Electric Power Monthly

Data for October 2017  |  Release Date: December 22, 2017  |  Next Release: January 24, 2018 
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Table ES2.A. Summary Statistics: Receipts and Cost of Fossil Fuels for the Electric Power Industry by Sector, Physical Units, 2017 and 2016
 

Total (All Sectors)
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 51,848 59,814 38.86 39.59 268 313 530,701 536,031 39.92 40.84
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,212 1,390 71.73 60.48 137 162 12,385 13,885 68.91 55.63
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 297 317 W 55.43 7 9 2,756 3,479 W 43.45
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 670,086 770,111 3.27 3.23 491 778 6,791,159 8,870,549 3.48 2.87

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 37,915 43,693 40.19 40.99 186 206 388,284 394,169 41.01 42.18
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 796 851 73.15 59.94 88 98 9,221 9,954 68.69 54.79
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 265 253 66.84 52.47 6 6 2,684 2,976 59.24 39.71
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 319,249 358,541 3.70 3.65 255 413 3,271,909 4,243,119 3.76 3.16

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 13,227 15,236 34.24 34.66 61 80 135,134 133,426 36.03 35.83
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 393 492 68.89 61.12 40 51 2,941 3,594 69.55 57.27
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 56 -- W 0 2 0 391 -- 68.92
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 300,091 350,675 2.69 2.69 190 312 2,987,549 4,027,058 3.13 2.52

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 2 7 W W 1 1 20 37 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 588 575 W W 3 3 6,156 6,628 W W

 

Industrial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit) Number of Plants (Physical Units) (Dollars / Physical Unit)
Fuel October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016 October 2017 October 2016
Coal (1000 tons) 704 879 W W 20 26 7,264 8,399 W W
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 24 48 71.09 63.78 9 13 223 338 69.29 63.38
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 32 8 W W 1 1 71 112 W W
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 50,157 60,320 W W 43 50 525,545 593,745 W W


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Number of Plants represents the number of plants for which receipts data were collected this month.
.... A plant using more than one fuel may be counted multiple times.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids include distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Natural Gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Petroleum Coke includeds petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Note: Values for 2017 are preliminary. Values for 2016 are final. Mcf = thousand cubic feet.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'