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Table 8.5a Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Electricity Generation: Total (All Sectors), 1949-2011 (Sum of Tables 8.5b and 8.5d)
Table 8.5a  Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Electricity Generation:  Total (All Sectors), 1949-2011
                        (Sum of Tables 8.5b and 8.5d)





Year


Coal 1
Petroleum

Natural Gas 6


Other Gases 7
Biomass

Other 10
Distillate Fuel Oil 2 Residual Fuel Oil 3 Other Liquids 4 Petroleum Coke 5 Total 5 Wood 8 Waste 9
Thousand
Short Tons

Thousand Barrels
Thousand
Short Tons
Thousand
Barrels
Million
Cubic Feet
Trillion
Btu

Trillion Btu
Trillion
Btu
1949 83,963 4,767 61,534 NA NA 66,301 550,121 NA 6 NA NA
1950 91,871 5,423 69,998 NA NA 75,421 628,919 NA 5 NA NA
1951 105,768 4,598 59,347 NA NA 63,945 763,898 NA 5 NA NA
1952 107,071 4,833 62,385 NA NA 67,218 910,117 NA 6 NA NA
1953 115,897 5,913 76,325 NA NA 82,238 1,034,272 NA 5 NA NA
1954 118,385 4,799 61,946 NA NA 66,745 1,165,498 NA 3 NA NA
1955 143,759 5,412 69,862 NA NA 75,274 1,153,280 NA 3 NA NA
1956 158,279 5,228 67,483 NA NA 72,711 1,239,311 NA 2 NA NA
1957 160,769 5,730 73,963 NA NA 79,693 1,336,141 NA 2 NA NA
1958 155,724 5,584 72,083 NA NA 77,667 1,372,853 NA 2 NA NA
1959 168,423 6,346 81,917 NA NA 88,263 1,628,509 NA 2 NA NA
1960 176,685 3,824 84,371 NA NA 88,195 1,724,762 NA 2 NA NA
1961 182,185 3,708 85,204 NA NA 88,912 1,825,117 NA 1 NA NA
1962 193,316 3,910 85,384 NA NA 89,294 1,965,974 NA 1 NA NA
1963 211,332 4,233 89,081 NA NA 93,314 2,144,473 NA 1 NA NA
1964 225,425 4,310 96,831 NA NA 101,141 2,322,896 NA 2 NA NA
1965 244,788 4,928 110,274 NA NA 115,203 2,321,101 NA 3 NA NA
1966 266,477 6,311 134,638 NA NA 140,949 2,609,949 NA 3 NA NA
1967 274,185 7,393 153,886 NA NA 161,278 2,746,352 NA 3 NA NA
1968 297,779 9,830 178,812 NA NA 188,642 3,147,909 NA 4 NA NA
1969 310,641 14,961 236,066 NA NA 251,027 3,487,642 NA 3 NA NA
1970 320,182 24,123 311,381 NA 636 338,686 3,931,860 NA 1 2 NA
1971 327,301 34,283 362,187 NA 605 399,496 3,976,018 NA 1 2 NA
1972 351,768 53,465 440,294 NA 627 496,895 3,976,913 NA 1 2 NA
1973 389,212 47,058 513,190 NA 507 562,781 3,660,172 NA 1 2 NA
1974 391,811 53,128 483,146 NA 625 539,399 3,443,428 NA 1 2 NA
1975 405,962 38,907 467,221 NA 70 506,479 3,157,669 NA (s) 2 NA
1976 448,371 41,843 514,077 NA 68 556,261 3,080,868 NA 1 2 NA
1977 477,126 48,837 574,869 NA 98 624,193 3,191,200 NA 3 2 NA
1978 481,235 47,520 588,319 NA 398 637,830 3,188,363 NA 2 1 NA
1979 527,051 30,691 492,606 NA 268 524,636 3,490,523 NA 3 2 NA
1980 569,274 29,051 391,163 NA 179 421,110 3,681,595 NA 3 2 NA
1981 596,797 21,313 329,798 NA 139 351,806 3,640,154 NA 3 1 NA
1982 593,666 15,337 234,434 NA 149 250,517 3,225,518 NA 2 1 NA
1983 625,211 16,512 228,984 NA 261 246,804 2,910,767 NA 2 2 NA
1984 664,399 15,190 189,289 NA 252 205,736 3,111,342 NA 5 4 NA
1985 693,841 14,635 158,779 NA 231 174,571 3,044,083 NA 8 7 NA
1986 685,056 14,326 216,156 NA 313 232,046 2,602,370 NA 5 7 NA
1987 717,894 15,367 184,011 NA 348 201,116 2,844,051 NA 8 7 NA
1988 758,372 18,769 229,327 NA 409 250,141 2,635,613 NA 10 8 NA
198911 781,672 27,733 249,614 303 667 280,986 3,485,429 90 345 151 39
1990 792,457 18,143 190,652 437 1,914 218,800 3,691,563 112 442 211 36
1991 793,666 16,564 177,780 380 1,789 203,669 3,764,778 125 425 247 59
1992 805,140 14,493 144,467 759 2,504 172,241 3,899,718 141 481 283 40
1993 842,153 16,845 159,059 715 3,169 192,462 3,928,653 136 485 288 34
1994 848,796 22,365 145,225 929 3,020 183,618 4,367,148 136 498 301 40
1995 860,594 19,615 95,507 680 3,355 132,578 4,737,871 133 480 316 42
1996 907,209 20,252 106,055 1,712 3,322 144,626 4,312,458 159 513 324 37
1997 931,949 20,309 118,741 237 4,086 159,715 4,564,770 119 484 339 36
1998 946,295 25,062 172,728 549 4,860 222,640 5,081,384 125 475 332 36
1999 949,802 25,951 158,187 974 4,552 207,871 5,321,984 126 490 332 41
2000 994,933 31,675 143,381 1,450 3,744 195,228 5,691,481 126 496 330 46
2001 972,691 31,150 165,312 855 3,871 216,672 5,832,305 97 486 228 160
2002 987,583 23,286 109,235 1,894 6,836 168,597 6,126,062 131 605 257 191
2003 1,014,058 29,672 142,518 2,947 6,303 206,653 5,616,135 156 519 249 193
2004 1,020,523 20,163 142,088 2,856 7,677 203,494 5,674,580 135 344 230 183
2005 1,041,448 20,651 141,518 2,968 8,330 206,785 6,036,370 110 355 230 173
2006 1,030,556 13,174 58,473 2,174 7,363 110,634 6,461,615 115 350 241 162
2007 1,046,795 15,683 63,833 2,917 6,036 112,615 7,089,342 115 353 245 168
2008 1,042,335 12,832 38,191 2,822 5,417 80,932 6,895,843 97 339 267 172
2009 934,683 12,658 28,576 2,328 4,821 67,668 7,121,069 84 320 272 170
2010 R 979,684 R 14,050 R 23,997 R 2,056 R 4,994 R 65,071 R 7,680,185 R 90 R 350 R 281 R 184
2011P 932,911 10,775 14,246 1,707 4,561 49,533 7,880,481 91 333 287 162
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 9Municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and other
biomass.  Through 2000, also includes non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources,
and tire-derived fuels).
2Fuel oil nos. 1, 2, and 4.  For 1949-1979, data are for gas turbine and internal combustion plant use of
petroleum.  For 1980-2000, electric utility data also include small amounts of kerosene and jet fuel.
10Batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, miscellaneous technologies, and, beginning
in 2001, non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived fuels).
3Fuel oil nos. 5 and 6.  For 1949-1979, data are for steam plant use of petroleum.  For 1980-2000, electric
utility data also include a small amount of fuel oil no. 4.
11Through 1988, data are for electric utilities only.  Beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities,
independent power producers, commercial plants, and industrial plants.
4Jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum liquids, and waste oil. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.5 trillion Btu.  
5Petroleum coke is converted from short tons to barrels by multiplying by 5. Notes:  -  Data are for fuels consumed to produce electricity.  Data  also include fuels consumed to produce
useful thermal output at a small number of electric utility combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants.
-  See Note 1, "Coverage of Electricity Statistics," at end of section.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components
due to independent rounding.
6Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#electricity for updated monthly and annual
data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/electricity/ for related information.
7Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Sources:  Tables 8.5b and 8.5d.
8Wood and wood-derived fuels.  
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