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  • Utah accounts for 1 in every 10 barrels of crude oil produced in the Rocky Mountain region. The state's five oil refineries, all located in the Salt Lake City area, can process nearly 200,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day.
  • In 2020, 61% of Utah's electricity net generation came from coal-fired power plants, down from 75% five years earlier, while natural gas-fired and solar power generation increased.
  • Utah's per capita energy consumption in the residential sector is the third-lowest among the states, after Hawaii and California.
  • Utah has the nation’s only operating uranium ore mill, which processes uranium ore from mines in other states, as there has been no active uranium mine production in Utah since late 2012.
  • In 2019, Utah consumed more natural gas than it produced in dry natural gas for the first time since 1991.

Last Updated: March 18, 2021

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