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Pennsylvania coal production seesawing


Coal production continued its seesaw last week, falling below that of the previous week, according to Energy Information Administration figures .

Production in Pennsylvania and nationwide has been increasing and decreasing on a weekly basis since January, and year-to-date production figures have yet to catch up with the comparable 2017 figures.

Bituminous coal production in Pennsylvania for the week that ended Feb. 24 slowed to 951,000 tons, or about 30,000 fewer tons than were mined in the previous week. The year-to-date total is 4 percent below the 2017 total for the same period.

Weekly anthracite production fell by about 2,000 tons to 38,000 tons and is about 11.1 percent behind the 2017 year-to-date total.

National coal production in 2018 is about 6.8 percent behind 2017 production.

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