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Energy Indicators  
Demography Alabama Share of U.S. Period
Population 4.9 million 1.5% 2018  
Civilian Labor Force 2.3 million 1.4% Jul-19  
Economy Alabama U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 221.1 billion 27 2018  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 37,980 million 23 2018  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 42,334 47 2018  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 70,677 million miles 16 2017  
Land in Farms 8.9 million acres 31 2012  
Climate Alabama U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 64.5 degrees Fahrenheit 6 2018  
Precipitation 64.4 inches 8 2018  
Prices  
Petroleum Alabama U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 57.19 /barrel $ 54.29 /barrel Jun-19  
Natural Gas Alabama U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate NA $ 4.06 /thousand cu ft Jun-19 find more
Residential $ 21.30 /thousand cu ft $ 15.67 /thousand cu ft Jun-19 find more
Coal Alabama U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price $ 146.20 /short ton $ 33.72 /short ton 2017  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector $ 2.49 /million Btu $ 2.02 /million Btu Jun-19  
Electricity Alabama U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 12.77 cents/kWh 13.34 cents/kWh Jun-19 find more
Commercial 11.48 cents/kWh 10.89 cents/kWh Jun-19 find more
Industrial 6.06 cents/kWh 6.91 cents/kWh Jun-19 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 43 million barrels 0.1% 2017 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 1,510 billion cu ft 0.3% 2017 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 26 million barrels 0.1% 2017 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines 243 million short tons 1.5% 2017 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells 5,910 wells 1.2% 2017 find more
Capacity Alabama Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 141,675 barrels/calendar day 0.8% 2018  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 29,259 MW 2.7% Jun-19  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 1,227 trillion Btu 1.4% 2017 find more
Crude Oil 374 thousand barrels 0.1% Jun-19 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 150,084 million cu ft 0.5% 2017 find more
Coal 12,861 thousand short tons 1.7% 2017 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 12,512 thousand MWh 3.6% Jun-19  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Alabama U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired * 0.3 % Jun-19 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 42.3 % 38.9 % Jun-19 find more
Coal-Fired 17.5 % 22.3 % Jun-19 find more
Nuclear 31.0 % 19.6 % Jun-19 find more
Renewables 9.1 % 18.3 % Jun-19  
Stocks Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 121 thousand barrels 0.8% Jun-19  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 964 thousand barrels 0.9% Jun-19 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 26,670 million cu ft 0.4% Jun-19 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 206 thousand barrels 0.8% Jun-19 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers W W Jun-19 find more
Fueling Stations Alabama Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 3,128 stations 2.8% 2016  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 80 stations 2.7% 2019  
Electricity 117 stations 0.5% 2019  
E85 18 stations 0.5% 2019  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 12 stations 1.0% 2019  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Alabama U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,901 trillion Btu 17 2017 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 390 million Btu 14 2017 find more
Total Expenditures $ 20,436 million 20 2017 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 4,192 12 2017 find more
by End-Use Sector Alabama Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 323 trillion Btu 1.6% 2017 find more
    »  Commercial 254 trillion Btu 1.4% 2017 find more
    »  Industrial 822 trillion Btu 2.6% 2017 find more
    »  Transportation 501 trillion Btu 1.8% 2017 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 4,343 million 1.8% 2017 find more
    »  Commercial $ 3,106 million 1.7% 2017 find more
    »  Industrial $ 4,236 million 2.2% 2017 find more
    »  Transportation $ 8,752 million 1.7% 2017 find more
by Source Alabama Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 105 million barrels 1.4% 2017 find more
    »  Natural Gas 662 billion cu ft 2.4% 2017 find more
    »  Coal 18 million short tons 2.6% 2017 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 9,850.9 million 1.6% 2017 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 2,805.0 million 2.0% 2017 find more
    »  Coal $ 916.7 million 3.0% 2017 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 2 thousand barrels 0.1% Jun-19 find more
Natural Gas 38,614 million cu ft 3.9% Jun-19 find more
Coal 1,192 thousand short tons 2.7% Jun-19 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Alabama U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 26.9 % 48.0 % 2017  
Fuel Oil 0.1 % 4.7 % 2017  
Electricity 65.9 % 39.0 % 2017  
Propane 5.8 % 4.7 % 2017  
Other/None 1.3 % 3.6 % 2017  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 4,180 MW 1.8% Jun-19  
Ethanol Plant Operating Capacity 0 million gal/year 0.0% 2018  
Renewable Energy Production Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 810 thousand MWh 3.1% Jun-19  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 45 thousand MWh 0.1% Jun-19  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 288 thousand MWh 5.8% Jun-19  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation NM NM Jun-19  
Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2017  
Renewable Energy Consumption Alabama U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 14.5 % 17 2017  
Ethanol Consumption 6,747 thousand barrels 20 2017  
Total Emissions Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 115.7 million metric tons 2.2% 2016  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Alabama Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 53,192 thousand metric tons 2.8% 2017  
Sulfur Dioxide 36 thousand metric tons 2.2% 2017  
Nitrogen Oxide 29 thousand metric tons 1.9% 2017  

Notes & Sources

-- = No data reported.
*  = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values less than 0.5 are shown as *.)
NA = Not available.
NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Note: Small differences between source data and values displayed here may be due to independent rounding.
Note: Components of "Utility-scale net electricity generation (share of total)" may not add to 100% because "Total utility-scale net electricity generation" includes net generation from petroleum coke, pumped storage hydroelectric, other gases, and other energy sources, which are not shown separately.