Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2016  |  Release Date: November 29, 2016  |  Next Release: December 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 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 59,344 70,737 40.79 42.67 283 349 466,441 596,077 41.24 43.36
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,332 2,316 57.12 58.83 151 188 12,366 18,221 54.96 74.90
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 381 468 57.51 49.40 8 13 3,154 3,686 42.14 53.80
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 934,760 907,211 3.19 3.17 777 798 8,068,988 7,487,423 2.83 3.50

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 43,523 51,091 42.41 44.03 196 232 348,050 435,381 42.41 44.11
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 895 1,157 55.59 59.76 93 108 9,092 11,181 54.32 73.79
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 320 429 55.58 49.08 6 9 2,723 3,084 38.42 52.56
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 440,900 413,887 3.55 3.52 414 424 3,864,287 3,470,109 3.12 3.79

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 15,336 18,605 35.53 38.03 68 86 113,068 151,375 36.67 40.21
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 418 1,134 59.95 57.12 47 67 3,065 6,759 56.67 76.42
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 53 16 W W 1 1 334 352 68.97 68.28
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 433,304 431,110 2.72 2.79 314 319 3,659,011 3,458,417 2.51 3.22

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 7 2 W W 1 1 30 87 W 64.92
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 591 620 W W 3 3 6,053 4,592 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 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015
Coal (1000 tons) 477 1,038 W W 18 30 5,294 9,234 W 59.52
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 20 25 66.33 82.72 11 13 209 281 58.19 85.62
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 8 24 W W 1 3 96 250 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 59,964 61,594 W W 46 52 539,637 554,306 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.'