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Q: barrels of oil per day that the State of California consumes ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: barrels of oil per day that the State of California consumes
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: bj1234-ga
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Posted: 08 Sep 2004 15:46 PDT
Expires: 08 Oct 2004 15:46 PDT
Question ID: 398561
I recently posted a question on this subject, and larre-ga answered
it.  So I was wondering if larre-ga could answer this next question
also:  How many barrels of oil per day does the State of California
consume?  (I'm asking for total consumption inclusive of business,
industry, individuals, and government.)
Subject: Re: barrels of oil per day that the State of California consumes
Answered By: larre-ga on 08 Sep 2004 18:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks (again) for asking.

I have located data for years 2000-2002 California Total Energy
Consumption. Where available, the figures are broken down into the
various distillates.


In 2000, California(ians) consumed 3,557.7 trillion BTU of petroleum,
which converts to:

613,396,552 Barrels of Oil (Annual Consumption)

  1,680,539 Barrels of Oil (Daily Consumption)

1 barrel (42 gallons) = 5,800,000 BTU [1,2]

U.S. Department of Energy | Energy Information Administration
Table R2. Energy Consumption by Source and Total Consumption per
Capita, Ranked by State, 2000  (Adobe Acrobat .PDF File}


In 2001, ranked 2nd among U.S. states, California consumed 75.6
million gallons of petroleum per day, which converts to:

1,800,000 Barrels (Daily Consumption)

1 barrel = 42 gallons [1,2]

"California, the most populated state in the nation, ranks 4th in both
crude oil reserves and crude oil production (including Federal
Offshore). With its massive network of highways and busy airports,
California ranks 1st in gasoline consumption and 2nd in distillate
fuel and jet fuel consumption."

Total Energy Consumption: 8.5 quadrillion Btu (2000)
Per Capita Energy Consumption: 252 million Btu (2000) 

2001 Consumption               Gallons Per Day  Barrels Per Day [1,2]
Total Petroleum Consumption:      75,600,000         1,800,000
Gasoline Consumption:             40,500,000           964,296
Distillate Fuel Consumption:      11,200,000           266,666
Liquefied Petroleum Gas:           1,300,000            30,962 
Jet Fuel Consumption:             11,200,000           266,666

Petroleum Profile: California (February, 2004)


2002 figures are extrapolated from rather vague State data (source
noted just below).

In 2002, an estimated 661 million barrels of petroleum were refined
and consumed in California. This converts to:

1,810,959 barrels per day

Oil and Petroleum in California

[1] Energy Units of Measurement, EIA, DOE

[2] IEA Converter Tool,,1104_1732,00.html

Further Reading

California Energy Outlook | Transportation Fuels Forecast 2002 - 2020
4.8 megabyte Adobe Acrobat .PDF file

Already four years old, this 2000 California Department of Energy
forecast offers estimated trend graphs and tables out to 2020. Because
of the graphics format, I've linked the report. GoogleAnswers is text
only. The 98 page report provides estimates and statistical
projections for transportation fuels, but all hard figures are from
the late 90's.

California Energy Outlook 2000, Vol.II, Transportation Energy Systems

Once again, if you have questions about the data or links provided,
please, feel free to ask for clarification. I will be glad to assist.


Answer Strategy | Search Terms

Search of the State of California Department of Energy website and 
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Statistics websites,
plus search terms:

california petroleum consumption 2002..2004
energy consumption "by state" petroleum 
energy consumption "by state" petroleum 2000..2010

Request for Answer Clarification by bj1234-ga on 13 Sep 2004 15:24 PDT
Hello, again, larre-ga -

I have another question to post on this same subject, and I will do so
as soon as I finish here, and I was hoping that you would answer it. 
So I don't really need a clarification here, I'm just writing you to
request that you answer my next question.  Thanks!

Clarification of Answer by larre-ga on 13 Sep 2004 16:03 PDT
Thanks! I'm working on it now. 

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