Average Open Market Sales Price of Coal by County and Number of Mines, 2001-2006(Thousand Short Tons, Dollars per Short Ton)


  Virginia Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Tazewell Wise
2007 Number of Mines 109 36 13 3 8 6 43
Open Market Sales 17,789 5995 767 W W W 9,222
Average Open Market Sales Price 52.89 57.5 49.11 W W W 52.01
2006 Number of Mines 114 36 15 3 6 5 49
Open Market Sales 20,823 W 768 W W W 10,639
Average Open Market Sales Price 52.99 W 49.54 W W W 47.63
2005 Number of Mines 115 32 16 3 7 8 49
Open Market Sales 18,662 4,841 821 W W W 10,919
Average Open Market Sales Price 47.97 55.94 52.40 W W W 44.00
2004 Number of Mines 116 30 17 3 8 8 52
Open Market Sales 21,206 7,071 735 W 284 1,108 11,473
Average Open Market Sales Price 39 40 43 W 50 49 37
2003 Number of Mines 114 28 20 3 4 6 53
Open Market Sales 23,920 9,503 881 W W 1,272 11,198
Average Open Market Sales Price 30.3 31.54 29.81 W W 34.16 28.74
2002 Number of Mines 128 38 20 3 5 8 54
Open Market Sales 28399 8999 2932 W W 1380 14260
Average Open Market Sales Price 31.09 33.72 35.69 W W 30.93 28.57
2001 Number of Mines 140 43 21 4 6 7 59
Open Market Sales 30861 10647 2931 W W 1579 14554
Average Open Market Sales Price 28.72 30.1 33.59 W W 31.83 26.5


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  • For similar, discontinued data please refer to the following tables:
    Average Mine Price
    Average Mine Price by Mining Method
  •  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
  • Open market includes all coal sold on the open market to other coal companies or consumers.  An average open market sales price is calculated by dividing the total free on board (f.o.b) rail/barge value of the open market coal sold by the total open market coal sold.   Excludes mines producing less than 10,000 short tons, which are not required to provide data.  Excludes silt, culm, refuse bank, slurry dam, and dredge operations.
  • Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.


  • Source:
  • Table 30, Annual Coal Report, EIA.