Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/29
Report Released: July 24, 2014
Next Release Date: July 31, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

7/19/2014 7/12/2014 7/20/2013 7/19/2014 7/19/2013 Percent Change 7/19/2014 7/20/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 373 352 347 10,259 10,064 1.9 18,613 18,174 2.4
Alaska 41 38 29 1,028 826 24.4 1,752 1,697 3.2
Arizona 149 141 130 4,161 4,384 -5.1 7,379 7,353 0.4
Arkansas 2 2 2 49 11 NM 97 69 40.0
Colorado 450 408 394 12,029 12,400 -3.0 23,376 25,377 -7.9
Illinois 1,109 1,046 904 30,009 30,069 -0.2 52,158 51,436 1.4
Indiana 803 758 747 22,109 21,054 5.0 39,976 36,956 8.2
Kansas s s 1 13 11 16.0 24 18 30.3
Kentucky Total 1,662 1,568 1,427 45,649 45,400 0.6 80,312 82,350 -2.5
  Eastern 768 725 690 21,227 22,590 -6.0 37,831 41,458 -8.7
  Western 894 844 737 24,422 22,809 7.1 42,480 40,892 3.9
Louisiana 63 60 70 1,170 1,742 -32.8 2,256 3,552 -36.5
Maryland 29 28 32 838 1,118 -25.0 1,523 2,152 -29.3
Mississippi 36 64 83 1,846 1,744 5.9 3,668 3,113 17.8
Missouri 6 6 7 194 224 -13.1 384 398 -3.4
Montana 904 851 891 22,635 21,970 3.0 42,789 39,098 9.4
New Mexico 226 201 555 7,766 13,073 -40.6 16,651 23,820 -30.1
North Dakota 541 538 538 15,956 14,966 6.6 28,630 27,412 4.4
Ohio 521 492 429 12,976 15,581 -16.7 23,153 26,664 -13.2
Oklahoma 19 18 19 564 625 -9.8 1,055 1,081 -2.4
Pennsylvania Total 1,090 1,028 963 31,927 30,615 4.3 56,424 54,246 4.0
  Anthracite 44 41 38 1,141 1,165 -2.1 2,061 2,192 -6.0
  Bituminous 1,046 987 925 30,787 29,450 4.5 54,363 52,053 4.4
Tennessee 17 16 23 469 760 -38.3 980 1,239 -20.9
Texas 869 865 962 22,814 22,047 3.5 43,200 43,827 -1.4
Utah 468 510 267 10,861 9,503 14.3 17,920 16,803 6.6
Virginia 330 312 296 9,227 9,521 -3.1 16,776 17,065 -1.7
West Virginia Total 2,240 2,114 1,992 64,627 64,968 -0.5 112,504 115,874 -2.9
  Northern 846 799 738 26,233 23,863 9.9 44,817 42,040 6.6
  Southern 1,394 1,315 1,254 38,394 41,105 -6.6 67,687 73,834 -8.3
Wyoming 7,040 6,927 8,410 208,733 208,913 -0.1 387,087 394,085 -1.8
Appalachian Total 5,369 5,066 4,772 151,550 155,216 -2.4 267,804 276,872 -3.3
Interior Total 3,802 3,662 3,532 103,190 100,335 2.8 185,299 181,343 2.2
Western Total 9,818 9,613 11,214 283,169 286,036 -1.0 525,583 535,645 -1.9
East of Miss. River 8,211 7,777 7,243 229,936 230,891 -0.4 406,087 409,269 -0.8
West of Miss. River 10,779 10,564 12,275 307,973 310,696 -0.9 572,600 584,592 -2.1
Bituminous and Lignite 18,946 18,300 19,480 536,769 540,422 -0.7 976,626 991,668 -1.5
Anthracite 44 41 38 1,141 1,165 -2.1 2,061 2,192 -6.0
U.S. Total 18,990 18,341 19,518 537,909 541,587 -0.7 978,687 993,861 -1.5
Railroad Cars Loaded 117,092 110,467 117,113 3,317,813 3,287,996 0.9 6,007,010 6,068,986 -1.0
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."