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  • Massachusetts hosts three liquefied natural gas import terminals. In 2015, imports equaled about 12% of Massachusetts' demand for natural gas, down from a high of 42% in 2004, but up from a low of 6.8% in 2014.
  • One of the nation’s two Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserves storage sites, which are intended to avert disruptions in the supply of home heating oil, is located in Revere, Massachusetts.
  • Massachusetts generated 66% of its electricity from natural gas and 5.8% of its electricity from coal in 2016.
  • In 2016, solar photovoltaic facilities, including the state's largest community solar project, comprised 88% of the new utility-scale generating capacity installed in Massachusetts.
  • In 2015, 27% of Massachusetts'  households used fuel oil to meet their primary home heating needs, more than five times higher than the nationwide average of 5.1%.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

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