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Energy Indicators  
Demography Louisiana Share of U.S. Period
Population 4.6 million 1.4% 2020  
Civilian Labor Force 2.0 million 1.3% Feb-21  
Economy Louisiana U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 263.9 billion 24 2019  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 53,424 million 16 2019  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 50,037 41 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 51,360 million miles 25 2019  
Land in Farms 8.0 million acres 33 2017  
Climate Louisiana U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 68.1 degrees Fahrenheit 2 2020  
Precipitation 66.5 inches 3 2020  
Prices  
Petroleum Louisiana U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase $ 50.68 /barrel $ 49.76 /barrel Jan-21  
Natural Gas Louisiana U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 2.98 /thousand cu ft $ 3.45 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Residential $ 9.94 /thousand cu ft $ 9.74 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Coal Louisiana U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price W $ 36.07 /short ton 2019  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 1.90 /million Btu Jan-21  
Electricity Louisiana U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 9.58 cents/kWh 12.69 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Commercial 9.49 cents/kWh 10.31 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Industrial 5.14 cents/kWh 6.35 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) 389 million barrels 0.9% 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) 36,497 billion cu ft 7.8% 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids 331 million barrels 1.5% 2019 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines 30 million short tons 0.2% 2019 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells NA NA 2019 find more
Capacity Louisiana Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 3,366,666 barrels/calendar day 17.7% 2020  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 25,814 MW 2.3% Jan-21  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 3,536 trillion Btu 3.7% 2018 find more
Crude Oil 97 thousand barrels per day 0.9% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 3,223,642 million cu ft 8.8% 2019 find more
Coal 1,538 thousand short tons 0.2% 2019 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 7,892 thousand MWh 2.2% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Louisiana U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired NM 0.3 % Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 64.1 % 35.7 % Jan-21 find more
Coal-Fired 3.9 % 23.3 % Jan-21 find more
Nuclear 20.3 % 20.5 % Jan-21 find more
Renewables 4.1 % 19.6 % Jan-21  
Stocks Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 1,297 thousand barrels 7.9% Jan-21  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 7,337 thousand barrels 5.7% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 587,852 million cu ft 8.4% Jan-21 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 216 thousand barrels 0.8% Jan-21 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 3,971 thousand tons 3.2% Jan-21 find more
Fueling Stations Louisiana Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 2,419 stations 2.1% 2018  
Propane 39 stations 1.4% 2021  
Electricity 136 stations 0.3% 2021  
E85 14 stations 0.4% 2021  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 14 stations 1.1% 2021  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Louisiana U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 4,403 trillion Btu 3 2018 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 945 million Btu 2 2018 find more
Total Expenditures $ 35,119 million 10 2018 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 7,537 4 2018 find more
by End-Use Sector Louisiana Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 335 trillion Btu 1.6% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial 269 trillion Btu 1.5% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial 3,067 trillion Btu 9.4% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation 732 trillion Btu 2.6% 2018 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 3,570 million 1.3% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,649 million 1.4% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial $ 17,677 million 8.3% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation $ 11,223 million 1.9% 2018 find more
by Source Louisiana Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 403 million barrels 5.4% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas 1,935 billion cu ft 6.2% 2019 find more
    »  Coal 5 million short tons 0.9% 2019 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 23,888 million 3.2% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 5,028 million 3.3% 2019 find more
    »  Coal $ 290 million 1.1% 2019 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum NM NM Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas 34,531 million cu ft 3.9% Jan-21 find more
Coal 189 thousand short tons 0.4% Jan-21 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Louisiana U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 33.3 % 47.8 % 2019  
Fuel Oil * 4.4 % 2019  
Electricity 64.0 % 39.5 % 2019  
Propane 1.8 % 4.8 % 2019  
Other/None 0.9 % 3.5 % 2019  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 689 MW 0.3% Jan-21  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2020  
Renewable Energy Production Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 120 thousand MWh 0.5% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 10 thousand MWh * Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 192 thousand MWh 3.9% Jan-21  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 17 thousand MWh 0.6% Jan-21  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2018  
Renewable Energy Consumption Louisiana U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 3.5 % 49 2018  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 5,006 thousand barrels 26 2019  
Total Emissions Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 226.0 million metric tons 4.4% 2017  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Louisiana Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 48,116 thousand metric tons 2.8% 2019  
Sulfur Dioxide 37 thousand metric tons 3.0% 2019  
Nitrogen Oxide 59 thousand metric tons 4.4% 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.