Energy Sources in Texas
Texas is the US leader in producing crude oil. In fact, Texas produces more oil than the nation’s offshore oil plants. In 2016, Texas was producing more than 5.4 million barrels of crude oil each day. However, crude oil isn’t the only source of energy Texas produces. In 2015, they were also the leading producer of natural gas producing 27% of the nation’s total natural gas. Texas also leads the nation in wind energy production and lignite coal production. For more information on Texas energy sources, see the graph below.
Sources for Texas
Texas produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Texas leads the nation in producing crude oil, natural gas, and overall energy production
- Texas has 29 oil refineries that can produce over 5 million barrels of crude oil per day
- TX leads the nation in natural gas production and hold 25% of all the natural gas reserves in the US
- A rapidly growing wind energy initiative in TX has resulted in in 18,500 mW of installed capacity
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