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  • The Henry Hub in Erath, Louisiana, where 13 major pipeline systems interconnect, is the delivery point for the benchmark natural gas futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  
  • With 18 operating petroleum refineries, Louisiana is, as of January 2016, second only to Texas in both total and operating refinery capacity.
  • The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is the only U.S. port capable of berthing Ultra Large Crude Carriers, the largest ocean-going crude oil tankers.
  • In early 2016, the first large-scale LNG export terminal in the Lower 48 states opened at Sabine Pass, Louisiana. The only other U.S. LNG tanker export port is in Nikiski, Alaska.
  • In 2014, Louisiana ranked first among the states in total energy consumption per capita, primarily because of the state's industrial sector, which includes many refineries and petrochemical plants.  

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

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Louisiana, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 1
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 3
Production
Total Energy 8
Crude Oil 9
Natural Gas 5
Coal 17
Electricity 14
Prices
Natural Gas 13
Electricity 51
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 7

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Louisiana Public Service Commission

Louisiana Housing Finance Agency -Low Income Energy Assistance

Louisiana Housing Finance Agency -Weatherization Assistance Program

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mineral Resources

EIA Gulf of Mexico Fact Sheet

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