The US Energy Information Administration forecast coal production of about 600 million st in 2021, up 11.3% from the estimated 2020 output of 539 million st, the agency’s Short-Term Energy Outlook report said June 8. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The monthly estimate jumped from an annual projection of 582 million st in May. For 2022, the EIA projected output of about 605 million st, flat from the previous month’s estimate. Coal exports for 2021 were projected to total 80.6 million st, up 16.6% from the previous year’s exports. Export expectations hit a three-month high. Exports in 2022 were projected to be 92.2 million st, the highest estimate since January. Power sector consumption was forecast to total 508 million st in 2021, up 16.4% from 2020 consumption. From May’s estimate, it declined 2.1%. In 2022, consumption was forecast at 499 […]