Energy Expenditures and Average Fuel Prices, by Source and Sector: 1970 to 2004

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 896):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 25 rows and 39 columns.

In millions of dollars (82,911 represents $82,911,000,000), except as indicated. For definition of Btu, see text, this section. End-use sector and electric utilities exclude expenditures and prices on energy sources such as hydropower, solar, wind, and geothermal. Also excludes expenditures for reported amounts of energy consumed by the energy industry for production, transportation, and processing operations


  1. Includes other sources not shown separately. From 1981 through 1992, total also includes ethanol blended into gasoline that is not included in motor gasoline for those years.
  2. There are no direct fuel costs for geothermal, photovoltaic, or solar thermal energy.
  3. There are no direct fuel costs for hydroelectric, geothermal, photovoltaic, or solar thermal energy.
  4. There are no direct fuel costs for hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, photovoltaic, or solar
    thermal energy.
  5. There is a discontinuity in the time series between
    1988 and 1989 due to the expanded coverage of nonelectric utility use of wood and waste
    beginning in 1989.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.