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  • The Utica Shale has contributed to the rapid increase in natural gas production in Ohio, which was more than 12 times greater in 2015 than 2011.
  • Ohio had the seventh largest crude oil refining capacity in the nation in 2015.
  • In August 2003, a transmission failure in Ohio led to the largest blackout in North American history, affecting more than 50 million people.
  • Coal fueled 59% of Ohio's net electricity generation in 2015,  natural gas contributed 23%, and nuclear energy accounted for another 14%. 
  • Ohio ranked seventh in the nation in 2013 in energy consumption by the industrial sector. Output from Ohio's factories accounted for 17% of the state's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, and contributed 4.7% to the total U.S. manufacturing GDP in 2014.

Last Updated: April 21, 2016

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Ohio, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 21
Total Energy per Capita 26
Total Energy 13
Crude Oil 14
Natural Gas 9
Coal 12
Electricity 9
Natural Gas 30
Electricity 24
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 5

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Today In Energy

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capacity of natural gas from Utica region
Nov 22, 2016

EIA produces new maps of the Utica Shale play
May 02, 2016

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Other Resources

Ohio Development Services Agency, Business, Advanced Energy and Efficiency Programs

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Ohio Development Services Agency, Individual Assistance Programs

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas Resources

Ohio Air Quality Development Authority - Energy Issues in Ohio


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