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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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Kentucky, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 13
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 16
Production
Total Energy 12
Crude Oil 21
Natural Gas 19
Coal 3
Electricity 19
Prices
Natural Gas 27
Electricity 41
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 12

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Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence

Kentucky Public Service Commission

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, Division of Efficiency and Conservation

Kentucky Department for Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas

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