Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/12
Report Released: March 26, 2015
Next Release Date: April 2, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
3/21/2015
(week 12)
3/14/2015
(week 11)
3/22/2014
(week 12)
3/21/2015 3/21/2014 Percent Change 3/21/2015 3/22/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 293 298 358 3,398 3,926 -13.5 16,398 18,589 -11.8
Alaska 29 29 33 333 361 -7.8 1,513 1,632 -7.3
Arizona 143 146 159 1,661 1,743 -4.7 7,732 7,700 0.4
Arkansas 2 2 1 24 15 55.7 98 70 40.0
Colorado 452 460 425 5,236 4,668 12.2 25,294 23,681 6.8
Illinois 1,047 1,066 1,141 12,141 12,530 -3.1 55,440 52,143 6.3
Indiana 723 736 795 8,383 8,733 -4.0 39,383 39,336 0.1
Kansas s s 1 5 6 -18.3 22 24 -8.3
Kentucky Total 1,418 1,444 1,574 16,447 17,285 -4.8 77,507 79,214 -2.2
Eastern (KY) 675 687 726 7,831 7,976 -1.8 37,832 38,453 -1.6
Western (KY) 743 756 848 8,616 9,310 -7.5 39,675 40,762 -2.7
Louisiana 13 13 10 150 106 40.9 1,873 2,112 -11.3
Maryland 32 32 38 369 419 -11.9 1,796 1,847 -2.8
Mississippi 77 78 79 888 872 1.9 4,209 3,736 12.7
Missouri 6 7 5 75 56 32.9 412 375 9.9
Montana 750 763 719 8,693 7,897 10.1 43,784 41,744 4.9
New Mexico 397 404 465 4,600 5,101 -9.8 21,515 22,214 -3.1
North Dakota 579 589 646 6,716 7,095 -5.3 29,215 28,085 4.0
Ohio 389 396 447 4,514 4,911 -8.1 22,099 23,960 -7.8
Oklahoma 17 17 20 196 223 -12.2 936 1,104 -15.2
Pennsylvania Total 1,224 1,245 1,254 14,190 13,766 3.1 61,965 55,587 11.5
Anthracite (PA) 31 32 36 361 400 -9.7 1,841 2,053 -10.3
Bituminous (PA) 1,193 1,214 1,217 13,828 13,366 3.5 60,124 53,534 12.3
Tennessee 12 12 16 141 171 -17.4 761 979 -22.3
Texas 776 790 829 9,003 9,098 -1.0 43,444 43,217 0.5
Utah 339 345 353 3,936 3,872 1.7 17,810 16,959 5.0
Virginia 288 293 332 3,340 3,646 -8.4 15,625 16,809 -7.0
West Virginia Total 2,063 2,100 2,266 23,926 24,879 -3.8 111,156 111,844 -0.6
Northern (WV) 968 985 1,005 11,226 11,037 1.7 48,603 44,162 10.1
Southern (WV) 1,095 1,115 1,261 12,700 13,842 -8.3 62,554 67,682 -7.6
Wyoming 7,114 7,241 7,786 82,496 85,501 -3.5 388,088 387,771 0.1
Appalachian Total 4,977 5,065 5,436 57,709 59,694 -3.3 267,633 268,067 -0.2
Interior Total 3,405 3,465 3,729 39,479 40,949 -3.6 185,493 182,878 1.4
Western Total 9,803 9,977 10,586 113,671 116,238 -2.2 534,952 529,787 1.0
East of Mississippi River 7,566 7,701 8,300 87,737 91,139 -3.7 406,340 404,043 0.6
West of Mississippi River 10,618 10,806 11,451 123,122 125,742 -2.1 581,737 576,689 0.9
Bituminous and Lignite 18,153 18,475 19,715 210,498 216,481 -2.8 986,237 978,679 0.8
Anthracite 31 32 36 361 400 -9.7 1,841 2,053 -10.3
U.S. Total 18,184 18,507 19,751 210,860 216,881 -2.8 988,077 980,732 0.7
Railroad Cars Loaded 105,987 107,846 113,414 1,223,587 1,246,912 -1.9 5,802,301 5,753,915 0.8

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.
- - 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 and Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Form 7000-2, "Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report."