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Energy Indicators  
Demography South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Population 5.2 million 1.6% 2021  
Civilian Labor Force 2.4 million 1.5% May-22  
Economy South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 270.1 billion 24 2021  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 40,651 million 22 2021  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 52,074 44 2021  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 53,972 million miles 20 2020  
Land in Farms 4.7 million acres 38 2017  
Climate South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 63.7 degrees Fahrenheit 7 2021  
Precipitation 47.3 inches 13 2021  
Prices  
Petroleum South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 103.28 /barrel Apr-22  
Natural Gas South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 7.39 /thousand cu ft $ 6.34 /thousand cu ft Apr-22 find more
Residential $ 18.49 /thousand cu ft $ 13.65 /thousand cu ft Apr-22 find more
Coal South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 31.41 /short ton 2020  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector W $ 2.18 /million Btu Apr-22  
Electricity South Carolina U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 14.00 cents/kWh 14.77 cents/kWh Apr-22 find more
Commercial 10.86 cents/kWh 11.92 cents/kWh Apr-22 find more
Industrial 6.18 cents/kWh 7.83 cents/kWh Apr-22 find more
Reserves  
Reserves South Carolina 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 South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2020 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 24,192 MW 2.1% Apr-22  
Supply & Distribution  
Production South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 732 trillion Btu 0.8% 2020 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2020 find more
Coal -- -- 2020 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 8,008 thousand MWh 2.6% Apr-22  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) South Carolina U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.2 % Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 16.3 % 34.8 % Apr-22 find more
Coal-Fired 16.8 % 18.1 % Apr-22 find more
Nuclear 57.9 % 18.2 % Apr-22 find more
Renewables 9.5 % 28.0 % Apr-22  
Stocks South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 117 thousand barrels 0.9% Apr-22  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 490 thousand barrels 0.6% Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Apr-22 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 534 thousand barrels 2.5% Apr-22 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers W W Apr-22 find more
Fueling Stations South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 2,633 stations 2.3% 2019  
Propane 44 stations 1.8% 2022  
Electricity 338 stations 0.7% 2022  
E85 41 stations 1.0% 2022  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 8 stations 0.6% 2022  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary South Carolina U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 1,533 trillion Btu 23 2020 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 299 million Btu 20 2020 find more
Total Expenditures $ 16,657 million 23 2020 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,247 21 2020 find more
by End-Use Sector South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 359 trillion Btu 1.8% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial 254 trillion Btu 1.5% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial 487 trillion Btu 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation 433 trillion Btu 1.8% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 4,465 million 1.7% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,534 million 1.5% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,581 million 1.5% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation $ 7,077 million 1.7% 2020 find more
by Source South Carolina Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 93 million barrels 1.4% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas 333 billion cu ft 1.1% 2020 find more
    »  Coal 6 million short tons 1.2% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 7,942 million 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,480 million 1.1% 2020 find more
    »  Coal $ 433 million 2.2% 2020 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 20 thousand barrels 1.5% Apr-22 find more
Natural Gas 9,634 million cu ft 1.2% Apr-22 find more
Coal 547 thousand short tons 1.8% Apr-22 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 3,002 MW 1.0% Apr-22  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2021  
Renewable Energy Production South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 334 thousand MWh 1.7% Apr-22  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 239 thousand MWh 0.4% Apr-22  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 185 thousand MWh 4.5% Apr-22  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 46 thousand MWh 0.8% Apr-22  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2020  
Renewable Energy Consumption South Carolina U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 11.3 % 27 2020  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 5,921 thousand barrels 19 2020  
Total Emissions South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 69.4 million metric tons 1.3% 2019  
Electric Power Industry Emissions South Carolina Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 23,081 thousand metric tons 1.5% 2020  
Sulfur Dioxide 19 thousand metric tons 1.9% 2020  
Nitrogen Oxide 11 thousand metric tons 0.9% 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.