Coal production rose w-o-w, fell y-o-y

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Coal production in the United States increased year-on-year during the week ending April 6, reports EIA.

Between March 31 and April 6, the US Energy Information Administration estimates coal production at 12.5 million short tons, 10.6 percent less than in the comparable week of 2017 and 19 percent more week-on-week.

Production east of the Mississippi River reached 5.4 million short tons, while to the west it stayed at 7.2 million short tons. Between this and the last week, coal production went from 5.67 million to 6.76 million short tons in the Western Region; from 2.90 million to 3.45 million short tons in the Appalachian region; and from 1.95 million to 2.32 million short tons in the Interior region.

Year-to-date coal production is now at 181.2 million short tons, a decrease of 9.3 percent compared to the equivalent period of 2018.

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