Table 7.7 Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Independent Power Producers, 2002 - 2012

  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
2002 3,710,847 182,482 1.37 27.96 1.15 87.0 186,271 30,043 4.19 25.98 0.61 76.4
2003 4,365,996 223,984 1.34 26.20 1.15 90.4 347,546 56,138 5.41 33.50 0.58 89.7
2004 4,410,775 227,700 1.41 27.27 1.13 93.3 337,011 54,152 5.35 33.31 0.61 93.6
2005 4,459,333 229,071 1.56 30.39 1.10 83.0 381,871 61,753 8.30 51.34 0.54 97.2
2006 5,204,402 266,856 1.69 33.04 1.09 97.7 117,524 19,236 9.65 58.98 0.45 104.9
2007 5,275,454 273,216 1.71 33.11 1.06 97.5 125,025 20,486 10.49 64.01 0.45 85.0
2008 5,395,142 281,258 2.03 38.98 1.04 100.4 82,124 13,657 16.30 98.03 0.41 94.4
2009 4,563,080 240,687 2.11 39.94 1.06 101.1 68,030 11,408 10.02 59.76 0.37 102.0
2010 4,555,898 243,585 2.20 41.15 1.21 96.0 49,598 8,420 14.80 87.19 0.35 89.9
2011 4,292,284 233,295 2.28 41.95 1.25 95.9 41,599 7,096 20.30 119.01 0.50 106.9
2012 4,036,436 218,341 2.21 40.92 1.42 104.9 23,922 4,073 22.34 131.28 0.44 79.8
2010
January 376,680 19,830 2.21 42.01 1.20 85.3 5,186 895 14.92 86.41 0.30 75.4
February 343,015 18,198 2.21 41.75 1.18 88.3 2,397 416 14.78 85.23 0.30 78.2
March 401,656 21,348 2.23 41.96 1.20 107.5 4,487 747 13.69 82.23 0.55 201.3
April 359,489 19,062 2.23 41.96 1.25 113.2 2,017 354 15.12 86.17 0.30 90.2
May 374,626 19,964 2.19 41.15 1.28 106.5 2,963 508 15.27 89.08 0.36 86.2
June 342,601 18,471 2.19 40.68 1.22 83.4 4,357 738 14.22 83.97 0.33 87.9
July 370,780 20,113 2.23 41.09 1.12 81.8 6,753 1,125 13.66 81.95 0.41 67.0
August 414,300 21,970 2.23 42.11 1.25 90.1 4,622 777 14.55 86.52 0.27 75.1
September 404,409 21,646 2.20 41.04 1.23 103.2 4,031 678 13.97 83.02 0.31 95.5
October 412,301 22,106 2.15 40.10 1.23 115.5 3,720 626 15.45 91.85 0.35 135.1
November 387,870 20,899 2.15 39.94 1.19 106.9 3,898 679 16.19 92.92 0.36 120.4
December 368,173 19,977 2.18 40.13 1.18 84.9 5,167 876 16.62 97.98 0.31 87.6
2011
January 381,239 20,717 2.23 40.96 1.20 86.5 4,653 783 17.44 103.58 0.56 71.2
February 336,384 18,030 2.26 42.18 1.29 94.7 3,276 560 18.64 108.99 0.77 118.7
March 363,257 19,787 2.26 41.58 1.19 107.9 2,270 392 21.18 122.73 0.55 92.1
April 330,831 17,944 2.28 42.03 1.21 102.6 3,235 550 21.43 126.18 0.27 144.8
May 348,283 18,569 2.32 43.58 1.33 101.0 2,752 466 21.66 127.89 0.59 108.5
June 330,390 17,898 2.34 43.25 1.23 84.4 3,232 553 20.81 121.69 0.48 87.0
July 351,423 19,120 2.35 43.14 1.24 79.4 5,604 955 21.18 124.33 0.40 91.4
August 386,958 20,994 2.34 43.11 1.26 87.9 2,883 497 16.66 96.71 0.49 86.7
September 377,183 20,755 2.31 42.04 1.25 100.2 2,674 462 22.29 129.10 0.53 107.1
October 379,229 20,611 2.25 41.35 1.27 109.6 3,946 655 20.28 122.12 0.52 178.5
November 357,960 19,649 2.24 40.77 1.24 108.9 3,617 635 20.57 117.22 0.44 175.8
December 349,148 19,221 2.18 39.64 1.23 100.0 3,457 589 22.35 131.11 0.47 140.6
2012
January 388,350 21,060 2.26 41.77 1.31 115.4 2,714 456 22.60 134.74 0.30 105.3
February 337,872 18,053 2.27 42.45 1.46 113.6 1,746 295 23.54 139.55 0.43 98.9
March 301,945 16,043 2.19 41.20 1.38 115.8 893 151 24.81 146.34 0.43 63.0
April 279,069 14,935 2.14 39.96 1.36 128.0 1,229 210 25.16 147.95 0.44 77.7
May 301,903 16,397 2.21 40.78 1.39 104.1 1,913 324 23.65 139.61 0.42 75.9
June 319,532 17,466 2.14 39.18 1.56 98.3 2,573 433 21.63 128.42 0.44 71.3
July 327,180 17,996 2.24 40.71 1.31 82.4 2,341 397 20.68 121.95 0.56 61.1
August 359,430 19,491 2.25 41.57 1.42 92.8 1,813 310 21.95 128.49 0.44 73.6
September 347,329 18,971 2.17 39.83 1.41 106.6 1,531 262 W W 0.48 81.4
October 360,456 19,549 2.19 40.38 1.41 113.1 1,785 306 23.25 135.64 0.43 87.1
November 365,210 19,708 2.22 41.11 1.46 106.7 2,446 410 22.75 135.68 0.40 108.5
December 348,160 18,669 2.24 41.72 1.50 101.0 2,937 518 19.60 110.92 0.51 73.8

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"