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State Profile and Energy Estimates

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Quick Facts

  • Louisiana ranks third in natural gas production and fifth in proved natural gas reserves among the states. Louisiana accounts for about 10% of U.S. total marketed natural gas production and holds about 7% of the nation's natural gas reserves.
  • Louisiana's 15 oil refineries account for nearly one-sixth of the nation's refining capacity and can process about 2.9 million barrels of crude oil per day.
  • In 2022, Louisiana shipped 63% of the nation's liquefied natural gas exports and about 14% of its coal exports. New Orleans is the third-largest U.S. coal exporting port.
  • Louisiana's total energy consumption ranks third among the states and its per capita energy consumption is the highest, largely because of its energy-intensive chemical, petroleum, and natural gas industries.
  • Louisiana has the highest per capita residential sector electricity consumption in the nation. Almost 7 in 10 Louisiana households rely on electric heating and nearly all households have air conditioning.

Last Updated: June 15, 2023

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