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- West Virginia ranked fourth among the states in total energy production in 2013, producing 4.6% of the nation's total.
- In 2014, West Virginia was the largest coal producer east of the Mississippi River and the second largest in the nation after Wyoming; the state accounted for 11% of the U.S. total coal production that year.
- In 2014, almost half (50 million short tons) of the coal that was mined in West Virginia was shipped to other states, and almost one-third (34 million short tons) was exported to foreign countries.
- Coal-fired electric power plants accounted for 94% of West Virginia's net electricity generation in 2015, natural gas contributed 1.8%, and renewable energy resources—primarily hydroelectric power and wind energy—contributed 3.7%.
- In 2015, West Virginia was the eighth-largest natural gas-producing state in the nation, with more than 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas production.
Last Updated: July 21, 2016
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