U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Electricity Monthly Update
With Data for June 2014 | Release Date: Aug. 25, 2014 | Next Release Date: Sep. 25, 2014
Electric Power Sector Coal Stocks: June 2014
Total U.S. coal stocks decreased by 3.3 million tons compared to the previous month. This decrease in coal stocks follows the seasonal pattern from May to June as power plants begin to consume more coal to meet increased electricity demand during the summer months. Furthermore, compared to the previous June, total U.S. coal stocks are down 22.1 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 51 days the previous month to 49 days in June 2014, while the total subbituminous supply decreased from 46 days in May 2014 to 42 days in June 2014.
Coal stocks and average number of days of burn for non-lignite coal by region (electric power sector)
|June 2014||June 2013||May 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.