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  • In 2017, Kansas ranked 10th in crude oil production among the 50 states, excluding the federal offshore areas, and accounted for just over 1% of U.S. total oil output.
  • The Hugoton Gas Area is one of the largest natural gas fields in the United States and covers much of southwestern Kansas.
  • Coal is the largest single fuel source for electricity generation in Kansas, accounting for 38% of the state's power generation.
  • During 2017, Kansas was the 4th largest wind power producer, and 36% of the state's electricity was generated by wind energy.
  • Kansas is one of the top 10 ethanol-producing states, and the state's ethanol plants have a combined production capacity of more than 500 million gallons a year.

Last Updated: March 15, 2018

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