Arkansas Nuclear One—a two-unit pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant in Russellville—typically generates between one-fifth and one-fourth of the state's electricity. The facility is the only nuclear power plant in Arkansas.
Arkansas is one of the top 10 natural gas producers in the nation. The Fayetteville Shale—an unconventional natural gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin—accounts for nearly all of the state's natural gas production.
Several major natural gas pipelines from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma pass through Arkansas on the way to markets in the Midwest and Northeast.
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Unlike most other states, does not have a renewable portfolio standard.
Requires the use of motor gasoline with a reduced volatility during the summer months in the Birmingham area (i.e., Jefferson and Shelby counties).
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees are $300 (with an additional $150 for coalbed methane gas wells), and compliance bonds begin at $5,000 for onshore and coalbed wells and $100,000 for offshore wells.
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