Highlights 2021 production estimate to rise from 55-year low in 2020 Coal to make up 22.4% of 2021 power share, 24.1% in 2022 Houston — The US is estimated to produce 602.6 million st of coal in 2021, the Energy Information Administration said in a Jan. 12 report, lowering its estimate from a month ago by roughly 21.2 million st, or 3.4%. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now However, the 2021 production would be 15.6% higher than the estimated 55-year low 537.2 million st produced in 2020, while 2022 production is estimated at 627.8 million st, the EIA said in its January Short-Term Energy Outlook. The 2021 production estimate was only the second decrease in the last six months. Power-sector coal consumption is projected to be 493.8 million st in 2021 and 539.5 million st in 2022, up from 434.3 million […]