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  • In 2015, Alaska was the fourth largest producer of crude oil among the 50 states.
  • The Kenai liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, which began operations in 1969, was the first LNG export terminal in the United States.
  • Many rural communities in Alaska rely primarily on diesel electric generators for power.  Alaska ranked second only to Hawaii in 2015 in the share of its electricity that is generated from petroleum liquids. 
  • Wind supplied nearly three-fourths of Alaska's electricity from nonhydroelectric renewable sources in 2015.
  • In 2015, Alaska was one of eight states generating electricity from geothermal energy. Alaska's geothermal power plant at Chena Hot Springs has a capacity of 730 kilowatts.

Last Updated: October 20, 2016

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Alaska, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 3
Total Energy per Capita 1
Total Energy 14
Crude Oil 4
Natural Gas 13
Coal 20
Electricity 49
Natural Gas 40
Electricity 2
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 40

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Today In Energy

U.S. crude oil production in 2015 was the highest since 1972, but has since declined
Nov 07, 2016

Expected decrease in Lower 48 oil production is partially offset by rising GOM output
Apr 20, 2016

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Alaska Energy Data Gateway

Alaska Energy Authority

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance, Heating Assistance Program


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