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  • In 2019, Kansas accounted for about 1% of both U.S. proved crude oil reserves and U.S. total oil production, and the state's three petroleum refineries account for 2% of U.S. refining capacity and can process a combined 394,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day.
  • Kansas is one of the top 10 ethanol-producing states, and its ethanol plants have a combined production capacity of about 539 million gallons a year.
  • In 2019, wind energy surpassed coal for the first time as the largest share of electricity in Kansas. Wind power increased to 41% of generation and coal fell to 33%, giving Kansas the second-highest share of wind power generation after Iowa.
  • The coal-fired Jeffrey Energy Center generation station is Kansas' largest power plant by both capacity (almost 2,200 megawatts) and actual generation (about 9.5 million megawatthours) annually.
  • Kansas consumes more natural gas than it produces, and the state has 16 natural gas underground storage fields that equal about 3% of U.S. storage capacity.

Last Updated: April 16, 2020

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