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Texas: Leader in gas, oil, and electricity production

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Texas, is always at the forefront of the country in oil, and gas production, and now leads the way in electricity generation. According to information from the State Comptroller's Office, the Lone Star state is the largest consumer of energy in the country, but only 60% of what it produces is consumed.


Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, stated in the release, "Good for Texas Tour: Energy Edition," that Texas's energy industry employs almost 1 million people, and in 2021 alone, contributed more than $100 billion to the state's Gross Domestic Product.


It was also reported that the state produced 27 percent of all US gas and 26 percent of the nation's wind power generation in 2022, the highest amount nationwide. Texas is making steady strides in the energy world. The economic growth it has experienced in recent years has been driven by constant investment in the energy sector.


Texas has 32 oil refineries, more than any other state. Combined, they produce over 5.9 million barrels of crude oil daily, representing 32 percent of the United States' refining capacity.


Who produces energy after Texas?

Pennsylvania takes a distant second place, followed by Wyoming, New Mexico, and West Virginia.


Texas: Leader in gas, oil, and now electricity production in the United States.
Texas: Leader in gas, oil, and now electricity production in the United States.


Texas Oil and Gas Production


Meanwhile, the RRC Texas reported that crude oil and natural gas production at the state and county level for June 2023 came from 164,826 oil wells and 87,414 gas wells. The crude oil production reported by the RRC pertains only to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate.


State production for June 2023 is as follows: *These are preliminary figures based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.


Preliminary Total Volume:

Crude oil: 109,053,025 BBLS (barrels)

Natural Gas: 904,389,540 mcf (thousand cubic feet).



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