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U.S. COAL PRODUCTION FELL BELOW ONE BILLION SHORT TONS IN 2013 – EIA

According to EIA's latest annual coal report, U.S. coal production showed a down fall of one billion short tons to 984.8 million short tons for the first time in two decades in 2013 from 1,016.5 million short tons in 2012 (3.1% fall than 2012)


In EIA's report it is noted that the production in the Western Region, which showed about 53.8% of total U.S. coal production in 2013, summed 530.2 million short tons (2.4% decrease than 2012). In the same time, U.S. coal mine productive capability declined 2.5% to 1,252.0 million short tons in 2013, a fall of 32.4 million short tons as compare to 2012.


U.S. Produced 77.229 million short tons of Lignite type of coal, 471.183 million short tons of Bituminous coal, 2.143 million short tons of Anthracite coal and 434.287 million short tons of Sub-Bituminous coal in 2013.

According to EIA's data average number of employees at U.S. coal mines lessened 10.5% to 80,396 employees, a reduction of 9,442 employees compared to 2012.

U.S. coal intake increased 4.0% to 924.4 million short tons, a rise of 35.3 million short tons in 2013 compared to 2012. The electric power sector consumed about 92.8% of the total U.S. coal consumption in 2013.

Regular sales price of coal from U.S. mines reduced from $39.95 per short ton in 2012 to $37.24 per short ton in 2013 (6.8% lesser than 2012).


Overall U.S. coal stocks reduced 16.1% to 200.4 million short tons, a fall of 38.4 million short tons. Electric power sector coal stocks reduced from 185.1 million short tons at the end of 2012 to 148.0 million short tons at the end of 2013 (20.1% lesser than 2012).

 

Monday, 27 April 15

 

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