The #1 State for Energy Production
From wind to oil to natural gas, Texas leads the nation in producing energy as it pursues renewable sources.
Texas has dominated the energy sector since the discovery of the Spindletop Oilfield in 1901, growing into a $172 billion sector today. The state’s geography and natural resources, transportation infrastructure, skilled labor force and environmental research capabilities attract industry leaders from ExxonMobil’s headquarters to BP’s largest employee base in the world. Public and private leaders in the state are pushing the possibilities within renewable energy, evidenced by the more than 55,600 highly skilled clean energy workers found in Texas.
#1 in the Nation for Oil
Leading the U.S. in both crude oil production and refining, with the capacity to process 5.1 million barrels of crude oil a day, Texas accounts for over 28% of the country’s total refining capacity.
...And Not Only Oil
In addition to its top ranking for oil production, Texas is #1 in the U.S. for natural gas production, electricity production, wind energy capacity, biodiesel production and solar potential.
An Independent Grid
As the only state with its own grid, Texas' electrical transmissions and new energy development are free from federal regulation.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Texas is a major nuclear power generating state, with almost 5,000 megawatts of installed nuclear power.
Harnessing the Wind
Texas’ wind industry leads the nation in installed wind capacity and is responsible for nearly 10,000 manufacturing, headquarters, construction and maintenance and support jobs in the state.
The energy sector has long played a crucial role in Texas' economy by creating jobs and contributing to exports.
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