Table 5.2.A. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2009 43,562 31,847 9,880 184 1,652
2010 40,103 30,806 8,278 164 855
2011 27,326 20,844 5,633 133 716
2012 22,604 17,521 4,110 272 702
2013 23,231 16,827 5,494 328 582
2014 31,531 19,652 10,689 451 739
2015 28,925 18,562 9,473 249 641
2016 22,405 16,137 5,624 108 536
2017 21,696 15,567 5,461 191 476
2018 28,614 18,345 9,467 269 534
2019 20,836 15,677 4,464 251 444
Year 2017
January 1,901 1,410 425 20 45
February 1,536 1,137 347 12 40
March 1,677 1,342 281 15 38
April 1,508 1,173 288 10 37
May 1,711 1,285 376 15 36
June 1,742 1,296 398 13 35
July 1,600 1,179 371 16 34
August 1,704 1,260 392 18 35
September 1,633 1,205 376 14 39
October 1,706 1,325 328 13 40
November 1,617 1,183 374 15 45
December 3,360 1,772 1,505 31 52
Year 2018
January 9,468 4,469 4,861 66 72
February 1,451 1,118 270 14 49
March 1,497 1,096 348 12 42
April 1,601 1,169 383 15 34
May 1,863 1,340 463 18 43
June 1,895 1,378 464 18 35
July 1,753 1,216 454 27 56
August 1,870 1,295 516 24 35
September 1,863 1,401 411 18 33
October 1,814 1,368 390 16 40
November 1,799 1,281 452 22 45
December 1,740 1,216 455 20 49
Year 2019
January 2,506 1,672 755 32 46
February 1,482 1,099 327 15 42
March 1,476 1,159 263 16 38
April 1,417 1,046 313 15 44
May 1,702 1,305 346 17 33
June 1,747 1,369 328 17 33
July 1,818 1,328 436 24 30
August 1,868 1,473 340 21 34
September 1,669 1,305 302 27 35
October 1,709 1,305 347 23 34
November 1,626 1,228 339 23 37
December 1,816 1,388 369 22 37

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 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.
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.