Table 7.2. Receipts and Quality of Coal Delivered for the Electric Power Industry, 2004 through 2014


Bituminous Subbituminous Lignite
Period Receipts (Thousand Tons) Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Average Ash Percent by Weight Receipts (Thousand Tons) Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Average Ash Percent by Weight Receipts (Thousand Tons) Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Average Ash Percent by Weight
2004 470,619 1.52 10.4 445,603 0.36 6.0 78,268 1.05 14.2
2005 480,179 1.56 10.5 456,856 0.36 6.2 77,677 1.02 14.0
2006 489,550 1.59 10.5 504,947 0.35 6.1 75,742 0.95 14.4
2007 467,817 1.62 10.3 505,155 0.34 6.0 71,930 0.90 14.0
2008 464,362 1.68 10.6 522,228 0.34 5.8 68,945 0.86 13.8
2009 418,688 1.77 10.5 484,007 0.34 5.8 64,966 0.95 14.0
2010 403,619 1.90 10.4 491,425 0.33 5.8 71,416 0.90 14.1
2011 380,184 2.01 10.5 488,366 0.33 5.8 75,675 0.90 14.4
2012 317,398 2.23 10.6 442,674 0.32 5.8 71,848 0.93 14.6
2013 312,821 2.33 10.5 429,283 0.32 5.8 71,191 0.92 14.3
2014 334,082 2.34 10.3 440,013 0.31 5.8 71,534 0.90 14.1

* = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure. (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values under 0.5 are shown as *.)
NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes:
Bituminous coal includes anthracite and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.

- All values are final.
- See Glossary for definitions.
- Starting in January 2013, there may have been a shift in the continuity of Chapter 7 tables due to changes in the sample design of Form EIA-923 and the imputation process.
- See the EIA-923 section of the Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
- See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
- Totals may not equal the sum of components because of independent rounding.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" and predecessor forms including Form EIA-423, "Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report" and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), FERC Form 423, "Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants."