Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/16
Report Released: April 23, 2015
Next Release Date: April 30, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
4/18/2015
(week 16)
4/11/2015
(week 15)
4/19/2014
(week 16)
4/18/2015 4/18/2014 Percent Change 4/18/2015 4/19/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 244 259 287 4,453 5,193 -14.2 15,690 18,413 -14.8
Alaska 25 26 31 438 490 -10.6 1,446 1,630 -11.3
Arizona 136 145 144 2,225 2,349 -5.3 7,908 7,670 3.1
Arkansas 2 2 2 31 22 41.7 103 76 35.5
Colorado 424 449 509 6,991 6,616 5.7 24,316 23,934 1.6
Illinois 1,041 1,104 1,064 16,394 16,963 -3.4 57,318 52,401 9.4
Indiana 654 693 754 11,132 11,855 -6.1 38,448 39,559 -2.8
Kansas s s s 7 8 -11.9 65 24 170.8
Kentucky Total 1,309 1,387 1,554 21,911 23,626 -7.3 75,633 79,218 -4.5
Eastern (KY) 650 689 802 10,506 11,124 -5.6 36,867 38,427 -4.1
Western (KY) 659 698 752 11,405 12,503 -8.8 38,766 40,791 -5.0
Louisiana 36 38 24 265 183 44.8 2,684 1,973 36.0
Maryland 33 35 39 503 577 -12.9 1,758 1,839 -4.4
Mississippi 66 70 74 1,169 1,181 -1.0 3,716 3,820 -2.7
Missouri 7 7 9 102 86 17.9 377 375 0.5
Montana 760 805 858 11,774 11,184 5.3 45,040 41,985 7.3
New Mexico 381 404 455 6,168 6,964 -11.4 21,108 22,234 -5.1
North Dakota 494 523 528 8,837 9,408 -6.1 28,517 28,423 0.3
Ohio 374 397 493 6,057 6,847 -11.5 21,403 23,783 -10.0
Oklahoma 13 14 18 255 301 -15.1 864 1,092 -20.9
Pennsylvania Total 1,153 1,222 1,221 18,972 18,774 1.1 61,916 56,456 9.7
Anthracite (PA) 30 32 34 486 541 -10.3 1,893 2,022 -6.4
Bituminous (PA) 1,123 1,190 1,187 18,486 18,232 1.4 60,023 54,434 10.3
Tennessee 12 12 14 190 231 -17.8 796 950 -16.2
Texas 726 770 803 12,018 12,397 -3.1 43,171 43,461 -0.7
Utah 318 337 358 5,258 5,320 -1.2 17,798 17,071 4.3
Virginia 246 261 308 4,394 4,933 -10.9 14,849 16,757 -11.4
West Virginia Total 1,944 2,061 2,280 31,984 34,122 -6.3 109,464 111,963 -2.2
Northern (WV) 899 953 948 14,968 14,970 s 48,842 44,705 9.3
Southern (WV) 1,045 1,108 1,332 17,016 19,151 -11.1 60,623 67,259 -9.9
Wyoming 6,593 6,991 7,383 110,016 116,070 -5.2 388,606 390,057 -0.4
Appalachian Total 4,655 4,936 5,445 77,059 81,800 -5.8 262,744 268,589 -2.2
Interior Total 3,204 3,397 3,501 52,777 55,498 -4.9 185,512 183,571 1.1
Western Total 9,131 9,682 10,266 151,707 158,401 -4.2 534,740 533,004 0.3
East of Mississippi River 7,075 7,501 8,089 117,158 124,302 -5.7 400,992 405,159 -1.0
West of Mississippi River 9,915 10,513 11,123 164,385 171,398 -4.1 582,004 580,004 0.3
Bituminous and Lignite 16,960 17,983 19,178 281,057 295,158 -4.8 981,103 983,141 -0.2
Anthracite 30 32 34 486 541 -10.3 1,893 2,022 -6.4
U.S. Total 16,990 18,015 19,212 281,543 295,700 -4.8 982,996 985,163 -0.2
Railroad Cars Loaded 99,482 105,691 113,707 1,637,542 1,708,412 -4.1 5,754,716 5,783,846 -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.
- - 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."