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State Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

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Quick Facts

  • In 2022, Colorado was the fifth-largest crude oil-producing state, with 82% of production coming from Weld County.
  • Colorado was the eighth-largest natural gas-producing state in 2022 and has the eighth-largest natural gas reserves.
  • Since 2010, Colorado's total renewable electricity net generation has more than quadrupled and accounted for 37% of the state's total generation in 2022. Wind power accounted for almost four-fifths of the state's renewable electricity in 2022.
  • Colorado ranks among the top 10 states in total energy production, and its per capita total energy consumption is lower than two-thirds of the states.
  • As of April 2023, Colorado had more than 4,000 public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging ports, the seventh-highest among the states. Colorado is aiming to increase the share of EV sales to at least 70% of new vehicle sales by 2030.

Last Updated: May 18, 2023

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