Selected Statistics for Domestic Coal Contract Shipments to Electric Utilities in the South Atlantic Census Division


  2001 2000 1999 1990 1979
All Modes
Average Distance Shipped (miles) 354.5 400.1 434.9 420.4 370.3
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) $8.73 $5.52 $9.15 $12.77 $11.47
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) 18.8 19.4 20.3 30.3 36.7
As a Percentage of Delivered Price 22.17 19.52 25.62 23.19 16.31
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) 107.001 101.682 103.692 87.246 74.578
Low-Sulfur Coal 14.421 11.545 21.482 11.166 4.731
Medium-Sulfur A Coal 77.529 74.181 53.515 54.373 40.428
Medium-Sulfur B Coal 1.883 6.548 12.383 7.081 7.291
High-Sulfur Coal 13.167 9.409 16.312 14.625 22.126
Rail
Average Distance Shipped (miles) 483.7 445.6 452.8 379.1 342.2
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) $11.58 $11.62 $10.30 $13.50 $12.83
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) 21.3 21.1 22.9 25.3 39.5
As a Percentage of Delivered Price 28.70 30.47 28.49 31.95 17.80
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) 66.349 85.558 73.978 67.769 50.257
Low-Sulfur Coal 14.223 10.928 15.509 6.552 4.027
Medium-Sulfur A Coal 48.709 71.286 50.063 50.285 33.779
Medium-Sulfur B Coal 0.321 2.140 5.267 6.868 6.619
High-Sulfur Coal 3.096 1.204 3.138 4.063 5.832
Rail Using Shipper-Owned Equipment
Average Distance Shipped (miles) 488.5 494.4 498.7 362.6 -
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) $11.69 $11.55 $10.77 $13.47 -
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) 20.7 20.4 21.5 35.2 -
As a Percentage of Delivered Price 28.70 29.54 30.43 23.83 -
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) 65.954 68.624 53.595 59.282 -
Low-Sulfur Coal 14.223 21.464 10.869 5.161 -
Medium-Sulfur A Coal 48.314 41.470 34.700 43.189 -
Medium-Sulfur B Coal 0.321 2.195 4.887 6.868 -
High-Sulfur Coal 3.096 3.495 3.138 4.063 -
Barge
Average Distance Shipped (miles) 151.7 348.5 482.1 554.9 858.9
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) W W $4.29 $4.43 $3.71
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) W W 8.2 11.1 13.1
As a Percentage of Delivered Price W W 13.52 9.54 5.44
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) 10.435 6.803 16.590 7.704 7.764
Low-Sulfur Coal 0.198 0.617 3.827 1.311 0.665
Medium-Sulfur A Coal 4.811 2.377 2.773 1.221 2.167
Medium-Sulfur B Coal 0.408 0.492 3.628 - -
High-Sulfur Coal 5.018 3.317 6.363 5.172 4.933
Multi-Mode
Average Distance Shipped (miles) - - 149.6 770.9 372.6
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) - - W $15.50 $10.71
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) - - W 22.0 31.5
As a Percentage of Delivered Price - - W 30.10 15.98
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) - - 0.886 5.877 7.104
Low-Sulfur Coal - - 0.886 3.289 0.040
Medium-Sulfur A Coal - - - 2.588 3.502
Medium-Sulfur B Coal - - - - -
High-Sulfur Coal - - - - 3.563
Truck
Average Distance Shipped (miles) 23.7 17.5 27.5 41.2 5.0
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) W W W W $8.95
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) W W W W W
As a Percentage of Delivered Price W W W W 16.40
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) 5.989 6.245 7.773 1.033 2.985
Low-Sulfur Coal - - 1.260 - -
Medium-Sulfur A Coal 3.372 0.518 0.679 0.270 0.895
Medium-Sulfur B Coal 1.154 3.916 3.488 0.213 0.672
High-Sulfur Coal 1.463 1.811 2.346 0.550 1.418
Tramway/Conveyor
Average Distance Shipped (miles) 2.0 2.0 - - 9.6
Average Rate per Ton (2000 Dollars) W W W W W
Average Rate per Ton-Mile (Mills in 2000 Dollars) W W W W W
As a Percentage of Delivered Price W W W W W
Tonnage Shipped (million short tons) 3.590 3.077 3.418 4.848 6.466
Low-Sulfur Coal - - - - -
Medium-Sulfur A Coal - - - 0.009 0.086
Medium-Sulfur B Coal - - - - -
High-Sulfur Coal 3.590 3.077 3.418 4.839 6.380


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Note:
  • Preliminary rate or value data for 2000 or 2001. These data are subject to change.
  • South Atlantic Census Division includes Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida as displayed: Census Regions and Divisions Map
  •  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
  • "-" = Not Available.
  • Low Sulfur = less than or equal to 0.6 pounds of sulfur per million Btu; Medium Sulfur A = 0.61 to 1.25 pounds per million Btu; Medium Sulfur B = 126 to 1.67 pounds per million Btu; High Sulfur = greater than 1.67 pounds per million Btu. Medium Sulfur A coal meets SO2 emission limits for power plants affected by Phase I of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90). Low Sulfur Coal meets the emission requirements those power plants must attain in Phase II of CAAA90, after January 1, 2000.
  • Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
  • One mill equals 0.1 cent.
  • Chained (2000) dollars: calculated by using gross domestic product implicit price deflators.
  • Statistics based on the Coal Transportation Rate Database (CTRDB) frequently differ from statistics released earlier because between 1995 and 2001 the CTRDB was enhanced with new and supplementary data, including data for years prior to 1995.


  • Source:
  • Table 3.05, Coal Transportation: Rates and Trends in the United States, EIA