Domestic U.S. energy production of 89 quadrillion Btu accounted for 80% of U.S. energy supply: EIA

U.S. energy production totaled 89 quadrillion Btu in 2015, according to the latest information from the EIA. Domestic production increased 2 quadrillion Btu, or roughly 2%, year-over-year. The majority of that production – 80% — came from fossil fuels, according to the agency.

US energy production and flow

Source: EIA

Gross withdrawals of natural gas from shale gas wells totaled 14 trillion cubic feet, which made up 44% of total natural gas withdrawals in 2015. Total natural gas production in 2015 reached 28 quadrillion Btu, up 8% from 2014.

Coal consumption by the electric power sector totaled 740 million short tons, which was 92% of total U.S. coal consumption. U.S. coal production equated to 18 quadrillion Btu in 2015, down 10% from last year as the electrical power generation sector increasingly switches to natural gas and renewables.

Petroleum exports increased about 13% year-over-year, but remained relatively small at 9 quadrillion Btu, according to the EIA.

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