Texas tops nation in energy creation and use, but who knew coal was on the rise here?
Texas is the nation’s largest — and one of the world’s top — oil producers. A result is that Texas also leads the nation in energy consumption by a wide margin.
Texas uses a little more energy than California in the commercial, residential and transportation sectors. In the industrial sector, Texas uses more than double the energy of number two Louisiana.
Both states dominate the oil reﬁning and chemical industries.
Meanwhile, Texas has expanded its electric distribution system to account for growth and an evolving mix of electricity generation.