Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/32
Report Released: August 14, 2014
Next Release Date: August 21, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

8/9/2014 8/2/2014 8/10/2013 8/9/2014 8/9/2013 Percent Change 8/9/2014 8/10/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 368 360 370 11,356 11,179 1.6 18,594 18,137 2.5
Alaska 40 39 31 1,147 919 24.8 1,778 1,697 4.8
Arizona 147 144 138 4,600 4,802 -4.2 7,401 7,401 *
Arkansas 2 2 2 55 16 NM 97 69 41.5
Colorado 478 422 488 13,378 13,904 -3.8 23,212 25,078 -7.4
Illinois 1,094 1,070 964 33,267 32,970 0.9 52,513 51,331 2.3
Indiana 793 775 797 24,469 23,451 4.3 39,937 37,222 7.3
Kansas s s 1 13 13 7.0 23 19 20.3
Kentucky Total 1,640 1,605 1,522 50,534 49,980 1.1 80,613 82,016 -1.7
  Eastern 758 741 736 23,484 24,805 -5.3 37,873 41,104 -7.9
  Western 882 863 786 27,050 25,175 7.4 42,740 40,912 4.5
Louisiana 63 61 75 1,357 1,967 -31.0 2,217 3,498 -36.6
Maryland 29 28 34 924 1,221 -24.3 1,505 2,096 -28.2
Mississippi 26 69 79 2,048 1,998 2.5 3,616 3,185 13.5
Missouri 6 6 7 213 246 -13.4 381 395 -3.6
Montana 780 939 928 25,258 24,658 2.4 42,720 39,545 8.0
New Mexico 326 226 427 8,518 14,483 -41.2 15,995 23,815 -32.8
North Dakota 558 546 535 17,601 16,563 6.3 28,677 27,302 5.0
Ohio 514 503 458 14,507 16,959 -14.5 23,305 26,502 -12.1
Oklahoma 19 18 20 619 686 -9.7 1,050 1,090 -3.6
Pennsylvania Total 1,076 1,052 1,027 35,130 33,707 4.2 56,533 54,644 3.5
  Anthracite 43 42 41 1,269 1,287 -1.4 2,067 2,168 -4.7
  Bituminous 1,033 1,010 987 33,861 32,420 4.4 54,466 52,476 3.8
Tennessee 16 16 24 518 832 -37.8 957 1,242 -23.0
Texas 896 878 959 25,458 24,909 2.2 42,983 43,924 -2.1
Utah 446 383 227 12,158 10,165 19.6 18,556 16,743 10.8
Virginia 326 319 315 10,197 10,470 -2.6 16,797 16,939 -0.8
West Virginia Total 2,211 2,163 2,125 71,210 71,363 -0.2 112,688 115,454 -2.4
  Northern 835 817 787 28,720 26,233 9.5 44,933 42,117 6.7
  Southern 1,376 1,346 1,338 42,490 45,130 -5.9 67,755 73,337 -7.6
Wyoming 7,319 7,841 8,061 231,381 233,533 -0.9 385,159 393,952 -2.2
Appalachian Total 5,298 5,183 5,090 167,327 170,536 -1.9 268,253 276,118 -2.8
Interior Total 3,781 3,744 3,690 114,548 111,430 2.8 185,556 181,644 2.2
Western Total 10,095 10,540 10,835 314,042 319,028 -1.6 523,498 535,533 -2.2
East of Miss. River 8,094 7,961 7,717 254,160 254,130 * 407,058 408,767 -0.4
West of Miss. River 11,081 11,506 11,898 341,756 346,864 -1.5 570,249 584,528 -2.4
Bituminous and Lignite 19,131 19,425 19,574 594,648 599,707 -0.8 975,240 991,127 -1.6
Anthracite 43 42 41 1,269 1,287 -1.4 2,067 2,168 -4.7
U.S. Total 19,174 19,467 19,615 595,917 600,994 -0.8 977,307 993,295 -1.6
Railroad Cars Loaded 117,998 120,567 121,355 3,676,233 3,656,557 0.5 5,996,869 6,060,769 -1.1
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."