Delaware's total energy consumption is among the lowest in the nation because of its small population. But Delaware's per capita energy usage is higher than expected—above more than 20 other states—in part because of its energy-intensive chemical manufacturing and petroleum-refining industries.
Natural gas-fired power plants provide about three-fourths of Delaware's net electricity generation.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
Requires retail electricity suppliers to obtain 25% of the electricity sold in-state from renewable energy resources by 2025.
Requires the use of reformulated motor gasoline blended with ethanol throughout the state.
Requires permits and surety bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees are $200. Bonding or insurance requirements are determined by the Delaware Water and Air Resources Commission.
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