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A Map of America’s Energy Flow March 10, 2008

Posted by Daniel Downs in economy, energy, news.
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Leading Energy Producers & Consumers
Texas and Alaska each account for large shares of U.S. crude oil production, but even they are surpassed by the Federal offshore areas in the Gulf of Mexico and California, which produces roughly one-fourth of the U.S. total.
Texas has vast proved reserves of natural gas – about one-fourth of the Nation’s total and roughly twice as much as the proved reserves found in Wyoming, the State with the next highest amount.
Wyoming leads the Nation in coal production.
California generates more electricity from geothermal, solar, and wind energy sources than any other State, and Washington leads the Nation in hydroelectric power generation and in generation from all renewables (including hydroelectric) combined.
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.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, “State Energy Profiles,” March 06, 2006.

To see other national and state energy maps, go here.

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