Thursday, November 15, 2012

U.S. Energy Information Administration Report Released: Annual Coal Distribution Report 2011

Recently, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Coal Distribution Report for 2011. The 117-page report available here, was released on November 7, 2012. Highlights for this report include the following:

Highlights for 2011:

  • Total coal distributions for 2011 were 1,080.8 million short tons (mmst), an increase of 0.02 percent compared to 2010.
  • Distributions to domestic destinations were 973.6 mmst, a decrease of 25.3 mmst (i.e. 2.5 percent decrease) compared to 2010 and distributions to foreign destinations were 107.3 mmst, an increase of 25.5 mmst (i.e. 31.3 percent increase) over 2010.
  • Wyoming was the leading origin State of coal, accounting for about 433.3 mmst of domestic shipments, while Texas was the leading destination for coal, accounting for about 109.6 mmst of receipts.
  • Railroads moved about 72.5 percent of the domestic coal, while River accounted for 10.7 percent, Truck about 10.5 percent and Tramway, Conveyor, and Slurry Pipeline accounted for 6.1 percent. Great Lakes and Tidewater Pier transport modes accounted for about 0.2 percent of the total shipments.
  • Electric Power sector received approximately 92.9 percent of the domestic distribution while Industrial plants excluding Coke received 4.7 percent, Coke plants about 2.1 percent and Commercial & Institutional plants about 0.3 percent.

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