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- Utah produced 1.8% of U.S. coal in 2014 and shipped 30% of that production out of the state, of which just over half was exported.
- Utah's five refineries process crude oil primarily from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Canada; the UNEV pipeline, opened in late 2011, was the first to connect Utah's refineries to Las Vegas, the largest city in Nevada.
- In 2015, coal produced less than 76% of Utah's net electricity generation and natural gas produced 19%; in 2005, coal produced 94% and natural gas, 3%. State planners expect the natural gas share to continue rising as older coal units are shut down.
- Utah had the ninth lowest average electricity prices in the nation in 2015.
- Utah has a voluntary goal of obtaining 20% of the state's 2025 adjusted retail electric sales from cost-effective eligible renewable energy resources; in 2015, 4.3% of utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable resources.
Last Updated: November 17, 2016
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