Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2015  |  Release Date: June 25, 2015  |  Next Release: July 27, 2015 
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Table ES2.A. Summary Statistics: Receipts and Cost of Fossil Fuels for the Electric Power Industry by Sector, Physical Units, 2015 and 2014
 

Total (All Sectors)
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 60,030 66,626 43.68 47.21 307 340 255,877 265,698 43.86 45.76
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,522 1,480 79.56 131.19 160 184 9,639 12,773 76.87 131.46
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 392 449 56.16 59.89 12 13 1,552 1,613 55.67 56.49
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 691,566 577,655 3.20 5.20 727 701 2,817,778 2,431,969 3.97 6.57

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 45,572 47,782 44.61 48.20 216 237 192,061 189,516 44.44 46.49
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,091 1,101 80.65 132.38 107 122 5,650 6,639 74.17 131.24
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 313 394 55.11 58.69 8 9 1,300 1,411 53.72 55.55
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 308,799 250,788 3.59 5.46 375 360 1,230,914 1,046,642 4.13 6.26

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 13,797 18,077 39.58 43.56 70 79 60,973 73,087 41.04 42.91
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 389 360 75.92 128.91 46 53 3,592 6,002 80.73 131.95
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 54 37 W W 2 2 159 149 65.65 W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 328,604 271,880 2.78 5.00 305 298 1,363,535 1,151,481 3.95 7.27

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 13 15 W W 2 2 43 70 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) 412 435 W W 2 2 1,695 1,476 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 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 649 751 W W 19 22 2,800 3,025 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 41 19 78.37 105.64 7 9 397 132 83.49 121.15
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 25 18 W W 2 2 92 52 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 53,751 54,553 W W 45 41 221,634 232,370 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.'