There are 141 petroleum products refineries in the U.S. with a total capacity of 17.7 million barrels per day. Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery, with a capacity of 330,000 barrels per day, is the 10th largest refinery in the U.S. Currently, the US consumes around 19.2 million barrels per day.
In 2000, natural gas from shale only accounted for 2.03% of total production. Because of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, that percentage had increased by 2011 reaching 24.8% and is projected to grow to 47% by 2035.
The smart grid market in the US was valued at $21.4 billion in 2009 and is expected to exceed at least $42.8 billion by 2014. Comparatively, the world market was valued at $69.3 billion and projected to reach $171.4 billion by 2014.
As a trend for energy efficiency in the US, energy consumption per dollar of economic output has declined at an average annual rate of 1.7% for the last 35 years.