Powder River Basin production plunges

THE largest annual decline in US coal production in 2016 was in the Powder River Basin, which declined by 70 million short tons or by 17% from 2015 levels, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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Peabody Energy at work in the US's Powder River Basin.

Declines in coal production relative to 2015 levels ranged from 16% to 26% in the Northern and Central Appalachian basins, the Rocky Mountain region, and the Illinois Basin.

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