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 2012, our nation's coal mines produced more than a billion short tons of coal, and more than 81% 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. In 2012, coal was used for about 37% of the 4 trillion kilowatthours of electricity generated in the United States.
Released February 26, 2014
This report includes monthly statistics for coal production, consumption by sector, imports, exports, stocks by sector, and waste coal supplied.
Released February 11, 2014 | Next Release: March 11, 2014
EIA's monthly energy projections through 2015. Includes oil supply and consumption projections and price projections for crude oil, gasoline, diesel, and heating oil. The Market Prices and Uncertainty Report is a regular monthly supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook.
Released January 8, 2014
This report provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data by coal origin state, coal destination state, mode of transportation, and consuming sector.
Released December 16, 2013 | Full Report Release Date: Spring 2014
Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case focus on the factors that shape U.S. energy markets through 2040
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.
Released at 5:00 p.m. EST, Thursdays (except holidays)
This report lists the total amount of coal produced each week and for the year-to-date in the United States and in each of the major coal-producing states. The amount of U.S. railroad cars loaded with coal is also provided.
What's New in Coal
Coal Data Browser
February 25, 2014
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