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  • The Utica Shale has contributed to the rapid increase in natural gas production in Ohio, which was almost 19 times greater in 2016 than 2011.
  • Ohio is the eighth-largest ethanol-producing state in the nation and its ethanol plants produce more than 550 million gallons of ethanol per year.
  • Ohio had the seventh-largest crude oil-refining capacity in the nation in 2016.
  • Coal fueled 58% of Ohio's net electricity generation in 2015,  natural gas fueled 24%, and nuclear energy accounted for another 14%.
  • Wind provides the largest share (48%) of Ohio's electricity generation from renewable resources, and net generation from wind has increased substantially since construction of Ohio’s first utility-scale wind farm was completed in Bowling Green in 2004.

Last Updated: May 18, 2017

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