Electric Utility Shipments

 
 

Kentucky Coal Shipments to
Electric Utility Plants, 2004

 

Coal Fields

Destination (state)

Receipts
in Tons

 
 Alabama
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Unknown**
1,959,000
239,000
7,609,000
8,724,000
42,000
98,000
3,002,000
157,000
1,306,000
8,000
604,000
12,000
38,000
561,000
9,403,000
4,387,000
375,000
5,113,000
2,488,000
57,000
4,416,000
160,000
172,000
7,733,000
  
 
 EKY Utility Shipments

58,663,000

 
 
 Alabama
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Michigan
Mississippi
Ohio
Tennessee
Wisconsin
Unknown**
624,000
2,345,000
9,000
268,000
10,792,000
68,000
7,000
33,000
3,147,000
77,000
194,000
 
 
 WKY Utility Shipments17,564,000 
 

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.

www.eia.doe.gov/fuelcoal.html and www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelctric.html#pubs


Kentucky Coal Shipments to All Sectors, 2004
(Includes electricity generation, coke plants, Industrial plants, residential & commercial).

Kentucky distributed a total of 112.4 million tons of coal in 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.

* NOTE:  Includes coal that is exported.
** Includes coal distributed to synthetic fuel plants and brokers to unknown consumers.

 Source: U.S. DOE—Energy Information Administration, Coal Industry Annual, 2004.