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  • In 2016, Texas was the leading oil-producing state, producing more than one-third of the nation's crude oil.
  • As of January 2017, the 29 petroleum refineries in Texas were able to process more than 5.6 million barrels of crude oil per day and accounted for 30% of total U.S. refining capacity.
  • Texas accounted for more than 25% of U.S. marketed natural gas production in 2016, making it the leading natural gas producer among the states.
  • Texas leads the nation in wind-powered generation capacity with more than 21,450 megawatts; since 2014, Texas wind turbines have produced more electricity than both of the state's two nuclear power plants. 
  • Texas is the nation's largest producer of lignite coal. About 40% of the coal-fired power plants in Texas burn lignite for electricity generation.

Last Updated: January 18, 2018

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