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- Marketed natural gas production in Arkansas was nearly five times greater in 2015 than in 2005. In 2015, Arkansas produced 3.5% of the nation's marketed natural gas.
- Arkansas, the top rice-producing state in the nation, typically experiences an increase in natural gas consumption in the industrial sector (which includes agriculture) in the fall when natural gas is used to dry rice after harvest.
- Coal-fired electric power plants in Arkansas supplied 39% of the state's net electricity generation in 2015, down from 54% in 2014.
- Independent power producers and the industrial sector provided almost 29% of net electricity generation in Arkansas in 2015, primarily from natural gas, coal, and biomass.
- Biomass supplied all of Arkansas' non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources for utility-scale electricity generation in 2015.
- Last Updated: February 16, 2017
Arkansas has adopted several policies to encourage energy efficiency, including one to reduce energy use in state-owned facilities and one requiring investor-owned utilities to implement energy efficiency measures.
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