Weekly US coal production totaled 15.9 million st in the week ended December 22, reaching the 2018 peak in weekly production unless the final week of the year tallies higher, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed Thursday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now This was the largest weekly production amount since the week ended September 2, 2017 with production of 16.4 million st. Total US production in week 51 rose 3% from the prior week and increased 4.4% from the year-ago week. The rise was aided by week on week increases across all four basins – Central Appalachian, Northern Appalachian, Illinois Basin, and the Powder River Basin – along with production increase from three of the four basin from the corresponding 2017 week. Production in Wyoming & Montana, which is largely made up of Powder River Basin coal, totaled […]