Quick Facts

Pennsylvania Coal Facts:

2010 Production (latest available data)

  • Total Pennsylvania Coal Production:  66,532,000
  • Bituminous Coal Production:  59,397,000
  • Anthracite Coal Production:  7,135,000
  • Percentage of U.S. Total Coal Production (2010):  7
  • National Production Rank:  4th
  • Number of Active Bituminous Mines:  336
  • Surface (includes auger, refuse and GFCC):  300
  • Underground:  36

Source:  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 2010 Annual Report

Economic Benefits:

2008 (Latest Available Data)

  • Value of coal mined in PA (Direct and Indirect):  $7,477,171,696
  • Direct:  $3,247,978,670
  • Federal, state and local personal income and payroll taxes:  $750,000,000
  • Jobs Provided Directly (inc. management and non-mine personnel):  8,724
  • Jobs Direct and Indirect:  41,577
  • Coal-related Research and Development:  $497,400,000
  • Mining Products Exported from PA:  $984,000,000
  • No. of indirect jobs created by one direct mining job:  3.77

Source: The Economic Impact of the Coal Industry in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Economy League, April 2010.