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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2007 - June 2017 (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
2007 161,091 5,656 1.51 43.02 5.07 77.5 7,396,233 7,200,316 7.11 7.30 90.4 3.23
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 116,935 4,166 1.65 46.23 5.40 78.7 10,605,977 10,258,688 2.88 2.97 90.3 2.47
Year 2015
January 14,001 495 2.00 56.58 5.22 96.9 751,373 727,845 4.11 4.24 88.3 2.92
February 9,854 345 1.76 50.27 5.29 67.4 687,566 665,945 4.70 4.85 88.9 3.19
March 9,700 346 2.00 56.19 5.16 91.9 755,061 731,417 3.55 3.66 89.5 2.78
April 11,283 401 1.96 55.27 5.00 98.8 717,016 693,722 3.10 3.21 90.7 2.58
May 12,122 428 2.02 57.16 5.23 98.3 787,887 762,232 3.14 3.25 90.9 2.64
June 9,569 337 1.87 53.03 5.55 84.8 934,171 902,955 3.12 3.23 90.5 2.66
July 13,055 461 1.90 53.83 5.07 94.1 1,093,897 1,057,630 3.11 3.22 90.7 2.63
August 11,554 405 1.82 52.03 5.01 85.3 1,073,001 1,038,464 3.11 3.22 90.4 2.62
Sept 13,295 468 1.74 49.40 5.12 98.6 938,261 907,211 3.06 3.17 90.0 2.57
October 11,080 390 1.83 52.05 5.08 101.6 833,330 804,958 2.92 3.02 89.1 2.47
November 12,117 429 1.59 44.93 5.59 117.3 783,337 758,502 2.65 2.74 89.8 2.38
December 11,037 393 1.57 44.13 5.73 108.4 818,600 791,698 2.59 2.68 89.1 2.36
Year 2016
January 9,639 341 1.38 38.93 5.68 81.2 821,744 793,971 3.01 3.12 89.4 2.52
February 11,272 408 1.30 35.80 5.53 98.1 734,227 709,538 2.70 2.79 89.2 2.37
March 10,312 363 1.41 40.14 5.33 76.5 796,031 770,399 2.23 2.31 90.1 2.22
April 10,307 369 1.35 37.75 5.56 80.0 773,827 749,028 2.42 2.50 90.2 2.31
May 8,554 307 1.32 36.76 5.35 69.0 856,800 830,090 2.40 2.47 90.5 2.31
June 6,894 240 1.41 40.48 4.67 52.1 1,019,040 987,371 2.67 2.76 91.0 2.40
July 10,031 355 1.47 41.45 5.14 72.8 1,186,484 1,148,584 2.97 3.07 91.1 2.56
August 11,032 398 1.75 48.48 5.42 78.7 1,204,258 1,162,373 2.96 3.06 91.2 2.53
Sept 10,740 381 2.04 57.51 5.17 85.0 967,740 934,760 3.08 3.19 90.9 2.56
October 8,843 317 1.98 55.43 5.69 88.3 793,786 768,090 3.13 3.24 90.1 2.51
November 9,364 333 2.26 63.60 5.69 87.4 721,768 698,431 3.02 3.12 89.8 2.47
December 9,944 355 2.07 57.94 5.43 82.0 730,273 706,054 3.96 4.10 89.4 W
Year 2017
January 7,058 251 2.14 60.16 5.67 57.6 607,841 587,377 4.12 4.27 76.9 2.83
February 7,593 271 2.00 56.03 5.85 81.5 534,117 516,936 3.58 3.69 78.0 2.60
March 8,628 309 2.06 57.51 5.29 85.2 616,865 597,210 3.36 3.47 76.1 2.62
April 5,835 208 2.00 55.96 5.34 90.9 576,207 557,625 3.37 3.49 76.9 2.61
May 6,776 242 2.05 57.46 5.57 60.0 645,937 625,781 3.49 3.60 77.3 W
June 8,657 308 W W 5.55 70.2 762,367 737,860 3.31 3.41 77.9 W
Year to Date
2015 66,530 2,352 1.94 54.97 5.23 89.2 4,633,076 4,484,118 3.59 3.71 89.8 2.79
2016 56,979 2,028 1.36 38.16 5.39 75.7 5,001,669 4,840,396 2.57 2.66 90.1 2.36
2017 44,548 1,589 W W 5.55 72.2 3,743,334 3,622,789 3.53 3.65 77.2 W
Rolling 12 Months Ending in June
2016 129,118 4,573 1.57 44.45 5.32 87.5 10,542,095 10,198,859 2.76 2.86 90.0 2.45
2017 104,504 3,728 W W 5.47 77.4 9,347,642 9,041,080 3.30 3.41 84.7 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 2015 and prior years are final. Values for 2016 and 2017 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."