Table 7.6. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Electric Utilities, 2002 - 2012 (continued)

  Petroleum Coke Natural Gas All Fossil Fuels
  Receipts Average Cost   Receipts Average Cost   Average Cost


Period
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Tons)
(Dollars
per
MMbtu)
(Dollars
per
Ton)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Mcf)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Mcf)
Percentage of
Consumption
(Dollars per MMBtu)
Annual Totals
2002 75,711 2,677 0.63 17.68 4.98 126.0 1,680,518 1,634,734 3.68 3.78 72.3 1.53
2003 89,618 3,165 0.74 20.94 5.51 124.0 1,486,088 1,439,513 5.59 5.77 81.6 1.74
2004 107,985 3,817 0.89 25.15 5.10 92.0 1,542,746 1,499,933 6.15 6.33 82.9 1.87
2005 102,450 3,632 1.29 36.31 5.16 87.9 1,835,221 1,780,721 8.32 8.57 83.4 2.38
2006 99,471 3,516 1.49 42.21 5.11 97.2 2,222,289 2,163,113 7.36 7.56 87.3 2.45
2007 84,812 2,964 1.73 49.57 5.09 105.6 2,378,104 2,315,637 7.47 7.67 84.6 2.61
2008 80,987 2,843 2.13 60.51 5.36 123.8 2,856,354 2,784,642 9.15 9.39 102.0 3.33
2009 109,126 3,833 1.68 47.84 5.02 138.8 3,033,133 2,962,640 5.50 5.63 101.8 2.87
2010 103,152 3,628 2.38 67.65 5.03 109.1 3,395,962 3,327,919 5.43 5.54 101.1 2.99
2011 99,208 3,445 3.08 88.73 5.17 99.9 3,571,348 3,507,613 5.00 5.09 101.8 3.08
2012 72,782 2,521 2.30 66.40 5.46 119.8 4,083,579 4,003,457 3.74 3.81 97.6 2.86
2010
January 9,040 317 1.76 50.18 5.38 112.1 254,841 249,848 6.93 7.07 102.0 3.26
February 5,337 188 1.96 55.49 5.09 72.9 217,554 213,267 6.39 6.52 100.6 3.06
March 8,021 284 2.24 63.36 4.99 92.2 214,554 210,587 5.72 5.83 101.3 2.91
April 9,899 347 2.30 65.45 5.03 137.3 218,064 213,690 5.20 5.30 101.6 2.82
May 7,673 269 2.32 66.03 4.99 103.1 270,661 265,218 5.20 5.30 101.3 2.94
June 8,998 317 2.22 63.05 5.32 99.2 324,142 317,528 5.42 5.54 101.0 3.05
July 9,979 354 2.50 70.63 4.71 103.9 399,566 391,191 5.47 5.58 100.8 3.19
August 11,742 410 2.69 76.96 4.91 143.5 421,843 413,154 5.24 5.35 100.4 3.14
September 10,150 355 2.71 77.34 4.93 120.0 315,571 308,882 4.81 4.92 100.9 2.93
October 8,639 301 2.51 72.03 4.90 123.2 269,281 263,756 4.77 4.87 101.4 2.82
November 5,740 208 2.28 62.94 5.22 103.3 226,257 222,019 4.73 4.83 101.2 2.79
December 7,933 277 2.75 78.60 5.05 101.0 263,628 258,780 5.64 5.75 101.8 2.97
2011
January 8,049 282 3.35 95.62 5.29 70.5 250,362 245,767 5.49 5.59 103.0 3.03
February 7,252 252 3.02 87.15 5.43 85.3 219,131 214,884 5.34 5.45 102.9 2.98
March 7,009 241 3.32 96.60 5.70 70.2 224,855 220,793 4.95 5.04 101.5 2.93
April 7,274 252 3.52 101.68 5.20 115.4 255,479 251,362 5.19 5.27 103.1 3.07
May 7,519 261 3.57 102.83 5.01 112.7 278,209 273,629 5.17 5.25 101.8 3.18
June 8,072 278 2.85 82.53 5.08 92.2 341,274 335,202 5.28 5.37 101.5 3.26
July 10,742 374 3.41 98.06 4.79 104.0 443,001 434,122 5.11 5.22 100.9 3.31
August 10,040 349 3.18 91.43 5.26 105.9 434,451 425,557 4.97 5.07 101.1 3.22
September 9,822 341 2.94 84.64 5.14 102.3 316,215 311,382 4.89 4.97 101.5 3.08
October 8,352 289 3.23 93.48 5.11 126.2 275,463 270,541 4.71 4.80 101.4 3.01
November 7,303 253 2.11 60.87 5.15 163.4 250,718 246,675 4.50 4.57 101.8 2.91
December 7,774 273 2.34 66.68 5.09 108.4 282,188 277,700 4.40 4.47 102.5 2.88
2012
January 7,379 255 2.45 71.02 4.81 85.9 279,420 274,897 4.05 4.12 96.4 2.85
February 6,359 217 2.46 71.86 5.19 94.5 273,306 268,688 3.72 3.79 97.7 2.78
March 5,557 194 1.93 55.37 5.76 181.7 293,402 288,321 3.39 3.45 97.6 2.79
April 4,870 169 1.98 57.09 5.08 140.6 323,371 315,071 3.12 3.21 98.1 2.76
May 4,136 143 2.75 79.88 5.42 95.2 376,312 368,744 3.27 3.33 97.8 2.79
June 5,504 188 2.40 70.40 5.87 110.8 400,778 392,707 3.42 3.49 97.4 2.84
July 3,695 127 2.64 76.56 5.84 70.0 491,080 480,504 3.64 3.72 97.7 2.92
August 5,434 188 2.62 75.86 5.63 110.5 444,330 435,215 3.80 3.88 97.3 2.91
September 8,450 294 2.50 71.95 5.53 162.9 356,511 349,654 3.74 3.82 97.4 2.85
October 7,203 251 2.07 59.25 5.53 161.4 304,602 298,960 4.18 4.26 98.1 2.90
November 6,304 221 2.00 57.04 5.51 126.3 262,811 257,894 4.49 4.58 97.3 2.91
December 7,891 276 2.05 58.55 5.55 162.2 277,655 272,801 4.47 4.55 98.5 2.94

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.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas 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"