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  • In 2021, Virginia ports handled 35% of the nation’s coal exports, the largest share handled by any state. The Port of Hampton Roads in the Norfolk Customs District is the nation's largest coal export center.
  • In 2021, natural gas accounted for 57% of Virginia's total electricity net generation, nuclear supplied 30%, renewables—mostly biomass and solar energy—provided 9%, and coal fueled less than 4%.
  • The Bath County Pumped Storage Station, the largest power plant in Virginia by capacity with a net generating capacity of 3,003 megawatts, is the largest pumped-storage hydroelectric plant in the nation and the second-largest in the world.
  • The PPL Pipeline (formerly Plantation Pipeline), one of the nation's largest petroleum products pipelines, delivers refined products throughout the Southeast before reaching its final delivery point in northern Virginia.
  • In 2021, about 84% of Virginia’s natural gas production came from coalbeds, and the state accounted for more than one-tenth of the nation’s total coalbed methane production.

Last Updated: December 15, 2022

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