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Table 8.7b Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output: Electric Power Sector, 1989-2011 (Subset of Table 8.7a)
Table 8.7b  Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output:  
                    Electric Power Sector, 1989-2011  (Subset of Table 8.7a)





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 772,190 26,156 244,179 10 517 272,931 3,105,183 9 100 132 3
1990 782,567 16,567 184,915 26 1,008 206,550 3,244,619 11 129 188 (s)
1991 783,874 14,359 172,625 59 974 191,911 3,315,925 11 126 229 4
1992 795,094 12,623 138,726 128 1,494 158,948 3,447,871 18 140 262 5
1993 831,645 14,849 152,481 239 2,611 180,625 3,472,982 16 150 265 5
1994 838,354 20,612 138,222 771 2,315 171,178 3,902,546 19 152 282 3
1995 850,230 18,553 90,023 499 2,674 122,447 4,236,526 24 125 296 2
1996 896,921 18,780 99,951 653 2,642 132,593 3,806,901 20 138 300 2
1997 921,364 18,989 113,669 152 3,372 149,668 4,064,803 24 137 309 1
1998 936,619 23,300 166,528 431 4,102 210,769 4,588,284 29 137 308 2
1999 940,922 24,058 152,493 544 3,735 195,769 4,819,531 19 138 315 1
2000 985,821 30,016 138,513 454 3,275 185,358 5,206,324 25 134 318 1
2001 964,433 29,274 159,504 377 3,427 206,291 5,342,301 15 126 211 113
2002 977,507 21,876 104,773 1,267 5,816 156,995 5,671,897 33 150 230 143
2003 1,005,116 27,632 138,279 2,026 5,799 196,932 5,135,215 41 167 230 140
2004 1,016,268 19,107 139,816 2,713 7,372 198,498 5,463,763 58 165 223 138
2005 1,037,485 19,675 139,409 2,685 8,083 202,184 5,869,145 84 185 221 123
2006 1,026,636 12,646 57,345 1,870 7,101 107,365 6,222,100 65 182 231 125
2007 1,045,141 15,327 63,086 2,594 5,685 109,431 6,841,408 61 186 237 124
2008 1,040,580 12,547 38,241 2,670 5,119 79,056 6,668,379 61 177 258 131
2009 933,627 12,035 28,782 2,210 4,611 66,081 6,872,533 55 180 261 124
2010 R 975,052 R 13,790 R 24,503 R 1,877 R 4,777 R 64,055 R 7,387,184 52 R 196 R 264 124
2011P 928,558 10,586 14,876 1,568 4,394 49,003 7,601,926 56 175 269 126
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 8Wood and wood-derived fuels.
2Fuel oil nos. 1, 2, and 4.  Through 2000, electric utility data also include small amounts of kerosene
and jet fuel.
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.  Through 2000, electric utility data also include a small amount of fuel oil no. 4. 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.  (s)=Less than 0.5.  
5Petroleum coke is converted from short tons to barrels by multiplying by 5. Notes:  -  The electric power sector comprises electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP)
plants within the NAICS 22 category whose primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to
the public.  -  See Table 8.7c for commercial and industrial CHP and electricity-only 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 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:  -  1989-1997-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-759, "Monthly Power
Plant Report," and Form EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility Power Producer Report."  -  1998-2000-EIA, Form
EIA-759, "Monthly Power Plant Report," and Form EIA-860B, "Annual Electric Generator
Report-Nonutility."  -  2001-2003-EIA, Form EIA-906, "Power Plant Report."  -  2004-2007-EIA, Form
EIA-906, "Power Plant Report," and Form EIA-920, "Combined Heat and Power Plant Report."
-  2008 forward-EIA, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."
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