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  • In 2015, Kansas ranked 10th in crude oil production among the 50 states, excluding the federal offshore areas.
  • The Hugoton Gas Area, one of the top-producing natural gas fields in the United States, extends from southwestern Kansas into the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
  • The Mid-Continent Center, located in south central Kansas, is a key natural gas supply hub that takes production from several states in the region and pipes it east to major consumption markets.  
  • In 2015, 54% of net electricity generation in Kansas came from six coal-fired electric power plants, and 19% came from the state's single nuclear power plant. 
  • In Kansas, wind energy has grown from less than 1% of net electricity generation in 2005 to 24% in 2015, making wind the state's second largest power provider, after coal. 

Last Updated: February 16, 2017

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Kansas, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 15
Total Energy per Capita 17
Total Energy 22
Crude Oil 10
Natural Gas 14
Coal 23
Electricity 31
Natural Gas 47
Electricity 18
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 28

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Kansas Department of Commerce - Energy Incentives

Kansas Department of Commerce - Alternative Energy

Kansas Corporation Commission

Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Division

Kansas Corporation Commission - Oil and Gas Conservation Division


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