Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/8
Report Released: February 26, 2015
Next Release Date: March 5, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
2/21/2015
(week 8)
2/14/2015
(week 7)
2/22/2014
(week 8)
2/21/2015 2/21/2014 Percent Change 2/21/2015 2/22/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 266 309 345 2,249 2,508 -10.3 16,670 18,560 -10.2
Alaska 26 30 32 220 230 -4.4 1,531 1,628 -6.0
Arizona 130 151 153 1,100 1,113 -1.2 7,801 7,647 2.0
Arkansas 2 2 1 16 10 61.9 96 66 45.5
Colorado 410 476 410 3,466 2,982 16.2 25,213 23,823 5.8
Illinois 950 1,105 1,100 8,038 8,005 0.4 55,868 52,046 7.3
Indiana 656 763 766 5,550 5,579 -0.5 39,708 39,160 1.4
Kansas s s 1 3 4 -15.4 22 23 -4.3
Kentucky Total 1,287 1,496 1,517 10,889 11,043 -1.4 78,199 79,489 -1.6
Eastern (KY) 613 713 700 5,185 5,095 1.8 38,070 38,787 -1.8
Western (KY) 674 784 817 5,704 5,948 -4.1 40,129 40,702 -1.4
Louisiana 12 14 9 99 68 46.0 1,861 2,352 -20.9
Maryland 29 34 37 245 268 -8.7 1,823 1,869 -2.5
Mississippi 70 81 77 588 557 5.6 4,224 3,671 15.1
Missouri 6 7 5 50 36 37.7 407 388 4.9
Montana 680 791 693 5,756 5,045 14.1 43,701 41,828 4.5
New Mexico 360 418 448 3,045 3,259 -6.6 21,806 22,074 -1.2
North Dakota 526 611 623 4,447 4,532 -1.9 29,511 27,854 5.9
Ohio 353 411 431 2,988 3,137 -4.7 22,349 24,310 -8.1
Oklahoma 15 18 20 130 143 -9.0 950 1,113 -14.6
Pennsylvania Total 1,111 1,291 1,208 9,394 8,795 6.8 62,147 55,290 12.4
Anthracite (PA) 28 33 35 239 256 -6.5 1,863 2,080 -10.4
Bituminous (PA) 1,082 1,258 1,173 9,155 8,539 7.2 60,284 53,210 13.3
Tennessee 11 13 15 94 109 -14.4 775 1,019 -23.9
Texas 705 819 798 5,960 5,812 2.5 43,692 42,991 1.6
Utah 308 358 340 2,606 2,474 5.3 17,880 16,923 5.7
Virginia 261 304 320 2,211 2,329 -5.1 15,814 16,853 -6.2
West Virginia Total 1,873 2,177 2,183 15,841 15,894 -0.3 112,067 111,932 0.1
Northern (WV) 879 1,021 969 7,432 7,051 5.4 48,800 43,459 12.3
Southern (WV) 994 1,155 1,215 8,408 8,843 -4.9 63,267 68,473 -7.6
Wyoming 6,457 7,505 7,504 54,617 54,622 s 391,125 386,897 1.1
Appalachian Total 4,517 5,250 5,239 38,207 38,135 0.2 269,714 268,620 0.4
Interior Total 3,090 3,592 3,594 26,137 26,160 -0.1 186,957 182,512 2.4
Western Total 8,898 10,342 10,201 75,256 74,258 1.3 538,567 528,674 1.9
East of Mississippi River 6,868 7,982 7,998 58,087 58,224 -0.2 409,644 404,198 1.3
West of Mississippi River 9,637 11,202 11,035 81,514 80,330 1.5 585,595 575,607 1.7
Bituminous and Lignite 16,477 19,151 18,999 139,361 138,298 0.8 993,375 977,726 1.6
Anthracite 28 33 35 239 256 -6.5 1,863 2,080 -10.4
U.S. Total 16,505 19,184 19,034 139,600 138,554 0.8 995,239 979,806 1.6
Railroad Cars Loaded 96,096 111,644 109,295 808,396 797,141 1.4 5,837,415 5,751,080 1.5

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."