U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
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The United States holds the world's largest estimated recoverable reserves of coal and is a net exporter of coal. In 2011, our nation's coal mines produced more than a billion short tons of coal, and more than 90% of this coal was used by U.S. power plants to generate electricity.
In 2011, the amount of coal produced at U.S. coal mines was 1,094.3 million short tons. Coal is mined in 25 states. Wyoming mines the most coal, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Most of the electricity in the United States is produced using steam turbines. Coal is the most common fuel for generating electricity in the United States. In 2011, 42% of the country's nearly 4 trillion kilowatthours of electricity used coal as its source of energy.
Released May 30, 2013
This report contains fossil fuels sales production on federal and Indian lands for the FY 2003 through FY 2012.
Released May 28, 2013
This report includes monthly statistics for coal production, consumption by sector, imports, exports, stocks by sector, and waste coal supplied.
Released April 2, 2013
This report provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data by coal origin state, coal destination state, mode of transportation, and consuming sector.
Released at 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday (except holidays)
This report summarizes spot coal prices by coal commodity regions and also includes data for total monthly coal production, eastern monthly coal production, and average cost of metallurgical coal at coke plants and export docks. The historical data for coal commodity spot market prices are proprietary and not available for public release.
What's New in Coal
U.S. coal exports set monthly record
June 19, 2013
Quarterly Coal Distribution Report - Fourth Quarter 2012
April 2, 2013
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