Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007

Table C36A.  Fuel Oil Expenditures by Census Region for All Buildings, 2003
  Total Fuel Oil Expenditures
(million dollars)
Fuel Oil Expenditures (dollars)
per Gallon per Square Foot
North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West
All Buildings ................................ 1,437 178 130 82 1.10 1.04 1.21 1.28 0.22 0.06 0.03 Q
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 10,000 .............................. 460 Q Q Q 1.21 Q Q Q 0.60 Q Q Q
10,001 to 100,000 .......................... 444 70 Q Q 1.10 1.12 1.29 1.31 0.25 0.11 Q Q
Over 100,000 ................................. 533 22 48 Q 1.03 1.06 1.08 1.26 0.14 0.01 0.01 Q
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 293 Q Q Q 1.04 Q Q Q 0.31 Q Q Q
Health Care..................................... Q Q 19 8 Q 1.06 1.08 1.16 Q Q 0.02 0.03
Office ............................................. 122 8 18 Q 1.16 1.32 1.26 1.44 0.09 0.01 0.01 0.00
All Others ....................................... 980 Q 64 50 1.12 1.02 1.34 1.26 0.26 0.10 0.03 Q
Year Constructed
1945 or Before .............................. 620 Q Q Q 1.10 Q Q Q 0.29 Q Q Q
1946 to 1959 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1960 to 1969 .................................. Q Q Q Q 1.06 Q Q Q 0.36 Q Q Q
1970 to 1979 .................................. 135 Q 31 Q 1.10 1.19 1.23 Q 0.21 Q 0.04 Q
1980 to 1989 .................................. 77 Q Q 7 1.19 Q 1.16 1.23 0.10 Q Q 0.01
1990 to 2003 .................................. Q 21 Q Q 1.09 1.16 1.19 Q 0.07 0.03 Q Q
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 312 Q N Q 1.06 1.00 N 1.23 0.30 0.12 N Q
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 493 25 N Q 1.15 1.23 N Q 0.20 0.02 N Q
  4,000-5,499 HDD ............ Q Q Q Q 1.09 Q 1.19 Q 0.21 Q Q Q
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 39 Q N N 1.24 1.38 N N 0.03 Q
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ....... N N 8 Q N N 1.27 Q N N 0.00 Q
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 1,152 160 96 Q 1.11 1.03 1.25 1.30 0.31 0.10 0.04 Q
2 to 5 .............................................. 193 Q 26 Q 1.13 1.07 1.10 Q 0.16 Q 0.04 Q
6 to 10 ............................................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
11 to 20 ..................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
More than 20 ................. Q Q Q Q Q Q 1.28 Q Q Q Q Q
Currently Unoccupied ......... Q N N N Q N N N Q N N N
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 1,437 176 130 82 1.10 1.03 1.21 1.28 0.22 0.06 0.03 0.04
Natural Gas .................................... 694 31 57 Q 1.09 1.12 1.14 1.18 0.17 0.01 0.02 Q
Fuel Oil ........................................... 1,437 178 130 82 1.10 1.04 1.21 1.28 0.22 0.06 0.03 Q
District Heat ................ Q Q 2 Q Q Q 1.23 Q Q Q 0.01 Q
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 1,422 178 126 Q 1.10 1.04 1.21 1.27 0.22 0.06 0.03 Q
Buildings with Cooling .................... 1,133 127 127 43 1.09 0.99 1.21 1.23 0.21 0.05 0.03 0.02
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 1,388 164 119 61 1.10 1.02 1.18 1.25 0.23 0.06 0.03 0.03
Annual Consumption
(gallons)
1,000 or Less ................................ 73 19 27 10 1.29 1.28 1.44 1.31 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.01
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 316 Q Q Q 1.24 1.18 1.24 Q 0.23 Q Q Q
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Over 25,000 ................................... 730 Q Q Q 1.02 Q Q Q 0.40 Q Q Q
See "Guide to the Tables" or "Glossary" for further explanations of the terms used in this table. Both can be accessed from the CBECS web site   http://www.eia.gov/consumption/commercial/.
Q=Data withheld because the Relative Standard Error (RSE) was greater than 50 percent, or fewer than 20 buildings were sampled.
N=No responding cases in sample that use fuel oil.
Notes: ● Statistics for the "Energy End Uses" category represent total consumption in buildings that have the end use, not consumption specifically for that particular end use. ● Due to rounding, data may not sum to totals.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Markets and End Use, Forms EIA-871A, C, and E of the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.