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 Departmentís Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.


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.