Average costs of fossil fuels for U.S. electricity generation 2017

Average costs of fossil fuels for the U.S. electric power industry from 2005 to 2017 (in U.S. dollars per million Btu)

Average costs of fossil fuels for U.S. electricity generation 2017 The statistic shows the average costs of fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States between 2005 and 2017. In 2017, the average cost of all fossil fuels for electricity generation was 2.65 US dollars per million British thermal units. Across all sectors, the price of electricity to end-users in the U.S. came to 13 U.S. dollar cents in 2018.
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Average costs of fossil fuels for the U.S. electric power industry from 2005 to 2017 (in U.S. dollars per million Btu)

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Coal*Petroleum**Natural gas***All fossil fuels
20172.067.13.372.65
20162.115.242.872.47
20152.226.743.232.65
20142.3711.653.31
20132.3411.574.333.09
20122.3812.483.422.83
20112.3912.484.723.29
20102.279.545.093.26
20092.217.024.743.04
20082.0710.879.024.11
20071.777.177.113.23
20061.696.236.943.02
20051.546.448.213.25
Coal*Petroleum**Natural gas***All fossil fuels
20172.067.13.372.65
20162.115.242.872.47
20152.226.743.232.65
20142.3711.653.31
20132.3411.574.333.09
20122.3812.483.422.83
20112.3912.484.723.29
20102.279.545.093.26
20092.217.024.743.04
20082.0710.879.024.11
20071.777.177.113.23
20061.696.236.943.02
20051.546.448.213.25
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The statistic shows the average costs of fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States between 2005 and 2017. In 2017, the average cost of all fossil fuels for electricity generation was 2.65 US dollars per million British thermal units. Across all sectors, the price of electricity to end-users in the U.S. came to 13 U.S. dollar cents in 2018.
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