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Table 8.6b Estimated Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Useful Thermal Output at Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants: Electric Power Sector, 1989-2011 (Subset of Table 8.6a)
Table 8.6b  Estimated Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
                    at Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants:  Electric Power Sector, 1989-2011  (Subset of Table 8.6a)





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
1989 639 120 1,471 1 - 1,591 81,670 3 24 6 1
1990 1,266 173 1,630 2 - 1,805 97,330 5 23 8 (s)
1991 1,221 104 995 1 - 1,101 99,868 5 21 11 1
1992 1,704 154 1,045 10 4 1,229 122,908 6 21 10 2
1993 1,794 290 1,074 27 40 1,591 128,743 4 21 10 2
1994 2,241 371 1,024 104 58 1,791 144,062 6 18 12 1
1995 2,376 486 1,127 58 222 2,784 142,753 5 19 15 (s)
1996 2,520 308 1,155 86 175 2,424 147,091 5 20 21 (s)
1997 2,355 343 1,246 23 171 2,466 161,608 10 20 17 (s)
1998 2,493 134 653 19 103 1,322 172,471 6 12 20 (s)
1999 3,033 183 572 30 128 1,423 175,757 4 13 25 (s)
2000 3,107 294 467 51 120 1,412 192,253 7 8 24 (s)
2001 2,910 219 355 3 119 1,171 199,808 6 10 5 4
2002 2,255 66 197 23 111 841 263,619 7 10 6 6
2003 2,080 190 919 88 80 1,596 225,967 12 11 14 4
2004 3,809 314 985 202 237 2,688 388,424 31 15 17 7
2005 3,918 225 1,072 95 206 2,424 384,365 60 19 15 7
2006 3,834 69 998 87 195 2,129 330,878 37 19 14 8
2007 3,795 192 1,014 98 162 2,114 339,796 34 21 16 8
2008 3,689 230 1,019 62 119 1,907 326,048 38 18 16 8
2009 3,935 187 1,015 100 126 1,930 305,542 34 20 17 8
2010 R 3,808 R 113 944 R 29 R 98 R 1,578 R 301,769 R 33 R 18 R 15 R 8
2011P 4,035 73 963 4 113 1,605 323,364 36 16 13 9
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 8Wood and wood-derived fuels.
2Fuel oil nos. 1, 2, and 4. 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).
3Fuel oil nos. 5 and 6. 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).
4Jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum liquids, and waste oil. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  - =No data reported.  (s)=Less than 0.5.  
5Petroleum coke is converted from short tons to barrels by multiplying by 5. Notes:  -  Estimates are for fuels consumed to produce useful thermal output; they exclude fuels
consumed to produce electricity.  -  Estimates are for combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the
NAICS 22 category whose primary business is to sell electricity and heat to the public.  Estimates do not
include electric utility CHP plants.  -  See Table 8.6c for commercial and industrial CHP data.  -  See Note
1, "Coverage of Electricity Statistics," and Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into Energy-Use Sectors,"
at end of section.  -  See "Useful Thermal Output" in Glossary.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components
due to independent rounding.
6Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/electricity/.
7Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Sources:  -  1989-1997-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility
Power Producer Report."  -  1998-2000-EIA, Form EIA-860B, "Annual Electric Generator
Report-Nonutility."  -  2001-2003-EIA, Form EIA-906, "Power Plant Report."  -  2004-2007-EIA, Form
EIA-920, "Combined Heat and Power Plant Report."  -  2008 forward-EIA, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant
Operations Report."
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