It seems a lot of people are having fun at Zerohedge about the Charles Hugh Smith article. Since I knew exactly where I could find the data because I have been producing the total energy consumption chart for some time, I went to the EIA site and pulled the data myself.
The weekly data does not show the epic collapse in November and is up to date through Feb 3 2012. I do not know the exact differences between these two types of data. The monthly data set ends in Nov 2011.