Weekly US coal production reached an estimated 15.2 million st in the week that ended Saturday, up 1.6% from the prior week and 3.7% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Coal production in Wyoming and Montana, mostly made up of production from the Powder River Basin, totaled 7 million st, up 1.7% from last week’s production, but down 2.3% from the year-ago week. On an annualized basis, production in the two states would total more than 343 million st, down 2.2% from last year. In Central Appalachia, weekly coal production was less than 1.9 million st, dropping 1.8% from a week ago. The basin was the only one this week to see a decline from the prior week. It, however, rose 25.1% from a year ago. Annualized production in the […]