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  • Natural gas deliveries to South Carolina's electric power sector have more than doubled in the past decade, increasing from 74.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2009 to 186.3 billion cubic feet in 2019.
  • South Carolina’s per capita natural gas consumption ranks among the lowest one-third of the states. About one in four households in the states rely on natural gas for heating.
  • South Carolina’s four nuclear power plants supplied slightly more than half of the state’s electricity net generation in 2019, and the state was the third-largest generator of nuclear power in the nation.
  • South Carolina’s industrial sector is the largest end-use energy sector and accounts for about one-third of the state’s total energy consumption.
  • South Carolina ranks among the top one-fourth of the states in retail sales of electricity per capita, and more than 70% of state households heat with electricity.

Last Updated: November 19, 2020

More Data & Analysis in South Carolina

South Carolina, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 22
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 26
Production
Total Energy 25
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 15
Prices
Natural Gas 9
Electricity 28
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 27

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Other Resources

South Carolina Energy Office

Public Service Commission of South Carolina

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

South Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity, Weatherization Assistance Program

South Carolina Energy Office - Renewable Energy

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