Table 7.5. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Electric Utilities, 2003 - 2013

  Coal Petroleum Liquids
  Receipts Average Cost   Receipts Average Cost  


Period
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Tons)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Ton)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Barrels)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Barrel)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
Annual Totals
2003 15,292,394 746,594 1.26 25.82 0.91 98.6 605,651 95,534 4.68 29.66 0.95 90.7
2004 15,440,681 758,557 1.34 27.30 0.91 98.2 592,478 93,034 4.80 30.57 1.01 89.6
2005 15,836,924 775,890 1.53 31.22 0.94 101.9 566,320 89,303 7.17 45.46 0.89 90.9
2006 16,197,852 797,361 1.69 34.26 0.92 105.8 269,033 42,415 8.33 52.80 0.82 79.2
2007 15,561,395 767,377 1.78 36.06 0.92 100.3 216,349 34,026 9.24 58.73 0.77 59.8
2008 15,347,396 764,399 2.06 41.32 0.93 100.5 240,937 38,891 15.83 98.09 0.60 99.7
2009 14,402,019 719,253 2.22 44.47 0.99 103.4 202,598 32,959 10.44 64.18 0.51 103.5
2010 14,226,995 713,094 2.27 45.33 1.14 98.8 189,790 31,099 13.94 85.07 0.48 101.0
2011 13,871,559 699,353 2.40 47.67 1.16 101.5 144,255 23,859 20.30 122.72 0.53 114.5
2012 11,939,543 609,445 2.43 47.51 1.18 99.0 86,030 14,252 22.11 133.44 0.41 81.3
2013 11,595,328 592,772 2.38 46.51 1.23 92.9 78,101 12,814 21.09 128.57 0.43 76.2
2011
January 1,181,833 59,577 2.34 46.34 1.15 90.2 14,279 2,372 16.98 102.20 0.53 107.5
February 1,078,032 54,003 2.36 47.10 1.20 99.2 9,943 1,659 18.27 109.47 0.47 104.4
March 1,163,288 58,858 2.35 46.35 1.12 108.8 13,842 2,284 19.55 118.45 0.52 131.5
April 1,093,579 55,135 2.39 47.33 1.14 111.5 11,543 1,898 20.30 123.47 0.40 90.8
May 1,100,898 55,254 2.44 48.70 1.16 100.5 16,158 2,618 19.03 117.46 0.75 138.8
June 1,123,670 56,315 2.39 47.78 1.20 89.8 15,427 2,528 21.88 133.55 0.66 144.9
July 1,135,869 56,951 2.45 48.91 1.18 81.4 9,455 1,569 21.86 131.77 0.47 82.3
August 1,252,336 62,531 2.49 49.81 1.18 91.8 9,575 1,579 20.63 125.10 0.43 90.3
September 1,217,947 61,325 2.46 48.78 1.17 109.8 10,186 1,683 20.94 126.69 0.49 118.0
October 1,200,982 60,696 2.41 47.77 1.14 119.9 13,068 2,171 21.63 130.21 0.48 146.6
November 1,145,469 58,329 2.39 46.88 1.15 119.3 11,052 1,853 21.75 129.72 0.48 124.5
December 1,177,657 60,381 2.37 46.18 1.14 111.5 9,729 1,645 21.94 129.73 0.48 106.9
2012
January 1,065,584 54,942 2.39 46.44 1.14 105.0 8,221 1,366 21.73 130.71 0.42 91.4
February 977,965 50,084 2.41 47.06 1.22 106.8 5,975 995 22.16 133.14 0.38 79.9
March 948,751 48,359 2.44 47.94 1.21 111.4 7,907 1,294 22.94 140.22 0.42 95.1
April 873,863 43,906 2.49 49.64 1.27 110.0 6,007 1,002 23.78 142.55 0.48 74.8
May 929,247 47,009 2.47 48.73 1.25 100.2 6,122 1,029 23.35 138.90 0.46 71.4
June 952,000 48,574 2.42 47.38 1.20 90.4 9,006 1,481 22.42 136.33 0.47 85.5
July 1,051,379 53,700 2.44 47.70 1.15 83.3 9,357 1,538 20.71 126.01 0.40 75.7
August 1,118,779 56,932 2.43 47.75 1.16 92.6 7,640 1,266 21.17 127.71 0.40 79.3
September 1,011,975 51,891 2.43 47.40 1.12 100.7 6,246 1,026 21.88 133.24 0.37 80.2
October 1,013,074 51,751 2.40 47.07 1.16 105.5 6,497 1,074 22.21 134.37 0.29 78.3
November 999,479 51,032 2.40 46.93 1.17 99.5 5,800 970 22.46 134.34 0.34 75.6
December 997,447 51,264 2.39 46.58 1.19 94.0 7,253 1,212 21.36 127.87 0.42 90.1
2013
January 966,431 49,719 2.37 46.15 1.18 89.3 7,473 1,239 21.08 127.15 0.41 68.5
February 899,054 45,989 2.38 46.62 1.26 93.8 6,220 1,009 21.34 131.57 0.40 78.9
March 948,352 48,339 2.37 46.58 1.27 92.9 9,929 1,608 20.43 126.13 0.45 120.6
April 904,409 45,784 2.41 47.65 1.28 100.5 3,831 638 21.99 131.94 0.45 47.8
May 958,782 48,775 2.40 47.27 1.23 100.9 6,010 987 20.90 127.33 0.47 69.5
June 965,951 49,292 2.39 46.90 1.21 88.0 4,713 786 21.31 127.71 0.43 59.5
July 1,031,429 53,206 2.34 45.37 1.16 86.7 7,153 1,184 20.82 125.77 0.44 68.4
August 1,071,201 54,959 2.37 46.16 1.21 89.5 8,382 1,353 19.78 122.55 0.45 96.5
September 974,613 49,808 2.38 46.62 1.22 93.8 4,882 795 21.67 132.98 0.34 68.0
October 956,973 48,754 2.37 46.45 1.27 98.7 6,139 1,011 21.98 133.43 0.40 81.1
November 958,575 49,043 2.36 46.21 1.22 98.8 6,313 1,037 21.61 131.57 0.41 79.5
December 959,557 49,103 2.37 46.32 1.23 86.5 7,055 1,166 21.58 130.56 0.43 79.2

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes:
Starting in January 2013, there may be a shift in the continuity of Chapter 4 Tables, due to changes in the sample design of Form EIA-923 and the imputation process.
See the Instrument Design History section of the Form EIA-923 Technical Notes for a more detailed explanation of these changes.
See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final.
See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene, waste oil, and beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011 propane was included in Other Gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" and predecessor form(s) 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"