Through September of 2021, West Virginia shipped 29,374,620 tons of coal to 45 electric generating plants located in 14 states. 4,663,153 tons of Central Appalachian (CAPP) West Virginia coal were delivered to 14 plants in six states. Shipments of Northern Appalachian (NAPP) thermal coal from West Virginia totaled 24,711,467 tons to 39 plants in 14 states. Total shipments of CAPP thermal coal from West Virginia to domestic utility plants are off by -6.8% compared to the same nine months of 2020. NAPP coal shipments from West Virginia to U.S. electric generating facilities are up +25.4% compared to last year. Total domestic thermal coal deliveries from West Virginia are up +18.8% compared to 2020.
West Virginia accounted for 8.6% of all coal delivered to U.S. power plants through September of this year, compared to 7.6% the same time last year. West Virginia CAPP shipments comprised 1.37% of all U.S. domestic thermal coal shipments, compared to 1.5% last year. NAPP coal from West Virginia is 7.2% of all U.S. domestic thermal coal shipments, compared to 6% the same time last year.