Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/46
Report Released: November 20, 2014
Next Release Date: December 01, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

11/15/2014 11/8/2014 11/16/2013 11/15/2014 11/15/2013 Percent Change 11/15/2014 11/16/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 357 347 349 15,188 16,329 -7.0 17,375 18,346 -5.3
Alaska 39 38 31 1,575 1,356 16.2 1,769 1,618 9.3
Arizona 143 139 138 6,645 6,745 -1.5 7,503 7,556 -0.7
Arkansas 2 2 2 75 45 69.1 89 62 43.8
Colorado 408 393 468 20,636 20,769 -0.6 24,054 23,744 1.3
Illinois 1,060 1,032 935 48,756 46,334 5.2 54,640 51,737 5.6
Indiana 768 747 739 34,733 34,422 0.9 39,389 38,595 2.1
Kansas s s s 16 19 -18.5 19 22 -14.1
Kentucky Total 1,590 1,546 1,471 70,881 71,252 -0.5 80,144 81,006 -1.1
  Eastern 735 715 711 33,813 35,211 -4.0 38,272 40,086 -4.5
  Western 855 832 761 37,068 36,041 2.9 41,872 40,920 2.3
Louisiana 61 59 22 1,626 2,643 -38.5 1,766 3,171 -44.3
Maryland 28 27 27 1,531 1,758 -12.9 1,698 1,996 -14.9
Mississippi 57 25 90 2,966 3,216 -7.8 3,316 3,552 -6.6
Missouri 6 6 9 294 359 -18.1 349 401 -13.1
Montana 815 851 1,007 37,300 36,788 1.4 42,623 41,729 2.1
New Mexico 276 226 250 16,846 19,919 -15.4 18,891 22,253 -15.1
North Dakota 575 563 489 25,582 24,158 5.9 29,063 27,105 7.2
Ohio 498 485 418 21,728 22,539 -3.6 24,353 25,357 -4.0
Oklahoma 18 18 22 847 998 -15.1 985 1,129 -12.8
Pennsylvania Total 1,042 1,014 1,066 51,834 48,486 6.9 58,538 55,416 5.6
  Anthracite 42 41 38 1,711 1,904 -10.2 1,952 2,159 -9.6
  Bituminous 1,001 974 1,028 50,124 46,582 7.6 56,586 53,257 6.3
Tennessee 16 16 19 691 981 -29.6 808 1,098 -26.4
Texas 861 844 741 37,251 37,389 -0.4 42,325 43,083 -1.8
Utah 361 319 405 17,005 14,640 16.2 18,749 16,710 12.2
Virginia 316 307 324 14,322 15,027 -4.7 16,356 16,905 -3.2
West Virginia Total 2,143 2,084 1,981 99,708 100,275 -0.6 112,190 113,642 -1.3
  Northern 809 787 800 40,620 37,392 8.6 45,684 42,393 7.8
  Southern 1,333 1,297 1,181 59,088 62,883 -6.0 66,506 71,249 -6.7
Wyoming 7,420 7,795 7,694 339,579 339,972 -0.1 386,615 389,139 -0.6
Appalachian Total 5,135 4,995 4,892 238,814 240,607 -0.7 269,590 272,847 -1.2
Interior Total 3,689 3,564 3,322 163,633 161,466 1.3 184,749 182,672 1.1
Western Total 10,037 10,323 10,480 465,168 464,346 0.2 529,268 529,855 -0.1
East of Miss. River 7,875 7,631 7,417 362,338 360,619 0.5 408,807 407,651 0.3
West of Miss. River 10,985 11,252 11,277 505,277 505,799 -0.1 574,800 577,723 -0.5
Bituminous and Lignite 18,818 18,842 18,656 865,904 864,514 0.2 981,655 983,215 -0.2
Anthracite 42 41 38 1,711 1,904 -10.2 1,952 2,159 -9.6
U.S. Total 18,860 18,883 18,694 867,615 866,418 0.1 983,607 985,373 -0.2
Railroad Cars Loaded 115,790 116,623 117,549 5,321,198 5,311,197 0.2 5,987,194 6,011,679 -0.4
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."