Table 7.18. Average Cost of Petroleum Liquids Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, 2016 and 2015
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  Year 2016 Year 2015 Percentage Change Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015
New England 9.23 W W 9.76 11.50 9.16 W
Connecticut 10.94 W W -- -- 10.94 W
Maine W W W -- -- W W
Massachusetts W 11.84 W 9.64 22.00 W 11.79
New Hampshire 10.52 W W 10.52 10.54 -- W
Rhode Island W W W -- -- W W
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 10.11 11.27 -10% 8.04 8.78 11.04 13.04
New Jersey 9.74 13.93 -30% -- -- 9.74 13.93
New York 9.88 10.77 -8.3% 8.04 8.78 11.88 12.94
Pennsylvania 10.47 13.13 -20% -- -- 10.47 13.13
East North Central W 13.52 W 10.86 13.57 W 13.41
Illinois 10.87 W W 11.05 14.05 10.87 W
Indiana 10.60 13.78 -23% 10.60 13.78 -- --
Michigan 10.50 12.86 -18% 10.50 12.86 -- --
Ohio W 13.44 W 11.42 13.54 W 13.37
Wisconsin W W W 11.48 14.44 W W
West North Central W 12.40 W 10.66 12.40 W --
Iowa 10.95 12.24 -11% 10.95 12.24 -- --
Kansas 10.43 12.07 -14% 10.43 12.07 -- --
Minnesota W 13.13 W 11.34 13.13 W --
Missouri 10.92 12.88 -15% 10.92 12.88 -- --
Nebraska 11.28 18.25 -38% 11.28 18.25 -- --
North Dakota 9.41 12.65 -26% 9.41 12.65 -- --
South Dakota 8.54 9.48 -9.9% 8.54 9.48 -- --
South Atlantic 9.97 12.45 -20% 9.87 12.16 10.46 13.49
Delaware W W W -- -- W W
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida W W W 11.47 14.24 W W
Georgia 9.39 15.88 -41% 9.68 16.66 7.86 14.11
Maryland 9.65 10.79 -11% -- -- 9.65 10.79
North Carolina 10.03 W W 10.58 13.22 8.03 W
South Carolina 11.17 14.83 -25% 11.17 14.83 -- --
Virginia W 11.30 W 7.99 10.19 W 16.49
West Virginia W W W 11.48 13.89 W W
East South Central W W W 10.44 12.57 W W
Alabama W W W 10.12 12.66 W W
Kentucky 10.62 13.21 -20% 10.62 13.21 -- --
Mississippi 9.56 10.43 -8.3% 9.56 10.43 -- --
Tennessee 10.47 12.40 -16% 10.47 12.40 -- --
West South Central 10.69 13.12 -19% 10.55 13.00 11.10 13.39
Arkansas W W W 10.38 13.26 W W
Louisiana W W W 9.70 12.53 W W
Oklahoma 12.16 13.81 -12% 12.16 13.81 -- --
Texas W W W 10.66 13.12 W W
Mountain 11.45 14.68 -22% 11.37 14.70 12.16 14.33
Arizona 11.31 13.67 -17% 11.31 13.67 -- --
Colorado 10.25 14.74 -30% 10.25 14.74 -- --
Idaho -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Montana W W W -- -- W W
Nevada W W W 11.79 16.50 W W
New Mexico 11.32 15.53 -27% 11.32 15.53 -- --
Utah W W W 11.75 14.72 W W
Wyoming 11.49 14.38 -20% 11.49 14.38 -- --
Pacific Contiguous W W W 11.43 11.19 W W
California -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Oregon 11.19 11.19 0.0% 11.19 11.19 -- --
Washington W W W 12.29 11.29 W W
Pacific Noncontiguous W W W 8.50 10.94 W W
Alaska 14.43 17.12 -16% 14.43 17.12 -- --
Hawaii W W W 8.50 10.93 W W
U.S. Total 9.37 11.45 -18% 9.16 11.32 9.97 11.69

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."