Table 7.9. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Commercial Sector, 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 9,580 399 2.10 50.44 2.59 28.4 503 91 5.38 29.73 0.02 7.5
2003 8,835 372 1.99 47.24 2.43 20.5 248 43 7.00 40.82 0.04 3.1
2004 10,682 451 2.08 49.32 2.48 23.5 3,066 527 6.19 35.96 0.20 26.9
2005 11,081 464 2.57 61.21 2.43 24.2 1,684 289 8.28 48.22 0.17 18.3
2006 12,207 518 2.63 61.95 2.51 27.5 798 137 13.50 78.70 0.17 15.5
2007 12,419 531 2.67 62.46 2.58 27.6 249 43 14.04 81.93 0.17 6.2
2008 43,997 2,009 2.65 58.12 1.73 99.4 3,800 633 17.84 107.10 0.37 102.0
2009 41,182 1,876 2.90 63.68 1.67 104.3 3,517 583 10.82 65.26 0.45 122.1
2010 37,778 1,747 2.82 61.06 1.77 101.6 2,395 400 15.24 91.25 0.38 106.3
2011 35,892 1,686 2.92 62.24 1.78 101.1 1,959 325 19.67 118.66 0.55 108.0
2012 4,427 192 3.41 78.71 2.75 13.2 247 43 W W 0.00 11.0
2010
January 3,452 162 2.79 59.44 1.73 83.9 NM NM NM NM 0.43 77.6
February 3,364 156 2.87 61.93 1.78 93.2 NM NM NM NM 0.38 73.4
March 3,478 161 2.90 62.65 1.64 107.7 NM NM NM NM 0.45 330.9
April 2,983 137 2.80 61.12 1.47 116.7 NM NM NM NM 0.23 81.8
May 2,820 132 2.71 58.00 1.41 111.4 NM NM NM NM 0.48 106.2
June 2,874 132 2.99 65.29 1.97 97.6 NM NM NM NM 0.42 116.2
July 2,933 132 2.83 62.64 2.07 93.4 NM NM NM NM 0.35 72.4
August 3,381 157 2.79 60.14 1.87 103.2 NM NM NM NM 0.41 58.4
September 3,045 141 2.85 61.82 1.84 105.8 NM NM NM NM 0.35 122.5
October 2,864 133 2.82 60.52 1.71 109.9 NM NM NM NM 0.31 283.6
November 3,365 155 2.86 62.19 1.75 121.1 NM NM NM NM 0.35 145.5
December 3,217 151 2.69 57.30 1.96 91.5 NM NM NM NM 0.31 89.2
2011
January 3,297 155 2.80 59.41 1.84 82.3 NM NM NM NM 0.62 49.1
February 3,289 154 2.88 61.47 1.79 88.9 NM NM NM NM 0.63 104.3
March 3,388 161 2.79 58.87 1.74 97.7 NM NM NM NM 0.55 165.7
April 2,649 126 2.79 58.65 1.92 101.9 NM NM NM NM 0.30 160.4
May 2,730 127 3.08 66.22 1.75 102.4 NM NM NM NM 0.72 127.4
June 3,222 147 3.16 68.99 1.79 113.1 NM NM NM NM 0.65 215.3
July 2,954 137 3.04 65.63 1.90 94.3 NM NM NM NM 0.43 171.7
August 2,881 132 3.12 68.18 1.88 101.9 NM NM NM NM 0.51 126.1
September 2,710 126 3.01 64.84 1.80 102.8 NM NM NM NM 0.53 71.7
October 2,789 136 2.74 56.21 1.56 123.7 NM NM NM NM 0.52 225.0
November 2,922 140 2.82 58.95 1.72 119.0 NM NM NM NM 0.52 101.0
December 3,061 145 2.87 60.55 1.71 104.4 NM NM NM NM 0.51 163.2
2012
January 399 17 W W 2.86 11.3 10 2 23.14 133.20 0.00 2.2
February 394 17 3.62 83.49 2.90 12.7 2 0.36 W W 0.00 1.7
March 416 18 3.50 81.68 2.65 14.0 2 0.36 W W 0.00 1.5
April 523 22 W W 1.62 21.2 14 3 W W 0.00 13.8
May 409 18 3.71 85.51 2.70 16.4 5 1 W W 0.00 3.3
June 291 13 W W 2.57 11.7 48 8 W W 0.00 30.3
July 239 10 W W 2.87 8.6 21 4 W W 0.00 6.5
August 464 21 W W 2.69 17.1 47 8 W W 0.00 24.8
September 241 11 W W 3.13 9.9 19 3 W W 0.00 16.5
October 159 7 W W 3.53 6.9 42 7 W W 0.00 31.5
November 380 17 W W 3.19 13.5 18 3 W W 0.00 10.1
December 511 22 2.94 67.86 3.21 15.7 18 3 W W 0.00 10.3

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"