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  • Kentucky is the fifth-largest coal-producing state in the nation. About one-fifth of all operating U.S. coal mines are located in Kentucky, more than any other state except West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
  • Kentucky's one oil refinery can process about 291,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day. It is the 14th largest U.S. oil refinery and provides about 1.6% of the nation's total refining capacity.
  • In 2020, about 69% of Kentucky's electricity net generation was coal-fired, the fourth-largest share of any state after West Virginia, Wyoming, and Missouri.
  • Kentucky has 22 underground natural gas storage sites that can hold almost 222 billion cubic feet of gas, which is about 2% of U.S. total underground storage capacity.
  • In 2020, Kentucky had the ninth-lowest average electricity retail price of any state and the second-lowest price for a state east of the Mississippi River.

Last Updated: July 15, 2021

More Data & Analysis in Kentucky

Kentucky, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 15
Total Energy per Capita 16
Total Energy 15
Crude Oil 21
Natural Gas 18
Coal 7
Electricity 26
Natural Gas 19
Electricity 36
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 14

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Other Resources

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Office of Energy Policy

Kentucky Public Service Commission

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Natural Resources

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Oil & Gas


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