Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/26
Report Released: July 2, 2015
Next Release Date: July 9, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region & State
(thousand short tons)
6/27/2015
(week 26)
6/20/2015
(week 25)
6/28/2014
(week 26)
6/27/2015 6/27/2014 Percent Change 6/27/2015 6/28/2014 Percent Change
Alabama 223 234 282 6,746 8,004 -15.7 15,173 17,492 -13.3
Alaska 23 24 31 669 795 -15.8 1,372 1,594 -13.9
Arizona 125 131 142 3,507 3,761 -6.7 7,779 7,392 5.2
Arkansas 2 2 2 47 40 19.0 101 93 8.6
Colorado 387 406 500 10,975 11,605 -5.4 23,312 24,651 -5.4
Illinois 951 997 1,045 26,174 27,388 -4.4 56,675 52,369 8.2
Indiana 597 627 741 17,275 19,244 -10.2 37,205 39,584 -6.0
Kansas s s s 11 11 1.6 66 23 187.0
Kentucky Total 1,196 1,254 1,526 34,207 38,847 -11.9 72,712 78,318 -7.2
Eastern (KY) 594 623 787 16,612 18,976 -12.5 35,123 38,120 -7.9
Western (KY) 602 631 739 17,594 19,871 -11.5 37,589 40,198 -6.5
Louisiana 33 34 23 600 417 43.9 2,785 1,708 63.1
Maryland 30 32 39 815 962 -15.3 1,686 1,807 -6.7
Mississippi 60 63 73 1,791 1,907 -6.1 3,611 3,994 -9.6
Missouri 6 6 8 165 170 -3.3 356 382 -6.8
Montana 694 728 843 18,912 19,591 -3.5 43,773 42,383 3.3
New Mexico 348 365 447 9,748 11,422 -14.7 20,231 21,817 -7.3
North Dakota 451 473 518 13,476 14,578 -7.6 27,988 28,909 -3.2
Ohio 342 359 484 9,574 11,676 -18.0 20,092 23,161 -13.3
Oklahoma 12 13 18 382 481 -20.6 811 1,041 -22.1
Pennsylvania Total 1,053 1,105 1,200 29,804 30,737 -3.0 60,788 58,310 4.2
Anthracite (PA) 28 29 33 769 872 -11.9 1,846 1,910 -3.4
Bituminous (PA) 1,026 1,076 1,167 29,036 29,865 -2.8 58,943 56,400 4.5
Tennessee 11 11 14 299 369 -19.1 767 875 -12.3
Texas 664 696 789 18,843 20,265 -7.0 42,129 43,486 -3.1
Utah 291 305 352 8,248 8,831 -6.6 17,278 17,171 0.6
Virginia 225 236 303 6,705 7,955 -15.7 14,138 16,364 -13.6
West Virginia Total 1,776 1,863 2,240 50,247 56,460 -11.0 105,394 110,773 -4.9
Northern (WV) 821 861 931 23,415 24,259 -3.5 48,001 45,192 6.2
Southern (WV) 954 1,001 1,309 26,832 32,201 -16.7 57,392 65,581 -12.5
Wyoming 6,024 6,319 7,253 171,969 188,396 -8.7 378,250 391,476 -3.4
Appalachian Total 4,253 4,461 5,349 120,801 135,140 -10.6 253,159 266,902 -5.1
Interior Total 2,927 3,070 3,439 82,882 89,794 -7.7 181,329 182,877 -0.8
Western Total 8,342 8,750 10,086 237,504 258,980 -8.3 519,982 535,393 -2.9
East of Mississippi River 6,464 6,780 7,947 183,636 203,550 -9.8 388,240 403,046 -3.7
West of Mississippi River 9,059 9,502 10,927 257,552 280,364 -8.1 566,231 582,126 -2.7
Bituminous and Lignite 15,495 16,253 18,841 440,419 483,042 -8.8 952,625 983,262 -3.1
Anthracite 28 29 33 769 872 -11.9 1,846 1,910 -3.4
U.S. Total 15,523 16,282 18,874 441,188 483,914 -8.8 954,471 985,172 -3.1
Railroad Cars Loaded 90,654 95,095 111,711 2,570,407 2,822,379 -8.9 5,573,871 5,802,257 -3.9

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."