Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/37
Report Released: September 18, 2014
Next Release Date: September 25, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

9/13/2014 9/6/2014 9/14/2013 9/13/2014 9/13/2013 Percent Change 9/13/2014 9/14/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 381 353 378 13,180 13,053 1.0 18,544 18,097 2.5
Alaska 41 38 32 1,345 1,076 25.0 1,820 1,698 7.2
Arizona 153 141 141 5,330 5,502 -3.1 7,430 7,487 -0.8
Arkansas 2 2 2 64 26 NM 97 67 43.9
Colorado 450 492 443 15,739 16,320 -3.6 23,161 24,444 -5.3
Illinois 1,132 1,049 985 38,682 37,847 2.2 53,049 51,217 3.6
Indiana 820 760 814 28,392 27,481 3.3 39,829 37,713 5.6
Kansas s s 1 15 15 -3.9 22 21 5.0
Kentucky Total 1,697 1,573 1,554 58,651 57,679 1.7 81,030 81,555 -0.6
  Eastern 784 727 751 27,235 28,527 -4.5 37,901 40,562 -6.6
  Western 913 846 803 31,416 29,152 7.8 43,129 40,993 5.2
Louisiana 65 60 76 1,667 2,344 -28.9 2,149 3,507 -38.7
Maryland 30 28 35 1,067 1,395 -23.5 1,475 2,004 -26.4
Mississippi 97 59 65 2,462 2,396 2.7 3,634 3,273 11.0
Missouri 7 6 8 244 284 -13.9 374 390 -4.1
Montana 851 1,046 928 29,707 29,025 2.4 42,803 39,925 7.2
New Mexico 226 276 512 9,873 16,785 -41.2 15,047 23,557 -36.1
North Dakota 417 527 536 20,116 19,267 4.4 28,488 27,117 5.1
Ohio 532 493 468 17,052 19,276 -11.5 23,533 26,261 -10.4
Oklahoma 19 18 21 712 788 -9.7 1,040 1,104 -5.8
Pennsylvania Total 1,113 1,031 1,049 40,453 38,903 4.0 56,659 55,368 2.3
  Anthracite 45 41 41 1,482 1,493 -0.7 2,074 2,129 -2.6
  Bituminous 1,068 990 1,008 38,971 37,411 4.2 54,585 53,239 2.5
Tennessee 17 16 25 599 954 -37.2 917 1,249 -26.6
Texas 670 847 959 29,499 29,720 -0.7 42,214 44,087 -4.2
Utah 276 404 275 14,178 11,766 20.5 18,974 16,608 14.2
Virginia 337 313 322 11,811 12,065 -2.1 16,815 16,749 0.4
West Virginia Total 2,287 2,120 2,170 82,151 82,112 * 112,878 114,890 -1.8
  Northern 864 801 804 32,853 30,216 8.7 45,082 42,294 6.6
  Southern 1,423 1,319 1,366 49,297 51,896 -5.0 67,796 72,595 -6.6
Wyoming 7,558 7,501 7,980 269,482 275,091 -2.0 381,712 393,987 -3.1
Appalachian Total 5,481 5,080 5,198 193,548 196,285 -1.4 268,723 275,180 -2.3
Interior Total 3,724 3,647 3,732 133,152 130,052 2.4 185,538 182,372 1.7
Western Total 9,971 10,425 10,846 365,769 374,831 -2.4 519,434 534,823 -2.9
East of Miss. River 8,442 7,794 7,865 294,500 293,160 0.5 408,364 408,376 *
West of Miss. River 10,734 11,358 11,912 397,970 408,008 -2.5 565,331 583,999 -3.2
Bituminous and Lignite 19,132 19,111 19,735 690,988 699,676 -1.2 971,620 990,245 -1.9
Anthracite 45 41 41 1,482 1,493 -0.7 2,074 2,129 -2.6
U.S. Total 19,176 19,153 19,777 692,470 701,168 -1.2 973,695 992,374 -1.9
Railroad Cars Loaded 117,869 115,434 122,739 4,269,668 4,279,454 -0.2 5,967,407 6,051,691 -1.4
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."