U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Electricity Monthly Update
With Data for April 2014 | Release Date: June 23, 2014 | Next Release Date: July 25, 2014 | Revision
Electric Power Sector Coal Stocks: April 2014
Total U.S. coal stocks increased by 10.3 million tons compared to the previous month as the electric industry begins its spring build-up of coal stocks at power plants. However, compared to the previous April, total U.S. coal stocks are down 25.7 percent.
Days of burn
The average number of days of burn held at electric power plants is a forward looking estimate of coal supply given a power plant's current stockpile and past consumption patterns. The total bituminous supply decreased from 57 days the previous month to 55 days in April 2014, while the total subbituminous supply remained flat at 50 days of burn.
Coal stocks and average number of days of burn for non-lignite coal by region (electric power sector)
|April 2014||April 2013||March 2014|
|Zone||Coal||Stocks (1000 tons)||Days of Burn||Stocks (1000 tons)||Days of Burn||% Change of Stocks||Stocks (1000 tons)||Days of Burn||% Change of Stocks|
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
NOTE: Stockpile levels shown above reflect a sample of electric power sector plants, which were used to create the days of burn statistics. These levels will not equal total electric power sector stockpile levels.