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Data for March 2019  |  Release date: May 24, 2019  |  Next release: June 24, 2019 
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Table ES2.B. Summary Statistics: Receipts and Cost of Fossil Fuels for the Electric Power Industry by Sector, Btus, 2019 and 2018
 

Total (All Sectors)
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu) Number of Plants (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu)
Fuel March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018
Coal 820,726 939,471 2.08 2.04 247 251 2,671,485 2,740,829 2.09 2.06
Petroleum Liquids 6,949 7,265 14.27 13.39 126 135 24,012 47,889 13.21 13.38
Petroleum Coke 3,725 7,841 2.43 2.54 4 6 13,659 22,619 2.24 2.45
Natural Gas 802,316 749,405 3.45 3.18 557 536 2,447,568 2,216,950 3.70 3.97
Fossil Fuels 1,633,715 1,703,981 2.78 2.57 711 694 5,156,723 5,028,287 2.88 2.97

 

Electric Utilities
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu) Number of Plants (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu)
Fuel March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018
Coal 585,094 699,005 2.14 2.10 168 172 1,948,796 2,027,510 2.15 2.09
Petroleum Liquids 5,584 5,017 14.15 13.19 86 86 18,027 25,590 13.21 13.30
Petroleum Coke 3,725 7,841 2.43 2.54 4 6 13,659 22,619 2.24 2.45
Natural Gas 383,043 360,699 3.66 3.48 290 278 1,162,237 1,077,668 3.89 4.18
Fossil Fuels 977,446 1,072,561 2.81 2.61 393 389 3,142,719 3,153,386 2.85 2.89

 

Independent Power Producers
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu) Number of Plants (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu)
Fuel March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018
Coal 222,160 225,377 1.88 1.85 62 61 683,050 669,000 1.87 1.93
Petroleum Liquids 1,239 2,014 14.88 14.02 31 38 5,477 21,471 13.19 13.53
Petroleum Coke 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas 352,850 328,275 3.25 2.86 220 210 1,080,905 949,964 3.52 3.84
Fossil Fuels 576,248 555,667 2.69 2.44 268 255 1,769,431 1,640,434 2.85 3.09

 

Commercial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu) Number of Plants (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu)
Fuel March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018
Coal 48 5 2.90 2.92 1 1 113 130 2.90 2.92
Petroleum Liquids 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Petroleum Coke 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas 839 768 3.36 3.59 3 3 2,389 2,321 3.38 3.64
Fossil Fuels 887 773 3.33 3.58 3 3 2,502 2,451 3.35 3.61

 

Industrial Sector
  Year-to-Date
  Receipts Cost   Receipts Cost
  (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu) Number of Plants (Billion Btu) (Dollars / Million Btu)
Fuel March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018 March 2019 March 2018
Coal 13,424 15,083 2.68 2.52 16 17 39,526 44,190 2.61 2.49
Petroleum Liquids 126 234 13.43 12.59 9 11 508 829 13.53 12.35
Petroleum Coke 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 -- --
Natural Gas 65,584 59,663 3.13 2.85 44 45 202,037 186,998 3.46 3.29
Fossil Fuels 79,134 74,981 3.07 2.81 47 47 242,071 232,016 3.34 3.17


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.
.... The total number of fossil fuel plants is not the sum of the figures above it because a plant that receives two or more different fuels is only counted once.
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 are preliminary.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'