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  • Oil production in Utah tripled from 2003 to 2014 and, although it then declined as crude oil prices fell, production in 2016 was still more than twice what it had been in 2003.
  • Utah accounted for 1.6% of U.S. coal production in 2015 and shipped about one-fifth of its production to other states and countries. 
  • Coal and natural gas produced more than 90% of Utah's net electricity generation in 2016, but coal's share declined from 94% in 2005 to 69% in 2016, while the share from natural gas rose from 3% to 23%.
  • About one-third of Utah's renewable electricity generation came from solar resources, more than from any other renewable resource.
  • Utah has a voluntary goal of obtaining 20% of the state's 2025 adjusted retail electric sales from renewable energy resources; in 2016, 8% of Utah's utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable resources.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

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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 10
Electricity 34
Natural Gas 47
Electricity 44
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 31

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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

Public Service Commission of Utah

Utah Trust Lands Administration

Utah Department of Workforce Services, Weatherization Assistance Program


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