Table 5.6. Consumption of Petroleum Liquids for Electricity Generation by State, by Sector, 2011 and 2010
(Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Census Division
and State
All Sectors Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers Commercial Sector Industrial Sector
  Year 2011 Year 2010 Percentage Change Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010
New England 1,267 2,062 -39% 249 247 860 1,633 81 88 77 95
Connecticut 369 842 -56% 10 6 355 835 -- -- 4 1
Maine 320 500 -36% 1 3 237 396 9 8 73 92
Massachusetts 361 548 -34% 73 87 265 400 23 61 NM 1
New Hampshire 143 135 5.9% 126 117 1 1 16 16 * *
Rhode Island 28 25 14% 21 22 2 1 5 2 -- --
Vermont 46 12 283% 19 12 -- -- 27 -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 2,823 4,257 -34% 916 1,598 1,785 2,522 24 34 97 103
New Jersey 233 417 -44% 10 18 221 394 1 * 2 4
New York 1,672 2,688 -38% 906 1,579 658 989 18 26 90 93
Pennsylvania 918 1,152 -20% * 1 906 1,139 5 7 6 6
East North Central 1,519 1,515 0.2% 1,269 1,184 215 283 7 14 28 35
Illinois 161 205 -21% 56 50 105 154 * * * *
Indiana 310 276 12% 289 255 * * 2 2 19 19
Michigan 374 395 -5.3% 365 372 * * 4 12 5 11
Ohio 589 552 6.6% 486 427 101 122 * -- 2 3
Wisconsin 85 87 -2.3% 74 79 10 7 * * 1 2
West North Central 639 731 -13% 624 715 8 8 3 3 4 5
Iowa 158 183 -13% 155 178 3 5 * * * *
Kansas 86 98 -12% 86 98 -- -- -- -- -- --
Minnesota 56 68 -19% 48 61 4 3 2 3 2 2
Missouri 165 236 -30% 164 235 -- -- * * 1 1
Nebraska 70 57 22% 70 57 -- -- -- -- -- --
North Dakota 83 71 16% 81 69 -- -- * * 2 2
South Dakota 21 18 16% 20 17 1 1 * * -- --
South Atlantic 5,304 15,278 -65% 4,140 13,096 985 1,965 7 8 172 209
Delaware 75 103 -27% 3 1 72 102 -- -- -- --
District of Columbia 275 434 -37% -- -- 275 434 -- -- -- --
Florida 2,441 10,431 -77% 2,375 9,983 27 406 -- -- 39 42
Georgia 233 267 -13% 167 172 7 37 3 4 56 54
Maryland 467 659 -29% 17 10 447 640 * 1 3 9
North Carolina 406 566 -28% 372 519 8 9 * * 25 38
South Carolina 213 315 -32% 192 295 -- -- 1 1 20 19
Virginia 867 2,232 -61% 706 1,856 129 325 3 2 30 48
West Virginia 327 272 20% 308 260 19 12 -- -- -- --
East South Central 927 1,079 -14% 869 945 11 33 -- -- 47 100
Alabama 228 306 -25% 176 181 11 33 -- -- 41 92
Kentucky 256 230 12% 256 230 -- -- -- -- -- --
Mississippi 68 141 -52% 65 137 -- -- -- -- 4 4
Tennessee 374 402 -6.9% 372 397 -- -- -- -- 2 5
West South Central 494 548 -9.8% 261 326 211 169 3 2 20 51
Arkansas 96 78 24% 58 66 36 9 -- -- 3 3
Louisiana 97 213 -55% 49 165 33 31 -- -- 14 17
Oklahoma 31 25 24% 30 24 -- -- * * -- *
Texas 271 232 16% 124 72 141 128 2 2 3 31
Mountain 488 503 -3.0% 439 465 46 34 * * 2 3
Arizona 98 121 -19% 96 117 -- -- * * 2 3
Colorado 56 50 11% 56 50 -- * * * * *
Idaho * * -62% * * -- -- -- -- -- --
Montana 38 29 31% 5 1 34 28 -- -- -- --
Nevada 28 25 11% 20 19 8 6 -- -- -- --
New Mexico 72 92 -22% 67 92 5 -- -- * -- *
Utah 88 81 9.2% 88 81 * -- -- -- -- --
Wyoming 107 104 3.0% 107 104 -- -- -- -- * *
Pacific Contiguous 163 172 -5.4% 87 95 37 59 2 1 37 17
California 88 115 -24% 64 81 18 31 1 1 5 4
Oregon 13 6 116% 12 6 -- -- * -- 1 *
Washington 62 51 23% 12 8 19 28 * 1 31 13
Pacific Noncontiguous 13,703 13,957 -1.8% 11,989 12,136 1,475 1,571 8 14 232 235
Alaska 1,613 1,622 -0.6% 1,517 1,535 -- -- 4 10 92 77
Hawaii 12,090 12,335 -2.0% 10,472 10,601 1,475 1,571 4 4 140 158
U.S. Total 27,326 40,103 -32% 20,844 30,806 5,633 8,278 133 164 716 855

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.
* = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values under 0.5 are shown as *.)
NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
Notes: See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report.