America's oil and natural gas industry directly and indirectly supports 9.2 million American jobs—and the opportunities keep on coming. One out of every five new private jobs created between 2003 and 2011 was supported by oil and gas, paying an average wage that is over $12,000 more than the national average.
All across America, communities are experiencing unprecedented economic revivals stimulated by oil and gas. In Mansfield Pa., a local hardware store's sales increase tenfold. In Bismarck, Nd., unemployment drops to 3 percent—America's lowest. Want to hear more?