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  • Illinois is a key transportation hub for crude oil and natural gas moving throughout North America, with 8 crude oil pipelines, 8 petroleum product pipelines, 18 interstate natural gas pipelines, two natural gas market centers, and two petroleum ports.
  • Illinois leads the Midwest in crude oil refining capacity and ranked fourth in the nation as of January 2016.
  • In 2013, Illinois ranked second in the nation in recoverable coal reserves at producing mines.
  • With a production capacity exceeding 1.6 billion gallons per year, Illinois is the third largest producer of ethanol.
  • Illinois ranked first in the nation in 2016 in both generating capacity and net electricity generation from nuclear power. Generation from nuclear power plants in Illinois accounted for 12% of the nation’s nuclear power.

Last Updated: April 20, 2017

More Data & Analysis in Illinois

Illinois, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 25
Total Energy per Capita 37
Total Energy 9
Crude Oil 16
Natural Gas 25
Coal 4
Electricity 5
Natural Gas 31
Electricity 32
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 4

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Today In Energy

Nuclear plants account for more than half of electricity generation in Illinois
May 05, 2017

In 2015, U.S. coal production, consumption, and employment fell by more than 10%
Nov 10, 2016

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Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Energy and Recycling

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Home Weatherization

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Resource Management

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Utility Bill Assistance (LIHEAP)

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals


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