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  • Pennsylvania's marketed natural gas production, primarily from the Marcellus Shale, reached a record 7.1 trillion cubic feet in 2020, and the state is the nation's second-largest natural gas producer after Texas.
  • Pennsylvania is the third-largest coal-producing state in the nation after Wyoming and West Virginia, and it is the second-largest coal exporter to foreign markets after West Virginia.
  • In 2020, Pennsylvania ranked second in the nation after Illinois in electricity generation from nuclear power. However, natural gas generation surpassed nuclear generation in 2019 to provide the largest share of in-state electricity generation.
  • Over half of Pennsylvania households use natural gas as their primary home heating fuel, and the state's 49 underground gas storage sites--the most for any state--help meet regional heating demand in winter.
  • Pennsylvania is the third-largest net supplier of total energy to other states, after Wyoming and Texas.

Last Updated: October 21, 2021

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