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State-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for coal through 2010

STATE ENERGY DATA RELEASE—March 23, 2012

 State-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for coal through 2010

 State-level estimates for coal for data year 2010 are available at SEDS Updates.   Data highlights include the following:

  • U.S. consumption of coal totaled 21 quadrillion Btu in 2010, a 6-percent increase from 2009.  The top consuming States were Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • The price of coal averaged $2.42 per million Btu in the United States in 2010, a 4-percent increase from 2009.  Prices ranged from $1.31 per million Btu in Wyoming to $4.16 per million Btu in New Jersey.
  • From 2009 to 2010, total U.S. coal expenditures rose from $45.8 billion to $50.4 billion, a 10-percent increase.  Electric power sector expenditures accounted for 86 percent of total expenditures in 2010.

The State Energy Data System (SEDS) provides annual State-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures by sector and energy source.  A full set of State-level estimates for all fuels, all sectors, and all years through data year 2010 will be released by the end of June 2012.

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