United States

2015 United States Key Figures
Population: 321 million
GDP growth rate: 2.43 %/year
Energy independence: 93.0%
Total consumption/GDP:* 81.9 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 15.9 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.33%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The United States is the 2nd largest energy consumer in the world; it ranked first until 2009 when it was overtaken by China.

Per capita consumption reached 6.8 toe/cap in 2015, including 12 000 kWh/cap of electricity; the country consumes about twice the European average....


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Crude oil production has been increasing rapidly since 2009, reaching 575 Mt in 2015 (+14%/year since 2011), making the US the largest oil producing country in the world in 2015, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Oil production is concentrated in onshore Texas, around the Gulf of Mexico, North...


 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has been increasing by around 1%/year since 2011, reaching 769 Mt in 2015. However, it stands significantly below its 2005 level (878 Mt).

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Since 2006 gas consumption has been rising at an average rate of 2.6%/year, reaching 774 bcm in 2015.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

The electricity and residential-service...

America LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption has been declining sharply since 2007, dropping from 1 020 Mt to 724 Mt in 2015 (-29%).

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

The power sector is responsible of almost all...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has been stagnant since 2010. It increased at a pace of 1.3%/year between 2000 and 2007. Consumption stood at around 3 850 TWh in 2015.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

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Renewable in % electricity production

The objective at the federal level is for renewables to account for 20% of the power production by 2020, involving a twofold increase in the production from wind, solar and geothermal sources in 2020 compared to 2012 levels. California has set a target of 33% by 2020 and 50% by 2030. In mid-2015...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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