Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/41
Report Released: October 16, 2014
Next Release Date: October 23, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

10/11/2014 10/4/2014 10/12/2013 10/11/2014 10/11/2013 Percent Change 10/11/2014 10/12/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 354 350 340 13,448 14,595 -7.9 17,370 18,235 -4.7
Alaska 38 38 30 1,386 1,201 15.4 1,735 1,676 3.5
Arizona 142 140 134 5,949 6,060 -1.8 7,491 7,536 -0.6
Arkansas 2 2 2 67 34 98.0 92 65 40.4
Colorado 492 464 525 18,556 18,460 0.5 24,277 24,371 -0.4
Illinois 1,051 1,038 911 43,591 41,683 4.6 54,126 51,362 5.4
Indiana 762 752 721 30,991 30,742 0.8 39,327 38,246 2.8
Kansas s s s 15 17 -15.9 19 21 -8.7
Kentucky Total 1,576 1,556 1,435 63,138 63,930 -1.2 79,724 81,475 -2.1
  Eastern 728 719 693 30,235 31,675 -4.5 38,231 40,465 -5.5
  Western 848 837 742 32,903 32,254 2.0 41,494 41,011 1.2
Louisiana 60 59 22 1,330 2,533 -47.5 1,581 3,458 -54.3
Maryland 28 27 26 1,394 1,626 -14.2 1,694 2,054 -17.5
Mississippi 56 32 40 2,868 2,788 2.9 3,652 3,436 6.3
Missouri 6 6 9 264 316 -16.2 363 392 -7.5
Montana 957 939 855 33,171 32,494 2.1 42,805 40,896 4.7
New Mexico 276 351 344 15,492 18,164 -14.7 19,289 22,891 -15.7
North Dakota 616 524 543 22,776 21,463 6.1 28,951 27,070 7.0
Ohio 494 488 407 19,300 20,461 -5.7 24,004 25,532 -6.0
Oklahoma 18 18 21 759 889 -14.6 1,006 1,128 -10.8
Pennsylvania Total 1,033 1,021 1,040 46,756 43,180 8.3 58,766 55,672 5.6
  Anthracite 41 41 37 1,507 1,713 -12.0 1,939 2,172 -10.7
  Bituminous 992 980 1,002 45,249 41,467 9.1 56,827 53,500 6.2
Tennessee 16 16 18 613 888 -31.0 823 1,100 -25.2
Texas 888 795 824 33,046 33,290 -0.7 42,208 43,820 -3.7
Utah 383 383 317 15,070 12,709 18.6 18,747 16,571 13.1
Virginia 313 309 315 12,783 13,417 -4.7 16,427 16,795 -2.2
West Virginia Total 2,124 2,098 1,932 89,271 90,418 -1.3 111,611 114,460 -2.5
  Northern 802 792 780 36,677 33,412 9.8 45,722 42,399 7.8
  Southern 1,322 1,305 1,151 52,594 57,006 -7.7 65,889 72,061 -8.6
Wyoming 7,550 7,159 7,166 300,809 302,600 -0.6 385,284 390,703 -1.4
Appalachian Total 5,090 5,027 4,771 213,801 216,260 -1.1 268,926 274,312 -2.0
Interior Total 3,691 3,539 3,292 145,833 144,546 0.9 183,866 182,939 0.5
Western Total 10,453 9,998 9,915 413,208 413,152 * 528,581 531,714 -0.6
East of Miss. River 7,807 7,687 7,185 324,154 323,728 0.1 407,525 408,366 -0.2
West of Miss. River 11,427 10,878 10,793 448,688 450,231 -0.3 573,849 580,598 -1.2
Bituminous and Lignite 19,193 18,523 17,940 771,334 772,245 -0.1 979,434 986,793 -0.7
Anthracite 41 41 37 1,507 1,713 -12.0 1,939 2,172 -10.7
U.S. Total 19,234 18,564 17,978 772,842 773,958 -0.1 981,373 988,965 -0.8
Railroad Cars Loaded 116,808 111,807 111,576 4,738,651 4,731,788 0.1 5,984,056 6,028,198 -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."