American Energy = American Jobs
- In 2013, about 27% of America's energy was generated from natural gas.
Almost 90% of the natural gas consumed in the United States comes from the United States!
96% comes from North America.
- Domestic energy reduces our dependence on foreign oil and provides essential jobs to Americans.
- Nearly 3 million Americans work in jobs supported by the natural gas industry, according to a study by IHS Global. While many other industries experienced decreases in employment, overall natural gas industry employment has increased.
Virginia's natural gas industry provides direct, indirect and induced jobs for approximately 141,000 workers (according to an American Petroleum Institute study).
Where is natural gas produced in the United States?
Natural gas is produced in 37 states. In 2013, Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Wyoming were the top 5 producing states. In 2013, Virginia ranked 18th! To see the complete list of states, click here.