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  • The 1,443-megawatt Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station in Post Gibson, Mississippi is the largest single-unit nuclear power reactor in the nation and the 5th-largest in the world.
  • As of early 2017, Mississippi's Pascagoula oil refinery was the nation's 9th-largest refinery, with a capacity of about 340,000 barrels of oil per day.
  • Mississippi is one of the few states with large underground salt caverns capable of storing natural gas, and the state holds almost 4% of total U.S. natural gas storage capacity.
  • During 2017, all 106 megawatts of new utility-scale generation capacity installed in Mississippi was solar powered.
  • Mississippi holds 4% of the nation's recoverable coal reserves at producing mines, and the state's coal production comes from lignite deposits, which is a softer coal with a lower energy density and higher moisture content.

Last Updated: May 17, 2018

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