United States

2017 United States Key Figures
Population: 325 million
GDP growth rate: 2.18 %/year
Energy independence: 91.7%
Total consumption/GDP:* 79.4 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 15.5 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.32%
* 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 2017, including 11 700 kWh/cap of electricity; the country consumes about twice the European average....

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

After a 3% decrease in production in 2016 due to low crude oil prices, production recovered in 2017 with 6% growth (580 Mt). Overall since 2008, oil production has increased by an average of 8%/year. Oil production is concentrated in onshore Texas, around the Gulf of Mexico, North Dakota,...

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has been increasing by around 1%/year since 2012, reaching 737 Mt in 2017. However, it stands significantly below its 2004 level (887 Mt).



 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption declined by 1.5% in 2017, to 762 bcm. Between 2006 and 2016, gas consumption rose at an average rate of 2%/year.



America LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption has been declining sharply since 2007, dropping from 1 020 Mt to 649 Mt in 2017 (-36%), its lowest level since 1982.


The power...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption dropped by 2% in 2017, reaching 3 808 TWh. After increasing at a pace of 1.3%/year between 2000 and 2007, it remained stable between 2010 and 2016.



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.

Several states have adopted ambitious long-term renewable...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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