Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/49
Report Released: December 11, 2014
Next Release Date: January 8, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - November
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
12/6/2014 12/7/2013 12/6/2014 12/6/2013 November 2014 November 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 355 352 16,238 17,366 1,404 1,456 15,885 17,016 -6.6
Alaska 39 31 1,689 1,448 152 130 1,650 1,417 16.5
Arizona 142 139 7,065 7,154 560 574 6,923 7,015 -1.3
Arkansas 2 2 81 51 7 9 79 49 61.3
Colorado 393 526 21,732 22,359 1,588 2,204 21,380 21,889 -2.3
Illinois 1,055 943 51,877 49,113 4,242 3,923 50,865 48,208 5.5
Indiana 764 746 36,994 36,621 3,061 3,100 36,255 35,899 1.0
Kansas s s 17 21 1 2 16 20 -19.3
Kentucky Total 1,581 1,485 75,560 75,628 6,332 6,168 74,029 74,189 -0.2
  Eastern 731 717 35,975 37,325 2,903 2,972 35,256 36,619 -3.7
  Western 851 768 39,585 38,304 3,429 3,196 38,773 37,570 3.2
Louisiana 60 22 1,804 2,709 250 94 1,750 2,689 -34.9
Maryland 28 27 1,613 1,837 110 111 1,586 1,810 -12.4
Mississippi 48 26 3,101 3,366 175 305 3,058 3,343 -8.5
Missouri 6 9 312 385 24 36 306 376 -18.7
Montana 798 665 39,817 39,469 3,575 3,978 39,115 38,884 0.6
New Mexico 301 344 17,599 20,793 966 1,256 17,304 20,456 -15.4
North Dakota 567 532 27,200 25,786 2,188 2,258 26,633 25,254 5.5
Ohio 496 422 23,195 23,781 1,989 1,751 22,717 23,374 -2.8
Oklahoma 18 22 901 1,064 71 92 882 1,041 -15.3
Pennsylvania Total 1,037 1,076 54,902 51,657 4,120 4,460 53,882 50,598 6.5
  Anthracite 41 39 1,833 2,018 164 160 1,792 1,980 -9.5
  Bituminous 996 1,038 53,069 49,639 3,956 4,300 52,090 48,619 7.1
Tennessee 16 19 738 1,036 63 78 722 1,017 -29.1
Texas 850 807 39,677 39,851 3,498 3,491 38,937 39,149 -0.5
Utah 298 262 18,047 15,486 1,442 1,434 17,756 15,231 16.6
Virginia 314 327 15,252 15,989 1,261 1,357 14,949 15,674 -4.6
West Virginia Total 2,132 2,000 106,014 106,166 8,537 8,305 103,952 104,231 -0.3
  Northern 805 808 43,002 39,772 3,219 3,352 42,220 38,987 8.3
  Southern 1,326 1,192 63,012 66,395 5,318 4,952 61,732 65,244 -5.4
Wyoming 8,310 6,675 363,360 361,962 32,771 32,592 356,115 356,143 *
Appalachian Total 5,108 4,939 253,927 255,157 20,386 20,490 248,948 250,341 -0.6
Interior Total 3,654 3,347 174,347 171,484 14,758 14,248 170,921 168,345 1.5
Western Total 10,848 9,174 496,509 494,457 43,243 44,426 486,877 486,288 0.1
East of Miss. River 7,826 7,423 385,484 382,561 31,293 31,013 377,898 375,361 0.7
West of Miss. River 11,785 10,036 539,299 538,538 47,093 48,150 528,847 529,613 -0.1
Bituminous and Lignite 19,569 17,421 922,950 919,081 78,223 79,003 904,953 902,994 0.2
Anthracite 41 39 1,833 2,018 164 160 1,792 1,980 -9.5
U.S. Total 19,611 17,459 924,784 921,099 78,387 79,163 906,745 904,974 0.2
Railroad Cars Loaded 122,678 108,741 5,675,040 5,648,233 - - - - - - - - - -
  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."