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Table 4.13.A. Average Cost of Natural Gas Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, January 2017 and 2016
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  January 2017 January 2016 Percentage Change January 2017 January 2016 January 2017 January 2016
New England W 5.24 W 7.73 5.63 W 5.24
Connecticut 7.88 5.96 32% -- -- 7.88 5.96
Maine W W W -- -- W W
Massachusetts W 4.58 W -- 5.69 W 4.57
New Hampshire W W W 7.73 3.38 W W
Rhode Island W W W -- -- W W
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 4.45 3.02 47% 5.94 4.02 4.25 2.91
New Jersey 3.92 2.91 35% -- -- 3.92 2.91
New York 5.23 3.65 43% 5.94 4.02 4.91 3.48
Pennsylvania 3.97 2.58 54% -- -- 3.97 2.58
East North Central 3.59 2.49 44% 3.65 2.66 3.56 2.34
Illinois W W W 5.39 3.77 W W
Indiana W W W 3.53 2.73 W W
Michigan 3.51 2.58 36% 3.73 2.73 3.45 2.52
Ohio 3.62 2.07 75% 3.42 2.17 3.69 2.03
Wisconsin W W W 4.08 2.83 W W
West North Central 4.61 W W 4.61 2.98 -- W
Iowa 4.87 2.79 75% 4.87 2.79 -- --
Kansas 4.73 4.14 14% 4.73 4.14 -- --
Minnesota 4.45 W W 4.45 3.05 -- W
Missouri 3.39 W W 3.39 2.74 -- W
Nebraska 5.30 3.33 59% 5.30 3.33 -- --
North Dakota 6.30 2.45 157% 6.30 2.45 -- --
South Dakota -- 2.42 -- -- 2.42 -- --
South Atlantic 4.58 3.64 26% 4.65 3.75 3.71 2.54
Delaware -- -- -- -- -- -- --
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida 4.82 W W 4.82 3.94 -- W
Georgia W W W 3.97 2.98 W W
Maryland 5.09 3.37 51% -- -- 5.09 3.37
North Carolina W W W 4.59 4.10 W W
South Carolina W W W 3.88 3.16 W W
Virginia W W W 5.22 3.85 W W
West Virginia W 2.08 W 3.25 2.04 W 2.09
East South Central 3.80 3.17 20% 3.85 3.31 3.67 2.84
Alabama W W W 3.92 2.77 W W
Kentucky W W W 5.27 3.30 W W
Mississippi W W W 3.66 3.65 W W
Tennessee 3.81 2.56 49% 3.81 2.56 -- --
West South Central 3.47 2.47 40% 3.73 2.56 3.35 2.41
Arkansas W W W 3.55 2.58 W W
Louisiana W W W 3.92 2.49 W W
Oklahoma W W W 3.50 2.64 W W
Texas 3.37 2.45 38% 3.71 2.56 3.34 2.42
Mountain W W W 4.12 2.91 W W
Arizona W W W 4.57 3.08 W W
Colorado W W W 3.80 3.07 W W
Idaho -- 2.67 -- -- 2.67 -- --
Montana 2.29 -- -- 2.29 -- -- --
Nevada 4.20 2.86 47% 4.20 2.86 -- --
New Mexico 3.82 2.76 38% 3.82 2.76 -- --
Utah W 2.70 W 3.90 2.70 W --
Wyoming 3.89 12.63 -69% 3.89 12.63 -- --
Pacific Contiguous 4.15 2.95 41% 4.48 3.25 3.89 2.71
California W 2.98 W 4.57 3.36 W 2.73
Oregon W W W 3.62 2.51 W W
Washington 4.58 W W 4.58 3.52 -- W
Pacific Noncontiguous 8.09 6.43 26% 8.09 6.43 -- --
Alaska 8.09 6.43 26% 8.09 6.43 -- --
Hawaii -- -- -- -- -- -- --
U.S. Total 4.18 3.06 37% 4.34 3.27 3.96 2.78

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 preliminary.
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.

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