Average Domestic Coal Shipping Distances from the Central Appalachian Coal Field, 1979-2001 (in miles)


  All Modes Rail Barge Multimode Truck
2001 438.2 456.9 214.5 326.4 42.9
2000 456.2 467.4 485.0 307.7 46.9
1999 406.0 432.4 357.4 252.6 46.1
1998 412.5 429.3 427.5 284.9 46.3
1997 426.5 418.9 483.1 464.3 86.2
1996 428.6 421.1 471.3 471.4 75.5
1995 418.6 431.1 341.7 477.6 72.6
1994 435.1 424.1 420.4 550.6 73.9
1993 442.0 436.2 322.3 618.1 134.2
1992 450.4 427.2 367.9 605.1 95.1
1991 439.9 426.5 388.7 548.5 2.0
1990 446.6 421.6 386.9 621.1 2.0
1989 392.3 403.5 180.4 457.5 5.3
1988 421.0 431.6 311.7 440.0 7.2
1987 405.4 405.3 276.5 510.2 31.9
1986 392.6 401.2 293.2 438.9 19.2
1985 430.5 423.2 487.9 511.6 17.5
1984 434.6 424.5 517.8 491.3 3.7
1983 334.2 370.1 178.2 266.1 2.0
1982 338.2 376.2 139.3 298.3 5.8
1981 368.5 366.4 141.6 452.0 2.0
1980 365.8 373.3 148.0 399.0 2.0
1979 369.4 367.1 157.4 427.5 2.0


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Note:
  • Central Appalachia Coal Region includes Eastern Kentucky, Virginia, and Southern West Virginia, as displayed: Coal Regions and Coal Fields Map.


  • Source:
  • Table 2.05, Coal Transportation: Rates and Trends in the United States, EIA