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  • Utah accounts for 13 in every 100 barrels of crude oil produced in the Rocky Mountain region. The state's five oil refineries, all located in the Salt Lake City area, can process about 204,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day.
  • In 2021, 61% of Utah's electricity net generation came from coal-fired power plants, down from 75% in 2015. Over the same period, natural gas-fired generation increased from 20% to 24% and solar power grew from 0.2% to 10% of the state's total generation.
  • Utah has the fourth-highest number of producing oil and natural gas leases on federal lands, after Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado.
  • Utah has the nation’s only operating uranium ore mill, which processes uranium ore and radioactive wastes from other states, but there has been no active uranium mine production in Utah since 2012.
  • In 2021, Utah’s electric power sector became the state’s largest consumer of natural gas, surpassing the residential sector for the first time and accounting for one-third of the state’s natural gas use.

Last Updated: April 21, 2022

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