STATE ENERGY DATA RELEASE—March 16, 2012
State-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for total petroleum through 2010
State-level estimates for total petroleum for data year 2010 are available at SEDS Updates. Data highlights include the following:
- U.S. consumption of petroleum totaled 37.1 quadrillion Btu in 2010, a 2-percent increase from 2009. The top consuming States were Texas, California, and Louisiana.
- The U.S. average petroleum price rose to $20.33 per million Btu from $16.87 per million Btu in 2009, a 21-percent increase. Prices were highest in Vermont, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia, and lowest in Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia.
- From 2009 to 2010, total U.S. petroleum expenditures rose from $579 billion to $710 billion, a 23-percent increase. Transportation sector expenditures accounted for 79 percent of total expenditures in 2010.
The State Energy Data System (SEDS) provides annual State-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures by sector and energy source. A full set of State-level estimates for all fuels, all sectors, and all years through data year 2010 will be released by the end of June 2012.