Quarterly Coal Distribution Report, April 16, 2012: "The Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data by coal origin State, coal destination State, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly data for 2011 are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding "Annual Coal Distribution Report." Highlights for the 4th Quarter of 2011
- Total domestic coal distribution was an estimated 250.5 million short tons (mst) in the 4th Quarter 2011. This value is 1.1 mst lower than the 3rd Quarter of 2011 and 3.2 mst lower than the 4th Quarter of 2010 estimates.
- Wyoming was the leading origin State of coal, accounting for about 116.3 mst of shipments delivered to 33 States. Texas was the leading destination State, receiving almost 29.7 mst of domestic coal.
- Total shipments moved via Railroads, Truck, and River accounted for an estimated 71.2, 11.6, and 10.4 percent of the coal, respectively. Tramway, Conveyor, and Slurry Pipeline accounted for about 6.5 percent of coal shipments.
- Electric Utilities and Independent Power Producers received approximately 92.3 percent of the total distribution."