Table 5.2.C. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 87,898 53,529 18,332 886 15,150
2007 95,895 56,910 24,097 691 14,198
2008 61,379 38,995 14,463 621 7,300
2009 51,690 31,847 11,181 477 8,185
2010 44,968 30,806 9,364 376 4,422
2011 31,152 20,844 6,637 301 3,370
2012 25,702 17,521 5,102 394 2,685
2013 26,687 16,827 6,544 826 2,490
2014 34,630 19,716 11,859 667 2,389
2015 32,067 18,624 10,629 531 2,283
2016 24,682 16,205 5,869 352 2,255
Year 2014
January 10,833 4,513 5,677 227 416
February 3,453 1,885 1,187 101 280
March 3,776 1,924 1,545 70 237
April 1,760 1,283 286 35 156
May 1,858 1,296 363 27 172
June 1,711 1,180 336 30 164
July 1,890 1,309 404 28 150
August 1,952 1,311 481 26 134
September 1,818 1,297 336 26 159
October 1,758 1,219 343 30 166
November 1,900 1,230 453 32 186
December 1,921 1,269 449 34 169
Year 2015
January 3,617 2,069 1,234 76 239
February 9,184 3,593 5,020 209 362
March 2,046 1,244 560 43 199
April 1,761 1,233 301 31 196
May 1,930 1,251 458 34 187
June 1,963 1,381 375 28 179
July 2,226 1,481 555 32 159
August 2,004 1,399 432 33 140
September 1,856 1,230 468 10 147
October 1,766 1,216 371 9 170
November 1,923 1,349 409 14 150
December 1,791 1,178 444 13 155
Year 2016
January 2,702 1,739 709 55 200
February 2,546 1,491 737 38 279
March 1,673 1,099 383 12 180
April 1,594 1,058 337 24 175
May 1,860 1,216 403 22 219
June 1,875 1,281 377 21 197
July 2,472 1,713 527 38 194
August 2,384 1,647 552 28 156
September 1,763 1,131 455 16 161
October 1,803 1,159 441 16 187
November 1,838 1,254 386 46 153
December 2,173 1,419 563 37 154

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.