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Data for March 2021 Release Date: May 25, 2021 Next Release Date: June 24, 2021 full reportPDF
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2011 - March 2021 (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
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 66.1 11,244,158 10,885,764 3.55 3.67 90.4 2.83
2019 56,294 1,969 1.91 54.59 5.51 55.3 12,093,432 11,693,486 2.89 2.98 91.4 2.50
2020 67,842 2,396 1.70 48.03 5.41 66.2 11,429,837 11,067,675 2.39 2.47 84.4 2.21
Year 2019
January 5,447 192 2.08 59.13 5.93 48.1 919,838 889,946 4.00 4.13 90.7 3.01
February 4,486 155 2.27 65.75 5.78 45.9 837,542 807,831 3.63 3.76 89.9 2.86
March 3,725 130 2.43 69.63 6.15 42.2 872,265 844,350 3.46 3.57 90.1 2.81
April 3,159 111 2.71 76.93 5.65 49.1 799,961 774,560 2.89 2.98 90.7 2.50
May 4,631 162 2.24 63.78 5.41 44.6 911,282 883,322 2.77 2.85 92.3 2.44
June 3,740 130 2.18 62.61 5.15 45.4 1,058,212 1,024,899 2.58 2.67 92.1 2.36
July 5,766 201 2.01 57.67 5.22 52.2 1,325,515 1,281,068 2.54 2.63 92.4 2.34
August 7,308 258 1.72 48.66 5.20 74.8 1,348,880 1,302,573 2.42 2.50 92.4 2.26
Sept 3,777 131 1.67 48.38 5.58 42.2 1,148,917 1,110,680 2.59 2.68 92.1 2.34
October 2,365 83 1.57 44.65 5.64 56.6 1,001,048 967,750 2.49 2.58 91.2 2.27
November 6,654 232 1.46 41.78 5.38 125.2 886,624 856,721 2.96 3.06 90.5 2.50
December 5,236 183 1.14 32.50 5.44 68.2 983,347 949,785 2.91 3.01 90.8 2.47
Year 2020
January 8,421 295 1.53 43.68 5.34 87.9 932,454 900,881 2.63 2.72 84.3 2.32
February 6,913 244 1.47 41.75 4.99 102.2 887,425 858,020 2.40 2.48 85.5 2.22
March 4,942 174 1.36 38.61 5.46 57.7 875,682 846,389 2.14 2.22 84.2 2.09
April 5,150 180 1.38 39.50 5.35 71.4 773,366 745,767 2.10 2.18 84.7 2.04
May 5,495 195 1.61 45.35 5.30 67.1 835,738 810,278 2.16 2.23 85.1 2.07
June 5,648 199 1.46 41.45 6.01 52.5 1,015,594 986,100 2.01 2.07 84.6 1.99
July 7,307 259 1.54 43.52 5.88 67.3 1,276,515 1,239,036 2.03 2.09 82.6 2.01
August 6,903 244 1.87 52.98 5.65 65.8 1,218,703 1,181,832 2.39 2.46 83.9 2.22
Sept 3,876 140 1.93 53.45 5.21 61.4 1,003,338 971,940 2.42 2.50 84.1 2.23
October 3,746 134 2.08 58.22 4.96 65.2 933,769 904,909 2.49 2.57 84.0 2.26
November 4,711 167 2.25 63.61 4.99 59.6 784,121 759,546 2.99 3.09 85.5 2.48
December 4,729 167 2.33 66.30 5.44 47.2 893,134 862,977 3.17 3.28 85.5 2.61
Year 2021
January 5,427 190 2.59 73.95 5.38 56.1 888,843 859,755 3.19 3.30 85.9 2.63
February 4,645 164 2.33 66.18 5.37 49.3 772,438 746,270 15.52 16.06 83.1 9.34
March 6,956 247 2.56 72.10 5.28 76.0 751,070 726,570 3.26 3.37 84.2 2.63
Year to Date
2019 13,659 477 2.24 64.15 5.94 45.6 2,629,644 2,542,128 3.70 3.83 90.2 2.90
2020 20,277 713 1.47 41.78 5.25 81.4 2,695,561 2,605,290 2.39 2.48 84.7 2.21
2021 17,028 601 2.51 71.07 5.33 60.3 2,412,351 2,332,595 7.14 7.38 84.5 4.70
Rolling 12 Months Ending in March
2020 62,912 2,205 1.70 48.38 5.33 65.0 12,159,349 11,756,649 2.60 2.69 90.0 2.34
2021 64,593 2,284 1.98 56.04 5.44 61.1 11,146,627 10,794,980 3.42 3.54 84.4 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:
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 2019 and prior years are final. Values for 2020 and 2021 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."