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  • Natural gas deliveries to South Carolina's electric power sector have almost tripled in the past decade, from 50.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2007 to 135.1 billion cubic feet in 2017.
  • Most of the coal used in South Carolina is for electricity generation, and the coal delivered to the electric power sector comes from  Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
  • South Carolina’s four nuclear power plants supplied about 58% of the state’s net electricity generation in 2017, and the state was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the nation.
  • In 2017, renewable energy resources accounted for almost 6% of South Carolina's net electricity generation, with nearly equal amounts of power coming from conventional hydroelectric and biomass-fueled generation.
  • South Carolina has three biodiesel plants with a combined annual production capacity of about 35 million gallons. 

Last Updated: September 20, 2018

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South Carolina, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 18
Total Energy per Capita 19
Total Energy 25
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 16
Natural Gas 14
Electricity 17
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 27

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South Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity, Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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