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Energy Indicators  
Demography Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Population 3.0 million 0.9% 2017  
Civilian Labor Force 1.4 million 0.8% Jun-18  
Economy Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 124.9 billion 35 2017  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 18,821 million 31 2017  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 40,791 44 2017  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 35,755 million miles 30 2016  
Land in Farms 13.8 million acres 21 2012  
Climate Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 62.5 degrees Fahrenheit 9 2017  
Precipitation 50.0 inches 7 2017  
Prices  
Petroleum Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 62.52 /barrel $ 66.16 /barrel May-18  
Natural Gas Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 5.66 /thousand cu ft $ 4.09 /thousand cu ft May-18 find more
Residential $ 14.03 /thousand cu ft $ 13.67 /thousand cu ft May-18 find more
Coal Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price W $ 30.57 /short ton 2016  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 2.04 /million Btu May-18  
Electricity Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 9.89 cents/kWh 13.15 cents/kWh May-18 find more
Commercial 7.54 cents/kWh 10.51 cents/kWh May-18 find more
Industrial 5.23 cents/kWh 6.82 cents/kWh May-18 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 40 million barrels 0.1% 2016 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 7,416 billion cu ft 2.3% 2016 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 3 million barrels * 2016 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines 25 million short tons 0.1% 2016 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Rotary Rigs in Operation 0 rigs 0.0% 2016  
Natural Gas Producing Wells 9,795 wells 1.8% 2016 find more
Capacity Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 90,500 barrels/calendar day 0.5% 2017  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 14,728 MW 1.4% May-18  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 1,130 trillion Btu 1.3% 2016 find more
Crude Oil 428 thousand barrels 0.1% May-18 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 823,223 million cu ft 2.9% 2016 find more
Coal 49 thousand short tons * 2016 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 5,295 thousand MWh 1.6% May-18  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.3 % May-18 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 34.9 % 34.1 % May-18 find more
Coal-Fired 39.2 % 25.2 % May-18 find more
Nuclear 15.9 % 19.9 % May-18 find more
Renewables 10.0 % 19.9 % May-18  
Stocks Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 148 thousand barrels 0.9% May-18  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 651 thousand barrels 0.7% May-18 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 14,418 million cu ft 0.2% May-18 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 169 thousand barrels 0.6% May-18 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 3,103 thousand tons 2.4% May-18 find more
Fueling Stations Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 1,540 stations 1.4% 2016  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 41 stations 1.3% 2017  
Electricity 43 stations 0.3% 2017  
Ethanol 40 stations 1.4% 2017  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 16 stations 1.3% 2017  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,056 trillion Btu 31 2016 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 354 million Btu 17 2016 find more
Total Expenditures $ 10,303 million 33 2016 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,448 22 2016 find more
by End-Use Sector Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 215 trillion Btu 1.1% 2016 find more
    »  Commercial 176 trillion Btu 1.0% 2016 find more
    »  Industrial 381 trillion Btu 1.2% 2016 find more
    »  Transportation 285 trillion Btu 1.0% 2016 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 2,156 million 0.9% 2016 find more
    »  Commercial $ 1,424 million 0.8% 2016 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,194 million 1.3% 2016 find more
    »  Transportation $ 4,529 million 1.0% 2016 find more
by Source Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 63.9 million barrels 0.9% 2016 find more
    »  Natural Gas 309.8 billion cu ft 1.1% 2016 find more
    »  Coal 14.3 million short tons 2.0% 2016 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 5,271 million 1.0% 2016 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,530 million 1.2% 2016 find more
    »  Coal $ 540 million 1.7% 2016 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 5 thousand barrels 0.3% May-18 find more
Natural Gas 13,568 million cu ft 1.6% May-18 find more
Coal 1,198 thousand short tons 2.5% May-18 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 39.6 % 48.4 % 2016  
Fuel Oil 0.1 % 5.3 % 2016  
Electricity 48.6 % 37.7 % 2016  
Propane 7.1 % 4.8 % 2016  
Other/None 4.7 % 3.8 % 2016  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 1,689 MW 0.8% May-18  
Ethanol Plant Operating Capacity 0 million gal/year 0.0% 2018  
Renewable Energy Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 373 thousand MWh 1.2% May-18  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 22 thousand MWh 0.1% May-18  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 132 thousand MWh 2.5% May-18  
Distributed (Small-Scale) Solar Photovoltaic Generation 2 thousand MWh 0.1% May-18  
Ethanol Production 0 Thousand Barrels 0.0% 2016  
Renewable Energy Consumption Arkansas U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 11.8 % 18 2016  
Ethanol Consumption 3,750 thousand barrels 31 2016  
Total Emissions Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 59.0 million metric tons 1.1% 2015  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 31,726 thousand metric tons 1.6% 2016  
Sulfur Dioxide 54 thousand metric tons 3.0% 2016  
Nitrogen Oxide 31 thousand metric tons 1.9% 2016  

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.