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.

Energy Tomorrow is a project of the American Petroleum Institute – the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry – speaking for the industry to the public, Congress and the Executive Branch, state governments and the media.