Table 7.7 Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Independent Power Producers, 2006 - 2016

  Coal Petroleum Liquids
  Receipts Average Cost   Receipts Average Cost  


Period
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Tons)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Ton)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Barrels)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Barrel)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
Annual Totals
2006 5,204,402 266,856 1.69 33.04 1.09 97.7 117,524 19,236 9.65 58.98 0.45 104.9
2007 5,275,454 273,216 1.71 33.11 1.06 97.5 125,025 20,486 10.49 64.01 0.45 85.0
2008 5,395,142 281,258 2.03 38.98 1.04 100.4 82,124 13,657 16.30 98.03 0.41 94.4
2009 4,563,080 240,687 2.11 39.94 1.06 101.1 68,030 11,408 10.02 59.76 0.37 102.0
2010 4,555,898 243,585 2.20 41.15 1.21 96.0 49,598 8,420 14.80 87.19 0.35 89.9
2011 4,292,284 233,295 2.28 41.95 1.25 95.9 41,599 7,096 20.30 119.01 0.50 106.9
2012 4,036,436 218,341 2.21 40.92 1.42 104.9 23,922 4,073 22.34 131.28 0.44 79.8
2013 4,032,431 217,572 2.20 40.95 1.48 99.1 43,432 7,205 19.71 118.88 0.45 110.1
2014 4,243,949 226,600 2.25 42.20 1.61 100.1 71,774 11,980 19.90 119.36 0.45 101.0
2015 3,731,508 198,982 2.10 39.39 1.66 100.5 55,248 9,189 11.69 70.36 0.46 86.5
2016 3,047,358 164,648 1.93 35.69 1.73 91.8 25,975 4,410 9.97 58.79 0.48 75.1
Year 2014
January 356,260 19,360 2.25 41.46 1.56 86.8 14,823 2,481 22.05 132.09 0.46 43.7
February 324,520 17,309 2.31 43.39 1.62 83.0 13,652 2,247 21.53 131.09 0.39 189.3
March 383,238 19,906 2.32 44.67 1.66 97.8 6,096 1,023 22.59 134.69 0.52 66.2
April 368,214 19,193 2.29 44.00 1.60 114.9 2,150 365 21.88 129.00 0.48 127.7
May 358,005 18,880 2.30 43.62 1.65 113.3 3,198 529 20.19 121.99 0.52 145.8
June 346,608 18,528 2.29 42.89 1.64 100.1 2,867 477 21.11 126.96 0.51 141.6
July 346,695 18,879 2.24 41.19 1.53 90.0 2,327 391 21.59 128.64 0.50 96.7
August 366,331 19,740 2.22 41.23 1.63 96.0 2,265 382 W W 0.49 79.5
September 342,392 18,355 2.21 41.35 1.70 101.3 3,161 526 19.20 115.97 0.50 156.6
October 345,463 18,416 2.18 40.98 1.57 115.9 5,762 961 17.58 105.43 0.44 279.8
November 338,083 18,186 2.19 40.72 1.58 101.8 10,107 1,695 15.62 93.26 0.38 374.5
December 368,141 19,847 2.20 40.90 1.54 112.9 5,366 904 15.41 91.46 0.53 201.5
Year 2015
January 370,545 19,679 2.19 41.18 1.57 96.2 4,385 732 15.01 89.69 0.49 59.4
February 302,474 16,111 2.22 41.77 1.63 84.3 11,250 1,857 13.25 80.43 0.51 37.0
March 298,086 15,549 2.21 42.43 1.63 97.3 3,976 670 13.58 80.81 0.49 119.6
April 290,324 15,310 2.11 40.15 1.67 124.1 2,315 394 12.90 76.13 0.46 130.6
May 289,053 15,209 2.13 40.54 1.77 107.3 3,836 648 13.09 77.69 0.41 141.4
June 282,635 15,143 2.14 40.04 1.77 83.3 2,120 356 13.32 79.32 0.48 95.0
July 319,704 17,307 2.09 38.62 1.66 85.8 2,277 386 12.82 75.72 0.47 69.7
August 345,979 18,463 2.11 39.54 1.69 94.3 3,485 581 12.58 75.51 0.48 134.5
September 345,305 18,605 2.05 38.03 1.69 103.9 6,857 1,134 9.47 57.12 0.47 242.0
October 323,263 17,340 1.99 37.04 1.62 120.0 6,936 1,131 8.70 53.42 0.41 304.8
November 286,023 15,432 1.97 36.47 1.57 115.6 5,410 891 9.13 55.56 0.45 217.6
December 278,119 14,836 1.96 36.85 1.64 121.7 2,401 409 9.61 56.22 0.45 92.1
Year 2016
January 264,906 14,431 1.94 35.56 1.72 87.7 2,670 459 7.86 45.79 0.42 64.8
February 241,497 12,970 1.92 35.76 1.91 101.0 1,867 313 6.94 41.57 0.47 42.4
March 192,217 10,216 2.04 38.36 1.89 117.0 1,484 256 W W 0.47 66.8
April 178,203 9,323 1.99 38.00 1.97 90.2 1,473 252 W W 0.50 74.9
May 200,347 10,560 2.08 39.52 2.05 94.7 2,331 396 11.84 69.75 0.48 98.3
June 228,760 12,535 1.87 34.19 1.72 74.5 1,842 312 10.09 59.54 0.47 82.9
July 288,156 15,689 1.89 34.68 1.67 78.4 1,828 310 12.96 76.40 0.45 58.9
August 309,421 16,607 1.89 35.21 1.71 83.3 2,262 383 10.26 60.58 0.48 69.4
September 289,363 15,859 1.91 34.96 1.65 90.6 2,478 420 10.16 59.98 0.49 92.3
October 280,681 15,236 1.88 34.66 1.62 101.0 2,885 492 10.39 61.12 0.49 111.5
November 276,435 15,051 1.91 35.16 1.53 117.1 2,652 446 11.16 66.40 0.47 115.5
December 297,372 16,171 1.91 35.08 1.60 91.6 2,202 370 W W 0.50 65.7

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:
COAL - includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, synthesis gas was included in the category of Other Gases.
PETROLEUM LIQUIDS - includes distillate fuel oil and residual fuel oil. Prior to 2013, petroleum liquids included distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel, waste oil, and, beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011, propane was included in the category of 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."