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State Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

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Quick Facts

  • In 2022, Kansas accounted for about 1% of both U.S. proved crude oil reserves and U.S. total oil production. The state's three petroleum refineries provide 2% of U.S. refining capacity and can process a combined 404,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day.
  • Kansas is the eighth-largest ethanol-producing state, and its 12 ethanol plants have a combined production capacity of about 601 million gallons a year.
  • In 2022, wind energy accounted for 47% of Kansas's electricity net generation, which was the third-highest share of wind power for any state after Iowa and South Dakota.
  • Conway, Kansas, is a major hydrocarbon gas liquid products storage and pricing hub for propane and ethane.
  • Kansas consumes about twice as much natural gas as it produces, and the state has 16 natural gas underground storage fields that can hold 283 billion cubic feet of natural gas, equal to about 3% of U.S. storage capacity.

Last Updated: June 15, 2023

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