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  • Arkansas is one of the top 10 natural gas-producing states, and holds almost 2% 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 crop.
  • Coal is the primary fuel used for electricity generation in Arkansas, producing 44% of the state's power supply in 2018.
  • Arkansas ranks among the five states with the lowest average electricity price, and half the state's households rely on electricity for home heating.
  • Arkansas'  two nuclear power plants provide about one-fifth of the state's net generation.

Last Updated: February 21, 2019

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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 26
Natural Gas 21
Electricity 48
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 30

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