Table 7.9. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Commercial Sector, 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 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
2013 3,507 151 W W 3.05 11.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
2014 4,096 182 W W 2.50 17.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
Year 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
Year 2013
January 390 17 W W 2.99 11.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
February 394 17 W W 3.07 12.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
March 489 21 W W 2.74 16.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
April 241 10 W W 3.04 10.4 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
May 383 17 W W 2.96 15.8 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
June 355 16 W W 2.91 15.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
July 209 9 W W 3.41 8.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
August 386 17 W W 2.82 16.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
September 143 6 W W 3.37 6.4 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
October 61 3 W W 3.34 2.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
November 202 9 W W 3.52 7.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
December 254 11 W W 3.45 8.6 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
Year 2014
January 400 18 W W 3.06 13.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
February 407 18 W W 2.91 13.7 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
March 526 24 2.98 66.22 2.39 20.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
April 640 30 2.70 58.40 1.24 36.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
May 475 21 W W 2.54 29.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
June 116 5 W W 2.88 6.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
July 261 11 W W 2.52 13.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
August 159 7 W W 2.96 9.4 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
September 306 13 W W 2.56 21.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
October 313 14 W W 2.72 23.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
November 229 10 W W 3.00 12.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
December 264 12 W W 2.96 13.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0

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."