U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Which states produce the most coal?
In 2015, about 897 million short tons of coal were produced in 25 states. Five states produced a total of about 639 million short tons, or about 71% of total U.S. coal production. The five largest coal producing states with production in million short tons and the share of total U.S. coal production in 2015:
- Wyoming: 375.8 (42%)
- West Virginia: 95.6 (11%)
- Kentucky: 61.4 (7%)
- Illinois: 56.1 (6%)
- Pennsylvania: 50.0 (6%)
Other FAQs about Coal
- Does EIA have county-level energy production data?
- Does EIA have projections for energy production, consumption, and prices for individual states?
- Does EIA publish coking coal prices?
- From what country does the United States import the most coal?
- How do I convert between short tons and metric tons?
- How large are U.S. coal reserves?
- How many power plants are there in the United States?
- How much coal, natural gas, or petroleum is used to generate a kilowatthour of electricity?
- Which states produce the most coal?
- To what country does the United States export the most coal?
- What are the different coal prices published by EIA?
- What is the average heat content of U.S. coal?
- What types and amounts of energy are produced in each state?