Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Energy Consumption (BTUs) Per Capita, 1997

Table 14

Rank

State

Amt.

 

Rank

State

Amt.

1

Alaska

1,143,762

 

27

Oregon

349,308

2

Louisiana

940,132

 

28

Nevada

348,128

3

Wyoming

892,212

 

29

Georgia

345,582

4

Texas

587,861

 

30

Utah

334,721

5

North Dakota

555,101

 

31

Michigan

333,242

6

Kentucky

462,770

 

32

South Dakota

327,887

7

Indiana

457,574

 

33

North Carolina

326,377

8

Alabama

457,531

 

34

Illinois

325,305

9

West Virginia

445,783

 

35

Pennsylvania

324,753

10

Maine

445,609

 

36

Missouri

323,364

11

Montana

429,597

 

37

New Jersey

320,834

12

Oklahoma

423,048

 

38

Virginia

315,607

13

Idaho

411,709

 

39

Colorado

291,211

14

Mississippi

411,364

 

40

Vermont

283,879

15

Arkansas

408,293

 

41

Maryland

266,932

16

Iowa

398,132

 

42

New Hampshire

259,269

17

Kansas

397,127

 

43

Arizona

253,094

18

South Carolina

389,164

 

44

Massachusetts

250,898

19

Tennessee

387,997

 

45

Florida

246,280

20

Washington

385,490

 

46

Connecticut

243,569

21

New Mexico

375,356

 

47

California

240,118

22

Nebraska

372,418

 

48

Rhode Island

238,133

22

Ohio

370,260

 

49

NEW YORK

225,568

24

Delaware

363,467

 

50

Hawaii

200,913

25

Minnesota

359,644

 

U.S. average

351,320

26

Wisconsin

352,878

 

N.Y.S. % below avg.

35.8%

Source: U.S. Department of Energy http://www.energy.gov/dataandprices/index.html

Compared to national averages, industrial energy consumption is low in New York, while commercial and residential usage are higher.