SC Energy Data

Total Energy Use and Cost per Capita

According to the EIA, for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation energy combined, the average American spent $3,495 per person in 2017, while the average South Carolinian spent $3,776 (Chart 1). The industrial sector accounted for 33% of the total energy consumption (to include all fuel sources) and transportation accounted for 29% (Chart 2)
South Carolinians consumed 327 million BTUs per person in 2017, compared to an average of 300 million in the US (Chart 3). South Carolina ranked 19th out of all states. The next highest state was New Mexico and the next lowest state was Minnesota (Chart 4).