DID YOU KNOW?


  • The United States produces about 20%, or 1.1 billion tons, of the world's coal supply—second only to China.
  • Coal generates about 40% of the electricity used in the United States.
  • More than 2 million acres of mined land have been reclaimed over the past 25 years—that's an area larger than the state of Delaware.
  • The United States has about a 245-year supply of coal, if it continues using coal at the same rate at which it uses coal today.
  • Montana is the state with the most coal reserves (119 billion tons). But Wyoming is the top coal-producing state—it produced about 400 million tons per year.
  • Texas is the top coal-consuming state. It uses about 100 million tons each year.
  • U.S. coal deposits contain more energy than that of all the world's oil reserves.
  • Each person in the United States uses 3.8 tons of coal each year.


U.S. Coal Production Top 10 Ranking:
#1 Wyoming
#2 West Virginia
#3 Kentucky
#4 Pennsylvania
#5 Montana
#6 Texas
#7 Colorado
#8 Indiana
#9 Illinois
#10 North Dakota

ADDITIONAL SOURCES


americancoalcouncil.org
teachcoal.org
nma.org
eia.doe.gov