Table 7.7 Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Independent Power Producers, 2004 - 2014

  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
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
2013 4,032,431 217,572 2.20 40.95 1.48 99.1 43,432 7,205 19.71 118.88 0.45 110.1
2014 4,243,949 226,600 2.25 42.20 1.61 100.1 71,774 11,980 19.90 119.36 0.45 101.0
Year 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
Year 2013
January 352,557 18,976 2.21 41.20 1.51 99.1 2,963 495 21.11 126.80 0.54 45.0
February 308,971 16,694 2.18 40.44 1.56 93.3 4,345 712 20.68 126.61 0.51 117.8
March 319,485 17,108 2.24 41.93 1.57 94.1 4,016 661 19.63 119.32 0.41 206.0
April 303,157 16,041 2.21 41.98 1.60 106.6 2,074 350 W W 0.44 94.2
May 345,413 18,316 2.23 42.25 1.53 113.7 2,404 402 20.48 122.55 0.43 104.1
June 331,183 17,955 2.22 40.98 1.41 95.5 2,048 344 20.51 122.17 0.43 84.9
July 336,772 18,662 2.18 39.50 1.28 86.5 3,386 564 20.03 120.23 0.46 68.0
August 369,852 20,185 2.16 39.71 1.41 99.2 3,449 582 19.54 115.78 0.39 147.1
September 361,593 19,609 2.20 40.72 1.48 101.2 4,942 821 18.64 112.29 0.40 180.6
October 338,484 18,086 2.22 41.67 1.47 108.4 3,904 647 19.14 115.55 0.47 175.5
November 328,769 17,596 2.18 40.82 1.50 109.0 6,401 1,051 18.52 113.07 0.49 284.8
December 336,195 18,343 2.20 40.48 1.44 90.2 3,498 576 19.73 119.40 0.43 61.3
Year 2014
January 356,260 19,360 2.25 41.46 1.56 86.8 14,823 2,481 22.05 132.09 0.46 43.7
February 324,520 17,309 2.31 43.39 1.62 83.0 13,652 2,247 21.53 131.09 0.39 189.3
March 383,238 19,906 2.32 44.67 1.66 97.8 6,096 1,023 22.59 134.69 0.52 66.2
April 368,214 19,193 2.29 44.00 1.60 114.9 2,150 365 21.88 129.00 0.48 127.7
May 358,005 18,880 2.30 43.62 1.65 113.3 3,198 529 20.19 121.99 0.52 145.8
June 346,608 18,528 2.29 42.89 1.64 100.1 2,867 477 21.11 126.96 0.51 141.6
July 346,695 18,879 2.24 41.19 1.53 90.0 2,327 391 21.59 128.64 0.50 96.7
August 366,331 19,740 2.22 41.23 1.63 96.0 2,265 382 W W 0.49 79.5
September 342,392 18,355 2.21 41.35 1.70 101.3 3,161 526 19.20 115.97 0.50 156.6
October 345,463 18,416 2.18 40.98 1.57 115.9 5,762 961 17.58 105.43 0.44 279.8
November 338,083 18,186 2.19 40.72 1.58 101.8 10,107 1,695 15.62 93.26 0.38 374.5
December 368,141 19,847 2.20 40.90 1.54 112.9 5,366 904 15.41 91.46 0.53 201.5

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

Notes:
Beginning in January 2013, the threshold for reporting fuel receipts data was changed from 50 megawatts to 200 megawatts of nameplate capacity for plants primarily fueled by natural gas, petroleum coke, distillate fuel oil, and residual fuel oil. In addition, the requirement to report self-produced and minor fuels, i.e., blast furnace gas, other manufactured gases, kerosene, jet fuel, propane, and waste oils was eliminated. The threshold for coal plants remained at 50 megawatts. The following caveats for each fuel type should be noted:
COAL - includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, synthesis gas was included in the category of Other Gases.
PETROLEUM LIQUIDS - includes distillate fuel oil and residual fuel oil. Prior to 2013, petroleum liquids included distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel, waste oil, and, beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011, propane was included in the category of Other Gases.

- 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."