US Energy Usage In Numbers

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)

CountryPrice (in US cents/kWh)CountryPrice (in US cents/kWh)
Kuwait1Solomon Islands61
Bhutan1.88United States Virgin Islands50.8
Iran2Turks and Caicos Islands48.99


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 ProductionStatePer capita consumption (in Million Btu)
Pennsylvania5.0%North Dakota768
West Virginia4.9%Iowa494


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


CountryEnergy ConsumptionCountryEnergy Consumption
Trinidad and Tobago633.48Eritrea5.64


Primary Energy Consumption by source and sector in United States

By Source

Natural Gas27%
Renewable Energy9%
Nuclear Power8%


By Sector

Residential & Commercial10%
Electric Power40%


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.



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