Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/40
Report Released: October 09, 2014
Next Release Date: November 06, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - September
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
10/4/2014 10/5/2013 10/4/2014 10/4/2013 September 2014 September 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 350 356 13,094 14,159 1,607 1,575 12,885 13,972 -7.8
Alaska 38 32 1,347 1,171 175 131 1,324 1,145 15.6
Arizona 140 144 5,807 5,926 644 587 5,723 5,814 -1.6
Arkansas 2 2 65 32 8 8 64 30 NM
Colorado 464 446 18,064 17,568 2,038 1,870 17,796 17,648 0.8
Illinois 1,038 972 42,540 40,770 4,737 4,100 41,925 40,067 4.6
Indiana 752 769 30,229 29,863 3,439 3,427 29,783 29,453 1.1
Kansas s s 14 17 1 2 14 17 -14.5
Kentucky Total 1,556 1,496 61,636 62,255 7,116 6,492 60,638 61,361 -1.2
  Eastern 719 712 29,581 30,728 3,298 3,158 29,078 30,418 -4.4
  Western 837 783 32,055 31,527 3,818 3,334 31,560 30,944 2.0
Louisiana 59 37 1,270 2,538 268 319 1,235 2,496 -50.5
Maryland 27 27 1,318 1,491 126 158 1,350 1,579 -14.5
Mississippi 32 101 2,812 2,742 238 411 2,794 2,680 4.3
Missouri 6 9 258 307 27 31 255 300 -15.0
Montana 939 696 32,213 31,653 4,079 3,740 31,672 31,203 1.5
New Mexico 351 392 13,138 17,820 1,165 1,699 15,006 17,555 -14.5
North Dakota 524 593 22,160 20,921 2,307 2,243 21,846 20,438 6.9
Ohio 488 436 17,890 20,640 2,231 1,941 18,517 19,735 -6.2
Oklahoma 18 22 741 851 82 87 730 849 -14.1
Pennsylvania Total 1,021 1,085 45,720 42,066 4,682 4,355 45,114 41,293 9.3
  Anthracite 41 40 1,466 1,615 188 172 1,442 1,645 -12.3
  Bituminous 980 1,045 44,254 40,451 4,494 4,183 43,672 39,649 10.1
Tennessee 16 21 592 1,023 72 83 588 854 -31.2
Texas 795 937 32,158 32,459 3,459 3,982 31,702 31,937 -0.7
Utah 383 317 14,688 12,566 1,568 1,134 14,460 12,133 19.2
Virginia 309 333 12,430 13,035 1,413 1,346 12,286 12,855 -4.4
West Virginia Total 2,098 2,061 87,243 88,477 9,591 9,084 85,902 86,964 -1.2
  Northern 792 822 35,997 32,631 3,624 3,344 35,404 32,012 10.6
  Southern 1,305 1,239 51,246 55,846 5,966 5,740 50,498 54,952 -8.1
Wyoming 7,159 5,566 293,259 295,919 32,173 32,952 289,147 292,356 -1.1
Appalachian Total 5,027 5,032 207,868 211,620 23,020 21,701 205,719 207,670 -0.9
Interior Total 3,539 3,633 142,143 141,105 16,078 15,702 140,063 138,772 0.9
Western Total 9,998 8,187 400,677 403,543 44,148 44,357 396,975 398,291 -0.3
East of Miss. River 7,687 7,657 315,504 316,521 35,252 32,974 311,782 310,814 0.3
West of Miss. River 10,878 9,194 435,183 439,747 47,994 48,786 430,975 433,920 -0.7
Bituminous and Lignite 18,523 16,811 749,221 754,653 83,058 81,588 741,315 743,090 -0.2
Anthracite 41 40 1,466 1,615 188 172 1,442 1,645 -12.3
U.S. Total 18,564 16,851 750,687 756,268 83,246 81,760 742,757 744,734 -0.3
Railroad Cars Loaded 111,807 102,977 4,621,843 4,620,212 - - - - - - - - - -
  1 The estimates of railroad cars loaded (at bottom of columns) are not exact for the time periods specified. Weekly railroad cars loaded are not prorated to a daily basis. For the current year, the estimates include railroad cars loaded for the week that includes January 1, and, therefore, can include railroad cars loaded on days in the prior calendar year, which makes the estimate slightly larger than an exact year-to-date aggregate. For the previous year, the estimates can include extra days both at the start and at the end of the year-to-date period. The week that includes January 1 can include railroad cars loaded on days that occurred in the prior year. The ending date (previous year)--as specified at the top of the year-to-date column--stops short of a full week ending on a Saturday in the previous year. But the previous year-to-date aggregation includes a full week's worth of railroad car loadings for that last week, which makes the estimate slightly larger than an exact year-to-date aggregate. By contrast, coal production is prorated to a daily basis and the year-to-date aggregates of produced tons of coal are exact for the time periods specified.
s Value is less than 0.5 of the table metric, but value is included in any associated totals.
* Absolute percentage less than 0.05.
- - Not applicable.
NM Not meaningful.
Notes: Total may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Bituminous and Lignite Total includes bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, and lignite, and Anthracite Total includes Pennsylvania anthracite. The States in the Appalachian Region are Alabama, Eastern Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Interior Region States are Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Western Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Western Region States are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Monthly coal production estimates are usually released for printing on Friday of the first full week of the following month.
Sources: Association of American Railroads, Transportation Division, Weekly Statement CS-54A; for western States, special thanks to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and to Union Pacific Railroad for their assistance and for trainload and carload statistics; and, Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Form 7000-2, "Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report."