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Data for May 2022 Release Date: July 26, 2022 Next Release Date: August 24, 2022 full reportPDF
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2012 - May 2022 (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
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 62.1 12,370,182 11,971,059 2.40 2.48 90.6 2.22
2021 64,891 2,296 3.16 89.27 5.24 60.4 11,040,359 10,688,997 4.98 5.14 83.9 3.64
Year 2020
January 8,421 295 1.53 43.68 5.34 89.2 1,007,381 972,621 2.62 2.71 88.0 2.33
February 6,913 244 1.47 41.75 4.99 89.4 956,498 924,349 2.40 2.48 89.2 2.22
March 4,942 174 1.36 38.61 5.46 52.5 952,513 920,113 2.14 2.22 89.1 2.09
April 5,150 180 1.38 39.50 5.35 63.3 839,304 809,061 2.10 2.18 89.0 2.04
May 5,495 195 1.61 45.35 5.30 61.1 897,958 870,122 2.17 2.24 91.2 2.08
June 5,648 199 1.46 41.45 6.01 50.2 1,103,336 1,070,479 2.03 2.09 92.0 2.00
July 7,307 259 1.54 43.52 5.88 63.9 1,406,251 1,363,805 2.06 2.12 92.2 2.03
August 6,903 244 1.87 52.98 5.65 63.7 1,334,704 1,293,316 2.41 2.49 91.9 2.24
Sept 3,876 140 1.93 53.45 5.21 56.8 1,074,079 1,039,880 2.42 2.50 91.6 2.24
October 3,746 134 2.08 58.22 4.96 60.3 1,006,339 974,851 2.50 2.58 90.9 2.27
November 4,711 167 2.25 63.61 4.99 56.9 837,915 811,242 3.00 3.09 90.8 2.50
December 4,729 167 2.33 66.30 5.44 44.7 953,903 921,219 3.17 3.28 90.2 2.63
Year 2021
January 5,427 190 2.59 73.95 5.38 54.1 890,087 860,959 3.19 3.30 85.4 2.63
February 4,645 164 2.33 66.18 5.37 47.7 773,534 747,326 15.52 16.07 83.2 9.35
March 6,956 247 2.56 72.10 5.28 72.9 752,157 727,605 3.26 3.37 83.5 2.63
April 5,749 206 2.88 80.22 5.16 95.1 751,516 728,269 3.01 3.11 83.7 2.51
May 5,309 185 2.73 78.46 5.43 67.6 815,607 790,531 3.24 3.34 84.7 2.62
June 5,260 184 3.34 95.30 5.13 70.7 1,051,232 1,018,590 3.45 3.56 84.5 2.83
July 6,204 219 3.35 94.94 5.15 64.0 1,172,777 1,134,886 3.98 4.11 83.2 3.18
August 4,179 147 3.21 91.15 5.43 41.0 1,192,425 1,154,858 4.30 4.44 83.2 3.39
Sept 5,608 203 3.62 100.04 4.77 63.4 966,445 936,013 4.92 5.09 84.0 3.65
October 4,814 170 3.03 85.94 5.27 54.3 922,764 893,914 5.58 5.76 83.9 4.00
November 6,105 218 4.34 121.62 5.04 57.6 864,364 837,101 5.69 5.88 83.1 4.01
December 4,634 163 3.89 110.86 5.60 53.3 887,451 858,947 4.98 5.14 84.3 3.68
Year 2022
January 5,343 189 4.32 122.16 5.11 67.1 957,434 926,905 5.85 6.04 83.2 4.29
February 4,050 141 4.24 121.53 5.80 46.2 810,918 785,241 6.03 6.23 84.0 4.29
March 5,791 205 4.84 136.40 5.31 77.4 793,337 769,247 5.11 5.28 84.5 3.72
April 6,637 235 4.80 135.31 5.57 84.5 753,421 730,925 6.23 6.43 83.9 4.35
May 5,992 212 4.97 140.62 5.48 58.8 914,563 887,229 7.55 7.78 85.0 5.15
Year to Date
2020 30,921 1,087 1.48 42.04 5.27 70.7 4,653,655 4,496,265 2.30 2.38 89.3 2.16
2021 28,087 992 2.63 74.35 5.32 65.1 3,982,901 3,854,690 5.57 5.76 84.2 3.85
2022 27,812 983 4.67 132.17 5.44 65.9 4,229,673 4,099,548 6.18 6.37 84.1 4.37
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2021 65,007 2,301 2.20 62.20 5.43 59.9 11,699,429 11,329,483 3.52 3.64 88.8 2.84
2022 64,617 2,287 4.04 114.18 5.29 60.7 11,287,131 10,933,855 5.21 5.38 83.8 3.84

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 2020 and prior years are final. Values for 2021 and 2022 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."