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Data for February 2021 Release Date: April 26, 2021 Next Release Date: May 25, 2021 full reportPDF
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Table 2.2.A. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2011-February 2021 (Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2020 18,191 14,308 3,284 232 366
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
Sept 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
Year 2020
January 1,777 1,484 237 22 34
February 1,444 1,187 210 12 35
March 1,369 1,012 309 17 31
April 1,185 923 222 12 28
May 1,288 1,010 227 20 31
June 1,573 1,232 291 20 30
July 1,749 1,341 352 25 31
August 1,674 1,316 311 24 23
Sept 1,411 1,129 233 23 27
October 1,644 1,330 264 17 33
November 1,455 1,129 273 20 32
December 1,623 1,215 356 19 32
Year 2021
January 1,633 1,299 285 23 26
February 3,043 2,299 653 26 64
Year to Date
2019 3,988 2,771 1,082 47 89
2020 3,221 2,671 447 34 68
2021 4,676 3,598 938 49 91
Rolling 12 Months Ending in February
2020 20,068 15,577 3,830 238 424
2021 19,646 15,235 3,775 247 389

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 for 2019 and prior years are final. Values for 2020 and 2021 are preliminary. 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.