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Energy Indicators  
Demography Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Population 1.1 million 0.3% 2020  
Civilian Labor Force 0.5 million 0.3% Feb-21  
Economy Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 63.5 billion 45 2019  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 5,140 million 42 2019  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 60,837 17 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 7,581 million miles 48 2019  
Land in Farms 0.1 million acres 50 2017  
Climate Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 52.8 degrees Fahrenheit 26 2020  
Precipitation 44.5 inches 18 2020  
Prices  
Petroleum Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 49.76 /barrel Jan-21  
Natural Gas Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 1.98 /thousand cu ft $ 3.45 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Residential $ 14.86 /thousand cu ft $ 9.74 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Coal Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 36.07 /short ton 2019  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector -- $ 1.90 /million Btu Jan-21  
Electricity Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 23.41 cents/kWh 12.69 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Commercial 16.67 cents/kWh 10.31 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Industrial 16.33 cents/kWh 6.35 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2019 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids -- -- 2019 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2019 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2019 find more
Capacity Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) -- -- 2020  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 2,101 MW 0.2% Jan-21  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 7 trillion Btu * 2018 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2019 find more
Coal -- -- 2019 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 586 thousand MWh 0.2% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Rhode Island U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired NM 0.3 % Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 91.4 % 35.7 % Jan-21 find more
Coal-Fired 0.0 % 23.3 % Jan-21 find more
Nuclear 0 % 20.5 % Jan-21 find more
Renewables 8.5 % 19.6 % Jan-21  
Stocks Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) -- -- Jan-21  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 817 thousand barrels 0.6% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Jan-21 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 219 thousand barrels 0.9% Jan-21 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 0 thousand tons 0.0% Jan-21 find more
Fueling Stations Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 306 stations 0.3% 2018  
Propane 5 stations 0.2% 2021  
Electricity 203 stations 0.5% 2021  
E85 0 stations 0.0% 2021  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 1 stations 0.1% 2021  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 197 trillion Btu 49 2018 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 187 million Btu 51 2018 find more
Total Expenditures $ 3,901 million 48 2018 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,686 35 2018 find more
by End-Use Sector Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 64 trillion Btu 0.3% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial 48 trillion Btu 0.3% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial 23 trillion Btu 0.1% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation 62 trillion Btu 0.2% 2018 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 1,332 million 0.5% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial $ 861 million 0.4% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial $ 341 million 0.2% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation $ 1,368 million 0.2% 2018 find more
by Source Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 17 million barrels 0.2% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas 95 billion cu ft 0.3% 2019 find more
    »  Coal 0 million short tons 0.0% 2019 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 1,952 million 0.3% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 764 million 0.5% 2019 find more
    »  Coal $ 0 million 0.0% 2019 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 1 thousand barrels 0.1% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas 4,122 million cu ft 0.5% Jan-21 find more
Coal 0 thousand short tons 0.0% Jan-21 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Rhode Island U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 55.3 % 47.8 % 2019  
Fuel Oil 28.6 % 4.4 % 2019  
Electricity 10.3 % 39.5 % 2019  
Propane 3.6 % 4.8 % 2019  
Other/None 2.3 % 3.5 % 2019  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 266 MW 0.1% Jan-21  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2020  
Renewable Energy Production Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 1 thousand MWh * Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 37 thousand MWh 0.1% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 13 thousand MWh 0.3% Jan-21  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 22 thousand MWh 0.8% Jan-21  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2018  
Renewable Energy Consumption Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 5.1 % 45 2018  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 956 thousand barrels 47 2019  
Total Emissions Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 10.0 million metric tons 0.2% 2017  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 2,996 thousand metric tons 0.2% 2019  
Sulfur Dioxide * * 2019  
Nitrogen Oxide 2 thousand metric tons 0.1% 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.