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949. Residential Energy Consumption, Expenditures, and Average Prices

[For period April to March for 1980-1985; January to December for 1987 to 1997. Excludes Alaska and Hawaii in 1980. Covers occupied units only. Excludes household usage of gasoline for transportation and the use of wood or coal. Based on Residential Energy Consumption Survey; see Appendix III. Btu=British thermal unit; see text, this section]

 
Type of fuel Unit 1980 1981 1982 1983 1985 1987 1990 1997
 
CONSUMPTION
    Total Quad. Btu 9.74 9.32 9.51 8.62 9.04 9.13 9.22 10.25
 
      Avg per household Mil. Btu 126 114 114 103 105 101 98 102
Natural gas Quad. Btu 5.31 4.94 5.39 4.77 4.98 4.83 4.86 5.28
Electricity, primary Quad. Btu 2.42 2.46 2.48 2.42 2.48 2.76 3.03 3.54
Fuel oil, kerosene Quad. Btu 1.71 1.55 1.33 1.14 1.26 1.22 1.04 1.07
  Fuel oil Quad. Btu (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.01
  Kerosene Quad. Btu (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.06
Liquid petroleum gas Quad. Btu 0.31 0.36 0.31 0.29 0.31 0.32 0.28 0.36
Wood
EXPENDITURES
    Total Bil. dol. 63.2 74.8 85.0 87.8 97.0 97.7 110.2 135.79
 
      Avg per household Dollars (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,080 1,172 1,338
Natural gas Bil. dol. 17.8 19.3 24.5 27.1 29.8 26.1 27.3 35.8
Electricity Bil. dol. 32.6 40.1 45.9 48.4 54.5 61.6 71.5 88.3
Fuel oil, kerosene Bil. dol. 10.7 12.5 11.8 9.6 9.6 7.2 8.3 7.6
  Fuel oil Bil. dol. (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 7.1
  Kerosene Bil. dol. (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.5
Liquid petroleum gas Bil. dol. 2.1 2.9 2.7 2.7 3.1 2.8 3.1 4.0
 
AVERAGE PRICE
    Total Dol./mil. Btu 6.49 8.03 8.93 10.18 10.73 10.71 12.00 13.25
 
Electricity Dol./mil. Btu 13.46 16.32 18.51 19.98 21.94 22.34 23.60 24.97
Fuel oil, kerosene Dol./mil. Btu 6.29 8.04 8.89 8.42 7.64 5.89 7.90 15.56
  Fuel oil Dol./mil. Btu (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 7.05
  Kerosene Dol./mil. Btu (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 8.51
Liquid petroleum gas Dol./mil. Btu 6.71 7.92 8.74 9.42 9.91 8.91 11.20 11.23


NA Not available

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey: Consumption and Expenditures, annual through 1983 beginning 1985, triennial. For 1987 and 1993, Household Energy Consumption and Expenditures, 1987, 1990, 1993, and 1997. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/contents,htm/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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