Posted September 24, 2014
Where the U.S. Gets Its Domestic Oil and Natural Gas, in Two Maps
The Washington Post: The crude oil boom in the western United States has changed the way states do business. North Dakota is growing so rapidly that the legislature is considering returning to special session to make big investments in new infrastructure. Wyoming now receives more than half its tax dollars from oil and gas companies paying to extract fuel. And big parts of Colorado, California, Texas, Oklahoma and a handful of other states increasingly rely on the energy industry for jobs.
Domestic production peaked in 1986, at 283 million barrels per month, according to the Energy Information Administration. In September 2005, domestic production hit a nadir of just 126 million barrels a month. In the last decade, technological advances, including the increasing production from hydraulic fracturing, has reversed that 20-year decline in crude oil production.
Today, production is back up to 256 million barrels a month, according to the latest EIA figures.
Read more: http://wapo.st/1ohHGMN
More industry news:
EIA Official: Oil Would Cost $150 Per Barrel Without U.S. Production: http://bit.ly/1sqTZ0l
Alaska’s Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline: http://on.wsj.com/1raNu0t
Pittsburgh Technical Institute Preparing Students for Oil and Natural Gas Jobs: http://cbsloc.al/1vdkCDM
Eagle Ford Booms to the Tune of $87 Billion: http://bit.ly/1rk5dQu
More Natural Gas Capacity Planned for North Dakota, Wyoming: http://bit.ly/Y8zrvI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.