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Weekly Coal Production

Data for week ended: April 12, 2014  |  Release date:  April 17, 2014  |  Next release date: April 24, 2014  

For the week ended April 12, 2014:
  • U.S. coal production totaled approximately 18.9 million short tons (mmst)
  • This production estimate is 1.0% lower than last week's estimate and 5.7% higher than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2013
  • Coal production east of the Mississippi River totaled 8.7 mmst
  • Coal production west of the Mississippi River totaled 10.3 mmst
  • U.S. year-to-date coal production totaled 275.7 mmst, 1.2% lower than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2013


    EIA revises its weekly estimates of state level coal production using Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) quarterly coal production data. After revision, EIA's state level weekly numbers summed for the quarter match the MSHA data.

    Data for April through December 2013 are revised to match MSHA. Data for January through April 2014 are preliminary EIA estimates.

    State Month ended March 2014 Month ended March 2013 January thru March 2014 Total
    Alabama 1,561 1,448 4,548
    Alaska 150 102 434
    Arizona 565 620 1,647
    Arkansas 8 1 23
    Colorado 1,853 1,916 5,912
    Illinois 4,200 4,665 12,054
    Indiana 3,332 3,133 9,615
    Kansas 2 2 7
    Kentucky 7,347 6,926 21,201
    Louisiana 322 257 910
    Maryland 128 179 373
    Mississippi 190 332 695
    Missouri 32 36 93
    Montana 3,312 3,938 8,951
    New Mexico 1,976 1,652 6,197
    North Dakota 2,245 2,306 6,971
    Ohio 2,491 2,322 7,206
    Oklahoma 79 96 230
    Pennsylvania 4,649 4,939 13,510
    Tennessee 83 118 242
    Texas 3,210 3,280 9,722
    Utah 1,173 1,780 3,501
    Virginia 1,401 1,434 4,034
    West Virginia 10,016 9,691 28,865
    Wyoming 32,299 31,290 95,418



  • U.S. monthly coal production for March 2014


    thousand short tons


    Current estimates*  
    weekly
    monthly
    *Tables contain both current EIA original estimates (shaded) and revised estimates (not shaded). The revised estimates (not shaded) include the most recent MSHA data available as of the release date of the table. Most recent MSHA data available are for the fourth quarter of 2013.

     

    Revised estimates**  
    2013 weekly    monthly
    previous years
    **As of week ended April 12, 2014, fourth quarter 2013 EIA original estimates have been revised to match actual fourth quarter 2013 MSHA production. Tables contain only revised estimates.

     

    See also:

    · Archive of EIA original estimates (2002-current)
    · Evaluation of coal production estimates 2012
    · Evaluation of coal production estimates 2011