Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/42
Report Released: October 23, 2014
Next Release Date: October 30, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

10/18/2014 10/11/2014 10/19/2013 10/18/2014 10/18/2013 Percent Change 10/18/2014 10/19/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 338 354 342 13,786 14,936 -7.7 17,366 18,251 -4.8
Alaska 37 38 30 1,422 1,232 15.5 1,741 1,664 4.7
Arizona 135 142 135 6,084 6,195 -1.8 7,492 7,535 -0.6
Arkansas 2 2 2 68 36 90.9 91 65 41.2
Colorado 408 492 435 18,964 18,904 0.3 24,250 24,238 *
Illinois 1,003 1,051 916 44,594 42,599 4.7 54,214 51,420 5.4
Indiana 727 762 725 31,718 31,467 0.8 39,329 38,302 2.7
Kansas s s s 15 18 -16.5 19 21 -9.8
Kentucky Total 1,504 1,576 1,442 64,642 65,371 -1.1 79,787 81,354 -1.9
  Eastern 695 728 696 30,930 32,372 -4.5 38,229 40,376 -5.3
  Western 809 848 746 33,712 33,000 2.2 41,557 40,979 1.4
Louisiana 57 60 22 1,387 2,554 -45.7 1,616 3,433 -52.9
Maryland 27 28 26 1,421 1,652 -14.0 1,694 2,042 -17.0
Mississippi 2 56 83 2,870 2,866 0.1 3,570 3,478 2.6
Missouri 6 6 9 270 324 -16.6 360 394 -8.6
Montana 780 957 836 33,950 33,332 1.9 42,750 41,156 3.9
New Mexico 251 276 469 15,743 18,631 -15.5 19,071 22,874 -16.6
North Dakota 554 616 546 23,330 22,009 6.0 28,960 27,090 6.9
Ohio 472 494 409 19,772 20,870 -5.3 24,066 25,490 -5.6
Oklahoma 17 18 22 776 910 -14.8 1,001 1,127 -11.2
Pennsylvania Total 986 1,033 1,045 47,743 44,225 8.0 58,708 55,601 5.6
  Anthracite 39 41 38 1,547 1,751 -11.6 1,941 2,169 -10.5
  Bituminous 947 992 1,007 46,196 42,474 8.8 56,767 53,432 6.2
Tennessee 15 16 18 628 906 -30.7 820 1,100 -25.4
Texas 831 888 828 33,877 34,118 -0.7 42,210 43,695 -3.4
Utah 446 383 339 15,517 13,047 18.9 18,855 16,592 13.6
Virginia 299 313 317 13,082 13,734 -4.7 16,409 16,811 -2.4
West Virginia Total 2,027 2,124 1,941 91,298 92,359 -1.1 111,698 114,260 -2.2
  Northern 766 802 784 37,443 34,195 9.5 45,704 42,383 7.8
  Southern 1,262 1,322 1,157 53,855 58,163 -7.4 65,994 71,876 -8.2
Wyoming 7,799 7,550 7,209 308,608 309,803 -0.4 385,875 390,295 -1.1
Appalachian Total 4,859 5,090 4,794 218,660 221,053 -1.1 268,991 273,929 -1.8
Interior Total 3,454 3,691 3,352 149,287 147,892 0.9 183,968 182,914 0.6
Western Total 10,410 10,453 9,998 423,618 423,154 0.1 528,993 531,444 -0.5
East of Miss. River 7,400 7,807 7,263 331,554 330,985 0.2 407,662 408,108 -0.1
West of Miss. River 11,323 11,427 10,881 460,011 461,114 -0.2 574,291 580,178 -1.0
Bituminous and Lignite 18,684 19,193 18,106 790,018 790,349 * 980,011 986,118 -0.6
Anthracite 39 41 38 1,547 1,751 -11.6 1,941 2,169 -10.5
U.S. Total 18,723 19,234 18,144 791,565 792,099 -0.1 981,952 988,287 -0.6
Railroad Cars Loaded 114,501 116,808 112,588 4,853,152 4,844,376 0.2 5,985,969 6,021,443 -0.6
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."