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Energy Indicators  
Demography Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Population 1.1 million 0.3% 2021  
Civilian Labor Force 0.6 million 0.3% Apr-22  
Economy Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 65.9 billion 45 2021  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 5,008 million 43 2021  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 60,837 17 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 6,864 million miles 48 2020  
Land in Farms 0.1 million acres 50 2017  
Climate Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 52.6 degrees Fahrenheit 26 2021  
Precipitation 49.9 inches 11 2021  
Prices  
Petroleum Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 107.12 /barrel Mar-22  
Natural Gas Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate NA $ 5.59 /thousand cu ft Mar-22 find more
Residential $ 16.98 /thousand cu ft $ 12.98 /thousand cu ft Mar-22 find more
Coal Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 31.41 /short ton 2020  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector -- $ 2.15 /million Btu Mar-22  
Electricity Rhode Island U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 23.46 cents/kWh 14.47 cents/kWh Mar-22 find more
Commercial 17.15 cents/kWh 11.77 cents/kWh Mar-22 find more
Industrial 17.71 cents/kWh 7.50 cents/kWh Mar-22 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids -- -- 2020 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2020 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2020 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 2,129 MW 0.2% Mar-22  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 9 trillion Btu * 2019 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Mar-22 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2020 find more
Coal -- -- 2020 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 558 thousand MWh 0.2% Mar-22  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Rhode Island U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired NM 0.3 % Mar-22 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 85.6 % 34.4 % Mar-22 find more
Coal-Fired 0.0 % 18.6 % Mar-22 find more
Nuclear 0 % 19.4 % Mar-22 find more
Renewables 14.3 % 26.7 % Mar-22  
Stocks Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) -- -- Mar-22  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 547 thousand barrels 0.6% Mar-22 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Mar-22 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 151 thousand barrels 0.7% Mar-22 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 0 thousand tons 0.0% Mar-22 find more
Fueling Stations Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 306 stations 0.3% 2019  
Propane 5 stations 0.2% 2022  
Electricity 238 stations 0.5% 2022  
E85 0 stations 0.0% 2022  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 1 stations 0.1% 2022  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 176 trillion Btu 49 2020 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 180 million Btu 51 2019 find more
Total Expenditures $ 3,140 million 49 2020 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,441 39 2019 find more
by End-Use Sector Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 58 trillion Btu 0.3% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial 45 trillion Btu 0.3% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial 22 trillion Btu 0.1% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation 50 trillion Btu 0.2% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 1,193 million 0.5% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial $ 746 million 0.4% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial $ 306 million 0.2% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation $ 896 million 0.2% 2020 find more
by Source Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 13 million barrels 0.2% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas 98 billion cu ft 0.3% 2020 find more
    »  Coal 0 million short tons 0.0% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 1,286 million 0.3% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 661 million 0.5% 2020 find more
    »  Coal $ 0 million 0.0% 2020 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum NM NM Mar-22 find more
Natural Gas 3,933 million cu ft 0.5% Mar-22 find more
Coal 0 thousand short tons 0.0% Mar-22 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 349 MW 0.1% Mar-22  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2021  
Renewable Energy Production Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 1 thousand MWh * Mar-22  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 62 thousand MWh 0.1% Mar-22  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 17 thousand MWh 0.4% Mar-22  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 45 thousand MWh 0.9% Mar-22  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2019  
Renewable Energy Consumption Rhode Island U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 6.2 % 41 2019  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 807 thousand barrels 47 2020  
Total Emissions Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 10.4 million metric tons 0.2% 2019  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Rhode Island Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 3,357 thousand metric tons 0.2% 2020  
Sulfur Dioxide * * 2020  
Nitrogen Oxide 3 thousand metric tons 0.3% 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.