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  • The Rockies Express Pipeline (REX), originally built to supply western natural gas to the East Coast, is now bidirectional between its Missouri hub and Ohio and can deliver natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shales to the Midwest.
  • Missouri was the first state west of the Mississippi River to produce coal commercially.
  • Coal fueled 83% of Missouri’s net electricity generation in 2014, 78% in 2015, and 77% in 2016.
  • Missouri's one nuclear power plant, Callaway Nuclear Generating Station, contributed 12% of the state's net electricity generation in 2016.
  • Renewable energy resources accounted for 3.4% of Missouri's net electricity generation in 2016; most of that generation came from conventional hydroelectric power, solar, and wind.
  • Missouri, with nine operating biodiesel plants and a tenth under construction, is the third largest producer of biodiesel among the states.

Last Updated: March 16, 2017

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