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  • Texas is the leading U.S. producer of both crude oil and natural gas. In 2017, the state accounted for 37% of the nation's crude oil production and 24% of its marketed natural gas production.
  • As of January 2018, the 29 petroleum refineries in Texas were able to process more than 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day and accounted for 31% of the nation's refining capacity.
  • Texas leads the nation in wind-powered generation and produced one-fourth of all the U.S. wind powered electricity in 2017. Texas wind turbines have produced more electricity than both of the state's nuclear power plants since 2014. 
  • Texas produces more electricity than any other state, generating almost twice as much as Florida, the second-highest electricity-producing state.
  • Texas is the largest energy-producing state and the largest energy-consuming state in the nation. The industrial sector, including its refineries  and petrochemical plants, accounts for half of the energy consumed in the state.

Last Updated: February 21, 2019

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