The table shows that fuel prices for electric generation have been declining the past few years. Fuel costs cannot explain the rise in electric bills.
|Fuel||PercentX||Cost, $/BTUX||% Drop in cost|
|Jan. 2009||Peak since 2009||Current
|Since 2009||Since Peak|
|Coal||67||2.30||2.49 (Feb. 2012)||2.12||8||15|
|Natural Gas||18||6.30||7.33 (Jan. 2010)||2.19||65||70|
X: Percent of Ohio electricity provided by each fuel in 2014. Energy Information Administration reports costs in terms of energy per dollar to facilitate comparison (1).
(1) Energy Information Administration, Electric Data Browser, http://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/browser/