Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/43
Report Released: October 30, 2014
Next Release Date: November 06, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

10/25/2014 10/18/2014 10/26/2013 10/25/2014 10/25/2013 Percent Change 10/25/2014 10/26/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 357 338 353 14,143 15,289 -7.5 17,371 18,277 -5.0
Alaska 39 37 31 1,461 1,263 15.7 1,749 1,653 5.8
Arizona 143 135 139 6,227 6,334 -1.7 7,495 7,543 -0.6
Arkansas 2 2 2 70 38 84.5 91 64 41.8
Colorado 464 408 390 19,427 19,299 0.7 24,324 24,060 1.1
Illinois 1,061 1,003 946 45,656 43,544 4.8 54,329 51,506 5.5
Indiana 769 727 748 32,487 32,214 0.8 39,350 38,381 2.5
Kansas s s s 15 18 -17.0 19 21 -10.9
Kentucky Total 1,591 1,504 1,489 66,233 66,859 -0.9 79,888 81,277 -1.7
  Eastern 735 695 719 31,665 33,090 -4.3 38,245 40,308 -5.1
  Western 856 809 770 34,568 33,769 2.4 41,643 40,969 1.6
Louisiana 61 57 23 1,448 2,577 -43.8 1,655 3,380 -51.1
Maryland 28 27 27 1,449 1,679 -13.7 1,695 2,030 -16.5
Mississippi 3 2 92 2,873 2,958 -2.9 3,481 3,529 -1.4
Missouri 6 6 9 276 333 -17.0 357 396 -9.8
Montana 904 780 893 34,854 34,218 1.9 42,761 41,369 3.4
New Mexico 276 251 313 16,018 18,947 -15.5 19,034 22,655 -16.0
North Dakota 557 554 546 23,887 22,555 5.9 28,971 27,108 6.9
Ohio 499 472 423 20,271 21,292 -4.8 24,142 25,459 -5.2
Oklahoma 18 17 22 794 933 -14.9 997 1,128 -11.6
Pennsylvania Total 1,043 986 1,079 48,786 45,303 7.7 58,672 55,562 5.6
  Anthracite 42 39 39 1,589 1,790 -11.2 1,944 2,166 -10.3
  Bituminous 1,002 947 1,040 47,197 43,514 8.5 56,728 53,395 6.2
Tennessee 16 15 19 644 925 -30.4 817 1,099 -25.7
Texas 835 831 828 34,712 34,946 -0.7 42,217 43,565 -3.1
Utah 383 446 423 15,899 13,468 18.1 18,814 16,699 12.7
Virginia 316 299 327 13,398 14,061 -4.7 16,398 16,837 -2.6
West Virginia Total 2,144 2,027 2,005 93,443 94,362 -1.0 111,837 114,119 -2.0
  Northern 810 766 810 38,253 35,004 9.3 45,705 42,392 7.8
  Southern 1,334 1,262 1,195 55,190 59,357 -7.0 66,133 71,727 -7.8
Wyoming 7,804 7,799 7,276 316,412 317,071 -0.2 386,403 389,717 -0.9
Appalachian Total 5,139 4,859 4,952 223,799 226,001 -1.0 269,178 273,692 -1.6
Interior Total 3,611 3,454 3,441 152,898 151,329 1.0 184,138 182,940 0.7
Western Total 10,569 10,410 10,011 434,187 433,155 0.2 529,551 530,804 -0.2
East of Miss. River 7,828 7,400 7,509 339,382 338,486 0.3 407,981 408,077 *
West of Miss. River 11,491 11,323 10,896 471,502 472,000 -0.1 574,886 579,359 -0.8
Bituminous and Lignite 19,277 18,684 18,366 809,295 808,696 0.1 980,923 985,270 -0.4
Anthracite 42 39 39 1,589 1,790 -11.2 1,944 2,166 -10.3
U.S. Total 19,319 18,723 18,404 810,884 810,486 * 982,867 987,436 -0.5
Railroad Cars Loaded 119,612 114,501 115,758 4,972,764 4,960,134 0.3 5,989,823 6,018,239 -0.5
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.
* 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."