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Pic-of-the-Week: The Energy States are Flying High – Almost Like 1982? (11/24/2014)

The Energy States are Flying High – Almost Like 1982? The ongoing resurgence in the oil and gas industry is once again driving overall activity in the key energy-producing states. Our pic-of-the-week details the share of total state earnings derived from the oil and gas industry. Oklahoma currently leads the way with 12.7% of total state earnings derived from the sector. Remarkably, the massive state of Texas

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Pic-of-the-Week: Why Oil & Gas Matters So Much in Oklahoma (05/12/2014)

OK Oil and Gas Earnings Share Near Oil-Boom High in Early 1980s – The economic role played by the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma has returned to near levels last seen in the Oil-Boom days more than three decades ago. Remarkably, earnings across the mining industry now total $15.8 billion, or 13.7% of all earnings statewide. And as the graphic shows, the tiny utilities sector is the only major industry sector within shouting distance of mining based on average earnings per worker.

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