Annual Coal Reports U S Energy Information
the annual coal report provides annual data on u.s. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. all data for 2019 and previous years are final. highlights for 2019. u.s. coal production decreased 6.6% year over year to 706.3 million short tonsmany references to coal mining in england and scotland and on the european continent began to appear in the writings of the century. coal was, however, used only on a limited scale until the early century, when abraham darby of england and others developed methods of using in blast furnaces and forges coke made from coal.