Few states in the nation rely on coal quite as much as Missouri does.
Missouri ranked No. 3 among U.S. states in terms of consumption of coal for electricity production in 2018. The state used close to 3.1 million tons of for that purpose, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The state ranks behind only Texas and Indiana in consumption for electricity production.
Missouri’s usage accounts for about 5.5 percent of the U.S. share of coal used for energy consumption.