Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/50
Report Released: December 18, 2014
Next Release Date: December 29, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

12/13/2014 12/6/2014 12/14/2013 12/13/2014 12/13/2013 Percent Change 12/13/2014 12/14/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 364 355 357 16,602 17,723 -6.3 17,396 18,423 -5.6
Alaska 40 39 32 1,729 1,480 16.8 1,799 1,568 14.7
Arizona 146 142 141 7,211 7,295 -1.1 7,519 7,562 -0.6
Arkansas 2 2 2 82 53 54.6 88 59 47.6
Colorado 422 393 541 22,154 22,898 -3.3 23,434 23,847 -1.7
Illinois 1,080 1,055 956 52,957 50,069 5.8 55,106 52,006 6.0
Indiana 783 764 756 37,777 37,377 1.1 39,477 38,851 1.6
Kansas s s s 17 21 -20.1 18 22 -18.2
Kentucky Total 1,620 1,581 1,505 77,180 77,133 0.1 80,561 80,573 *
  Eastern 748 731 727 36,723 38,052 -3.5 38,342 39,754 -3.6
  Western 871 851 778 40,456 39,082 3.5 42,218 40,819 3.4
Louisiana 62 60 23 1,866 2,732 -31.7 1,917 2,906 -34.0
Maryland 29 28 27 1,642 1,864 -11.9 1,703 1,947 -12.6
Mississippi 45 48 59 3,146 3,422 -8.1 3,293 3,518 -6.4
Missouri 6 6 9 318 394 -19.2 338 408 -17.1
Montana 1,081 798 779 40,898 40,234 1.7 42,802 41,731 2.6
New Mexico 226 301 282 17,825 21,076 -15.4 18,712 21,640 -13.5
North Dakota 543 567 421 27,743 26,206 5.9 29,176 27,106 7.6
Ohio 508 496 427 23,703 24,208 -2.1 24,659 25,200 -2.1
Oklahoma 18 18 22 919 1,086 -15.4 969 1,129 -14.2
Pennsylvania Total 1,062 1,037 1,091 55,964 52,748 6.1 58,406 55,170 5.9
  Anthracite 42 41 39 1,876 2,057 -8.8 1,964 2,146 -8.5
  Bituminous 1,020 996 1,052 54,088 50,691 6.7 56,442 53,023 6.4
Tennessee 16 16 19 754 1,055 -28.6 797 1,096 -27.3
Texas 813 850 639 40,490 40,511 -0.1 42,455 42,476 *
Utah 276 298 262 18,323 15,748 16.3 18,962 16,515 14.8
Virginia 322 314 331 15,574 16,320 -4.6 16,315 16,983 -3.9
West Virginia Total 2,183 2,132 2,026 108,197 108,192 * 112,761 112,908 -0.1
  Northern 825 805 818 43,827 40,590 8.0 45,693 42,360 7.9
  Southern 1,358 1,326 1,208 64,370 67,602 -4.8 67,068 70,548 -4.9
Wyoming 8,162 8,310 7,368 371,521 369,241 0.6 389,330 386,318 0.8
Appalachian Total 5,232 5,108 5,005 259,159 260,161 -0.4 270,378 271,481 -0.4
Interior Total 3,681 3,654 3,246 178,029 174,747 1.9 185,878 182,196 2.0
Western Total 10,894 10,848 9,825 507,403 504,179 0.6 531,734 526,288 1.0
East of Miss. River 8,011 7,826 7,555 393,496 390,110 0.9 410,472 406,676 0.9
West of Miss. River 11,797 11,785 10,520 551,096 548,977 0.4 577,518 573,289 0.7
Bituminous and Lignite 19,765 19,569 18,036 942,716 937,029 0.6 986,026 977,819 0.8
Anthracite 42 41 39 1,876 2,057 -8.8 1,964 2,146 -8.5
U.S. Total 19,808 19,611 18,075 944,591 939,087 0.6 987,990 979,965 0.8
Railroad Cars Loaded 123,534 122,678 114,948 5,798,574 5,763,181 0.6 6,012,586 5,972,423 0.7
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."