US coal production to plunge by 29%: EIA

THE US Energy Information Authority estimates total US coal production in 2020 will decrease 29% from 2019 levels to 502 million short tons.

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The IEA estimates that US coal consumption will decrease 26% in 2020.

However, in 2021, EIA expects higher demand and rising natural gas prices to a lead to a recovery in coal production of 12%, with a total annual production level of 564Mt.