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  • The Delaware City refinery, with a capacity of about 182,200 barrels per calendar day, is one of two coking refineries on the East Coast.
  • In 2017, Delaware generated 87% of its electricity from natural gas, almost five times more than its share a decade earlier, whereas coal generation fell to 4.7%, down from 70% a decade earlier.
  • In 2016, 65% of the petroleum consumed in Delaware was used by the transportation sector, primarily as motor gasoline.
  • Delaware has substantial offshore wind energy resources along its Atlantic Ocean coastline, where a wind farm with up to 680 megawatts of capacity is planned.
  • Delaware's renewable portfolio standard requires retail electricity suppliers to generate 25% of the electricity sold in the state from renewable energy resources, with at least 3.5% from solar photovoltaics, by mid-2026.

Last Updated: July 19, 2018

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Delaware, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 29
Total Energy per Capita 28
Total Energy 50
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 47
Natural Gas 5
Electricity 16
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 48

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