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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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