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Data for September 2017  |  Release Date: December 1, 2017  |  Next Release: December 27, 2017 
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Table 4.1. Receipts, Average Cost, and Quality of Fossil Fuels: Total (All Sectors), 2007 - September 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 116,942 4,166 1.65 46.30 5.40 77.9 10,619,105 10,271,180 2.87 2.97 90.7 2.47
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 9,640 341 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 58.6 605,952 585,551 4.13 4.28 76.5 2.82
February 7,593 271 2.00 56.03 5.85 83.0 532,101 514,990 3.58 3.70 77.7 2.60
March 8,628 309 2.06 57.51 5.29 86.8 616,880 597,210 3.36 3.47 71.3 2.62
April 5,835 208 2.00 55.96 5.34 93.1 576,203 557,620 3.38 3.49 76.1 2.62
May 6,776 242 2.05 57.46 5.57 61.1 646,016 625,858 3.49 3.60 76.6 W
June 8,657 308 W W 5.55 71.1 762,488 737,995 3.30 3.41 76.4 W
July 8,498 302 W W 5.50 73.2 928,732 897,833 3.22 3.33 74.7 W
August 7,972 284 W W 5.47 77.2 900,125 870,465 3.16 3.27 73.8 W
Sept 7,915 284 W W 5.43 84.5 759,247 733,551 3.20 3.31 75.1 W
Year to Date
2015 104,434 3,686 1.90 53.80 5.18 90.4 7,738,236 7,487,423 3.39 3.50 90.1 2.72
2016 88,788 3,162 1.50 42.25 5.34 75.8 8,375,124 8,100,438 2.74 2.83 90.9 2.43
2017 68,933 2,458 W W 5.52 75.0 6,327,743 6,121,073 3.39 3.51 75.2 W
Rolling 12 Months Ending in September
2016 123,023 4,373 1.55 43.56 5.38 82.8 10,810,390 10,455,596 2.74 2.83 90.5 2.42
2017 97,086 3,463 W W 5.54 77.7 8,571,725 8,291,815 3.38 3.50 78.6 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 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."