Electric Power Monthly

Data for February 2017  |  Release Date: April 25, 2017  |  Next Release: May 24, 2017 
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Table ES2.A. Summary Statistics: Receipts and Cost of Fossil Fuels for the Electric Power Industry by Sector, Physical Units, 2017 and 2016
 

Total (All Sectors)
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 52,062 49,873 39.58 40.90 268 269 108,635 103,229 39.82 40.74
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,015 1,307 70.06 42.32 122 165 2,561 2,807 71.06 45.05
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 271 408 56.03 35.80 6 10 522 749 58.01 37.23
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 516,936 709,538 3.69 2.79 470 712 1,104,312 1,503,509 4.00 2.96

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 38,088 36,885 40.63 42.04 182 187 78,742 75,690 40.99 41.91
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 754 954 69.80 42.15 81 104 1,823 1,975 68.38 45.04
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 271 356 56.03 31.18 6 8 522 634 58.01 31.96
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 242,634 343,232 3.96 3.07 247 386 521,116 724,424 4.24 3.23

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 13,269 12,416 35.70 36.54 68 61 28,485 26,324 35.87 36.37
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 241 308 W 41.44 31 51 698 764 78.09 43.98
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 47 -- W 0 1 0 96 -- 67.88
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 221,341 310,739 3.44 2.51 177 279 473,410 660,582 3.79 2.71

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 4 5 W W 1 1 9 12 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 624 477 W W 3 3 1,263 1,680 W W

 

Industrial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 702 566 W W 17 20 1,400 1,204 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 19 45 W 51.85 10 10 40 68 72.26 57.01
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 4 -- W 0 1 0 19 -- W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 52,337 55,089 W W 43 44 108,523 116,823 W W


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Number of Plants represents the number of plants for which receipts data were collected this month.
.... A plant using more than one fuel may be counted multiple times.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids include distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Natural Gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Petroleum Coke includeds petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Note: Values are preliminary. Mcf = thousand cubic feet.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'