Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/29
Report Released: July 23, 2015
Next Release Date: July 30, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
7/18/2015
(week 29)
7/11/2015
(week 28)
7/19/2014
(week 29)
7/18/2015 7/18/2014 Percent Change 7/18/2015 7/19/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 257 245 330 7,683 8,910 -13.8 15,188 17,372 -12.6
Alaska 22 21 28 623 876 -28.9 1,245 1,588 -21.6
Arizona 146 140 165 3,804 4,217 -9.8 7,616 7,465 2.0
Arkansas 2 2 1 47 44 7.6 97 92 5.4
Colorado 417 397 500 11,527 13,017 -11.4 22,453 24,723 -9.2
Illinois 1,130 1,078 1,130 32,473 30,543 6.3 59,808 52,865 13.1
Indiana 651 621 747 19,150 21,348 -10.3 36,974 39,466 -6.3
Kansas 1 1 s 62 12 NM 116 23 NM
Kentucky Total 1,261 1,202 1,512 36,111 43,067 -16.2 70,283 78,298 -10.2
Eastern (KY) 617 588 742 17,231 21,052 -18.1 33,574 38,119 -11.9
Western (KY) 644 614 770 18,880 22,015 -14.2 36,709 40,179 -8.6
Louisiana 76 73 81 1,388 624 122.3 3,358 1,720 95.2
Maryland 34 32 38 1,053 1,082 -2.7 1,824 1,822 0.1
Mississippi 58 55 82 1,741 2,135 -18.5 3,332 3,976 -16.2
Missouri 6 6 9 139 196 -29.3 304 388 -21.6
Montana 872 831 904 22,473 22,119 1.6 44,799 42,474 5.5
New Mexico 340 324 419 9,418 12,615 -25.3 18,712 21,756 -14.0
North Dakota 468 446 526 14,663 16,057 -8.7 27,694 28,910 -4.2
Ohio 355 338 414 10,634 12,870 -17.4 19,968 23,076 -13.5
Oklahoma 13 12 17 401 520 -23.0 782 1,023 -23.6
Pennsylvania Total 1,068 1,018 1,167 30,592 34,038 -10.1 58,266 58,767 -0.9
Anthracite (PA) 36 34 42 933 987 -5.4 1,895 1,913 -0.9
Bituminous (PA) 1,032 984 1,126 29,659 33,052 -10.3 56,371 56,854 -0.8
Tennessee 14 14 17 380 416 -8.5 802 867 -7.5
Texas 734 699 919 18,741 22,808 -17.8 39,467 43,430 -9.1
Utah 304 289 342 8,282 9,799 -15.5 16,345 17,286 -5.4
Virginia 235 224 283 7,305 8,760 -16.6 13,921 16,290 -14.5
West Virginia Total 1,906 1,817 2,151 55,969 62,619 -10.6 105,106 110,982 -5.3
Northern (WV) 894 852 919 26,549 26,857 -1.1 48,539 45,604 6.4
Southern (WV) 1,012 965 1,231 29,420 35,762 -17.7 56,567 65,378 -13.5
Wyoming 6,833 6,515 7,657 197,947 209,846 -5.7 382,726 390,664 -2.0
Appalachian Total 4,484 4,276 5,141 130,847 149,747 -12.6 248,650 267,296 -7.0
Interior Total 3,315 3,161 3,756 93,020 100,245 -7.2 180,950 183,162 -1.2
Western Total 9,401 8,964 10,541 268,736 288,545 -6.9 521,590 534,867 -2.5
East of Mississippi River 6,968 6,644 7,870 203,090 225,788 -10.1 385,474 403,782 -4.5
West of Mississippi River 10,233 9,757 11,568 289,513 312,749 -7.4 565,716 581,543 -2.7
Bituminous and Lignite 17,165 16,366 19,396 491,670 537,551 -8.5 949,295 983,412 -3.5
Anthracite 36 34 42 933 987 -5.4 1,895 1,913 -0.9
U.S. Total 17,201 16,400 19,438 492,603 538,537 -8.5 951,190 985,324 -3.5
Railroad Cars Loaded 99,975 95,318 113,120 2,848,636 3,143,646 -9.4 5,530,638 5,799,204 -4.6

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.
- - 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."