30 Aug 2013
US coal production totaled about 20.7 million short tons in the week that ended Saturday, the Energy Information Administration said Thursday.
The production estimate, based on railcar loadings, is 0.4% lower than the previous week's estimate and 1.9% higher than output in the same week in 2012, the agency said.
Coal production east of the Mississippi River totaled 8.2 million st in the most recent week while output west of the Mississippi totaled 12.5 million st, EIA said.
US year-to-date coal production totaled 645.2 million st, 3% lower than in the comparable year-to-date period in 2012, it said.