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  • Massachusetts hosts three liquefied natural gas import terminals. In 2016, imports into Massachusetts equaled about 14% of the natural gas that entered the state and 8% of New England's total demand for natural gas.
  • One of the nation’s three Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve storage sites, which are intended to avert disruptions in the supply of home heating oil, is located in Revere, Massachusetts.
  • In 2017, Massachusetts generated 68% of its electricity from natural gas and less than 4% of its electricity from coal.
  • By March 2018, Massachusetts had installed 1,867 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, exceeding the state's solar goal of at least 1,600 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020.
  • In 2016, 27% of Massachusetts households used fuel oil to meet their primary home heating needs, down from 36% a decade earlier.

Last Updated: June 21, 2018

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