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Data for October 2019  |  Release date: December 23, 2019     Next release: January 27, 2020  |
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2009 - October 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 66.1 11,244,158 10,885,764 3.55 3.67 90.4 2.83
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 53.2 836,690 809,816 5.06 5.23 88.7 3.59
February 7,769 277 2.43 68.09 5.49 72.4 734,114 711,064 3.61 3.73 88.8 2.82
March 7,841 281 2.54 70.89 5.54 86.2 805,795 779,565 3.18 3.29 89.3 2.59
April 6,564 232 2.56 72.38 6.09 65.5 758,992 735,470 3.14 3.24 90.2 2.61
May 4,344 152 2.41 68.58 6.09 54.2 894,444 866,280 3.06 3.16 89.9 2.59
June 7,382 260 2.73 77.61 5.97 62.9 1,014,537 982,204 3.13 3.23 91.7 2.64
July 8,307 293 2.71 76.81 5.73 65.3 1,272,002 1,231,687 3.23 3.34 91.1 2.73
August 8,443 298 2.79 78.94 5.67 69.4 1,243,192 1,203,931 3.28 3.38 91.6 2.72
Sept 8,158 288 2.94 83.35 5.63 72.2 1,093,336 1,057,919 3.12 3.22 91.9 2.65
October 5,892 208 2.48 70.32 5.77 68.1 951,710 921,416 3.43 3.55 91.4 2.76
November 6,696 235 2.21 63.10 5.87 68.6 817,552 791,715 4.18 4.31 89.3 3.05
December 6,718 238 2.03 57.24 5.90 59.0 821,793 794,697 4.72 4.89 89.5 3.29
Year 2019
January 5,447 192 2.08 59.13 5.93 47.6 861,144 833,542 4.01 4.14 85.6 2.99
February 4,486 155 2.27 65.75 5.78 44.5 786,837 759,087 3.64 3.77 84.9 2.85
March 3,725 130 2.43 69.63 6.15 37.9 805,916 780,541 3.45 3.56 84.8 2.79
April 3,159 111 2.71 76.93 5.65 43.2 735,819 713,023 2.89 2.99 83.7 2.49
May 4,631 162 2.24 63.78 5.41 43.2 840,905 815,615 2.77 2.85 85.8 2.43
June 3,740 130 2.18 62.61 5.15 44.7 972,827 942,687 2.59 2.67 84.8 2.36
July 5,766 201 2.01 57.67 5.22 51.0 1,201,858 1,162,227 2.53 2.62 83.1 2.33
August 7,308 258 1.72 48.66 5.20 74.0 1,219,038 1,177,687 2.41 2.50 83.2 2.25
Sept 3,777 131 1.67 48.38 5.58 37.3 1,053,061 1,018,596 2.59 2.68 83.8 2.33
October 2,365 83 1.57 44.65 5.64 59.2 932,935 902,287 2.50 2.58 83.4 2.28
Year to Date
2017 77,280 2,756 2.10 58.83 5.53 74.0 8,389,329 8,116,356 3.35 3.46 90.4 2.64
2018 71,708 2,537 2.62 73.93 5.71 66.7 9,604,813 9,299,351 3.40 3.51 90.6 2.77
2019 44,405 1,553 2.07 59.12 5.54 47.8 9,410,339 9,105,292 2.88 2.98 84.2 2.50
Rolling 12 Months Ending in October
2018 87,265 3,090 2.56 72.37 5.71 68.0 11,167,298 10,811,728 3.41 3.52 90.4 2.76
2019 57,819 2,026 2.08 59.36 5.62 50.7 11,049,684 10,691,705 3.11 3.22 84.9 2.61

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 2018 and prior years are final. Values for 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."