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Wyoming   Wyoming Profile

State Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

Profile Overview

Quick Facts

  • Wyoming produces 12 times more energy than it consumes, and it is the third-biggest net energy supplier among the states, after Texas and Pennsylvania.
  • Wyoming has been the top coal-producing state since 1988, accounting for two-fifths of all coal mined in the United States in 2023. The state holds about one-third of U.S. coal reserves at producing mines.
  • Wyoming was the eighth-largest crude oil-producing state in the nation in 2023, accounting for 2% of U.S. total crude oil output. The state was the 10th-largest natural gas producer, and accounted for about 2% of U.S. marketed gas production.
  • Wyoming’s large energy-producing sector and small population help make the state have the fourth-highest per capita energy consumption and the second-most energy-intensive state economy, after Louisiana.
  • Wind power generation in Wyoming has more than doubled since 2019 and accounted for 21% of the state's total electricity net generation in 2023. The state had about 3,100 megawatts of wind power generating capacity at the end of 2023.

Last Updated: June 20, 2024

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