Table 7.11. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Industrial Sector, 2011 - 2021

  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
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 2.97 64.15 1.33 68.4 2,290 373 17.91 109.99 1.43 15.6
2015 263,630 12,132 2.72 59.17 1.35 71.4 2,359 385 13.45 82.47 1.42 16.9
2016 210,749 9,859 2.67 57.01 1.30 67.0 2,541 412 10.51 64.79 1.27 18.3
2017 192,637 9,178 2.49 52.29 1.35 70.7 1,850 297 11.18 69.57 1.42 15.2
2018 170,730 8,224 2.47 51.38 1.30 67.2 2,319 372 13.46 83.97 1.35 15.9
2019 146,324 7,088 2.55 52.69 1.19 65.1 1,684 275 13.19 80.82 1.47 14.5
2020 134,523 6,515 2.49 51.38 1.27 68.9 1,700 277 10.52 64.54 1.20 17.0
2021 141,492 6,781 2.33 48.60 1.33 69.9 2,380 387 12.90 79.39 1.46 21.3
Year 2019
January 12,678 629 2.49 50.14 1.13 56.2 154 25 12.98 80.23 1.24 7.5
February 12,842 617 2.61 54.43 1.16 61.4 199 33 13.77 82.99 1.45 18.7
March 13,424 629 2.68 57.20 1.49 67.5 126 21 13.43 82.27 1.63 14.2
April 11,765 561 2.64 55.30 1.25 62.8 223 36 12.89 79.74 1.54 24.0
May 12,720 623 2.51 51.21 0.97 71.3 92 15 14.12 86.68 1.48 12.6
June 11,705 567 2.49 51.38 1.22 67.2 131 21 13.04 79.96 1.55 18.3
July 11,385 551 2.45 50.57 1.32 65.1 80 13 11.99 74.33 1.41 12.7
August 10,876 530 2.39 49.14 1.23 62.0 112 18 12.56 77.49 1.66 15.4
September 11,131 539 2.48 51.28 1.24 66.3 154 25 13.15 80.17 1.58 20.8
October 11,889 586 2.59 52.47 1.21 68.4 136 22 13.01 79.34 1.42 17.2
November 13,255 645 2.59 53.19 1.05 71.3 137 22 13.67 83.44 1.46 9.7
December 12,654 612 2.67 55.16 1.07 64.4 141 23 13.33 81.47 1.25 15.8
Year 2020
January 13,104 636 2.52 51.83 1.21 65.8 162 27 13.38 81.13 1.71 19.1
February 11,665 575 2.41 48.84 1.19 64.4 188 31 12.36 76.04 0.93 17.0
March 13,415 639 2.61 54.81 1.33 77.7 192 31 10.77 66.35 1.35 25.5
April 10,044 489 2.48 50.98 1.29 67.1 115 19 10.75 65.79 1.36 8.1
May 10,108 496 2.43 49.59 1.22 70.0 129 21 7.84 48.89 0.84 20.9
June 10,235 507 2.39 48.16 1.28 75.1 95 16 8.89 53.81 1.06 12.8
July 10,373 503 2.44 50.28 1.25 67.1 125 20 9.45 57.95 1.22 18.0
August 9,962 480 2.43 50.45 1.30 65.4 138 22 9.83 61.55 0.75 22.4
September 10,003 495 2.38 48.02 1.18 66.5 166 27 9.38 57.45 1.59 25.6
October 12,211 581 2.57 53.99 1.24 72.1 141 23 10.61 64.14 1.19 18.4
November 11,193 536 2.51 52.50 1.41 70.5 83 14 10.02 61.29 1.30 9.8
December 12,208 577 2.61 55.29 1.30 67.0 166 27 10.92 66.90 1.26 17.6
Year 2021
January 11,321 541 2.37 49.49 1.14 62.0 226 37 11.25 69.01 1.27 18.1
February 10,691 502 2.41 51.26 1.42 61.9 200 32 11.85 73.29 1.39 13.0
March 10,655 500 2.41 51.35 1.32 62.4 201 33 12.48 75.76 1.50 19.8
April 11,849 562 2.45 51.58 1.20 74.2 236 39 12.63 77.32 1.51 29.9
May 12,886 609 2.23 47.12 1.39 79.5 144 24 12.41 76.01 1.39 18.9
June 12,496 601 2.24 46.46 1.32 77.7 132 22 14.13 86.63 0.82 19.0
July 11,009 539 2.26 46.15 1.26 63.7 206 33 13.90 85.70 1.61 28.1
August 11,465 563 2.28 46.46 1.21 71.2 237 38 12.75 78.57 1.50 27.2
September 12,255 593 2.33 48.06 1.35 72.4 210 34 12.67 78.29 1.56 27.2
October 11,456 547 2.48 51.94 1.21 68.3 197 32 12.68 78.52 1.49 20.2
November 13,407 649 2.21 45.64 1.56 75.0 198 32 14.24 87.87 1.46 23.0
December 12,001 575 2.35 49.10 1.56 72.3 192 31 14.41 89.71 1.59 21.0

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."