Table 5.2.A. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 134,415 88,595 39,035 826 5,959
2003 175,136 105,319 61,420 882 7,514
2004 165,107 103,793 56,342 760 4,212
2005 165,137 98,223 62,154 580 4,180
2006 73,821 53,529 17,179 327 2,786
2007 82,433 56,910 22,793 250 2,480
2008 53,846 38,995 13,152 160 1,538
2009 43,562 31,847 9,880 184 1,652
2010 40,103 30,806 8,278 164 855
2011 27,326 20,844 5,633 133 716
2012 22,604 17,521 4,110 272 702
2010
January 5,587 4,381 1,083 17 106
February 2,156 1,599 454 15 88
March 2,178 1,775 325 11 66
April 2,013 1,633 306 10 63
May 3,168 2,593 496 14 65
June 4,485 3,667 750 13 55
July 5,228 3,545 1,589 26 68
August 4,245 3,232 944 15 54
September 2,844 2,154 622 13 56
October 2,029 1,581 369 10 69
November 2,001 1,487 436 5 73
December 4,170 3,161 903 14 91
2011
January 3,325 2,207 1,005 26 87
February 2,077 1,590 400 16 72
March 2,160 1,737 351 10 63
April 2,450 2,091 296 5 57
May 2,291 1,886 347 5 52
June 2,355 1,745 553 5 53
July 2,926 1,906 958 14 49
August 2,290 1,749 480 12 49
September 1,834 1,427 342 13 52
October 1,835 1,481 280 10 64
November 1,832 1,488 278 10 55
December 1,952 1,539 343 8 62
2012
January 1,933 1,495 317 28 93
February 1,544 1,245 218 18 64
March 1,629 1,360 188 16 65
April 1,612 1,339 204 17 52
May 1,864 1,441 341 25 57
June 2,320 1,733 519 24 44
July 2,683 2,032 568 32 51
August 2,014 1,597 338 27 52
September 1,591 1,279 242 18 51
October 1,722 1,372 265 21 64
November 1,648 1,282 294 23 48
December 2,045 1,345 617 23 60

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.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene, waste oil, and beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011 propane 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.