West Virginia typically generates more electricity than it consumes, and is a national leader in net interstate sales of electricity. Coal-fired power plants account for nearly all of the state's electricity generation.
The industrial sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in West Virginia. The state is a global hub for chemical manufacturers and a national hub for the biotech industry.
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Recently became the first state to repeal its alternative and renewable energy portfolio standard.
One of the few states that allows the statewide use of conventional motor gasoline.
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees are $400. Compliance bonds begin at $5,000 a well.
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