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  • An interruption in operations at the 1,443-megawatt Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, the nation's largest single-unit nuclear power plant, resulted in a 50% drop in Mississippi's nuclear power generation between 2015 and 2016.
  • As of January 2016, Mississippi's Pascagoula oil refinery was the nation's 11th-largest refinery by operating capacity; it can process about 330,000 barrels of oil per calendar day.
  • Because of changing market conditions, plans are being pursued to add liquefaction and export capabilities to the Gulf Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • Mississippi’s one ethanol plant can produce 54 million gallons of biofuel annually, equal to 0.34% of total U.S. ethanol production capacity.
  • Mississippi generated nearly 2.4% of its electricity from renewable energy resources during 2016, and biomass accounted for almost all the state's utility-scale renewable electricity generation.

Last Updated: May 18, 2017

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Mississippi, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 14
Total Energy per Capita 11
Total Energy 35
Crude Oil 14
Natural Gas 20
Coal 18
Electricity 24
Natural Gas 28
Electricity 42
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 32

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Today In Energy

EIA improves state-level monthly oil production estimates with up to 10 years of revisions
Oct 09, 2012

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Mississippi Public Service Commission

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