United States

2016 United States Key Figures
Population: 323 million
GDP growth rate: 1.62 %/year
Energy independence: 87.7%
Total consumption/GDP:* 80.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 15.5 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.92%
* 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 2016, including 12 000 kWh/cap of electricity; the country consumes about twice the European average....


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Due to the low crude oil prices, production has decreased by 4% in 2016 for the first time since 2008 and following the rapid increase over 2009-2015 (10%/year in average). This drop in 2016 makes the country the 2nd largest producer after Saudi Arabia. According to the production...


 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has been increasing by around 1%/year since 2012, reaching 767 Mt in 2016. However, it stands significantly below its 2004 level (888 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 2.4%/year, reaching 774 bcm in 2016.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

The electricity and residential-...

America LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption has been declining sharply since 2007, dropping from 1 020 Mt to 660 Mt in 2016 (-35%), its lowest since 1982.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

The power sector...

 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 3 860 TWh in 2016.

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.

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

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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