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Energy Indicators  
Demography South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Population 5.2 million 1.6% 2020  
Civilian Labor Force 2.4 million 1.5% Feb-21  
Economy South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 246.3 billion 26 2019  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 40,417 million 20 2019  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 47,502 45 2020  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 57,939 million miles 23 2019  
Land in Farms 4.7 million acres 38 2017  
Climate South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 64.7 degrees Fahrenheit 7 2020  
Precipitation 59.9 inches 9 2020  
Prices  
Petroleum South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 49.76 /barrel Jan-21  
Natural Gas South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 3.63 /thousand cu ft $ 3.45 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Residential $ 12.33 /thousand cu ft $ 9.74 /thousand cu ft Jan-21 find more
Coal South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 36.07 /short ton 2019  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 1.90 /million Btu Jan-21  
Electricity South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 11.99 cents/kWh 12.69 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Commercial 10.03 cents/kWh 10.31 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Industrial 5.61 cents/kWh 6.35 cents/kWh Jan-21 find more
Reserves  
Reserves South Carolina 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 South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2019 find more
Capacity South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) -- -- 2020  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 24,096 MW 2.2% Jan-21  
Supply & Distribution  
Production South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 696 trillion Btu 0.7% 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 South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 8,927 thousand MWh 2.5% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) South Carolina U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.3 % Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 20.8 % 35.7 % Jan-21 find more
Coal-Fired 16.7 % 23.3 % Jan-21 find more
Nuclear 56.4 % 20.5 % Jan-21 find more
Renewables 6.5 % 19.6 % Jan-21  
Stocks South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 129 thousand barrels 0.8% Jan-21  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 965 thousand barrels 0.7% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Jan-21 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 716 thousand barrels 2.8% Jan-21 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 1,361 thousand tons 1.1% Jan-21 find more
Fueling Stations South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 2,609 stations 2.3% 2018  
Propane 51 stations 1.9% 2021  
Electricity 311 stations 0.8% 2021  
E85 42 stations 1.1% 2021  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 9 stations 0.7% 2021  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,672 trillion Btu 23 2018 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 329 million Btu 21 2018 find more
Total Expenditures $ 20,351 million 23 2018 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 4,003 22 2018 find more
by End-Use Sector South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 378 trillion Btu 1.8% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial 275 trillion Btu 1.5% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial 536 trillion Btu 1.6% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation 483 trillion Btu 1.7% 2018 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 4,556 million 1.7% 2018 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,728 million 1.4% 2018 find more
    »  Industrial $ 3,249 million 1.5% 2018 find more
    »  Transportation $ 9,820 million 1.6% 2018 find more
by Source South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 105 million barrels 1.4% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas 334 billion cu ft 1.1% 2019 find more
    »  Coal 7 million short tons 1.1% 2019 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 11,176 million 1.5% 2018 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,632 million 1.1% 2019 find more
    »  Coal $ 518 million 2.0% 2019 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 11 thousand barrels 0.7% Jan-21 find more
Natural Gas 12,872 million cu ft 1.4% Jan-21 find more
Coal 635 thousand short tons 1.4% Jan-21 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) South Carolina U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 23.5 % 47.8 % 2019  
Fuel Oil 0.6 % 4.4 % 2019  
Electricity 70.9 % 39.5 % 2019  
Propane 3.4 % 4.8 % 2019  
Other/None 1.5 % 3.5 % 2019  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 2,938 MW 1.1% Jan-21  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2020  
Renewable Energy Production South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 270 thousand MWh 1.0% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 116 thousand MWh 0.3% Jan-21  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 199 thousand MWh 4.1% Jan-21  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 26 thousand MWh 1.0% Jan-21  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2018  
Renewable Energy Consumption South Carolina U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 9.8 % 28 2018  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 6,689 thousand barrels 21 2019  
Total Emissions South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 69.0 million metric tons 1.3% 2017  
Electric Power Industry Emissions South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 25,110 thousand metric tons 1.5% 2019  
Sulfur Dioxide 21 thousand metric tons 1.7% 2019  
Nitrogen Oxide 13 thousand metric tons 1.0% 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.