U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Which states produce the most coal?
The five largest coal-producing states with production in million short tons and share of total U.S. coal production in 2013 were:
- Wyoming: 387.9 (39%)
- West Virginia: 115.9 (12%)
- Kentucky: 80.4 (8%)
- Illinois: 52.1 (5%)
- Pennsylvania: 50.9 (5%)
Last updated: February 2, 2015
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