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  • In 2016, North Dakota was the second-largest crude oil-producing state in the nation and accounted for 12% of total U.S. crude oil production, including oil produced in federal offshore areas.
  • In 2016, North Dakota had 6% of the nation’s recoverable coal reserves at producing mines and accounted for 4% of U.S. coal production.
  • North Dakota’s total energy production is six times greater than its energy consumption.
  • In 2017, two-thirds of North Dakota's net electricity generation came from coal, more than one-fourth came from wind energy, and 5% came from conventional hydroelectric power.
  • North Dakota has abundant wind resources. In 2016, the state ranked 9th in the nation in utility-scale generation and 11th in installed capacity. In 2017, North Dakota was 5th in the nation in the share of electricity generated from wind.

Last Updated: February 15, 2018

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