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  • The Delaware City refinery, with a capacity of about 182,200 barrels per day, is one of two coking refineries on the East Coast.
  • In 2014, 63% of the petroleum consumed in Delaware was used by the transportation sector, most of it as motor gasoline.
  • In 2015, Delaware generated 85% of its electricity from natural gas and 8% from coal.
  • Delaware's finance and insurance industries contribute a larger share to the state's Gross Domestic Product (27.7% in 2014) than in any other state.
  • Delaware's renewable portfolio standard requires retail electricity suppliers to generate 25% of the electricity sold in the state from renewable energy resources, with at least 3.5% from photovoltaics, by the compliance year June 2025-May 2026.

Last Updated: July 21, 2016

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Delaware, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 29
Total Energy per Capita 33
Total Energy 50
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 47
Natural Gas 18
Electricity 16
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 48

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Delaware Division of Energy and Climate

Delaware Public Service Commission

Delaware Health and Social Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Delaware Division of Energy and Climate Weatherization Assistance Program

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