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  • Colorado accounts for almost 4% of U.S. total crude oil production and also holds about 4% of the nation’s proved crude oil reserves.
  • Colorado has the sixth largest natural gas reserves, and 11 of the nation's 100 biggest natural gas fields are located in the state.
  • Electricity from renewable sources has more than doubled since 2010 to around 20% of Colorado's net electricity generation in 2016, led by increased wind power from the state's roughly 1,900 turbines.
  • Colorado leads the nation in gross withdrawals of coalbed methane from producing wells.
  • In 2016, Colorado was ranked 10th for installed solar power capacity and 11th in the nation for actual solar electricity generation. 

Last Updated: December 21, 2017

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