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Data for January 2017  |  Release Date: March 24, 2017  |  Next Release: April 25, 2017 
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Table 3.4. Stocks of Coal by Coal Rank: Electric Power Sector, 2007 - January 2017

  Electric Power Sector
Period Bituminous Coal Subbituminous Coal Lignite Coal Total
End of Year Stocks
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 72,771 72,552 6,225 151,548
2015 82,004 108,614 4,931 195,548
2016 68,536 91,036 4,372 163,943
Year 2015, End of Month Stocks
January 70,423 78,424 5,542 154,390
February 64,396 79,411 5,264 149,071
March 65,421 84,013 4,912 154,347
April 70,985 90,919 5,159 167,063
May 74,195 93,538 5,077 172,809
June 72,921 88,835 4,681 166,437
July 68,197 84,988 4,753 157,938
August 67,777 83,691 4,484 155,952
Sept 70,365 87,185 4,559 162,109
October 76,243 94,720 4,626 175,588
November 80,254 103,602 4,738 188,595
December 82,004 108,614 4,931 195,548
Year 2016, End of Month Stocks
January 77,097 105,748 4,640 187,486
February 76,703 106,336 4,536 187,575
March 80,107 107,365 4,798 192,270
April 81,926 107,068 5,069 194,063
May 82,821 105,443 5,166 193,430
June 78,957 99,243 5,046 183,246
July 72,160 92,579 4,723 169,462
August 68,467 87,595 4,386 160,449
Sept 67,064 87,008 4,163 158,236
October 68,437 90,326 3,974 162,737
November 71,822 96,100 4,283 172,205
December 68,536 91,036 4,372 163,943
Year 2017, End of Month Stocks
January 66,159 86,919 4,335 157,412

Notes: See Glossary for definitions.
Values for 2015 and prior years are final. Values for 2016 and 2017 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.