Table 7.7 Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Independent Power Producers, 2009 - 2019

  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
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 9.93 58.56 0.48 75.1
2017 3,056,215 165,567 1.85 34.19 1.64 93.1 24,704 4,190 12.67 74.73 0.46 73.8
2018 2,849,062 152,015 1.89 35.41 1.70 94.2 47,699 8,022 14.52 86.39 0.44 81.7
2019 2,629,405 139,141 1.81 34.16 1.74 101.6 20,188 3,425 14.40 84.89 0.50 73.0
Year 2017
January 297,849 16,042 1.92 35.75 1.59 96.7 2,862 488 13.96 82.04 0.47 105.5
February 254,381 13,690 1.88 34.92 1.59 110.9 1,514 254 11.89 70.84 0.50 69.9
March 251,712 13,439 1.88 35.27 1.75 103.1 1,436 247 11.97 69.71 0.44 85.2
April 235,324 12,633 1.85 34.48 1.66 99.2 1,436 242 12.28 72.85 0.44 81.4
May 238,355 12,976 1.86 34.11 1.67 97.1 1,790 306 11.55 67.69 0.45 78.7
June 239,687 13,070 1.86 34.15 1.67 87.3 1,559 267 10.88 63.53 0.42 65.0
July 257,789 14,218 1.85 33.64 1.55 80.5 1,775 303 10.73 62.88 0.48 79.1
August 279,845 15,249 1.83 33.52 1.64 91.5 1,702 289 11.16 65.68 0.43 72.0
September 258,366 13,963 1.82 33.65 1.63 92.0 1,543 267 11.35 65.70 0.42 67.7
October 250,339 13,545 1.83 33.87 1.60 99.0 2,399 406 11.71 69.17 0.50 118.1
November 243,578 13,224 1.79 33.00 1.64 88.3 2,544 434 13.15 77.15 0.56 110.2
December 248,991 13,519 1.83 33.70 1.68 81.5 4,145 688 15.82 95.35 0.43 44.3
Year 2018
January 250,209 13,549 1.99 36.82 1.60 79.9 19,101 3,180 13.71 82.73 0.46 63.7
February 200,760 10,859 1.93 35.69 1.58 93.0 3,249 550 13.53 79.99 0.43 195.1
March 229,355 11,974 1.84 35.33 1.83 99.4 2,273 388 14.17 82.79 0.43 107.3
April 202,887 10,815 1.88 35.20 1.61 107.5 1,427 242 14.45 84.93 0.44 61.3
May 223,521 11,725 1.87 35.68 1.78 98.4 2,731 459 14.46 86.28 0.46 95.4
June 227,121 12,009 1.84 34.83 1.84 89.2 2,614 444 15.89 93.43 0.40 92.9
July 235,760 12,666 1.87 34.83 1.73 82.1 1,775 301 16.08 94.43 0.45 64.8
August 260,087 13,942 1.86 34.73 1.68 88.4 1,864 315 15.92 93.84 0.42 59.8
September 235,579 12,761 1.82 33.63 1.56 94.5 2,082 351 15.17 89.90 0.39 82.5
October 274,139 14,529 1.89 35.60 1.72 113.8 3,039 517 15.83 92.93 0.41 127.4
November 248,768 13,265 1.92 35.95 1.73 97.0 3,328 566 15.95 93.64 0.42 119.9
December 260,878 13,920 1.94 36.42 1.68 99.1 4,215 709 14.20 84.15 0.46 132.8
Year 2019
January 258,502 13,732 1.91 35.91 1.75 94.9 2,550 426 12.15 72.73 0.50 53.5
February 208,595 11,136 1.83 34.30 1.66 96.1 2,052 344 13.83 82.61 0.46 98.6
March 225,693 11,804 1.88 35.97 1.87 96.4 1,312 223 14.97 88.25 0.54 79.1
April 215,930 11,232 1.84 35.44 1.89 127.7 1,400 238 15.72 92.48 0.51 72.3
May 219,210 11,432 1.83 35.06 1.91 118.6 1,628 278 15.67 91.68 0.49 76.9
June 210,718 11,178 1.76 33.24 1.84 105.7 1,505 255 15.10 89.08 0.48 74.1
July 210,437 11,271 1.79 33.38 1.69 83.9 1,409 240 15.49 90.87 0.48 53.7
August 228,948 12,067 1.78 33.72 1.69 96.5 1,184 203 16.40 95.62 0.49 57.7
September 207,547 11,127 1.75 32.61 1.59 95.7 1,361 232 13.79 81.01 0.56 72.0
October 219,896 11,624 1.77 33.58 1.69 114.0 1,713 292 15.05 88.23 0.52 80.0
November 214,440 11,469 1.77 33.22 1.61 101.1 1,652 281 13.67 80.52 0.49 78.7
December 209,490 11,070 1.75 33.07 1.66 104.6 2,423 414 13.65 79.88 0.50 107.5

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."