Illinois Basin (ILB) coal producers operated 64 mines and produced 98.5 million tons of coal during 2016. This is nearly 25 million tons lower than 2015 when 122.6 million tons were produced.
Three producers (Alliance, Murray/Foresight and Peabody) control 68% of the ILB market. Nearly all producers experienced lower production figures from 2015 to 2016.
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