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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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