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Coal News & Markets

Summarizes spot coal prices by coal commodity regions (i.e., Central Appalachia (CAP), Northern Appalachia (NAP), Illinois Basin (ILB), Power River Basin (PRB), and Uinta Basin (UIB)) in the United States.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Coal Section

Released: July 8, 2014

Short-term coal supply, demand, and price projections.

Quarterly Coal Report

Released: June 30, 2014

Summary of quarterly coal production, exports, imports, receipts, prices, consumption, and stocks. (archived versions)

 
Monthly/Annual Energy Review - Coal Section

Released: June 25, 2014

Monthly and latest annual statistics on coal supply, disposition, and price.

 
Electric Power Monthly

Released: June 23, 2014

Provides monthly statistics at the state, Census division, and U.S. levels for net generation, fossil fuel consumption and stocks, quantity and quality of fossil fuels, cost of fossil fuels, electricity sales, revenue, and average revenue per kilowatthour of electricity sold. (archived versions)

 
Annual Coal Report

Released: December 12, 2013

Provides information about U.S. coal production, number of mines, prices, productivity, employment, productive capacity, and recoverable reserves to a wide audience, including Congress, federal and state agencies, the coal industry, and the general public. (archived versions)

Electric Power Annual

Released: December 12, 2013

Presents 12 years (2001 - 2012) of national-level data on electricity generating capacity, electricity generation and useful thermal output, fuel receipts, consumption, and emissions. This year's Electric Power Annual has expanded to include several new table series. These include several new annual breakouts of renewable biomass energy sources including wood/wood waste, landfill gas, and biogenic municipal solid waste in Chapter 5 (Consumption of Fossil Fuels); state details of emissions from energy consumption at conventional power plants and combined-heat-and-power plants (Table 9.5); and monthly capacity factors for the past three years and annual capacity factors back to 2008 (Tables 4.8.A. and 4.8.B.) (archived versions)

Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector

Released: November 16, 2012

Average annual rail transportation rates and related analysis are based on the confidential, carload waybill sample obtained from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The data are aggregated across select state-to-state and coal basin-to-state combinations for 2001 to 2010.

 
Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector

Released: November 16, 2012

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases new data on coal transportation rates to the electric power sector to incorporate new EIA survey data from the EIA-923. This expanded coverage enables EIA to publish data over numerous routes that were previously withheld due to confidentiality concerns. It allowed for more in-depth analysis especially for state to state rates. Another feature of this release is the incorporation – for the first time – of coal transport rates by barge and truck.

What is the role of coal in the United States?

Released: July 18, 2012

Energy in Brief article on coal.

Fuel Competition in Power Generation and Elasticities of Substitution

Released: June 21, 2012

This report analyzes the competition between coal, natural gas and petroleum used for electricity generation by estimating what is referred to by economists as the elasticity of substitution among the fuels.

 
What Were the Key Energy Commodity Price Trends in 2011?

Released: February 14, 2012

Energy commodity price trends varied widely during 2011. Crude oil and petroleum products prices increased during 2011, while natural gas, coal, and electricity prices declined. This article provides an overview of key energy commodity price trends in 2011 based on prices seen in futures markets.

U.S. Coal Supply and Demand

Released: June 1, 2011

Summary information on production, consumption, stocks, imports, exports, and prices. (archived versions)

 
U.S. Coal Prices

Released: June 1, 2003

Overview of spot and contract prices for coal by producing region January 2000 to September 2002,

 
U.S. Coal, Domestic and International Issues

Released: March 27, 2001

Presented by Richard F. Bonskowski to the Iron & Steel Society's 60th Ironmaking Conference, March 27, 2001

 
Weekly NYMEX Coal Futures

The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) Report provides settlement price data for Central Appalachian (CAPP), Western Powder River Basin (PRB), and Eastern CSX Transportation (CSX) coal futures.

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