Kentucky Production

 
Kentucky produced 125.9* million tons of bituminous coal in 2006, down over 53 million tons from the record 179.4 million tons set in 1990.
 
 UndergroundSurface     State
YearEastern KentuckyWestern KentuckyEastern KentuckyWestern Kentucky      Totals
196032,041,48712,851,1084,622,41718,552,64167,067,653
196537,740,47313,341,6469,587,62626,537,29487,207,039
197044,068,53819,430,48928,527,42233,281,946125,308,395
197541,280,09624,757,45646,957,44831,209,511144,204,511
198059,603,43019,558,15749,582,09521,400,291150,143,973
198575,530,60721,188,59852,294,11522,602,743169,616,063
199081,577,41727,375,46549,393,39021,026,997179,373,269
199573,922,35824,763,53447,288,81711,812,973157,787,682
200059,956,62621,543,14344,335,3636,010,856131,845,988
200259,562,70421,244,76444,615,7775,979,552131,402,797
200352,952,95719,055,26040,751,9634,360,719117,120,899
200454,250,89519,228,51241,544,6623,930,444118,954,473
200552,679,42321,751,58345,073,1324,903,482124,407,575
200650,853,95225,971,68045,537,9683,597,011125,960,611

*NOTE: State production numbers differ slightly from yearly federal U.S. DOE - Energy Information Administration (EIA) production numbers, due to minor differences in their methodology (i.e., clean coal versus raw).  Please note whether Federal or State numbers are referenced when using a value in this publication.

Source: Kentucky Division of Mines and Minerals, Annual Reports, 1960-2002; Office of Mine Safety & Licensing, Annual Reports, 2003-2006.

Number of Mines, 1984-2006


         

Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky

Western Kentucky

Year

Surface

Underground

Total

Surface

Underground

Total

Surface

Underground

Total

1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

1,137
937
723
612
492
429
360
296
270
250
248
237
237
221
205
198
162
203
194
213
196
208
215

926
921
830
816
738
670
627
542
482
446
425
361
307
308
277
260
246
264
233
187
223
224
227
2,063
1,858
1,553
1,428
1,230
1,099
987
838
752
696
673
598
544
529
482
458
408
467
427
400
419
432
442
1,026
836
633
532
426
358
301
243
225
197
206
201
197
193
186
178
148
187
180
174
185
193
202
900
897
802
791
714
644
601
513
459
425
401
339
287
289
259
243
234
253
219
201
212
211
214
1,926
1,733
1,435
1,323
1,140
1,002
902
756
684
622
607
540
484
482
445
421
382
440
399
375
397
404
416
111
101
90
80
66
71
59
53
45
53
42
36
40
28
19
20
14
16
14
13
11
15
13
26
24
28
25
24
26
26
29
23
21
24
22
20
19
18
17
12
11
14
12
11
13
13
137
125
118
105
90
97
85
82
68
74
66
58
60
47
37
37
26
27
28
25
22
28
26

Source: U.S. DOE--Energy Information Administration, Coal Industry Annual, 1993-2006, Coal Production, 1984-2004.
Number of Mine Licenses in Kentucky

The number of actual mines is smaller than the final number of mine licenses issued each year.  A new license is required when the company name or ownership change.
 
 UndergroundSurface     State
YearEastern KentuckyWestern KentuckyEastern KentuckyWestern Kentucky      Totals
19602,56374179 702,886
1965 1,959 49176 452,229
19701,44934502732,058
19751,614311,7431823,570
19801,131321,3491362,648
19851,153311,5481392,871
199079927860831,769
199545628665481,197
20003091425626605
20023001831020648
20032681724016541
20042821429814608
20052781628119594
20062871532916647

 Source:  Kentucky Division of Mines & Minerals, Annual Reports, 19602002; Office of Mine Safety & Licensing, Annual Reports, 2003-2006.