Table 5.2.A. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2007 - 2017 (Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2007 82,433 56,910 22,793 250 2,480
2008 53,846 38,995 13,152 160 1,538
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
Year 2015
January 3,293 2,061 1,135 33 64
February 8,589 3,547 4,845 93 103
March 1,785 1,243 472 18 53
April 1,522 1,232 222 14 54
May 1,697 1,251 376 15 55
June 1,745 1,380 296 14 56
July 1,995 1,480 453 16 45
August 1,801 1,398 344 17 42
September 1,656 1,230 378 7 41
October 1,541 1,215 273 7 46
November 1,720 1,348 324 7 40
December 1,581 1,177 354 8 42
Year 2016
January 2,472 1,727 685 12 48
February 2,230 1,474 698 12 46
March 1,495 1,096 355 4 40
April 1,421 1,055 320 8 38
May 1,662 1,212 386 8 56
June 1,693 1,275 364 7 48
July 2,287 1,711 514 11 52
August 2,231 1,644 537 10 39
September 1,620 1,128 441 7 44
October 1,629 1,156 423 7 43
November 1,672 1,249 372 11 40
December 1,995 1,410 530 12 43
Year 2017
January 1,937 1,436 433 20 48
February 1,542 1,143 345 13 41
March 1,658 1,342 262 15 40
April 1,479 1,153 281 9 36
May 1,713 1,290 373 15 35
June 1,763 1,313 403 13 34
July 1,592 1,173 369 16 34
August 1,710 1,267 390 19 34
September 1,623 1,199 372 14 38
October 1,674 1,303 319 13 39
November 1,591 1,170 362 15 45
December 3,414 1,779 1,551 31 52

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.