Highlights Exports to climb 12% in 2018, but fall next year Coal to generate 28% this year, 27% in 2019 Houston — US coal production is forecast to total just under 756 million st in 2018 due to lower domestic consumption, the Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The October projection is 1.6% less than September’s forecast of 768 million st, and down 2.4% from the 2017 production total, the EIA said in its Short Term Energy Outlook. In 2019, production is expected to total less than 742 million st, down 1.7% from the September forecast and down 1.7% from the expected 2018 forecast. The EIA projects coal exports to total 108.3 million st this year, up 1.1% from September’s estimate and up 11.6% from 2017 exports. Exports in 2019 are expected to fall by 7.3% to 100.4 […]