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  • The Utica Shale accounts for almost all of the rapid increase in Ohio's natural gas production, which was more than 28 times higher in 2018 than in 2012.
  • Ohio is the eighth-largest ethanol-producing state in the nation, supplying about 550 million gallons of the biofuel per year.
  • Ohio has the seventh-largest crude oil-refining capacity in the nation, and the state's four refineries can process nearly 600,000 barrels of oil per calendar day.
  • Ohio is the third-largest coal-consuming state in the nation after Texas and Indiana, and nearly 90% of the coal consumed in Ohio is used for electric power generation.
  • Ohio’s two nuclear power plants, located along Lake Erie, supplied about 15% of the state’s net generation in 2018.

Last Updated: May 16, 2019

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