Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/38
Report Released: September 25, 2014
Next Release Date: October 02, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

9/20/2014 9/13/2014 9/21/2013 9/20/2014 9/20/2013 Percent Change 9/20/2014 9/21/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 364 381 370 13,543 13,423 0.9 18,537 18,085 2.5
Alaska 40 41 31 1,385 1,107 25.1 1,828 1,697 7.7
Arizona 145 153 138 5,475 5,640 -2.9 7,437 7,501 -0.9
Arkansas 2 2 2 66 28 NM 97 67 44.5
Colorado 478 450 394 16,217 16,719 -3.0 23,245 24,334 -4.5
Illinois 1,080 1,132 963 39,761 38,811 2.4 53,166 51,182 3.9
Indiana 782 820 796 29,174 28,277 3.2 39,816 37,801 5.3
Kansas s s 1 15 16 -5.6 21 21 2.3
Kentucky Total 1,619 1,697 1,520 60,270 59,200 1.8 81,129 81,444 -0.4
  Eastern 748 784 735 27,983 29,262 -4.4 37,914 40,444 -6.3
  Western 871 913 785 32,287 29,937 7.8 43,215 41,000 5.4
Louisiana 62 65 75 1,728 2,419 -28.6 2,137 3,520 -39.3
Maryland 29 30 34 1,096 1,429 -23.3 1,469 1,985 -26.0
Mississippi 70 97 138 2,532 2,527 0.2 3,565 3,319 7.4
Missouri 6 7 7 250 291 -13.9 373 389 -4.2
Montana 957 851 982 30,664 30,001 2.2 42,777 40,314 6.1
New Mexico 276 226 85 10,149 16,879 -39.9 15,237 23,121 -34.1
North Dakota 495 417 525 20,611 19,791 4.1 28,459 27,081 5.1
Ohio 507 532 457 17,560 19,734 -11.0 23,583 26,207 -10.0
Oklahoma 18 19 20 730 808 -9.6 1,039 1,107 -6.2
Pennsylvania Total 1,061 1,113 1,026 41,514 39,929 4.0 56,695 55,500 2.2
  Anthracite 42 45 41 1,524 1,533 -0.6 2,076 2,121 -2.1
  Bituminous 1,019 1,068 985 39,990 38,396 4.2 54,619 53,379 2.3
Tennessee 16 17 24 616 978 -37.0 909 1,251 -27.3
Texas 647 670 940 30,146 30,663 -1.7 41,920 44,119 -5.0
Utah 340 276 217 14,518 11,984 21.1 19,097 16,611 15.0
Virginia 322 337 315 12,133 12,380 -2.0 16,822 16,707 0.7
West Virginia Total 2,182 2,287 2,122 84,332 84,235 0.1 112,938 114,750 -1.6
  Northern 824 864 786 33,677 31,003 8.6 45,120 42,320 6.6
  Southern 1,357 1,423 1,336 50,655 53,233 -4.8 67,818 72,431 -6.4
Wyoming 7,336 7,558 7,608 276,818 282,747 -2.1 381,440 393,656 -3.1
Appalachian Total 5,228 5,481 5,083 198,776 201,371 -1.3 268,868 274,929 -2.2
Interior Total 3,537 3,724 3,726 136,690 133,776 2.2 185,349 182,524 1.5
Western Total 10,067 9,971 9,981 375,836 384,868 -2.3 519,520 534,314 -2.8
East of Miss. River 8,031 8,442 7,765 302,530 300,922 0.5 408,630 408,231 0.1
West of Miss. River 10,802 10,734 11,026 408,772 419,093 -2.5 565,107 583,536 -3.2
Bituminous and Lignite 18,790 19,132 18,750 709,778 718,482 -1.2 971,661 989,646 -1.8
Anthracite 42 45 41 1,524 1,533 -0.6 2,076 2,121 -2.1
U.S. Total 18,833 19,176 18,790 711,303 720,015 -1.2 973,737 991,767 -1.8
Railroad Cars Loaded 117,837 117,869 118,675 4,387,505 4,398,129 -0.2 5,966,569 6,046,603 -1.3
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."