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Posted February 16, 2018Today in Energy

U.S. coal production, exports, and prices increased in 2017 ›

EIA expects total 2017 U.S. coal production to be 773 million short tons (MMst), 45 MMst higher than in 2016 and the largest year-over-year tonnage increase since 2001. Coal prices across the United States rose as well, especially for Central Appalachian coal. More

U.S. coal production and weekly spot steam coal prices in 2017, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, Coal Data Browser, Short-Term Energy Outlook, and Coal Markets

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WTI crude oil futures price

2/15/2018: $61.34/barrel

up$0.19 from week earlier
up$8.23 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

2/15/2018: $2.580/MMBtu

down$0.117 from week earlier
down$0.345 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

2/10/2018: 15.153 million tons

down0.719 million tons from week earlier
down1.069 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

2/9/2018: 1,884 Bcf

down194 Bcf from week earlier
down577 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

2/9/2018: 422.1 million barrels

up1.8 million barrels from week earlier
down96.0 million barrels from year earlier

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