Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/15
Report Released: April 17, 2014
Next Release Date: April 24, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

4/12/2014 4/5/2014 4/13/2013 4/12/2014 4/12/2013 Percent Change 4/12/2014 4/13/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 396 383 366 5,249 5,133 2.3 18,534 18,736 -1.1
Alaska 42 41 35 508 369 37.6 1,689 1,788 -5.5
Arizona 147 142 172 1,908 2,166 -11.9 7,344 7,179 2.3
Arkansas 2 2 s 27 4 NM 82 78 4.3
Colorado 475 503 427 6,758 6,534 3.4 23,967 27,003 -11.2
Illinois 1,058 1,023 1,064 13,904 16,036 -13.3 50,080 50,902 -1.6
Indiana 829 801 750 11,069 10,860 1.9 39,130 36,519 7.1
Kansas s s s 8 5 41.9 24 18 37.0
Kentucky Total 1,775 1,715 1,632 24,316 23,772 2.3 80,600 84,671 -4.8
  Eastern 828 801 822 11,609 11,787 -1.5 39,015 43,615 -10.5
  Western 946 915 811 12,707 11,985 6.0 41,586 41,056 1.3
Louisiana 73 70 53 1,034 977 5.9 2,887 4,137 -30.2
Maryland 27 26 38 422 623 -32.2 1,601 2,277 -29.7
Mississippi 37 37 41 760 897 -15.3 3,433 3,020 13.7
Missouri 9 9 8 110 120 -8.8 403 411 -2.0
Montana 850 734 800 10,336 10,644 -2.9 41,827 36,725 13.9
New Mexico 254 254 391 6,651 6,206 7.2 22,406 23,120 -3.1
North Dakota 490 544 499 7,897 8,366 -5.6 27,170 27,678 -1.8
Ohio 571 552 581 8,208 8,106 1.3 25,854 26,690 -3.1
Oklahoma 21 21 23 268 327 -18.1 1,057 1,060 -0.2
Pennsylvania Total 1,104 1,068 1,033 15,458 16,759 -7.8 53,809 55,226 -2.6
  Anthracite 47 45 45 629 573 9.8 2,142 2,267 -5.5
  Bituminous 1,058 1,022 988 14,829 16,187 -8.4 51,667 52,960 -2.4
Tennessee 19 19 26 277 413 -32.9 1,135 1,194 -4.9
Texas 790 845 825 11,123 11,008 1.0 42,566 43,776 -2.8
Utah 319 259 156 4,024 4,593 -12.4 15,995 16,452 -2.8
Virginia 350 339 343 4,648 4,986 -6.8 16,731 18,012 -7.1
West Virginia Total 2,501 2,418 2,404 33,253 33,419 -0.5 112,666 116,311 -3.1
  Northern 935 904 896 12,073 12,121 -0.4 42,394 40,733 4.1
  Southern 1,566 1,514 1,509 21,180 21,298 -0.6 70,271 75,577 -7.0
Wyoming 6,794 7,314 6,251 107,501 106,695 0.8 388,349 390,260 -0.5
Appalachian Total 5,798 5,605 5,613 79,124 81,225 -2.6 269,345 282,061 -4.5
Interior Total 3,767 3,722 3,574 51,010 52,220 -2.3 181,248 180,977 0.1
Western Total 9,371 9,792 8,731 145,582 145,574 * 528,748 530,205 -0.3
East of Miss. River 8,669 8,380 8,278 117,564 121,003 -2.8 403,573 413,558 -2.4
West of Miss. River 10,267 10,739 9,640 158,152 158,016 0.1 575,768 579,686 -0.7
Bituminous and Lignite 18,890 19,074 17,873 275,087 278,447 -1.2 977,199 990,977 -1.4
Anthracite 47 45 45 629 573 9.8 2,142 2,267 -5.5
U.S. Total 18,937 19,119 17,918 275,715 279,019 -1.2 979,341 993,244 -1.4
Railroad Cars Loaded 119,445 119,774 108,344 1,711,793 1,707,596 0.2 5,981,390 6,105,441 -2.0
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."