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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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