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Data for September 2016  |  Release Date: November 29, 2016  |  Next Release: December 23, 2016 
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2006 - September 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 138,668 4,897 1.84 52.11 5.25 94.4 10,173,502 9,842,581 3.23 3.34 89.9 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 14,001 495 2.00 56.58 5.22 96.9 751,373 727,845 4.11 4.24 88.3 2.92
February 9,854 345 1.76 50.27 5.29 67.4 687,566 665,945 4.70 4.85 88.9 3.19
March 9,700 346 2.00 56.19 5.16 91.9 755,061 731,417 3.55 3.66 89.5 2.78
April 11,283 401 1.96 55.27 5.00 98.8 717,016 693,722 3.10 3.21 90.7 2.58
May 12,122 428 2.02 57.16 5.23 98.3 787,887 762,232 3.14 3.25 90.9 2.64
June 9,569 337 1.87 53.03 5.55 84.8 934,171 902,955 3.12 3.23 90.5 2.66
July 13,055 461 1.90 53.83 5.07 94.1 1,093,897 1,057,630 3.11 3.22 90.7 2.63
August 11,554 405 1.82 52.03 5.01 85.3 1,073,001 1,038,464 3.11 3.22 90.4 2.62
Sept 13,295 468 1.74 49.40 5.12 98.6 938,261 907,211 3.06 3.17 90.0 2.57
October 11,080 390 1.83 52.05 5.08 101.6 833,330 804,958 2.92 3.02 89.1 2.47
November 12,117 429 1.59 44.93 5.59 117.3 783,337 758,502 2.65 2.74 89.8 2.38
December 11,037 393 1.57 44.13 5.73 108.4 818,600 791,698 2.59 2.68 89.1 2.36
Year 2016
January 9,639 341 1.38 38.93 5.68 81.2 818,708 791,024 3.01 3.12 89.0 2.52
February 11,272 408 1.30 35.80 5.53 98.1 731,668 707,054 2.70 2.79 88.9 2.37
March 10,312 363 1.41 40.14 5.33 76.5 794,734 769,140 2.23 2.31 89.8 2.22
April 10,307 369 1.35 37.75 5.56 80.0 773,392 748,603 2.42 2.50 89.8 2.31
May 8,347 299 W W 5.34 66.8 856,126 829,445 2.40 2.47 90.2 W
June 6,894 240 1.41 40.48 4.67 52.1 1,019,031 987,362 2.67 2.76 91.0 2.40
July 10,031 355 1.47 41.45 5.14 72.8 1,185,292 1,147,427 2.97 3.07 90.9 2.56
August 11,032 398 1.75 48.48 5.42 78.7 1,195,594 1,154,173 2.96 3.06 90.4 2.53
Sept 10,740 381 2.04 57.51 5.17 85.0 967,740 934,760 3.08 3.19 90.8 2.56
Year to Date
2014 106,982 3,774 2.01 57.08 5.62 84.9 6,595,236 6,412,017 5.22 5.36 89.7 3.39
2015 104,434 3,686 1.90 53.80 5.18 90.4 7,738,236 7,487,423 3.39 3.50 90.1 2.72
2016 88,577 3,154 1.50 42.14 5.34 76.5 8,342,283 8,068,988 2.74 2.83 90.2 2.43
Rolling 12 Months Ending in September
2015 144,762 5,106 1.90 53.85 5.24 95.9 9,822,285 9,506,830 3.58 3.70 89.9 2.81
2016 122,811 4,365 W W 5.38 83.4 10,777,550 10,424,145 2.74 2.83 90.0 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 2015 and prior years are final. Values for 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."