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State Energy Data Release—April 15, 2016

State-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for coal for 2014


State Energy Data System (SEDS) estimates for consumption, prices, and expenditures for coal, for data year 2014, are available at SEDS Updates.  Data highlights for 2014 include the following:


  • U.S. consumption of coal totaled 18 quadrillion Btu, which was virtually unchanged from 2013.  Electric power sector consumption accounted for 91% of total consumption in 2014.  The top consuming states were Texas, Indiana, and Ohio.
  • The price of coal averaged $2.51 per million Btu in the United States, which was virtually unchanged from 2013.  Prices ranged from $1.43 per million Btu in Nebraska to $4.89 per million Btu in Maine.
  • U.S. coal expenditures equaled $45.1 billion, a 1% decrease from 2013. 


The 2014 estimates and revisions for earlier years are incorporated into the time-series data files in the Data Files section of the SEDS Updates page.


SEDS provides annual state-level estimates of energy production, consumption, prices, and expenditures by sector and energy source.  The full set of 2014 SEDS reports will be released at the end of June 2016.


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