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Energy Indicators  
Demography Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Population 3.0 million 0.9% 2016  
Civilian Labor Force 1.4 million 0.9% Sep-17  
Economy Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 120.7 billion 35 2016  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 17,346 million 33 2016  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 39,345 46 2016  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 34,897 million miles 30 2015  
Land in Farms 13.8 million acres 21 2012  
Climate Arkansas U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 62.8 degrees Fahrenheit 8 2016  
Precipitation 51.0 inches 5 2016  
Prices  
Petroleum Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 42.02 /barrel $ 44.96 /barrel Aug-17  
Natural Gas Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 6.67 /thousand cu ft $ 4.55 /thousand cu ft Aug-17 find more
Residential $ 21.40 /thousand cu ft $ 18.09 /thousand cu ft Aug-17 find more
Coal Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price W $ 31.83 /short ton 2015  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 2.07 /million Btu Aug-17  
Electricity Arkansas U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 10.61 cents/kWh 13.19 cents/kWh Aug-17 find more
Commercial 8.65 cents/kWh 11.04 cents/kWh Aug-17 find more
Industrial 6.39 cents/kWh 7.25 cents/kWh Aug-17 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 51 million barrels 0.2% 2015 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 8,339 billion cu ft 2.7% 2015 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 4 million barrels * 2015 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines 25 million short tons 0.1% 2015 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 14,711 MW 1.4% Aug-17  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 1,322 trillion Btu 1.5% 2015 find more
Crude Oil 434 thousand barrels 0.2% Aug-17 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 823,223 million cu ft 2.9% 2016 find more
Coal 91 thousand short tons * 2015 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 6,427 thousand MWh 1.7% Aug-17  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired NM 0.3 % Aug-17 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 25.5 % 36.2 % Aug-17 find more
Coal-Fired 46.8 % 31.5 % Aug-17 find more
Nuclear 21.2 % 19.0 % Aug-17 find more
Renewables 6.3 % 12.3 % Aug-17  
Stocks Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 203 thousand barrels 1.2% Aug-17  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 625 thousand barrels 0.5% Aug-17 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 16,434 million cu ft 0.2% Aug-17 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers W W Aug-17 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 2,278 thousand tons 1.6% Aug-17 find more
Fueling Stations Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 1,564 stations 1.4% 2014  
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 2015 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 354 million Btu 17 2015 find more
Total Expenditures $ 11,172 million 33 2015 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,752 22 2015 find more
by End-Use Sector Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 230 trillion Btu 1.1% 2015 find more
    »  Commercial 180 trillion Btu 1.0% 2015 find more
    »  Industrial 371 trillion Btu 1.2% 2015 find more
    »  Transportation 275 trillion Btu 1.0% 2015 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 2,296 million 0.9% 2015 find more
    »  Commercial $ 1,545 million 0.8% 2015 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,354 million 1.3% 2015 find more
    »  Transportation $ 4,977 million 1.0% 2015 find more
by Source Arkansas Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 61.5 million barrels 0.9% 2015 find more
    »  Natural Gas 290.9 billion cu ft 1.1% 2015 find more
    »  Coal 13.0 million short tons 1.6% 2015 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 5,839 million 0.9% 2015 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,698 million 1.2% 2015 find more
    »  Coal $ 517 million 1.4% 2015 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum NM NM Aug-17 find more
Natural Gas 11,967 million cu ft 1.1% Aug-17 find more
Coal 1,733 thousand short tons 2.6% Aug-17 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Arkansas U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 40.2 % 48.6 % 2015  
Fuel Oil 0.1 % 5.6 % 2015  
Electricity 47.7 % 37.2 % 2015  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 7.3 % 4.8 % 2015  
Other/None 4.8 % 3.8 % 2015  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 1,620 MW 0.8% Aug-17  
Ethanol Plant Operating Production 0 million gal/year 0.0% 2017  
Renewable Energy Production Arkansas Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 282 thousand MWh 1.3% Aug-17  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 2 thousand MWh * Aug-17  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 123 thousand MWh 2.3% Aug-17  
Distributed (Small-Scale) Solar Photovoltaic Generation * * Aug-17  
Ethanol Production 0 Thousand Barrels 0.0% 2015  
Renewable Energy Consumption Arkansas U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 11.5 % 17 2015  
Ethanol Consumption 3,576 thousand barrels 32 2015  
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 28,587 thousand metric tons 1.4% 2015  
Sulfur Dioxide 54 thousand metric tons 2.1% 2015  
Nitrogen Oxide 29 thousand metric tons 1.6% 2015  

Notes & Sources

-- = No data reported.
*  = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure but greater than 0 (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values between 0 and 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.