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Energy Indicators  
Demography Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Population 3.0 million 0.9% 2021  
Civilian Labor Force 1.3 million 0.8% Feb-22  
Economy Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 129.1 billion 35 2020  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 18,700 million 32 2020  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 47,109 46 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 33,919 million miles 29 2020  
Land in Farms 13.9 million acres 22 2017  
Climate Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 61.2 degrees Fahrenheit 9 2021  
Precipitation 50.9 inches 10 2021  
Prices  
Petroleum Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 76.74 /barrel $ 80.32 /barrel Jan-22  
Natural Gas Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 6.96 /thousand cu ft $ 5.33 /thousand cu ft Jan-22 find more
Residential -- $ 12.04 /thousand cu ft Jan-22 find more
Coal Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 31.41 /short ton 2020  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 2.20 /million Btu Jan-22  
Electricity Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 10.33 cents/kWh 13.72 cents/kWh Jan-22 find more
Commercial 9.11 cents/kWh 11.36 cents/kWh Jan-22 find more
Industrial 6.31 cents/kWh 7.30 cents/kWh Jan-22 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 29 million barrels 0.1% 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 4,981 billion cu ft 1.1% 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 2 million barrels * 2020 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2020 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells 9,043 wells 1.9% 2020 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 14,955 MW 1.3% Jan-22  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 836 trillion Btu 0.8% 2019 find more
Crude Oil 12 thousand barrels per day 0.1% Jan-22 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 480,982 million cu ft 1.3% 2020 find more
Coal -- -- 2020 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 6,340 thousand MWh 1.7% Jan-22  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.9 % Jan-22 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 33.6 % 36.0 % Jan-22 find more
Coal-Fired 36.5 % 23.1 % Jan-22 find more
Nuclear 21.9 % 18.6 % Jan-22 find more
Renewables 7.8 % 20.9 % Jan-22  
Stocks Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 142 thousand barrels 1.1% Jan-22  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 722 thousand barrels 0.8% Jan-22 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 15,643 million cu ft 0.2% Jan-22 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 175 thousand barrels 0.8% Jan-22 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 2,740 thousand tons 3.1% Jan-22 find more
Fueling Stations Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 1,494 stations 1.3% 2019  
Propane 36 stations 1.4% 2022  
Electricity 148 stations 0.3% 2022  
E85 69 stations 1.7% 2022  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 26 stations 2.0% 2022  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,095 trillion Btu 30 2019 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 362 million Btu 17 2019 find more
Total Expenditures $ 12,025 million 32 2019 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,980 21 2019 find more
by End-Use Sector Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 227 trillion Btu 1.1% 2019 find more
    »  Commercial 180 trillion Btu 1.0% 2019 find more
    »  Industrial 400 trillion Btu 1.2% 2019 find more
    »  Transportation 287 trillion Btu 1.0% 2019 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 2,323 million 0.9% 2019 find more
    »  Commercial $ 1,607 million 0.8% 2019 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,552 million 1.3% 2019 find more
    »  Transportation $ 5,543 million 1.0% 2019 find more
by Source Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 65 million barrels 0.9% 2019 find more
    »  Natural Gas 330 billion cu ft 1.1% 2020 find more
    »  Coal 9 million short tons 2.0% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 6,496 million 0.9% 2019 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,696 million 1.3% 2020 find more
    »  Coal $ 309 million 1.6% 2020 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 13 thousand barrels 0.2% Jan-22 find more
Natural Gas 15,602 million cu ft 1.6% Jan-22 find more
Coal 1,309 thousand short tons 2.7% Jan-22 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 1,825 MW 0.6% Jan-22  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2021  
Renewable Energy Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 365 thousand MWh 1.3% Jan-22  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 46 thousand MWh 0.1% Jan-22  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 86 thousand MWh 1.9% Jan-22  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 11 thousand MWh 0.3% Jan-22  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2019  
Renewable Energy Consumption Arkansas U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 12.1 % 20 2019  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 3,098 thousand barrels 32 2020  
Total Emissions Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 65.1 million metric tons 1.3% 2019  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 23,469 thousand metric tons 1.5% 2020  
Sulfur Dioxide 29 thousand metric tons 2.9% 2020  
Nitrogen Oxide 16 thousand metric tons 1.3% 2020  

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.