Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/27
Report Released: July 10, 2014
Next Release Date: August 07, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - June
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
7/5/2014 7/6/2013 7/5/2014 7/5/2013 June 2014 June 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 322 303 9,534 9,313 1,562 1,474 9,280 9,062 2.4
Alaska 35 25 949 767 167 134 922 742 24.3
Arizona 129 113 3,871 4,108 583 684 3,770 4,009 -5.9
Arkansas 2 2 46 7 9 1 44 6 NM
Colorado 393 508 11,172 11,469 1,971 1,938 10,887 11,079 -1.7
Illinois 956 796 27,854 28,221 4,235 4,225 27,143 27,525 -1.4
Indiana 693 651 20,548 19,480 3,290 3,013 20,017 18,938 5.7
Kansas s s 12 10 2 2 12 9 27.1
Kentucky Total 1,434 1,245 42,419 42,444 7,046 6,488 41,336 41,356 *
  Eastern 663 602 19,735 21,157 3,283 3,248 19,230 20,615 -6.7
  Western 771 643 22,684 21,287 3,763 3,240 22,106 20,741 6.6
Louisiana 55 59 1,047 1,601 289 214 1,007 1,553 -35.2
Maryland 25 28 781 1,052 110 147 762 1,025 -25.7
Mississippi 74 122 1,746 1,595 262 245 1,692 1,504 12.5
Missouri 5 6 182 209 36 31 178 204 -12.7
Montana 869 870 20,880 20,279 3,606 3,642 20,256 19,636 3.2
New Mexico 276 430 7,339 12,044 1,269 2,251 7,126 11,685 -39.0
North Dakota 598 480 14,878 13,830 2,037 1,801 14,406 13,425 7.3
Ohio 450 379 11,963 14,673 2,260 2,342 11,618 14,367 -19.1
Oklahoma 16 17 527 584 84 90 514 570 -9.8
Pennsylvania Total 940 839 29,809 28,578 4,381 4,124 29,083 27,857 4.4
  Anthracite 38 33 1,056 1,085 186 178 1,027 1,055 -2.7
  Bituminous 903 806 28,753 27,493 4,195 3,946 28,056 26,801 4.7
Tennessee 14 20 436 713 77 102 425 694 -38.7
Texas 924 840 21,079 20,147 3,209 3,021 20,412 19,526 4.5
Utah 404 255 9,883 8,945 1,967 1,584 9,581 8,715 9.9
Virginia 285 259 8,585 8,907 1,391 1,369 8,369 8,685 -3.6
West Virginia Total 1,932 1,742 60,273 60,832 9,907 9,576 58,811 59,327 -0.9
  Northern 730 646 24,588 22,362 3,714 3,520 24,045 21,768 10.5
  Southern 1,202 1,097 35,684 38,470 6,194 6,056 34,766 37,559 -7.4
Wyoming 7,261 7,959 194,766 192,539 29,708 31,737 189,554 186,666 1.5
Appalachian Total 4,631 4,171 141,115 145,225 22,969 22,382 137,579 141,631 -2.9
Interior Total 3,498 3,135 95,725 93,141 15,179 14,081 93,124 90,575 2.8
Western Total 9,965 10,641 263,738 263,981 41,307 43,771 256,502 255,956 0.2
East of Miss. River 7,126 6,383 213,948 215,808 34,519 33,105 208,536 210,339 -0.9
West of Miss. River 10,967 11,565 286,631 286,539 44,936 47,129 278,668 277,824 0.3
Bituminous and Lignite 18,056 17,915 499,523 501,262 79,270 80,056 486,178 487,108 -0.2
Anthracite 38 33 1,056 1,085 186 178 1,027 1,055 -2.7
U.S. Total 18,094 17,948 500,578 502,347 79,455 80,234 487,205 488,163 -0.2
Railroad Cars Loaded 105,290 102,674 3,090,254 3,054,833 - - - - - - - - - -
  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."