Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/20
Report Released: May 21, 2015
Next Release Date: May 28, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
5/16/2015
(week 20)
5/9/2015
(week 19)
5/17/2014
(week 20)
5/16/2015 5/16/2014 Percent Change 5/16/2015 5/17/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 230 230 279 5,405 6,325 -14.5 15,511 18,067 -14.1
Alaska 23 23 30 534 613 -12.8 1,419 1,618 -12.3
Arizona 129 129 140 2,757 2,917 -5.5 7,872 7,569 4.0
Arkansas 2 2 2 38 29 30.0 102 83 22.9
Colorado 400 400 495 8,644 8,625 0.2 23,962 24,251 -1.2
Illinois 982 982 1,035 20,452 21,160 -3.3 57,182 52,457 9.0
Indiana 617 617 734 13,681 14,830 -7.7 38,025 39,617 -4.0
Kansas s s s 8 9 -4.8 66 24 175.0
Kentucky Total 1,234 1,235 1,511 27,013 29,754 -9.2 74,613 78,962 -5.5
Eastern (KY) 613 613 780 13,040 14,285 -8.7 36,242 38,357 -5.5
Western (KY) 621 621 732 13,973 15,469 -9.7 38,371 40,605 -5.5
Louisiana 34 34 23 404 277 45.7 2,729 1,869 46.0
Maryland 31 31 38 632 732 -13.6 1,733 1,829 -5.2
Mississippi 62 62 72 1,427 1,473 -3.1 3,682 3,893 -5.4
Missouri 6 6 8 128 120 6.4 369 378 -2.4
Montana 717 717 835 14,735 14,569 1.1 44,620 42,198 5.7
New Mexico 359 359 443 7,653 8,759 -12.6 20,800 22,098 -5.9
North Dakota 466 466 513 10,762 11,489 -6.3 28,363 28,649 -1.0
Ohio 353 353 479 7,516 8,792 -14.5 20,920 23,568 -11.2
Oklahoma 13 13 18 308 373 -17.5 844 1,073 -21.3
Pennsylvania Total 1,088 1,088 1,188 23,466 23,590 -0.5 61,599 57,268 7.6
Anthracite (PA) 28 28 33 603 675 -10.6 1,878 1,980 -5.2
Bituminous (PA) 1,059 1,059 1,155 22,863 22,915 -0.2 59,721 55,289 8.0
Tennessee 11 11 14 235 286 -18.0 786 922 -14.8
Texas 685 685 781 14,850 15,565 -4.6 42,838 43,522 -1.6
Utah 300 300 349 6,498 6,734 -3.5 17,626 17,134 2.9
Virginia 232 232 300 5,353 6,149 -13.0 14,592 16,621 -12.2
West Virginia Total 1,834 1,834 2,218 39,561 43,115 -8.2 108,056 111,640 -3.2
Northern (WV) 848 848 922 18,473 18,710 -1.3 48,610 44,959 8.1
Southern (WV) 986 986 1,296 21,089 24,405 -13.6 59,447 66,681 -10.8
Wyoming 6,220 6,220 7,181 135,721 145,188 -6.5 385,220 391,095 -1.5
Appalachian Total 4,392 4,392 5,296 95,208 103,274 -7.8 259,439 268,273 -3.3
Interior Total 3,023 3,023 3,405 65,268 69,305 -5.8 184,208 183,522 0.4
Western Total 8,614 8,615 9,987 187,305 198,893 -5.8 529,883 534,612 -0.9
East of Mississippi River 6,674 6,675 7,869 144,741 156,206 -7.3 396,698 404,845 -2.0
West of Mississippi River 9,354 9,355 10,820 203,040 215,266 -5.7 576,831 581,562 -0.8
Bituminous and Lignite 16,000 16,001 18,655 347,178 370,798 -6.4 971,652 984,428 -1.3
Anthracite 28 28 33 603 675 -10.6 1,878 1,980 -5.2
U.S. Total 16,028 16,029 18,688 347,781 371,473 -6.4 973,530 986,407 -1.3
Railroad Cars Loaded 93,664 93,691 110,609 2,024,797 2,156,884 -6.1 5,693,902 5,798,477 -1.8

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."