The List of Major US Coal Producers

Coal production in the U.S. dropped to below 900 million short tons according to EIA. The average number of employees in coal mines declined by 12% year-over-year and reached  65,971.

The major US coal producers in 2015  are listed in the table below:

RankControlling Company NameProduction (thousand short tons)Percent of Total Production
1Peabody Energy Corp175,90819.6
2Arch Coal Inc130,65414.6
3Cloud Peak Energy75,0408.4
4Alpha Natural Resources70,3987.8
5Murray Energy Corp55,5246.2
6Alliance Resource Partners LP44,7165
7Westmoreland Coal Company36,6284.1
8NACCO Industries Inc30,5933.4
9CONSOL Energy Inc24,9292.8
10Energy Future Holdings Corporation23,3442.6
11Coalfield Transport Inc20,1142.2
12RWE Trading Americas Inc17,5082
13Kiewit Peter Sons' Inc16,2411.8
14Bowie Resources Partners LLC12,2201.4
15Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (Vclf)9,2171
16Armstrong Energy Inc8,0740.9
17Brent K Bilsland7,3230.8
18Coronado Coal LLC6,9550.8
19Global Mining Group LLC6,4200.7
20Western Fuels Assoc Inc6,3690.7
21J Clifford Forrest6,0740.7
22Prairie State Energy Campus5,9540.7
23Navajo Transitional Energy Co5,6850.6
24Warrior Met Coal Intermediate Holdco LLC5,4520.6
25Jeffery A Hoops5,2380.6
26MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co5,1630.6

Source: US EIA

The top five producers are Peabody Energy Corp (BTUUQ), Arch Coal Inc(ANR), Cloud Peak Energy(CLD), Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) and Murray Energy Corp.

Download: The List of Major US Coal Producers (in Excel)


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