Oklahoma ranks third in the nation in natural gas production.
Oklahoma ranks fifth in the nation in crude oil production.
• One in six jobs in Oklahoma are directly or indirectly supported by the oil and natural gas industry.
• Annual operations from Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry generate $1 out of every $5 in gross state product.
• Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas producers paid $331 million to local school districts in 2015, in addition to nearly $150 million to student aid, higher education capital and common education technology funds.
• $61 million in production taxes were directly apportioned back to county roads and highways.
• More than a dozen of the 100 largest natural gas fields in America are located in Oklahoma, including the SCOOP & STACK
• Oklahoma has five petroleum refineries with a combined capacity of more than 500,000 barrels per day – that’s roughly 3 percent of the total U.S. capacity.
• The oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners supporting the OERB have voluntarily contributed almost $100 million to restore more than 15,000 abandoned well sites across Oklahoma.
• Approximately three-fifths of Oklahoma households use natural gas as their primary energy source for home heating.
• Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas producers have given more than $1.75 million in OERB Petroleum Scholarships, supporting hundreds of Oklahoma college students majoring in petroleum-related fields.
• The direct economic influence of Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas sector in 2016 is estimated to be: 114,762 full and part-time jobs (wage, salary and proprietor employment) and $20.4 billion in gross state product.
• The average Oklahoma oil and natural gas worker makes more than $94,000 a year.
2017 Economic Impact and Jobs Report