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  • In 2014, Michigan had more underground natural gas storage capacity – almost 1.1 trillion cubic feet – than any other state in the nation.
  • The Antrim Gas Field, located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, is one of the nation's top 100 natural gas fields. More than 95 billion cubic feet of natural gas was produced from Michigan's Antrim Shale in 2014. 
  • In 2015, Michigan’s three nuclear power plants, with four reactor units, provided 25.7% of the state's net electricity generation.
  • Michigan used coal for 46.4% of its net electricity generation in 2015.  Much of Michigan's coal is brought by rail from Wyoming and Montana. 
  • Much of Michigan’s biomass energy comes from landfill gas, municipal solid waste, and the state's almost 19 million acres of forest land. Biomass provided fuel for 35% of Michigan's nonhydroelectric renewable net electricity generation in 2015.

Last Updated: April 21, 2016

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