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Data for April 2016  |  Release Date: June 24, 2016  |  Next Release: July 25, 2016 
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Table 3.4. Stocks of Coal by Coal Rank: Electric Power Sector, 2006 - April 2016

  Electric Power Sector
Period Bituminous Coal Subbituminous Coal Lignite Coal Total
End of Year Stocks
2006 67,760 68,408 4,797 140,964
2007 63,964 82,692 4,565 151,221
2008 65,818 91,214 4,556 161,589
2009 91,922 92,448 5,097 189,467
2010 81,108 86,915 6,894 174,917
2011 82,056 85,151 5,179 172,387
2012 86,437 93,833 4,846 185,116
2013 73,113 69,720 5,051 147,884
2014 72,771 72,552 6,225 151,548
2015 82,787 109,363 4,979 197,128
Year 2014, End of Month Stocks
January 63,618 64,709 5,378 133,705
February 56,041 58,418 5,445 119,904
March 55,150 57,657 5,453 118,260
April 60,602 62,266 6,056 128,925
May 63,782 66,827 6,311 136,921
June 62,679 64,378 6,423 133,479
July 60,134 59,514 6,222 125,870
August 60,128 54,787 6,453 121,369
Sept 63,031 55,432 6,082 124,546
October 69,246 61,368 6,350 136,964
November 70,666 66,105 5,824 142,595
December 72,771 72,552 6,225 151,548
Year 2015, End of Month Stocks
January 70,519 78,678 5,552 154,749
February 64,718 79,751 5,296 149,765
March 65,701 84,359 4,944 155,004
April 71,246 91,239 5,195 167,681
May 74,471 93,858 5,107 173,436
June 73,179 89,141 4,719 167,039
July 68,526 85,284 4,785 158,596
August 68,029 83,995 4,520 156,545
Sept 70,609 87,500 4,575 162,684
October 76,457 95,051 4,633 176,140
November 80,454 103,942 4,724 189,120
December 82,787 109,363 4,979 197,128
Year 2016, End of Month Stocks
January 78,003 106,385 4,685 189,073
February 77,699 106,696 4,580 188,975
March 81,158 108,304 4,847 194,309
April 83,033 108,010 5,120 196,163

Notes: See Glossary for definitions.
Values for 2014 and prior years are final. Values for 2015 and 2016 are preliminary. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
and predecessor forms. Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms. Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following:
Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; Form EIA-423, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report;
and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.