Table 5.2.B. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 13,462 0 1,303 441 11,718
2008 7,533 0 1,311 461 5,762
2009 8,128 0 1,301 293 6,534
2010 4,866 0 1,086 212 3,567
2011 3,826 0 1,004 168 2,654
2012 3,097 0 992 122 1,984
2013 3,456 0 1,050 498 1,908
2014 3,099 64 1,170 216 1,650
2015 3,142 62 1,155 282 1,643
2016 2,277 68 245 245 1,719
2017 2,012 72 220 238 1,482
Year 2015
January 324 7 99 43 175
February 595 46 175 116 259
March 261 1 89 25 146
April 239 0.45 80 17 142
May 232 0.46 82 18 132
June 218 1 79 14 123
July 231 1 102 15 113
August 203 1 88 16 98
September 199 1 90 2 106
October 225 1 98 3 124
November 203 1 85 7 110
December 210 1 90 5 114
Year 2016
January 231 12 24 43 153
February 316 17 39 27 233
March 178 3 28 7 140
April 174 3 16 17 138
May 198 3 18 14 163
June 181 6 13 14 149
July 185 2 12 28 142
August 153 3 15 18 117
September 143 3 14 9 117
October 174 3 18 9 144
November 167 4 14 35 113
December 178 9 33 26 110
Year 2017
January 199 13 37 36 113
February 137 9 17 24 87
March 152 5 8 26 113
April 140 3 10 12 117
May 137 3 12 15 107
June 120 4 13 10 92
July 117 3 12 12 89
August 119 3 11 15 91
September 134 3 18 11 102
October 142 3 16 13 110
November 242 4 19 19 200
December 373 19 47 46 262

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.