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Data for April 2020  |  Release date: June 24, 2020  |  Next release: July 24, 2020  |
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Table 2.2.A. Petroleum Liquids: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2010-May 2020 (Thousand Barrels)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2018 28,614 18,345 9,467 269 534
2019 20,430 14,920 4,806 245 459
Year 2018
January 9,468 4,469 4,861 66 72
February 1,451 1,118 270 14 49
March 1,497 1,096 348 12 42
April 1,601 1,169 383 15 34
May 1,863 1,340 463 18 43
June 1,895 1,378 464 18 35
July 1,753 1,216 454 27 56
August 1,870 1,295 516 24 35
Sept 1,863 1,401 411 18 33
October 1,814 1,368 390 16 40
November 1,799 1,281 452 22 45
December 1,740 1,216 455 20 49
Year 2019
January 2,423 1,611 745 23 44
February 1,411 1,013 343 13 41
March 1,449 1,072 323 16 39
April 1,397 988 348 15 46
May 1,653 1,227 370 18 37
June 1,731 1,325 351 18 37
July 1,820 1,287 475 25 33
August 1,892 1,448 383 22 39
Sept 1,661 1,261 336 27 37
October 1,697 1,263 376 24 33
November 1,607 1,177 369 24 37
December 1,690 1,248 387 21 35
Year 2020
January 1,711 1,385 269 21 34
February 1,396 1,115 233 12 35
March 1,330 947 335 17 32
April 1,149 872 236 12 29
May 1,260 961 247 20 33
Year to Date
2018 15,880 9,190 6,325 125 240
2019 8,333 5,910 2,130 85 208
2020 6,846 5,280 1,321 82 163
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2019 21,067 15,065 5,272 229 502
2020 18,944 14,289 3,997 243 414

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 2018 and prior years are final. Values for 2019 and 2020 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.