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  • Maryland's per capita petroleum consumption is the fourth lowest among the states, and the transportation sector uses almost 8 out of every 10 barrels of petroleum consumed in Maryland.
  • Baltimore is the nation’s second-largest coal exporting port after Norfolk, Virginia. In 2021, almost one-fourth of U.S. coal exports left through Baltimore.
  • In 2021, Maryland?s only nuclear power plant--the Calvert Cliffs power station--accounted for 37% of the state's total electricity net generation.
  • Maryland ranks among the 10 states with the lowest per capita natural gas use. The electric power sector is the state's top natural gas-consuming sector and in 2021 consumed a record amount of natural gas.
  • Maryland’s legislature enacted a law in 2022 to further reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 60% from 2006 levels by 2031 and reach a net-zero emissions level by 2045.

Last Updated: November 17, 2022

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