State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added
Note: Go to the interactive version of the map where you can click on a state to see details.
As with national trends, the energy sectors in each state continue to experience rapid changes, including increased oil and natural gas production, new renewable electricity generation, and changing motor gasoline prices. With these and other energy trends in mind, the U.S. Energy Information Administration updated its State Energy Profiles, which are available through EIA's State Energy Portal. There are new analytical narratives on the energy sectors of each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 5 U.S. territories.
Portal users can also tap into the multilayer mapping function to show user-selected views of fossil and renewable energy resources, oil refineries, pipelines, power plants, transmission lines, and other energy infrastructure.
Policy makers, energy analysts, and the general public can access revised state-level analysis on the petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity sectors. In addition, the narratives feature a new section on renewable energy that details each state's renewable resources, including biomass, geothermal, hydroelectricity, solar, and wind, and how those resources are being developed.
State Energy Profiles give users detailed portraits of energy production, consumption, and energy prices at the state level. They feature almost 90 key data series, state Quick Facts, and charts for each state. Users can learn state facts, such as:
- Texas is the nation's top crude oil producer and accounts for more than one-fourth of the nation's petroleum-refining capacity.
- Washington ranks first in the nation in hydroelectric generation and has the lowest electricity prices.
- Coal produced in Kentucky is distributed to about one-half of the U.S. states.
- The world's largest photovoltaic solar electricity generation facility is currently under construction in Arizona.
- Nevada is second in the nation, after California, in the amount of geothermal power produced.
- Pennsylvania's natural gas production more than quadrupled after 2009 because of increased development of the Marcellus Shale, placing the state among the top producers nationally.
The portal also features state rankings for 10 key energy statistics, a find function to search for state data across EIA, a compare screen that allows users to look at states side by side for a variety of energy indicators, and links to additional resources.
Principal contributors: EIA Staff
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Posted: December 19, 2013