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Data for July 2018  |  Release Date: September 25, 2018  |  Next Release: October 24, 2018 
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2008 - July 2018 (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
2008 199,724 7,040 2.11 59.72 4.98 111.5 8,089,467 7,879,046 9.01 9.26 102.5 4.12
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 W W 5.56 77.6 8,320,427 8,050,520 3.39 3.51 76.0 W
Year 2016
January 9,640 341 1.38 38.93 5.68 79.8 826,179 798,251 3.02 3.13 89.9 2.52
February 11,273 408 1.30 35.80 5.53 96.1 736,278 711,506 2.70 2.79 89.6 2.36
March 10,313 363 1.41 40.14 5.33 81.1 797,607 771,918 2.23 2.30 90.4 2.21
April 10,308 369 1.35 37.75 5.56 81.0 773,337 748,523 2.42 2.50 90.9 2.31
May 8,554 307 1.32 36.76 5.35 65.8 857,644 830,896 2.39 2.47 91.1 2.31
June 6,895 240 1.41 40.48 4.67 50.1 1,020,410 988,673 2.67 2.75 91.4 2.39
July 10,032 355 1.47 41.45 5.14 70.8 1,189,145 1,151,122 2.97 3.07 91.3 2.55
August 11,033 398 1.75 48.48 5.42 76.5 1,205,876 1,163,920 2.95 3.06 91.4 2.52
Sept 10,741 381 2.07 58.30 5.17 84.6 968,648 935,630 3.07 3.18 91.1 2.55
October 8,844 317 1.98 55.43 5.69 92.5 795,915 770,111 3.13 3.23 90.3 2.51
November 9,365 333 2.26 63.59 5.69 82.0 718,522 695,273 3.02 3.12 90.4 2.47
December 9,945 355 2.07 57.94 5.43 82.3 729,545 705,358 3.96 4.10 89.9 2.82
Year 2017
January 7,058 251 2.14 60.16 5.67 58.6 605,951 585,551 4.13 4.28 76.5 2.82
February 7,593 271 2.00 56.03 5.85 83.2 532,100 514,989 3.58 3.70 77.4 2.60
March 8,628 309 2.06 57.51 5.29 86.5 616,876 597,207 3.36 3.47 75.4 2.62
April 5,835 208 2.00 55.96 5.34 93.7 576,199 557,617 3.38 3.49 76.3 2.62
May 6,776 242 2.05 57.46 5.57 61.1 646,012 625,854 3.49 3.60 76.9 W
June 8,657 308 W W 5.55 71.2 762,486 737,993 3.30 3.41 76.5 W
July 8,498 302 W W 5.50 73.3 928,993 898,085 3.22 3.33 75.4 W
August 7,972 284 W W 5.47 77.5 900,262 870,598 3.16 3.27 75.9 W
Sept 7,915 284 W W 5.43 84.2 759,416 733,714 3.20 3.31 75.6 W
October 8,347 297 W W 5.61 98.3 692,139 670,324 3.16 3.27 75.4 W
November 7,469 266 W W 5.67 78.7 600,304 581,428 3.36 3.47 75.1 W
December 8,088 287 2.17 60.99 5.74 82.6 699,688 677,158 3.63 3.75 75.9 2.75
Year 2018
January 7,009 248 2.38 67.41 5.31 60.1 778,041 753,163 5.03 5.19 82.0 3.50
February 7,769 277 2.43 68.09 5.49 83.0 688,537 667,090 3.61 3.72 85.6 2.79
March 7,841 281 2.54 70.89 5.54 99.3 748,917 724,656 3.18 3.29 84.6 W
April 6,564 232 2.56 72.38 6.09 78.4 705,836 684,139 3.13 3.23 83.5 2.58
May 4,344 152 2.41 68.58 6.09 64.6 818,069 792,700 3.04 3.14 82.4 2.56
June 7,382 260 2.73 77.61 5.97 70.0 927,681 898,443 3.11 3.21 84.1 2.61
July 8,307 293 W W 5.73 72.4 1,156,050 1,120,080 3.29 3.40 82.9 W
Year to Date
2016 67,015 2,383 1.37 38.65 5.35 74.4 6,200,599 6,000,889 2.65 2.74 90.7 2.39
2017 53,046 1,891 W W 5.54 73.5 4,668,619 4,517,297 3.47 3.58 76.3 W
2018 49,215 1,743 W W 5.72 74.6 5,823,131 5,640,271 3.47 3.58 83.5 W
Rolling 12 Months Ending in July
2017 102,973 3,674 W W 5.50 77.8 9,087,125 8,787,588 3.33 3.45 82.7 W
2018 89,006 3,161 W W 5.66 78.5 9,474,939 9,173,494 3.40 3.51 80.3 W

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 2016 and prior years are final. Values for 2017 and 2018 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."