Electric Power Monthly

Data for December 2016  |  Release Date: February 24, 2017  |  Next Release: March 24, 2017 
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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 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 56,315 58,569 39.85 41.43 270 326 638,688 782,929 40.87 42.86
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,308 1,657 W 53.52 177 186 16,610 24,320 56.72 69.79
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 355 393 57.94 44.13 9 13 4,166 4,897 46.23 52.11
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 706,054 791,698 4.10 2.68 753 741 10,258,745 9,842,581 2.97 3.34

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 40,148 42,781 41.24 42.64 187 215 473,034 571,707 42.09 43.71
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 924 1,209 64.58 52.14 114 120 11,943 14,747 56.02 69.13
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 284 297 56.17 38.62 7 9 3,538 4,069 42.77 50.44
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 335,619 373,572 4.30 3.03 407 396 4,892,960 4,565,040 3.26 3.64

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 15,642 14,836 35.67 36.85 66 82 158,742 198,982 36.34 39.39
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 367 409 W 56.22 53 52 4,369 9,189 58.50 70.36
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 55 65 W W 1 1 492 524 68.91 68.22
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 304,102 350,090 3.96 2.29 296 287 4,628,280 4,530,195 2.63 3.04

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 9 8 W W 1 1 57 109 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) 549 507 W W 3 3 7,766 6,371 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 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 516 944 W W 16 28 6,856 12,132 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 17 38 63.57 72.24 10 14 299 385 59.50 82.47
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 16 30 W W 1 3 135 304 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 65,784 67,528 W W 47 55 729,741 740,975 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 for 2016 are preliminary. Values for 2015 are final. Mcf = thousand cubic feet.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'