Electric Power Monthly

Data for May 2015  |  Release Date: July 27, 2015  |  Next Release: August 25, 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 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 61,862 69,106 44.25 47.17 316 339 317,739 334,805 43.93 46.05
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,828 1,430 76.29 127.61 167 174 11,467 14,203 76.78 131.06
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 419 446 58.07 61.41 12 12 1,971 2,059 56.18 57.59
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 755,597 672,102 3.25 5.07 748 750 3,573,375 3,104,071 3.82 6.25

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 47,094 50,122 45.07 48.21 222 237 239,155 239,638 44.57 46.85
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,192 895 75.86 131.40 109 119 6,842 7,534 74.47 131.26
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 357 383 56.26 60.11 9 8 1,657 1,794 54.27 56.52
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 336,511 307,499 3.64 5.40 378 385 1,567,425 1,354,141 4.03 6.06

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 14,078 18,254 40.58 43.49 68 78 75,051 91,342 40.95 43.02
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 627 515 77.01 121.81 48 46 4,219 6,517 80.18 131.11
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 48 50 W W 1 2 207 199 66.79 W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 360,618 308,271 2.87 4.68 322 319 1,724,153 1,459,752 3.72 6.74

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 15 21 W W 2 2 58 91 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) 488 486 W W 2 2 2,184 1,962 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 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014
Coal (1000 tons) 676 709 W W 24 22 3,475 3,734 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 10 20 86.77 107.63 10 9 407 152 83.57 119.34
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 14 13 W W 2 2 107 65 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 57,979 55,846 W W 46 44 279,613 288,215 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.'