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- Texas was the leading crude oil-producing state in the nation in 2015 and exceeded production levels even from the federal offshore areas.
- As of January 2016, the 29 petroleum refineries in Texas had a capacity of over 5.4 million barrels of crude oil per day and accounted for 30% of total U.S. refining capacity.
- Texas accounted for over 27% of U.S. marketed natural gas production in 2015, making it the leading natural gas producer among the states.
- Texas leads the nation in wind-powered generation capacity with more than 18,500 megawatts; in 2014 and 2015, Texas wind turbines produced more electricity than the state's two nuclear plants.
- Texas is the nation's largest producer of lignite coal. About 40% of the coal burned for electricity generation in Texas is lignite.
- The average annual electricity cost per Texas household is $1,801, among the highest in the nation; the cost is similar to other warm weather states like Florida, according to EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey.
Last Updated: January 19, 2017
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