- US Primary Energy Use Hits New High in 2018, Biggest Annual Rise since 2010 - Energy Dept.
US Primary Energy Use Hits New High In 2018, Biggest Annual Rise Since 2010 - Energy Dept.
Muhammad Irfan 3 days ago Tue 16th April 2019 | 11:47 PM
Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017, the Energy Information Administration said in a report on Tuesday
"The increase in 2018 was the largest increase in energy consumption, in both absolute and percentage terms, since 2010," the release said.
The yearly rise was 0.3 percent above the previous record annual increase set in 2007, the report noted.
Increased use of natural gas, along with relatively smaller increases in the consumption of petroleum fuels, renewable energy and nuclear electric power, more than offset a 4 percent decline in coal consumption, the report added.