Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/28
Report Released: July 17, 2014
Next Release Date: July 24, 2014
  Week Ended  Year-To-Date1 52 Weeks Ended

Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)

7/12/2014 7/5/2014 7/13/2013 7/12/2014 7/12/2013 Percent Change 7/12/2014 7/13/2013 Percent Change
Alabama 352 322 355 9,886 9,716 1.7 18,587 18,223 2.0
Alaska 38 35 30 987 797 23.8 1,740 1,701 2.3
Arizona 141 129 133 4,012 4,255 -5.7 7,360 7,354 0.1
Arkansas 2 2 2 47 9 NM 97 70 38.7
Colorado 408 393 520 11,579 11,993 -3.4 23,321 25,523 -8.6
Illinois 1,046 956 925 28,900 29,164 -0.9 51,954 51,565 0.8
Indiana 758 693 764 21,306 20,306 4.9 39,919 36,941 8.1
Kansas s s 1 12 10 19.3 24 18 33.3
Kentucky Total 1,568 1,434 1,460 43,987 43,972 * 80,076 82,612 -3.1
  Eastern 725 663 706 20,459 21,900 -6.6 37,753 41,651 -9.4
  Western 844 771 754 23,528 22,072 6.6 42,323 40,961 3.3
Louisiana 60 55 72 1,107 1,672 -33.8 2,262 3,569 -36.6
Maryland 28 25 33 809 1,086 -25.5 1,525 2,175 -29.9
Mississippi 64 74 55 1,810 1,664 8.8 3,715 3,096 20.0
Missouri 6 5 7 188 217 -13.2 385 400 -3.8
Montana 851 869 800 21,731 21,090 3.0 42,777 38,961 9.8
New Mexico 201 276 427 7,540 12,520 -39.8 16,979 23,752 -28.5
North Dakota 538 598 522 15,416 14,428 6.8 28,627 27,449 4.3
Ohio 492 450 439 12,455 15,151 -17.8 23,061 26,764 -13.8
Oklahoma 18 16 19 545 606 -10.1 1,055 1,081 -2.4
Pennsylvania Total 1,028 940 986 30,837 29,652 4.0 56,297 54,208 3.9
  Anthracite 41 38 39 1,097 1,127 -2.7 2,055 2,205 -6.8
  Bituminous 987 903 947 29,740 28,524 4.3 54,241 52,003 4.3
Tennessee 16 14 23 452 737 -38.6 986 1,240 -20.5
Texas 865 924 935 21,944 21,089 4.1 43,293 43,795 -1.1
Utah 510 404 284 10,394 9,236 12.5 17,720 16,818 5.4
Virginia 312 285 303 8,896 9,225 -3.6 16,742 17,139 -2.3
West Virginia Total 2,114 1,932 2,039 62,386 62,974 -0.9 112,256 116,223 -3.4
  Northern 799 730 756 25,387 23,124 9.8 44,709 42,089 6.2
  Southern 1,315 1,202 1,283 37,000 39,850 -7.2 67,547 74,134 -8.9
Wyoming 6,927 7,261 7,985 201,693 200,558 0.6 388,456 393,361 -1.2
Appalachian Total 5,066 4,631 4,884 146,181 150,441 -2.8 267,207 277,623 -3.8
Interior Total 3,662 3,498 3,535 99,387 96,807 2.7 185,028 181,497 1.9
Western Total 9,613 9,965 10,702 273,351 274,876 -0.6 526,979 534,917 -1.5
East of Miss. River 7,777 7,126 7,384 221,725 223,646 -0.9 405,119 410,187 -1.2
West of Miss. River 10,564 10,967 11,737 297,194 298,478 -0.4 574,096 583,851 -1.7
Bituminous and Lignite 18,300 18,056 19,082 517,822 520,997 -0.6 977,160 991,833 -1.5
Anthracite 41 38 39 1,097 1,127 -2.7 2,055 2,205 -6.8
U.S. Total 18,341 18,094 19,121 518,919 522,124 -0.6 979,215 994,037 -1.5
Railroad Cars Loaded 110,467 105,290 116,050 3,200,721 3,170,883 0.9 6,007,031 6,079,002 -1.2
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."