The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Energy and the States


The U.S. oil and natural gas industry provides energy security and economic benefits to our nation, supporting more than 9.8 million jobs and contributing $1.2 trillion in added value to the economy.

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Total statewide oil & natural gas jobs
Contribution to labor income
Value added to economy
Vendors in the supply chain
Average salary across all industries
Average salary for non-gas station oil and natural gas employees

1 PWC, “Economic Impacts of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on the US Economy in 2011,” July 2013.

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Data includes NAICS code 324 which may count some coal product manufacturing jobs.

3 API Vendor Survey Findings Report.

4 Ohio Shale, Quarterly Economic Trends for Ohio Oil and Gas Industries, April 2015.