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Energy Indicators  
Demography South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Population 4.9 million 1.5% 2015  
Civilian Labor Force 2.3 million 1.4% Dec-16  
Economy South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 198.7 billion 27 2015  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 33,444 million 24 2015  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 38,041 48 2015  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 49,931 million miles 23 2014  
Land in Farms 5.0 million acres 38 2012  
Climate South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit 7 2016  
Precipitation 47.1 inches 9 2016  
Prices  
Petroleum South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 41.65 /barrel Nov-16  
Natural Gas South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 3.66 /thousand cu ft $ 3.88 /thousand cu ft Nov-16 find more
Residential $ 13.61 /thousand cu ft $ 10.76 /thousand cu ft Nov-16 find more
Coal South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 31.83 /short ton 2015  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector $ 3.11 /million Btu $ 2.08 /million Btu Nov-16  
Electricity South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 12.54 cents/kWh 12.75 cents/kWh Nov-16 find more
Commercial 10.09 cents/kWh 10.25 cents/kWh Nov-16 find more
Industrial 5.55 cents/kWh 6.64 cents/kWh Nov-16 find more
Reserves & Supply  
Reserves South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2015 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2015 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids -- -- 2015 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2015 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Rotary Rigs in Operation 0 rigs 0.0% 2014  
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2015 find more
Production South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 675 trillion Btu 0.8% 2014 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Nov-16 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2015 find more
Coal -- -- 2015 find more
Capacity South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) -- -- 2016  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 22,696 MW 2.1% Nov-16  
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 7,318 thousand MWh 2.5% Nov-16  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) South Carolina U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired NM 0.4 % Nov-16 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 21.3 % 31.8 % Nov-16 find more
Coal-Fired 16.0 % 29.3 % Nov-16 find more
Nuclear 59.4 % 21.9 % Nov-16 find more
Renewables 3.9 % 15.9 % Nov-16  
Stocks South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 228 thousand barrels 1.3% Nov-16  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 753 thousand barrels 0.6% Nov-16 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Nov-16 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 711 thousand barrels 2.3% Nov-16 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 5,271 thousand tons 3.1% Nov-16 find more
Production Facilities South Carolina
Major Coal Mines None find more
Petroleum Refineries None find more
Major Non-Nuclear Electricity Generating Plants Cross (South Carolina Pub Serv Auth) ; John S Rainey (South Carolina Pub Serv Auth) ; Winyah (South Carolina Pub Serv Auth) ; Bad Creek (Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC) ; Darlington County (Progress Energy Carolinas Inc)  
Nuclear Power Plants Oconee (Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC), Catawba (Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC), V C Summer (South Carolina Electric&Gas Co) find more
Distribution & Marketing  
Distribution Centers South Carolina
Petroleum Ports Charleston. find more
Natural Gas Market Hubs None  
Major Pipelines South Carolina find more
Crude Oil None  
Petroleum Product Colonial Pipeline, Kinder Morgan  
Natural Gas Liquids Enterprise Products  
Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines Carolina Gas Transmission Corporation, Elba Express, Southern Natural Gas Company, Transcontinental Gas Pipeline  
Fueling Stations South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 2,556 stations 2.3% 2014  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 56 stations 1.5% 2016  
Electricity 180 stations 1.2% 2016  
Ethanol 68 stations 2.2% 2016  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 41 stations 1.6% 2016  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,632 trillion Btu 23 2014 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 338 million Btu 19 2014 find more
Total Expenditures $ 21,876 million 25 2014 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 4,530 24 2014 find more
by End-Use Sector South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 377 trillion Btu 1.7% 2014 find more
    »  Commercial 268 trillion Btu 1.5% 2014 find more
    »  Industrial 543 trillion Btu 1.7% 2014 find more
    »  Transportation 444 trillion Btu 1.6% 2014 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 4,420 million 1.7% 2014 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,597 million 1.4% 2014 find more
    »  Industrial $ 3,558 million 1.4% 2014 find more
    »  Transportation $ 11,300 million 1.6% 2014 find more
by Source South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 95.2 million barrels 1.4% 2014 find more
    »  Natural Gas 230.3 billion cu ft 0.9% 2014 find more
    »  Coal 12.3 million short tons 1.3% 2014 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 12,586 million 1.5% 2014 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,596 million 0.9% 2014 find more
    »  Coal $ 1,115 million 2.5% 2014 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum NM NM Nov-16 find more
Natural Gas 13,483 million cu ft 1.9% Nov-16 find more
Coal 480 thousand short tons 1.0% Nov-16 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) South Carolina U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 22.9 % 48.6 % 2015  
Fuel Oil 1.2 % 5.6 % 2015  
Electricity 70.0 % 37.2 % 2015  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 4.3 % 4.8 % 2015  
Other/None 1.7 % 3.8 % 2015  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 1,790 MW 0.9% Nov-16  
Ethanol Plant Operating Capacity 0 million gal/year 0.0% 2016  
Renewable Energy Production South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 100 thousand MWh 0.5% Nov-16  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 0 thousand MWh 0.0% Nov-16  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 184 thousand MWh 3.7% Nov-16  
Distributed (Small-Scale) Solar Photovoltaic Generation 3 thousand MWh 0.2% Nov-16  
Ethanol Production 0 Thousand Barrels 0.0% 2014  
Renewable Energy Consumption South Carolina U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 9.0 % 25 2014  
Ethanol Consumption 6,145 thousand barrels 23 2015  
Total Emissions South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 75.0 million metric tons 1.4% 2014  
Electric Power Industry Emissions South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 29,849 thousand metric tons 1.5% 2015  
Sulfur Dioxide 26 thousand metric tons 1.0% 2015  
Nitrogen Oxide 18 thousand metric tons 1.0% 2015  

Notes & Sources

-- = No data reported.
*  = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure but greater than 0 (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values between 0 and 0.5 are shown as *.)
NA = Not available.
NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Note: Small differences between source data and values displayed here may be due to independent rounding.
Note: Total net electricity generation includes net generation from petroleum coke, pumped storage hydroelectric, other gases, and other energy sources, which are not shown separately.