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Last Update: February 15, 2024 Next Update: March 21, 2024                                                                                                                                               See full record of updates

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Energy Indicators  
Demography Delaware Share of U.S. Period
Population 1.0 million 0.3% 2022  
Civilian Labor Force 0.5 million 0.3% Dec-23  
Economy Delaware U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 87.5 billion 43 2022  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 6,317 million 41 2022  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 61,387 25 2022  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 10,152 million miles 44 2021  
Land in Farms 0.5 million acres 46 2022  
Climate Delaware U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 57.8 degrees Fahrenheit 15 2023  
Precipitation 44.5 inches 17 2023  
Prices  
Petroleum Delaware U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 77.46 /barrel Nov-23  
Natural Gas Delaware U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 5.02 /thousand cu ft $ 4.36 /thousand cu ft Nov-23 find more
Residential $ 16.46 /thousand cu ft $ 13.36 /thousand cu ft Nov-23 find more
Coal Delaware U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 54.46 /short ton 2022  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector -- $ 2.51 /million Btu Nov-23  
Electricity Delaware U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 17.23 cents/kWh 16.19 cents/kWh Nov-23 find more
Commercial 12.29 cents/kWh 12.60 cents/kWh Nov-23 find more
Industrial 7.97 cents/kWh 7.90 cents/kWh Nov-23 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2021 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2021 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids -- -- 2021 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2022 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2020 find more
Capacity Delaware Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 171,000 barrels/calendar day 0.9% 2023  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 3,322 MW 0.3% Nov-23  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 4 trillion Btu * 2021 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Nov-23 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2022 find more
Coal -- -- 2022 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 288 thousand MWh 0.1% Nov-23  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Delaware U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired NM 0.3 % Nov-23 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 89.6 % 42.0 % Nov-23 find more
Coal-Fired 1.0 % 15.9 % Nov-23 find more
Nuclear 0.0 % 19.3 % Nov-23 find more
Renewables 5.6 % 21.9 % Nov-23  
Stocks Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) -- -- Nov-23  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 457 thousand barrels 0.5% Nov-23 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Nov-23 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 378 thousand barrels 1.7% Nov-23 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers W W Nov-23 find more
Fueling Stations Delaware Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 246 stations 0.2% 2021  
Propane 8 stations 0.3% Jan-24  
Electric Vehicle Charging Locations 180 stations 0.3% Jan-24  
E85 1 stations * Jan-24  
Biodiesel, Compressed Natural Gas, and Other Alternative Fuels 1 stations * Jan-24  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Delaware U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 296 trillion Btu 47 2021 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 294 million Btu 25 2021 find more
Total Expenditures $ 3,888 million 48 2021 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,869 28 2021 find more
by End-Use Sector Delaware Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 69 trillion Btu 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Commercial 61 trillion Btu 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Industrial 86 trillion Btu 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Transportation 80 trillion Btu 0.3% 2021 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 922 million 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Commercial $ 627 million 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Industrial $ 487 million 0.2% 2021 find more
    »  Transportation $ 1,852 million 0.3% 2021 find more
by Source Delaware Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 22 million barrels 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Natural Gas 87 billion cu ft 0.3% 2022 find more
    »  Coal 70 thousand short tons * 2022 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 2,160 million 0.3% 2021 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 758 million 0.3% 2022 find more
    »  Coal $ 6 million * 2022 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum NM NM Nov-23 find more
Natural Gas 3,439 million cu ft 0.4% Apr-23 find more
Coal 3 thousand tons * Nov-23 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Delaware U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 43.8 % 46.2 % 2022  
Fuel Oil 8.9 % 3.9 % 2022  
Electricity 34.9 % 41.3 % 2022  
Propane 10.1 % 5.0 % 2022  
Other/None 2.3 % 3.5 % 2022  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 106 MW * Nov-23  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2023  
Renewable Energy Production Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 0 thousand MWh 0.0% Nov-23  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 9 thousand MWh * Nov-23  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 6 thousand MWh 0.2% Nov-23  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 12 thousand MWh 0.2% Nov-23  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2021  
Renewable Energy Consumption Delaware U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 2.7 % 50 2021  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 1,240 thousand barrels 43 2021  
Total Emissions Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 13.0 million metric tons 0.3% 2021  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Delaware Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 2,682 thousand metric tons 0.2% 2022  
Sulfur Dioxide 0 thousand metric tons 0.0% 2022  
Nitrogen Oxide 2 thousand metric tons 0.2% 2022  

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.
Note: Territory data may be estimates based on EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook.