Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/36
Report Released: September 11, 2014
Next Release Date: October 09, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - August
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
9/6/2014 9/7/2013 9/6/2014 9/6/2013 August 2014 August 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 353 360 12,799 12,618 1,533 1,652 12,447 12,317 1.1
Alaska 38 30 1,304 1,044 166 138 1,265 1,014 24.8
Arizona 141 134 5,177 5,344 612 618 5,036 5,226 -3.6
Arkansas 2 2 62 23 8 8 60 22 NM
Colorado 492 473 15,289 15,869 2,063 2,197 14,852 15,451 -3.9
Illinois 1,049 936 37,550 36,837 4,617 4,307 36,550 35,966 1.6
Indiana 760 773 27,572 26,590 3,332 3,557 26,838 25,920 3.5
Kansas s 1 15 15 1 2 14 14 -0.2
Kentucky Total 1,573 1,477 56,954 56,039 6,895 6,796 55,437 54,695 1.4
  Eastern 727 714 26,451 27,730 3,166 3,283 25,737 27,073 -4.9
  Western 846 763 30,503 28,309 3,729 3,513 29,700 27,622 7.5
Louisiana 60 73 1,602 2,268 270 335 1,548 2,203 -29.7
Maryland 28 33 1,037 1,358 120 153 1,010 1,327 -23.9
Mississippi 59 69 2,365 2,327 310 386 2,313 2,269 1.9
Missouri 6 7 238 275 26 33 232 269 -13.8
Montana 1,046 746 28,856 28,116 3,717 3,975 27,940 27,462 1.7
New Mexico 276 427 9,647 16,225 1,233 1,998 9,377 15,856 -40.9
North Dakota 527 536 19,699 18,646 2,238 2,382 19,172 18,195 5.4
Ohio 493 445 16,520 18,760 2,164 2,045 16,046 18,380 -12.7
Oklahoma 18 20 693 765 78 90 675 748 -9.8
Pennsylvania Total 1,031 997 39,340 37,748 4,493 4,584 38,327 36,874 3.9
  Anthracite 41 39 1,437 1,447 179 181 1,396 1,412 -1.1
  Bituminous 990 958 37,903 36,301 4,314 4,403 36,931 35,462 4.1
Tennessee 16 23 582 929 68 107 567 906 -37.5
Texas 847 930 28,829 28,747 3,775 4,291 28,092 27,955 0.5
Utah 404 324 13,901 11,480 1,879 1,304 13,509 11,174 20.9
Virginia 313 306 11,474 11,724 1,373 1,408 11,173 11,448 -2.4
West Virginia Total 2,120 2,063 79,864 79,812 9,295 9,489 77,820 77,949 -0.2
  Northern 801 764 31,989 29,402 3,508 3,516 31,216 28,670 8.9
  Southern 1,319 1,298 47,874 50,410 5,787 5,973 46,604 49,279 -5.4
Wyoming 7,501 8,504 261,925 267,006 33,514 36,579 255,404 259,631 -1.6
Appalachian Total 5,080 4,941 188,067 190,678 22,213 22,723 183,127 186,275 -1.7
Interior Total 3,647 3,574 129,428 126,157 16,144 16,523 126,021 122,989 2.5
Western Total 10,425 11,174 355,799 363,731 45,422 49,190 346,555 354,009 -2.1
East of Miss. River 7,794 7,483 286,057 284,741 34,200 34,486 278,527 278,052 0.2
West of Miss. River 11,358 12,206 387,236 395,825 49,579 53,950 377,176 385,221 -2.1
Bituminous and Lignite 19,111 19,650 671,856 679,119 83,600 88,255 654,307 661,861 -1.1
Anthracite 41 39 1,437 1,447 179 181 1,396 1,412 -1.1
U.S. Total 19,153 19,689 673,293 680,566 83,779 88,436 655,703 663,273 -1.1
Railroad Cars Loaded 115,434 122,041 4,151,799 4,156,715 - - - - - - - - - -
  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."