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Pennsylvania coal production increased last week

| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania coal production increased for the week that ended Saturday, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

Companies in the state mined 1.039 million short tons of bituminous coal, a 10.5 percent increase over the 940,000 tons mined in the previous week. That brings the year-to-date total to 52.4 million tons, a 16.8 percent increase over the same period in 2016.

Anthracite production for the week was 33,000 tons, about the same as the previous week, bringing the year-to-date production to 1.7 million, a 7.4 percent increase over 2016.

National coal production for the year was 796.6 million tons, a 10.1 percent increase over 2016.

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