Electric Power Monthly

Data for December 2014  |  Release Date: March 4, 2015  |  Next Release: March 24, 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, 2014 and 2013
 

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 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013
Coal (1000 tons) 74,020 68,548 48.54 45.06 327 384 836,196 823,222 46.11 45.33
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,955 1,775 85.81 126.83 225 223 28,355 20,413 120.32 124.90
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 587 444 56.64 57.05 12 12 5,091 4,660 55.81 61.95
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 664,873 695,857 4.49 5.04 722 752 8,423,883 8,503,424 5.14 4.44

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013
Coal (1000 tons) 53,851 49,103 51.19 46.32 229 258 607,877 592,772 47.31 46.51
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,058 1,166 82.89 130.56 147 142 16,281 12,814 121.16 128.57
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 499 343 54.38 54.95 8 7 4,349 3,463 53.77 60.30
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 284,687 311,919 4.74 5.05 367 400 3,614,573 3,851,241 5.30 4.59

 

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 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013
Coal (1000 tons) 19,414 18,343 40.43 40.48 74 96 219,181 217,572 41.84 40.95
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 870 576 92.53 119.40 67 66 11,760 7,205 119.39 118.88
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 53 55 W W 2 2 488 575 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 319,737 318,797 4.22 5.19 308 300 4,111,996 3,917,898 5.07 4.36

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013
Coal (1000 tons) 12 11 W W 1 1 163 151 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) 632 592 W W 2 2 5,712 5,450 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 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 December 2014 December 2013
Coal (1000 tons) 743 1,091 W W 23 29 8,976 12,727 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 27 32 92.18 113.33 11 15 315 394 110.83 112.29
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 35 45 W W 2 3 255 623 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 59,817 64,548 W W 45 50 691,601 728,835 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 2014 are preliminary. Values for 2013 are final. Mcf = thousand cubic feet.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'