Table 7.18. Average Cost of Petroleum Liquids Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, 2012 and 2011
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  Year 2012 Year 2011 Percentage Change Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2011
New England 18.64 W W 21.43 21.12 18.47 W
Connecticut W 21.91 W 23.87 NM W 21.93
Maine W W W -- NM W W
Massachusetts 17.17 19.76 -13% 17.45 NM 17.16 19.66
New Hampshire 23.23 W W 23.23 19.90 -- W
Rhode Island -- W W -- NM -- W
Vermont 24.11 NM NM 24.11 NM -- --
Middle Atlantic W 20.15 W 21.01 19.21 W 20.66
New Jersey 19.77 18.36 7.7% -- NM 19.77 20.28
New York W 19.66 W 21.01 20.00 W 19.36
Pennsylvania 21.84 22.19 -1.6% -- NM 21.84 22.19
East North Central 23.10 22.33 3.4% 22.98 22.20 23.73 23.18
Illinois W 23.72 W 24.35 23.09 W 24.09
Indiana 23.19 W W 23.19 21.83 -- W
Michigan W W W 22.67 22.13 W W
Ohio 23.06 22.26 3.6% 23.03 22.32 23.22 21.95
Wisconsin W W W 22.00 22.49 W W
West North Central 22.37 22.53 -0.7% 22.37 22.51 -- NM
Iowa 22.91 W W 22.91 22.91 -- W
Kansas 22.93 22.20 3.3% 22.93 22.20 -- --
Minnesota 23.76 W W 23.76 23.48 -- W
Missouri 20.42 W W 20.42 21.61 -- W
Nebraska 22.96 22.77 0.8% 22.96 22.77 -- --
North Dakota 23.80 23.44 1.5% 23.80 23.44 -- --
South Dakota 20.69 W W 20.69 23.29 -- W
South Atlantic W 19.11 W 21.38 18.88 W 20.94
Delaware W W W -- NM W W
District of Columbia W W W -- -- W W
Florida W 18.52 W 20.16 18.49 W NM
Georgia W 22.72 W 24.24 22.74 W NM
Maryland 22.67 21.30 6.4% -- NM 22.67 21.31
North Carolina W 21.95 W 23.18 22.01 W NM
South Carolina 21.36 21.34 0.1% 21.36 21.34 -- --
Virginia W 17.69 W 18.74 17.17 W 22.15
West Virginia W W W 23.34 23.12 W W
East South Central W W W 22.62 21.39 W W
Alabama W W W 22.81 22.05 W W
Kentucky 22.92 22.93 -0.0% 22.92 22.93 -- --
Mississippi 22.22 NM NM 22.22 NM -- --
Tennessee 22.08 21.55 2.5% 22.08 21.55 -- --
West South Central 22.72 21.18 7.3% 22.88 19.96 22.59 22.39
Arkansas W W W 22.99 21.73 W W
Louisiana W W W 22.37 14.49 W W
Oklahoma 22.77 NM NM 22.77 NM -- --
Texas W W W 23.00 22.00 W W
Mountain 23.32 23.30 0.1% 23.86 23.50 19.01 21.74
Arizona 23.41 23.18 1.0% 23.41 23.18 -- --
Colorado W 22.96 W 16.94 22.96 W --
Idaho -- NM -- -- NM -- --
Montana W 20.92 W -- 20.48 W 21.02
Nevada W W W 25.23 23.94 W W
New Mexico 25.77 W W 25.77 25.16 -- W
Utah W W W 23.55 23.47 W W
Wyoming 22.40 23.65 -5.3% 22.40 23.65 -- --
Pacific Contiguous W 23.52 W 24.93 24.10 W NM
California 26.89 W W 26.89 23.74 -- W
Oregon 22.68 23.73 -4.4% 22.68 23.73 -- --
Washington W W W 24.73 27.02 W W
Pacific Noncontiguous W W W 22.12 20.70 W W
Alaska 23.40 22.95 2.0% 23.40 22.95 -- --
Hawaii W W W 21.99 20.42 W W
U.S. Total 22.16 20.30 9.2% 22.11 20.30 22.34 20.30

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 for are final.
See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report.