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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

  • Texas is the top crude oil- and natural gas-producing state in the nation. In 2022, Texas accounted for 42% of the nation's crude oil production and 27% of its marketed natural gas production.
  • Texas has the most crude oil refineries and the most refining capacity in the nation. The state's 32 petroleum refineries can process a combined total of more than 5.9 million barrels of crude oil per calendar day—one-third of the nation's total refining capacity.
  • In 2022, Texas generated 26% of all U.S. wind-sourced electricity, leading the nation for the 17th year in a row. Wind power surpassed the state's nuclear generation for the first time in 2014 and exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time in 2020.
  • In 2022, Texas produced more electricity than any other state and generated twice as much as second-place Florida. Texas accounted for more than 12% of the nation's total electricity net generation that year.
  • Texas leads the nation in energy consumption across all sectors and is the largest energy-consuming state in the nation. The industrial sector, including the state's refineries and petrochemical plants, accounts for more than half of the state's energy consumption and for 23% of the nation's total industrial sector energy use.

Last Updated: June 15, 2023

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