Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/34
Report Released: August 28, 2014
Next Release Date: September 04, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

8/23/2014 8/16/2014 8/24/2013 8/23/2014 8/23/2013 Percent Change 8/23/2014 8/24/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 368 369 373 12,093 11,931 1.4 18,580 18,109 2.6
Alaska 40 40 31 1,227 982 24.9 1,795 1,697 5.8
Arizona 147 148 140 4,895 5,083 -3.7 7,415 7,432 -0.2
Arkansas 2 2 2 58 20 NM 97 68 42.6
Colorado 506 464 473 14,348 14,943 -4.0 23,143 24,874 -7.0
Illinois 1,093 1,096 971 35,456 34,926 1.5 52,745 51,254 2.9
Indiana 792 794 803 26,055 25,067 3.9 39,906 37,397 6.7
Kansas s s 1 14 14 2.1 22 20 13.9
Kentucky Total 1,639 1,642 1,533 53,815 53,068 1.4 80,806 81,780 -1.2
  Eastern 757 759 741 25,000 26,298 -4.9 37,896 40,860 -7.3
  Western 882 883 792 28,814 26,770 7.6 42,910 40,920 4.9
Louisiana 63 63 75 1,482 2,118 -30.0 2,191 3,488 -37.2
Maryland 29 29 35 982 1,291 -23.9 1,494 2,057 -27.4
Mississippi 75 54 80 2,176 2,195 -0.9 3,547 3,273 8.4
Missouri 6 6 7 226 261 -13.5 378 393 -3.7
Montana 833 939 891 27,031 26,428 2.3 42,728 39,762 7.5
New Mexico 351 276 512 9,145 15,420 -40.7 15,684 23,781 -34.0
North Dakota 536 484 556 18,622 17,660 5.4 28,601 27,227 5.0
Ohio 514 515 461 15,536 17,888 -13.2 23,405 26,389 -11.3
Oklahoma 19 19 20 657 727 -9.6 1,047 1,095 -4.4
Pennsylvania Total 1,075 1,077 1,035 37,282 35,791 4.2 56,600 54,906 3.1
  Anthracite 43 43 41 1,355 1,370 -1.1 2,071 2,151 -3.7
  Bituminous 1,032 1,034 994 35,927 34,422 4.4 54,530 52,755 3.4
Tennessee 16 17 24 551 881 -37.5 941 1,244 -24.4
Texas 861 778 996 27,097 26,869 0.9 42,658 43,991 -3.0
Utah 446 446 356 13,051 10,793 20.9 18,818 16,733 12.5
Virginia 326 326 318 10,850 11,109 -2.3 16,810 16,851 -0.2
West Virginia Total 2,209 2,214 2,141 75,632 75,674 -0.1 112,798 115,156 -2.0
  Northern 834 836 793 30,391 27,830 9.2 45,005 42,164 6.7
  Southern 1,374 1,377 1,347 45,241 47,844 -5.4 67,793 72,992 -7.1
Wyoming 7,430 7,834 8,274 246,644 250,189 -1.4 383,740 393,903 -2.6
Appalachian Total 5,293 5,305 5,128 177,926 180,863 -1.6 268,523 275,573 -2.6
Interior Total 3,793 3,694 3,748 122,035 118,967 2.6 185,501 181,897 2.0
Western Total 10,290 10,631 11,233 334,963 341,497 -1.9 521,924 535,409 -2.5
East of Miss. River 8,135 8,131 7,774 270,427 269,822 0.2 407,631 408,416 -0.2
West of Miss. River 11,241 11,499 12,334 364,497 371,505 -1.9 568,317 584,464 -2.8
Bituminous and Lignite 19,333 19,588 20,068 633,569 639,957 -1.0 973,878 990,729 -1.7
Anthracite 43 43 41 1,355 1,370 -1.1 2,071 2,151 -3.7
U.S. Total 19,376 19,631 20,108 634,924 641,327 -1.0 975,948 992,880 -1.7
Railroad Cars Loaded 119,111 122,824 123,889 3,918,168 3,907,444 0.3 5,987,917 6,054,939 -1.1
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."