Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/16
Report Released: April 24, 2014
Next Release Date: May 01, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

4/19/2014 4/12/2014 4/20/2013 4/19/2014 4/19/2013 Percent Change 4/19/2014 4/20/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 372 396 360 5,621 5,493 2.3 18,546 18,691 -0.8
Alaska 39 42 34 548 404 35.7 1,694 1,780 -4.8
Arizona 138 147 169 2,046 2,335 -12.4 7,314 7,194 1.7
Arkansas 2 2 s 30 4 NM 84 78 7.8
Colorado 460 475 374 7,218 6,913 4.4 24,054 26,943 -10.7
Illinois 994 1,058 1,045 14,898 17,082 -12.8 50,029 50,969 -1.8
Indiana 779 829 736 11,848 11,597 2.2 39,172 36,544 7.2
Kansas s s s 8 6 39.7 24 18 37.2
Kentucky Total 1,667 1,775 1,603 25,983 25,376 2.4 80,664 84,501 -4.5
  Eastern 778 828 807 12,387 12,594 -1.6 38,986 43,454 -10.3
  Western 889 946 796 13,596 12,782 6.4 41,678 41,047 1.5
Louisiana 68 73 52 1,103 1,029 7.2 2,904 4,136 -29.8
Maryland 26 27 37 448 659 -32.1 1,590 2,271 -30.0
Mississippi 52 37 78 811 971 -16.5 3,407 3,075 10.8
Missouri 9 9 8 119 128 -7.3 404 411 -1.5
Montana 850 850 651 11,186 11,313 -1.1 42,026 36,808 14.2
New Mexico 317 254 223 6,969 6,433 8.3 22,500 22,968 -2.0
North Dakota 493 490 497 8,389 8,863 -5.3 27,165 27,662 -1.8
Ohio 537 571 570 8,744 8,677 0.8 25,821 26,706 -3.3
Oklahoma 20 21 22 288 349 -17.6 1,055 1,061 -0.6
Pennsylvania Total 1,038 1,104 1,015 16,496 17,774 -7.2 53,832 55,111 -2.3
  Anthracite 44 47 44 673 617 9.1 2,142 2,263 -5.3
  Bituminous 993 1,058 970 15,823 17,158 -7.8 51,690 52,849 -2.2
Tennessee 18 19 26 295 439 -32.7 1,128 1,198 -5.9
Texas 794 790 822 11,917 11,830 0.7 42,539 43,774 -2.8
Utah 299 319 443 4,323 5,029 -14.0 15,851 16,534 -4.1
Virginia 329 350 337 4,977 5,323 -6.5 16,723 17,939 -6.8
West Virginia Total 2,350 2,501 2,362 35,603 35,782 -0.5 112,654 116,327 -3.2
  Northern 878 935 880 12,951 13,001 -0.4 42,393 40,854 3.8
  Southern 1,472 1,566 1,482 22,652 22,781 -0.6 70,261 75,473 -6.9
Wyoming 7,381 6,794 6,717 114,882 113,353 1.3 389,013 390,471 -0.4
Appalachian Total 5,447 5,798 5,513 84,571 86,741 -2.5 269,279 281,697 -4.4
Interior Total 3,607 3,767 3,560 54,617 55,778 -2.1 181,296 181,113 0.1
Western Total 9,978 9,371 9,109 155,560 154,643 0.6 529,617 530,358 -0.1
East of Miss. River 8,160 8,669 8,169 125,724 129,173 -2.7 403,565 413,333 -2.4
West of Miss. River 10,872 10,267 10,013 169,024 167,990 0.6 576,627 579,836 -0.6
Bituminous and Lignite 18,989 18,890 18,138 294,075 296,546 -0.8 978,050 990,906 -1.3
Anthracite 44 47 44 673 617 9.1 2,142 2,263 -5.3
U.S. Total 19,033 18,937 18,182 294,748 297,162 -0.8 980,192 993,169 -1.3
Railroad Cars Loaded 117,964 119,445 110,678 1,829,757 1,818,274 0.6 5,988,676 6,104,424 -1.9
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."