Table 5.2.B. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 12,228 0 286 384 11,558
2003 14,124 0 1,197 512 12,414
2004 20,654 0 1,501 1,203 17,951
2005 20,494 0 1,392 1,004 18,097
2006 14,077 0 1,153 559 12,365
2007 13,462 0 1,303 441 11,718
2008 7,533 0 1,311 461 5,762
2009 8,128 0 1,301 293 6,534
2010 4,866 0 1,086 212 3,567
2011 3,826 0 1,004 168 2,654
2012 3,097 0 992 122 1,984
2010
January 606 0 105 31 470
February 504 0 78 26 401
March 335 0 46 7 281
April 355 0 86 9 260
May 340 0 93 14 232
June 304 0 89 13 202
July 392 0 90 34 268
August 337 0 91 26 220
September 313 0 88 9 215
October 398 0 95 5 298
November 431 0 128 8 296
December 552 0 97 31 424
2011
January 538 0 94 69 375
February 370 0 72 26 272
March 333 0 75 9 249
April 287 0 83 3 201
May 287 0 82 7 198
June 286 0 82 4 200
July 272 0 87 8 176
August 284 0 92 8 184
September 280 0 89 11 180
October 311 0 87 5 219
November 293 0 83 14 195
December 286 0 76 3 207
2012
January 554 0 117 51 386
February 242 0 81 4 158
March 267 0 53 8 207
April 211 0 66 2 144
May 229 0 86 2 141
June 215 0 90 4 121
July 222 0 82 23 117
August 221 0 82 7 132
September 194 0 79 2 112
October 271 0 87 2 182
November 228 0 84 8 135
December 242 0 85 8 149

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.