NEW YORK Coke
producer SunCoke Energy Inc. estimates its second-quarter
domestic production at 1.08 million tons, down slightly from
1.09 million tons in the same 2012 period, it said July 8.
The change reflects
lower production at the Lisle, Ill.-based companys
Indiana Harbor coke production facility in East Chicago, Ind.,
which is currently being refurbished, partly offset by higher
production at its Haverhill and Middletown facilities, both in
domestic capacity utilization is estimated at 102 percent, down
2 percentage points from the corresponding period last year
principally due to lower production at Indiana Harbor.
Coke production is
estimated to increase to 455,000 tons from 443,000 tons in the
second quarter of 2012.
The portion of this
production attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners, which owns
65 percent of the Haverhill and Middletown facilities, is
296,000 tons and 288,000 tons, respectively, during the
at Haverhill and Middletown together was put at 110 percent for
the second quarter, up 2 percentage points from the same period