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Energy Indicators  
Demography Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Population 3.0 million 0.9% 2020  
Civilian Labor Force 1.4 million 0.8% Feb-21  
Economy Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 133.2 billion 35 2019  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 19,536 million 32 2019  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 47,109 46 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 37,099 million miles 29 2019  
Land in Farms 13.9 million acres 22 2017  
Climate Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 61.2 degrees Fahrenheit 9 2020  
Precipitation 63.5 inches 6 2020  
Prices  
Petroleum Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 45.56 /barrel $ 49.76 /barrel Jan-21  
Natural Gas Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 3.06 /thousand cu ft $ 3.45 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Residential $ 10.11 /thousand cu ft $ 9.74 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Coal Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 36.07 /short ton 2019  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 1.90 /million Btu Jan-21  
Electricity Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 9.42 cents/kWh 12.69 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Commercial 8.40 cents/kWh 10.31 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Industrial 5.50 cents/kWh 6.35 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 33 million barrels 0.1% 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 5,834 billion cu ft 1.3% 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 2 million barrels * 2019 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2019 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells 9,362 wells 1.9% 2019 find more
Capacity Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 90,500 barrels/calendar day 0.5% 2020  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 14,868 MW 1.3% Jan-21  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 887 trillion Btu 0.9% 2018 find more
Crude Oil 11 thousand barrels per day 0.1% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 524,705 million cu ft 1.4% 2019 find more
Coal -- -- 2019 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 5,183 thousand MWh 1.5% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.3 % Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 19.6 % 35.7 % Jan-21 find more
Coal-Fired 44.4 % 23.3 % Jan-21 find more
Nuclear 26.4 % 20.5 % Jan-21 find more
Renewables 9.5 % 19.6 % Jan-21  
Stocks Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 82 thousand barrels 0.5% Jan-21  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 836 thousand barrels 0.6% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 15,202 million cu ft 0.2% Jan-21 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 165 thousand barrels 0.7% Jan-21 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 3,542 thousand tons 2.8% Jan-21 find more
Fueling Stations Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 1,529 stations 1.4% 2018  
Propane 36 stations 1.3% 2021  
Electricity 105 stations 0.3% 2021  
E85 48 stations 1.3% 2021  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 11 stations 0.9% 2021  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,120 trillion Btu 31 2018 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 372 million Btu 17 2018 find more
Total Expenditures $ 12,510 million 33 2018 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 4,156 21 2018 find more
by End-Use Sector Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 235 trillion Btu 1.1% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial 184 trillion Btu 1.0% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial 411 trillion Btu 1.3% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation 289 trillion Btu 1.0% 2018 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 2,427 million 0.9% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial $ 1,530 million 0.8% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,623 million 1.2% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation $ 5,930 million 1.0% 2018 find more
by Source Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 65 million barrels 0.9% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas 365 billion cu ft 1.2% 2019 find more
    »  Coal 14 million short tons 2.4% 2019 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 6,948 million 0.9% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,841 million 1.2% 2019 find more
    »  Coal $ 477 million 1.9% 2019 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 6 thousand barrels 0.4% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas 7,683 million cu ft 0.9% Jan-21 find more
Coal 1,369 thousand short tons 3.0% Jan-21 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 38.7 % 47.8 % 2019  
Fuel Oil 0.1 % 4.4 % 2019  
Electricity 50.6 % 39.5 % 2019  
Propane 6.7 % 4.8 % 2019  
Other/None 4.0 % 3.5 % 2019  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 1,715 MW 0.7% Jan-21  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2020  
Renewable Energy Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 370 thousand MWh 1.4% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 24 thousand MWh 0.1% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 98 thousand MWh 2.0% Jan-21  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 6 thousand MWh 0.2% Jan-21  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2018  
Renewable Energy Consumption Arkansas U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 11.1 % 21 2018  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 3,452 thousand barrels 32 2019  
Total Emissions Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 64.0 million metric tons 1.2% 2017  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 32,514 thousand metric tons 1.9% 2019  
Sulfur Dioxide 48 thousand metric tons 3.8% 2019  
Nitrogen Oxide 22 thousand metric tons 1.6% 2019  

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.