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Energy statistics can answer questions like — How reliant is the United States on imports? Which renewable fuel do we use most?

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U.S. total energy statistics

Preliminary data for 2016 1

Total primary energy production 83.88 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu)
    By fuel/energy source and share of total
  • Natural gas
  • Coal
  • Oil (includes crude oil and natural gas plant liquids)
  • Renewable
  • Nuclear

    • 33%
    • 28%
    • 17%
    • 12%
    • 10%
Total energy consumption 97.39 quadrillion Btu

  • 37%
  • 29%
  • 15%
  • 10%
  •  9%


  • 32%
  • 29%
  • 21%
  • 19%
Electricity generation 4.08 billion kilowatthours

By major fuel/energy source and share of total

  • Natural gas
  • Coal
  • Nuclear
  • Renewable
  • Petroleum

 

  • 34%
  • 30%
  • 20%
  • 15%
  • <1%
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 5,171 million metric tons CO2
    By energy end-use sector and share of total
    • Transportation
    • Industrial
    • Residential
    • Commercial

  • 36%
  • 27%
  • 20%
  • 17%
Energy consumption/GDP ratio
  • 2016
  • 1980
  •   5.85 thousand Btu per 2009 dollar
  • 12.10 thousand Btu per 2009 dollar

1Source: Monthly Energy Review, April 2017

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Crude oil and petroleum statistics

Preliminary data for the United States for 2015. Units are in barrels per day (b/d), except where noted.

Petroleum production (crude oil, other petroleum liquids, and renewable fuels) 13,799,000 b/d
Crude oil production
9,431,000 b/d
U.S. crude oil imports
7,351,000 b/d
Petroleum product imports
2,050,000 b/d
Net petroleum imports
4,651,000 b/d
Dependence on net petroleum imports
24.0%
Top crude oil supplier
Canada—3,169,000 b/d
Top total petroleum supplier
Canada—3,754,000 b/d
Top crude oil producing state Texas—3,458,000 b/d
Petroleum consumption
19,395,000 b/d
Motor gasoline consumption
9,161,000 b/d (385 million gallons/day)
Share of petroleum consumption for transportation
72%
Total petroleum exports
4,750,000 b/d
Federal motor gasoline tax
18.4 cents/gallon
Average state motor gasoline taxes
26.52 cents/gallon
Federal on-highway diesel fuel taxes
24.40 cents/gallon
Average state on-highway diesel fuel taxes
27.43 cents/gallon
Number of operable petroleum refineries (as of January 1, 2015)
140
Top petroleum refining state (as of January 1, 2015) #1—Texas 5,233,747 b/d
Proved reserves of crude oil (as of December 31, 2014)
36,385 million barrels
Strategic petroleum reserve
695 million barrels
World total oil supply (2014)
93,201,088 b/d
World total petroleum consumption (2013)
91,253,207 b/d
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Natural gas statistics

Preliminary data for the United States for 2015, except where noted

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U.S. production (dry gas production) 27,096 billion cubic feet
U.S. consumption 27,474 billion cubic feet
U.S. imports 2,718 billion cubic feet
U.S. exports 1,784 billion cubic feet
Average price delivered to consumers  
    Residential
$10.38 per thousand cubic feet
    Commercial
$7.89 per thousand cubic feet
    Industrial
$5.84 per thousand cubic feet
$3.37 per thousand cubic feet
Ranking of state residential prices

Highest—Hawaii, $47.51 per thousand cubic feet

Lowest—Idaho, $8.54 per thousand cubic feet

Natural gas consumption by end use  
  • Electric power
  • Industrial
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Lease and processing plant fuel
  • Transportation (pipeline and vehicle fuel) and other
  • 35%
  • 33%
  • 17%
  • 12%
  •   3%
  •   3%
Top-producing state Texas
World dry natural gas production (2013) 121 trillion cubic feet
World consumption (2013) 122 trillion cubic feet
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Coal statistics

Data for the United States and for 2015 except where noted.

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Production
897.0 million short tons
Consumption
798.1 million short tons
Coal consumption by end-use sector  
   Electric power sector
   Other industrial
   Coke plants
   Commercial and institutional
738.1 million short tons
38.5 million short tons
19.7 million short tons
1.5 million short tons
Average delivered price
    Electric utilities
$42.58 per short ton
    Coke plants
$118.69 per short ton
    Other industrial plants
$65.44 per short ton
Largest producing state
Wyoming—375.8 million short tons
Share produced in Western region 57%
Share produced from surface mining 66%
Demonstrated reserve base 477.4 billion short tons (as of January 1, 2016)
Imports
11.3 million short tons
Exports
74.0 million short tons
Coal share of total electricity generating capacity
26%
Largest producing coal mine
North Antelope Rochelle Mine/Peabody Powder River Mining LLC.
109.3 million short tons
Leading producing company
Peabody Energy Corporation
176.0 million short tons
Average number of employees/miners
65,971 employees/miners
Productivity  
  2015
  1978
6.3 tons/miner-hour
1.8 tons/miner-hour
World coal production (2014)
9,019 million short tons
World coal consumption (2014)
8,908 million short tons
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U.S. nuclear statistics

Data for 2015 except where noted.

Total operable nuclear reactors 99
Nuclear electricity net generation 797,178 million kilowatthours
Nuclear percentage of total annual electricity generation 19.5%
Largest nuclear plant Palo Verde—3,937 megawatts (three nuclear reactors)
Number of states with commercial nuclear power plants 30
Top five nuclear electricity generating countries—Share of total world nuclear electricity generation
  • United States
  • France
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • China
  • 33%
  • 17%
  • 7%
  • 6%
  • 5%
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Fuel ethanol statistics

Preliminary data for the United States for 2015.

U.S. production

 

14.81 billion gallons

352.52 million barrels

U.S. net imports

 

-0.75 billion gallons

-17.92 million barrels

U.S. consumption

 

13.94 billion gallons

331.90 million barrels

Source: Monthly Energy Review, May 2016, Table 10.3



Biodiesel statistics

Preliminary data for the United States for 2015.

U.S. production

 

1.26 billion gallons

30.06 million barrels

U.S. net imports

 

0.25 billion gallons

5.86 million barrels

U.S. consumption

 

1.48 billion gallons

35.15 million barrels

Source: Monthly Energy Review, May 2016, Table 10.4



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Preliminary data for the United States for 2016 (except where noted) as of May 2, 2017.

Generation from utility-scale power plants

Total net generation 4,079,079 thousand megawatthours
Electric utility net generation 2,304,081 thousand megawatthours
Share of total net generation by energy source  
    Natural gas 34%
    Coal 30%
    Nuclear 20%
    Hydroelectric   7%
    Nonhydro renewables   8%
    Petroleum and other   1%
Number of electricity generators (2015) 20,068
Largest power plant by net generation (2015) Palo Verde (nuclear)—32,525,595 megawatthours

Generation capacity of utility-scale generators (2015)

Total electricity generating capacity (net summer)
1,064,055 megawatts
Share of capacity by energy source  
    Natural gas 41%
        Conventional hydro   7%
        Pumped storage hydro   2%
    Nonhydro renewables 10%
    Nuclear   9%
    Petroleum   3%
    Other <1%
    Total may not equal 100% because of independent rounding.
Largest power plant by capacity (2015) Grand Coulee Dam (hydroelectric)—7,079 megawatts

Consumption and price

Total electricity consumption (end use) 3,852,769 thousand megawatthours
Share of total electricity consumption by type  
Electricity retail sales (total) 96%
Direct use of electricity   4%
Electricity retail sales (shares by sector)
  Residential sector 38%
  Commercial sector 37%
  Industrial sector 25%
  Transportation sector <1%
Largest utility by retail sales (within state in 2015) Florida Power & Light Company—110,327 thousand megawatthours
Retail prices by sector (average annual)  
    Residential 12.55 cents per kilowatthour (kWh)
    Commercial 10.37 cents per kilowatthour
    Industrial   6.75 cents per kilowatthour
    Transportation 9.48 cents per kilowatthour
    Average 10.28 cents per kilowatthour
State retail price rankings (average annual price for all sectors) Highest—Hawaii: 26.87 cents/kWh
Lowest—Washington: 7.40 cents/kWh
Average residential monthly use (2015) 1,177 kilowatthours
Average residential monthly bill (2015) $128.81

Emissions

Emissions from power plants (2015)  
    Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2,031,452 thousand metric tons
    Sulfur dioxide (SO2) 2,584 thousand metric tons
    Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 1,824 thousand metric tons