It also offers a series of State energy highlights:
- Crude Oil Production: Texas and Alaska each account for large shares of U.S. crude oil production, but Federal offshore areas in the Gulf of Mexico and California together produce roughly one quarter of the U.S. total, which surpasses the individual shares of Texas and Alaska.
- Crude Oil Distillation Capacity: Texas, Louisiana, and California together account for over half of the Nation’s operating crude oil distillation capacity with Texas alone possessing over one quarter of the Nation’s capacity.
- Natural Gas Reserves: Texas has vast proved reserves of natural gas – close to one-third of the Nation’s total and more than twice as much as Wyoming, the State with the next highest amount of proved reserves.
- Coal Production: Wyoming leads the Nation in coal production; it typically produces more coal than the next four top coal producers – West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Montana – combined.
- Renewable Energy Generation: California generates more electricity from geothermal, solar, and wind energy sources combined than any other State. Washington leads the Nation in hydroelectric power generation and in total renewable energy generation.
- Fuel Ethanol Production: Iowa leads the Nation in fuel ethanol production capacity. Together with Illinois and Nebraska, these North Central States account for almost half of the Nation’s total fuel ethanol production capacity.
- Nuclear Power Generation: Illinois and Pennsylvania rely to a great extent on nuclear power for electricity generation and, together, they account for approximately one-fifth of the Nation’s nuclear power generation.
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