Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/30
Report Released: July 30, 2015
Next Release Date: August 6, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
7/25/2015
(week 30)
7/18/2015
(week 29)
7/26/2014
(week 30)
7/25/2015 7/25/2014 Percent Change 7/25/2015 7/26/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 266 257 338 7,949 9,247 -14.0 15,116 17,317 -12.7
Alaska 22 22 29 645 905 -28.7 1,238 1,585 -21.9
Arizona 152 146 169 3,955 4,385 -9.8 7,599 7,488 1.5
Arkansas 2 2 1 49 45 8.2 98 91 7.7
Colorado 432 417 513 11,959 13,528 -11.6 22,372 24,724 -9.5
Illinois 1,171 1,130 1,158 33,644 31,697 6.1 59,822 53,010 12.9
Indiana 675 651 765 19,824 22,111 -10.3 36,884 39,381 -6.3
Kansas 1 1 s 63 12 NM 118 23 NM
Kentucky Total 1,306 1,261 1,549 37,417 44,611 -16.1 70,041 78,237 -10.5
Eastern (KY) 639 617 760 17,870 21,809 -18.1 33,453 38,093 -12.2
Western (KY) 667 644 789 19,547 22,802 -14.3 36,587 40,143 -8.9
Louisiana 79 76 83 1,467 707 107.4 3,354 1,724 94.5
Maryland 35 34 39 1,088 1,121 -3.0 1,820 1,822 -0.1
Mississippi 60 58 84 1,801 2,218 -18.8 3,309 3,965 -16.5
Missouri 7 6 10 145 206 -29.3 301 390 -22.8
Montana 904 872 926 23,377 23,042 1.5 44,776 42,466 5.4
New Mexico 352 340 429 9,771 13,043 -25.1 18,635 21,712 -14.2
North Dakota 485 468 539 15,148 16,594 -8.7 27,641 28,882 -4.3
Ohio 367 355 424 11,001 13,293 -17.2 19,911 23,020 -13.5
Oklahoma 13 13 17 414 537 -23.0 779 1,018 -23.5
Pennsylvania Total 1,106 1,068 1,196 31,698 35,231 -10.0 58,175 58,881 -1.2
Anthracite (PA) 37 36 43 970 1,029 -5.7 1,889 1,913 -1.3
Bituminous (PA) 1,069 1,032 1,153 30,728 34,202 -10.2 56,287 56,969 -1.2
Tennessee 15 14 17 395 433 -8.7 799 864 -7.5
Texas 760 734 941 19,501 23,746 -17.9 39,286 43,369 -9.4
Utah 314 304 350 8,596 10,148 -15.3 16,309 17,314 -5.8
Virginia 243 235 290 7,548 9,049 -16.6 13,875 16,247 -14.6
West Virginia Total 1,975 1,906 2,204 57,943 64,816 -10.6 104,877 110,934 -5.5
Northern (WV) 926 894 942 27,475 27,796 -1.2 48,523 45,718 6.1
Southern (WV) 1,049 1,012 1,262 30,469 37,020 -17.7 56,354 65,216 -13.6
Wyoming 7,079 6,833 7,846 205,026 217,667 -5.8 381,959 389,972 -2.1
Appalachian Total 4,646 4,484 5,268 135,493 154,999 -12.6 248,028 267,179 -7.2
Interior Total 3,435 3,315 3,848 96,455 104,081 -7.3 180,536 183,115 -1.4
Western Total 9,741 9,401 10,801 278,477 299,313 -7.0 520,529 534,141 -2.5
East of Mississippi River 7,219 6,968 8,064 210,310 233,827 -10.1 384,629 403,678 -4.7
West of Mississippi River 10,602 10,233 11,854 300,115 324,566 -7.5 564,464 580,757 -2.8
Bituminous and Lignite 17,785 17,165 19,875 509,455 557,364 -8.6 947,205 982,523 -3.6
Anthracite 37 36 43 970 1,029 -5.7 1,889 1,913 -1.3
U.S. Total 17,822 17,201 19,918 510,425 558,393 -8.6 949,094 984,435 -3.6
Railroad Cars Loaded 103,588 99,975 115,914 2,952,224 3,259,199 -9.4 5,518,312 5,792,259 -4.7

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.
- - 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."