Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/44
Report Released: November 06, 2014
Next Release Date: December 11, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - October
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
11/1/2014 11/2/2013 11/1/2014 11/1/2013 October 2014 October 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 340 338 14,483 15,627 1,596 1,588 14,481 15,560 -6.9
Alaska 37 30 1,498 1,293 174 142 1,498 1,287 16.4
Arizona 136 133 6,363 6,468 640 628 6,363 6,441 -1.2
Arkansas 2 2 72 40 8 10 72 40 80.8
Colorado 408 468 19,835 19,758 1,996 2,037 19,792 19,684 0.5
Illinois 1,009 907 46,664 44,452 4,698 4,219 46,623 44,286 5.3
Indiana 731 717 33,217 32,933 3,410 3,345 33,194 32,799 1.2
Kansas s s 15 19 1 2 15 19 -17.2
Kentucky Total 1,512 1,428 67,745 68,289 7,059 6,660 67,697 68,021 -0.5
  Eastern 699 689 32,364 33,780 3,275 3,229 32,353 33,647 -3.8
  Western 814 738 35,381 34,509 3,784 3,431 35,344 34,374 2.8
Louisiana 58 22 1,506 2,599 265 99 1,500 2,595 -42.2
Maryland 27 26 1,476 1,704 125 121 1,475 1,699 -13.2
Mississippi 11 96 2,884 3,053 89 358 2,883 3,038 -5.1
Missouri 6 8 282 342 27 40 282 340 -17.0
Montana 780 798 35,634 35,027 3,868 3,703 35,541 34,906 1.8
New Mexico 326 313 16,345 19,260 1,332 1,645 16,338 19,200 -14.9
North Dakota 557 551 24,444 23,106 2,599 2,558 24,444 22,996 6.3
Ohio 474 405 20,745 21,698 2,211 1,888 20,728 21,623 -4.1
Oklahoma 17 21 811 954 81 100 811 950 -14.6
Pennsylvania Total 992 1,035 49,778 46,339 4,648 4,845 49,762 46,138 7.9
  Anthracite 40 37 1,628 1,827 186 175 1,628 1,819 -10.5
  Bituminous 952 997 48,149 44,512 4,461 4,670 48,134 44,319 8.6
Tennessee 15 18 659 943 72 85 659 939 -29.8
Texas 835 837 35,547 35,781 3,737 3,721 35,439 35,657 -0.6
Utah 425 405 16,325 13,873 1,855 1,663 16,314 13,796 18.3
Virginia 301 314 13,699 14,375 1,402 1,463 13,688 14,317 -4.4
West Virginia Total 2,038 1,922 95,481 96,286 9,513 8,963 95,415 95,927 -0.5
  Northern 770 776 39,023 35,782 3,597 3,623 39,001 35,635 9.4
  Southern 1,268 1,146 56,458 60,505 5,916 5,340 56,414 60,292 -6.4
Wyoming 7,952 7,673 324,364 324,692 34,197 31,196 323,344 323,552 -0.1
Appalachian Total 4,885 4,747 228,684 230,754 22,842 22,181 228,561 229,851 -0.6
Interior Total 3,482 3,349 156,380 154,681 16,101 15,324 156,163 154,097 1.3
Western Total 10,621 10,371 444,808 443,479 46,659 43,571 443,634 441,863 0.4
East of Miss. River 7,450 7,205 346,831 345,700 34,823 33,534 346,605 344,348 0.7
West of Miss. River 11,539 11,261 483,041 483,213 50,779 47,543 481,754 481,463 0.1
Bituminous and Lignite 18,949 18,430 828,244 827,086 85,415 80,902 826,731 823,991 0.3
Anthracite 40 37 1,628 1,827 186 175 1,628 1,819 -10.5
U.S. Total 18,988 18,467 829,872 828,913 85,602 81,077 828,359 825,811 0.3
Railroad Cars Loaded 116,021 115,240 5,088,785 5,075,374 - - - - - - - - - -
  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."