US energy consumption increases slightly in 2016 – EIA

By Staff reporter 6 April 2017

Energy consumption in the United States increased marginally in 2016, to 97.4 quadrillion Btus – a slight rise from 2015 – the Energy Information Administration reported on 5 April.

Coal consumption fell by 9% as consumption of renewables, petroleum, gas and nuclear fuel increased.

Fossil fuels made up 81% of US energy consumption in 2016. Oil consumption increased to 19.6 million barrels per day last year, with gas consumption rising to 779 million cubic metres per day.

Coal consumption fell for the third consecutive year, to...

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