Table 5.2.C. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 146,643 88,595 39,320 1,210 17,517
2003 189,260 105,319 62,617 1,394 19,929
2004 185,761 103,793 57,843 1,963 22,162
2005 185,631 98,223 63,546 1,584 22,278
2006 87,898 53,529 18,332 886 15,150
2007 95,895 56,910 24,097 691 14,198
2008 61,379 38,995 14,463 621 7,300
2009 51,690 31,847 11,181 477 8,185
2010 44,968 30,806 9,364 376 4,422
2011 31,152 20,844 6,637 301 3,370
2012 25,702 17,521 5,102 394 2,685
2010
January 6,193 4,381 1,188 48 576
February 2,660 1,599 532 41 489
March 2,512 1,775 371 18 348
April 2,367 1,633 392 19 323
May 3,507 2,593 589 28 297
June 4,789 3,667 839 26 257
July 5,620 3,545 1,679 59 336
August 4,582 3,232 1,035 40 274
September 3,157 2,154 711 22 271
October 2,427 1,581 463 15 367
November 2,433 1,487 564 13 369
December 4,722 3,161 1,000 46 515
2011
January 3,863 2,207 1,099 95 462
February 2,447 1,590 472 42 343
March 2,493 1,737 425 19 312
April 2,736 2,091 380 8 258
May 2,578 1,886 430 12 250
June 2,642 1,745 636 9 253
July 3,198 1,906 1,045 23 225
August 2,573 1,749 572 20 233
September 2,114 1,427 431 23 232
October 2,145 1,481 367 14 283
November 2,124 1,488 361 24 251
December 2,238 1,539 419 11 269
2012
January 2,487 1,495 433 79 479
February 1,787 1,245 299 22 222
March 1,897 1,360 241 24 272
April 1,824 1,339 270 18 196
May 2,093 1,441 427 27 198
June 2,534 1,733 608 28 165
July 2,905 2,032 650 55 167
August 2,236 1,597 421 34 184
September 1,784 1,279 322 20 163
October 1,993 1,372 351 23 246
November 1,875 1,282 378 32 184
December 2,287 1,345 702 31 209

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.