We are pleased to announce the Ten Things You Should Know About Texas Energy. Each week for the remainder of the 83rd Legislative Session, we will send you a different fact about Texas Energy. As the session progresses, be on the look out for more updates and the rest of the facts! TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEXAS ENERGY
2. Texas Is America's Top Energy Producing & Manufacturing State
Texas is the largest energy producing state in America. Texas generates more than half of the United States' total domestic production of oil and natural gas and has the 7th largest coal reserves in the nation. Our 26 petroleum refineries account for more than one-fourth of all U.S. refining capacity. Texas is the largest chemical producer in the country, with more than 200 chemical plants. Texas also leads the nation in manufactured exports, which comprise 93 percent of all Texas exports.
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Balanced Energy for Texas is a statewide coalition of energy consumers, producers, and providers committed to supporting policies that preserve and promote our state's leading role in energy and economic development.
We believe that energy is the backbone of Texas' economy and that economic prosperity is contingent upon the adoption of sensible policies that maximize the use of our state's abundant, diverse and affordable energy portfolio, specifically oil, natural gas and coal. This balanced portfolio, based on free market principles and a sound regulatory framework, is critical to Texas' continued profitability, competitiveness and economic success.
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