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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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