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  • Wyoming produced about 40% of all coal mined in the United States in 2016, and accounted for about one-third of U.S. coal reserves.
  • The largest uranium mining operations in the United States are in Wyoming, and the state has nearly 60% of the U.S. operating capacity for producing uranium ore that fuels nuclear power plants.
  • Wyoming is one of the top 10 natural gas-producing states and two-thirds of that production occurs on federal lands.
  • Wind power has increased rapidly in Wyoming in the last 10 years and accounted for nearly 10% of the state's net electricity generation in 2016.
  • As the smallest state by population, Wyoming's total electricity demand is low, and about 60% of its generated electricity is sent to other states.

Last Updated: December 21, 2017

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