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Table 8.6b Estimated Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Useful Thermal Output at Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants: Electric Power Sector, 1989-2011 (Subset of Table 8.6a)
Table 8.6b  Estimated Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
                    at Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants:  Electric Power Sector, 1989-2011  (Subset of Table 8.6a)





Year


Coal 1
Petroleum

Natural Gas 6


Other Gases 7
Biomass

Other 10
Distillate Fuel Oil 2 Residual Fuel Oil 3 Other Liquids 4 Petroleum Coke 5 Total 5 Wood 8 Waste 9
Thousand
Short Tons

Thousand Barrels
Thousand
Short Tons
Thousand
Barrels
Million
Cubic Feet
Trillion
Btu

Trillion Btu
Trillion
Btu
1989 639 120 1,471 1 1,591 81,670 3 24 6 1
1990 1,266 173 1,630 2 1,805 97,330 5 23 8 (s)
1991 1,221 104 995 1 1,101 99,868 5 21 11 1
1992 1,704 154 1,045 10 4 1,229 122,908 6 21 10 2
1993 1,794 290 1,074 27 40 1,591 128,743 4 21 10 2
1994 2,241 371 1,024 104 58 1,791 144,062 6 18 12 1
1995 2,376 486 1,127 58 222 2,784 142,753 5 19 15 (s)
1996 2,520 308 1,155 86 175 2,424 147,091 5 20 21 (s)
1997 2,355 343 1,246 23 171 2,466 161,608 10 20 17 (s)
1998 2,493 134 653 19 103 1,322 172,471 6 12 20 (s)
1999 3,033 183 572 30 128 1,423 175,757 4 13 25 (s)
2000 3,107 294 467 51 120 1,412 192,253 7 8 24 (s)
2001 2,910 219 355 3 119 1,171 199,808 6 10 5 4
2002 2,255 66 197 23 111 841 263,619 7 10 6 6
2003 2,080 190 919 88 80 1,596 225,967 12 11 14 4
2004 3,809 314 985 202 237 2,688 388,424 31 15 17 7
2005 3,918 225 1,072 95 206 2,424 384,365 60 19 15 7
2006 3,834 69 998 87 195 2,129 330,878 37 19 14 8
2007 3,795 192 1,014 98 162 2,114 339,796 34 21 16 8
2008 3,689 230 1,019 62 119 1,907 326,048 38 18 16 8
2009 3,935 187 1,015 100 126 1,930 305,542 34 20 17 8
2010 R 3,808 R 113 944 R 29 R 98 R 1,578 R 301,769 R 33 R 18 R 15 R 8
2011P 4,035 73 963 4 113 1,605 323,364 36 16 13 9
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 8Wood and wood-derived fuels.
2Fuel oil nos. 1, 2, and 4. 9Municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and
other biomass.  Through 2000, also includes non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from
non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived fuels).
3Fuel oil nos. 5 and 6. 10Batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, miscellaneous technologies, and,
beginning in 2001, non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived
fuels).
4Jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum liquids, and waste oil. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.   =No data reported.  (s)=Less than 0.5.  
5Petroleum coke is converted from short tons to barrels by multiplying by 5. Notes:    Estimates are for fuels consumed to produce useful thermal output; they exclude fuels
consumed to produce electricity.    Estimates are for combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the
NAICS 22 category whose primary business is to sell electricity and heat to the public.  Estimates do not
include electric utility CHP plants.    See Table 8.6c for commercial and industrial CHP data.    See Note
1, "Coverage of Electricity Statistics," and Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into Energy-Use Sectors,"
at end of section.    See "Useful Thermal Output" in Glossary.    Totals may not equal sum of components
due to independent rounding.
6Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/electricity/.
7Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Sources:    1989-1997U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility
Power Producer Report."    1998-2000EIA, Form EIA-860B, "Annual Electric Generator
ReportNonutility."    2001-2003EIA, Form EIA-906, "Power Plant Report."    2004-2007EIA, Form
EIA-920, "Combined Heat and Power Plant Report."    2008 forwardEIA, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant
Operations Report."
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