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Pennsylvania coal production running 15 percent higher than 2016 production

| Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Pennsylvania coal production held steady last week with the year-to-date figure running about 15.1 percent higher than the 2016 figure, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

During the summer, figures ran about 20 percent higher than last year.

Coal companies in the state's bituminous coal fields had mined about 42.2 million short tons by Nov. 4 compared to 36.7 million tons by Nov. 4, 2016.

Anthracite year-to-date coal production in the state was 1.5 million tons, which is about 8.9 percent higher than 2016 production.

National coal production so far this year has been 665 million tons, a 9.5 percent increase over 2016 production figures.

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