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 $3,891 per person in 2018, while the average South Carolinian spent $4,003 (Chart 1). The industrial sector accounted for 32% of the total energy consumption (to include all fuel sources) and transportation accounted for 29% (Chart 2).
South Carolinians consumed 329 million BTUs per person in 2018, compared to an average of 309 million in the US (Chart 3). South Carolina ranked 21st out of all states. The next highest state was Tennessee and the next lowest state was Wisconsin (Chart 4).