WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – State coal production followed a national trend and declined from the previous week by -5.3%. Production from the NAPP region of West Virginia declined by -7% and the state’s CAPP production decreased by -2.6%.
Year to date, compared to the same time in 2020, state coal production is up +1.4%. State production from the NAPP region is up +12.5%, while production from the CAPP region of the state is off by -10.2% from the same time in 2020.
National coal production declined by -5.3% week over week. Production from the entire Appalachian coal basin decreased by -4% week over week. Year to date, compared to the same time in 2020, national coal production is up by +4.3% and production in the Appalachian basin is off -1.1% from 2020.
Thermal coal prices were unchanged from the previous week. Average natural gas prices declined by -3% week over week.
Domestic iron and steel production declined slightly from the previous week by -0.33, with furnace capacity utilization decreasing by -0.2%. Year to date, compared to the same time in 2020, U.S. iron and steel production is up by +8.7% and furnace capacity utilization has increased by +10.8%.
National electric generation increased by 4.33% week over week. Generation in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions increased from the previous week by +6.3%. Output in the Central Industrial region increased by +10%.
U.S. rail traffic declined week over week by -0.95%. Coal traffic decreased from the previous week by -5.3%. Finished steel and steel raw materials coal loads declined by -0.7%. Finished autos and auto parts traffic increased by +10.4%.