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  • Arkansas is one of the top 10 natural gas-producing states, and holds almost 3% of the nation's natural gas reserves.
  • Arkansas is the top rice-producing state and sees an increase in natural gas use by the industrial sector in the fall, when gas is used to dry the harvested rice.
  • Coal is the primary fuel used for electricity generation in Arkansas, producing 39% of the state's power supply in 2016.
  • Almost 90% of the households in Arkansas use electricity or natural gas as their primary heating fuel.
  • Hydroelectric, biomass-fueled facilities, and other renewables provide nearly 10% of Arkansas’ net electricity generation.

Last Updated: February 15, 2018

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Arkansas, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 17
Total Energy per Capita 22
Total Energy 15
Crude Oil 20
Natural Gas 10
Coal 24
Electricity 22
Natural Gas 17
Electricity 50
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 30

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