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Data for March 2015  |  Release Date: May 26, 2015  |  Next Release: June 26, 2015 
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Table 3.4. Stocks of Coal by Coal Rank: Electric Power Sector, 2005 - March 2015

  Electric Power Sector
Period Bituminous Coal Subbituminous Coal Lignite Coal Total
End of Year Stocks
2005 52,923 44,377 3,836 101,137
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 72,580 72,699 6,083 151,362
2013, End of Month Stocks
January 83,501 90,693 4,664 178,859
February 81,835 89,227 4,504 175,565
March 80,528 86,416 4,792 171,736
April 82,756 85,182 5,076 173,014
May 84,487 86,439 6,248 177,174
June 82,016 82,922 6,186 171,124
July 75,887 78,372 5,760 160,019
August 73,002 75,970 5,595 154,567
Sept 72,121 75,001 5,571 152,694
October 74,079 74,620 5,496 154,194
November 75,232 75,683 5,334 156,249
December 73,113 69,720 5,051 147,884
2014, End of Month Stocks
January 63,026 65,238 5,382 133,647
February 55,476 58,960 5,449 119,885
March 54,643 58,201 5,462 118,305
April 59,931 62,873 6,079 128,883
May 63,227 66,882 6,365 136,474
June 62,063 64,339 6,477 132,879
July 59,524 59,438 6,278 125,240
August 59,489 54,719 6,501 120,709
Sept 62,310 55,377 6,127 123,814
October 68,285 61,269 6,155 135,709
November 69,703 65,965 5,641 141,309
December 72,580 72,699 6,083 151,362
2015, End of Month Stocks
January 70,361 79,167 5,587 155,115
February 64,699 80,337 5,286 150,322
March 65,743 84,785 5,036 155,564

Notes: See Glossary for definitions.
Values for 2013 and prior years are final. Values for 2014 and 2015 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.