Gulf Coast Hub > Alabama
Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita
Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes
Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines
Alabama's energy use is well above the national average due to high demand from the state's manufacturing base.
Petroleum products made at Alabama's three oil refineries are delivered to local and regional markets and are shipped through the Colonial and the Plantation pipeline systems to the Northeast. Alabama also receives petroleum products from Texas and Louisiana through the same pipeline infrastructure.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
Unlike most other states, does not have a renewable portfolio standard.
Requires the use of motor gasoline with a reduced volatility during the summer months in the Birmingham area (i.e., Jefferson and Shelby counties).
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees are $300 (with an additional $150 for coalbed methane gas wells), and compliance bonds begin at $5,000 for onshore and coalbed wells and $100,000 for offshore wells.
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