US Energy Usage In Numbers - Statistics and Trends

US Energy Usage In Numbers

Anton Dy Buncio
Nov 27

With the US producing more carbon fuels, we thought it would be interesting to see how the production breaks down.  In this infographic, we explore American energy production across renewable and fossil fuels.

US Energy Usage in Numbers-statistics and trends

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The United States consumes nearly 19% of world total primary energy consumption.

Estimated annual per capita energy consumption in United States is 312 Million Btu as compared to world per capita energy consumption of 74 Million Btu.


Countries with highest and lowest electricity prices (in US cents/kWh)

Country Price (in US cents/kWh) Country Price (in US cents/kWh)
Kuwait 1 Solomon Islands 61
Bhutan 1.88 United States Virgin Islands 50.8
Iran 2 Turks and Caicos Islands 48.99
Pakistan 2 Tonga 47
Russia 2.4 Niue 44.3


Average electricity prices in United States is 8-17 US cents/kWh

US States with highest energy production and consumption

State %age of US energy Production State Per capita consumption (in Million Btu)
Texas 16.2% Wyoming 975
Wyoming 13.3% Louisiana 886
Louisiana 5.1% Alaska 881
Pennsylvania 5.0% North Dakota 768
West Virginia 4.9% Iowa 494


Top Countries with highest and lowest annual per capita energy consumption ( in Million Btu)


Country Energy Consumption Country Energy Consumption
Iceland 672.06 Afghanistan 3.58
Trinidad and Tobago 633.48 Eritrea 5.64
Qatar 509.53 Bangladesh 8.31
Kuwait 485.83 Haiti 9.11
Luxembourg 332.11 Senegal 10.82


Primary Energy Consumption by source and sector in United States

By Source

 Source %age
Petroleum 36%
Natural Gas 27%
Coal 18%
Renewable Energy 9%
Nuclear Power 8%


By Sector

Sector %age
Residential & Commercial 10%
Industrial 22%
Transportation 28%
Electric Power 40%


US could become energy Independent by 2020 and the growth rate of energy production is estimated to be higher than growth rate of energy consumption through 2040


Domestic oil production will rise to 7.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2019, up from less than 6 million bpd in 2011.

The net import share of total U.S. energy consumption falls to 9 percent in 2040 from 19 percent in 2011.

United States will become a net exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2016 and a net exporter of total natural gas (including via pipelines) in 2020.

In 2012, renewable sources of energy accounted for about 9% of total U.S. energy consumption

The share of electricity generation from renewables grows to 16 percent in 2040 from 13 percent in 2011.




Anton Dy Buncio
Nov 27



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