Top States for Fossil-Fuel-Based Energy
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As per the latest available data from EIA, Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Indiana, and Michigan are the top 10 US states (in the given order) in terms of fossil-fuel-based energy consumption. We have provided below the details of the fossil-fuel-based energy consumption in each of these states.

Fossil-Fuel-Based Energy Consumption by State

  • The latest finalized and complete data for US state-level fossil-fuel-based energy consumption is only available for the year 2018 and was released in June 2020 by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The next set of 2019 final state-level data is due for release in June 2021. This data is made available through the State Energy Data System (SEDS) of EIA.
  • As per the most recent available 2018 EIA data, Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Indiana, and Michigan are the top 10 US states (in the given order) in terms of fossil-fuel-based energy consumption. The detailed consumption data for all the states can be viewed on the EIA website.
  • The total 2018 fossil-fuel-based energy consumption of Texas was 12,752.2 trillion Btu, out of which, coal consumption was 1,189.3 trillion Btu, natural gas was 4,564.1 trillion Btu, and petroleum was 6,998.9 trillion Btu.
  • The fossil-fuel-based energy consumption in other top states was California (5,753.5 trillion Btu), Louisiana (3,895.5 trillion Btu), Florida (3,526.9 trillion Btu), Pennsylvania (3,360.4 trillion Btu), Illinois (3,060.6 trillion Btu), Ohio (3,040.2 trillion Btu), New York (2,739.3 trillion Btu), Indiana (2,617.2 trillion Btu), and Michigan (2,394.3 trillion Btu).
  • In terms of coal consumption, the top 5 US states include Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri, respectively, while Texas, California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Florida, respectively, are the top 5 states in natural gas consumption. Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, and New York are the top 5 states in terms of petroleum consumption. The below chart depicts the detailed break-up of fossil-fuel-based energy consumption in each of the top 10 states.
Primary Energy Consumption Estimates by Source, Ranked by State, 2018
GLENN TREVOR
Glenn is the Lead Operations Research Analyst at The Digital Momentum with experience in research, statistical data analysis and interview techniques. A holder of degree in Economics. A true specialist in quantitative and qualitative research.

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