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Just How Sensitive is the Oklahoma Economy to the Energy Sector?

The short answer is that the Oklahoma economy remains VERY sensitive to oil and gas activity. A useful way to illustrate the link is to quantify the contribution of the oil and gas sector to overall state real GDP growth over time. In other words, what share of total state economic growth is traced directly [...]

By | 2018-06-14T17:50:59+00:00 June 14th, 2018|In the News, Pic of the Week|Comments Off on Just How Sensitive is the Oklahoma Economy to the Energy Sector?

Oklahoma: Energy Recession Finally Coming to an End?

The Oklahoma economy shed more than 25,000 jobs and state tax revenue dropped by about 10% in the oil and gas cycle of the past two years. So, is the recession that has weighed so heavily on the Oklahoma economy and the state budget finally coming to an end? Yes, it appears it is. Overall [...]

By | 2017-05-19T19:40:21+00:00 May 19th, 2017|In the News, Pic of the Week|Comments Off on Oklahoma: Energy Recession Finally Coming to an End?

Here is Why Janet Yellen Warned Us Again About Rising Rates

There seems to be tremendous speculation surrounding Janet Yellen's reminder to us all this week that the Fed intends to raise interest rates multiple times in 2017. But there really isn't much mystery as to why the Fed is suddenly more eager to normalize policy. It is all data driven, and the data suggest that [...]

By | 2017-02-17T14:43:21+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Here is Why Janet Yellen Warned Us Again About Rising Rates

Growing Oil and Gas Supply Contains Energy Costs for Oklahoma Consumers

Prior to the recent surge in oil and gas production, U.S. energy consumers were facing all-time high prices for petroleum-based products and natural gas. EIA forecasts continued to suggest that energy prices would likely climb even higher going forward. Instead, high prices provided a strong incentive to the domestic energy industry to find new oil [...]

By | 2016-10-14T11:42:47+00:00 October 14th, 2016|In the News, Pic of the Week, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Growing Oil and Gas Supply Contains Energy Costs for Oklahoma Consumers

Dallas is no longer an Energy Town, but Houston sure is…

The economic personalities of the Dallas and Houston metro areas are a bit Jekyll and Hyde at the moment. The Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area has added jobs at an increasing pace since the recession ended, reaching an astounding job growth rate of nearly 5% over the past 12 months. Dallas has largely ignored the collapse in the oil and [...]

By | 2016-04-18T19:04:58+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Graphic, Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dallas is no longer an Energy Town, but Houston sure is…