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State Energy Data Release 3/19/13


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State-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for total petroleum for 2011

State-level estimates for total petroleum, for data year 2011, are available at SEDS Updates.  Data highlights include the following:

  • U.S. consumption of petroleum totaled 36.6 quadrillion Btu in 2011, a 1-percent decrease from 2010.  The top consuming states were Texas, California, and Louisiana. 
  • The U.S. average petroleum price rose from $20.33 per million Btu in 2010 to $26.07 per million Btu in 2011, a 28-percent increase.  Prices were highest in the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Connecticut and lowest in Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia.
  • From 2010 to 2011, total U.S. petroleum expenditures rose from $709 billion to $898 billion, a 27-percent increase.  Transportation sector expenditures accounted for 79 percent of total expenditures in 2011.

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 2011 will be released in June 2013.

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