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Texas Tops Business Survey


“For the seventh year in a row, chief executives rate Texas as the No. 1 state in which to do business and California as the worst, according to a report Thursday.”

Off the Grid in the West Texas Desert – Slide Show


Austin home prices up 4.1%

The median home price in the Austin area increased 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter last year to about $190,300, the National Association of Realtors reported this week.

EIA – U.S. States – Texas State Energy Profile


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Texas Quick Facts


Texas is the leading crude oil-producing State in the Nation (excluding Federal offshore areas, which produce more than any single State).

The State’s signature type of crude oil, known as West Texas Intermediate (WTI), remains the major benchmark of crude oil in the Americas.

Texas’s 27 petroleum refineries can process more than 4.7 million barrels of crude oil per day, and they account for more than one-fourth of total U.S. refining capacity.

Approximately three-tenths of total U.S. natural gas production occurs in Texas, making it the Nation’s leading natural gas producer.

Texas also leads the Nation in wind-powered generation capacity; there are over 2,000 wind turbines in West Texas alone.

Texas produces and consumes more electricity than any other State, and per capita residential use is significantly higher than the national average.