Texas Oil and Gas BY THE NUMBERS

40% of all U. S. oil and gas jobs or 411,600 workers are in oil and gas jobs and 4.4% of Texas jobs in this industry.  Every one of Texas’ 36 congressional districts, 150 House districts and 31 Senate districts include counties where people are employed in the oil and gas industry or 95% of Texas counties are producers.  The Rainy Day Fund is almost entirely supported by this industry, which helps support public education, water and road infrastructure projects and disaster recovery, etc.  The State of Texas is the TOP PRODUCER OF OIL & GAS IN THE NATION.  In Texas there are currently 2.5 million royalty owners in the state.