2 million short tons.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 17 Jan 2020
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