Table 7.11. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Industrial 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 326,495 15,324 1.63 34.79 1.43 57.6 25,491 4,107 4.98 30.93 1.38 18.5
2005 339,968 16,011 1.94 41.17 1.42 61.9 36,383 5,876 6.64 41.13 1.36 26.4
2006 320,640 15,208 2.03 42.76 1.47 60.2 19,514 3,214 7.57 45.95 1.30 21.2
2007 303,091 13,540 2.20 49.16 1.36 60.1 33,637 5,514 8.53 52.06 1.33 38.8
2008 493,724 22,044 2.72 60.96 1.28 100.7 48,822 7,958 12.50 76.69 1.01 109.0
2009 431,686 19,661 2.81 61.68 1.22 99.5 55,899 9,232 9.83 59.52 0.83 112.8
2010 468,991 21,492 2.75 60.08 1.26 87.2 33,276 5,554 13.21 79.15 0.93 125.6
2011 476,108 22,204 2.93 62.86 1.33 99.5 28,939 4,878 17.67 104.83 1.08 144.8
2012 285,172 13,206 3.02 65.24 1.33 65.8 6,739 1,095 W W 1.52 40.8
2013 275,543 12,727 W W 1.32 64.4 2,431 394 18.20 112.29 1.43 15.8
2014 281,867 13,050 W W 1.33 68.4 2,290 373 17.91 109.99 1.43 15.6
Year 2012
January 26,254 1,221 W W 1.35 60.6 700 113 17.49 108.36 1.64 23.6
February 22,263 1,040 2.99 63.96 1.36 56.8 503 82 W W 1.46 37.0
March 22,967 1,071 3.06 65.58 1.23 63.6 879 147 W W 1.15 54.3
April 22,649 1,044 W W 1.37 70.5 538 87 W W 1.47 44.5
May 22,811 1,053 3.07 66.43 1.42 67.4 556 91 W W 1.40 45.8
June 22,523 1,037 W W 1.45 66.8 515 84 W W 1.52 50.8
July 24,473 1,143 W W 1.30 66.8 776 125 W W 1.63 74.9
August 26,133 1,208 W W 1.36 70.9 540 88 W W 1.62 47.6
September 23,802 1,098 W W 1.24 71.5 413 66 W W 1.71 40.5
October 24,214 1,117 W W 1.28 70.4 394 64 W W 1.58 25.8
November 23,495 1,089 W W 1.32 66.0 359 58 W W 1.54 31.5
December 23,589 1,085 3.02 65.67 1.30 61.9 565 91 W W 1.67 43.2
Year 2013
January 22,923 1,071 W W 1.23 60.6 330 53 18.32 113.35 1.58 20.1
February 20,789 962 W W 1.31 60.2 214 35 18.09 110.29 1.33 15.3
March 23,120 1,078 W W 1.24 61.7 318 52 18.11 111.18 1.25 26.9
April 21,566 986 W W 1.35 63.0 226 36 W W 1.63 18.6
May 23,533 1,082 W W 1.31 66.8 244 39 17.85 110.67 1.41 19.2
June 22,312 1,032 W W 1.18 66.0 246 40 18.19 112.54 1.69 22.2
July 24,077 1,120 W W 1.29 67.0 208 33 17.37 108.22 1.66 20.8
August 24,220 1,116 W W 1.30 68.6 161 26 18.55 113.24 1.38 17.0
September 23,042 1,066 W W 1.37 69.7 80 13 18.61 114.88 1.32 8.8
October 22,581 1,031 W W 1.38 63.7 102 17 19.09 118.20 0.80 10.1
November 23,845 1,092 W W 1.42 64.9 104 17 19.02 115.77 1.00 9.5
December 23,534 1,091 W W 1.40 61.8 198 32 18.35 113.33 1.25 7.7
Year 2014
January 23,384 1,093 W W 1.29 61.0 385 62 18.67 115.30 1.30 15.0
February 21,991 1,020 W W 1.33 62.5 332 53 20.18 125.46 1.04 19.1
March 25,143 1,161 2.92 63.25 1.41 67.2 135 22 20.74 127.74 1.16 9.3
April 22,469 1,042 3.09 66.66 1.31 70.8 142 23 17.86 110.18 1.60 14.8
May 22,090 1,028 W W 1.27 66.3 144 23 17.67 109.00 1.70 13.6
June 21,987 1,014 W W 1.40 65.9 197 32 18.15 111.64 1.79 19.5
July 24,237 1,122 W W 1.29 70.6 149 24 16.89 103.81 1.54 16.2
August 25,258 1,165 W W 1.35 73.2 117 19 W W 1.59 14.2
September 23,305 1,073 W W 1.28 71.5 140 23 17.75 108.43 1.86 14.5
October 23,967 1,110 W W 1.35 74.9 150 25 16.21 98.83 1.56 14.8
November 23,701 1,098 W W 1.37 70.7 169 28 17.46 105.26 1.42 15.1
December 24,334 1,125 W W 1.30 68.4 230 38 14.15 85.81 1.33 22.4

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."