Study: West Texas Shale Region Supports 21,000 Jobs

Study: West Texas Shale Region Supports 21,000 Jobs

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development released a study last week that concludes that the oil and natural gas industry had a massive $14.5 billion impact in West Texas in 2012 – more specifically the burgeoning Cline Shale region. This included more than 21,000 jobs,…

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