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Data for May 2019  |  Release date: July 24, 2019  |  Next release: August 26, 2019 
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2009 - May 2019 (continued)

  Petroleum Coke Natural Gas All Fossil Fuels
  Receipts Average Cost   Receipts Average Cost   Average Cost


Period
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Tons)
(Dollars
per
MMbtu)
(Dollars
per
Ton)
Average Sulfur Percent by Weight Percentage of
Consumption
(Billion
Btu)
(Thousand
Mcf)
(Dollars
per
MMBtu)
(Dollars
per
Mcf)
Percentage of
Consumption
(Dollars per MMBtu)
Annual Totals
2009 197,921 6,954 1.61 45.89 4.63 119.3 8,319,329 8,118,550 4.74 4.86 102.3 3.04
2010 169,508 5,963 2.28 64.85 4.79 98.5 8,867,396 8,673,070 5.09 5.20 102.0 3.26
2011 171,100 5,980 3.03 86.78 5.01 98.2 9,250,652 9,056,164 4.72 4.83 103.8 3.29
2012 119,667 4,180 2.24 64.14 5.55 83.3 9,746,691 9,531,389 3.42 3.50 91.9 2.83
2013 132,474 4,660 2.18 61.95 5.41 73.5 8,721,114 8,503,424 4.33 4.44 89.7 3.09
2014 147,310 5,195 1.98 56.23 5.56 91.2 8,679,286 8,431,423 5.00 5.14 89.6 3.31
2015 138,668 4,897 1.84 52.11 5.25 94.4 10,173,502 9,842,581 3.23 3.34 89.9 2.65
2016 116,942 4,166 1.65 46.30 5.40 77.9 10,619,105 10,271,180 2.87 2.97 90.7 2.47
2017 92,837 3,309 2.13 59.90 5.56 74.1 9,951,815 9,628,733 3.37 3.49 90.2 2.65
2018 85,122 3,010 2.54 71.76 5.74 72.6 10,366,144 10,039,232 3.55 3.67 83.0 2.80
Year 2017
January 7,058 251 2.14 60.16 5.67 55.9 715,582 691,578 4.11 4.25 88.6 2.88
February 7,593 271 2.00 56.03 5.85 78.1 628,949 608,845 3.56 3.67 89.9 2.63
March 8,628 309 2.06 57.51 5.29 87.2 734,674 711,169 3.35 3.46 90.3 2.66
April 5,835 208 2.00 55.96 5.34 86.1 689,233 667,137 3.38 3.49 90.6 2.65
May 6,776 242 2.05 57.46 5.57 59.6 766,572 742,712 3.48 3.59 91.4 2.70
June 8,657 308 2.11 59.32 5.55 69.9 910,687 881,511 3.29 3.40 91.0 2.64
July 8,498 302 2.09 58.85 5.50 70.1 1,133,095 1,095,411 3.21 3.32 90.6 2.64
August 7,972 284 2.08 58.24 5.47 72.8 1,076,917 1,041,412 3.13 3.23 90.9 2.56
Sept 7,915 284 2.10 58.73 5.43 80.6 910,005 879,186 3.16 3.27 90.2 2.56
October 8,347 297 2.31 64.88 5.61 94.6 823,614 797,394 3.13 3.24 89.7 2.54
November 7,469 266 2.49 69.77 5.67 71.4 720,648 697,890 3.35 3.46 89.3 2.62
December 8,088 287 2.17 60.99 5.74 78.0 841,838 814,486 3.63 3.75 89.2 2.80
Year 2018
January 7,009 248 2.38 67.41 5.31 58.8 779,006 754,166 5.02 5.19 82.6 3.50
February 7,769 277 2.43 68.09 5.49 81.9 688,539 667,072 3.61 3.72 81.8 2.79
March 7,841 281 2.54 70.89 5.54 91.6 749,405 725,132 3.18 3.29 82.9 2.57
April 6,564 232 2.56 72.38 6.09 71.7 706,952 685,216 3.13 3.23 83.2 2.58
May 4,344 152 2.41 68.58 6.09 67.7 814,786 789,317 3.04 3.14 81.4 2.56
June 7,382 260 2.73 77.61 5.97 68.7 927,153 897,864 3.11 3.21 83.8 2.61
July 8,307 293 2.71 76.81 5.73 70.4 1,149,841 1,113,981 3.29 3.39 81.8 2.73
August 8,443 298 2.79 78.94 5.67 75.4 1,130,270 1,095,233 3.28 3.38 82.8 2.69
Sept 8,158 288 2.94 83.35 5.63 74.1 1,002,984 970,993 3.11 3.21 83.3 2.62
October 5,892 208 2.48 70.32 5.77 78.8 881,837 854,142 3.39 3.50 84.2 2.71
November 6,696 235 2.21 63.10 5.87 75.3 764,243 740,250 4.16 4.29 83.8 3.01
December 6,718 238 2.03 57.24 5.90 63.5 771,128 745,864 4.73 4.89 85.3 3.25
Year 2019
January 5,447 192 2.08 59.13 5.93 50.5 858,607 831,137 4.01 4.14 85.8 2.98
February 4,486 155 2.27 65.75 5.78 47.2 786,645 758,901 3.64 3.77 85.4 2.85
March 3,725 130 2.43 69.63 6.15 41.0 802,316 777,031 3.45 3.56 84.8 2.78
April 3,159 111 2.71 76.93 5.65 49.3 729,027 706,381 2.88 2.98 84.0 2.48
May 4,631 162 2.24 63.78 5.41 46.8 835,996 810,857 2.77 2.86 86.0 2.43
Year to Date
2017 35,891 1,281 2.05 57.45 5.55 71.3 3,535,010 3,421,442 3.57 3.69 90.2 2.71
2018 33,527 1,190 2.47 69.51 5.66 73.7 3,738,688 3,620,903 3.61 3.72 82.4 2.81
2019 21,449 750 2.31 65.96 5.78 46.9 4,012,591 3,884,307 3.36 3.47 85.2 2.71
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2018 90,473 3,218 2.29 64.42 5.60 75.1 10,155,493 9,828,194 3.39 3.50 87.1 2.69
2019 73,044 2,570 2.50 71.11 5.78 62.3 10,640,046 10,302,636 3.46 3.57 84.1 2.76

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:
PETROLEUM COKE - includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
NATURAL GAS - includes natural gas only. Prior to 2011, includes Other Gases.

- Values for 2017 and prior years are final. Values for 2018 and 2019 are preliminary.
- See Glossary for definitions.
- Starting in January 2013, there may have been a shift in the continuity of Chapter 4 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."