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Illinois State Profile and Energy Estimates – The Quick Facts


  • 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.


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration