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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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Michigan, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 31
Total Energy per Capita 34
Total Energy 25
Crude Oil 19
Natural Gas 18
Coal --
Electricity 13
Natural Gas 35
Electricity 12
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 10

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Today In Energy

FERC certificates several new natural gas pipelines in 2017
Mar 07, 2017

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Michigan Department of Human Services, Energy and Weatherization

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