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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 35: Average Industrial User Cost For Natural Gas
(Per One Million BTUs), 1993
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $5.03 27 Wisconsin $3.48
2 Rhode Island 4.97 28 Wyoming 3.43
3 Massachusetts 4.89 29 Utah 3.40
4 Connecticut 4.64 30 Oregon 3.34
5 New Hampshire 4.63 31 Delaware 3.28
6 Maine 4.59 32 Arkansas 3.27
7 Ohio 4.47 33 Alabama 3.27
8 Illinois 4.35 34 South Carolina 3.26
9 Missouri 4.23 35 North Dakota 3.23
10 Nevada 4.15 36 Minnesota 3.17
11 Georgia 3.99 37 Nebraska 3.17
12 Arizona 3.91 38 Washington 3.11
13 Michigan 3.78 39 Mississippi 2.92
14 Iowa 3.76 40 Idaho 2.91
15 Tennessee 3.76 41 California 2.72
16 Pennsylvania 3.71 42 Montana 2.71
17 South Dakota 3.71 43 Kansas 2.67
18 Virginia 3.71 44 West Virginia 2.50
19 New Mexico 3.66 45 Texas 2.46
20 Indiana 3.66 46 Colorado 2.32
21 North Carolina 3.61 47 Louisiana 2.22
22 Vermont 3.58 48 Oklahoma 2.15
23 New Jersey 3.57 49 Alaska 1.30
24 Florida 3.49 50 Hawaii NA
25 Maryland 3.49 U.S. Average $3.15
26 Kentucky 3.49 N.Y.S. % above avg. 59.7%
Source: U.S. Department of Energy


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