4420

Percentage of U.S. total

46.8%

FIGURE 2-15. Coal production in 2001 by coal-producing region (million short tons). (From Freme, F., U.S. Coal Supply and Demand: 2002 Review, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., 2002.)

The Interior Region, comprised of several separate basins located from Michigan to Texas, produced approximately 146 million short tons in 2002. Four states—Texas, Indiana, Illinois, and western Kentucky—produce the majority of the coal in this region. These coals range in rank from

Appalachian

Appalachian

FIGURE 2-16. Coal production by region (1993-2002). (From Freme, F., U.S. Coal Supply and Demand: 2002 Review, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., 2002.)

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