DID YOU KNOW?
- The United States produces about 700 million tons of the world's coal supply.
- Coal generates about 25% of the electricity used in the United States.
- More than 2 million acres of mined land have been reclaimed over the past 25 years, 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:
#2 West Virginia
#10 North Dakota