Table 7.11. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Industrial 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 303,091 13,540 2.20 49.16 1.36 60.1 33,637 5,514 8.53 52.06 1.33 38.8
2008 493,724 22,044 2.72 60.96 1.28 100.7 48,822 7,958 12.50 76.69 1.01 109.0
2009 431,686 19,661 2.81 61.68 1.22 99.5 55,899 9,232 9.83 59.52 0.83 112.8
2010 468,991 21,492 2.75 60.08 1.26 87.2 33,276 5,554 13.21 79.15 0.93 125.6
2011 476,108 22,204 2.93 62.86 1.33 99.5 28,939 4,878 17.67 104.83 1.08 144.8
2012 285,172 13,206 3.02 65.24 1.33 65.8 6,739 1,095 W W 1.52 40.8
2013 275,543 12,727 W W 1.32 64.4 2,431 394 18.20 112.29 1.43 15.8
2014 281,867 13,050 W W 1.33 68.4 2,290 373 17.91 109.99 1.43 15.6
2015 263,630 12,132 W W 1.35 71.4 2,359 385 13.45 82.47 1.42 16.9
2016 210,749 9,859 W W 1.30 67.0 2,541 412 10.51 64.79 1.27 18.3
2017 192,637 9,178 W W 1.35 70.7 1,850 297 11.18 69.57 1.42 15.2
Year 2015
January 24,148 1,100 W W 1.36 68.2 210 34 13.50 83.50 1.82 14.2
February 19,118 882 2.77 60.15 1.42 59.5 275 44 15.47 96.51 1.58 12.2
March 24,240 1,110 W W 1.30 73.7 212 34 14.93 93.02 1.65 17.1
April 21,069 969 W W 1.42 72.5 257 43 13.30 79.04 0.98 22.1
May 21,441 991 W W 1.28 71.9 95 16 15.20 90.88 1.05 8.5
June 21,188 975 W W 1.36 70.6 240 39 13.12 79.91 1.30 22.0
July 23,947 1,110 W W 1.34 73.7 122 20 13.55 83.51 1.58 12.5
August 22,948 1,059 W W 1.28 74.6 161 26 13.21 81.06 1.52 18.7
September 22,556 1,038 W W 1.22 74.6 151 25 13.56 82.72 1.38 16.9
October 20,964 967 W W 1.40 74.6 221 36 12.74 77.23 1.26 21.5
November 21,602 987 W W 1.51 74.5 180 29 11.49 71.78 1.40 19.1
December 20,408 944 W W 1.36 69.9 234 38 11.75 72.24 1.52 24.5
Year 2016
January 19,357 897 W W 1.36 64.2 237 38 11.34 71.47 1.49 18.7
February 17,418 814 W W 1.42 63.5 342 55 8.70 53.76 1.16 19.8
March 19,181 888 W W 1.29 69.7 205 33 W W 1.18 18.5
April 16,048 739 W W 1.43 68.7 222 36 W W 1.36 20.8
May 16,376 761 2.67 57.42 1.39 64.6 158 26 11.79 72.81 1.49 11.7
June 18,607 865 2.66 57.25 1.25 69.6 259 42 10.38 64.15 1.45 21.3
July 18,586 875 2.64 56.18 1.23 66.2 85 14 11.10 68.65 1.14 7.1
August 19,629 929 W W 1.16 71.9 119 19 11.84 73.14 1.11 12.4
September 16,052 753 W W 1.20 65.1 162 27 11.67 71.25 1.12 16.5
October 18,491 879 W W 1.25 78.1 297 48 10.34 63.78 1.20 25.7
November 14,936 701 W W 1.27 64.1 283 47 10.57 63.80 1.30 30.7
December 16,067 759 W W 1.33 59.3 172 28 W W 1.12 18.0
Year 2017
January 15,758 742 W W 1.38 58.7 128 21 11.64 72.27 1.06 12.8
February 15,865 744 W W 1.18 69.1 121 19 11.56 72.24 1.36 15.1
March 17,861 858 W W 1.34 75.2 178 29 10.66 66.36 1.22 18.7
April 16,089 759 W W 1.23 75.3 160 26 W W 1.27 16.7
May 16,329 796 W W 1.16 76.3 155 25 W W 1.21 17.7
June 15,911 757 W W 1.37 72.5 142 23 W W 1.11 17.9
July 15,852 763 2.46 51.07 1.30 73.3 95 15 W W 1.30 12.4
August 16,644 784 W W 1.36 74.7 110 18 W W 1.55 14.1
September 14,897 715 W W 1.17 72.2 151 24 W W 1.51 17.3
October 15,687 741 W W 1.36 67.5 149 24 11.43 71.09 1.58 16.1
November 15,335 734 W W 1.43 68.2 199 32 11.67 72.03 1.71 13.2
December 16,408 785 W W 1.89 68.9 263 42 11.14 69.14 1.79 13.5

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."