Mississippi has considerable energy infrastructure, including three large oil refineries that account for about 2% of the nation's total capacity.
Chevron's Pascagoula refinery is one of the nation's largest. It supplies motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and other petroleum products, which are marketed throughout the Southeastern United States and in Central and South America.
Three-fifths of the Mississippi's electricity generation is fueled by natural gas. Demand for electricity is especially high during the hot summer months because of air conditioning usage.
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Unlike most other states, Mississippi does not have a renewable portfolio standard, and renewable resources are not a significant part of the state's energy supply mix.
Does not require motor gasoline to be blended with an oxygenate like ethanol to limit ground-level ozone formation.
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Compliance bonds are not less than $10,000.
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