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  • In 2015, Minnesota ranked fourth in the nation in ethanol production nameplate capacity and fifth in operating production. 
  • The Pine Bend Refinery, the largest oil refinery in Minnesota, is the largest oil refinery located in a non-oil-producing state.
  • About 44% of utility-scale electricity generation in Minnesota came from coal-fired electric power plants in 2015.  Most of Minnesota's coal supply comes by rail from Wyoming and Montana.
  • Two nuclear power plants in Minnesota, the Monticello reactor and the Prairie Island I and II reactors, accounted for 20.9% of the state's net electricity generation in 2015. 
  • Minnesota ranked seventh in the nation in net electricity generation from wind energy in 2015. Minnesota's net generation from wind was 9.8 million megawatthours in 2015.

Last Updated: March 17, 2016

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Minnesota, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 18
Total Energy per Capita 22
Total Energy 33
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 25
Natural Gas 43
Electricity 19
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 22

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Clean Energy

Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Renewable Energy


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