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.