The oil and natural gas industry created more than 162,000 jobs from 2007 to 2012 in drilling, extraction and support services, according to a report by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.

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Texas now produces more than 74 million barrels of crude a month, about a third of all US production.



Just imagine what it would be like if the gubmint just got the h*** out of the way.


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