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Energy Indicators  
Demography Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period
Population 6.8 million 2.1% 2016  
Civilian Labor Force 3.7 million 2.3% Feb-18  
Economy Massachusetts U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 507.9 billion 11 2016  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 48,749 million 16 2016  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 65,137 3 2016  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 61,825 million miles 19 2016  
Land in Farms 0.5 million acres 46 2012  
Climate Massachusetts U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit 33 2017  
Precipitation 46.8 inches 14 2017  
Prices  
Petroleum Massachusetts U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 62.25 /barrel Jan-18  
Natural Gas Massachusetts U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 9.32 /thousand cu ft $ 4.27 /thousand cu ft Jan-18 find more
Residential NA $ 8.93 /thousand cu ft Jan-18 find more
Coal Massachusetts U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 30.57 /short ton 2016  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector -- $ 2.06 /million Btu Jan-18  
Electricity Massachusetts U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 20.60 cents/kWh 12.23 cents/kWh Jan-18 find more
Commercial 16.77 cents/kWh 10.47 cents/kWh Jan-18 find more
Industrial 15.09 cents/kWh 6.97 cents/kWh Jan-18 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2016 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2016 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids -- -- 2016 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2016 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Rotary Rigs in Operation 0 rigs 0.0% 2016  
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2016 find more
Capacity Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) -- -- 2017  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 12,082 MW 1.1% Jan-18  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 110 trillion Btu 0.1% 2015 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Jan-18 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2016 find more
Coal -- -- 2016 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 2,713 thousand MWh 0.7% Jan-18  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Massachusetts U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 13.3 % 1.4 % Jan-18 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 61.6 % 29.4 % Jan-18 find more
Coal-Fired 0.0 % 31.8 % Jan-18 find more
Nuclear 14.5 % 20.0 % Jan-18 find more
Renewables 9.0 % 16.7 % Jan-18  
Stocks Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 6 thousand barrels * Jan-18  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 1,755 thousand barrels 1.6% Jan-18 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Jan-18 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 1,325 thousand barrels 5.0% Jan-18 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers W W Jan-18 find more
Fueling Stations Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 1,959 stations 1.8% 2015  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 35 stations 1.1% 2017  
Electricity 471 stations 3.0% 2017  
Ethanol 7 stations 0.2% 2017  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 15 stations 1.2% 2017  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Massachusetts U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,445 trillion Btu 26 2015 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 213 million Btu 43 2015 find more
Total Expenditures $ 23,840 million 16 2015 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,514 32 2015 find more
by End-Use Sector Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 434 trillion Btu 2.1% 2015 find more
    »  Commercial 404 trillion Btu 2.2% 2015 find more
    »  Industrial 160 trillion Btu 0.5% 2015 find more
    »  Transportation 447 trillion Btu 1.6% 2015 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 7,488 million 3.0% 2015 find more
    »  Commercial $ 5,720 million 3.1% 2015 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,052 million 1.1% 2015 find more
    »  Transportation $ 8,581 million 1.7% 2015 find more
by Source Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 110.2 million barrels 1.5% 2015 find more
    »  Natural Gas 429.8 billion cu ft 1.6% 2016 find more
    »  Coal 0.9 million short tons 0.1% 2016 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 11,431 million 1.8% 2015 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 3,245 million 2.5% 2016 find more
    »  Coal $ 82 million 0.3% 2016 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 573 thousand barrels 6.4% Jan-18 find more
Natural Gas 12,053 million cu ft 1.5% Jan-18 find more
Coal 0 thousand short tons 0.0% Jan-18 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Massachusetts U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 50.1 % 48.6 % 2015  
Fuel Oil 29.3 % 5.6 % 2015  
Electricity 14.7 % 37.2 % 2015  
Liquefied Petroleum Gases 2.9 % 4.8 % 2015  
Other/None 3.0 % 3.8 % 2015  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 1,254 MW 0.6% Jan-18  
Ethanol Plant Operating Production 0 million gal/year 0.0% 2017  
Renewable Energy Production Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 63 thousand MWh 0.2% Jan-18  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 84 thousand MWh 0.3% Jan-18  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 96 thousand MWh 1.7% Jan-18  
Distributed (Small-Scale) Solar Photovoltaic Generation 116 thousand MWh 7.0% Jan-18  
Ethanol Production 0 Thousand Barrels 0.0% 2015  
Renewable Energy Consumption Massachusetts U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 5.7 % 37 2015  
Ethanol Consumption 6,945 thousand barrels 18 2016  
Total Emissions Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 66.0 million metric tons 1.3% 2015  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Massachusetts Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 12,722 thousand metric tons 0.7% 2016  
Sulfur Dioxide 3 thousand metric tons 0.2% 2016  
Nitrogen Oxide 10 thousand metric tons 0.6% 2016  

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.