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  • In 2021, 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 9th-largest ethanol-producing state, and its 13 ethanol plants have a combined production capacity of about 603 million gallons a year.
  • In 2021, wind energy accounted for 45% 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 more natural gas than 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 16, 2022

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