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  • Arkansas accounts for about 1% of U.S. total natural gas production and natural gas reserves.
  • There are three biodiesel manufacturing plants in Arkansas with a combined production capacity of 115 million gallons per year, the fifth highest of any state and nearly 5% of the U.S. total.
  • In 2022, natural gas was the leading fuel used to generate electricity in Arkansas, surpassing coal, and accounted for 38% of the state‚Äôs total net generation.
  • Arkansas ranks among the 10 states with the lowest average electricity price, and about half the state's households rely on electricity as their primary source for home heating.
  • Arkansas's only nuclear power plant (located on Lake Dardanelle about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock) generated 22% of total in-state electricity in 2022 and is the second-largest power plant by generating capacity in the state.

Last Updated: May 18, 2023

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