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  • Utah’s annual crude oil production in 2017 increased for the first time in three years, and production during some months in 2018 was the highest in four years.
  • Utah's coal production increased in 2017 for the first time in three years, and about one-fifth of the state's coal output was exported to other countries.
  • In 2017, 70% of Utah's net electricity generation came from coal, down from 78% five years earlier and 82% in 2007. 
  • Almost half of Utah's renewable electricity generation came from solar resources in 2017, and the total amount of solar power was 25 times greater than in 2015.
  • Utah’s five oil refineries, all located in the Salt Lake City area, process nearly 200,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day, and receive oil mainly from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Canada.

Last Updated: January 17, 2019

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Utah, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 35
Total Energy per Capita 47
Total Energy 18
Crude Oil 10
Natural Gas 13
Coal 11
Electricity 34
Natural Gas 45
Electricity 48
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 33

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Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development

Utah Oil and Gas, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, Department of Natural Resources

State of Utah Public Service Commission

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Utah Department of Workforce Services, Housing & Community Development, Weatherization Assistance Program


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