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  • Texas was the leading crude oil-producing state in the nation in 2015 and exceeded production levels even from the federal offshore areas. 
  • As of January 2016, the 29 petroleum refineries in Texas had a capacity of over 5.4 million barrels of crude oil per day and accounted for 30% of total U.S. refining capacity.
  • Texas accounted for over 27% of U.S. marketed natural gas production in 2015, making it the leading natural gas producer among the states.
  • Texas leads the nation in wind-powered generation capacity with more than 18,500 megawatts; in 2014 and 2015, Texas wind turbines produced more electricity than the state's two nuclear plants. 
  • Texas is the nation's largest producer of lignite coal. About 40% of the coal burned for electricity generation in Texas is lignite.

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

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Texas, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 6
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 5
Production
Total Energy 1
Crude Oil 1
Natural Gas 1
Coal 7
Electricity 1
Prices
Natural Gas 22
Electricity 32
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 1

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State Energy Conservation Office

Public Utility Commission of Texas

The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program

EIA Gulf of Mexico Fact Sheet

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