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- Kentucky, the third-largest coal-mining state, produced more than 61 million short tons of bituminous coal in 2015.
- In 2015, 87% of Kentucky's net electricity generation was produced by coal and 7% by natural gas. The previous record share for natural gas was 3% of net generation.
- Most of Kentucky's natural gas currently comes from the Big Sandy field in the state's east, but the Devonian Shale underlying two-thirds of Kentucky may contain more than 100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
- Increasing amounts of customer-sited solar photovoltaic capacity have been installed across Kentucky, and the state is home to the nation's first net-zero energy public school.
- In 2015, Kentucky had two oil refineries with a combined operating capacity of about 245,500 barrels per calendar day.
Last Updated: April 21, 2016
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