Monday, April 9, 2012

Texas Energy Facts

Texas Quick Facts
  • Texas is the leading crude oil-producing State in the Nation (excluding Federal offshore areas, which produce more than any single State).
  • The State’s signature type of crude oil, known as West Texas Intermediate (WTI), remains the major benchmark of crude oil in the Americas.
  • Texas’s 27 petroleum refineries can process more than 4.7 million barrels of crude oil per day, and they account for more than one-fourth of total U.S. refining capacity.
  • Approximately three-tenths of total U.S. natural gas production occurs in Texas, making it the Nation’s leading natural gas producer.
  • Texas also leads the Nation in wind-powered generation capacity; there are over 2,000 wind turbines in West Texas alone.
  • Texas produces and consumes more electricity than any other State, and per capita residential use is significantly higher than the national average.

Texas Energy Map



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