Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/30
Report Released: July 31, 2014
Next Release Date: August 07, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

7/26/2014 7/19/2014 7/27/2013 7/26/2014 7/26/2013 Percent Change 7/26/2014 7/27/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 368 373 382 10,627 10,445 1.7 18,599 18,165 2.4
Alaska 40 41 32 1,068 858 24.4 1,760 1,698 3.7
Arizona 147 149 143 4,308 4,527 -4.8 7,384 7,373 0.1
Arkansas 2 2 2 51 13 NM 97 69 40.3
Colorado 450 450 520 12,479 12,907 -3.3 23,305 25,315 -7.9
Illinois 1,094 1,109 994 31,103 31,059 0.1 52,258 51,409 1.7
Indiana 792 803 821 22,901 21,873 4.7 39,947 37,053 7.8
Kansas s s 1 13 11 12.6 24 19 26.7
Kentucky Total 1,639 1,662 1,569 47,289 46,964 0.7 80,382 82,250 -2.3
  Eastern 758 768 759 21,985 23,348 -5.8 37,830 41,345 -8.5
  Western 882 894 811 25,304 23,617 7.1 42,552 40,905 4.0
Louisiana 63 63 77 1,233 1,819 -32.2 2,241 3,519 -36.3
Maryland 29 29 35 867 1,153 -24.8 1,516 2,133 -28.9
Mississippi 106 36 68 1,953 1,814 7.6 3,706 3,149 17.7
Missouri 6 6 8 201 231 -13.2 383 397 -3.6
Montana 904 904 928 23,539 22,894 2.8 42,765 39,271 8.9
New Mexico 201 226 469 7,966 13,543 -41.2 16,382 23,804 -31.2
North Dakota 541 541 525 16,497 15,491 6.5 28,646 27,376 4.6
Ohio 514 521 472 13,490 16,052 -16.0 23,195 26,613 -12.8
Oklahoma 19 19 21 582 645 -9.8 1,053 1,085 -2.9
Pennsylvania Total 1,075 1,090 1,059 33,002 31,672 4.2 56,440 54,390 3.8
  Anthracite 43 44 42 1,184 1,207 -1.9 2,062 2,184 -5.6
  Bituminous 1,032 1,046 1,017 31,819 30,465 4.4 54,377 52,205 4.2
Tennessee 16 17 25 485 784 -38.1 972 1,240 -21.6
Texas 869 869 940 23,683 22,990 3.0 43,129 43,859 -1.7
Utah 468 468 251 11,329 9,754 16.1 18,137 16,793 8.0
Virginia 326 330 325 9,553 9,845 -3.0 16,777 17,025 -1.5
West Virginia Total 2,210 2,240 2,191 66,837 67,152 -0.5 112,523 115,750 -2.8
  Northern 835 846 812 27,068 24,672 9.7 44,840 42,073 6.6
  Southern 1,375 1,394 1,379 39,769 42,480 -6.4 67,683 73,677 -8.1
Wyoming 7,487 7,040 8,398 216,220 217,313 -0.5 386,175 394,247 -2.0
Appalachian Total 5,296 5,369 5,248 156,846 160,452 -2.2 267,852 276,661 -3.2
Interior Total 3,833 3,802 3,743 107,023 104,072 2.8 185,390 181,465 2.2
Western Total 10,237 9,818 11,266 293,407 297,288 -1.3 524,555 535,877 -2.1
East of Miss. River 8,170 8,211 7,943 238,106 238,814 -0.3 406,314 409,177 -0.7
West of Miss. River 11,196 10,779 12,314 319,169 322,998 -1.2 571,482 584,825 -2.3
Bituminous and Lignite 19,323 18,946 20,215 556,092 560,605 -0.8 975,734 991,818 -1.6
Anthracite 43 44 42 1,184 1,207 -1.9 2,062 2,184 -5.6
U.S. Total 19,366 18,990 20,257 557,276 561,812 -0.8 977,796 994,003 -1.6
Railroad Cars Loaded 119,855 117,092 126,971 3,437,668 3,414,967 0.7 5,999,894 6,070,618 -1.2
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."