Electric Power Monthly

Data for March 2016  |  Release Date: May 25, 2016  |  Next Release: June 23, 2016 
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2006 - March 2016 (continued)

  Petroleum Coke Natural Gas All Fossil Fuels
  Receipts Average Cost   Receipts Average Cost   Average Cost


Period
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Tons)
(Dollars
per
MMbtu)
(Dollars
per
Ton)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Mcf)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Mcf)
Percentage of
Consumption
(Dollars per MMBtu)
Annual Totals
2006 203,270 7,193 1.33 37.46 5.15 83.4 6,855,680 6,675,246 6.94 7.13 90.2 3.02
2007 161,091 5,656 1.51 43.02 5.07 77.5 7,396,233 7,200,316 7.11 7.30 90.4 3.23
2008 199,724 7,040 2.11 59.72 4.98 111.5 8,089,467 7,879,046 9.01 9.26 102.5 4.12
2009 197,921 6,954 1.61 45.89 4.63 119.3 8,319,329 8,118,550 4.74 4.86 102.3 3.04
2010 169,508 5,963 2.28 64.85 4.79 98.5 8,867,396 8,673,070 5.09 5.20 102.0 3.26
2011 171,100 5,980 3.03 86.78 5.01 98.2 9,250,652 9,056,164 4.72 4.83 103.8 3.29
2012 119,667 4,180 2.24 64.14 5.55 83.3 9,746,691 9,531,389 3.42 3.50 91.9 2.83
2013 132,474 4,660 2.18 61.95 5.41 73.5 8,721,114 8,503,424 4.33 4.44 89.7 3.09
2014 147,310 5,195 1.98 56.23 5.56 91.2 8,679,286 8,431,423 5.00 5.14 89.6 3.31
2015 135,648 4,779 1.87 52.95 5.26 87.7 10,178,706 9,843,170 3.22 3.33 89.7 2.65
Year 2014
January 10,073 357 1.82 51.28 5.26 66.1 708,775 691,024 7.02 7.20 88.4 4.07
February 10,261 363 W W 5.47 79.9 588,885 573,618 7.40 7.59 88.4 W
March 13,196 468 2.02 57.09 5.81 88.8 607,103 591,486 6.00 6.16 89.1 3.52
April 12,986 459 2.13 60.37 5.94 109.7 594,114 578,726 5.07 5.20 89.5 3.23
May 12,640 448 2.19 61.62 5.55 89.0 690,306 671,336 4.93 5.07 89.7 3.25
June 11,659 409 2.07 59.14 5.77 77.7 760,055 738,843 4.84 4.98 89.9 3.27
July 11,616 407 1.90 54.16 5.69 81.6 887,618 861,696 4.43 4.57 90.4 3.17
August 12,764 448 1.97 56.12 5.52 90.8 945,250 916,932 4.12 4.24 90.8 3.06
Sept 11,787 414 1.92 54.55 5.43 85.5 813,131 788,357 4.20 4.33 90.0 3.06
October 11,011 390 1.79 50.65 5.31 123.3 745,276 722,544 4.10 4.23 89.5 2.96
November 12,217 431 1.86 52.74 5.45 109.7 648,562 628,693 4.48 4.62 89.3 3.06
December 17,100 600 2.00 57.09 5.41 111.5 690,212 668,170 4.36 4.50 89.3 3.14
Year 2015
January 13,724 484 2.03 57.48 5.23 89.7 758,731 735,038 4.10 4.23 88.9 2.93
February 9,660 338 1.79 51.07 5.30 60.9 691,341 669,546 4.68 4.83 89.2 3.20
March 9,506 338 2.03 57.09 5.17 79.5 753,516 729,499 3.54 3.66 89.3 W
April 11,059 392 1.99 56.16 5.01 93.3 716,775 693,083 3.09 3.20 90.2 2.58
May 11,883 419 2.05 58.07 5.24 94.4 786,889 760,832 3.14 3.24 90.2 2.64
June 9,380 330 1.89 53.88 5.57 78.2 934,429 902,609 3.12 3.22 90.3 2.66
July 12,797 451 1.93 54.69 5.08 85.9 1,094,467 1,057,757 3.11 3.22 90.8 2.63
August 11,327 396 1.85 52.86 5.02 79.0 1,073,235 1,038,238 3.11 3.21 90.4 2.62
Sept 13,033 458 1.76 50.19 5.13 93.7 938,770 907,301 3.06 3.16 90.0 2.58
October 10,836 380 W W 5.09 96.1 832,943 804,172 2.91 3.01 89.1 W
November 11,781 416 1.61 45.64 5.61 112.3 784,419 759,145 2.65 2.73 89.6 2.38
December 10,661 378 1.59 44.81 5.75 103.8 813,191 785,951 2.59 2.68 88.4 2.36
Year 2016
January 9,639 341 1.38 38.93 5.68 79.5 821,121 793,369 3.01 3.11 89.0 2.52
February 11,272 408 1.30 35.80 5.53 94.7 732,394 707,751 2.70 2.79 88.7 2.37
March 10,312 363 1.41 40.14 5.33 75.9 787,991 762,618 2.23 2.31 89.7 2.22
Year to Date
2014 33,530 1,188 1.96 55.54 5.54 78.1 1,904,763 1,856,128 6.81 6.99 88.6 3.89
2015 32,891 1,160 1.96 55.50 5.24 76.3 2,203,589 2,134,084 4.09 4.22 89.1 2.97
2016 31,224 1,112 1.36 38.18 5.51 83.1 2,341,507 2,263,738 2.65 2.74 89.1 2.37
Rolling 12 Months Ending in March
2015 146,672 5,167 1.98 56.21 5.49 90.7 8,978,111 8,709,379 4.38 4.51 89.7 W
2016 133,981 4,731 W W 5.32 89.8 10,316,624 9,972,825 2.91 3.01 89.7 W

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:
PETROLEUM COKE - includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
NATURAL GAS - includes natural gas only. Prior to 2011, includes Other Gases.

- Values for 2014 and prior years are final. Values for 2015 and 2016 are preliminary.
- See Glossary for definitions.
- Starting in January 2013, there may have been 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 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."