How much electricity is generated from a unit of coal, natural gas and oil in the U.S.? (in kilowatt hours)

Electricity generated per unit of fuel used: coal, natural gas, oil This statistic gives the amount of electricity generated per unit of coal, natural gas and oil used in the United States. Approximately 578 kilowatt hours of electricity are generated from one barrel of residual fuel oil.
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Fuel per unitElectricity generation in kilowatt hours
1 metric ton of coal1,927
1 barrel of residual fuel oil578
1,000 cubic feet of natural gas99
Fuel per unitElectricity generation in kilowatt hours
1 metric ton of coal1,927
1 barrel of residual fuel oil578
1,000 cubic feet of natural gas99
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This statistic gives the amount of electricity generated per unit of coal, natural gas and oil used in the United States. Approximately 578 kilowatt hours of electricity are generated from one barrel of residual fuel oil.
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Release date
February 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014
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