Total West Virginia coal production increased week over week by +6.43%. Production from the state's NAPP region increased by +8.72% and by +3.48% in the CAPP region of the state. National coal production also increased from the previous week by 4.26%, with production from the entire Appalachian region increasing by +3.3%, the Interior region by +4.26% and by +4.56% in the Western region. Coal production from the entire NAPP thermal region increased by +3.27% week over week. Implied national met production increased by +3.7% from the previous week.
Year to date, coal production in West Virginia is off by -7.3% from the same time last year. While the state's NAPP region is up +3.3%, production in the CAPP region of the state is off by -17.80% from 2020.
Prices for CAPP thermal coal decreased week over week by -2% (-$1.20), NAPP coal prices also declined by -3.61% (-$2.00) from the previous week. Powder River Basin pricing increased by +1.68% (+$0.20), Illinois Basin prices were unchanged and pricing for Western Bituminous thermal coal decreased by -1.3%
(-$0.40). Average natural gas prices decreased by over -8% week over week.
Domestic iron and steel production decreased slightly from last week by -0.28%, with capacity utilization declining by -0.38% (Compared to the same week last year, domestic steel production is up +40.2% and capacity utilization is up +40%.) Year to date, U.S. iron and steel production off by -1.9% from 2020.
U.S. electric output decreased week over week by -1.2%, with output from the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions declining by -5.8% from last week. Generation in the Central Industrial Region declined by -4%. Total generation in the coal regions decreased by -1.36% from the previous week.
U.S. rail traffic decreased week over week by -0.3%. Coal traffic increased by +4.4% week over week.