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State Energy Data Release—March 29, 2013

State-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for coal for 2011

State-level estimates for coal, for data year 2011, are available at SEDS Updates.  Data highlights include the following:

  • U.S. consumption of coal totaled 20 quadrillion Btu in 2011, a 6-percent decrease from 2010.  Electric power sector consumption accounted for 92 percent of total consumption in 2011.  The top consuming States were Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • The price of coal averaged $2.57 per million Btu in the United States in 2011, a 6-percent increase from 2010.  Prices ranged from $1.49 per million Btu in Montana to $4.20 per million Btu in Maine.
  • In 2011, total U.S. coal expenditures were $50.5 billion, which was virtually unchanged from the previous year.    

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 2011 will be released in June 2013.

U.S. Energy Information Administration

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