Table 5.3.C. Petroleum Coke: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 7,353 2,125 3,691 8 1,529
2003 7,067 2,554 3,245 11 1,257
2004 8,721 4,150 3,223 9 1,339
2005 9,113 4,130 3,953 9 1,020
2006 8,622 3,619 3,482 10 1,511
2007 7,299 2,808 2,877 12 1,602
2008 6,314 2,296 2,823 10 1,184
2009 5,828 2,761 1,850 9 1,209
2010 6,053 3,325 1,452 12 1,264
2011 6,092 3,449 1,388 6 1,248
2012 5,021 2,105 869 13 2,034
2010
January 525 283 130 1 110
February 497 258 131 1 106
March 522 308 119 1 94
April 458 253 116 1 88
May 500 261 139 0 100
June 586 319 151 0 116
July 613 340 163 0 109
August 510 286 108 1 115
September 475 296 76 1 102
October 453 245 101 1 106
November 414 201 100 2 111
December 499 274 117 2 106
2011
January 645 400 129 1 114
February 521 295 122 1 102
March 603 344 162 1 95
April 428 218 103 0 107
May 452 232 112 0 108
June 521 302 117 0 102
July 599 359 142 0 98
August 545 330 121 0 94
September 545 333 105 0 106
October 429 229 90 0 109
November 345 155 86 1 103
December 460 252 98 2 109
2012
January 605 297 103 2 203
February 470 230 88 1 152
March 335 107 72 1 155
April 299 120 46 0.09 133
May 346 150 61 0 135
June 380 169 59 0 152
July 426 182 72 1 171
August 471 170 97 1 203
September 430 180 70 1 178
October 397 156 73 1 167
November 435 175 63 1 196
December 426 170 66 1 188

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 Coke includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-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.