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July 30, 2003

EIA Maps Out U.S. Household Energy Use by Region

DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has prepared a set of "residential energy maps" for nine regions of the United States. The maps are divided based on U.S. census divisions, and each map graphically displays the average annual household use of natural gas, fuel oil, electricity, and gasoline in each state. In addition, the maps indicate the amount of heating and cooling needed in each state and the average precipitation. As a bonus, the maps also show the location of coalitions participating in DOE's Clean Cities Program. EIA completed the new series of maps on July 10th. See the Residential Energy Maps on the EIA Web site.