Electric Utility Shipments
Kentucky coal was shipped to electric power plants in 23 states in 2004. These electric power plants purchased 76.2 millions tons of Kentucky coal during 2004.
The Eastern Kentucky coal field is often referred to by three different sub-areas or market sheds based upon coal markets, transportation access, coal quality, and other factors. North to south they are; the Big Sandy, the Kentucky River, and the Cumberland Valley Counties.
The Eastern Kentucky coal field shipped approximately 58.7 million tons of coal to electric power plants located in 23 states during 2004.
The Western Kentucky coal field sold approximately 17.6 million tons of coal to electric power plants in 10 states during 2004.
Source: Analysis from U.S. DOE - Energy Information Administration, Coal Industry Annual, 2004.
|East KY Total Distribution *90.2 million tons |
East KY Delivered to Kentucky 15.2 million tons (17%)
East KY Delivered Out of State *75.0 million tons (83%)
|West KY Total Distribution 22.2 million tons|
West KY Delivered to KY 15.2 million tons (68%)
West KY Delivered Out of State 7.0 million tons (32%)
Seventy three percent of Kentucky coal is shipped out of state.
Twenty seven percent of Kentucky coal remains in state.
Source: U.S. DOE—Energy Information Administration, Coal Industry Annual, 2004.