Colorado Energy Budget

Total production vs total consumption 1960-2009 Units: Btu

Colorado’s combined energy production (coal, crude oil, natural gas, renewables, and biomass for ethanol) versus combined consumption (electric power, transportation, commercial, industrial, residential, etc.).

Last update 03/06/2012

Production by source 2009 Units: Btu, %

Colorado energy production in 2009 by source (coal, crude oil, natural gas, renewables, and biomass for ethanol).

Last update 03/06/2012

Historical production by source 1960-2009 Units: Btu

Colorado energy production from 1960-2009 by source (coal, crude oil, natural gas, renewables, biomass for biomass for ethanol, and nuclear).

Last update 03/06/2012

Consumption by source 2009 Units: Btu, %

Colorado energy consumption in 2009 by source (coal, crude oil, natural gas, renewables, and biomass for ethanol).

Last update 03/06/2012

Historical consumption by source 1960-2009 Units: Btu

Colorado energy consumption from 1960-2009 by source (coal, natural gas, petroleum products, renewables, and net interstate sale of electricity).


Last update 03/06/2012

Value of Colorado oil and gas (estimated) 2000-2011 Units: $

Colorado’s generated oil and gas revenue from 2000 through 2011. Natural gas peaked in 2008 at $11 billion with high gas prices. More recently increased oil production from the Niobrara combined with high oil prices and low gas prices in putting Colorado’s crude oil within range of overtaking natural gas as the most valuable energy resource in the state.

Last update 11/15/2012