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  • Massachusetts hosts three liquefied natural gas import terminals. In 2014, imports supplied about 6.7% of Massachusetts' demand for natural gas, down from 33% in 2010.
  • One of the nation’s two Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserves storage sites, which are intended to avert disruptions in the supply of home heating oil, is located in Revere, Massachusetts.
  • Massachusetts generated 64% of its electricity from natural gas and 7% of its electricity from coal in 2015. 
  • In 2015, 9.4% of net electricity generation in Massachusetts came from renewable energy resources, almost two-thirds from solar, wind, and biomass and more than one-third from hydroelectricity.
  • In Massachusetts, 27.6% of residents use fuel oil as their primary heating fuel, more than five times higher than the nationwide average of 5.3%.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016

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Massachusetts, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 44
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 35
Production
Total Energy 45
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 41
Prices
Natural Gas 4
Electricity 4
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 32

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Today In Energy

Mild weather, ample natural gas supply curb Northeast winter power and natural gas prices
Apr 05, 2016

EIA electricity data now include estimated small-scale solar PV capacity and generation
Dec 02, 2015

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Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Public Utilities

Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Housing Energy Programs

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Energy, Utilities & Clean Technologies

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Green Communities

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