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  • In 2014, Alabama ranked 17th in the nation in the number of producing natural gas wells.
  • Mobile, Alabama was the third-largest seaport for exporting U.S. coal in 2015. Coking coal used in the steelmaking process accounted for 83% of total exported coal.
  • The three reactors at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Limestone County, Alabama have a combined generating capacity of 3,309 megawatts, second in capacity only to Arizona’s Palo Verde nuclear plant.
  • Alabama ranked eighth in 2015 in net electricity generation from renewable energy resources, including hydroelectric power.  In 2015, conventional hydroelectric power supplied 75% of Alabama's generation from renewable resources.
  • Alabama has the third-largest amount of timberland acreage among the Lower 48 states. In 2015, Alabama ranked fifth in the nation in electricity generation from biomass, much it from wood and wood waste from the state’s substantial forest products industry.

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

More Data & Analysis in Alabama

Alabama, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 12
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 18
Production
Total Energy 16
Crude Oil 16
Natural Gas 16
Coal 15
Electricity 6
Prices
Natural Gas 3
Electricity 22
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 15

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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), Energy Division

ADECA, Energy Assistance Programs

ADECA, Energy Division, Renewable Energy Program

EIA Gulf of Mexico Fact Sheet

ADECA, Energy Division, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

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