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  • Louisiana ranks third in natural gas production and proved reserves among the states. Louisiana accounts for about 9% of U.S. total marketed natural gas production and holds about 8% of the nation's natural gas reserves.
  • Louisiana's 14 oil refineries account for nearly one-fifth of the nation's refining capacity and can process about 3.2 million barrels of crude oil per day.
  • In 2021, Louisiana shipped 52% of the nation's liquefied natural gas exports and about 13% of its coal exports. New Orleans is the third-largest U.S. coal exporting port.
  • Louisiana's total energy consumption ranks fourth among the states and its per capita energy consumption is second, largely because of its energy-intensive chemical, petroleum, and natural gas industries.
  • Louisiana has the second-highest per capita residential sector electricity consumption in the nation. More than 6 in 10 Louisiana households rely on electric heating and almost all households have air conditioning.

Last Updated: May 19, 2022

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