Coal

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Short-Term Energy Outlook - Coal Section

Released: April 8, 2014

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

Quarterly Coal Report

Released: March 28, 2014

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

 
Monthly/Annual Energy Review - Coal Section

Released: March 27, 2014

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

 
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)

International Energy Outlook - Coal Section

Released: July 25, 2013

International coal projections through 2040.

Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced from Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 through FY 2012

Released: May 30, 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that sales of fossil fuels from production on federal lands decreased by 4% during fiscal year 2012, based on data from the Department of the Interior as of March 2013. For the same period, EIA estimates that sales of fossil fuels from production on Indian lands were nearly unchanged.

 
Annual Energy Outlook - Coal Section

Released: May 2, 2013

Coal projections to 2040.

What is the role of coal in the United States?

Released: July 18, 2012

Energy in Brief article on coal.

U.S. Coal Supply and Demand

Released: June 1, 2011

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

 
New EPA Guidelines for Review of Surface Coal Mining Operations in Appalachia (released in AEO2010)

Released: May 11, 2010

On April 1, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a set of new guidelines to several of its Regional offices regarding the compliance of surface coal mining operations in Appalachia with the provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Environmental Policy Act, and the environmental justice Executive Order (E.O. 12898). The stated purpose of the guidance was to explain more fully the approach that the EPA will be following in permit reviews, and to provide additional assurance that its Regional offices use clear, consistent, and science-based standards in reviewing the permits. Although the new guidelines go into effect immediately, they will be subjected to review both by the public and by the EPAs Science Advisory Board, with a set of final guidelines to be issued no later than April 1, 2011.

Impacts of Rising Construction and Equipment Costs on Energy Industries (released in AEO2007)

Released: February 22, 2007

Costs related to the construction industry have been volatile in recent years. Some of the volatility may be related to higher energy prices. Prices for iron and steel, cement, and concretecommodities used heavily in the construction of new energy projects rose sharply from 2004 to 2006, and shortages have been reported. How such price fluctuations may affect the cost or pace of new development in the energy industries is not known with any certainty, and short-term changes in commodity prices are not accounted for in the 25-year projections in Annual Energy Outlook 2007. Most projects in the energy industries require long planning and construction lead times, which can lessen the impacts of short-term trends.

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

 
Impact of Technological Change and Productivity on the Coal Market

Released: January 1, 2000

This paper examines the components of past gains in productivity, including regional shifts, the exit of less productive producers, and technological progress Future prospects for continuing productivity gains at sustained, but lower, rates of improvement are discussed.

 
Weekly Coal Production

Estimates of U.S. coal production by state based on railroad car loadings data. (archived versions)

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