West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

1998 Methods of Coal Production and Shipment

Method of Production Tonnage   Method of Shipment Tonnage
Auger: 914,600   Rail: 104,122,424
Conventional: 1,004,496   River: 21,591,876
Continuous: 76,954,561   Truck: 44,297,423
Shortwall/Longwall: 47,123,931   Used Locally: 22,460
Total Underground: 125,997,588   Total Tons Distributed 169,918,795
Total Surface: 54,796,424   (NOTE initial shipments from mine)  
Total Tonnage: 180,794,012      

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Last Updated on 5/7/1999