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The West Texas region is blessed with an abundance of natural resources; home to everything from oil and gas, to wind, to solar. Energy production continues to grow across the Permian Basin and beyond, even in the face of price declines and a tightening regulatory climate. The state of Texas has been, and will continue to be, a leader in energy production. We lead the nation in crude oil reserves and production. The West Texas Intermediate crude oil also serves as a benchmark for pricing oil in North America.
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View our state’s energy profile to see additional data on energy production in Texas. Want more information on energy in the United States? You can track current energy prices or check out this handy mapping system produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Just enter your home or work address to view the types of energy around you!

Ever wondered how we use energy here in the United States? This flowchart produced by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory illustrates what types of energy, how much, and in what sector they are consumed.

To learn more about specific types of energy production prevalent in West Texas, visit our pages on wind energy, oil/gas production, and solar energy.

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