Table 14.  Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing Mines by State, 2017 and 2016
(million short tons)
2017 2016
Coal-Producing
State
Recoverable Coal
Reserves
Recoverable Coal
Reserves
Percent Change
Recoverable Coal
Reserves
Alabama 243 213 14.3
Alaska 50 51 -1.9
Arizona 197 203 -3.2
Arkansas - 25 -
Colorado 253 291 -13.0
Illinois 1,236 1,529 -19.1
Indiana 456 564 -19.1
Kansas - s -
Kentucky Total 1,048 1,077 -2.7
      Kentucky (East)
669 666 0.5
      Kentucky (West)
379 411 -7.9
Louisiana 86 88 -2.7
Maryland 13 13 1.9
Mississippi 689 691 -0.4
Missouri s s -3.3
Montana 778 823 -5.4
New Mexico 201 211 -4.8
North Dakota 980 1,024 -4.3
Ohio 91 231 -60.7
Oklahoma 8 7 7.3
Pennsylvania Total 1,121 1,225 -8.5
      Pennsylvania (Anthracite)
141 140 0.5
      Pennsylvania (Bituminous)
980 1,084 -9.6
Tennessee 10 1 NM
Texas 536 582 -7.9
Utah 176 112 56.3
Virginia 223 215 4.0
West Virginia Total 1,833 1,561 17.4
      West Virginia (Northern)
866 881 -1.7
      West Virginia (Southern)
967 680 42.2
Wyoming 5,873 6,220 -5.6
U.S. Total 16,101 16,956 -5.0

- = No data reported.
s = Absolute percentage less than 0.05 or value is less than 0.5 of the table metric.
Notes: Recoverable reserves represent the quantity of coal that can be recovered (i.e. mined) from existing coal reserves at reporting mines. Excludes refuse recovery and mines producing less than 25,000 short tons, which are not required to provide data. Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration Form EIA-7A, 'Annual Survey of Coal Production and Preparation,' and U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration Form 7000-2, 'Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report.'