South Carolina Transportation Data for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Find transportation data and information about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in South Carolina, including laws and incentives, fueling stations, fuel prices, and more.

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Transportation Fuel Consumption

Source: State Energy Data System based on beta data converted to gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum (GGEs) for the transportation sector (which includes more than highway vehicles) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Fuel Production

Gasoline (million gallons/year) 2,597
Diesel (million gallons/year) 731
Electricity (thousand MWh/year) 77,781
Natural Gas (million cubic feet) 241,434
Conventional Power Plants 41
Generating Capacity (nameplate, MW) 21,977
Oil Refineries 0
Oil Refinery Capacity (bbl/day) 0
Renewable Power Plants 31
Renewable Power Plant Capacity (nameplate, MW) 3,396

Source: BioFuels Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Regional Fuel Prices

Average fuel prices as of January 2017

Fuel Lower Atlantic Region National Average
per unit sold per GGE per unit sold per GGE
Biodiesel (B20) $2.31/gallon $2.10/GGE $2.57/gallon $2.34/GGE
Biodiesel (B99–B100) $3.39/gallon $3.36/GGE $3.06/gallon $3.03/GGE
Ethanol (E85) $2.07/gallon $2.92/GGE $2.04/gallon $2.88/GGE
Natural Gas (CNG) $2.03/GGE $2.03/GGE $2.11/GGE $2.11/GGE
Propane $2.89/gallon $3.99/GGE $2.80/gallon $3.86/GGE
Gasoline $2.28/gallon $2.28/GGE $2.32/gallon $2.32/GGE
Diesel $2.49/gallon $2.24/GGE $2.58/gallon $2.32/GGE

Source: Average prices per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) for the Lower Atlantic PADD from the Alternative Fuel Price Report

Bioenergy Production and Infrastructure

Ethanol Plants 0.0
Total Ethanol Capacity (million gallons/year) 0.0
Biodiesel Plants 2
Total Biodiesel Capacity (million gallons/year) 10.0
Biopower Plants 11
Biopower Plant Capacity (nameplate, MW) 494.1

Source: BioFuels Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Electricity Sources and Vehicle Emissions

Source: Energy Information Administration, Electricity Net Generation, Open Data API. Learn more about emissions from hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles.