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Energy Indicators  
Demography Tennessee Share of U.S. Period
Population 7.0 million 2.1% 2021  
Civilian Labor Force 3.4 million 2.1% Jun-22  
Economy Tennessee U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 418.3 billion 18 2021  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 63,787 million 13 2021  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 54,873 40 2021  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 76,392 million miles 12 2020  
Land in Farms 10.9 million acres 25 2017  
Climate Tennessee U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 59.0 degrees Fahrenheit 13 2021  
Precipitation 58.8 inches 4 2021  
Prices  
Petroleum Tennessee U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 108.29 /barrel May-22  
Natural Gas Tennessee U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 7.34 /thousand cu ft $ 8.41 /thousand cu ft May-22 find more
Residential $ 16.45 /thousand cu ft $ 17.55 /thousand cu ft May-22 find more
Coal Tennessee U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 36.50 /short ton 2021  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector $ 3.13 /million Btu $ 2.23 /million Btu May-22  
Electricity Tennessee U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 12.04 cents/kWh 14.92 cents/kWh May-22 find more
Commercial 11.41 cents/kWh 12.14 cents/kWh May-22 find more
Industrial 6.31 cents/kWh 8.35 cents/kWh May-22 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Tennessee 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 9 million short tons 0.1% 2020 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells NA NA 2020 find more
Capacity Tennessee Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) 180,000 barrels/calendar day 0.9% 2020  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 21,551 MW 1.9% May-22  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 591 trillion Btu 0.6% 2020 find more
Crude Oil 0 thousand barrels per day 0.0% May-22 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed 2,770 million cu ft * 2020 find more
Coal 92 thousand short tons * 2020 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 6,950 thousand MWh 2.0% May-22  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Tennessee U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.1 % 0.2 % May-22 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 15.5 % 37.2 % May-22 find more
Coal-Fired 32.0 % 18.1 % May-22 find more
Nuclear 36.7 % 18.5 % May-22 find more
Renewables 16.3 % 25.3 % May-22  
Stocks Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) 48 thousand barrels 0.4% May-22  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 937 thousand barrels 1.2% May-22 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage 1,925 million cu ft * May-22 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 517 thousand barrels 2.3% May-22 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers W W May-22 find more
Fueling Stations Tennessee Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 3,507 stations 3.1% 2019  
Propane 47 stations 1.9% 2022  
Electricity 596 stations 1.3% 2022  
E85 92 stations 2.2% 2022  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 17 stations 1.3% 2022  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Tennessee U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 2,039 trillion Btu 14 2020 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 295 million Btu 22 2020 find more
Total Expenditures $ 21,401 million 15 2020 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,093 28 2020 find more
by End-Use Sector Tennessee Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 500 trillion Btu 2.4% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial 412 trillion Btu 2.5% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial 513 trillion Btu 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation 615 trillion Btu 2.5% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 5,147 million 2.0% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial $ 4,138 million 2.4% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial $ 2,608 million 1.6% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation $ 9,507 million 2.3% 2020 find more
by Source Tennessee Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 129 million barrels 1.9% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas 387 billion cu ft 1.3% 2020 find more
    »  Coal 8 million short tons 1.7% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 10,628 million 2.1% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,823 million 1.4% 2020 find more
    »  Coal $ 381 million 1.9% 2020 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 18 thousand barrels 1.2% May-22 find more
Natural Gas 8,120 million cu ft 0.9% May-22 find more
Coal 1,119 thousand short tons 3.2% May-22 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Tennessee U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 31.3 % 47.8 % 2019  
Fuel Oil 0.3 % 4.4 % 2019  
Electricity 62.5 % 39.5 % 2019  
Propane 3.7 % 4.8 % 2019  
Other/None 2.1 % 3.5 % 2019  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 3,175 MW 1.1% May-22  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity 236 million gal/year 1.3% 2021  
Renewable Energy Production Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 994 thousand MWh 4.2% May-22  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 77 thousand MWh 0.1% May-22  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 57 thousand MWh 1.3% May-22  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 9 thousand MWh 0.1% May-22  
Fuel Ethanol Production 4,033 thousand barrels 1.2% 2020  
Renewable Energy Consumption Tennessee U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 10.4 % 29 2020  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 7,420 thousand barrels 13 2020  
Total Emissions Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 92.2 million metric tons 1.8% 2019  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Tennessee Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 22,782 thousand metric tons 1.5% 2020  
Sulfur Dioxide 19 thousand metric tons 1.9% 2020  
Nitrogen Oxide 10 thousand metric tons 0.8% 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.