Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/25
Report Released: June 25, 2015
Next Release Date: July 2, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
6/20/2015
(week 25)
6/13/2015
(week 24)
6/21/2014
(week 25)
6/20/2015 6/20/2014 Percent Change 6/20/2015 6/21/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 234 221 277 6,523 7,723 -15.5 15,232 17,575 -13.3
Alaska 24 22 30 647 765 -15.4 1,380 1,597 -13.6
Arizona 131 123 139 3,383 3,619 -6.5 7,796 7,415 5.1
Arkansas 2 2 2 46 38 20.5 102 91 12.1
Colorado 406 383 491 10,587 11,106 -4.7 23,425 24,569 -4.7
Illinois 997 941 1,027 25,223 26,345 -4.3 56,770 52,346 8.5
Indiana 627 591 728 16,678 18,505 -9.9 37,348 39,563 -5.6
Kansas s s s 10 10 0.8 66 23 187.0
Kentucky Total 1,254 1,183 1,499 33,011 37,324 -11.6 73,042 78,368 -6.8
Eastern (KY) 623 587 773 16,019 18,190 -11.9 35,316 38,130 -7.4
Western (KY) 631 595 726 16,993 19,134 -11.2 37,726 40,238 -6.2
Louisiana 34 32 23 567 394 44.2 2,776 1,733 60.2
Maryland 32 30 38 784 924 -15.1 1,694 1,809 -6.4
Mississippi 63 60 72 1,731 1,835 -5.7 3,624 3,975 -8.8
Missouri 6 6 8 159 162 -2.1 358 381 -6.0
Montana 728 687 828 18,218 18,750 -2.8 43,922 42,323 3.8
New Mexico 365 344 439 9,400 10,976 -14.4 20,330 21,847 -6.9
North Dakota 473 446 509 13,025 14,060 -7.4 28,055 28,849 -2.8
Ohio 359 338 476 9,232 11,193 -17.5 20,234 23,210 -12.8
Oklahoma 13 12 18 369 463 -20.1 816 1,045 -21.9
Pennsylvania Total 1,105 1,042 1,178 28,751 29,540 -2.7 60,935 58,099 4.9
Anthracite (PA) 29 27 33 741 839 -11.7 1,851 1,920 -3.6
Bituminous (PA) 1,076 1,015 1,146 28,010 28,701 -2.4 59,083 56,179 5.2
Tennessee 11 10 14 288 355 -18.9 770 882 -12.7
Texas 696 656 775 18,179 19,478 -6.7 42,255 43,464 -2.8
Utah 305 288 346 7,957 8,480 -6.2 17,339 17,153 1.1
Virginia 236 222 298 6,480 7,652 -15.3 14,216 16,395 -13.3
West Virginia Total 1,863 1,757 2,200 48,471 54,225 -10.6 105,858 110,834 -4.5
Northern (WV) 861 812 915 22,593 23,330 -3.2 48,112 45,122 6.6
Southern (WV) 1,001 944 1,285 25,878 30,896 -16.2 57,746 65,713 -12.1
Wyoming 6,319 5,959 7,123 165,945 181,160 -8.4 379,479 391,158 -3.0
Appalachian Total 4,461 4,208 5,253 116,548 129,803 -10.2 254,255 266,935 -4.8
Interior Total 3,070 2,896 3,378 79,955 86,363 -7.4 181,841 182,860 -0.6
Western Total 8,750 8,253 9,905 229,162 248,917 -7.9 521,726 534,910 -2.5
East of Mississippi River 6,780 6,395 7,805 177,172 195,622 -9.4 389,723 403,056 -3.3
West of Mississippi River 9,502 8,962 10,731 248,493 269,462 -7.8 568,099 581,648 -2.3
Bituminous and Lignite 16,253 15,329 18,504 424,924 464,244 -8.5 955,971 982,784 -2.7
Anthracite 29 27 33 741 839 -11.7 1,851 1,920 -3.6
U.S. Total 16,282 15,356 18,536 425,665 465,083 -8.5 957,823 984,704 -2.7
Railroad Cars Loaded 95,095 89,694 109,709 2,479,753 2,710,931 -8.5 5,594,928 5,797,695 -3.5

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."