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Data for September 2022 Release Date: November 23, 2022 Next Release Date: December 22, 2022 Full report PDF
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Table 3.4. Stocks of Coal by Coal Rank: Electric Power Sector, 2012 - September 2022
(Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector
Period Bituminous Coal Subbituminous Coal Lignite Coal Total
End of Year Stocks
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 67,241 90,376 4,393 162,009
2017 56,140 77,875 3,672 137,687
2018 41,507 58,247 3,039 102,793
2019 54,769 69,942 3,124 128,102
2020 50,649 77,033 3,556 131,431
2021 34,560 54,726 2,598 91,884
Year 2020, End of Month Stocks
January 56,091 74,481 3,307 134,134
February 57,076 78,570 3,235 139,112
March 59,686 81,468 3,624 145,034
April 61,656 85,644 3,947 151,534
May 61,180 88,062 4,117 153,716
June 58,888 86,582 4,140 149,935
July 52,910 79,680 4,245 137,149
August 49,667 74,075 4,338 128,330
Sept 49,058 74,579 4,070 127,902
October 52,037 76,055 3,772 132,058
November 53,051 77,576 3,702 134,522
December 50,649 77,033 3,556 131,431
Year 2021, End of Month Stocks
January 47,703 73,083 2,778 123,705
February 41,919 62,968 2,701 107,698
March 41,984 64,597 2,885 109,613
April 44,213 68,094 3,028 115,505
May 44,529 69,949 3,230 117,932
June 40,652 64,802 2,999 108,678
July 35,174 56,830 2,782 94,974
August 30,154 48,768 2,684 81,762
Sept 28,442 46,257 2,776 77,476
October 31,560 47,363 2,956 81,879
November 34,389 51,600 3,279 89,268
December 34,560 54,726 2,598 91,884
Year 2022, End of Month Stocks
January 30,693 51,153 2,686 84,533
February 29,275 49,114 2,717 81,106
March 31,672 51,504 3,152 86,328
April 33,842 53,959 3,269 91,070
May 33,169 56,740 3,191 93,110
June 30,388 53,858 3,129 87,386
July 28,742 48,005 3,040 79,792
August 28,706 44,730 2,826 76,271
Sept 30,740 46,626 2,776 80,152

Notes: See Glossary for definitions.
Values for 2021 and prior years are final. Values for 2022 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.