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Energy Indicators  
Demography Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Population 4.5 million 1.4% 2020  
Civilian Labor Force 2.0 million 1.2% Feb-21  
Economy Kentucky U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 214.7 billion 28 2019  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 38,259 million 23 2019  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 46,507 48 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 49,410 million miles 26 2019  
Land in Farms 13.0 million acres 23 2017  
Climate Kentucky U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 57.2 degrees Fahrenheit 16 2020  
Precipitation 58.1 inches 10 2020  
Prices  
Petroleum Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 47.06 /barrel $ 49.76 /barrel Jan-21  
Natural Gas Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 2.94 /thousand cu ft $ 3.45 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Residential $ 8.97 /thousand cu ft $ 9.74 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Coal Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price $ 51.89 /short ton $ 36.07 /short ton 2019  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector $ 1.78 /million Btu $ 1.90 /million Btu Jan-21  
Electricity Kentucky U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 10.46 cents/kWh 12.69 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Commercial 10.11 cents/kWh 10.31 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Industrial 5.30 cents/kWh 6.35 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 8 million barrels * 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 1,275 billion cu ft 0.3% 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 78 million barrels 0.4% 2019 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines 699 million short tons 4.9% 2019 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells NA NA 2019 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 17,611 MW 1.6% Jan-21  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 1,153 trillion Btu 1.2% 2018 find more
Crude Oil 5 thousand barrels per day * Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 77,882 million cu ft 0.2% 2019 find more
Coal 36,006 thousand short tons 5.1% 2019 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 6,375 thousand MWh 1.8% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Kentucky U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.3 % Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 21.0 % 35.7 % Jan-21 find more
Coal-Fired 71.6 % 23.3 % Jan-21 find more
Nuclear 0 % 20.5 % Jan-21 find more
Renewables 7.2 % 19.6 % Jan-21  
Stocks Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 185 thousand barrels 1.1% Jan-21  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 1,043 thousand barrels 0.8% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 173,445 million cu ft 2.5% Jan-21 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 220 thousand barrels 0.9% Jan-21 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 5,414 thousand tons 4.3% Jan-21 find more
Fueling Stations Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 2,024 stations 1.8% 2018  
Propane 23 stations 0.8% 2021  
Electricity 160 stations 0.4% 2021  
E85 68 stations 1.8% 2021  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 8 stations 0.6% 2021  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Kentucky U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,744 trillion Btu 21 2018 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 391 million Btu 15 2018 find more
Total Expenditures $ 19,720 million 25 2018 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 4,420 17 2018 find more
by End-Use Sector Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 369 trillion Btu 1.7% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial 268 trillion Btu 1.5% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial 611 trillion Btu 1.9% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation 497 trillion Btu 1.7% 2018 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 3,665 million 1.4% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,465 million 1.3% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial $ 3,422 million 1.6% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation $ 10,168 million 1.7% 2018 find more
by Source Kentucky Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 120 million barrels 1.6% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas 339 billion cu ft 1.1% 2019 find more
    »  Coal 26 million short tons 4.4% 2019 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 11,768 million 1.6% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,681 million 1.1% 2019 find more
    »  Coal $ 1,136 million 4.5% 2019 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 12 thousand barrels 0.7% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas 9,331 million cu ft 1.0% Jan-21 find more
Coal 2,164 thousand short tons 4.8% Jan-21 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 1,248 MW 0.5% Jan-21  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity 50 million gal/year 0.3% 2020  
Renewable Energy Production Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 423 thousand MWh 1.6% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 2 thousand MWh * Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 33 thousand MWh 0.7% Jan-21  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 3 thousand MWh 0.1% Jan-21  
Fuel Ethanol Production 866 thousand barrels 0.2% 2018  
Renewable Energy Consumption Kentucky U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 5.9 % 44 2018  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 5,183 thousand barrels 25 2019  
Total Emissions Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 114.0 million metric tons 2.2% 2017  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Kentucky Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 58,805 thousand metric tons 3.4% 2019  
Sulfur Dioxide 48 thousand metric tons 3.8% 2019  
Nitrogen Oxide 40 thousand metric tons 3.0% 2019  

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.