Table 5.2.C. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
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 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
2017 23,708 15,640 5,681 429 1,958
2018 31,228 18,448 9,820 619 2,341
2019 22,998 15,748 4,690 670 1,890
Year 2017
January 2,099 1,422 462 56 158
February 1,672 1,146 364 35 127
March 1,828 1,346 290 41 151
April 1,650 1,176 298 22 154
May 1,848 1,288 388 29 143
June 1,862 1,301 411 23 127
July 1,717 1,183 383 29 123
August 1,823 1,263 402 33 125
September 1,768 1,208 394 24 141
October 1,849 1,329 344 26 150
November 1,860 1,187 394 34 245
December 3,734 1,790 1,552 78 314
Year 2018
January 10,169 4,527 4,993 175 474
February 1,630 1,122 282 39 187
March 1,653 1,099 361 33 160
April 1,738 1,172 395 32 138
May 2,010 1,343 480 34 152
June 2,057 1,383 478 33 164
July 1,909 1,219 465 55 170
August 2,012 1,298 528 46 140
September 1,993 1,407 426 34 127
October 2,003 1,373 406 31 193
November 2,027 1,284 472 52 219
December 2,027 1,220 534 55 218
Year 2019
January 2,911 1,691 797 90 333
February 1,678 1,108 349 44 177
March 1,635 1,164 281 44 145
April 1,560 1,049 329 32 150
May 1,929 1,311 362 137 119
June 1,862 1,372 344 29 117
July 1,928 1,332 448 48 101
August 1,992 1,478 352 44 118
September 1,807 1,310 321 54 121
October 1,848 1,309 365 44 130
November 1,875 1,231 356 55 232
December 1,972 1,393 385 48 146

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.