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Energy Indicators  
Demography Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Population 4.5 million 1.4% 2021  
Civilian Labor Force 2.1 million 1.3% May-22  
Economy Kentucky U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 234.5 billion 28 2021  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 40,791 million 21 2021  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 50,699 47 2021  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 46,536 million miles 26 2020  
Land in Farms 13.0 million acres 23 2017  
Climate Kentucky U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 56.9 degrees Fahrenheit 16 2021  
Precipitation 53.3 inches 8 2021  
Prices  
Petroleum Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 96.49 /barrel $ 103.28 /barrel Apr-22  
Natural Gas Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 5.74 /thousand cu ft $ 6.34 /thousand cu ft Apr-22 find more
Residential $ 13.82 /thousand cu ft $ 13.65 /thousand cu ft Apr-22 find more
Coal Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price $ 49.04 /short ton $ 31.41 /short ton 2020  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector $ 2.04 /million Btu $ 2.18 /million Btu Apr-22  
Electricity Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 12.63 cents/kWh 14.77 cents/kWh Apr-22 find more
Commercial 11.47 cents/kWh 11.92 cents/kWh Apr-22 find more
Industrial 7.11 cents/kWh 7.83 cents/kWh Apr-22 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 4 million barrels * 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 1,158 billion cu ft 0.3% 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 72 million barrels 0.3% 2020 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines 468 million short tons 3.5% 2020 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells 12,711 wells 2.6% 2020 find more
Capacity Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 291,000 barrels/calendar day 1.5% 2020  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 17,577 MW 1.5% Apr-22  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 756 trillion Btu 0.8% 2020 find more
Crude Oil 6 thousand barrels per day 0.1% Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 71,018 million cu ft 0.2% 2020 find more
Coal 24,245 thousand short tons 4.5% 2020 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 5,314 thousand MWh 1.7% Apr-22  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Kentucky U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.2 % Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 17.7 % 34.8 % Apr-22 find more
Coal-Fired 73.7 % 18.1 % Apr-22 find more
Nuclear 0 % 18.2 % Apr-22 find more
Renewables 8.4 % 28.0 % Apr-22  
Stocks Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 54 thousand barrels 0.4% Apr-22  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 774 thousand barrels 1.0% Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 166,221 million cu ft 2.7% Apr-22 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 253 thousand barrels 1.2% Apr-22 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 3,984 thousand tons 4.4% Apr-22 find more
Fueling Stations Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 2,034 stations 1.8% 2019  
Propane 19 stations 0.8% 2022  
Electricity 210 stations 0.5% 2022  
E85 73 stations 1.8% 2022  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 7 stations 0.5% 2022  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Kentucky U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,595 trillion Btu 21 2020 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 354 million Btu 15 2020 find more
Total Expenditures $ 15,508 million 25 2020 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,443 17 2020 find more
by End-Use Sector Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 331 trillion Btu 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial 234 trillion Btu 1.4% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial 565 trillion Btu 1.8% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation 465 trillion Btu 1.9% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 3,483 million 1.3% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,299 million 1.3% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,732 million 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation $ 6,994 million 1.7% 2020 find more
by Source Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 110 million barrels 1.7% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas 328 billion cu ft 1.1% 2020 find more
    »  Coal 21 million short tons 4.5% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 8,113 million 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,482 million 1.1% 2020 find more
    »  Coal $ 929 million 4.7% 2020 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 11 thousand barrels 0.8% Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas 7,360 million cu ft 0.9% Apr-22 find more
Coal 1,851 thousand short tons 6.0% Apr-22 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Kentucky U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 36.9 % 47.8 % 2019  
Fuel Oil 0.7 % 4.4 % 2019  
Electricity 52.7 % 39.5 % 2019  
Propane 6.2 % 4.8 % 2019  
Other/None 3.5 % 3.5 % 2019  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 1,239 MW 0.4% Apr-22  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity 53 million gal/year 0.3% 2021  
Renewable Energy Production Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 414 thousand MWh 2.0% Apr-22  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 5 thousand MWh * Apr-22  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 28 thousand MWh 0.7% Apr-22  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 9 thousand MWh 0.2% Apr-22  
Fuel Ethanol Production 928 thousand barrels 0.3% 2020  
Renewable Energy Consumption Kentucky U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 6.3 % 43 2020  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 4,783 thousand barrels 25 2020  
Total Emissions Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 115.4 million metric tons 2.2% 2019  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 49,750 thousand metric tons 3.2% 2020  
Sulfur Dioxide 37 thousand metric tons 3.6% 2020  
Nitrogen Oxide 28 thousand metric tons 2.3% 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.