Table 7.6. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Electric Utilities, 2009 - 2019 (continued)

  Petroleum Coke Natural Gas All Fossil Fuels
  Receipts Average Cost   Receipts Average Cost   Average Cost


Period
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Tons)
(Dollars
per
MMbtu)
(Dollars
per
Ton)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Mcf)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Mcf)
Percentage of
Consumption
(Dollars per MMBtu)
Annual Totals
2009 109,126 3,833 1.68 47.84 5.02 138.8 3,033,133 2,962,640 5.50 5.63 101.8 2.87
2010 103,152 3,628 2.38 67.65 5.03 109.1 3,395,962 3,327,919 5.43 5.54 101.1 2.99
2011 99,208 3,445 3.08 88.73 5.17 99.9 3,571,348 3,507,613 5.00 5.09 101.8 3.08
2012 72,782 2,521 2.30 66.40 5.46 119.8 4,083,579 4,003,457 3.74 3.81 97.6 2.86
2013 99,088 3,463 2.11 60.30 5.34 101.6 3,939,408 3,851,241 4.49 4.59 97.0 2.99
2014 123,793 4,349 1.89 53.77 5.56 126.3 3,876,549 3,772,596 5.17 5.31 96.7 3.16
2015 115,929 4,069 1.77 50.44 5.23 130.1 4,717,748 4,565,040 3.52 3.64 96.0 2.67
2016 99,706 3,538 1.52 42.85 5.38 103.1 5,075,337 4,907,538 3.15 3.26 97.0 2.54
2017 90,481 3,224 2.15 60.31 5.55 117.6 4,794,383 4,640,827 3.62 3.74 96.8 2.68
2018 83,211 2,940 2.56 72.34 5.74 106.8 5,553,558 5,379,459 3.68 3.80 96.2 2.80
2019 54,266 1,896 1.92 54.88 5.50 91.0 6,026,974 5,831,134 3.03 3.13 97.0 2.53
Year 2017
January 7,058 251 2.14 60.16 5.67 83.3 337,934 326,650 4.31 4.46 95.7 2.82
February 7,593 271 2.00 56.03 5.85 124.3 294,739 285,524 3.80 3.92 96.7 2.62
March 8,628 309 2.06 57.51 5.29 143.9 355,327 344,045 3.53 3.64 97.0 2.67
April 5,835 208 2.00 55.96 5.34 188.7 337,897 327,119 3.52 3.63 97.7 2.65
May 6,776 242 2.05 57.46 5.57 91.5 383,048 371,448 3.68 3.80 98.5 2.73
June 8,386 298 2.14 60.07 5.55 105.5 441,947 428,006 3.55 3.66 97.6 2.67
July 8,245 292 2.11 59.61 5.49 107.5 554,753 536,355 3.45 3.57 96.5 2.68
August 7,676 273 2.11 59.17 5.45 119.8 519,869 502,857 3.42 3.53 96.7 2.62
September 7,658 274 2.12 59.07 5.42 130.2 434,880 420,328 3.54 3.66 96.4 2.65
October 7,454 265 2.37 66.84 5.58 154.2 389,164 376,992 3.55 3.66 97.1 2.63
November 7,084 252 2.52 70.93 5.66 107.1 342,125 331,573 3.64 3.76 96.6 2.66
December 8,088 287 2.17 60.99 5.74 123.5 402,703 389,931 3.71 3.83 95.6 2.74
Year 2018
January 7,009 248 2.38 67.41 5.31 83.4 423,606 410,310 5.20 5.37 95.5 3.41
February 7,769 277 2.43 68.09 5.49 117.9 359,760 348,729 3.81 3.93 95.0 2.79
March 7,841 281 2.54 70.89 5.54 141.5 397,572 384,900 3.46 3.57 96.4 2.64
April 6,564 232 2.56 72.38 6.09 119.0 377,302 365,948 3.30 3.40 97.5 2.63
May 4,344 152 2.41 68.58 6.09 108.3 452,870 438,567 3.24 3.35 94.8 2.63
June 7,382 260 2.73 77.61 5.97 96.2 525,751 509,192 3.28 3.39 97.2 2.67
July 8,147 287 2.73 77.48 5.73 100.4 632,132 612,044 3.27 3.38 95.1 2.69
August 8,183 288 2.82 80.03 5.67 105.4 607,246 588,293 3.33 3.44 96.5 2.68
September 7,493 263 3.05 86.74 5.59 101.2 535,618 518,216 3.28 3.39 97.0 2.68
October 5,415 191 2.55 72.24 5.80 120.4 464,777 450,302 3.57 3.68 97.8 2.74
November 6,524 229 2.23 63.55 5.88 116.4 390,167 378,446 4.26 4.39 94.9 2.93
December 6,541 232 2.04 57.52 5.91 96.0 386,756 374,513 4.92 5.08 96.2 3.16
Year 2019
January 5,447 192 2.08 59.13 5.93 73.8 446,581 432,740 4.13 4.26 97.1 2.94
February 4,486 155 2.27 65.75 5.78 69.4 414,367 398,782 3.76 3.90 96.0 2.84
March 3,725 130 2.43 69.63 6.15 66.9 432,758 419,315 3.63 3.74 96.4 2.84
April 3,159 111 2.71 76.93 5.65 101.5 401,329 388,531 3.05 3.15 96.7 2.55
May 4,631 162 2.24 63.78 5.41 73.8 471,417 457,391 2.92 3.01 99.1 2.50
June 3,740 130 2.18 62.61 5.15 85.7 546,353 529,347 2.73 2.82 97.6 2.43
July 5,723 199 2.01 57.76 5.22 86.8 662,600 640,466 2.63 2.72 96.9 2.38
August 6,693 235 1.72 48.82 5.15 115.7 680,091 657,152 2.52 2.61 96.6 2.31
September 3,034 105 1.68 48.71 5.58 56.6 577,988 559,208 2.75 2.84 97.0 2.40
October 1,738 60 1.51 43.76 5.45 92.3 496,610 480,428 2.69 2.78 96.7 2.35
November 6,654 232 1.46 41.78 5.38 227.7 427,761 413,977 3.13 3.24 97.1 2.52
December 5,236 183 1.14 32.50 5.44 132.2 469,120 453,798 3.12 3.22 96.9 2.50

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes:
Beginning in January 2013, the threshold for reporting fuel receipts data was changed from 50 megawatts to 200 megawatts of nameplate capacity for plants primarily fueled by natural gas, petroleum coke, distillate fuel oil, and residual fuel oil. In addition, the requirement to report self-produced and minor fuels, i.e., blast furnace gas, other manufactured gases, kerosene, jet fuel, propane, and waste oils was eliminated. The threshold for coal plants remained at 50 megawatts. The following caveats for each fuel type should be noted:
PETROLEUM COKE - includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
NATURAL GAS - includes natural gas only. Prior to 2011, includes Other Gases.

- Values are final.
- See Glossary for definitions.
- Starting in January 2013, there may have been a shift in the continuity of Chapter 7 tables due to changes in the sample design of Form EIA-923 and the imputation process.
- See the EIA-923 section of the Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
- See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
- Totals may not equal the sum of components because of independent rounding.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" and predecessor forms including Form EIA-423, "Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report" and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), FERC Form 423, "Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants."