Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/34
Report Released: August 27 2015
Next Release Date: September 3, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
8/22/2015
(week 34)
8/15/2015
(week 33)
8/23/2014
(week 34)
8/22/2015 8/22/2014 Percent Change 8/22/2015 8/23/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 276 273 336 9,036 10,604 -14.8 14,846 17,152 -13.4
Alaska 23 23 29 736 1,021 -27.9 1,213 1,575 -23.0
Arizona 157 156 168 4,575 5,063 -9.6 7,541 7,600 -0.8
Arkansas 2 2 1 56 50 10.5 99 89 11.2
Colorado 447 443 509 13,721 15,586 -12.0 22,076 24,795 -11.0
Illinois 1,213 1,202 1,149 38,421 36,342 5.7 59,955 53,729 11.6
Indiana 699 693 759 22,576 25,181 -10.3 36,566 39,161 -6.6
Kansas 1 1 s 69 14 NM 122 22 NM
Kentucky Total 1,353 1,341 1,538 42,746 50,827 -15.9 69,155 78,214 -11.6
Eastern (KY) 662 656 754 20,476 24,858 -17.6 33,011 38,099 -13.4
Western (KY) 691 685 783 22,270 25,969 -14.2 36,144 40,115 -9.9
Louisiana 82 81 83 1,789 1,041 71.8 3,342 1,755 90.4
Maryland 36 36 39 1,231 1,279 -3.8 1,805 1,827 -1.2
Mississippi 62 62 83 2,046 2,554 -19.9 3,218 3,933 -18.2
Missouri 7 7 9 172 244 -29.4 290 398 -27.1
Montana 936 928 919 27,063 26,759 1.1 44,746 42,563 5.1
New Mexico 365 362 426 11,207 14,765 -24.1 18,350 21,597 -15.0
North Dakota 502 498 535 17,127 18,755 -8.7 27,459 28,848 -4.8
Ohio 381 377 421 12,500 14,994 -16.6 19,710 22,862 -13.8
Oklahoma 14 13 17 467 605 -22.8 764 1,002 -23.8
Pennsylvania Total 1,145 1,135 1,187 36,210 40,030 -9.5 57,889 59,488 -2.7
Anthracite (PA) 38 38 42 1,120 1,200 -6.7 1,868 1,918 -2.6
Bituminous (PA) 1,107 1,098 1,145 35,090 38,830 -9.6 56,022 57,570 -2.7
Tennessee 15 15 17 455 502 -9.3 790 852 -7.3
Texas 787 780 934 22,602 27,523 -17.9 38,611 43,262 -10.8
Utah 326 323 347 9,879 11,553 -14.5 16,188 17,468 -7.3
Virginia 252 250 288 8,540 10,212 -16.4 13,704 16,119 -15.0
West Virginia Total 2,045 2,027 2,187 65,998 73,659 -10.4 104,091 111,052 -6.3
Northern (WV) 959 951 935 31,253 31,576 -1.0 48,522 46,290 4.8
Southern (WV) 1,086 1,076 1,252 34,746 42,083 -17.4 55,570 64,761 -14.2
Wyoming 7,331 7,267 7,788 233,905 249,150 -6.1 379,363 388,373 -2.3
Appalachian Total 4,811 4,769 5,229 154,447 176,138 -12.3 245,847 267,451 -8.1
Interior Total 3,557 3,526 3,820 110,468 119,523 -7.6 179,112 183,466 -2.4
Western Total 10,087 9,999 10,721 318,211 342,651 -7.1 516,936 532,819 -3.0
East of Mississippi River 7,476 7,411 8,004 239,760 266,183 -9.9 381,731 404,389 -5.6
West of Mississippi River 10,979 10,884 11,765 343,366 372,129 -7.7 560,164 579,347 -3.3
Bituminous and Lignite 18,417 18,257 19,727 582,006 637,112 -8.6 940,027 981,818 -4.3
Anthracite 38 38 42 1,120 1,200 -6.7 1,868 1,918 -2.6
U.S. Total 18,455 18,295 19,769 583,126 638,312 -8.6 941,894 983,736 -4.3
Railroad Cars Loaded 107,273 106,339 115,050 3,374,800 3,724,297 -9.4 5,475,902 5,781,322 -5.3

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.
- - 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 and Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Form 7000-2, "Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report."