Texas, the state capital, is known as “the heart of the oil, gas, and mining industries” and has been a key energy producer for decades.
The state’s population grew by over 20 million people in just the last decade, and it was home to the largest number of oil and gas workers in the nation.
With the arrival of fracking, which is a technique of extracting natural gas from shale formations in the United States, Texas is becoming a hotbed for energy production.
The boom has created many jobs in Texas, including as fracking operations have expanded to more locations, such as in the Barnett Shale, the deepest region in the US.
“We are now exporting oil and natural gas to Europe, Asia, Australia, and all over the world,” said Texas Secretary of State Ken Paxton in an interview with The Next WeNext website.
“And it’s going to be a major energy-rich area.”
The state is also a major source of cheap, reliable electricity.
The price of electricity has gone up nearly 50 percent since 2008, according to data compiled by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
“This is a very expensive resource, and the price of that resource is now being passed on to consumers,” said Rick Smith, CEO of the Austin Energy Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group that supports renewable energy.
Smith told The Next That Texas is “the energy capital of the United State” because of the high number of new and existing energy jobs.
Texas has become a hub for shale oil and the oil and oil-producing region of western Texas.
But some of the companies producing this energy are also major players in other sectors, including healthcare and agriculture.
Texas’ population has ballooned over the last 15 years, with more than 7 million people now living in the state, according the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“If you look at the state’s demographics and you look around Texas, you’re seeing an incredible boom in population growth,” Smith said.
The booming population is expected to continue for the next 20 years.
In Texas, there are nearly 100,000 oil and petroleum companies operating or expanding operations across the state.
Some of the largest are companies like Texas Gas & Oil, Texas-based TransCanada Corp., or Texas-focused Enron, according a recent report by the Houston Chronicle.
But a growing number of other companies have found ways to make money from oil and other energy sources.
According to the Texas Energy Commission, the average net earnings per job for the industry in 2015 was $4.1 million, up by about $1.4 million from the year before.
This is despite the fact that many of the jobs are temporary and require a high degree of education.
“In Texas, it’s not about a degree,” said Greg Riggs, vice president of government relations for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, which promotes public policy that helps Texas companies compete.
“It’s about being able to produce oil and being able sell it.”
It is not just companies that are profitable in Texas.
There are also thousands of community organizations that are making a profit off the energy boom.
According a 2015 study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, “In 2016, Texas had a population of 1.4 billion people.
The number of energy companies in the country grew from 10 to 17.”
The Texas Energy Project estimates that more than 90 percent of the energy companies are non-profit groups.
It has a staff of about 2,000 people.
One of the nonprofit organizations that is helping to grow the oil industry is the Austin Water Project.
The group provides drinking water to more than 2 million people and serves more than 40,000 households, according The Next Next WeTomorrow.
“I think that this is a way to help our citizens,” said Austin Water Director Mike Lohman.
Lohmann told The Future that he has noticed a boom in people starting to see the water coming out of their taps.
“A lot of people have noticed that there’s a difference,” Lohmen said.
“They’ve started to drink water and see that it’s a little different from a tap.”