Electric Power Monthly

Data for October 2016  |  Release Date: December 23, 2016  |  Next Release: January 25, 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 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 58,752 67,027 39.76 41.16 280 338 525,193 663,103 41.07 43.14
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,370 2,137 60.24 55.68 144 177 13,736 20,358 55.48 72.83
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 317 390 55.43 52.05 8 11 3,470 4,075 43.35 53.63
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 767,888 804,958 3.24 3.02 758 768 8,836,876 8,292,381 2.87 3.46

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 43,418 48,715 41.05 42.30 194 224 391,467 484,096 42.26 43.93
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 845 970 59.67 57.50 91 105 9,937 12,151 54.77 72.50
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 253 334 52.47 50.64 6 9 2,976 3,418 39.61 52.37
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 356,539 367,001 3.66 3.37 403 408 4,220,826 3,837,110 3.16 3.75

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 14,743 17,340 35.14 37.04 66 85 127,810 168,714 36.49 39.88
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 487 1,131 61.10 53.42 43 57 3,553 7,889 57.26 72.86
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 56 47 W W 1 1 391 399 68.95 68.35
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 350,117 381,566 2.71 2.64 307 304 4,009,129 3,839,983 2.53 3.16

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 7 6 W W 1 1 37 92 W 64.62
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 575 523 W W 3 3 6,628 5,114 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 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 585 967 W W 19 28 5,878 10,201 W 59.31
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 37 36 62.63 77.23 10 15 246 318 58.86 84.66
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 8 9 W W 1 1 104 259 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 60,657 55,868 W W 45 53 600,294 610,174 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.'