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Survey Identifies Most and Least Energy-Expensive States

July 8, 2021 by TWN Staff
Yale University, Connecticut

With residential electricity use projected to increase by 2.8% this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub on Wednesday released its report on 2021’s most and least energy-expensive states.

For the sake of its study, WalletHub compared the average monthly energy bills in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia using a special formula that accounts for the following residential energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil.

Most Energy-Expensive States     

1. Connecticut ($411)                   

2. Wyoming ($403)                       

3. Massachusetts ($380)              

4. Georgia ($374)                         

5. Alabama ($371)                        

6. Maine ($370)                             

7. Alaska ($366)                            

8. Mississippi ($358)                     

9. Indiana ($356)                         

10. New Hampshire ($355)         

Least Energy-Expensive States

42. Nebraska ($303)

43. Iowa ($301)

44. Louisiana ($301)

45. Illinois ($300)

46. Idaho ($298)

47. Arizona ($295)

48. Oregon ($275)

49. Colorado ($269)

50. Washington ($262)

51. District of Columbia ($217)

Virginia came in at number 20, with monthly energy costs coming in at $324 and Maryland, number 23, energy costs being about $322.

Hawaii has the lowest average monthly consumption of electricity per consumer, 501 kWh, which is three times lower than in Louisiana, the highest at 1,484 kWh.

Washington state has the lowest average retail price for electricity, $0.0971 per kWh, which is 3.3 times lower than in Hawaii, the highest at $0.3206 per kWh.

New Mexico has the lowest average residential price for natural gas, $6.40 per 1,000 cubic feet, which is 6.9 times lower than in Hawaii, the highest at $44.14 per 1,000 cubic feet.

The District of Columbia has the lowest average monthly motor-fuel consumption per driver, 23.46 gallons, which is 3.4 times lower than in Wyoming, the highest at 80.53 gallons.

In Northeastern states, between 8% and 62% of households use heating oil to heat their homes, compared with less than 3% of households in the rest of the U.S.


The full report can be viewed here.

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