The US Department of Energy Information Administration has released its monthly energy review for September.
Coal production in September 2000 totalled 92 million short tons, 1% lower than in September 1999. Coal production during the first nine months of 2000 totalled 813 million short tons, 1% lower than production during the first 9 months of 1999.
Coal consumed by the electric power sector in July 2000 totalled 86 million short tons, 6% lower than the level in July 1999.
Electric power sector coal stocks were 118 million short tons at the end of July 2000, 12% lower than the level a year earlier.
Coal exports in July 2000 totalled 5 million short tons, 4% lower than exports in July 1999. Coal imports in July 2000 totalled 1 million short tons, 81% higher than imports in July 1999.