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  • In 2020, Virginia ports handled two-fifths of the nation’s coal exports, the largest share handled by any state. The Port of Hampton Roads in the Norfolk Customs District is the nation's largest coal export center.
  • In 2020, natural gas accounted for 61% of Virginia's utility-scale electricity net generation, nuclear supplied 29%, renewables, mostly biomass, provided 6%, and coal fueled less than 4%.
  • Virginia’s Bath County Pumped Storage Station, with a net generating capacity of 3,003 megawatts, is the largest hydroelectric pumped storage facility in the world.
  • The PPL Pipeline (formerly Plantation Pipeline), one of the nation's largest petroleum products pipelines with a capacity of 720,000 barrels per day, delivers refined  products throughout the Southeast before reaching its final delivery point in northern Virginia.
  • In 2020, more than four-fifths of Virginia’s natural gas production was coalbed methane, and the state accounted for about one-tenth of the nation’s total coalbed methane production.

Last Updated: November 18, 2021

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