Table 5.1.E. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 421,084 0 50,041 23,099 347,944
2003 416,700 0 47,817 28,479 340,405
2004 564,497 0 87,981 34,538 441,978
2005 548,666 0 88,364 34,616 425,685
2006 532,561 0 84,335 34,086 414,140
2007 521,717 0 83,838 34,690 403,189
2008 503,096 0 81,416 36,163 385,517
2009 462,674 0 90,867 32,651 339,156
2010 490,931 0 90,184 30,725 370,022
2011 479,822 0 84,855 28,056 366,911
2012 420,923 0 58,275 23,673 338,975
2010
January 44,514 0 8,627 3,445 32,442
February 40,887 0 8,041 3,024 29,823
March 41,529 0 7,926 2,646 30,957
April 49,876 0 6,822 2,048 41,006
May 37,678 0 6,843 2,099 28,736
June 37,546 0 7,185 2,461 27,900
July 40,421 0 7,799 2,604 30,018
August 40,523 0 7,634 2,767 30,121
September 37,922 0 7,172 2,350 28,401
October 37,289 0 6,993 2,099 28,197
November 38,881 0 7,182 2,263 29,436
December 43,865 0 7,959 2,919 32,987
2011
January 46,693 0 7,965 3,205 35,523
February 40,900 0 7,129 2,879 30,892
March 42,037 0 7,448 2,680 31,909
April 38,014 0 6,703 2,064 29,247
May 39,478 0 7,680 2,137 29,662
June 38,498 0 6,693 2,258 29,547
July 40,876 0 7,353 2,508 31,015
August 40,319 0 7,136 2,239 30,945
September 37,717 0 6,626 2,077 29,014
October 38,024 0 6,905 1,781 29,339
November 37,180 0 6,248 1,914 29,019
December 40,087 0 6,971 2,317 30,799
2012
January 43,026 0 6,114 2,569 34,343
February 38,171 0 4,911 2,228 31,032
March 35,483 0 4,736 2,034 28,712
April 30,144 0 3,638 1,591 24,915
May 33,661 0 5,066 1,809 26,787
June 32,897 0 4,881 1,829 26,186
July 35,103 0 5,153 2,015 27,936
August 35,456 0 5,494 1,993 27,968
September 32,151 0 4,857 1,728 25,566
October 33,618 0 4,902 1,615 27,101
November 34,627 0 4,274 1,960 28,393
December 36,586 0 4,246 2,303 30,036

Notes: Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology to allocate total fuel consumption for electricity generation and consumption for useful thermal output was changed.
The new methodology was retroactively applied to 2004-2007 data. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report.