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 $3,905 per person in 2015, while the average South Carolinian spent $3,763 (Chart 1). The industrial sector accounted for 33% of the total energy consumption (to include all fuel sources) and transportation accounted for 28% (Chart 2)
South Carolinians consumed 337 million BTUs per person in 2015, compared to an average of 303 million in the US (Chart 3).South Carolina ranked 18th out of all states. The next highest state was Tennessee and the next lowest state was Arkansas (Chart 4).