Electric Power Monthly

Data for March 2016  |  Release Date: May 25, 2016  |  Next Release: June 23, 2016 
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Table ES2.A. Summary Statistics: Receipts and Cost of Fossil Fuels for the Electric Power Industry by Sector, Physical Units, 2016 and 2015
 

Total (All Sectors)
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 44,893 62,520 42.88 44.07 264 317 148,122 195,007 41.37 43.95
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,133 2,602 41.94 W 133 202 3,940 8,096 44.07 76.65
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 363 338 40.14 57.09 10 11 1,112 1,160 38.18 55.50
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 762,618 729,499 2.31 3.66 719 724 2,263,738 2,134,084 2.74 4.22

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 34,824 47,541 43.61 44.10 184 223 111,455 145,568 42.45 44.22
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 854 1,669 41.26 73.85 88 132 2,869 4,527 43.89 72.47
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 294 283 34.47 54.67 7 8 927 987 32.76 53.28
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 366,817 330,809 2.62 3.90 377 384 1,084,072 970,691 3.03 4.33

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 9,404 14,193 38.68 42.80 59 70 34,786 47,257 36.75 42.15
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 251 672 43.26 80.54 36 59 975 3,213 43.49 82.13
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 48 34 W W 1 1 144 105 68.45 69.30
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 336,175 339,122 1.95 3.48 293 292 1,004,878 988,552 2.45 4.29

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 7 8 W W 1 2 19 45 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 610 432 W W 3 3 2,290 1,349 W W

 

Industrial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 March 2016 March 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 658 778 W W 20 22 1,862 2,137 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 28 262 51.02 W 9 11 95 356 55.27 84.09
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 21 21 W W 2 2 40 67 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 59,017 59,136 W W 46 45 172,499 173,492 W W


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Number of Plants represents the number of plants for which receipts data were collected this month.
.... A plant using more than one fuel may be counted multiple times.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids include distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Natural Gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Petroleum Coke includeds petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Note: Values are preliminary. Mcf = thousand cubic feet.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'