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Wyoming   Wyoming Profile

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

  • Wyoming produces almost 12 times more energy than it consumes, and it is the second-biggest net energy supplier among the states, after Texas.
  • Wyoming has been the top coal-producing state since 1986, accounting for about two-fifths of all coal mined in the United States in 2022. The state holds nearly two-fifths of U.S. coal reserves at producing mines.
  • Wyoming was the eighth-largest crude oil-producing state in the nation in 2022, accounting for 2% of U.S. total crude oil output. The state was the 10th-largest natural gas producer, and accounted for about 3% of U.S. marketed gas production.
  • Wyoming’s large energy-producing sector and small population help make the state have the third-highest per capita energy consumption and the second-most energy-intensive state economy, after Louisiana.
  • Wind power generation in Wyoming has more than doubled since 2019 and accounted for 22% of the state's total electricity net generation in 2022. The state had just over 3,000 megawatts of wind power generating capacity at the beginning of 2023.

Last Updated: May 18, 2023

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