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  • Indiana is the sixth-largest ethanol producer in the nation. Its ethanol plants can produce about 1.2 billion gallons of fuel ethanol per year, about 7% of the nation’s total.
  • In 2020, Indiana ranked third in the nation in total coal consumption and coal consumption for electricity generation, after Texas and Missouri. Coal fueled 53% of Indiana's electricity net generation that year. 
  • In 2019, Indiana led the nation in steelmaking, an energy-intensive industry, and Indiana's industrial sector was the largest end-use energy consumer, accounting for 47% of the state's end-use energy consumption. 
  • Indiana's Whiting refinery, which can process about 435,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day, is the largest inland oil refinery in the nation. Only five U.S. refineries (three in Texas and two in Louisiana) can process more crude oil.
  • Wind power provided 7% of Indiana’s utility-scale electricity net generation in 2020, while solar, biomass, and  hydropower combined accounted for less than 2% of generation.

Last Updated: July 15, 2021

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