Table 7.18. Average Cost of Petroleum Liquids Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, 2017 and 2016
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  Year 2017 Year 2016 Percentage Change Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016
New England 12.25 8.95 37% 14.05 9.76 12.16 8.83
Connecticut 14.18 10.94 30% -- -- 14.18 10.94
Maine W W W -- -- W W
Massachusetts W W W 14.55 9.64 W W
New Hampshire W 10.52 W 13.71 10.52 W --
Rhode Island W W W -- -- W W
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 14.97 10.11 48% 10.16 8.04 16.19 11.04
New Jersey W 9.74 W -- -- W 9.74
New York 15.89 9.88 61% 10.16 8.04 18.38 11.88
Pennsylvania W 10.47 W -- -- W 10.47
East North Central W W W 13.21 10.86 W W
Illinois 14.33 10.87 32% 13.39 11.05 14.38 10.87
Indiana W 10.60 W 12.98 10.60 W --
Michigan 13.01 10.50 24% 13.01 10.50 -- --
Ohio W W W 14.15 11.42 W W
Wisconsin W W W 12.68 11.48 W W
West North Central 13.10 W W 13.10 10.66 -- W
Iowa 13.09 10.95 20% 13.09 10.95 -- --
Kansas 13.19 10.43 26% 13.19 10.43 -- --
Minnesota 13.18 W W 13.18 11.34 -- W
Missouri 13.37 10.92 22% 13.37 10.92 -- --
Nebraska 12.94 11.28 15% 12.94 11.28 -- --
North Dakota 12.61 9.41 34% 12.61 9.41 -- --
South Dakota 11.98 8.54 40% 11.98 8.54 -- --
South Atlantic 12.23 9.97 23% 12.27 9.87 11.95 10.46
Delaware W W W -- -- W W
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida 12.50 W W 12.50 11.47 -- W
Georgia 12.12 9.39 29% 12.36 9.68 9.49 7.86
Maryland 11.67 9.65 21% -- -- 11.67 9.65
North Carolina W 10.03 W 12.88 10.58 W 8.03
South Carolina 12.99 11.17 16% 12.99 11.17 -- --
Virginia W W W 10.60 7.99 W W
West Virginia 13.25 W W 13.25 11.48 -- W
East South Central W W W 12.67 10.44 W W
Alabama W W W 13.52 10.12 W W
Kentucky 12.78 10.62 20% 12.78 10.62 -- --
Mississippi 12.17 9.56 27% 12.17 9.56 -- --
Tennessee 12.28 10.47 17% 12.28 10.47 -- --
West South Central 12.80 10.69 20% 12.89 10.55 12.67 11.10
Arkansas W W W 12.79 10.38 W W
Louisiana 13.78 W W 13.78 9.70 -- W
Oklahoma 14.71 12.16 21% 14.71 12.16 -- --
Texas W W W 12.39 10.66 W W
Mountain 14.27 11.45 25% 14.32 11.37 13.81 12.16
Arizona 13.89 11.31 23% 13.89 11.31 -- --
Colorado 14.69 10.25 43% 14.69 10.25 -- --
Idaho -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Montana W W W -- -- W W
Nevada W W W 12.34 11.79 W W
New Mexico 14.40 11.32 27% 14.40 11.32 -- --
Utah W W W 14.90 11.75 W W
Wyoming 14.48 11.49 26% 14.48 11.49 -- --
Pacific Contiguous W W W 13.87 11.43 W W
California -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Oregon 12.71 11.19 14% 12.71 11.19 -- --
Washington W W W 17.51 12.29 W W
Pacific Noncontiguous W W W 11.00 8.50 W W
Alaska 16.06 14.43 11% 16.06 14.43 -- --
Hawaii W W W 11.00 8.50 W W
U.S. Total 11.88 9.36 27% 11.60 9.16 12.67 9.93

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes:
See Glossary for definitions. Values are final.
See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate and residual fuel oils.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."