Table 7.9. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Commercial Sector, 2007 - 2017

  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
2007 12,419 531 2.67 62.46 2.58 27.6 249 43 14.04 81.93 0.17 6.2
2008 43,997 2,009 2.65 58.12 1.73 99.4 3,800 633 17.84 107.10 0.37 102.0
2009 41,182 1,876 2.90 63.68 1.67 104.3 3,517 583 10.82 65.26 0.45 122.1
2010 37,778 1,747 2.82 61.06 1.77 101.6 2,395 400 15.24 91.25 0.38 106.3
2011 35,892 1,686 2.92 62.24 1.78 101.1 1,959 325 19.67 118.66 0.55 108.0
2012 4,427 192 3.41 78.71 2.75 13.2 247 43 W W 0.00 11.0
2013 3,507 151 W W 3.05 11.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
2014 4,096 182 3.12 70.30 2.50 17.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
2015 2,439 109 2.85 63.90 2.55 13.6 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
2016 1,288 57 2.69 60.89 3.03 8.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
2017 548 24 2.78 63.31 2.99 3.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
Year 2015
January 309 14 2.70 59.92 2.65 14.4 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
February 479 23 2.14 44.32 1.71 23.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
March 177 8 2.94 66.98 2.93 9.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
April 298 13 3.34 77.16 2.72 23.8 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
May 102 5 2.99 67.86 2.90 9.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
June 213 9 3.53 81.92 2.30 15.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
July 124 5 2.90 67.33 2.93 8.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
August 187 8 3.71 91.05 2.46 13.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
September 49 2 2.66 60.36 3.01 4.3 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
October 130 6 2.64 60.19 3.08 11.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
November 182 8 2.64 59.64 3.00 13.6 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
December 188 8 2.64 59.93 2.86 11.5 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
Year 2016
January 139 6 2.70 61.16 2.87 8.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
February 124 5 2.70 61.18 2.84 7.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
March 163 7 2.70 61.02 3.03 9.7 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
April 9 0.39 2.65 60.00 2.98 0.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
May 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
June 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
July 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
August 92 4 2.68 60.89 3.09 8.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
September 153 7 2.68 60.94 3.14 13.5 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
October 159 7 2.68 60.76 3.15 14.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
November 237 10 2.68 60.68 3.04 17.6 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
December 214 9 2.68 60.81 3.05 12.5 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
Year 2017
January 111 5 2.77 62.82 2.99 6.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
February 91 4 2.77 63.46 2.95 6.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
March 104 5 2.77 63.24 3.02 7.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
April 1 0.05 2.77 63.60 2.96 0.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
May 11 0.47 2.77 63.54 3.23 1.2 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
June 17 1 2.77 63.65 3.02 1.8 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
July 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
August 4 0.16 2.77 63.24 2.77 0.4 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
September 72 3 2.77 63.24 2.96 6.9 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
October 35 2 2.79 64.50 2.96 3.6 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
November 13 1 2.79 63.70 3.04 1.1 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0
December 89 4 2.79 63.31 3.01 6.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0

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."